When traveling anywhere near Winston-Salem, NC, there’s no need to stay in a traditional, cookie-cutter chain hotel when there is a cool place like The Brookstown Inn to lay your head.
One of the oldest structures in the city, the building that now houses this boutique hotel was once a cotton and textile mill and later a flour mill. Many of the exposed brick walls, pine floors and massive ceiling beams date to the 1830s. A brick wall in the lobby displays a number of photos and papers that document a century and a half of the Brookstown and developments in the Winston-Salem area.
Historic Boutique Hotel in North Carolina
When I arrived, my room wasn’t ready yet – I was early – so I spent an hour or two in the common area working on another project. Free wifi is always a nice perk at hotels, as are lots of electrical outlets. A basketball game on TV and a fire in the fireplace made it feel just like home.
Because The Brookstown was not built as a hotel, each floor and each of the 70 rooms have their own personality, floor plan and furnishings.
I stayed on the third floor with a view into the courtyard below where I could watch Sally the Hotel Cat enjoying the sunshine.
In addition to free wifi and an adorable cat, my room was huge, the beds so comfy and the bathroom spacious and well-lit. That’s important stuff.
A lovely 15 minute walk from downtown, past a number of historic buildings and homes, the Brookstown was a delightful place to call home during my visit to the Winston-Salem area.