The Waterfront Inn

1105 Lake Shore Dr., The Villages, FL 32162 United States (USA)
View Map Reservations: 1-800-760-7718
3.0 Star Property
28.909330-81.977690
+1-800-760-7718
Cleaning Policy: Special COVID cleaning procedures in guest rooms and public spaces. Hand sanitizers providing throughout the property.
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3.0/5

Based on 158 guest reviews

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  • We have an outdoor pool
  • The Avg. Group Discount is 8.1%!
  • Gym is available on property
  • 118 rooms in property
  • 4 floors in hotel
  • 6 suites in hotel
  • Check-in: 4:00pm
  • Group score of 7.4/10

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Standard prices by room type for the next 60 days

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Room Types

Check Rates1 King Bed
Non-Smoking
Check Rates1 King Bed Balcony Panoramic Views Free WiFi Overlooking Lake Microwave, Refrigerator
Non-Smoking
Check Rates1 King Bed Lake View
Non-Smoking
Check Rates1 King Bed Overlooking Lake 333sqft Microwave, Refrigerator Keurig Coffee Free WiFi
Non-Smoking
Check Rates1 King Bed Pillow Top Mattress Microwave, Refrigerator Keurig Coffee Service Free WiFi
Non-Smoking
Check Rates1 King Bed Pillowtop Mattress Rollinshower Microwave, Refrigerator Keurig Coffee Free WiFi
Non-Smoking
Check Rates1 King Bed with Sofa Balcony Overlooking Lake and Jacuzzi Tub Equipped with Microwave
Non-Smoking
Check Rates2 Queen Beds
Non-Smoking
Check Rates2 Queen Beds Equipped with Microwave, Refrigerator, Iron and Iron Board Hairdryer
Non-Smoking
Check Rates2 Queen Beds Lake View
Non-Smoking
Check Rates2 Queen Beds Lake View Luxury Linens Microwave, Refrigerator Keurig Coffee Free WiFi
Non-Smoking
Check Rates2 Queen Beds Plus Balcony Overlooking Lake Microwave, Refrigerator Keurig Coffee Free WiFi
Non-Smoking
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Non-Smoking
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Non-Smoking
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Non-Smoking
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Non-Smoking
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Non-Smoking
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Non-Smoking

Local Attractions

A charming boutique hotel located in The Villages, Florida. The Waterfront Inn is situated on beautiful Lake Sumter, just two blocks from the Town Square. The Waterfront Inn at Lake Sumter Landing, provides elegance, charm, and the ultimate guest experience. The Waterfront Inn provides sophistication and relaxation by blending southern hospitality with modern amenities. Rooms are available with lovely waterfront views and you'll enjoy delicious American cuisine in Amelia's, our full service restaurant. Our attentive staff provides the finest traveler experience so that you can enjoy lakeside luxury in Florida's friendliest hometown. The hotel offers a full dinner menu in Amelia's Restaurant, featuring nightly specials and live entertainment.

