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The Waterfront Inn

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1105 Lake Shore Dr, The Villages, FL 32162
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    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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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My nephew got married on Saturday at the Waterfront Inn. The service, food, accommodations, were outstanding. The hotel is very pretty and right in the center of things. The beds are extra comfortable. I was impressed by the professionalism of the staff. Nichole, the sales director, went beyond what was expected. The wedding was beautiful with a background out of... More

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HotelMngerGM, 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 your nephew's wedding. We host quite a few guests for their family and friends' weddings and we are glad that you chose us as well.Thank you for writing a review recognizing Nichole for her outstanding service . We are very pleased and fortunate to have... More

Grand Rapids, MI
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
46 hotel reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We checked in for three nights so we could look at real estate in 'The Villages'. This hotel has a great location in Lake Sumter Village Center. Lots of restaurants in walking distance. We chose a King suite. We had room 302 'Seagull Suite'. We liked the size of the room. Some of the space seemed open and wasted. I... More

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

I appreciate you taking the time to review our hotel and for sharing your experience. I was happy to read your positive comments about our location and accommodations. Thank you for sharing your observations and I use this type of review to share with my staff and use it as a learning tool. We do hope to see you again... More

Doral, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hi, We stopped at this hotel to stay one night on our way to Panama City Beach. I really liked the friendliness of the people in this town. The hotel is like a hotel in the movies back in the days. The lake behind the property is very relaxing and it in walking distance to restaurants and shops of the... More

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

Thank you for your wonderful review and we are pleased you enjoyed your recent trip to the Villages area. We try to make every stay a pleasurable one for all our guests with the clean, comfortable suites, and our complimentary breakfast with friendly service. As mentioned, our location is wonderfully situated in the Lake Sumter Landing Market Square where lots... More

Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Hotel is weird. The first room I had, the side of the bed was wet. The second had sugar ants in the desk, which got into my laptop. AC fan very loud. Hotel is old feeling; not snazzy at all. Overpriced.

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

Thank you for your recent stay at The Waterfront Inn at the Villages. Please accept my sincere apologies regarding housekeeping issues in your room, as this is unacceptable. Our Housekeeping staff takes great pride in what they do daily and the Director of Housekeeping and myself will be looking into where we fell short with our checks and balances. We... More

Florida
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We stayed here over the long Memorial Day holiday and found it enjoyable. It was chaming and perfectly situated for our purpose - to research moving to The Villages. We loved the festive atmosphere and the music. To those who found it annoying, I sure hope we don't end up getting those types as neighbors when we do move there.... More

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4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Stayed just one (Saturday) and everything was great. Met some friends that live in The Villages and took them to dinner at the Waterfront Inn restaurant. Excellent menu with choices that should accommodate everyone. For The Villages it was a bit expensive but it was also a good value. Entertainment - live band - had a LOT of people up... More

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Chesapeake, VA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This was our 2nd stay at the Waterfront, while looking for a home to buy in The Villages. Both times were excellent. It is quiet and clean, with rooms overlooking the lake. There is a bar area on the 1st floor with different entertainment at night. We only ate in the dining room for breakfast, which was a buffet with... More

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The Villages, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The Waterfront Inn was my first experience planning a large event in The Villages area. Our steering committee spent one year working with the hotel sales (Nichole and Margie) and Food/Beverage manager (Don). Everyone who helped us in the planning phase and during the event, including our event bartenders (Alisa, Marsella, Susan) and Banquet staff (Ed, Ruth, Steven), were simply... More

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The Villages, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The Waterfront Inn was top notch from the moment we arrived until we left. We hosted 125 Carolina Shag Dancers and Boppers from around the country and the staff was super for the 3 day weekend. This includes our servers for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, our Bar Staff for Thursday, Friday & Saturday, our housekeeping staff, and the front desk.... More

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The Villages, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Let me start by saying the location is beautiful, right on the lake. When we first arrived, the bellman - Neal - was wonderful. We explained that we were looking to book a SMALL wedding. He was very helpful in explaining their services, showed us around, etc. So far, so good, we thought! Then we tried to deal with the... 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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