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The Umstead Hotel and Spa

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.


#1 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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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Hot tub
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast in the room
Poolside bar
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Butler service
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Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
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Mickey Henderson wrote a review Feb 2021
2 contributions2 helpful votes
My Wife and I stayed our last night of a 7 day Road Trip/Real Estate Search at The Umstead Hotel and Spa. The Umstead is a Beautiful Property and up until we retired for the evening it was a pleasure. We had checked in Online and reserved a King Suite which was gorgeous. At 9:00pm we were lying in bed watching a movie when I thought I heard what sounded like Air Traffic from an Airport. Raleigh/Durham is close by. The Roaring of a plane which vibrated the room a little. Then I heard it again and again --- realizing it was the Elevator, two of them, running up and down on the same wall as the living room. I called the front desk to complain but was told All Suites are located on the Elevator wall. The manager offered to move us to a Standard Room or give us a 25% discount which I denied. All those Great Reviews probably were not staying in The Suites---
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Date of stay: February 2021
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wade b wrote a review Feb 2021
Raleigh, North Carolina131 contributions21 helpful votes
My wife and i did a weekend get away with the full spa treatment . it was the best down time we have had in years , the rooms were perfect , the service was perfect and the spa treatment was so relaxing that we wish we didn't have to leave
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Su Al wrote a review Jan 2021
New York222 contributions165 helpful votes
Two-night stay. We started with a spa treatment. Excellent massage, then enjoyed the whirlpool and sauna. There was champagne and chocolate waiting for us in the room with the compliment of the manager for our anniversary. The restaurant was superb with excellent service and menu. The bar was being remodeled when we stayed, but they still had service and it was in quiet relaxing atmosphere. Both Heron's - the restaurant, and the Bar have outdoor sitting. The grounds are beautiful and serene. Strolling around the lake provides moments of quietness and contact with nature, and walking through the hotel halls one can appreciate some beautiful art.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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BJAATL wrote a review Dec 2020
Atlanta, Georgia457 contributions212 helpful votes
Short one night stay around holidays. Property is a true 5 star. Decor and architecture is beautiful and zen. Path around lake nice touch. Breakfast was top notch - fresh juices and amazing crab Benedict.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Mark L wrote a review Dec 2020
60 contributions4 helpful votes
Made a reservation at the spa for my wife birthday, from the time she got there everyone wish here a happy birthday and Accommodated her . Thank you for your service. Will make it a regular stay from now on.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
$384 - $599 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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.