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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were involved in a speaker event that your staff especially Christie were incredible in handing our event and made sure every special request was promptly and pleasantly taken care of. It was our first experience at the Waterfront and even the Villages. I will promise you we will be back both for business and pleasure. Again thank you Christie.

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Thank Thom M
ManagerX1, Manager at The Waterfront Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the fantastic review about your event with us at the Waterfront Inn, The Villages. It is terrific to read that our staff efforts made your function more successful. They love taking care of all our guest needs and often goes an extra mile. I'll be sure to pass along your comments along with my personal thanks.... More 

Lithia, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The set up people and servers were the best! They went above and beyond! I do client meetings all over Florida and they've done the best of anywhere bar none!! Even down to having great signage for my clients to find the room. I will be back soon !!

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Thank glattz65
ManagerX1, Manager at The Waterfront Inn, responded to this review

We are so delighted with your fabulous review about you function with us at the Waterfront Inn, The Villages. Our goal is to provide every guest with an exceptional service, and it seems we met this goal during your visit. I will share your gracious comments with my staff to encourage them to keep up the great work. We loved having... More 

The Villages, Florida
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159 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Waterfront Inn provides a complete package for its guests. Rooms are very nice size and the beds are comfortable. Rear view overlooks lake. Cocktail lounge provides a nice atmosphere with music most eveniings. Restaurant provides a wide variety of foods at reasonable prices. Staff are friendly and the facilty is clean,

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Thank Michael104
ManagerX1, Manager at The Waterfront Inn, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to review your stay at the Waterfront Inn, The Villages. I am so pleased to read how much you enjoyed your room during your stay. I also appreciate your kind comments about the service provided by our friendly and professional staff. I am proud to have a team that really cares and understands what... More 

Central Florida, Florida
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Christie and Jason made our BSA Transatlantic Council Event yesterday a huge success. They were professional, organized and really worked hard to present a great buffet and drink service. I was really appreciative of their hard work.

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Thank Hollys7
ManagerX1, Manager at The Waterfront Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your stay at the Waterfront Inn, The Villages and for writing a review recognizing Christie and Jason. We are very proud of the excellent job that they do every day. And I am thrilled to share your kind words at our staff meeting and thank them for the passion they have for providing great services to our... More 

Findlay, Ohio
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3 reviews
Reviewed 25 October 2016

We just got back from the Waterfront Inn. Very nice and wonderful staff!! Really nice front porch. Walking distance to the villages. Quiet hotel. The only con we had was the refrigerator didn't get things really cold. But the pros out weighed that! We went down to visit our daughter and had lots of fun because everything is so close.... More 

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

Thank you for staying with us at the Waterfront Inn, The Villages while visiting your daughter. It is great to know you enjoyed our location in the heart of Market Square that has so many activities and our excellent service as well. I will share your nice comments with my staff and thank them for their daily efforts. We appreciate... More 

Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

This is a GREAT boutique hotel with great views of Lake Sumter and right in the middle of the action of the very popular Sumter Town Square. All the rooms are waterfront. Service is Outstanding and the rooms are very clean with the exception of the balconies. Unfortunately the latter needs some rust removal and painting and the hotel needs... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your nice review of the Waterfront Inn, The Villages. We are so glad you loved our rooms with beautiful waterfront views and enjoyed our location in the heart of Market Square that has so many activities. We appreciate your observation and apologize for the inconvenience caused with our parking facility. It was our pleasure to have... More 

The Villages, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 21 October 2016

After having a bad experience at another restaurant, I booked the first of lmany monthly events in the beautiful lounge at the Waterfront Inn. We spend four and a half hours in this lovely room with large windows facing a lakefront view.The service is wonderful, from the first cup of coffee served as we enter, to the bountiful buffet luncheon... More 

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

Thank you for your wonderful words regarding your visit to the Waterfront Inn, The Villages. We are pleased to read your review praising our team's great efforts in making your stay memorable. It is also great to read you loved the food we serve and that you were impressed with your room along with the view it provides. It was... More 

The Villages, Florida
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4 reviews
Reviewed 20 October 2016

The personnels especially Angela Patterson , our coordinator was excellent! She was very gracious & accommodated all our requests.In a very short notice she handled all the details of the party: room arrangements, flowers, music, food video showing of our wedding. She even showed up at the event, making sure all is in order. We think she went beyond &... More 

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

Thank you for your kind remarks of the Waterfront Inn, The Villages regarding your anniversary party. I am thrilled to read how much you enjoyed your time, specifically due to the great service provided by Angela. I am fortunate to have associates that come to work every day with a "can do" attitude. I will definitely share your compliments and... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Becky and her staff made choosing the Waterfront Inn for our wedding venue truly unforgettable for us and everyone who attended. The lanai outside of The Great Room has a picture-perfect backdrop for an evening ceremony with Lake Sumter and golf course in the distance. After a pre-sunset cocktail hour it was easy to corral everyone into the banquet room... More 

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

Thank you for choosing the Waterfront Inn, The Villages as a venue for your wedding. We are thrilled to read that you enjoyed the excellent service you received from Amy, Becky and all other staff members. We aim at making your special day memorable, and thus we provide a beautiful set up for your wedding. We will share your gracious... More 

Homestead, Florida
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

This was the second reunion we had here. The staff and management was exceptional! All the officers in attendance commented that the filet, was the best they had in years! Nicole, the director took care of all our needs and negotiated great price for our 3 day event. Highly recommend the Inn for a nights stay or an event with... More 

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

Thank you for the wonderful review of your group stay once again at the Waterfront Inn, The Villages. We are pleased to read your review praising our team's great efforts in making your stay memorable. We will share your comments with them, especially with Nicole, at our next staff meeting and let them know that their efforts are noticed by... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
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About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • 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: $177 - $289 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Waterfront Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 120
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Waterfront Hotel Lady Lake
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“Half of the rooms have a lake view. Suites are great.”
 of 5 bubbles dcberndt, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rear rooms are facing lake.”
 of 5 bubbles Michael104, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a lake view”
 of 5 bubbles Hollys7, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We live in The Villagese and have numerous free recreation centers. Our members prefer coming to the hotel for our monyhly luncheons.”
 of 5 bubbles lindaword2016, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
“lakefront, higher floor has better views”
 of 5 bubbles isabel20082016, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
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