Verified Reviews of The Waterfront Inn

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Clean, with friendly helpful staff."
Overall Score4.0/ 5
Loved the location. What a pleasure to have high toilets and double shower heads.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
01-Jun-2022 Verified Review, stayed from Tue May 10 to Thu May 12 2022 at a $151.99 average nightly rate.
"Good Rooms"
Overall Score3.0/ 5
Stay was fine, room condition was good.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
24-May-2022 Verified Review, stayed from Wed May 18 to Fri May 20 2022 at a $129.99 average nightly rate.
"Wonderful old time charm with modern conveniences!"
Overall Score5.0/ 5
Loved, loved, loved the high toilet and double showerhead. Room very clean. Staff was courteous and helpful.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
15-May-2022 Verified Review, stayed from Tue May 10 to Thu May 12 2022 at a $151.99 average nightly rate.
"Parking lot view."
Overall Score3.0/ 5
Sorry to have missed the beautiful view on the OTHER side of the building.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
03-Apr-2022 Verified Review, stayed from Sat Apr 02 to Mon Apr 04 2022 at a $181.49 average nightly rate.
"Great views of Pool and Lake Sumpter."
Overall Score5.0/ 5
Very nice location, rooms were clean, pet friendly. We really enjoyed our stay here. Great views of Pool and Lake Sumpter.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
18-Mar-2022 Verified Review, stayed from Wed Mar 09 to Sat Mar 19 2022 at a $268.29 average nightly rate.
"Great Experience"
Overall Score5.0/ 5
We really enjoyed it!
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
05-Mar-2022 Verified Review, stayed from Tue Mar 01 to Wed Mar 02 2022 at a $243.99 average nightly rate.
"It was so great. Great place to stay."
Overall Score5.0/ 5
Love It
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
31-Oct-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Tue Oct 26 to Thu Oct 28 2021 at a $109.07 average nightly rate.
"Property was exceptionally clean, staff was very friendly and helpful."
Overall Score5.0/ 5
recommended to other guests who were staying at the Marriott and not happy with their accommodations. Wonderful stay!
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
04-Aug-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Sat Jul 31 to Mon Aug 02 2021 at a $108.99 average nightly rate.
"So beautiful and relaxing."
Overall Score5.0/ 5
Top Hotel
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
30-Jul-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Thu Jul 29 to Fri Jul 30 2021 at a $93.97 average nightly rate.
"Very Pleasurable"
Overall Score5.0/ 5
Quite nice, hopefully the restaurant will open soon.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
21-May-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Mon May 17 to Wed May 19 2021 at a $107.99 average nightly rate.
"Dissatisfied"
Overall Score2.0/ 5
Our first room had a refrigerator that didn't work. We didn't realize it until it was too late and our food all spoiled. The screen door wasn't even on and bugs could get in. We had to move change moved after unpacking all of our belongings. The new room, the fridge didn't stay cold enough. Would not stay again.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
16-May-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Wed May 12 to Sun May 16 2021 at a $129.00 average nightly rate.
"Restaurant for breakfast but could be better selections."
Overall Score4.0/ 5
Breakfast could be complimentary especially since it's limited. Walls were very thin. Could hear everything that went on next door. But room was clean and people were pleasant. It's also very convenient.to restaurants and activities in the area.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
22-Jan-2020 Verified Review, stayed from Thu Jan 16 to Mon Jan 20 2020 at a $194.02 average nightly rate.
3.0 out of 5. Based on 158 guest reviews

Property Description

The Waterfront Inn Lake Sumter Landing, The Villages – providing casual elegance, charm, and the ultimate guest experience.The Waterfront Inn provides sophistication and relaxation by blending southern hospitality with modern amenities. The beautifully decorated guestrooms feature flat-screen televisions with cable, cozy pillow top beds with 300 thread count sheets, spacious work desks and internet access. The gold and soft green décor make The Waterfront Inn a tranquil place to relax and the perfect place to get work done. When the stars come out, The Villages come alive with nightly entertainment. Enjoy your favorite libation, while listening to our piano player Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at our Lobby Bar. The Waterfront Inn is a short stroll away from the Town Square where friends gather to enjoy music, dancing, shopping and dining. Our attentive staff provides the finest traveler experience so you can enjoy lakeside luxury in Florida's friendliest hometown.Spacious lobbyWireless High-Speed Internet accessVersatile meeting spaceFlat-screen television with premium channelsPillow top beds with 300 thread count sheetsMicrowave, suite-size refrigerators & safes After you have enjoyed some of the local entertainment, just stroll back to The Waterfront Inn and you are in for a restful night's sleep!

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 4:00pm
Check Out: Noon
Year of Last Renovation: 2020
Floors: 4
Rooms: 118
Corridors: All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 118
Handicap Rooms: 5
Rooms with 1 Bed: 68
Rooms with 2 Beds: 44
Suites: 6
Room Windows: Windows Don't Open
Cleaning Frequency: Daily
Meeting Rooms: 1 View Spaces
Meeting Space: 2000 sq. feet
Banquet Space: Holds 100 people
Dist. to Food/Bars: On-site
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: 3.0 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: On-site
Lounge/Bar Hours: 3pm - 9pm
Pool Info:
Outdoor pool Hours: Dusk to Dawn
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
Individual rooms within a block must be cancelled 48 hours prior to arrival. Entire Group blocks must be cancelled 30 days prior during May - Nov and 45 days prior Dec - April.
Nightly Parking: 0
Typical Group Deposit: 25%
Total Taxes: 9.00%
Total Misc Fees: $0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
State Tax: 7.00%
Food and Beverage Tax: 7.00%
Audio Visual Tax: 7.00%
Food and Beverage Service Charge: 22.00%
Audio Visual Service Charge: 0.00%
Chef Attendant Fees: 100.00 Per Function
Banquet Gallon of Coffee: 48.00 Per Item

Amenities / Features


  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • ATM
  • Baggage storage facilities
  • Breakfast in room
  • Central location
  • Charge for early check out
  • Clothes drying
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Conference facilities
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Dinner available
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health center
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Internet - wireless
  • Internet - ethernet
  • Ironing facilities
  • Jacuzzi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry valet service
  • Licensed bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Office or business center
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Quiet location
  • Radio in room
  • Refrigerator
  • Restaurant
  • Safe in rooms
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shop
  • Shower
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable
  • TV Channel: HBO
  • Terrace
  • TV room
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

Orlando International - 57 miles Sanford/Orlando Airport - 58Daytona International - 72Tampa International - 89

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.

