Fodor's Expert Review The Umstead Hotel and Spa

100 Woodland Pond Rd., Cary, North Carolina, 27513, USA

Though close to the airport, this modern and luxurious hotel feels light-years away from the traffic of Interstate 40. Expect paintings and oversized pottery by local artists and floor-to-ceiling windows that bring the 3-acre lake and towering longleaf pine trees into the decor. A sumptuous sense of escape is heightened by the limestone and granite bathrooms, comfy beds with 330-count sheets, flat-screen televisions with DVDs and CD players, and balconies with lake views. Hotel guests can use the spa facilities or simply relax in a cabana by the infinity pool. Herons, a celebrated five-star restaurant, is on-site.

PROS

  • luxurious hotel with a full-service spa
  • lovely natural setting
  • award-winning restaurant on-site

CONS

  • outside Raleigh and not in walking distance to any sights
  • allows pets but only at a very high onetime fee
  • can be difficult to get a spa appointment

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Pet Friendly
Sophisticated
Countryside
Design
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 919-447–4000 | 866-877–4141

HOTEL DETAILS

150 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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