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The Waterfront Inn

3.0 of 5 1105 Lake Shore Dr, The Villages, FL 32162
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Green Bay, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was our first trip to The Villages and checking into the hotel was our first taste of the ever famous " friendly". Front desk girls were in training and both Debbie and Kerri were beyond fabulous. They went above and beyond and waved at us each time they saw us. Devbbie had super hints about navigating the Villages. Room... More 

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Wilmington, DE
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was in The Villages for a friend's wedding & stayed 2 nights at The Waterfront. My room on the 4th floor had an amazing view, the concierge & lobby staff were VERY helpful. At the breakfast buffet, all I wanted was a little fruit & some oatmeal & the restaurant staff was happy to accommodate me - for $3.50!... More 

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TheHotelGM, General Manager at The Waterfront Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your feedback with fellow online reviewers. We’re happy you enjoyed your stay at the Waterfront Inn Hotel, The Villages while attending your friend’s wedding and it pleases us to know that you loved your clean and well-appointed room, as well as, the terrific view it provided. I appreciate you recognizing the efforts of our staff, especially... More 

Lawrence, Kansas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'll admit, I'm not in the age range of the Villages. I came down for business and was pleasantly surprised to see everyone having a good time dancing and singing near check in. It didn't effect my room at all, but it could yours. Wifi worked well for me, everyone was pleasant. Overall a good, quick stay for me!

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TheHotelGM, General Manager at The Waterfront Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your feedback about your recent stay at the Waterfront Inn. We’re happy that your overall stay was a great one and that you found our associates to be warm and friendly. It also pleases us to know that our Wi-Fi service kept you connected. Whether it’s for business or leisure, we would love for you to... More 

Orlando, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is awesome! The rooms are clean, spacious and nicely appointed. The AC works great and in Florida that's a big deal. Its centrally located in The Villages and is in the town square so I can walk to dinner. I have a large customer close by, so this hotel is always a good spot for me to stay.... More 

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TheHotelGM, General Manager at The Waterfront Inn, responded to this review

We appreciate you choosing to stay with us on your recent visit to the Villages and taking the time to write a fabulous review about your experience here. It’s nice to hear that our location worked well for you, given the proximity to the restaurants and your customer base. We agree, after a long day of travelling or work, stepping... More 

Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got an excellent AAA rate this time. We started our day with a very good buffet breakfast at Amelia's with eggs to order for only $10. This is the best located hotel in the area for experiencing The Villages. They have just enclosed their bar area creating a separate night club area with live music at night. Friendly staff.... More 

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TheHotelGM, General Manager at The Waterfront Inn, responded to this review

We are so glad you came back for another visit. There is nothing more rewarding for our team than to know that we made such a great impression on your first visit that you couldn't wait to come back. We are happy to hear we once again lived up to your high expectations and that you loved your accommodation, the... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed to nights in The Villages, first was the Hampton Inn, which is my go to hotel out of town because it is consistent, clean, and comfortable, along with a pretty good buffet breakfast included. Just for the adventure we decided to try the only other hotel in the Villages and are really glad we did. The Waterfront Inn... More 

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TheHotelGM, General Manager at The Waterfront Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your fabulous review of the Waterfront Inn Hotel, and we’re happy you chose to stay with us on your recent visit to the Villages. It’s great to hear how much you loved our hotel and the unique experience it offers. Our Housekeeping and Engineering staff strives to provide clean, comfortable and updated accommodations to each guest that... More 

Lakeland, Florida
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72 reviews 72 reviews
8 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Had occasion to stay in one of their Grand Suites for two nights. The location is great, right on Lake Sumter, and located within walking distance to all the restaurants and night spots. 5 Stars on location. The interior design in the hallways is pretty dated, with bold, bright, Tommy Bahama type of wallpaper everywhere, and woven rattan inlays. Frankly,... More 

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TheHotelGM, General Manager at The Waterfront Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay with us recently and I appreciate your candid review. I was extremely concerned to read about the issues you encountered during your stay and please accept our apologies for inconveniences caused you. I will take this feedback about the breakfast buffet and work closely with our executive chef to make sure that we are... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This hotel is located within walking distance of Sumpter Landing, a very convenient location with several restaurants and stores. The rooms are very spacious and clean and they have many of the amenities you would expect. They have a restaurant in the lobby and more often than not, they have entertainment there as well, such as trivia night, music and... More 

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TheHotelGM, General Manager at The Waterfront Inn, responded to this review

Dear N3380XKmichaeln, Thank you for your stay at the Waterfront Inn Hotel, The Villages and for sharing your comments regarding the location, comfortable rooms and other amenities we provide. I am glad you liked our lobby restaurant and the way we entertain with music and dance. Thank you for your kind compliments about our Staff and the services we offer.... More 

Austin, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The people are nice. The property is lovely. The location in The Villages is wonderful. Lots of shopping, good entertainment and restaurants are in walking distance. This is a nice hotel and the one we always stay at when we are at The Villages. The parking fills up at happy hour, but it's never hard to find a place near... More 

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TheHotelGM, General Manager at The Waterfront Inn, responded to this review

Good Day Bonnie W, Thank you for choosing the Waterfront Inn Hotel, The Villages for your accommodation needs. I am glad we were able to make it comfortable for you during your visit by providing you with clean accommodations, complimentary amenities with wonderful large suites. Our closeness to the Spanish Springs Village offers many restaurants and shopping venues to choose... More 

Jenkintown, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Just came back from the Villages. We had a reservation for 2 rooms made by the Villages Sales Office back in July. Please note, they wanted full payment right away. When we arrived our room were not ready even though our confirmation said we could check-in anytime after noon. We all were exhausted after getting up 3 AM in the... More 

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TheHotelGM, General Manager at The Waterfront Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay with us during your visit to The Villages. I am extremely sorry for the unpleasant experience you had during your stay. We take great pride in providing excellent service to our guests and it seems we have failed in providing this during your stay. I have talked about your concerns with my restaurant staff... More 

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Address: 1105 Lake Shore Dr, The Villages, FL 32162
Location: United States > Florida > The Villages
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Waterfront Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 120
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