The Kimpton Cardinal Hotel

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Why We Love It

  • Located in the Downtown Arts District, a "sea of happening galleries" (Fodor's)
  • Kimpton perks like nightly wine hour, pet-friendly accommodations and yoga mats in every room
  • Rec room with bowling alley, basketball court and pingpong table
  • The art deco R.J. Reynolds building was the architectural muse for the Empire State Building

Enjoyed This
(11 Member Ratings)
"The hotel was beautiful! The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. My entire family (especially the little ones) had a blast!"
Jul 26, 2016
Charlotte, NC, United States

Map & Directions

The Kimpton Cardinal Hotel is located in downtown Winston-Salem.

Rooms & Rates

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Every year, the Reynolds Building in downtown Winston-Salem receives a Father's Day card from the staff of the Empire State Building. That's because the 1929 art deco skyscraper was the architectural inspiration for the New York City landmark, built in 1931.

In April 2016, the first six floors of the Reynolds Building opened as the Kimpton Cardinal Hotel, following an extensive 22-month renovation.

The living-room-like lobby welcomes guest with cozy sofas and arm chairs, art deco flourishes, metallic finishes and pops of cardinal red. 

Guest rooms feature clean lines, tartan fabrics and bronze details. Beds are made with Frette linens and bathrooms have luxury Atelier Bloem products.

The hotel offers customary Kimpton perks, including nightly wine hour from 5-6 p.m., in-room spa services, a yoga mat in every guest room (as well as yoga mat roll-out service upon request), a 24-hour fitness center, complimentary morning coffee and tea and a "Forgot It? We Got It!" policy for providing forgotten essential travel items upon request.

The lower-level rec room takes Southern hospitality to the next level, supplying guests with a grown-up play room complete with bowling lanes, a basketball court, shuffleboard, foosball, pingpong and card tables, an 80-inch flat-screen TV and a two-story spiral slide. 

Outside the hotel, the Winston-Salem Downtown Arts District -- a "sea of happening galleries" (Fodor's) -- is a six-minute walk away. Historic Old Salem -- a restored Moravian community with costumed period actors practicing the trades of the original settlement -- is a five-minute drive. Be sure to visit the Tavern, built in 1784, where George Washington spent two nights in 1791.



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Kids' club
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Games room
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • Extra beds (fees apply)
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Bike rental
  • Concierge service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Internet access (fees apply)
  • Wi-Fi in guest rooms (fees apply)
  • Wi-Fi in public areas (fees apply)
  • High-Speed Wi-Fi (fees apply)


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Valet service (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check-in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children up to age 12 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Cribs available on request, $20 (subject to tax) per night. Extra bed available on request; $20 (subject to tax) per night. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request, free of charge.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: A Valet Parking Fee of $20.00 (subject to tax), per day applies and will be added to your bill at the hotel. This rate is subject to change without notice and at the discretion of the property.

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The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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Enjoyed This
(11 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Kimpton Cardinal Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.7 Ambiance
4.6 Location
4.7 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The hotel was beautiful! The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. My entire family (especially the little ones) had a blast!
Eric Jul 26, 2016 Charlotte, NC, United States
Enjoyed Most
Very nice and they were pet friendly.
Johnny Jul 18, 2016 Blairs, VA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Rooms, service were good
Other Comments
No local attractions were identified by hotel, hotel staff not really aware of attractions.
James Jun 27, 2016 Shaw AFB, SC, United States
Enjoyed Most
Beautifully rehabbed hotel with very friendly staff.
Other Comments
Decorating style of lobby and rooms is exceptional. All of the staff we interacted with were friendly and gracious.
Kathy Jul 15, 2016 Staunton, VA, United States
Enjoyed Most
OUTSTANDING customer service -- Truly the best that we have received at any hotel!
James Jul 14, 2016 Kernersville, NC, United States
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
My experience at the Katherine was unsettling
La Jun 27, 2016 N Chesterfield, VA, United States
Enjoyed Most
I liked the bedding and the resturant was good.
Other Comments
They should have a bar in the game room as well as simple foods like hotdogs, chips, pizza slices ect... It would make bowling, playing pool, and just hanging out there a lot more enjoyable. They also new we were bring our dogs so I expected dog bowls and maybe a special treat for the furry pets. I'd say it's a 3 star property. The room was very hot as well.
Christopher Jun 20, 2016 Winston Salem, NC, United States

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