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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 4 days ago NEW

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 1 week 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
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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

The Villages, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This hotel is very nicely decorated and is located on Lake Sumter Landing in The Villages. We arrived Saturday afternoon and were immediately given our room keys. The lobby is a central location for the bar, restaurant and a dance floor with windows overlooking the lake. That night they had live entertainment and dancing there. The room is very nice... More

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

It's true that our hotel truly has the best location. We are centrally located in The Villages and Lake Sumter has the best theme, Key West! Being on the water, we have beautiful sunsets and a nice breeze. We always have free entertainment in our lobby bar every evening and now we are actually going to be doing trivia on... More

Summerfield, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We stayed at the Waterfront Inn for New Year's Eve. It was our first time there. After dinner and the party, we just got on the elevator and walked to our room - PERFECT !!! We liked it so much we returned a few months later for a long weekend, no special occasion. The food is excellent, and the hotel... 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 here with us so much! We have a staff that truly cares about the hotel and our guests. It's my favorite square in The Villages because of the key west feel. There are boutique shops and plenty of restaurants to choose from including our own Amelia's restaurant. Our executive chef, Tom, has... 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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