Kimpton Cardinal Hotel in Winston-Salem North Carolina
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Kimpton Cardinal Hotel in Winston-Salem North Carolina

Kimpton Cardinal Hotel in Winston-Salem North Carolina

Located on the first six floors of the former R.J. Reynolds building is the Kimpton Cardinal Hotel in Winston-Salem North Carolina. Builders finished the building in 1923. The building has 21 floors. It served as an inspiration for the construction of the Empire State building. Guests staying at the Kimpton Cardinal Hotel can see some of the best Art Deco details in the Piedmont Triangle. We hope that you love this Kimpton Cardinal Hotel in Winston-Salem North Carolina post.

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The charm of this hotel starts at its Art Deco entryway. The grand lobby has marble floors and extremely strong geometric lines. In true Southern style, hosts serve a cool glass of sweet tea to guests upon arrival. Once registered, ride the elevator with its ornate brass door to your floor. A contemporary style permeates each of the rooms. Most have minibars, large televisions and other amenities to keep guests comfortable. A yoga mat is also provided in each room.

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Each room has its own design. Many of the rooms have whimsical details. For example, a bedside table suspended from ropes is reminiscent of a porch swing. In another room, a deer head stares down from above the bed. Craftspeople in North Carolina created many of the pieces. The Kimpton Cardinal hotel also accepts all pets. If you are lonely, they will give you a goldfish to keep you company for the night.

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There is no need to go hungry when you stay at the Kimpton Cardinal Hotel in Winston-Salem North Carolina. The Katherine Brasserie & Bar serves French cuisine. The decor will make you think you have traveled to Paris. The adjoining patio is often used as an event space by community groups.

The bar area features a high ceiling, tall windows and marble floor. It has its own bar and drinks menu. Many food options incorporate locally produced produce and meats. You can get many local craft brewery selections along with wine options. Live music is often played throughout the week.

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Try to attend the wine happy hour served just off the grand lobby every afternoon. You can visit with other guests while seated on the large sofas in this space.

Head to the basement for some fun if you are an adult. Builders converted the boiler room into a bowling alley. Next door is a basketball court. There is also a ping-pong table along with large televisions to catch all the sport's action. There are stairs to this area. The best way to get there is to swoop down the twisting slide.

You can also exercise in the large fitness area. The Kimpton Cardinal Hotel intends to give private gyms competition with this space. It is only open to residents of the building, and those staying at the hotel. Borrow one of the hotel's cruiser bikes for a special tour of the downtown area.

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There are many things to do within walking distance of this hotel. There are numerous nearby art galleries to explore. Stop in at Fourth and Trade to find home decor created by local artist. Explore Reynolda Mile located about three miles away to get a taste of local culture. About four miles to the north is Wake Forest College.

Kimpton Cardinal Hotel in Winston-Salem North CarolinaThe Cardinal Hotel building is one of the oldest in Winston-Salem. Designers left many Art Deco details in place. This hotel also has whimsical elements designed to encourage you to relax during your stay. We hope that you are inspired by this Kimpton Cardinal Hotel in Winston-Salem North Carolina post.

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  1. Pingback: Visitors Guide to Winston-Salem North Carolina City Travel

  2. What deluxe accommodations! Very spacious, and the bathroom looks awesome with that tub! The service sounds inviting!

  3. Annemarie LeBlanc

    The beds look so plush! I would really have a good night’s sleep in one of those. I like the overall ambiance. So cozy, so unique. I will take note of this hotel. Who knows we may find ourselves traveling to NC!

  4. I could curl up in one of those beds right now! A very accommodating hotel with some great amenities and spacious rooms/bathrooms!

  5. Definitely looks like a place worth staying to me! I would love to poke my head in when I get into the area!

  6. It is always tough to find a hotel that is accepting of pets. I will keep this Kimpton Cardinal hotel in mind next time I am traveling to NC.

  7. Eileen M Loya

    This hotel is fantastic! The amenities are tops ! Oh and the bedroom and bath… I would never want to leave if I were there!

  8. I was just talking about going up to North Carolina as I saw this post! This hotel looks incredible, I can’t wait to plan my trip now 🙂

  9. It’s been a very long time since I’ve been through North Carolina (over 20 years). Next time we pass through, I know where we’re stopping!

  10. Catalina

    What a wonderful place to stay. I would like to stay there at least 7 days to enjoy it all. It has everything I want in a fancy hotel!

  11. Kristine Nicole Alessandra

    That is an awesome find! The interiors are so grand. I love the bedroom motif. It would make me feel like royalty if I had the chance to stay there. Taking note of the Kimpton Cardinal Hotel. I would recommend it to friends and family who may travel to Salem, NC.

  12. Wow! Kimpton Cardinal Hotel looks soooo amazing. The designs…the rooms…and even the lobby…. everything looks perfect.

  13. Gabriel

    Looks like a great hotel and really cool interior design. If I am ever in the North Carolina area, I will stay there.

  14. I love spells comfort right from decor to food and amenities. Kimpton Cardinal Hotel is luxury and class in one.

  15. Shannon

    Wow, what a beautiful hotel! I love all the pictures you have in your blog, the hotel is just stunning. I would love to come and visit and stay here one day!

  16. This place looks great! I  love North Carolina!  So many wonderful things to do in that area!

  17. Sam

    This seems like a really awesome place. Winston-Salem is only about an hour and a half from me. Sounds like I need to have a staycation and book a room at Kimpton Cardinal Hotel! 

  18. The fitness Center Looks amazing and the bar looks like a fun time waiting to happen

  19. This is an incredible hotel! The decor inside and out makes it very inviting, and the staff sound really accommodating.

  20. This place looks absolutely fantastic! I visit North Carolina at least once a year; I will have to stay there at least one night for sure!

  21. I am just a little bit in love with that teal coloured headboard, what a stunning location to stay

  22. Joanna

    This hotel looks so pretty! I like that each room is different and that there are details that make them special. I would like to stay at Kimpton if I ever visit Winston.

  23. this is a pretty nice hotel! I love the amenities provided too, def worth checking out if in the area

  24. That bathroom! I am a fan of fab bathrooms! This looks like a fun place to stay if I am ever in the area — I must make note of that!

  25. Catherine Santiago Jose

    This is such a great hotel and very good review about it. This hotel has almost everything we need from the amenities to the great rooms to rest. Thank you for sharing this to us.

  26. Courtney

    Oooo what a fabulous hotel!!! If I ever find myself in North Carolina, I know where I need to stay!

  27. The Kimpton Cardinal Hotel in North Carolina looks amazing. We would love to stay there.

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