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The Umstead Hotel and Spa

100 Woodland Pond Drive, Cary, NC 27513
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Ranked #1 of 22 hotels in Cary
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Maumee, Ohio, United States
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121 reviews 121 reviews
30 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We spent 2 nights here on a leisurely trip from Ohio to the shore in NC. This is a high quality stay and worth the premium rate for the considerable step up from national brands. A very tranquil setting back in the woods and with a nice pond/lake and walking path. Room and service were first rate. The whole family... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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97 reviews 97 reviews
27 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I enjoyed this beautiful hotel located near Raleigh/Durham. It's about 10 minutes from the airport, nestled in Cary, North Carolina. The first part of our stay was for business. Check-in was flawless. We were even offered escort to our room, a nice touch. Nathanael had our luggage in our room by the time we arrived. We also... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have stayed at The Umstead at least 10 times in the past couple of years, always on business. It is truly a 5-star hotel. The service is impecable. The moment you enter the hotel, you are greeted by your name with many to assist you. The rooms are a good size and offer a tremendously comfortable bed and a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful hotel. Great service. There are a few things that I did not like to give it five stars. Food is very expensive and too "creative". I love creative food but it should also be tasty. I did not find any good and healthy salad and appetizer. Main course isn't impressive either. We were also promised by American Express a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our girls get away. It was a nice stay. The rooms were very nice spacious and comfortable. The bed felt like heaven. The spa was nice, I enjoyed the amenities. The staff was very nice. It was a little noises for a fancy hotel. Overall it was a nice stay.

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Greenlawn, New York
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15 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My business colleague suggested I stay here for a business trip. I am so happy she recommended this. A beautiful property, very exquisite rooms, and the restaurant was wonderful. Service is 5 star quality. I am going to return for a non-business purpose some day. Do not miss this if you are in Raleigh area.

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

Dear Guest, I would personally be delighted to welcome you back! Often our business guests decide that returning as a leisure guest is a must to explore the dining, spa and amenities we offer. I hope you are able to visit us again soon. With best regards, Jim Beley More

Berkeley, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the nicest hotels I have stayed in. It came as a surprise because I was on a business trip and did not expect this level of elegance and comfort in a suburban office park type setting fairly close to the RDU airport. But everything about this hotel struck me as top notch, from the entry way... More

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

Dear Guest, I enjoyed reading your surprise and delight with The Umstead Hotel and Spa. We pride ourselves in being a beacon of comfort and hospitality. I hope the next time you stay with us you'll have time to explore the spa and more of our amenities. We look forward to welcoming you back! With best regards, Jim Beley More

London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful hotel and grounds, attentive and helpful staff - wonderful event! Everything went smoothly and a grand time was had by all. Thanks very much for providing the ideal venue and helping make a successful event.

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

Dear Guest, Congratulations on your recent wedding! Thank you for selecting The Umstead Hotel and Spa as your venue for your big event. I am delighted to learn that your special day went smooth. We hope to welcome you back for future anniversaries! With best regards, Jim Beley More

Cary, North Carolina, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had our wedding here recently and it was absolutely perfect. The staff (everyone) was phenomenal. Everyone was down to earth and made me feel so comfortable. Kelley Ann (the wedding coordinator) ran our wedding perfectly and answered my Dad's questions promptly. Their pricing for the event was reasonable and you absolutely got your money's worth - the food is... More

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

Dear Guest, Congratulations on your recent wedding! Thank you for selecting The Umstead Hotel and Spa as your venue for your big event. I value your positive feedback immensely. Our team prides themselves in taking great care of our guests and I'm delighted to learn we exceeded your expectations. We hope to welcome you back for future anniversaries! With best... More

Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We use The Umstead for many Study Club and office meetings throughout the year. The staff and facilities are wonderful. The food is always amazing. We have been meeting here for the past three years and will continue to book for years to come.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience from the perspective of a meeting planner and attendee. It is a part of our business that we invest a lot of energy into. I am proud that we have earned your business and we look forward to serving you in the future. With best regards, Jim Beley More

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Address: 100 Woodland Pond Drive, Cary, NC 27513
Location: United States > North Carolina > Cary
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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Amenities

Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#1 Business Hotel in Cary #1 Family Hotel in Cary #1 Romantic Hotel in Cary
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled lakeside on 12 acres of beautiful grounds in Cary, N.C., The Umstead Hotel and Spa is a calming retreat and luxury destination. The Umstead features 150 oversized guest rooms, elegant furnishings and signature amenities. The Umstead welcomes and inspires guests to find comfort, tranquility and indulgence in the meticulously landscaped property, as well as the plush Umstead Spa and contemporary American cuisine of Executive Chef Scott Crawford at its signature restaurant, Herons. Independently owned and operated since opening in 2007, The Umstead Hotel and Spa is North Carolina’s first full-service hotel to receive the coveted AAA Five Diamond Award and is a Forbes Five Star rated property and member of Leading Hotels of the World. ... more   less 
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