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The Umstead Hotel and Spa

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Potomac, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We've stayed at the Umstead three years in a row and we've loved it every time. The one thing we can't get over is why so few people along the East Coast have heard of it. The property itself is beautiful and sprawling and modern, and the rooms are extremely well appointed and spacious, stocked with lovely goodies like loofahs... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel is 10 mins from Raleigh Durham Airport but yet you would have no idea . It is totally serene atmosphere , quiet , relaxing. Rooms were large with all the luxuries (premier king).The service staff were outstanding , remembering you by name on the first day even ! Every little extra you need , iced water bottels by... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is understated elegance and projects "spaaaaaah" serenity with it's natural woods, grey slates and soft upholstery. The rooms are spacious and the bathrooms are impressive with large walk in showers, shiny chrome fixtures and huge soaking tubs with big lush towels. This place is great for locals and visiting business people alike who want a break from the... More 

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Southlake, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very elegant hotel, that wraps you in comfort without being stuffy. Rooms are quiet and comfortable with lovely bathrooms. It is set in the woods, with a short walking trail around a lake behind the hotel. The pool enjoys this view as well, and has table service. Spa menu is varied, and the spa area has several... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at the Umstead for the first time in July 2016, after hearing rave reviews from my colleagues. It has a beautiful, serene atmosphere and the best customer service, EVER! The rooms are spacious with access to lighting options at the door and bedside, a desk, chair, fridge, coffee maker and very comfortable bed. The bathroom was large with... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Umstead is the only Four Seasons level property in the area -- actually very similar aesthetic, decor, and service to the Four Seasons properties I've stayed at. First, the service is off the charts. Every staff member we encountered was courteous, helpful, and knowledgeable. To top off the service experience -- I left my iPad in the room; they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed six days at the Umstead which is the only luxury hotel in the area. Located on the SAS campus, the hotel, which was developed by the wife of the software company's founder, has excellent and attentive staff, excellent food, spacious workout facilities and a great outdoor pool. The bar has live music most nights. The hotel is a... More 

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Davidson, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is very lovely. The service from when we were greeted until we left was outstanding. We did not dine in the restaurant but we did have in room dining twice and both times the food and presentation was excellent. Cannot comment on the spa as we were not there long enough to try it. Our room was very... More 

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Thank Markalot
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've stayed at The Umstead on numerous occasions. Its a true gem of the state. Always a top notch, truly special experience. As it happens, I'm here now! The food has been wonderful, the service is great, our room is beautiful and comfy. BUT. Because it's the weekend, they are CHARGING -per person- for use of the spa facilities. This... More 

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United States - East Coast
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Umstead is a wonderful surprise in the middle of North Carolina !! It was a marvel to see and experience such a place that is somewhat of a secret. As you enter, the architecture and design of the hotel and grounds are so appealing to all the senses. Add to that a staff that is so spot on, you... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
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 Steven Greene at its signature Forbes Five Star restaurant, Herons. Independently owned and operated, 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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Umstead Hotel and Spa

Address: 100 Woodland Pond Dr, Cary, NC 27513-2131
Location: United States > North Carolina > Cary
Price Range: $403 - $593 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Umstead Hotel and Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 150
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Also Known As:
The Umstead Hotel Cary
Umstead Hotel Cary
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#1 Business Hotel in Cary
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