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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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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
20 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Staff was great and totally helpful,Nicole in sales was fabulous. Spoke with her prior to coming in in regards to a business trip at one of the local assisted-living facilities.Front desk was great and you must try the lobster quesadilla.. Stacey

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

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I am pleased that you received great service and hospitality here at the Waterfront Inn Hotel, The Villages. We strive daily to deliver service excellence "southern style" and reviews like yours is a confirmation that we are on the right track. I will be happy to share your compliments with... More 

Columbus, Ohio
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282 reviews 282 reviews
58 hotel reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel has a great setting in the "downtown" area of the Villages. It sits right on the lake, so definitely ask for rooms with a view. The first floor of the hotel is in pretty good shape, but the upper floors seem to not have seen a renovation in a number of years. Overall staff was friendly. We were... More 

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TheHotelGM, 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 a wedding. We host quite a few guests for their family and friends' weddings and we are glad that you chose us as well. Our convenient location in the Lake Sumter Landing Market Square offering so many choices in shopping and food venues along with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I came to visit friends and stayed 2 nights. The hotel is nice and reasonably priced. Staff very pleasant and helpful. Restaurant ok. Breakfast buffet decent for the price and staff very nice. Pool decent size and clean. Good location and felt very safe at night. Over all not a fabulous place but fine for a couple... More 

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

Thank you for your recent stay with us. We take great pride in providing every guest a most memorable stay and it seems we met this goal during your stay. I will share your gracious comments with my staff to encourage them to keep on doing what they do best every day. We are also happy that you liked our... More 

Norwich
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent 2 weeks in the hotel. The room was comfortable, but really nothing special. It was part of a family room with the joining door locked. However it was possible to hear all conversations and noises from the adjoining room - even down to the flushing of the toilet. Had breakfast in the attached restaurant twice and again it was... More 

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

Thank you for choosing our hotel for your extended stay. I am sorry to hear that your overall experience at our hotel was not great. We try our best to make sure our guests are satisfied with every aspect of their stay and I am sorry if that was not the case for you. I apologize for the noise from... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location if you are visiting The Villages. The hotel needs to be remodeled and updated to be more inline with what you would except of the resort lifestyle you would get if you purchase a home here. The room we stayed in showed wear and wasn't the cleanest. We had previously stayed as a Lifestyle guests which was an... More 

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

Thank you for choosing to stay with us again. We are happy that our location was to your satisfaction and it added on to your visit to the Villages. We appreciate you for sharing your observations and please accept my sincerest apology regarding your unpleasant experience this time. We strive for excellent service and clean conditions, and I apologize that... More 

West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can't think of one negative thing to say about this place. Comfortable bed, great shower, clean, nice pool, excellent restaurant (those garlic/cheese mushrooms), efficient staff, motorcycle parking and wash station. Can't wait for next year.

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

Thank you for your recent stay at the Waterfront Inn Hotel, The Villages and posting wonderful comments about our hotel. There can be nothing more pleasing for us to hear that guests promise a return because they loved everything that our hotel has to offer from comfortable accommodations, clean facilities and to our friendly services as well. I am happy... More 

phila
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Just returned from 4 nites at this hotel. We usually rent a home in the villages but this was Easter week and I only needed a few nites so that is why I tried this Inn. It was a great place to stay and we will be back. The room was a King on the lake side with a Balcony... More 

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

I was pleased to hear that we were able to accommodate your stay multiple nights at the Waterfront Inn Hotel, The Villages. As mentioned, our location is wonderfully situated in the Lake Sumter Landing Market Square where lots of restaurants and shops nearby for our guests enjoyment. I appreciate your constructive comments and look forward to the opportunity of welcoming... More 

Houston, Texas
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

My parents and I were attending my Uncles funeral. We arrived late in the evening (10PM) after what you can image was a very long day with my uncles funeral. We were exhausted. We go to the room (201), changed for bed and I pulled back the covers and the bedding was all wrinkled. Upon further looking it was apparent... More 

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

On behalf of the entire team of the Waterfront Inn Hotel, The Villages, please accept my sincere apologies regarding the cleanliness issues you faced during your stay. Please know that we do not take these concerns lightly, especially with the cleanliness of the hotel - has to be priority #1. Our housekeeping staff has passion for what they do daily... More 

Ellicott City, MD
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132 reviews 132 reviews
24 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We spent several nights here while visiting friends and touring The Villages. We only chose this hotel because we wanted to be able to walk down to the town center easily. The room was fine and the beds were comfortable. The drawback was that there was no free breakfast like a lot of the hotels have. Also, you had no... More 

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

Thank you for your review of your stay at our Hotel, I was pleased to hear you enjoyed your overall stay with us. I was sorry to hear that breakfast was not to your liking. Our chef and restaurant staff take pride in the freshness of our food they serve daily and adhere to the high standards we have in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Fantastic stay. Hotel was clean, staff was courteous and beyond helpful. Love the late checkout time which gave us time to enjoy the delicious breakfast at Amelia`s. The hostess, Peggy, was super accommodating for seating two babies with a large stroller, and very polite. I would highly recommend staying here.

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

Thank you for your recent stay at the Waterfront Inn Hotel, The Villages and posting wonderful comments about our hotel. We are happy that you had a fantastic stay with us. It was a pleasure to read that you loved the breakfast you had at our Hotel Restaurant; Amelia's and recognizing Peggy for her friendly service during your stay at... More 

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