plan your stay at riverrun

RiverRun International Film Festival welcomes thousands of attendees each year for our annual Festival. Whether you’re visiting from around the world or want a local staycation, experience the best in Southern hospitality and discover why they call Winston-Salem the City of Arts & Innovation as the Festival transforms our community into a hub of independent film.

To help plan your stay, here is our list of our flight, hotel, and restaurant partners. All are within walking distance of our downtown screening venues or a 7-minute Uber/Lyft ride to others.


The Piedmont Triad International Airport (PTI) is a convenient 30-minute drive to/from Winston-Salem. Airlines that fly out of PTI are Allegiant, American Airlines, Delta Airlines, and United Airlines.


The Shaffner Inn (150 S Marshall St, Winston-Salem, NC 27101) is a home built in 1907 that was converted into a luxury bed and breakfast. They have 8 guest rooms as well as meeting/event space. Their additional properties – also located in downtown Winston-Salem – are The Summit Street Inns (434 Summit St, Winston-Salem, NC 27101). Comprised of the historic Ludlow and Sheppard houses, they offer 10 well-appointed guest rooms with over-the-top bathrooms, refrigerators, and complimentary Wi-Fi. These properties feature beautiful gardens, a billiards room, a parlor, and in-home dining and a complimentary breakfast at Founders Restaurant, just a mile away. Earn a 20% discount on an overnight stay or meal at Founders Restaurant by mentioning “RiverRun Film Festival” or use the code RiverRun20*. Make your reservation at one of these Inns HERE.

The Historic Brookstown Inn (200 Brookstown Ave, Winston-Salem, NC 27101), Trademark Collection by Wyndham Rate was built in 1837. The Inn has the charm and ambiance of old-world architecture with all the conveniences of a modern conference facility. Guests enjoy these complimentary offerings – a hot breakfast, a wine and cheese reception in the evenings, cookies and milk at bedtime, and friendly visits with their resident cat Sally! Make your reservation HERE

The Hampton Inn & Suites (235 N Cherry St, Winston-Salem, NC 27101) offers comfortable new modern-designed guest rooms with free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV, a coffeemaker, and our exclusive Hampton bed®. FESTIVAL RATE: $189 per night + tax. Make your reservation HERE.

The Hawthorne Inn & Conference Center (420 High St, Winston-Salem, NC 27101) provides tastefully decorated guest rooms and suites that come equipped with complimentary wireless internet, microwave, refrigerator, and in-room safe. FESTIVAL RATE: $89 per night + tax; available through 3/25/24. Call 336-777-3000 and mention “RiverRun” to make your reservation.

The Kimpton Cardinal Hotel (51 E 4th St, Winston Salem, NC, 27101) is located in Winston-Salem’s historic R.J. Reynolds building, the architectural muse for the Empire State Building. FESTIVAL RATE: They offer a Business Edge 7% discount rate for RiverRun attendees. Make your reservation HERE or call 336-724-1009. 

The Embassy Suites (460 N Cherry St, Winston-Salem, NC 27101) is a full-service upscale all-suite hotel. Guests stay in spacious two-room suites with high-speed Wi-Fi access and receive a complimentary full cooked-to-order breakfast and a nightly manager’s reception. Additionally, the hotel offers 24-hour room service. FESTIVAL RATE: $189.00 per night + tax; available April 18 – 23, and April 26. Make your reservation HERE or call 336-724-2300. 

The Fairfield Inn & Suites (125 S Main St, Winston-Salem, NC 27101) offer a complimentary breakfast, free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, and a full-service lobby bar – the Main St. Bar & Grille serves classic American fare. Guest rooms include a sofa, refrigerator, coffeemaker, and microwave. Make your reservation HERE.

The Hotel Indigo (104 W 4th St, Winston-Salem, NC 27101), located in the historic Pepper Building, is pet-friendly, guest rooms feature plush bedding, spa-inspired showers, complimentary Wi-Fi, and Aveda bath amenities and offers full-service dining at the Sir Winston Restaurant and Wine Loft. Make your reservation HERE.

The Winston-Salem Marriott (425 N Cherry St, Winston-Salem, NC 27101) offers all-new guest rooms featuring sleek décor, platform beds, flat-screen TVs, and spa-like bathrooms. Other amenities are an on-site steakhouse, grab-and-go breakfast options, a 24-hour fitness center, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Make your reservation HERE.


Winston-Salem is a city with a welcoming spirit and creative soul – a place that will surprise, delight and inspire you to visit again and again. See why Southern Living called Winston-Salem a “glorious gem of a destination” and one of America’s “Best Cities on the Rise.”