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The Waterfront Inn

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Naples, Florida
Reviewed 23 March 2017

We just had our second business meeting/dinner at the Waterfront Inn. It was a pleasure working with the Sales Coordinator on the initial set up. Our guests enjoyed a delicious meal and the catering staff are pleasant and very professional. We are very pleased with the service, the facility, and follow-through on all requests!

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00gc, General Manager at The Waterfront Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing the Waterfront Inn, The Villages once again for your business needs. We are thrilled to learn you thoroughly enjoyed your time with us and that our outstanding hospitality and the meeting facilities made it even more memorable. We greatly appreciate your business and look forward to welcoming you all back for another wonderful experience. Christy Kitt...

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Stayed at The Waterfront Inn while at The Villages on a recent business trip. I arrived very late at night and was pleased to find an upper level room overlooking the pond. The hotel was clean and quiet. The food was average. Our meeting was managed superbly by Nicole in Sales and Dana in Events. Dana was fantastic in anticipating...

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00gc, General Manager at The Waterfront Inn, responded to this review

Many thanks for reviewing your stay at the Waterfront Inn, for your visit to The Villages. It was a pleasure reading your comments acknowledging Nicole, Dana, and Claudia for the great efforts and excellent service they provided you. I will share your praises with them. We are also happy to note that you were able to relax at the pool...

Michigan
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Stayed one night as we were passing thru. We always try to stay here when in The Villages. Staff are always courteous, rooms are wonderful!!! Very clean and NICE!!! Love staying here. Food and drinks are always good. Great location as you can walk to all the places in the town square, Summer Landing.

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00gc, General Manager at The Waterfront Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for making the Waterfront Inn, The Villages your home away from home. I am pleased to read we met your needs and expectations yet again! I will share your nice comments with my staff and thank them for their daily efforts. We appreciate you choosing our hotel and look forward to welcoming you back for another stay. Christy...

Newburyport, Massachusetts
Reviewed 17 March 2017

If you use Expedia, call hotel after to verify your room. This has happened before. I made a reservation through Expedia, weeks before, for this hotel, got a confirmation. Showed up at hotel and there was no reservation. The greeter Sal, could sense our predicament and somehow was able to locate the reservation on the Expedia site which it had...

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00gc, General Manager at The Waterfront Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review regarding your stay at Waterfront Inn, The Villages. We are so pleased to read you liked your room and our convenient location and that Sal was able to help you out in resolving your reservation issue. We truly appreciate you recognizing him and will be sure to share your compliments with him. It was...

Louisville, Kentucky
Reviewed 16 March 2017

The only reason that I give this car a 4, instead of a 5, is that the room needed some updating. They have replaced the carpet in the hallways and new TV's in the room and I am told that this year they will be doing the rooms. We were checked in by Felix who is an excellent spokesman for...

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00gc, Manager at The Waterfront Inn, responded to this review

Many thanks for your feedback of the Waterfront Inn, The Villages. We are happy to know you overall enjoyed your room and appreciate your nice comments about Felix. We look forward to welcoming you to experience our revamped facilities. Christy Kitt General Manager

West Palm Beach, Florida
Reviewed 15 March 2017

On March 9, 2017 I hosted an educational program for 45 cancer patients. The staff at the Waterfront Inn were so accommodating and helpful. They were efficient in getting everyone's orders and were able to serve without interrupting the speakers. The room was nicely decorated, warm and welcoming. The acoustics were excellent. Everyone enjoyed their meal. The Mahi Mahi and...

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00gc, Manager at The Waterfront Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this awesome review! We are so glad everything went great during your event and that our facilities and service exceeded your expectations. I can’t wait to share your praises with my banquet and catering staff. We appreciate you recommending the Waterfront Inn, The Villages online and look forward to the opportunity of serving you and...

West Haven, Connecticut
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Stayed here 2 nights for a wedding. Beds were very comfortable and the room was very clean. The hotel is in a 55+ community so not a lot goes on after 9pm. The wall paper in hallway needs to be updated! Shower was amazing! The pool is nice with great water views. Sadly the hot tub was not in service....

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00gc, Manager at The Waterfront Inn, responded to this review

Joanne, thank you for your stay at the Waterfront Inn, The Villages while attending a wedding. We are delighted you loved your room and you got a great night's sleep. It's also good to know you liked our location and the facilities we provide. Thanks again for sharing your wonderful feedback, and we look forward to your next visit soon....

Reviewed 9 March 2017

We held 2 Seminars at The Waterfront Inn this month and we could not be happier with our experience. The staff is amazing and went far beyond our expectations. Crystal was our Event Host and she is a star employee. She did such an amazing job for us that we requested her to handle all our future events!! The Waterfront...

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00gc, Manager at The Waterfront Inn, responded to this review

Jimmy, thank you so much for this awesome review. We are thrilled both your events were a tremendous success. Special thanks for recognizing our all-star staff members, as they truly love to deliver exceptional service. I can’t wait to share your praises with them, especially Crystal. It was a pleasure hosting you at the Waterfront Inn, The Villages, and look...

Wyckoff, New Jersey, United States
Reviewed 9 March 2017

This hotel is conveniently located near Sumter Square in The Villages. The staff is accommodating, pleasant, flexible and attentive. Book in advance - especially during the months of Jan, Feb and March!

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00gc, Manager at The Waterfront Inn, responded to this review

Jean, thanks for your wonderful review of the Waterfront Inn, The Villages. We are so pleased you had an enjoyable visit and loved our location and the service delivered. We appreciate you being our guest and hope to welcome you back very soon. Christy Kitt General Manager

The Villages, Florida
Reviewed 8 March 2017

We had my son's wedding and reception here, he also stayed in the wedding suite. what an absolutely lovely place! The location is beautiful, the staff is so attentive! The food was wonderful, Nichole helped plan everything and the day of the event Christie, Tersea, and Dana were terrific!!! I honestly can't say enough good things about this place!!

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00gc, Manager at The Waterfront Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing the Waterfront Inn and for allowing us the honor of hosting your son's wedding day. We appreciate you letting us know that our catering and banquet staff produced an event worthy of the occasion. I will be sure to share your compliments with Nichole, Tersea, and Dana for their outstanding work. We are happy you had...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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
  • Microwave
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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: $175 - $285 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Waterfront Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 120
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Best views are balconies on the lake side.”
rip01, 27 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Lake view rooms are preferable , balcony is nice feature”
TerriC741, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Water view”
Larry8555, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for an upper floor room”
KikiGinger, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for water view if you want it.”
undertaker01, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
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