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Reviewed 27 August 2016

As residents of The Villages, my friend and I don't stay here, but we support a good friend who is "disc jockey" and coincidentally plays both a mean sax and a mean flute. He's there at least a couple nights a week. I usually have an appetizer in lieu of dinner. Always highly satisfactory and reasonable. The house wine is...

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

Thank you for being our guest at the Waterfront Inn, The Villages. We appreciate you sharing your experience at our in-house restaurant, Amelia's and are glad you found our entrees to be of a great value. Thank you for sharing your feedback online, and we look forward to another visit from you. Christy Kitt General Manager

Sunrise, Florida
Reviewed 20 August 2016

My wife an I were visiting due to a death in the family. Immediatey upon entering, we were welcomed by staff who promptly checked us in and provided all the necessary information. They made us feel welcomed and were very helpful in every way. The room was clean and our view of the surrounding lake was beautiful. Our first morning...

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

Our thanks for evaluating your recent stay at the Waterfront Inn, The Villages. We are sorry to know about your loss, but we are pleased that we could accommodate you and provide a comfortable visit. We are glad that you liked your accommodation with a beautiful view and the service from our team members. I will share your kind words...

Berlin, Maryland
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Close to everything, within walking distance to town square shopping and restaurants Great value. rooms clean ' updated with very friendly staff. Nice area out front with comfortable seating. bed was super com fortable best nights sleep

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Thank you for choosing the Waterfront Inn, The Villages and for the five-star feedback provided. We are thrilled to read that our convenient location in the Lake Sumter Landing Market Square with many choices in shopping, restaurants and nightly live entertainment, was perfect for your needs. We are also glad that you enjoyed the excellent value and the facilities we...

The Villages, Florida
Reviewed 11 August 2016

We had more family members coming to visit than we had beds so we made reservations at the Waterfront Inn for the overflow. We had to change dates and Felix at the front desk was very accommodating and a joy to deal with. Our guests loved the accommodations and the friendliness of the staff. The beds were very comfortable and...

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

Thanks so much for the terrific review of the Waterfront Inn, The Villages. We are delighted to read that our location in the Lake Sumter Landing Market Square with restaurants and nightly live entertainment, was perfect for your needs. We are also glad that you enjoyed our front desk service and your well-kept room. I will share your compliments with...

Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

This hotel is located next to one of the town squares. You can walk to the square in just a couple of minutes. The rooms are nice and comfortable and the staff is superb. There is a nice bar in the lobby and a restaurant with a deck overlooking the lake. The only reason I did not give it five...

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

Thank you for your review regarding your stay at Waterfront Inn, The Villages. We are glad that you liked our modern property, convenient location, courteous associates and your accommodation as well. However, we are sorry for any inconvenience caused. It was a pleasure to have you as our guest, and we hope to welcome you back soon. Christy Kitt. General...

Naples, FL
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

There are no doubt less expensive places to stay in the area, but not as nice I would venture to say. As Florida residents we save 15% and got ourselves a very nice room on the 3rd floor with a view of the lake. Room was comfortable although the pillow top mattress is just starting to show its age. Probably...

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your stay experience at the Waterfront Inn, The Villages. I am pleased to read how much you enjoyed the cleanliness of our property, your well-kept accommodation and the hospitality of our team. That being said, I am sorry that our mattress was not to your liking and for the inconvenience it caused....

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Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

The 2nd time we stayed here and like it but it's starting to show its age. The 1 st morning cleaning never restocked coffee or wiped off counters--just made the bed and put in towels. The carpets in the hallways are filthy! So dirty you can't even see the design. The pool towels are never there and the dirty bin...

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

Thank you for choosing to stay at our hotel again and your feedback. We are sorry to hear you were disappointed with the cleanliness of our property and your accommodation. We have shared your comments with our Housekeeping Manager to see where we went wrong, so any necessary improvements to our processes can be made. We do hope you give...

The Villages, Florida
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Stayed one night and enjoyed the stay. Very convenient to Sumpter Landing with all of the restaurants and entertainment Very comfortable room. Bar has a great view and bartenders were very nice. Didn't get a chance to visit restaurant

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

Thank you for your stay at the Waterfront Inn, The Villages and for posting wonderful comments about our hotel. We are happy you liked our convenience to Sumpter Landing and various dining and entertainment options. It is also nice to read you loved your relaxing accommodation, and that you enjoyed our bar facility with a beautiful view and the excellent...

Seminole, Florida
Reviewed 20 July 2016

This is a nice older hotel. Stayed here for business. Check in was easy and the hotel is located at the end of a long winding road on the water. It was a nice 5 minute walk to the downtown village area with lots of restaurants and shopping. This hotel served its purpose for my business trip. It is not...

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

Thank you for your stay at the Waterfront Inn, The Villages while on business and for posting wonderful comments about our hotel. We are happy you enjoyed our location close to downtown and various shopping and dining options. It was a pleasure serving you, and we hope to welcome you again soon. Christy Kitt General Manager

The Villages, Florida
Reviewed 18 July 2016

we decided to take the advice of some friends and try The Waterfront Inn. We were told they had great hamburgers. Well they do! Mine was cooked as requested and the burgers there are larger than normal places. we dined outside and they have seating inside as well. Worth the try

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Thank you for dining at Amelia's, our hotel restaurant, and for sharing your experience online for other viewers. We take pride in the various entrees that our Chef prepares with ingredients of the highest quality, and we are so glad that you relished your meal, especially the hamburgers. Thank you for your kind review, and we hope you will visit...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre 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
Region: United States > Florida > The Villages
Price Range: $200 - $297 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Waterfront Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 120
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“Lakeside rooms have awesome view of lake”
 of 5 bubbles bsty, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Balcony rooms overlook the lake. Wonderful for coffee in the morning....or wine before dinner.”
 of 5 bubbles john45maloney, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“High floor on the corner”
 of 5 bubbles bluk123, 3 Feb 2017 | 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, 27 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Stay at the hotel and enjoy the attractions at Sumter Landing Market Square just a block away.”
 of 5 bubbles RobertWB, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
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