Fodor's Expert Review The Kimpton Cardinal Hotel

51 E. 4th St., Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 27101, USA

This hotel, located in the building that inspired the Empire State Building, honors the history of Winston-Salem with tartan fabrics that echo the area’s textile past and furniture made in the state. Guest rooms exude elegance and masculinity, while the basement level is all fun, with touches like a two-story slide, bowling lanes, and a small basketball court. There's also a fabulous French brasserie on-site called the Katharine.

PROS

  • architectural touches are stunning
  • dogs are welcome and even get their own bed upon request
  • fun amenities like bowling lanes

CONS

  • rooms fill up quickly during special events at nearby Wake Forest University
  • pet-friendly atmosphere doesn't work for everyone
  • some say rooms could be cleaner

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Sophisticated
Central
Casual Chic
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 336-724–1009 | 877-216–3448-reservations

HOTEL DETAILS

174 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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