I would have like to have given this Wingate the highest rating possible. Being a Wyndham owner, the motels are usually not up to the same standards as the Wyndham Resorts. However, this Wingate was excellent on many accounts; clean, updated, beautiful view of the West Virginia mountains. The room was updated. We had a kingsize bed with a living area with sofa and desk. It was very comfortable. It only lacked the mini kitchen of a Resort Studio. The motel offered coffee/Tea/Hot chocolate service 24/7. A hot Breakfast was included which we found unusual in these Covid-times. We recently stayed at the Wingate in Memphis and the breakfast was canceled due to Covid.
Now here is the big negative: The dining room where the breakfast is served got crowded and you would think that the guests had never heard about the pandemic. The few younger ones were wearing masks, but the majority of older folks were mask-less,talking loudly, laughing and coughing as if they had a death wish. There was no one scurrying around cleaning tables. It would not surprize me if this motel became ground zero of a super spreader event. If the guests cannot be encouraged to comply with safety standards, the dining area should be closed and the guests encouraged to take their food to their rooms. Unbelievable. All that said, in non-covid times this motel would have received 5 stars.More
- Free Wifi
- Free parking
- Fitness centre