Conference Lodging

Polo Residence Hall

We strongly encourage all ES12 participants to take advantage of on-campus housing in our attractive Polo Residence Hall. This hall opened in 1998 and features a split-level townhouse-like arrangement. Within each townhouse, four persons share a kitchen, living room, and two bathrooms. Each person has a private bedroom with closet. Individual apartments are available that house two persons sharing a kitchenette, living/dining area, and one double occupancy bedroom. Handicapped-accesible apartments are also available. The cornerstone of the building is the main lobby, which is a two-and-a-half story rotunda. Wireless internet access is available throughout campus, including Polo Residence Hall.

Polo Residence Hall is within a convenient walking distance to all conference activities. The cost for this option is $131 per person for three nights, including tax, linens, and towels. For more information, pictures, floor plans, and corresponding maps, please visit Polo Residence Hall.

Graylyn International Conference Center

graylynGraylyn International Conference Center is the Wake Forest University conference center. Located adjacent to campus on a beautiful 55-acre estate, Graylyn is within a lovely scenic walk from campus through the Reynolda House Gardens and Reynolda Village. Graylyn features 96 uniquely decorated and well-appointed guest rooms in either the castle-like Manor House or French cottage-style Mews. As the university-owned conference center, Graylyn is offering a special rate for our conference attendees, which includes their famous Estate Breakfast. We have a block of rooms reserved for our conference, but room availability is limited due to other events, so please make your arrangements early. Graylyn provides shuttle transportation to and from the airport for a reasonable price. Shuttle service to and from the conference will also be provided by the conference free of charge. For more information or to make your reservation, please contact Graylyn directly and use the Group Code ES12. Even if you are not staying in Graylyn, it's worth a visit for its astonishing architecture and historical background!

Other Lodging Options

We highly recommend that workshop participants stay in either the Polo Residence Hall or the Graylyn Conference Center (see above) due to their proximity to the conference activities. You are also welcome to choose any of the other nearby accomodation options listed below. However, keep in mind that transportation to and from these locations is NOT PROVIDED by our conference. Please contact these hotels directly to make reservations.

Courtyard by Marriott

Clarion Sundance Hotel

Brookstown Inn - Downtown Winston-Salem

Embassy Suites - Downtown Winston-Salem

Marriott Hotel - Downtown Winston-Salem

Hawthorne Inn - Downtown Winston-Salem

Where to Eat …

Meals throughout the conference will be provided on campus and are included in the registration fee. A variety of other establishments are listed below. Note that these dining options are not included in the registration fee nor will it be reimbursed.

Village Tavern

Cuisine: American
102 Reynolda Village
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
(0.4 miles from campus — a short walk)

Bonefish Grill

Cuisine: American, Seafood
300 S. Stratford Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
(3 miles from campus)

Milner’s American Southern

Cuisine: American, Seafood
630 N Stratford Rd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
(1.8 miles from campus)

Sweet Potatoes Restaurant

Cuisine: Southern
529 N Trade St
Winston Salem, NC 27101
(336) 727-4844
(3.5 miles from campus)

Nawab Indian Cuisine

Cuisine: Indian
129 South Stratford Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27104
(2.6 miles from campus)

River Birch Lodge

Cuisine: American
3324 Robinhood Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27109
(3 miles from campus)

Ryan’s Steaks, Chops & Seafood

Cuisine: Steakhouse
719 Coliseum Dr.
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
(1.5 miles from campus)

Simply Yummy - lunch only

Cuisine: American
122 Reynolda Village
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
(0.4 miles from campus — a short walk)