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The Umstead Hotel and Spa

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have been at this hotel several times, most recently in January of this year. It is a beautiful property (and conference space) with a highly attentive team. Food is excellent (both in the restaurant, bar and conference facility). Rooms are spacious and well appointed. The location of the property is less than 5 miles from RDU airport, which is...

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

We have enjoyed the Umstead many times. This time, we took the art tour which is well worth the sixty minutes. If possible, take the tour with Alfred. He is knowledgeable and interesting and clearly loves his work.

Thank Bradley C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really wanted this to be the perfect experience. Came here for a quick getaway to celebrate my husband's birthday on 1/12/17; luxury hotel, staff plentiful, guest room well-appointed. There was, however, an issue with plumbing in our room, 228. Anytime the toilet was flushed or water run in a sink there was a gurgling sound that continued on and...

1Thank Jessica B
The_Umstead_Hotel, General Manager at The Umstead Hotel and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your comments from your recent experience. Please accept my apology for the disturbance you experienced during your stay with our guest room lighting program. We are enhancing our guest accommodations with new technology. Although the issue you experienced has been rectified, I regret that you did not have a restful evening. We would like...

Davenport, Iowa
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was here on business so we also used the meeting room space. The hotel is set back from the road with an almost park like vibe. The event staff is very good and the food they prepare is much better than your typical caterer. The bar area is comfortable and offers a nice snack menu with a good local...

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Encinitas, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a quick stop before an early morning flight. The hotel is within10 minutes of the airport. We arrived around 3:00. Had a chance to walk around the lake and enjoy the fall colors. Dinner at the bar. Food and service were excellent. Room was perfect and very luxurious in a classic way. Wish we could have stayed another...

Thank Phyl145
anywhere at home
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love the place. I returned for a 5 day stay after almost 2 years and brought my spouse along. We enjoyed the serene view over the pond, the bar near the fireplace every evening (and the cocktail quality as well as the most pleasant service by LeAnn) and new years dinner until midnight at the AN restaurant. My spouse...

Thank curiouspalate
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been staying at this hotel for business over the last few months. The hotel is cozy and elegant. Rooms are so comfortable. Beds are comfortable I wanted to sleep in. Staff on point. Housekeeping is remarkable. Turn down service is a treat with a nice note left behind to sleep well. Food at the bar is very good and reasonable...

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Old Lyme, Connecticut
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

I was not aware they took pets! Have stayed here a couple of years ago and didn't have a problem , but this visit the first room I was in I started to have a reaction. They moved us with no problem to a room that "hadn't had a pet recently." They claim they do a deep cleaning after the...

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The_Umstead_Hotel, General Manager at The Umstead Hotel and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your valuable feedback. While the hotel does welcome pets, a detailed cleaning process is completed to maintain the quality of our guest rooms and to ensure that future occupants of those rooms with potential pet allergies are not affected in any way. We regret to learn that we did not meet your expectations during your...

Raleigh, North Carolina
Reviewed 9 December 2016

I've been to the Umstead Spa several times prior, but have never actually stayed at the Hotel until this past week. So thankful to have had the opportunity to spend 2 nights in a close-to-home luxurious hotel. Staff is accommodating and highly responsive. Room was immaculate, spacious and the master bath was spa-like w/a deep, comfortable tub for that long-overdue...

Thank Tdt135
Falmouth, Maine
Reviewed 26 November 2016

I can't say enough positives about the Umstead from the warm welcome, wonderful room, relaxing spa to a fond farewell. The rooms have every amenity you could ask for- comfortable bed and a great bathroom. The spa was wonderful from the services to the relaxing rooms. The food is excellent and the service impeccable. I can't wait to go again!

1Thank cathy r

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • 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
Region: United States > North Carolina > Cary
Price Range: ₹ 23,625 - ₹ 36,016 (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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“View of park and lake are best”
 of 5 bubbles SmileyTraveler333, 19 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Get a room on the pool side, nice views and much quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles Tdt135, 9 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room facing the pond with a balcony. 606 was great but no balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles 5musicgirl7, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Choice is yours. Pay a little more for specific views. All amazing interiors are the same.”
 of 5 bubbles 60inSeptember, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Spa level rooms are larger with great large bathrooms.”
 of 5 bubbles AruFab1, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
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