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“Comfort & Convenience” 4 of 5 stars
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The Waterfront Inn
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in The Villages
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Hiawassee, Georgia
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Comfort & Convenience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

I stayed here twice while looking at property in The Villages. The rooms were spacious, pleasant & very comfortable. I found the beds to be "just right" for a good nights sleep. Because I was worn out after a very long day of driving I ordered room service. Although the service was good I was disappointed in the food. The staff is courteous & helpful & the location can't be beat.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
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1 Thank CJTBHI
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Hazlet, New Jersey, United States
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

This hotel was great! The service was great and very accommodating. We had a full view of the lake and golf course. We rented a golf cart for the day which allowed us to travel all in the villages. Highly recommend this hotel!

Room Tip: Top floor, lake front view.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Andrew L
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Pittstown, New Jersey
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79 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

Finky wallpaper in the hallways. Can't beat the location if you are staying in the villages. Walk to happy hour in the town. They don't include breakfast which most of the surrounding hotels do. Very loud room next door but that may have just been bad luck.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank bporourke
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Orlando, FL / Palm Springs, CA
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217 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

5-Star for The Villages. Granted, it's no Ritz-Carlton, but it is as close as you can get for The Villages. POINTS: Cleanliness, Great Location, beautiful facilities, helpful & cheerful staff. The rest of available hotels cannot compare AT ALL....they are chain motel-hotel types (Holiday Inn, Comfort, etc) and bare-bones.....which are okay, but those are quick-stays for ($tight) visiting relatives etc.....but if you want to stay somewhere special.....somewhere you will truly enjoy the facility itself....a notch or two above the others....then the Waterfront Inn is THE ONLY place to stay. Located on Lake Sumter Landing with shops & restaurants at your convenience.....nightly live music at the Landing....you will probably pay $20-30 more per night than the others but you will have a much more overall enjoyable experience making it worth the extra change. If you're staying a week or more? They will negotiate rates.....don't be shy, If you don't ask you won't get it. Don't stay anywhere else. BTW, It's pretty popular so don't expect to get a room at the last minute.....plan ahead and you'll be happy that you did!

Room Tip: Waterfront View....really nice.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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3 Thank BigWhale
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Sebring, Florida
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37 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

Our state officers of the Lions Club has used this hotel the past 2 years for our first organizational meeting. The setting is lovely and we had a view of the pool and the man made lake. The pool was comfortable and the beds were super.AC kept the room nice and cool.We had breakfast in the dinig room the first morning and found the staff very helpful and prices reasonable. We were within walking distance of many fine restaurants.I had lost a nice gold earring somewhere and within 20 miles of leaving the Inn I got a call that they had found it.

We plan to return again next year.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Judy G
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Tucson, Arizona
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47 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

Wile visiting relatives we had the occasion to spend two nights at the Waterfront Inn. The hotel is very clean, the rooms comfortable, with a nice pool and view of (manmade) Lake Sumter. We were completely satisfied with the hotel. It was within walking distance of the Lake Sumter town square; with restaurants an shopping and the Villages shuttle from Orlando Airport is very convenient to the hotel. Oh, and the room rate was very reasonable as well.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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1 Thank Tom O
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Additional Information about The Waterfront Inn

Property: The Waterfront Inn
Address: 1105 Lakeshore Dr, The Villages, FL 32162-1698
Location: United States > Florida > The Villages
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in The Villages
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Waterfront Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 120
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