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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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Lutz, Florida
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband stayed there for work, and he was forced to give his card for the deposit, even though they had my husband's company card on file. While that is not a big deal, they used his personal card to pay for hotel room. When he informed them of this error, they refunded his card, but told him that he... More 

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

Thank you for taking time to post your thoughts of your recent visit. I was extremely concerned to read about the issues your husband encountered during his stay and please accept our sincerest apologies for all the inconveniences caused. We are extremely sorry for charging the wrong card, and we will surely make it right. Unfortunately it takes 2-3 days... More 

Dillard, Georgia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

Edmond, Oklahoma
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stay here when we visit mu in-laws who live in The Villages. The hotel is very nice, and the beds are comfy. The service is wonderful, with a very nice staff. It is perfect for when the whole family goes for a visit.

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

Thank you for choosing to stay with us while visiting your in laws in the Villages area. I was happy to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us and you found your bed to be extremely comfortable. It is nice to hear that you received great service and hospitality from our staff and I would love to share... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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TheHotelGM, General Manager at The Waterfront Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your overnight stay at the Waterfront Inn Hotel, The Villages and posting wonderful comments about our hotel. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and I will be sharing your comments with my associates - they will be encouraged by it. I am glad that you found all the in room amenities... More 

Weston, Florida
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36 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 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 

Villas, New Jersey
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

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
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015 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
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

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 May 31, 2015

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
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 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 

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