We have met family at some of the hotels in Lynchburg over the years.
One consideration may be that SHS is the newest one in the area. Just fresh new upscale lobby and current attractive decor.
If you choose Wingate, try to get a front "view" room. The hotel is high above the city and the view rooms can give a spectacular view of city and mountains by day, magnificent sunsets and pretty city lights way in the distance by night.
Wingate's pool is off the breakfast area in a big glass enclosure, so it's interior. SHS's pool is outside.
I don't remember that Wingate has a refrigerator and microwave...maybe some suites. Check on that part.
These two have a lot of similarities.
Their locations are not too far apart either. Likely not enough to make one choose one over the other.
Springhill is south of the airport, if that's a consideration. It's the last one along there...but not much further than the others.
SHS and Wingate are about equidistant to restaurant row and the plaza with all the big box stores. You can ski easily year round at Liberty Mountain from either hotel really.
SHS is along the highway south of the enormous Liberty University campus.
Wingate is on that hill behind the campus....hence the view.
I remember the young people in our groups enjoyed Wingate's pool and some of the grownups sat at the large breakfast area just on the other side of the glass wall doing our own thing. A couple of adults were always in the pool area watching our younger ones but it was nice to have that glass wall to look through every now and then and such a handy seating area. We would get together there, order pizzas, bring sodas and have our family gathering there. No one every said that was a problem. This would be in the evening after the day's outside activities. (We always offered the person at the nearby desk soda and pizza as well.)
Others...adults...have loved the newness and stylish look of the new SHS.