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The Waterfront Inn

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GreenLeaders Silver level
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room Service
Business Centre with Internet Access
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Air Conditioning
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Great View
Full view
54Somewhat walkable
Grade: 54 out of 100
23Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
7Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my first stay at the Waterfront but I’m sure I will be back. The front desk staff was warm and welcoming from the moment I walked in. The room was large and very comfortable with an inviting chair, well appointed desk, and convenient...More

Thank Flknitchik
Response from Amelias52, General Manager at The Waterfront InnResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to stay at The Waterfront Inn! I am pleased to hear that we were able to meet your needs and expectations during your stay. I will share your comments with my staff at our meeting and thank them for...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The usual travel sites did not list a King with lake view, but the Inn's website did. I called the Inn directly and was able to negotiate a better AARP price. View from 3rd floor was great watching those poor wretches rowing their dragon boats...More

Thank OldGeezer164
Response from Amelias52, General Manager at The Waterfront InnResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your overnight experience, I am so pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay by providing clean & comfortable accommodations and facilities. We are currently planning renovations for 2019 and we hope to welcome you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel has gone down hill in a drastic way. Front desk not friendly. Our room was dank and had a musty (moldy) smell. The beds are horrible squeaky, zero support, and the pillows are like pancakes with lumps in them. The furniture in the...More

Thank HeathersS
Response from Amelias52, General Manager at The Waterfront InnResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent stay at The Waterfront Inn. We appreciate you sharing your honest feedback with us and we are sorry that we let you down during your stay. We do have a new management company that is currently planning on...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were only here for a short stay but the highlight of our stay was our incredibly kind full service room service! Claudia and Kenneth delivered our food promptly and with smiles!!! We thought something may have been miscommunicated because they both treated us as...More

Thank Lisa Marie B
Response from Amelias52, General Manager at The Waterfront InnResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to stay with us during your visit to The Villages. I was happy to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us and that Claudia as well as Kenneth gave exceptional service. Our goal is to treat every...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have traveled extensively and I couldn't speak more highly of Mimi who greeted me at the front desk. Out of all my travels she by far exceeded others. She was beyond accommodating and helpful. She truly went the extra mile to make sure I...More

Thank allycatnyc
Response from Amelias52, General Manager at The Waterfront InnResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for your stay at the Waterfront Inn and for writing a review recognizing Mimi for her outstanding service . We are very pleased and fortunate to have her working with us. I will be sharing your kind words as an example...More

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Mel H
26 June 2017|
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Response from KikiGinger | Reviewed this property |
I have never measured a hotel rooms square footage. I agree with Flora. You should contact the hotel directly.
Mel H
26 June 2017|
Response from FloraPhyllisNJ | Reviewed this property |
I was in a suite and a king. Both were large
8 June 2017|
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Response from Niferlou | Reviewed this property |
Call the hotel to verify but I believe they do as most villagers own dogs
Room Tips
"Rooms on the lake side have the view"
2 weeks ago
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"get one with a lake view"
28 Aug 2018
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"Try to get a lake view. We were given the view of the parking lot."
24 Aug 2018
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"I would ask for a view of the lake."
26 Jul 2018
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US$123 - US$243 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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