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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
    4.5 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I live in The Villages, FL and although I have never stayed at The Waterfront Inn, my family members have. I have seen their guest rooms and they are so well appointed. They have a restaurant on site which has great food. And the staff is always so friendly. I highly recommend this hotel!

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

Thank you for your kind words about The Waterfront Inn, The Villages. I am glad that we have had the opportunity to welcome your family members to our hotel, and we appreciate your compliments about our well-equipped accommodations, staff, as well as, our onsite restaurant. Thank you again for recommending us and we do hope to have you as a... More 

Oxford, Michigan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This is a very nice facility , very nice rooms , excellent pool , friendly and courteous staff, excellent Buffet breakfast daily We enjoyed our stay here however we were on a member discount room rate. Without the major discount it would be VERY Pricey and you can do much better elsewher Having said that it is a beautiful and... 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 and for sharing your feedback with fellow online reviewers. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, as our first goal is to provide all our guests with the most enjoyable experience. Thank you for recognising my associates, especially my front desk team for their friendly service. I'm... More 

Boston
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Nice place to stay if you are visiting family/friends in The Villages. Large rooms with refrigerator/microwave/coffee/HBO. Large walk-in shower. Free Wi-Fi. Housekeeping was great. Friendly staff. Exercise room and outdoor pool/hot tub with adequate sitting area. Free daily newspaper. Hotel is on the lake with some balcony rooms facing the lake and sitting areas on the lake. Wish more of... More 

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

Dear Guest, I’m so glad that enjoyed your room here at The Waterfront Inn and all the wonderful amenities that we have to offer. We are aware that our parking is a great issue. Being so close to the square, our lot attracts everyone going to the square and restaurants. We are currently making plans to eventually have parking sectioned... More 

Columbia, Maryland, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Attended the monthly "Tea" that the restaurant puts on. Major disappointment. Think that the sandwiches, desserts, scones came from the local supermarket. Service was poor. The waitress said that there "had been an accident in the kitchen "and that they were short staffed. She was trying her best but the restaurant was full and she may have been the only... More 

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

I am so sorry to hear that our monthly tea party was a disappointment. We made all the sandwiches and scones in our kitchen with the recipes that our regular tea attendees have been enjoying most. We will consider adding a few more items to give the tea a boost as well as support our staff when busiest. I appreciate... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

My wife and I stayed at the Waterfront Inn to visit friends who live near The Villages. Upon our arrival (11:30PM) we were greeted by friendly front desk staff and even invited to relax in front of a fireplace at the late hour. The room was clean with a great view out the front of the Inn. The location was... More 

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

Thank you for staying at The Waterfront Inn and we are so glad that you and your wife had a great stay. It was a pleasure to hear that you were welcomed warmly by our Front Desk staff upon your arrival and that our amenities, as well as, the guest room met your expectations. We want all our guests to... More 

Lucama
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

spent the weekend of Feb 13 2015 in the Villages. Stayed at the Waterfront Inn and was impressed with the check in/out process. It was extremely efficient. The only issue I had was housekeeping. Upon checking in our room I noticed clothing left behind by previous guest which indicates that the dressers were not being cleaned . The next morning... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your observations from your recent experience at The Waterfront Inn. The number one priority for our staff members is to make a good first and last impression on our guests and I’m pleased to hear that your check-in and check-out were fast and efficient. However, I am sorry that you felt the... More 

Montclair, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I found the Waterfront Inn to be exceptional. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful, the rooms were large, nicely decorated, and very clean. We were fortunate enough to have a terrace and water view which made our stay that much more enjoyable. The restaurant on premise was excellent. Wish we'd been able to stay longer than 2 nights! Would... More 

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

I thank you for your 5-star review of our property, and more importantly for choosing to stay with us for your getaway to The Villages. I am pleased to hear that you found our hotel to be “exceptional” and that we were able to impress you with our well-maintained & spacious accommodations, as well as, the surrounding views. I’m also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Our company recently held an event in the Villages for 3 days/2 nights at The Waterfront Inn. We had people from all over the country using over 50 rooms. The feedback we received from each person was great. We truly didn't hear one negative remark regarding their rooms, the décor, or the staff. Our dealings with The Waterfront were above... More 

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

We were so glad to have the distinct pleasure of hosting your recent corporate event at the Waterfront Inn Hotel. It was nice to read that our staff and facilities helped make your function go off without a hitch and that your guests were pleased with our hotel and accommodations. Thank you for taking the time to acknowledge the efforts... More 

Jersey City, New Jersey
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

I tried to disregard how dated the hotel felt upon our arrival... It was much more difficult to accept that our windows were permanently screwed shut. I came from the northeast to experience the beautiful 67º weather this weekend and it's hard to comprehend that opening a window wasn't an option. The explanation from the front desk was that "no... More 

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

Thank you for choosing to stay with us recently and we appreciate your candid review. I'm sorry we were unable to open the windows for you. It is a safety procedure we stand by as a hotel. However, we do have balcony rooms available for those seeking fresh air and a beautiful view. Should you decide to give us another... More 

Macomb, Illinois, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

My significant other and I stayed at this hotel recently to get away from the harsh cold of Chicago. The location is absolutely beautiful and the hotel staff was very welcoming. Aimee tended to our every need and Don definitely made it clear that he was appreciative of our decision to stay at the Waterfront. Additionally, we utilized the breakfast... 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 and for posting wonderful comments about our hotel. I am pleased that you enjoyed the hospitality of our staff, as well as, our unbeatable location. I will make sure to pass this great review onto the rest of the staff, especially to Aimee, Don and Natalie as... More 

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