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The Umstead Hotel and Spa

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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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Business Centre with Internet Access
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wheelchair Access
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40Car recommended
Grade: 40 out of 100
33Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
2Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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All reviews herons restaurant four seasons turn down service lake view umstead state park steam room soaking tub small lake room service sas campus bar lounge north carolina rooms are beautiful five star hotel in room dining bottled water pleasure of staying
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My friends and I plan a Spa Girls trip once a year and this place was the worst experience ever! No restaurant or cafe in the spa area. After we checked in for our treatments at 10:30am, we used the jacuzzi and sauna for an...More

Thank 925nicholeh
Response from Caroline J, Manager at The Umstead Hotel and SpaResponded yesterday

Dear Nicole, Thank you for your feedback. Our Menu of Services does indicate that guests receive one glass of sparkling wine complimentary, however we apologize this was not conveyed to you during your treatment. We regret that you were less than satisfied with your experience...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2018

I stayed at the Umstead Hotel for 6 days/5 nights last week for meetings. My room, 433, was great - near the end of the hall, facing the front of the hotel and extremely quiet. We held meetings in the hotel conference space - as...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had horrible service in lounge area - long wait for food, server never asked how food was or got us a napkin - actually had to walk up to bar and get cocktail napkins to eat with after asking for a napkin several times. Food...More

Thank Traveler358422
Response from Caroline J, Manager at The Umstead Hotel and SpaResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Our Director of Food and Beverage has contacted you to discuss this issue further and reached a resolution. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Warmest regards, The Umstead Hotel and Spa

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently stayed at The Umstead while visiting NC for a football game at UNC Chapel Hill. We made our plans last minute and were unable to book at our normal Chapel Hill-area hotels (Fearrington House, Carolina Inn). Given it was also our 15th wedding...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our group of seven arrived via local shuttle service and we were greeted by the friendly door staff. Front desk and Concierge shared checking us in so it was expeditious. They also reserved us a shuttle to dinner that night and looked up the weather...More

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Valerie W
29 December 2017|
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Response from R Perry M | Reviewed this property |
Valerie- so sorry that it has taken me four months to respond. I am pretty sure that you have your answer by now. I just figured out where the message icon is for Trip Advisor. Prestonwood in Cary is not too far and a... More
Bernise L
5 May 2017|
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Response from Caroline J | Property representative |
Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing The Umstead Hotel and Spa for your visit to the Carolinas. Our reservations department will be able to assist you with your inquiry, as they will have access to all your reservation... More
Kim E
30 December 2016|
Response from Caroline J | Property representative |
Dear Kim, Thank you for your question! Our outdoor pool will open in March, and is heated so should the weather be cold you will still be able to swim. Our outdoor fireplace is currently available, and you are able to... More
Room Tips
"Get a room with a view of the lake!"
2 Oct 2018
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"235 is an end room, no balcony but super private. Balcony has pool views but I would think that means you..."
5 Aug 2018
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"All rooms appear to be quiet. Rooms are spacious and bathrooms are well configured with a spa-style bathtub."
15 Apr 2018
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"Book in advance!"
14 Mar 2018
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US$371 - US$618 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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