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Kimpton Cardinal Hotel

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Dining (56)
Room & Suite (31)
Certificate of Excellence


#7 of 41 hotels in Winston Salem
Certificate of Excellence
Kimpton Cardinal Hotel, this historic landmark welcomes you with modern flair. Our lushly designed living room beckons with social seating areas and Sweet Tea Hour. Savor locally sourced dishes at The Katharine, our own American brasserie. Swanky ballrooms and gathering spaces host memorable meetings, events and weddings. All in a glamorous ambience of Art Deco flourishes, metallic finishes and cardinal-red details in unexpected places.
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Property amenities
Room service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Center with Internet Access
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
Wheelchair access
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Room features
Air conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Art Deco Style
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88Good for walkers
Grade: 88 out of 100
50Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
24Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
57Room tips
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Popular mentions
GREAT spot. Nicely appointed, updated and spacious rooms. Perfect location within walking distance to over a dozen good restaurants in W-S. Attentive front desk. The building is gorgeous. Its totally out of the hotel's control, but just be aware, the trains are rolling through at all hours, and those whistles are LOUD. But overall, this has to be the nicest hotel in W-S. Highly recommend!
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Just returned from a weekend in Winston Salem. Kimpton suites are very spacious and well appointed. The staff lives to "serve" you. You are treated in a royal manner. Very gracious check in process. The parking valets are eager to assist with your coach. We had dinner in the hotel's restaurant and it was a pleasure. NC grilled trout was very tastey. Very reasonable pricing. Its a short stroll to many street cafes and craft beer stores, Dont miss it.
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Response from kellycoulombrown, General Manager at Kimpton Cardinal Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear TravelnDr, Thanks for spending the weekend with us! We're so pleased to read you found your room comfortable, food delicious, and the staff to be superior hosts. We appreciate your feedback and recommendation. Please come back and see us soon. Best, Kelly
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Phil and Frank were great up front. They were very kind and courteous. I had a great stay here, and will highly recommend it to others. The amenities that this place offers are incredible. If you're looking for a fun place to stay with an amazing staff, stay here.
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Response from kellycoulombrown, General Manager at Kimpton Cardinal Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Qsbizniz, Thanks for staying with us! Phil and Frank are the dream team! We appreciate you sharing your experience and for staying with us at the Kimpton Cardinal. Hope to see you soon. Kelly
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I travel to Winston-Salem often, so have the chance to be a frequent visitor of the downtown hotels. Prior to the Kimpton Cardinal, the only real choices were the Marriott and the Embassy Suites - both of which were nice but getting tired. The Kimpton came in and upped the game - and both of the other properties have done likewise. In addition, the new Indigo is also a nice new option, which just opened a month or two ago. Despite this new competition and the original hotels upping their game, to me the Kimpton is still the top choice if you want a really nice hotel experience. In my initial time when the Kimpton opened, there were some ups and downs as the staff learned, and for a while I gave the other choices a try. Well, this week I returned to the Kimpton, and they have clearly upped their game. The staff - with a special shout out to Rydonaus and Johanna - were awesome and responsive. Food at the restaurant was excellent, and when I had a small AC issue with the thermostat the response was immediate to correct. Rooms at the Kimpton - unlike the Indigo - have a mini bar (although the Indigo has coffee makers... perhaps a plus for them..) and the whole property I think did an awesome job with maintaining the character of the old Reynolds headquarters. I will be back!
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Response from kellycoulombrown, General Manager at Kimpton Cardinal Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear KWS53, Thank you for reviewing your stay at The Cardinal! We're thrilled to see you've found your home away from home here with us. In addition to morning coffee in the lobby, we have coffee makers too! Please request one through the front desk and we'll deliver a Keurig to your guestroom straight away. I'll be sure to share your kind words with Rydonaus and Johanna - we can't wait to have you back. Best, Kelly
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Have stayed at the Cardinal 15+ times, all with good experiences. Long-time Kimpton Karma member. Tonight, was denied my confirmed room reservation for an incoherent reason from a flustered guy at the front desk. Something about "the AC." Meanwhile, while he's trying to find a room for me a customer next to me -- at The Cardinal for the first time -- gets checked in. Was "walked" off to the horrible Marriott with a piece of paper. No offer to assist with luggage, the car, etc. Nice hotel, but a bad experience. I'll give them another chance in the future.
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Response from kellycoulombrown, General Manager at Kimpton Cardinal Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear EJAinLA90024, We're truly sorry about your experience last week. Please know that your comfort is our number one priority, and we knew we weren't able to deliver that to you. Please accept my sincerest apologies. I understand you've been in contact with Victoria, Assistant General Manager, but please also feel welcome to reach out to me any time we may be of assistance in the future. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. All my best, Kelly
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$133 - $260 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesNorth CarolinaWinston Salem
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