I booked a room at the Brookstown Inn while heading home from a family wedding and decided to break up the trip into two days. We books a junior queen suite and, after seeing some reviews, I was wondering if I had made a good decision. I was happy to have my gut instinct prove right - this is a gem in the process of being polished.
Yes, it is in the process of being renovated but that's just a sign of a hotel that isn't happy to coast. Our room was not one of the renovated ones but it was very nice. At first glance, I thought we had lucked out and gotten a room that was already done. A little later and we noticed little things - a knob on the armoire popped off in my hand, there were a few rips in the sofa in the sitting area, some painting was off in the bathroom and when my wife tried to use the hairdryer in the morning, it smoked and she unplugged it.
This should not overshadow the fact that the room was beautiful (so I can only imagine what it will be like when they are done), when the room's air conditioning didn't seem to be working well the staff were on top of the issue with apologies, speed and a smile, the cookies and milk served beginning at 8:00 was an amazing (and delicious) treat, the decor in the room was very tasteful, the period furniture was a warm and charming touch and the bed was one of the most comfortable I've slept in a while.
All I can say is that I would love to come back to the Brookstown after they finish their work and see this diamond in the rough shine!
- Also Known As:
- Brookstown Hotel Winston Salem
- Brookstown Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rate includes continental breakfast, complimentary wine and cheese reception in the evenings, cookies and milk at bedtime. The Brookstown Inn was built in 1837. The Inn has the charm and ambiance of old-world architecture with all the conveniences of a modern conference facility. Its hallmarks of exposed brick walls and wooden beams enhance its Early American decor and help you escape to the charm of yesteryear. We are within a short walk of the restored 1766 Moravian village of Old Salem and convenient to the Winston-Salem business district, North Carolina School of the Arts, the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Arts (SECCA), Winston Salem State University, Wake Forest University, and Salem College. The property is also only a short distance from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and Forsyth Memorial Hospital. ... more less
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