I'm guessing that one of these days there'll be wi-fi in the rooms, if only because of the March of Progress. About 13 years ago I joined this Methodist church where I live, and every fall the choir went on this retreat at Epworth By the Sea at St. Simon's Island, GA. The first couple years there were no phones in the rooms--by design. After all, phone calls was one of the things you were supposed to be Retreating from. If you wanted to make a phone call (and didn't have a cell, which I didn't then) you had to use a payphone and reverse the charges at home. A few years later, phones appeared in the rooms, just like any hotel--and the old brass keys were replaced by key cards. Of course, I still have problems with using my cell on St. Simon's Island, but that's T-Mobile's fault, not Epworth's.
I'm thinking that eventually wi-fi will extend to the rooms. We found that the best place for us to use our laptop was in this corner next to the Piano Bar. I found the Internet service to be terribly slow, but we have a cable modem at home and I guess I'm just spoiled.
Do any of the rooms get wifi (or does it carry over to any of the rooms from the lobby)? When I stayed at CSS we had wifi in our room and it was great!
I was getting a signal walking down the first floor hallway of the Main Building toward the West Wing. If you got one of the rooms close to the lobby or a balcony overlooking the patio you could probably get a signal.