The Waterfront Inn

1105 Lake Shore DriveThe Villages32162USA
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About The Waterfront Inn

The Waterfront Inn is an elegant lakefront property that incorporates an expansive outdoor pool, on-site dining, and rooms with lovely views of Lake Sumter. With its central position in the The Villages' Lake Sumter Landing, the hotel is a short walk from numerous stores and restaurants.

Alongside an en-suite bathroom, every cosy room at The Waterfront Inn is equipped with a flat-screen HD TV, microwave, coffee maker and fridge. Upgraded rooms offer views of the lake.

The 24-hour reception is ready to welcome guests with warm Southern hospitality. Comfort is further enhanced by Wi-Fi, a gym and on-site parking, all of which are free to use.

The hotel's dining option, Amelia's Restaurant, is the place to enjoy traditional American cuisine with a modern twist. For a refreshing drink, the Lakeside Lounge is the ideal place to enjoy a house speciality while soaking in the views and nightly entertainment.

Palmer Legends Country Club is just over a mile from the hotel.


1105 Lake Shore Drive, The Villages, FL, 32162, USA
Telephone: +1(352)7537535 | Fax: +1(352)7531350 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Business center
  • Computer with internet
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Convenience store
  • Elevator
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Organized activities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony / Patio
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Room safe
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Whirlpool / Hot tub


  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Excellent location by Lake Sumter

According to overall feedback, the location is spotlighted as the hotel's main advantage. With a prime position next to the picturesque Lake Sumter, the property is also said to be just a short walk from many shops and restaurants.

Quiet and well-equipped rooms

In most areas, the hotel's rooms score high marks with visitors. As well as being described as well-equipped with amenities like a microwave, coffee maker, and fridge, the rooms are said to be quiet and suitably soundproofed. In addition, it is considered well worth upgrading to a room that features a balcony with water views.

Friendly service from staff

Guests are pleased with the service that is delivered by the hotel. The staff members operating in the restaurant are especially appreciated, with them being labelled as helpful and really friendly.

Negative Reviews

Building showing its age

When assessing the condition of the building, guests are a little disappointed about this part of the hotel. Feedback spotlights the decor as a particular problem in that regard, with it described as dated in appearance.

Not all rooms have views

Although it is a major selling point of the hotel, it is noted that not all of the rooms benefit from having picturesque lake views. As a result, guests find that some rooms only overlook places like the car park.

Lack of value offered

Guest are not entirely happy with the value or money offered here. While general room prices are judged to be somewhat overpriced, this issue is further impacted due to breakfast reportedly not being inclusive.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 1540 reviews across the web
8.5 /10
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    8.3 /10
8.5 out of 10 based on 1540 reviews