The Kimpton Cardinal Hotel

401 East Main St., Winston-Salem, NC 27101 United States (USA) near Exit 193c on I-40 (~2.3mi)
View Map Reservations: 1-800-760-7718
4.5 Star Property
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Local Attractions

The windows of The Kimpton Cardinal Hotel look out over the best of Winston-Salem. The eclectic community within the Downtown Arts District. Old Salem Museum & Gardens, a historical treasure. Acclaimed Wake Forest University with her columns and maple-lined Quad. And these are only a few of the must-experience highlights. As you wander, the smell of hot glazed doughnuts may call your name; you're close to Krispy Kreme headquarters, after all. Take home a pocket-sized piece of original artwork from one of the repurposed cigarette vending machines known as “Art-O-Mats” placed throughout the city. We promise, the more you explore, the more you'll fall in love. Whether you're joining us for a taste of our city's sophisticated charm or mingling business with pleasure, our divinely iconic locale is the perfect address for your adventures and the most beguiling of Winston-Salem, NC hotels

Verified Reviews of The Kimpton Cardinal Hotel

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"A Puppies Dream."
Overall Score5.0/ 5
Our stay we delightful, easy and just what we needed as first time puppy owners trying to figure things out. We stayed here because of the reputation and it did not disappoint. We arrived just moments after picking up the puppy from the breeder. We were given a large room so she has space to play, near the elevator so we could get down quickly when we needed to. The staff were spot on and very pleasant from Justin and Juwan at the Front Desk to Tyler at the Valet, whom despite us not valet our car was one of the most welcome of all the staff and knew our names after only being told once. We had a welcome amenity to congratulate us and were invited to grab a drink to settle our nerves. We felt truly looked after so we could focus on our little furry four legs. I would encourage anyone to stay here. There were other pets in the building but we weren't near them, so we truly felt like the staff understood what we needed and paid close attention to detail.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
20-Jul-2020 Verified Review, stayed from Sat Jul 18 to Sun Jul 19 2020 at a $124.99 average nightly rate.
"Fabulous for our furry family member!"
Overall Score5.0/ 5
We all had an amazing experience at the Kimpton Cardinal! One of our BEST experiences in a pet friendly space. Thank you for such a great stay!
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
19-Mar-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Sat Mar 16 to Sun Mar 17 2019 at a $122.72 average nightly rate.
"My new favorite Hotel! fancy and family friendly!"
Overall Score5.0/ 5
My son (13) and I stayed here the night before he took the SSAT in Winston Salem. The hotel was amazing! SO beautiful, great atmosphere and very friendly staff. Our room was clean, very large and comfortable. Best part was learning that there is a mini bowling alley/ basket ball court with pool tables, ping pong, shuffleboard and more in a “game room” in the basement. We spent hours after dinner playing pool and shuffleboard. Such a cool, fun place.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
07-Jan-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Jan 04 to Sat Jan 05 2019 at a $132.09 average nightly rate.
4.5 out of 5. Based on 386 guest reviews

Property Description

Built in 1929, the R.J. Reynolds building was the architectural inspiration for New York City's Empire State Building. Today it remains an endearing icon in the Winston-Salem skyline, still grandly representing the timeless traditions of the South.Re-imagined as The 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.The Kimpton Cardinal Hotel gives you countless ways to rev up the heart rate — and then simmer it back down. Witness our 1867-square-foot fitness center and recreation room, with a basketball court, bowling alley and even a twisty slide. Work out the kinks later with an in-room massage. Ride around downtown on a cruiser bike. Yes, this is one hotel in Winston-Salem you don't have to leave to have it all.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 3:00pm
Check Out: 12:00pm
Year of Last Renovation: 2016
Floors: 5
Rooms: 174
Corridors: All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 174
Handicap Rooms: 8
Suites: 14
Room Windows: Windows Don't Open
Cleaning Frequency: Daily
Meeting Rooms: 8
Meeting Space: sq. feet
Banquet Space: Holds people
Dist. to Food/Bars: 0.3 Mi
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: 1.0 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: On-site
Ownership: Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants
Policies / Expenses
24 hours prior to the day of arrival, by 6pm
Nightly Parking: 22
Typical Group Deposit: 25%
Total Taxes: 12.75%
Total Misc Fees: $0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)

Amenities / Features

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • ATM
  • Baggage storage facilities
  • Bus parking
  • Central location
  • Charge for early check out
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Concierge service
  • Conference facilities
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Credit card accepted: JCB
  • Dinner available
  • Electric Car Charging Station
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fitness and health center
  • Games room
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Central heating
  • Internet - wireless
  • Internet - ethernet
  • Free WiFi Internet
  • Ironing facilities
  • Laundry valet service
  • Mini bar
  • Movies in room
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Private car parking
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hours room service
  • Safe in rooms
  • Shower
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable
  • TV Channel: Cinemax
  • TV Channel: Weather Channel
  • TV Channel: Fox Sports
  • TV Channel: Nickelodeon
  • TV room
  • Valet Parking
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

PTI - 20 miles, 30 minsRDU - 93 miles, 1.5 hoursCLT - 83 miles, 1 hour 20 mins

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.

Breakfast Information

A La Carte Service 7am-10am daily through The Katharine, our onsite restaurant

Pet Friendly?

Service animals complying with ADA Title lll regulations are allowed.

Sorry, pets are not allowed.

Parking Info

Valet Parking - in/out $22 dailyNearby Self parking

Internet / WiFI

• Complimentary Wi-Fi for Kimpton Karma Rewards guests

About Kimpton Hotels

  • Boutique hotel with more than 60+ properties nationwide
  • Kimpton Karma Rewards is a free guest program which offers guests the opportunity to earn free nights, get free Wi-Fi, exclusive offers on hotel stays, a $10 bar credit for in-room snacks or bar cocktails, and a $30 spa credit towards a massage, facial, or body treatment
  • Nightly wine hour
  • Free coffee and tea in the lobby
  • Yoga mats provided upon request
  • Pet friendly hotel free for cats, dogs, and other pets of any size
  • Access to their public bikes for free to tour around the city or neighborhood
  • Kimpton Hotels also offers guest free travel items left behind or forgotten like plastic travel bags, fan, humidifier, curling and straightening iron, steamer, spray wrinkle remover, a night light, and so much more

The Kimpton Hotels highlights above are subject to change without notice.

FAQs about The Kimpton Cardinal Hotel

What time is check in?

Check in time is 3:00pm based on the hotel's local time. Early check in may be available if requested at the front desk on the day of check-in.

What time is check out?

Check out time is 12:00pm based on the hotel's local time. Late check out may be available if requested at the front desk during your stay.

How many rooms does The Kimpton Cardinal Hotel have?

There are 174 rooms in the property.

Is there any meeting space at The Kimpton Cardinal Hotel?

Yes, they have 8 meeting rooms that can support various table layouts.

What kind of breakfast is at The Kimpton Cardinal Hotel?

A La Carte Service 7am-10am daily through The Katharine, our onsite restaurant

What parking is available at The Kimpton Cardinal Hotel?

Valet Parking - in/out $22 dailyNearby Self parking

How much does internet cost?

• Complimentary Wi-Fi for Kimpton Karma Rewards guests

Is there a gym at The Kimpton Cardinal Hotel?

Yes, there is a gym/fitness area available on-site at the property.


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