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The Umstead Hotel and Spa

#2 of 22 Hotels in Cary
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100 Woodland Pond Drive, Cary, NC 27513
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Ranked #2 of 22 Hotels in Cary
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012
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    4 of 5 stars
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Milwaukee, WIscons
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62 reviews 62 reviews
12 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

Recently, I stayed at the Umstead while attending a wedding in the area. It was one of the best hotel experiences of my life. From the doorman who greeted me at the door, to the reception staff and every person in between - the service was impeccable. I've stayed at 5 star accommodations before but this experience will amazing. I... More 

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New York City, New York
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55 reviews 55 reviews
37 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

This hotel is over the top. I have to be honest i have never stay on property but every time i am in the area i am making a point to have dinner at the main restaurant or the bar. I have discovered this place about 2 years ago while in Raleigh with friends and i was so impress that... More 

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Raleigh, NC
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52 reviews 52 reviews
18 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

Excellent hotel, restaurant and spa. You can expect first class treatment from the minute you enter the hotel. Eat in the hotel, you will not be dissapointed. The staff used our names for the entire visit, a nice service touch and very friendly.

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Houston, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

I stayed at the Umstead for only 1 night during a road trip with friends. Of all the hotels we stayed at during our trip from Tulsa, OK to Foxwoods, CT - The Umstead was the best. Despite remodeling going on in the restaurant area we still had access to a bar and the outside facilities. And the Umstead did... More 

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North Carolina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

Had a girls 1 night weekend at the Umstead. Every aspect of this hotel and spa is wonderful. The service and hospitality are the very top. We enjoyed the spa right after checkin, which is wonderful. Our room was spotless and beautifully appointed. Luxury all the way to the lighting and pillows. Our view of the lake was spectacular. Enjoyed... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

My husband and I were in town during the week for business and stayed elsewhere. We decided to extend our stay in North Carolina through the weekend for our anniversary and we choose to stay here. We loved it. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left the service was excellent. That goes from the bellmen, doormen, front... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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378 reviews 378 reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

This is indeed a very nice luxury hotel, very close to a 5 Star hotel, very close. it is conveniently located just off I-40, The building is modern, the grounds are attractive, with a small lake with fountains and a 1/3 mile path, all nestled up against the SAS Campus. You are greeted immediately upon arrival by the staff at... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

This privately owned hotel is operated magnificently. In terms of services and amenities I put it up there with Four Seasons - it may even surpass them in some areas. It is absolutely beautiful inside and out, the staff is phenomenally helpful and attentive, and our rooms were lovely. We had a view of the gardens and pool which was... More 

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New York
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12 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

Having spent several business trips staying in sub-par RTP hotels, the Umstead was almost a moment of divine intervention. Hidden perfectly away amongst the lush greenery, the Umstead is a perfect salvation from the monotony of Research Triangle Park. The hotel immediately differentiates itself from its neighbors in so many ways. The service is highly attentive, disciplined and welcoming. They... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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10 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

I travel a lot, and I have to say, the Umstead is pretty much as good as it gets. The art and decor are gorgeous and classy, the rooms are comfortable and well appointed, and the food at Heron's restaurant is delicious. The staff is helpful, friendly and responsive. I was also happy to see that the hotel has some... More 

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