Breakfast Information

Enjoy our full breakfast buffet every morning from 6:30AM – 10:30AM Monday through Friday. Saturday until 11:00AM and Sunday until 10:30am. The buffet is only $10.00 per person and includes: Omelets and eggs made to order, Fresh cut fruits, Bacon, sausage, Grits, Oatmeal, scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy, yogurt, cereal, assorted Danishes, fresh juice, and coffee.

Pet Friendly?

Service animals complying with ADA Title lll regulations are allowed.

Sorry, pets are not allowed.

Parking Info

Free on-site parking

Internet / WiFI

Complimentary

Cleaning Policies

Special COVID cleaning procedures in guest rooms and public spaces. Hand sanitizers providing throughout the property.

Seasonality of Hotel Rates at The Waterfront Inn

Rate fluctuations of The Waterfront Inn

This chart illustrates seasonality of sleeping room prices for both group prices and the best online individual traveler rates our system could find at the time the group bid was submitted. The lowest group/meeting discount shown is 35.0% in February 2021 and the highest average individual rate is $229 in the month of February 2021. This chart will show past seasonality and also project future months. If you are flexible with dates, you may want to consider staying at The Waterfront Inn in a month when rates are lower.

Meeting Rooms and Banquet Rooms at The Waterfront Inn

Below are the meeting, banquet, conference and event spaces at The Waterfront Inn.

Feel free to use the The Waterfront Inn meeting space capacities chart below to help in your event planning. Hotel Planner specializes in The Villages event planning for sleeping rooms and meeting space for corporate events, weddings, parties, conventions, negotiated rates and trade shows.

Meeting Room Name L x W x H
(Feet)
Size
(sqft.)
Banquet
5'/6'
Banquet Space Layout
Crescent
Crescent Tables Layout
Classroom
Classroom Meeting Layout
Hollow
Square
Hollow Square Table Layout
U-Shape
U Shape Meeting Layout
Boardroom
Boardroom Meeting Space
Convention
8'/10'
Convention Booth Layout
Theater
Theater Layout
Reception
Reception Desk for Meeting
Regist.
Desk
Registration Desk for Meeting
Greatroom 64 x 30 x 9 1895--/1006080505040--/--130130--
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Greatroom

Our banquet space is perfect for intimate, private events for up to 100 people. The banquet room has a terrace that overlooks Lake Sumter and Arnold Palmer Golf Course, creating the perfect ceremony backdrop for any event!
Room Type:
Ballroom
Total Size:
1895 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
64 x 30 x 9 Ft.
Floor Level:
1
Power Outlets:
7
Columns:
0
Windows:
6
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
Yes
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Sound System

FAQs about The Waterfront Inn

What time is check in?

Check in time is 4:00pm based on the hotel's local time. Early check in may be available if requested at the front desk on the day of check-in.

What time is check out?

Check out time is Noon based on the hotel's local time. Late check out may be available if requested at the front desk during your stay.

How many rooms does The Waterfront Inn have?

There are 118 rooms in the property.

Is there any meeting space at The Waterfront Inn?

Yes, they have 1 meeting room that can support various table layouts.

What kind of breakfast is at The Waterfront Inn?

Enjoy our full breakfast buffet every morning from 6:30AM – 10:30AM Monday through Friday. Saturday until 11:00AM and Sunday until 10:30am. The buffet is only $10.00 per person and includes: Omelets and eggs made to order, Fresh cut fruits, Bacon, sausage, Grits, Oatmeal, scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy, yogurt, cereal, assorted Danishes, fresh juice, and coffee.

What parking is available at The Waterfront Inn?

Free on-site parking

How much does internet cost?

Complimentary

Can I get a AAA rate at The Waterfront Inn?

Sorry, this hotel does not offer AAA hotel discounts at this time.

Can I get a Senior or AARP rate at The Waterfront Inn?

Yes, they have stay dates that support Senior hotel discounts. Example room type: AARP Rate - 1 King Bed Balcony Panoramic Views Free WiFi Overlooking Lake Microwave, Refrigerator

Is there a gym at The Waterfront Inn?

Yes, there is a gym/fitness area available on-site at the property.

Is there a pool at The Waterfront Inn?

Yes, there is a pool on-site at the property. Outdoor pool Hours: Dusk to Dawn.

Testimonials:

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"Great website, easy to use, wonderful follow-up (thanks Ryan!) All around a great experience for me and a huge help as this is the first time I have been involved in planning an event like this!" S.K. - Tacoma, WA

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