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The Waterfront Inn

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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 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

ichose this Hotel As I was pressed for time Being Close by as I was dropping of my child to a camp The Hotel is situated at the very end of a long drive thru the center of the illagesinLady Lake I was greeted by a very friendly Greeter Able to sit in a comfortable hair and chat while he... More 

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Weston, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

1. Great Shower! 2. Very clean and spacious w lots of storage. 3. Comfortable beds. 4. Very friendly staff. 5. Cold a.c. 6. Great wifi. the only thing that could use some improvement is the window curtain unless you intend to get up at the crack of dawn! The light shines bright before 7am. and the TV is a little... More 

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

Thank you for the superb comments and for taking the time to share your stay experience. I am so pleased to read how much you enjoyed your immaculate and comfortable accommodations, as well as, the in-room amenities during your stay. It is very pleasing for a General Manager to read that our staff met your needs by providing friendly service.... More 

The Villages, Florida
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76 reviews 76 reviews
8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here before and after our cruises while waiting for our house settlement. The staff and service personnel were extremely courteous and helpful! The rooms were clean and well maintained. The bar was a very nice retreat from the mundane routine of doing the loan settlement and moving preparations. Pool was refreshing, and exercise room was terrific.

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

Thank you for your glowing review and for choosing the Waterfront Inn Hotel, The Villages before and after your cruise trips. We are so glad that our wonderful location on the Lake Sumter was to your extreme satisfaction coupled with our courteous service and clean accommodations. It was nice to hear that you could relax and unwind at our bar... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel was perfect. Don't let other reviews sway you. You can walk everywhere and it has a good view of lake. Rooms were just as expected, We almost didn't book because of some of the reviews. But this is the only hotel where you can walk everywhere!

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

Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience at the Waterfront Inn Hotel, The Villages. I am glad we were able to make it comfortable for you during your visit by providing you with everything you expected, especially clean accommodations and a beautiful view of the lake. It was great to hear that you enjoyed our location and the neighborhood as... More 

Vero Beach, Florida
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

impressive driving up to the hotel. immediately not impressed with the young man checking me in. He couldn't be more bothered. he definitely set the tone of the stay. It must be said, everyone else was fine, nice, almost pleasant. The room was nice. Way over priced for what you get. Truthfully, I would not bother and spend the money... More 

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

We appreciate you choosing The Waterfront Inn Hotel for your stay at The Villages. I was sorry to read that your stay went from good to poor due to one of our associates. It is never our intention to disappoint our guests in any way as we take a lot of pride in delivering excellent guest service and having a... More 

New York
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

reserved a 6 night stay and after reading reviews, i'm a little nervous about staying there. We paid a lot of money for 6 nights and I hope the place is going to be clean and not disappointing. I stay at hotels for my work too so I know what to look for. Again, paying over $800 to stay there,... More 

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

We are delighted that you have selected our hotel for your multiple night stay in the coming days. On behalf of the entire team, I extend you a very warm welcome and trust your stay with us will be both enjoyable and comfortable. The Waterfront Inn provides sophistication and relaxation by blending southern hospitality with immaculate accommodations. We hope you... More 

London, Canada
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70 reviews 70 reviews
11 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The staff in his hotel is amazing. The buffet breakfast and lunch is more than with the $10 per person. Laura, our amazing server on several occasions during our stay, made the experience even better. I like hot tea with lemon and honey and Laura searched and found honey for me - each day! Thank you!! :) The hotel rooms... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review of our property. We are so happy that you received great service from my staff, especially from Laura who added more value to your stay. We are also glad that you found the beds and the pillows to be comfortable and you loved the incredible lake views, the pool as well as our... More 

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With my family all living in the area I come down from NYC several times a year with my husband. Was so excited when this place opened years back and stayed there faithfully up until a couple of years ago. Was never impressed with the food - pretty bad - but loved the location and the lake view rooms. However... More 

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

Thank you for choosing to stay with us again. We are happy that our location was to your satisfaction and it also brought you to stay with us again. Please accept my sincere apologies regarding the cleanliness issues you faced in your room during your stay this time. Our housekeeping staff has passion for what they do daily and I... More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
20 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

Staff was great and totally helpful,Nicole in sales was fabulous. Spoke with her prior to coming in in regards to a business trip at one of the local assisted-living facilities.Front desk was great and you must try the lobster quesadilla.. Stacey

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

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I am pleased that you received great service and hospitality here at the Waterfront Inn Hotel, The Villages. We strive daily to deliver service excellence "southern style" and reviews like yours is a confirmation that we are on the right track. I will be happy to share your compliments with... More 

Columbus, Ohio
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297 reviews 297 reviews
62 hotel reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The hotel has a great setting in the "downtown" area of the Villages. It sits right on the lake, so definitely ask for rooms with a view. The first floor of the hotel is in pretty good shape, but the upper floors seem to not have seen a renovation in a number of years. Overall staff was friendly. We were... More 

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

Thank you for your recent stay at the Waterfront Inn Hotel, The Villages while attending a wedding. We host quite a few guests for their family and friends' weddings and we are glad that you chose us as well. Our convenient location in the Lake Sumter Landing Market Square offering so many choices in shopping and food venues along with... More 

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