The Umstead Hotel and Spa

100 Woodland Pond Drive | Cary, NC 27513 [See Map]
#1 in Best Raleigh Hotels
Hotel Class 5.0-star Critic Rating Excellent Guest Rating
TripAdvior Traveler Rating

Based on 481 reviews

U.S. News Review

Sitting just off Interstate 40 about 9 miles northwest of Raleigh, North Carolina, The Umstead Hotel and Spa strives to provide guests with a sense of tranquility. The hotel's designers had a keen eye for detail: The Umstead's ornamentations are reflective of its natural surroundings, with plants and statues of animals adorning the lobby and other common areas; guest rooms feature muted green tones. Accommodations are equipped with Keurig coffee makers, free Wi-Fi access and beds with pillow-top mattresses. Travelers rave about The Umstead's appearance as well as its services and amenities, including the soothing treatments at the Umstead Spa, the seasonal outdoor pool and the AAA Five Diamond Award-winning Herons restaurant. But above all, guests credit the hotel employees for their positive experience; many note that the concierge and front desk staff make a point to learn your name.

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Awards Received

  • AAA/CAA Five Diamond Lodgings 2015
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2014
  • Fodor's Choice
  • Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Awards 2014
  • Lonely Planet Recommended
  • Travel + Leisure 500 World's Best Hotels 2015

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 481 guests have reviewed the The Umstead Hotel and Spa, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: 4.5 (based on 481 reviews)

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The Umstead Hotel and Spa

100 Woodland Pond Drive | Cary, NC 27513 [See Full Map]