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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
Josie630 Chesapeake, VA
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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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Chesapeake, VA
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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The Villages, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 July 14, 2014 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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Amelias52, General Manager at The Waterfront Inn, responded to this review

I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at The Waterfront Inn. It is in the best location which is right in the middle of The Villages. Lake Sumter Market Square is just minutes away from the hotel and we are golf cart accessible. We have a very friendly staff here many of which have been with us for... More

Jackson, Tennessee
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

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

I'm so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us at The Waterfront Inn! We have a staff that takes pride in what they do and it reflects in great customer service. I love this hotel as well as the team that works here. We all like to think as though we are inviting guests into our home. I hope... 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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