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The Waterfront Inn

GreenLeadersSilver level
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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King George, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I have had the pleasure to stay at The Waterfront Hotel twice and I love it! The staff are super nice and very helpful and always have a smile! The hotel is so beautiful and the food is great! Highly recommend and hope to visit again soon!

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HotelMgr2015, General Manager at The Waterfront Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for coming back to The Waterfront Inn for another stay and sharing your wonderful experience with fellow travelers. We take pride in our services by providing a clean hotel with savoring food offerings and are very happy to read your praising comments for the same. Our staff takes great pride in the service they provide and we will... More 

Bristol, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Anyone needing a hotel in The Villages, I highly recommend The Waterfront Inn. The staff is very attentive, it is reasonably priced, and it is a wonderful location to every kind of dining you could possibly imagine. We are already booking our return visit!

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

Thank you for sharing such delightful comments of your recent stay at the Waterfront Inn. We take great pride in providing every guest a most memorable experience and it seems we met this goal during your stay. We are elated to read your gracious compliments for our terrific location, amazing staff and the value we offer. There is nothing more... More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was in Florida last week to visit a friend and had the opportunity to stay at the Waterfront Inn. We had a lovely experience! The staff was very friendly and genuine. The rooms were beautiful! The food and drinks were delicious! The location is fantastic with a poolside view of a gorgeous lake...just exquisite! I'm looking forward to my... More 

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

Thank you for staying with us at the Waterfront Inn, The Villages and for your perfect rating. We are pleased to know that we were able to make your stay a memorable one and that you loved our amazing location, nice accommodations, courteous staff as well as the food we served. We appreciate your gracious comments and will be waiting... More 

Oxford, Florida
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I come into the waterfront every week for lunch. They have amazing food and the service is always so great! I see Susan every Tuesday and she always remembers what I like! I will continue to come here and I encourage people to try it out not just for the hotel aspect but the restaurant as well.

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

Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience about our Hotel Restaurant; Amelia's and we are very happy that we are able to carry out this promise each time you visit us. We take pride in our service and in the various entrees we offer that our Chef prepares with food of the highest quality. I will be sharing your gracious... More 

Tallahassee, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Waterfront Inn this past weekend for a small conference and was pleasantly surprised. The hotel was located right in the middle of all the 'action', next to dozens of shops, restaurants, and other activities, and the hotel itself was right on a beautiful lake. What stood out for us were the showers and air conditioning. The... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your review of your recent visit with your friends to the Waterfront Inn for a conference. As you mentioned, our location is wonderfully situated with lots of restaurants and shops nearby and our guests thoroughly enjoy it. We are thrilled to read your amazing comments for the showers and HVAC unit of your room which were... More 

The Villages, Florida
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don Slage and staff of Waterfront hotel did a a great job. Pool party food & drink specials. Beautiful Hotel. All the staff ( I don't want two leave any one out ) of the lounge/restaurant / hotel, they went out of there waytwo make our conference a success. Thank you

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

Thank you for the excellent review for the Waterfront Inn on your recent visit with your friends. Your compliments for our property were a pleasure to read. The very attitude of our team is friendly service and am extremely pleased to hear that our associates went "above and beyond" to make your conference a great success. Please be assured that... More 

Battle Creek, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The villages is the best retirement community in the world and the Waterfront is the best of the best when we invite friends or relatives to stay for a few days. The rooms are always meticulessly cleaned and fresh. The restaurant has reasonbly priced meals and the wait staff is always at your beck and call. the location overlooks the... More 

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

Wow! What an amazing review for the Waterfront Inn. We are extremely delighted to read your glowing comments for our immaculate accommodations, generous guest service and terrific location. We are so pleased to read that you and your family had a flawless stay and thoroughly enjoyed your time with us. We would love to have the opportunity to welcome you... More 

Providence, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I just returned from staying at the waterfront inn. I had a lake view room. However, I was extremely jealous of the woman who is sitting on the balcony in the next room. I wish I'd known it with balconies as I would've booked one. I did have a very nice view of the lake and the room was clean.... More 

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

Thank you for choosing to stay with us and sharing your experience. It gives me immense pleasure to read that you loved our immaculate property and your room overlooking the lake. However, I am sorry to learn that parking was a challenge during your stay. We always try to accommodate our guests to the best of our abilities, so I... More 

Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The rooms are beautiful and clean, there are tons of restaurants and shops within walking distance. Hotel sits right on a lake. Staff are delightful. We stay here frequently both for business and personal and have never had a bad experience. Linda, Susan, and George are absolutely wonderful lounge / restaurant staff who have gone out of their way to... More 

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

Thank you for being our regular guest at the Waterfront Inn. There is no greater compliment for a General Manager than to have a return guest who chooses us over our competitors due to their previous experiences. We truly appreciate your gracious compliments regarding your satisfaction with the immaculate room, food offerings and convenient location. It also gives me immense... More 

Dillard, Georgia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Great Location easy access with many restaurants and shopping within walking distance. Really nice King Suite with beautiful large Lake and pool views. Very comfortable bed, nice TV, great reception, wi-fi in room. Great Breakfast and restaurant! Food is cooked to order (Omelettes) and full breakfast bar as well. Kitchen Staff and Hotel Staff is very friendly and helpfull, right... More 

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

The Waterfront Inn would like to thank you for taking the time to provide us with such a wonderful review. It is great to hear how much you enjoyed your stay with us. Being conveniently located is one of our strong assets and I am glad you appreciated it. I am also delighted to know that you loved your accommodations... More 

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