4 BEST Hotels near Wake Forest University

Located in Winston-Salem, NC, these are our picks for the 4 best hotels near Wake Forest University.

We include hotels for all types of travelers, so you can easily find a hotel that fits your needs and your budget…

#1 – Best Western Plus Hanes Mall

Best Western Plus Hanes Mall

– $$

– 7 minute drive to Wake Forest University

Easily our favorite budget hotel in the area, Best Western Plus has huge rooms, cozy beds, and amazing customer service.

Boasting a modern and colorful design, this is a hotel that caters to all types of travelers. Each room is equipped with a microwave and fridge, and a free breakfast is served every morning.



#2 – Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott Winston Salem/Hanes

Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott Winston Salem/Hanes

– $$$

– 8 minute drive to Wake Forest University

Another hotel boasting a funky and colorful design, we love the value that Fairfield Inn and Suites provides.

While the fitness center is nice and the lobby is super fun, our favorite part has to be the awesome works station provided in each room. This, plus the super fast wifi, make this hotel a very popular choice for business travelers.



#3 – Residence Inn Winston-Salem University Area

Residence Inn Winston-Salem University Area

– $$$$

– 4 minute drive to Wake Forest University

Are you the type of person that prefers a cozy apartment over a sterile hotel room? Then you’ll love Residence Inn Winston-Salem!

The suites are enormous, and come equipped with a large living area as well as a full kitchen – meaning you can save money be cooking your own food! And the cherry on top? A super-clean fitness center AND basketball courts.



#4 – Kimpton Cardinal Hotel

Kimpton Cardinal Hotel

– $$$$$

– 7 minute drive to Wake Forest University

If you are measuring purely by amenities, Kimpton Cardinal Hotel is easily the best hotel on this list… maybe in the entire city!

The modern design is gorgeous, the rooms are like penthouses, and the on-site restaurant is delicious. Guests also rave about the on-site bar and the ENORMOUS fitness center. If you can afford it, try and get a room with a spa bath – it’s awesome.



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About the Author Emma Johnson

Emma Johnson lives to travel! Born in Washington D.C., Emma is a hotel connoisseur and a staff writer at Hotel Jules. An army brat, Emma got the travel bug early and has never been able to stop. Now, she has proudly visited 70+ countries and plans to visit every country in the world! Passionate about her ukelele (obviously) and her family, Emma eventually wants to retire in Thailand and write a book about all of her travel experiences.