Relax in comfort at this hotel in the Piedmont Triad with a complimentary hot breakfast, on-site restaurant, and pool
Hotel at a Glance: Best Western Plus University Inn
Wake up on a comfortable, pillow-top bed at the Best Western Plus University Inn and enjoy a freshly made omelette at the hotel’s complimentary hot breakfast. With the Downtown Art District of Winston-Salem close-by, guests have quick access to sprawling artist studios, shops, and a number of breweries and wineries. And from within the Piedmont Triad, there are plenty of attractions and hot spots conveniently located nearby, including Wake Forest University.
- Go for a swim at the on-site pool with pool-side restaurant and bar.
- Grab some breakfast with a complimentary buffet-style meal bar.
- Sip on a cocktail at the cocktail lounge.
- Run a mile on a treadmill in the fitness center
- Store your leftovers in your in-room refrigerator.
Winston-Salem, North Carolina: History, Culture, and Colleges in the Piedmont Triad
Located in north-central North Carolina, Winston-Salem and the towns of Greensboro and High Point make up the Piedmont Triad. Originally, Winston and Salem were separate entities. Salem was founded first, in 1766, by Moravians who were escaping religious persecution in the present-day Czech Republic. Winston came along nearly a century later, in 1851, and would eventually become a heavy hitter in tobacco and textile manufacturing. In 1913, the two fused into a single city.
Winston-Salem is decidedly a college town. There are six institutions of higher learning nearby, attracting thousands of young people to the area and providing a strong fan base for basketball games involving the Rams of Winston-Salem State University and the Screamin’ Demons of Wake Forest University. The colleges are a big part of the city’s long-standing commitment to education and art. Another pivotal player in that arena is the Reynolda House Museum of American Art, whose collection includes works by Albert Bierstadt, Mary Cassatt, and Frederic Church.