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The Umstead Hotel and Spa

#2 of 22 Hotels in Cary
Certificate of Excellence
100 Woodland Pond Drive, Cary, NC 27513
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Asheville, NC
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96 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The hotel itself is very modern, clean, and tastefully decorated with plush fabrics, local modern art, and fresh exotic flowers, but despite the lovely fittings, the service was less than 5 star. For example, we sat on the patio of the bar for an entire hour before any server approached us to take our drink order. Also, at lunch, my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff in concert with thoughtful design details by utilizing natural light with access to nature makes the Umstead a rare travel gem. You can rest, relax and be engaged, quiet thanks to thoughtful selections of what others value engineer. There are very few hotels in the world that deliver this type of experience all the way from your arrival... More 

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Providence, RI
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14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've stayed here several times and also use the spa frequently. Simply put - it is one of my "happy" places. The service is exceptional, the food is excellent, and the facilities are fantastic. It is a sweet, special hotel and spa that I enjoy every time!

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The_Umstead_Hotel, General Manager at The Umstead Hotel and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for making The Umstead Hotel and Spa your “happy” place when visiting the Triangle area. We appreciate your recognition of our quality facility and staff. I am happy to hear of your positive experience with our property and we hope your travels find you back to us soon! With Best Regards, Jim Beley More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Celebrated anniversary at this property. The attention to detail is superb. Our room was spectacular and the hotel provided us an amenity to celebrate our anniversary. A half bottle of Italian Prosecco and some chocolate. The property is stunning and the staff is warm and extremely accommodating. I highly recommend this property.

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The_Umstead_Hotel, General Manager at The Umstead Hotel and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for staying at The Umstead Hotel and Spa to celebrate your anniversary! I am so glad you found your guest accommodations and the setting to be exceptional and that the customer service you experienced was top notch! We look forward to the opportunity to serve you again in the future. With Best Regards, Jim Beley More 

Danbury, Connecticut
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26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed two night for a work seminar and this is by far the best hotel I have stayed in. The attention to detail at every turn is very impressive! The staff was very professional and accommodating. The room was gorgeous and very high tech with features to turn off all energy once you leave the room. The bathroom had... More 

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KidsOnTheRoad
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36 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed one night with our children as we had an extra day before flying out of Raleigh. It is a nice property; very relaxing and peaceful; with a nice pool and friendly service... much, much nicer than your average near-the-airport hotel (5 min drive from RDUl. I think the receptionist gave us a bit of an upgrade -- our... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm from the Raleigh area so I have heard how wonderful The Umstead is for years. My husband and I stayed here on our wedding night and were very pleased. Unfortunately, we were wiped out from the wedding so I'm not sure we were able to enjoy it to it's full extent. The hotel left chocolate strawberries and champagne for... More 

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Oak Park, Illinois, United States
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything related to this hotel was wonderful. The staff, hotel amenities, room and room terrace and spa exceeded our expectations. It's located a short drive from the airport so it's very conveniently located. We stayed 3 day and wish it was longer. This hotel is great for a romantic get away or for a business trip. It's really well designed!... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

stayed after a concert and the sound proof room and black out curtains were much appreciated, as was the spa, gorgeous grounds, pool. Great pre-outing dinner and drinks at Herons. Will stay again nest time I'm in the area.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A friend of mine and I stayed here for one night - we met halfway between our respective homes. We were certainly expecting our stay to be nice, but it was outstanding. We were able to get lounge chairs by the pool and had a great lunch and a few drinks. The server was very attentive, always ensuring we had... More 

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