Wyndham Jacksonville Riverwalk
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Blog time again from the Southern US states. We have covered some serious mileage since last we met. We've already clocked up over a thousand miles, and been going a week. Last night we stopped in Destin, Florida and right now we have stopped again for the night in Jacksonville, also Florida.
Destin is about as opposite to …
After leaving Little Rock at 5pm yesterday, we got in to San Antonio at 8.10am this morning and ruhed to get breakfast, Tex Mex style. Best. Breakfast. Ever. Bacon, scrambled eggs, rolled up in flour tortilla with a bit of refried beans to scoop up. It was immense, and super cheap! I wish I could remember the name of the place but it was right …
... you'd like. I felt very American as I had my pizza and salad which was more cheese than veg but it was good fun, just tiring getting back in at 1130 having got up at 6am! Today (Thursday) has been a relaxed day in comparison. I was with the optometrists in the morning which was actually very useful as they let me use the lamps that they use when you go to the optician. They had a few interesting cases and I managed to use the lamp successfully for the ...
... There's lots of coughs and colds, hurt knees/ankles and with a patient base largely made up of young Navy guys, quite a bit of 'drop your pants' examinations. It's pretty much what I expected to be seeing though and with a lot of the patients being aircrew, treatment can sometimes be difficult as they can't fly on certain medications or with certain injuries. I'm also getting used to the different names they have for their medicines- paracetamol is called acetaminophen ...
... and with little feeling in my forearms. Not wanting to look weak though I ploughed on but must have looked like I was struggling when a kind lady called Amy pulled over and asked if I wanted a lift. Being quite far from the hotel and sweating quite a bit I accepted gladly! I unpacked and went downstairs to the bar for a well deserved beer. As I sat down I heard someone shout my name and it turned out Amy is staying in the same place too, so I ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Business Services
Historical Traveler Reviews Wyndham Jacksonville Riverwalk
Where to begin? With the toilet. After arriving in my room very late at night after a long flight, I used the facilities, only to discover that not only did the toilet not flush, but that the handle lay on the floor and there was only a corroded hole where the handle should be attached. I had to flush the toilet by removing the tank cover and reaching my hand inside the tank. After I washed my hands, I pulled down a towel to dry them, and the towel bar came down with it. When I went to unpack my bag, the room was so dark (only one desk lamp with a 60 watt bulb and a bedside lamp with space for 2 bulbs but containing only one 60 watt bulb) that I had great difficulty seeing what I was doing. I called the front desk to report these problems, and they politely apologized and assured me that all would be fixed the next day.
The Hotel is well manicured/maintained on the outside and the first floor. Problem begins after leaving the first floor. You're left with a feeling that you've been duped and somehow you've entered another hotel.
Be sure to park under the security camera. Our car was stolen plus several others were broken into. To top it off the secuirty people at the hotel merely "helped" by calling 911. They never volunteered info like they had secuirty tapes for the police, there was a rental car service inside the hotel, where to purchase a new car seat nor did they give us a private area to conduct our business even though we had a baby and family members crowding up the lobby making frantic phone calls to insurance companies, rental car services, locations to find a new baby car seat (early on a Sunday morning), etc. We were with a large wedding party and our group had spent a lot of money with them that week-end. I'm sure none of us will return there!
After reading the reviews on tripadvisor I was a bit weary of this hotel but as we had booked online our room was non refundable. Upon arriving I was pleasantly surprised! The atrium is now decorated tastefully and the front desk staff were wonderful. We were in town for a convention and the location made it very easy to catch the tram to the convention center. The bartenders and room service were wonderful and prompt. The room we had was river front and a suite definately worth the money! I have stayed at many Wyndhams and while this was not the best (it is still under construction for rennovation) it is certainly not as bad as i had feared.
We booked the hotel because it was on the river and nearby Jacksonville University (the reason I was in the area). We walked in and the smell alone was reason enough to leave. The hotel was (and still is) in the middle of a transfermation from a Radisson, and construction was unavoidable. The paint is chipping everywhere, the carpet is offial, the atrium is vacant and ugly, and the staff were the most unhelpful people in the city of Jacksonville. There was a huge rap convention going on and the hotel was full of "thugs" and loud music. The room was very, very small and most rooms don't have any view of the river at all, in fact most face the parking lot or the back side of the Wachovia tower. The room rate was unrefundable, but after enough complaining we got our money back and headed to the HYATT which was amazing in every way possiable. Please reconsider this hotel, please.
After viewing reviews of this hotel I booked directly, as it was for a very personal funeral and I had questions.
Recently stayed for conference. Location is terrific for accessing Jacksonville. It is clear that the Hotel is privately owned and not a "corporate" Wyndham. 1st room had a chipped toilet, stained carpet and stained desk chair..and I'm a "Wyndham by Request" member. Management promptly moved me to a "better" room with only a small stain on the desk chair. Phone had to be repaired twice during stay, resulting in a missed wake-up call. The hotel did not appear well-kept or up-to-date, although the beds were new. Hotel restaurant is buffet only for breakfast and closes early after lunch. Front desk staff help depended on who's at desk...not consistent. Business Center is non-existent and comprised of a computer with a worn-out keyboard wedged in the wall/closet. If you have a choice, take another pick.
Recently spent 4 days at a reunion at this hotel, which was previously known as the Raddisson. There is a transformation and a upgrading period now going on and the new management will bend over backwards to make your stay as pleasureable and enjoyable as they can. The new pillow top mattresses and pillows make for a very comfortable and restfull night after a long day. The manager and people on the front desk will take a real concern to make sure you are satisified. Rooms are large and comfortable. There is a breakfast buffet in the morning, a little pricer than what it's worth, but good. Even though there is a reataurant in the hotel- after the breakfast buffet, food is still available only through room service. The hotel is located in downtown Jacksonville and other restaurants and tourist attractions are closely nearby and can be reached by taking a 2-3 minute ride on a small skyway train, at a cost of .35 a person. Plenty of fee parking is available at the hotel. Also, interstate entrances/exits are nearby. Although my next trip to Jacksonville is a couple of years away, I'm looking forword to staying there again. Others would not be disappointed staying here.
Great Beds..Great Location
Loved the location of the Wyndham. South side of river across the street (walking distance) to Mortons Steakhouse. This helped with entertaining of clients.
The hotel just replaced all of the beds and I must say the new beds are AMAZING. It was probably the best night sleep I have had in a hotel in a long time.
I would definately recommend this hotel.
I recently stayed at this hotel for a large conference. At first there was a problem finding my reservation and the reason that was given was that they had just changed ownership (Radisson to Wyndham). This was no big deal since the girl at the desk was very polite and simply signed me up for anopther room. It is quite obvious that this hotel is in the process of being rennovated. According to the front desk, all the beds have been replaced and the vanities have all been redone. This is quite impressive since I think they officially changed ownership only a week ago! From what I could see these things looked pretty new. Also the staff was really pleasant and helpful every time I needed something. If you do end up staying here make sure to ask for a room with a balcony. Only some rooms (the 5th floor I think) have them and it was a great view from above.