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Wingate by Wyndham Erie
Ranked #10 of 38 Hotels in Erie
Certificate of Excellence
Waterloo, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
92 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“The Good, The Bad and The Ugly....”
Reviewed July 6, 2013

The good:

-Rooms are large and fairly clean
-Beds were very comfortable
-Check-in/out were friendly
-Many restaurants/shopping very close by
-Seems like a safe area
-Close to I-90

The bad

-Seems to be starting to show its age
-TV is a bit small
-Called for an extra pillow and it never came
-Needs an easily accessible electrical outlet near the bed for charging laptops/ipads etc
-The alarm clock in our room was damaged and did not work, cord was damaged
-TV remote was not very good
-Internet was TERRIBLY slow, the busy hotel I am at tonight is VERY fast!

The ugly:

-Pool area air was like a chlorine gas chemical attack, we swim a lot and this was probably the worst ever pool area air quality we had experienced
-Someone had vomited a lot in the main pool and it was floating around in the pool. We told the front desk and decided to use just the hot tub. The pool should have been immediately closed and cleaned. No one came to deal with it while we were there...
-The pool area is so small and there is a lot of rust on the door area and ceiling, I know it is hard with all the moisture, but other places deal with it...

For what it cost, it was NOT a good value and next time, I think we will try somewhere else....

Room Tip: Stay away from end near interstate....
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Guy S, Director of Sales at Wingate by Wyndham Erie, responded to this review, July 8, 2013
I am so sorry your visit was so subpar - especially the pool incident - I will review our policies with the staff today!
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Reviewed July 6, 2013

This is a nice, affordable hotel. This place has those extra touches that set it a cut above similar hotels in the area. The beds are comfy, the rooms are good size, and the a/c works well. The front desk and everyone who works here treat customers well. The breakfast is better than most, like real eggs, sausage, it varies a little each morning, and the coffee is good 24/7, and they have coffee flavorings, and some evenings they have a managers reception with drink and food. One night they set up popcorn. Just those little touches that set this place apart from the norm. The pool and hot tub area is well maintained. We will return when in Erie.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Guy S, Director of Sales at Wingate by Wyndham Erie, responded to this review, July 8, 2013
so glad you enjoyed your stay - thanks for making my day!
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Reviewed July 5, 2013

We travelled to Erie for the first time and stayed at the Wingate by Wyndham. The hotel was easy to find being fairly close to the highway. The room was a good size and came equipped with a king bed, flat screen tv, microwave, mini-fridge, hairdryer, iron and board, safe, coffee maker, and had free wifi. It was clean with a fairly modern décor both in the room and bathroom. Lots of clean thick towels and good water pressure. No complaints really about the room other than the oddly small pillows but there were plenty of them so it wasn't a problem. It was an incredibly hot and humid week when we visited and we were so glad the air conditioning worked well although it was a bit loud when it would start during the night.
We didn't use the pool or exercise room on this visit.
There is a free breakfast buffet in the morning offering a waffle station, scrambled or boiled eggs, bagels, toast, pastries, cereals, sausages, potatoes, yogurts, juices, coffee and tea. It could get quite busy at times which meant waits for some of the choices and the toasting oven.
We found the staff at the front desk were always very friendly and helpful. I have to comment also on how nice it was to get a thank you note from Katie (I think that was her name) in housekeeping hoping that we would enjoy our trip.
Our friends joined us on the second day and we all had a terrific time golfing for two days. It's a trip we would certainly do again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Wingate by Wyndham Erie
Address: 8060 Old Oliver Rd, Erie, PA 16509-4650
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Erie
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Erie
#6 Family Hotel in Erie
#9 Business Hotel in Erie
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Wingate by Wyndham Erie 2.5*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Wingate by Wyndham offers world class accommodations as well as first class customer service. We provide you with a deluxe hot breakfast from 6am until 10am, indoor heated pool with whirlpool, 24 hour fitness center, business center, and sundries shop. Our room offer you wired and wireless high speed internet service, pay-per-view movies, flat screen TVs, in room safes, mp3 player adaptable alarm clocks, as well as mini-refrigerators and microwaves. We provide a complimentary shuttle service to and from the local airport, casino, mall, and a limited service area. Shuttle hours vary. We have great rates, packages, and specials that we offer. Book direct to receive the best available rate. We do offer price matching as long as we can validate the rate. One all inclusive rate at one great price! ... more   less 
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