I have stayed at The Umstead at least 10 times in the past couple of years, always on business. It is truly a 5-star hotel. The service is impecable. The moment you enter the hotel, you are greeted by your name with many to assist you. The rooms are a good size and offer a tremendously comfortable bed and a large, marble bathroom with hugh soaking tub and separate shower. If you reserve a room with a balcony, you have a great view of the pond and gorgeous setting. There are great walking paths as well as jogging trails from 2, 5, 10 km dependent on the route. The grounds are impeccably maintained and offer tranquilty after a long day.
I usually opt for room service which is fantastic. Always delivered on time, they provide a comfortable, formal set up in your room. If you choose the restaurant, you are in for a treat. Although very expensive, the flavors are unique. The bar area offers a slightly smaller menu. Grab a glass of wine and sit out on the back balcony near the fire- great atmosphere.
I ordered breakfast via room service every morning. The lovely attendant would see my room number and recall my order from the previous morning (by memory). She was amazing.
The room prices are very competitive for business travelers with expense guidelines. For the quality of hotel, I find them to be quite low. This quality of hotel could certainly charge much higher rates.
The one good thing about traveling to RTP for 16 hour work days is The Umstead.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- The Umstead Hotel Cary
- Umstead Hotel Cary