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The Waterfront Inn

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1105 Lake Shore Dr, The Villages, FL 32162
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Ranked #2 of 2 hotels in The Villages
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
Coolrunner2014 The Villages, Florida
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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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The Villages, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wonderful weekend there with a beautiful waterfront view. Great entertainment and the staff were very courteous and friendly especially the Bellman Neal who went out of his way many times to make my stay a pleasant one. I recommend this hotel if you are staying in the area.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Waterfront Inn is essentially at the center of the ever expanding community known as The VIllages. The location couldn't be better sitting right on Lake Sumter and just a short walk from Market Square. Service is excellent as befitting "America's friendliest home town." Entertainment is live and nightly with crowds that always seem to be enjoying themselves. My only... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The absolute best bellman ever. Nice, very service oriented and very helpful. Could not be any nicer than he was to us. I heard several people comment very positively on his attitude. Amazing guy. the hotel was beautiful the restaurant foods were excellent and our stay was amazing.

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The Villages, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

this gentleman sets up the guests for a great time the wife and I have been coming to dance every friday for a long time and have seen this gentleman help many visitors with great care and help, not only does help with checkin but his knowledge of the area has allowed visitors to enjoy the many attractions in the... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved our stay here, made a family get together that much more fun. Easy and convenient location. The bellman, Neal, was awesome. Full of knowledge, friendly, and fun; wanted to bring him home to hang out. I'd definitely stay here again. Looking forward to it. I realized id forgotten to write a review, but it was so good, I had... More

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Jackson, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The room was fine but the desk lamp did not work. Later moved to room overlooking waterfront. It was great. Friendly staff. Nice breakfast. The location is excellent and the views are great. Hope to be back soon.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Had lunch for three of us on a Sunday. It was a good buffet not the best I ever had but good. Our table was a little distance from the main buffet which was not a problem for us but something to be considered if making a reservation. The setting is gorgeous and the hotel is elegant and sumptuous. It... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

My wife and I stayed at this hotel as we were experiencing the Villages Lifestyle. We couldn't have been happier. From the girls at check in, to Neil who took care of our luggage the day of check in, it was a wonderful experience all around. Neil was there any time we needed him. He really gave us the welcome... More

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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27 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here one night when we visited THe VIllages and were delighted. We had stayed elsewhere in the Villages our first night at a nice hotel but this hotel was clearly a more upscale choice and worth the extra money. The room was comfortable, very nicely decorated, granite counters, lovely tv, coffee maker, frig, microwave and a balcony overlooking... More

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Amelias52, General Manager at The Waterfront Inn, responded to this review

I'm so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us! We pride ourselves in being the most upscale hotel in the area. I strive to do daily checks of the hotel rooms with the executive housekeeper to make sure they are clean and maintained. My apologies for the condition of the elevator floors, however, we are in the process of... More

The Villages, Florida, United States
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I've only made it as far as the lobby and the restaurant, but when I had more friends visit than I had guest rooms one couple stayed at The Waterfront Inn for a couple of nights. These are people who typically stay at 4- and 5-star hotels, so I was a little nervous. They were delighted with their accommodations. They... More

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Amelias52, General Manager at The Waterfront Inn, responded to this review

I am pleased to hear that your friends enjoyed staying at the hotel. Our team has been working hard to be the best place for The Villagers to have their friends and family stay. We check the rooms daily to make sure they are immaculate and ready. We also have plans to refresh our lobby and bar area with new... 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*
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