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The Umstead Hotel and Spa

100 Woodland Pond Drive, Cary, NC 27513
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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kings mountain, nc
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Umstead is a hidden retreat located in Cary, NC. The minute you enter the Umstead, you are treated with style, grace, and opulence. The lobby is inviting, as well as the registration staff, the art, furnishings, and aroma are soothing. Checking in was effortless. We had a room on the lake side of the property. The room was perfect....turn... More

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Cary, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Staying here is a truly exceptional experience. The rooms are spacious and no comfort has been spared. Furnishings are high end. The surroundings are tranquil and relaxed. The best part, as you would expect in a facility of this level, is the perfect service and attention from the hotel staff. They are there for any needs, but not in the... More

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San Francisco
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wow. Just wow. This place is amazing in terms of service, rooms and amenities. Bar food & drinks were amazing. I was on business so no time for spa treatments but enjoyed outdoor current pool and swimming pool. It was gorgeous to float and look at trees. Except for the Peninsula hotel, this is by far the best service in... More

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Leawood, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Umstead is a rare experience in the world of truly exceptional service, amenities and choices. The design and offerings whether in the lobby, room , spa and access to the walking path all offer a distinct understanding of reducing stress and enhancing wellbeing. The bedding -Sterns and Foster, fixtures and lighting all work well in concert to deliver a... More

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Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Umstead is one of those places where all staff believe in 5-star performance. Everyone is there to make your stay flawless from the minute you pull onto the grounds until you leave. We have stayed, spaed, eaten partied, attended weddings, New Years Eve, drank at the bar with The Eagles and other famous and near famous, and have always... More

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Crofton, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is now the second time I have stayed at the resort in a matter of two months. The Umstead is what I seek for feeling a sense of renewal, clearing your mind and retaining that peacefulness you so badly desire when taking a break from reality. Although the resort exceeds my expecations from the spa to the dining to... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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68 reviews 68 reviews
11 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have to chime in with all the other reviewers and say the Umstead is absolutely remarkable in every way. Our room/balcony, overlooked the lake - perhaps they all do. The halls are so quiet, doors really fit tight. The room was more than adequately spacious, immaculate and decorated with the idea of serenity. We only had one night so... More

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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time here. Celebrating my 40th birthday with friends. We were all from the area, but felt as if we were far away and hard to believe just a few miles from home. Come here to spoil yourself with the fabulous spa, luxury service, beautiful grounds, amenities and food. Rooms are large and cozy. Robes and slippers in rooms invite... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have stayed in a few places in and around Research Triangle Park but there really is nowhere to compare with the Umstead. Beautiful rooms and surroundings, and staff who are clearly striving for excellence. An overall air of efficient serenity.

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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 feedback with the community of TripAdvisor. We appreciate your fond words and I will personally share them with our team. With Best Regards, Jim Beley More

Metuchen, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed in this ultra-luxurious hotel when we were in town to look at real estate; it did not disappoint! The rooms are spacious and cleaned to perfection. Amenities abound and the spa is an exquisite place to pamper yourself. The hotel is nestled into the lake, and the grounds are a lovely place to walk or... More

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

Dear Guest, I appreciate your thorough review of your stay with us. I'm delighted to learn that you were able to experience many different aspects of the property during your trip. I hope your real estate search was a success and we get to see more of you! 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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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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