The Umstead Hotel and Spa

100 Woodland Pond Drive | Cary, NC 27513 [See Map]
#2 in Best North Carolina Hotels
Hotel Class 5.0-star Critic Rating Excellent Guest Rating

U.S. News Review

Sitting just off Interstate 40 about 9 miles northwest of Raleigh, N.C., 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. Guests rave about The Umstead's appearance as well as its services, including the soothing Umstead Spa and the five-diamond 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 2014
  • Conde Nast Readers' Choice List 2013
  • Conde Nast Traveler Gold 2014
  • Fodor's Choice
  • Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Awards 2014

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor.com. A total of 252 guests have reviewed the The Umstead Hotel and Spa, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

Guest Ratings: 4.5 (based on 252 reviews)

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  • Pets Allowed
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  • Fitness Center
  • Pool

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The Umstead Hotel and Spa

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