I live in Winston Salem NC. My husband, son and I love to travel and we do so as often as we can. We appreciate club level, 5 star service and can, admittedly, be a little tough to please.
Our stay at The Carnegie Hotel was a total pleasure. On Thursday, we dropped our boat off at Sonny's Marina (on Boone Lake, see review) and checked into The Carnegie Hotel Harrison Suite (huge) on the 5th floor with connecting double queen room. We are thrilled to be able to check in with a beloved pet, Rosie O'Malley, a Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier. Family members began to arrive around 8pm. George at the front desk provided an awesome pizza delivery suggestion (Scratch's) and assisted with our order. Back in the suite, we ate, laughed and decorated til after midnight. The layout of the suite on the floor allowed us our late night get together without disturbing anyone. Wow!
Next day, more family arrive to check into their King rooms. Their rooms are on the same floor and nearby, just as I had requested. The rooms have king beds, sleeper sofas and full size roll away beds (just as I requested). The suite and all rooms are immaculately clean, have high-thread count linens and plush, absorbent towels. The mattresses are wonderful! The staff helped us rearrange the sofa and chairs in the suite to accommodate the blow up pool ball pit for our one-year-old guest of honor. Next day, off to the airport while the cleaning staff (best I have ever encountered!) return our messy spaces to orderly. My niece, her husband and their one year arrive at Tri Cities Airport following a long tiring flight from TX. The Harrison suite was the perfect setting for our relaxing, Friday afternoon gathering! We enjoyed club sandwiches and beverages while playing with the baby. Room service was prompt and extremely accommodating to our needs. Our bar sink stopped up and maintenance was there to fix it in less than ten minutes. So far, I am impressed at every turn!
Five of the ladies in our party head to the spa for their 7pm pedicure appointments (champagne and a long stem rose for each is such a nice surprise) while others baby sit and enjoy dessert in the room. Then, we all gather in the spacious suite bathroom to enjoy our little one as she takes her nightly bath in the gorgeous claw foot tub. She loves to play in the running water while bathing but we were reluctant to allow her to do so because temperatures often fluctuate at hotels. After thoroughly testing, we determined that The Carnegie water temp did not fluctuate at all! Fun!
Next day, breakfast together in the suite, then some of the ladies head to the salon (The BEST highlights/styling ever, they declare). Carnegie banquet staff are swift and efficient in setting up The Harrison Suite for the big birthday party! The food is amazing: fruit trays, cheese trays, flat bread with goat cheese and cranberries, BBQ wontons with Southern slaw, mini Beef Welllingtons, and much, much more...tastefully presented on a skirted buffet table. We end the party with a cake smash and another bubble bath.
Next day, breakfast in the suite and then to The Carnegie Library for family portraits. Amy from the front desk, assisted our photographer/cousin locate the perfect spots for our treasured family photos. The Four Generations picture on the exquisite leather sofa is our most treasured.
Flight departs at 5PM on Sunday. My husband hosts a World Cup Final party in the suite for the remaining family members. We stay thru Monday where we were granted a late check out.
It isn't cheap but it isn't ridiculously expensive either. I budgeted for an extra special event and it certainly was! Other than a billing error at check out (which Joel and Ryan acted promptly to correct), our stay could not have been better! Thanks to The Carnegie Hotel, one of my favorite vaca destinations is now Johnson City TN! Thank you Ryan, Joel, Amy and everyone else at The Carnegie for caring so much about everything you do there. I am a fan for life!
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