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"Couldn't ask for more.Staff,room,view all terrific!!!!Walking distance to fantastic restaurants,nightlife and entertainment everywhere.Already looking ... " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 05 Dec 2016

Hotel Description

3-star hotel in Lake Sumter Landing

On lake

A stay at this Lake Sumter Landing hotel places you within half a mile (1 km) of The Villages Market Square and 3 miles (5 km) of Cane Garden Country Club. Miona Lake Golf Club and Glenview Champions Country Club are also within 6 miles (10 km).

Business services

This hotel features an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and a restaurant. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center and free WiFi in public areas. You'll appreciate the area shuttle, free self parking, and terrace.

Free WiFi, comfy beds

The 120 guestrooms feature comforts like pillowtop beds and Egyptian cotton sheets, while refrigerators and microwaves offer the conveniences of home. Free WiFi, cable TV, and coffee/tea makers are also available.

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
$184* Per night/room Jan 26 - Jan 27

Double Queen Guestroom

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

The Waterfront Inn ratings based on 12 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.8 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Waterfront Inn

Everyone (3) Family (1)
2 out of 5
Nice property plenty of interests with in walking distance

Posted by on Sep 28, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 11, 2019 by Traci Moore Front Office manager

Thank you for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback.

4 out of 5
nice place friendly staff. beds were not great.would have been nice to have been able to check in early without extra charge.

Posted by on Jul 5, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 5, 2019 by Traci Moore Front Office manager

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience about your recent stay with us. I'm happy to hear the staff was friendly and hospitable. I have also shared your concerns with the staff in efforts to correct areas we can. Thank you again for staying with us and we hope to see you again soon.

3 out of 5

Posted by on Mar 1, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 2, 2019 by Traci Moore Front Office manager

Thank you for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback.

5 out of 5
very convenient to Lake Sumter Landing. very friendly staff, usual breakfast buffet. clean and comfortable room

Posted by on Jan 3, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 3, 2019 by Traci Moore Front Office manager

We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and appreciate your feed back.

5 out of 5

Beautiful hotel with Great Lake view

Pros: There is nothing not to like.
Location: Location could not be better.Live music everywhere starting early afternoon.
Couldn't ask for more.Staff,room,view all terrific!!!!Walking distance to fantastic restaurants,nightlife and entertainment everywhere.Already looking forward to next stay.

Posted by , from Jacksonville on Dec 5, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

Dec 7, 2016 by General Manager

Thank you for your wonderful remarks regarding your stay at Waterfront Inn, The Villages. I am happy to know we exceeded your expectations with our attentive service, comfortable rooms, amazing view and convenient location in Market Square, with live entertainment every day. It's great to read that you had such an enjoyable visit, and I hope you will return to the area soon to stay with us once again! Christy Kitt. General Manager

4 out of 5

Nice hote

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet, complimentary coffee starting @ 6:30
We enjoyed our stay at the Waterfront. It was very clean, the beds were comfortable and the maid staff did a wonderful job. We had lunch at the hotel on one occasion and it was great. Really good home-made soup. We liked that it was in the villages, lots of little boutique types shops and a number of different places to eat. Both places close the the hotel that we ate had great food. We'd go back to this hotel again. You could also get a discount for being an AAA or AARP member.

Posted by on Jun 26, 2012

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4 out of 5

Very welcoming staff....despite our late night check -in!

Pros: Close restaurants
Cons: No free Internet
Only problem was lack of parking....though we were allowed to park in the "Valet" lot after "circling" a couple of times!

Posted by , from CT on May 11, 2012

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4 out of 5

Great place if you are not looking for a friend in staff

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet
Overall, the stay was great. However, the prices change a lot for this hotel. Your best bet is to get a good deal on a travel website rather than through the hotel itself. The hotel charges the highest prices and increases their rates at the last minute and never really offer discounts. Breakfast is not free of charge even if it does seem that way when you arrive in the breakfast area.

Posted by , from fl on Feb 4, 2011

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2 out of 5

Wonderful Hotel

Terrible experience. I checked into the hotel looking forward to a relaxing day and evening from my upgraded balcony room. Upon arrival I was told there was a swarm of bugs. The back-lakeside of the hotel was black and crawling. They told me not to open the balcony door. The sun set and my room was alive with insects. I immediately checked out. For the last month I have been getting the run around from Pam Miller General Manager of the hotel. I was told I would be credited a refund, that never happened.

Posted by on May 19, 2010

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3 out of 5

Family visit

We were disappointed in the hotel as it was listed as luxury upscale hotel. The bedding did not appear to be fresh and we were told that the sheets etc. always looked that way. The windows and balcony were dirty and needed cleaning. I would not recommend this hotel for the price they charge.

Posted by on Jan 1, 2010

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Renovations + Closures

The property will be renovating from 08 July 2019 to 29 February 2020 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:

  • Guestrooms

During renovations, the hotel will make every effort to minimize noise and disturbance.

Property Features

The Waterfront Inn offers its guests an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center. There's a restaurant on site. You'll find a 24-hour business center on site. WiFi is free in public spaces. Event space at this hotel measures 1900 square feet (176.51 square meters). A terrace, barbecue grills, and concierge services are also featured at the business-friendly The Waterfront Inn. Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3-star The Villages hotel (fines may apply for smoking in non-smoking areas).

  • 1 building
  • 120 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • 1900 sq ft of conference space
  • 176.51 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 2007
  • Dining venue
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Elevator

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Orlando, FL (MCO-Orlando Intl.) (107.9 km / 67.1 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Area shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

The Waterfront Inn offers 120 accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Pillowtop beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets. Premium cable television is provided. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Egyptian cotton linens
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests can enjoy buffet breakfast for a fee.

Amelias - This restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Debit cards not accepted


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 12.95 for adults and USD 12.95 for children (approximately)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Waterfront Inn
  • Waterfront Inn The Villages
  • Waterfront The Villages
  • The Waterfront Hotel Lady Lake
  • Waterfront Hotel Lady Lake
  • Waterfront Hotel Lady Lake
  • The Waterfront Inn Hotel
  • The Waterfront Inn The Villages
  • The Waterfront Inn Hotel The Villages

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.