The name is a misnomer. I did not have a map of Winston-Salem, so I drove downtown and gave them a call. The staff had no idea how to get from 2nd & Main Streets to the hotel. It turned out to be about 3 miles from downtown, near Wake Forest Hospital.
The hotel itself was very nice (although you can't open the windows), and the room was fully equipped with fridge, microwave and coffee maker. The breakfast buffet left a little to be desired. The scrambled eggs were soggy, and there were only two regular tables--all the rest were low tables next to easy chairs, more like a lounge, than a breakfast room.
For a place to eat nearby, try Buena Vista Grille on Stratford Road, only about 1/3 mile away (you can walk if you're adventurous).
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