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5 Unique places to stay in Winston-Salem

These accommodations with links to the past will make traveling to the Twin City more relaxing, educational, and fun.


The Lanier Room of the Huntley House is made for sweet dreams.

Photo courtesy of Lauren Martinez Olinger via Red Cardinal Studio

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Whether you’re looking for an escape downtown or a comfortable place for out-of-town guests, these places offer an experience that is uniquely Winston-Salem. Take a look at accommodations that offer modern amenities and a connection to the past:

Huntley House

874 N. Liberty St. | Now known as Robert Hall, the property has housed many different businesses since the early 1900s. Five guest rooms offer close access to breweries, galleries, restaurants, and shops in and around Industry Hill. Each room mixes family heirlooms with modern, eclectic touches. Group reservations are also available.

Graylyn Estate Hotel and Conference Center

1900 Reynolda Rd. | What was once the estate of Bowman and Nathalie Gray is now a top-ranked boutique hotel and conference center. Visitors can stay in one of 85 guest rooms or suites while enjoying the grounds of the 55-acre estate. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are available in the Manor House or in bed with in-room dining.

Graylyn library with chairs and fireplace

Graylyn’s library is made for enjoying cocktails or a good book.

Photo courtesy of Graylyn Estate and Conference Center

Shaffner Inn

150 Marshall St. SW | The Tudor Revival-style residence was built in the early 1900s and now welcomes visitors right off Salem Parkway downtown. The inn has eight guest rooms — its grand staircase, nine original fireplaces, and antiques make common spaces feel elegant. Enjoy breakfast or brunch on mismatched china at Founders Restaurant in the enclosed wraparound porch.

Historic Brookstown Inn Hotel

200 Brookstown Ave. | Miss Sally the resident cat greets guests at this restored hotel and event space. Each of the 70 rooms and suites highlight the history of the old Salem Manufacturing Company mill. Guests can enjoy a large courtyard, a complimentary hot breakfast, and works by local artist Leland Powers — or venture to local cafes and restaurants within walking distance.

Zevely Inn

803 S. Main St. | This bed and breakfast is located in Old Salem and has hosted travelers since the mid-1800s. Some of the 12 rooms have fireplaces and all are adorned with simple but stately decor. The inn offers a quiet escape that’s walking distance from downtown — and refreshments are available to guests throughout the day.