Sundance Plaza Hotel Spa and Wellness Center
3050 University Pkwy., Winston-Salem
The Sundance Plaza Hotel is part of the Choice Hotels group but feels more like a boutique hotel than a national chain. The 194 rooms ($70–150 s or d) have all of the standard amenities, but extras like the sculpture garden set it apart from other national properties.
The hotel has a Starving Artists program: A rotating collection of artwork made by local artists is displayed in the guest rooms and available for purchase, with all of the funds going to the artists.
The massive spa has all of the standard treatments and also offers 15-minute mini-massages for the rushed. Free Internet access and continental breakfast will free up a bit of the budget for a few extra packages of Moravian cookies.
© Jodi Helmer from Moon Charlotte, 1st Edition