We stayed here 4 nights during our recent trip to Gulfport MS and New Orleans. The hotel was very quiet and clean. We liked the views of the ocean from our room, the pool, and the breakfast area. The staff is very friendly and the breakfast was excellent. We especially liked the "crispy" bacon that they served. The pool, as mentioned previously, had a beautiful view of the ocean, we used it every day that we were there. In regards to the beach. It is right across the street from the hotel. While the beach is clean and we almost had it to ourselves, the water in this part of coast is very very shallow. I had to walk out about 600' before the water was at my waist. Hence that is why we ended up using the pool instead. But anyway that is no reflection on the hotel, we enjoyed our stay there and liked its close access to the beach and other amenities.........The only minor deficiency was that the house keeping service was chintzy with giving out soap, shampoo and the other small amenities. We only received these items the first night there, none for the rest of the stay. However, this was not a major set back, just a slight annoyance. Gulfport is a nice peaceful location to visit and when we are back in the area, we will stay at the Wingate again.