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Address: 301 West Fifth Street, Winston Salem, NC 27101
Phone Number: (336)727-2976
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The facilities are very good. Parking is difficult. It is very pretty inside with large spaces. Restrooms are very clean. Catering was good. Will continue to come, but try... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 21, 2015
laurenvill
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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472 reviews
108 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have visited this Convention Center many times in the past years for conventions, meetings, exhibits, lunches, dinners, etc. I have always enjoyed coming here because it is close to everything in the downtown area, but it appears somewhat run down nowadays and it doesn't seem to be getting any better. I know nearby cities have upgraded their convention facilities... More 

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Mt. Airy
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89 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Statewide meeting back in August, food was so-so and the meeting rooms and halls are showing wear and needs some updating. I work also in conference planning and visit 5 to 6 conference-convention centers a year.

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Thank Dwayne C
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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98 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

The facilities are very good. Parking is difficult. It is very pretty inside with large spaces. Restrooms are very clean. Catering was good. Will continue to come, but try different ideas for parking. One way streets make it a little tough at rush hour. Policeman in front has big smile so not intimidating.

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Thank laurenvill
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

The Center was easily accessible to the hotel. With rain during my stay, it was fantastic that I did not have to go out into the weather. Rooms within the center had easy access.

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Thank Christine F
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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211 reviews
102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

I have been there many times. And the place is good for events. I not have problem for parking. And the facility is well kept. It is clean and not have a problem with anything. When visiting there. There are nearby restaurants to eat. Which make the trip more enjoyable.

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Thank sophiedog729
Durham, North Carolina
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Great place for all things related to the festival, and for the vendors selling Afrocentric art, clothing, jewelry, make-up

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Thank Vikkilynne
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38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

First I was put off because the sanitary rating was only 90.... No coffee even first thing in the morning, no pens at seats or paper to write on. Call it spoiled but with all of the other business conventions we go to have these things ready and waiting for you! And other things as well.. Not impressed at all!... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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26 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I was in town for a convention and the Benton Center was one of the venues. It was conveniently located to the hotel where I was staying (Marriott) and it's proximity to eateries was great. Great place for any event, large or small.

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Thank Veronica B
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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454 reviews
254 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Recently attended the Dino Quest event here. Had not been at this convention center in years. It is showing its age and wear and tear. Convenient location but you will have to pay for city parking.

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Thank Don49680
Raleigh, North Carolina
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8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This space has some interesting features and nice, open common areas. Location is ideal with plenty of parking. Can't say enough about the staff... if we had to ask for anything, we never had to ask twice.

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