Unfortunately, this hotel doesn't live up to the description that appears on the Wingate web site. I traveled to Augusta for meetings at nearby Fort Gordon, and I would strongly recommend staying elsewhere (there are plenty of options, including another Wingate that I understand is much better!).
1. The location is convenient to Fort Gordon and major highways.
2. The wireless internet access seemed reliable and reasonably fast.
3. The free breakfast is not extensive but palatable.
1. My room was VERY noisy. I could hear the person in the room next door watching TV almost all night, even when I put a pillow over my head. I considered calling the front desk to complain, but realized how hopeless this would be when I found I could even hear the guy cough. The walls are just that thin...needless to say, I did NOT get a good night's sleep. Also, my colleague, who stayed on a different floor, was kept awake by garbage trucks that came to empty the several dumpsters near the hotel.
2. The rooms are shoddy and poorly maintained. There is an air of dinginess to just about everything. You can feel the springs in the bed, too, although it wasn't too bad.
3. The "fitness center" can only barely qualify as such. The elliptical machine squeaked so loudly that I couldn't stand to use it, the treadmill kept slowing back down after I would speed it up, and the upright bike looks like a wreck. The weight machines do have a minimal degree of function.
4. The rooms have very poor lighting. It's tough to see to put makeup on, etc.
5. The staff at the front desk seemed sullen and disinterested when I checked in.
Bottom line: Stay at the other Wingate or at the Hampton Inn next door!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 100 room 4 story interior corridor property, featuring suites, expanded breakfast, business center, internet access, meeting rooms, fitness center, outdoor swimming pool. Free parking. Four miles from Fort Gordon, located within minutes of major companies: ADP, T-Mobile, John Deere & more. Discounts for military, senior citizens, AAA, AARP, groups and corporate rates! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Wingate By Wyndham Augusta Hotel Augusta
- Wingate Hotel Augusta