Kimpton Cardinal Hotel

401 North Main Street
Winston Salem, NC 27101, US
8.6 Rating | 4.5-Star Hotel |
Kimpton welcomes all pets! Pets always stay free and no pet deposit is required. Any number of pets are welcome regardless of size, weight, kind, or breed.

About This Property

Located in the historic R.J. Reynolds building, Kimpton Cardinal Hotel provides accommodations in downtown Winston-Salem. The hotel offers amenities such as a fitness center, in-room spa services, and a recreation center. A full-service French-inspired restaurant is available on site. M C Benton Jr Convention Center is a 4 minutes' walk from the property. Rooms feature a flat-screen TV with cable channels and a mini-bar. A private bathroom with complimentary toiletries is provided. Guests can get a quick stretch on the in-room yoga mat. Select rooms feature additional amenities such as a spa bath and a separate seating area. The Rec Room offers a variety of games such as a bowling, basketball, and table tennis. 6 flat-screen TVs and a 2-story spiral slide are also included for added excitement. Complimentary morning coffee and tea are offered daily. The Katharine is an elegant French-inspired bar and restaurant open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It features a raw bar and brasserie-style cuisine. A nightly evening wine hour is also available at the hotel. The nearest airport is Piedmont Triad Airport, 17 mi from the accommodations.

Pet Amenities

Pet amenities include plush pet-bed loaners in your guest room, food, water bowls and mats. They also offer a concierge list of nearby pet-friendly restaurants, parks, groomers and pet boutiques; door hangers to alert other hotel guests and staff that your cat, dog, or other beloved pet is in the room; and courtesy bags for walking your dog. Plus - nightly wine receptions where pets are welcome to join the party at select hotels!

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Check in / Check out

Check in time: 4:00PM
Check out time: 11:00AM

Features and Amenities

  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • 24-hour Security
  • ATM Or Cash Withdraw On Site
  • Air Conditioning In Public Area
  • Alcoholic Beverages Available
  • Allergy-free Rooms Available
  • Alternative Meal Arrangement
  • Bar
  • Bicycle Rental (charges May Apply)
  • Bowling
  • CCTV Security In Common Areas
  • Cashless Payment Available
  • Children's Playground
  • Cleaning Products Available
  • Coffee Shop
  • Complimentary Drinking Water
  • Concierge Services
  • Contactless Check-in/out
  • Daily Disinfection
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Darts
  • Doorman
  • Elevator
  • English
  • Entertainment Services
  • Express Check-In/Check-Out
  • Facilities For Disabled Guests Available
  • Family Rooms
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • First Aid Kit Available
  • Fitness Center
  • Food Delivery
  • Game Room
  • Golf Course
  • Guests Can Opt-out Of Daily Cleaning Service
  • Hair/Beauty Salon
  • Happy Hour
  • Heating In Public Area
  • Hiking
  • Hygiene Certification
  • Individually-wrapped Food Options
  • Internet Access (charges May Apply)
  • Ironing Amenities
  • Kid-friendly Dinning
  • Kids Club
  • Kids Facilities
  • Kitchenware
  • Laundry Services
  • Library
  • Luggage Storage & Lockers
  • Meeting/Banquet Facilities
  • Non-Smoking Rooms Available
  • Non-smoking Property
  • Off-Site Parking
  • On-site Accessible Restaurants/lounges
  • On-site Parking
  • Outdoor Recreational Features
  • Parking Available
  • Parking Available (charges May Apply)
  • Pets Allowed (charges May Apply)
  • Private Check-in/check-out
  • Restaurant(s)
  • Room Service
  • Room Service Available
  • Safety Chain And/or Latch On Doors Available
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Shops On Site
  • Smoke Alarms
  • Snack Bar
  • Spanish
  • Staff Trained In Safety Protocol
  • Table Tennis
  • Taxi Service
  • Ticket Services
  • Tour Services
  • Valet Parking (charges May Apply)
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wi-Fi Available In Public Areas (charges May Apply)
  • Yoga Room

Recent Reviews

Maria family with young children July 13, 2024
Bryant young couple July 8, 2024
Very good
Sylvi review category business travellers July 3, 2024
Positives: The hotel is situated in the center of Winston-Salem, making it an excellent location for leisurely strolls and enjoying the neighborhood. The rooms boast lovely interior design and offer comfort. The gym is well-equipped and has plenty to offer. The bistro food is delicious.
Negatives: There wasn't much I disliked, except that there was a fee for TV watching and the bar was too bright and less cozy.
Ideal location, comfortable rooms, and...
Melinda family with young children June 25, 2024
Positives: Maintained well. Clean. Friendly staff. The family really enjoyed the recreation center.
Mark young couple June 24, 2024
Positives: So cool! Great art deco throughout. Nicely appointed. Great coffee bar in the lobby sitting area.
Negatives: Guidance about parking nebulous - we self parked and yet got tagged for valet parking. Front desk took care of it. No coffee available in Essential King rooms -
Fun and adventurous. I see...
Tierra review category business travellers June 11, 2024
Positives: Bowling alley, basketball gym, nice size showers and rooms.
Negatives: N/A
Gary family with young children June 5, 2024
Positives: Historical
Negatives: Parking.
David young couple June 3, 2024
Kristen Traveling as Couple May 27, 2024
Positives: Front desk employees and breakfast crew
Anthony family with young children May 26, 2024
Positives: Location was very central to city activities. Staff was very pleasant and supportive. Generally seems like a decent venue.
Negatives: We did not get the rooms we booked, and the fallback option did not serve us well. We booked two adjoining rooms over a month in advance for adults and twin toddlers, and called 6 and 5 days before arrival to confirm. Upon arrival we were given neighboring rooms with a small private hallway separating our rooms rather than our booked adjoining rooms; so, rather than having the toddlers across the hallway on their own, we had to switch to a larger single room with a pullout bed. The pullout bed was very stained, and also very uncomfortable to the point where we had to sleep on pillows on top of it. Additionally, we had to wait a long time for sheets only to receive sheets too small resulting in us just pulling some sheets off one of the queen beds for use on the pullout so we could get the kids to bed (already very late given the room swapping and sheet delays). The staff was really supportive through this, however, not getting what was booked and confirmed changed the course of our stay making for a much less pleasant overnight. This otherwise seems like a nice place to stay.
Albert solo traveller May 5, 2024
Positives: Excellent hotel
Derek young couple May 4, 2024
Woodrow young couple May 3, 2024
Positives: Nice old looking building! Big nice bathroom! Some staff was nice and friendly some were stuck up and acted like they didn’t care about their chosen career.
Negatives: Under the bed was completely nasty! You could see the line where they stop vacuuming! It’s not what you want to see when you spend 300$ a night and it was very expensive for such a small room! Same size rooms at the Hampton and holiday inn for less
It was a pleasant date...
Dean solo traveller April 22, 2024
Suzana review category business travellers April 22, 2024
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