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The Umstead Hotel and Spa

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100 Woodland Pond Dr, Cary, NC 27513-2131
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 06/17/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#3 of 24 hotels in Cary
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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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast in the room
Poolside bar
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Butler service
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
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27Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
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David L wrote a review Aug 2020
Charlotte, North Carolina15 contributions5 helpful votes
The hotel and its staff truly represent a premium experience. From the time you arrive to the time you leave, everything is done at the highest level. The pool is phenomenal and we appreciated Josh's great service there. The food, room, and staff are really unbeatable.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Response from leah Goodnight, Marketing at The Umstead Hotel and Spa
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear David L, Thank you so much for your kind words and for trusting us as hosts during this time of COVID-19. We are delighted to hear that your stay was enjoyable! Please know how much we appreciate you taking the time to write such a lovely review. We hope to welcome you back to The Umstead Hotel and Spa soon!
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LeighWallaceDodd wrote a review Jul 2020
Raleigh, North Carolina144 contributions41 helpful votes
If you're looking for a place to have an enjoyable experience as a guest, the Umstead is the place to be. It's more than just a hotel providing a good nights sleep, it's a place where the staff makes every moment a memorable one. We stayed for two nights recently for a Birthday Staycation and enjoyed most of the amenities - Pool, Spa, Herons, Bar, Room Service. Spa amenities are limited, as well as food menus in Herons and the bar, due to COVID...but it didn't take away from a memorable few days! The pool was great. Be sure to get there early, particularly on the weekend, to get a lounge chair. Kaitlyn was great pool staff to keep us fed and hydrated! We can't wait to return again.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Room Tip: Overlooking the lake/pond provides best view and a balcony.
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Hilary H wrote a review Jul 2020
Wilmette, Illinois422 contributions72 helpful votes
In town to visit with my elderly parents during the Coronavirus pandemic, we stayed here for three nights. The hotel common spaces and grounds (including walking path) are gorgeous and impeccably clean. Service is top notch. We were known by name within hours of checking in. Each time my elderly father arrived with his walker, the staff sprang to action to help him in/out of the car and hotel. Our room, 608, was large and beautifully appointed with a balcony overlooking the pond. We ate at the bar and restaurant, including Herons, a number of times during our stay. Food, ambiance, and service were excellent. There are also a number of more casual eating options in close proximity to the hotel as well as a lovely state park where we enjoyed a hike. During the heat of the day, we spent time by the pool. The Umstead provided us with a much needed respite during a challenging time. It’s a special place and one of the very best in the area. We look forward to more visits in the future.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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CMNCEMT wrote a review Mar 2020
Raleigh, North Carolina185 contributions34 helpful votes
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Attended a friends wedding at the Umstead which was beautiful. And since they had a block of rooms decided to stay. The room was spotless and being a germaphobe clean freak it’s passed my high standards. The bed was very comfortable and room relaxing for the time I spent in the room. I think someone should show quests how to use certain amenities like the iPads in the room to control things. The valet guys were very friendly. And the Sunday check out front desk girl was nice as well.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded Mar 11, 2020
Dear CMNCEMT, thank you for your very nice review of your stay at The Umstead. We are delighted to hear that our accommodations were pleasing to someone with such high standards! And we do appreciate your kind words about our staff members - we will be sure to share them. On an another note, we will make a point to speak to our bell staff about better relaying instructions for the iPads in the room. Thank you for bringing that to our attention, and we hope to welcome you back very soon! Warm regards, The Umstead Hotel and Spa
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Ataraxia_Me wrote a review Mar 2020
Greensboro, North Carolina137 contributions49 helpful votes
Umstead Heron Restaurant is the BEST. Staff amazing and the Food awesome and interesting too. Walk around and even better, get the complimentary brochure to locate all the amazing art throughout the Umstead.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Responded Mar 9, 2020
Dear Ataraxia_Me, We are so glad that you had the chance to relax and enjoy Herons and tour our art collection! Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review - we will share it with the Herons team, and hope to welcome you back again soon! Kind regards, Herons and The Umstead Hotel and Spa
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PRICE RANGE
$384 - $599 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
the umstead hotel cary, umstead hotel cary
LOCATION
United StatesNorth CarolinaCary
NUMBER OF ROOMS
150
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Umstead Hotel and Spa
Which popular attractions are close to The Umstead Hotel and Spa?
Nearby attractions include Bass Pro Shop Cary (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Umstead Hotel and Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Umstead Hotel and Spa?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Umstead Hotel and Spa?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at The Umstead Hotel and Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Umstead Hotel and Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Herons, Bonefish Grill, and Ruth's Chris Steak House.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Umstead Hotel and Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does The Umstead Hotel and Spa have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Umstead Hotel and Spa offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Umstead Hotel and Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Umstead Hotel and Spa?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Umstead Hotel and Spa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.