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Reviewed 13 June 2016

The hotel looked very clean from the outside. The community looked peaceful and quiet. There was a stain on the sheets we didn't notice until the next morning. The desk staff told us there was a complimentary breakfast buffet but after we ate we received a $38 bill. Aside from those issues the place was great and we'd definitely return.

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

Thank you for choosing to stay at the Waterfront Inn, The Villages. We appreciate your nice comments about our hotel and location. However, we apologize for the inconvenience caused. We appreciate you sharing your observations, and we will address them in our ongoing departmental training. We are glad that your overall stay was enjoyable and that you plan to return....

Reviewed 13 June 2016

The FLASCO office needed a banquet hall at a short notice. Not only did the Waterfront Inn provide the meeting space, but a wonderful meal and great service. Dana and Manny were a terrific help and were a significant part of the success of the our event. Thank you for your exceptional service!

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

We are honored to play host to your event and are so glad that it was a success. It is our goal to create the perfect environment for you to conduct business and to make sure everything runs smoothly, so it is rewarding to read your recognition for the efforts of our associates for their attention to detail. Dana and...

The Villages, Florida
Reviewed 13 June 2016

My cousin and I were looking for a place to have a Sunday brunch when we discovered that the Waterfront Inn was exactly what we wanted ... beautiful setting right on the water - our table was properly shaded from the sun and the lake view was amazing. BUT the best part (besides the food was delicious) was our waiter,...

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

Thank you for sharing your dining experience at the Waterfront Inn, The Villages. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit at our restaurant, Amelia’s. We are glad that you liked the layout of the restaurant and the view from your table. We are especially thrilled the service you received from William was the highlight of your visit. We are...

Virgina Beach, Va.
Reviewed 8 June 2016

excellent location, comfortable rooms, easy to get to from the Orlando airport via shuttle, staff were friendly and helpful, great place to stay if you are visiting the Villages in Ocala Florida. I will go back on my next trip.

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

Thank you for sharing a wonderful review regarding your stay at The Waterfront Inn. I am so glad that you loved our location in the heart of Market Square and close to Ocala Florida which was perfect for your needs. We are delighted that we were able to impress you with our accommodations, courteous associates and the amenities we offer,...

Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 5 June 2016

This hotel is a beautiful one on a lake. Great location for sure in a retirement town. Checking in was a nightmare. First off...there is no walk up counter. You sit at a desk of one of two people. I assume they have other "office" or administrative duties. I was treated rudely for checking in early. I didn't make the...

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

Thank you for choosing tour hotel for your accommodations. We appreciate your candid comments. Although you liked your comfortable room with a splendid view of the lake and our location, we regret that you did not have a great experience at our front desk, during your check-in. Our employees are very welcoming, and I request you to take this as...

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 2 June 2016

The hotel is located on the waterfront of a lake at the Villages Florida.The view of the lake is very nice, They have entertainment every night at 7:00 PM that caters to the local 55+ community. Do not expect any activities at the hotel past 9:00 to 9:30 as everything closes up. This is also true for just about any...

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

Thank you for choosing to stay at our hotel and for taking the time to share your experience. We are happy that you enjoyed our convenient location, the view of the lake and your well-kept, spacious accommodation. It is also good to read that you liked our breakfast offerings, friendly associates, as well as the live entertainment seven nights a...

Reviewed 1 June 2016

I just had my wedding at the Waterfront Inn on May 21st, 2016. Becky was nothing but WONDERFUL throughout the entire experience. Every time I had a question or needed anything the was always so prompt and ready to help. The banquet staff for the rehearsal dinner and the reception was fantastic. The Waterfront Inn was so accommodating in every...

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Congratulations to the happy couple! We were absolutely honored to play host to your wedding. Thank you for letting us know that our catering and banquet staff produced an event worthy of your special day. Our team takes pride in making sure every event goes as smoothly as possible, so your recognition means a lot to us. We appreciate you...

Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

My hubby and I came in for a date night recently and were pleasantly surprised! Susan took wonderful care of us. She recommended the snapper, which was perfectly cooked. She also made me the best Cosmo ever! Service with a smile for sure. Susan is truly an asset to your establishment. Thanks again!

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Thank you for choosing the Waterfront Inn, The Villages and for taking the time to write about your pleasant experience with our staff. We are so glad that the outstanding service and hospitality you and your husband received from our team member, left an everlasting impression on you. We are fortunate to have wonderful associates like Susan who are eager...

Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

We attended a Fisher Investments dinner meeting for customers. The meal was very good and the service was excellent. I recommend both the investment services offered by Fisher Investments and the services of the The Waterfront Inn Jeff Olseth

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

Thank you for sharing your amazing experience about our restaurant, Amelia's, while attending a seminar at the Waterfront Inn, The Villages. We take great pride in our friendly service and in the various entrees that our Chef prepares with ingredients of the highest quality. I am eager to share your feedback with our team and thank them for their great...

North Bay, Canada
Reviewed 22 May 2016

You've probably heard all about The Villages but want to investigate and explore to find out more. What better way to discover than to stay in a beautiful, central location at the Lakefront Inn on Lake Sumter. The hotel caters to visitors who may want to relax by the pool or in the hot tub, dance by the pool or...

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Thank you for sharing your wonderful review regarding your enjoyable stay at the Waterfront Inn, The Villages. We are so glad that you loved our location with its closeness to The Village, and to various other shops and restaurants. We are also pleased that you loved all our facilities available, including the pool, tub and dining room. We loved having...

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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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About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • 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
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about The Waterfront Inn

Address: 1105 Lakeshore Dr, The Villages, FL 32162-1698
Region: United States > Florida > The Villages
Price Range: €142 - €212 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Waterfront Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 120
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“Stay at the hotel and enjoy the attractions at Sumter Landing Market Square just a block away.”
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“All rooms are nice, lake side is my prefrence”
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