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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The company I work for often hosts seminars at this hotel. The staff Christy, Dana and Teresa are always professional, pleasant to work with and do an excellent job serving our guests and us for the events. This is the only review I've written but I've worked with them the last two times we've visited and both experiences have been...

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00gc, Manager at The Waterfront Inn, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to have you back again at the Waterfront Inn, The Villages. We are thrilled to note that you once again enjoyed the exceptional service from our associates, especially Christy, Dana and Teresa. I will share your praises with the entire team for the outstanding service they provided. We are glad we met all of your expectations...

Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

This is my 5th stay in 5 years at The Waterfront and I write it sitting at the veranda just a block down from Lake Sumter Landing. The good - location can't be beat, walking distance to 15+ food and drink locations, entertainment, activities and related Villages stuff. Lovely exterior appearance, lakeside pool area, decent restaurant and generally good staff...

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00gc, General Manager at The Waterfront Inn, responded to this review

Dear Richard, thank you for always choosing us for your travel needs and for your review. We are always happy to hear the good the bad and the ugly as this helps us focus on areas that need our attention and areas we are excelling in. We apologize for the problems within your guest room and for any inconveniences this...

Wildwood, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

Jolene was the BEST waitress anyone could have had. Our party of 12 had the best time, enjoyed great food, and we couldn't have been treated better. The restaurant was fresh, clean, and lovely. Thank you Jolene and Amelias!!

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00gc, Manager at The Waterfront Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit at the Waterfront Inn, The Villages. We are delighted you loved our delicious food offerings, and the extraordinary service provided by our staff. I will surely share your gracious words with them for a job well-done. Thanks again, we hope to welcome you and your friends back soon. Christy Kitt. General Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for two nights while visiting friends at the Villages. Pro is that you can Walk to shops & restaurants. Decor is somewhat dated. We didn't require any assistance from staff so cannot speak to that. Check-in and check-out was easy enough. Staff were friendly, especially the breakfast staff but the food was somewhat average. Wifi was very...

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00gc, Manager at The Waterfront Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time to share your experience. I am pleased to know you loved our convenient location along with the beautiful view and the service provided by our well-trained staff. However, we are sorry if any inconvenience you experienced during your stay. It was our pleasure serving you, and we...

The Villages, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

In January 2017, we were married and had our reception at The Waterfront in The Villages, FL. Nicole Toquero, their Sales Manager oversaw all the preplanning with class and patience. Christie and Daiva handled the Reception....and what a wonderful job they all did. Though all the planning and the actual event, we were always treated with respect and a smile,...

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00gC, Manager at The Waterfront Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful words about your stay at the Waterfront Inn, The Villages and congratulations to the married couple! I appreciate you recognizing our staff and the exceptional service they offered during your wedding. I will surely share your comments with Nicole and Daiva for a job well-done. It was our pleasure serving you, and we hope to...

Richmond, Virginia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel was ok, but way over priced for what you get. First of all, they offer free wifi, but there is no useable wifi. We tried multiple devices and were 'kicked' off them almost as soon as we could log on. Stafff members we talked to said this was a consistent complaint If needing wifi is important to you,...

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00gC, Manager at The Waterfront Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay with us. We appreciate your candid review, and I am sorry for the issues you encountered and the inconvenience caused them. This is not typical of our service, so I apologize that we left you with a bad impression. I have shared your observations with my team, and I hope you will give us...

The Villages, Florida
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a 40th Birthday party for our son here, with 17 out-of-town guests staying as well. There was a couple of mix ups on our guests reservations, which they took care of. Overall, I believe our guests enjoyed their stay. Our party was a great success, with the help of our bartender, George Johnson, our server Dana Collins and...

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00gC, Manager at The Waterfront Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing the Waterfront Inn, The Villages for your son’s birthday party. We are so delighted to read all of your guests had a great experience with us and that the party was a total success! We especially appreciate you recognizing George, Dana and Christie for their services, and will be sure to share your kind compliments with...

Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we visit the Villages we love staying at this hotel for the view of Lake Sumter, the proximity to Lake Sumter Square (block away) and the nice sized rooms. Entertainment is provided nightly in the lounge. This is nice but it also means the parking lot gets very crowded from 7-9 PM every night so you may have to...

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00gC, Manager at The Waterfront Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review regarding your stay once again at Waterfront Inn, The Villages. We are glad that you liked your spacious room along with the view it provides and that our convenient location was perfect for your needs. We appreciate you choosing us repeatedly and look forward to welcoming you back for another stay. Christy Kitt General...

Dover, Ohio
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our room was a King facing the lake. It was a nice size with a shower (no tub). The furniture had some nicks, but it did not feel like the room needed remodeled. Good location. Seems to be where people stay who are visiting family.

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00gC, Manager at The Waterfront Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review regarding your stay at Waterfront Inn, The Villages. We are so delighted to read you loved your spacious room along with the view it provides and that our location was perfect for your needs. We appreciate you choosing us and look forward to welcoming you back for another stay. Christy Kitt General Manager

The Villages, Florida
Reviewed January 14, 2017

Great Place to stay, have a meeting, or enjoy the restaurant - The Waterfront Inn has very nice accommodations, have stayed there many times, have had guest who come to visit me stay there and we all loved our rooms, views, and food. I live in The Villages and go to the Inn every other day to have breakfast, sit...

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ManagerX1, Manager at The Waterfront Inn, responded to this review

The highest praise we can receive is a satisfied guest who continues to enjoy our service and the food we serve. Many thanks for the amazing review about your beautiful dining experience at Amelia's, our on-site restaurant. We take pride in our service, as well as preparing delicious food of the highest quality, so I will share your compliments with...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about The Waterfront Inn

Address: 1105 Lake Shore Dr, The Villages, FL 32162
Location: United States > Florida > The Villages
Price Range: $155 - $227 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Waterfront Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 120
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Balcony rooms overlook the lake. Wonderful for coffee in the morning....or wine before dinner.”
 of 5 bubbles john45maloney, 1 week ago | Read review
“High floor on the corner”
 of 5 bubbles bluk123, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“lake front”
  • Fog Over Lake Sumter and Golf Course
  • View Across to Golf Course
  • Lake Sumter and Golf Course Mirror Like Image in Fog
  • Bathroom Vanity Area - Very Clean and Well Kept
  • View of Room Through Shutters from Jacuzzi Tub
  • View of Hotel Pool and Golf Course Across Lake Sumter
  • View of Lake Sumter From Room
  • Sitting Area and Extensive Views Out to Lake Sumter
 of 5 bubbles RLWOrangePark, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Stay at the hotel and enjoy the attractions at Sumter Landing Market Square just a block away.”
 of 5 bubbles RobertWB, Jan 14, 2017 | Read review
“not applicable”
 of 5 bubbles lost4ever2015, Dec 21, 2016 | Read review
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