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M.C. Benton Jr. Convention Center

301 West Fifth Street, Winston Salem, NC 27101
+1 336-727-2976
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Still Under Construction Past Deadline

The employees of the conventions center were great, helpful and kept the place very clean during... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2017
Shawn L
Nice facility

This convention center is undergoing renovations which will hopefully modernize and make it more... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2017
Bethania, North Carolina, United States
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good45%
  • Average23%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
22 Mar 2017
“Nice facility”
28 May 2017
“Still Under Construction Past Deadline”
301 West Fifth Street, Winston Salem, NC 27101
+1 336-727-2976
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Reviewed 28 May 2017

The employees of the conventions center were great, helpful and kept the place very clean during our event However, the delayed construction made it difficult to navigate when loading in and loading out. This accounts for the "average" rating.

Thank Shawn L
Reviewed 22 March 2017

This convention center is undergoing renovations which will hopefully modernize and make it more aesthetically pleasing. Parking can be difficult except for the deck across the street which connects to the upper level of the convention center with an overheard walkway. Parking in the deck...More

Thank RJR1112
Reviewed 30 June 2016

Renovations in lobby and to entrance blocked walkway, entrance/egress options from auditorium, and views to locate bathrooms and other meeting rooms. It made our event most confusing and uncomfortable. Entrance/exit doors to the convention center were negatively effected by carpet mats jammed against and under...More

Thank Fred H
Reviewed 24 June 2016

Can hold meetings, wedding, proms, graduations all sort of different uses. Many major conferences have been held here

Thank Jill K
Reviewed 22 June 2016

The convention center was under construction while we were there, but it was still a very nice experience. My only complaint is that at night, so many of the lights inside were turned off that it was very difficult to see. I look forward to...More

Thank Carolinagirl0224
Reviewed 17 May 2016

I've attended many luncheons, banquets, home shows and a cat show at this venue and find it to be well managed and clean. It's a hassle to park downtown, sometimes even on weekends and you should research parking options ahead of time.

1  Thank gatortunor
Reviewed 11 February 2016

I have visited this Convention Center many times in the past years for conventions, meetings, exhibits, lunches, dinners, etc. I have always enjoyed coming here because it is close to everything in the downtown area, but it appears somewhat run down nowadays and it doesn't...More

Thank Frank d
Reviewed 14 January 2016

Statewide meeting back in August, food was so-so and the meeting rooms and halls are showing wear and needs some updating. I work also in conference planning and visit 5 to 6 conference-convention centers a year.

1  Thank Dwayne C
Reviewed 21 November 2015 via mobile

The facilities are very good. Parking is difficult. It is very pretty inside with large spaces. Restrooms are very clean. Catering was good. Will continue to come, but try different ideas for parking. One way streets make it a little tough at rush hour. Policeman...More

1  Thank laurenvill
Reviewed 5 October 2015

The Center was easily accessible to the hotel. With rain during my stay, it was fantastic that I did not have to go out into the weather. Rooms within the center had easy access.

1  Thank Christine F
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Trish P
11 November 2015|
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Response from Christine F | Reviewed this property |
I do not think wheelchairs are available there. I often make arrangements with Scootaround to make arrangements at large convention centers like the Benton Center.