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Sweetwater Branch Inn

3.5 of 5 625 E. University Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Charlotte
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222 reviews 222 reviews
199 hotel reviews
200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only stayed here for one night. This is a collection of houses/cottages in the historic east side of Gainesville, just a 5-10 minute walk from the lively downtown area. There are two main houses next to each other, plus 6-7 cottages on the grounds. It's not a traditional B & B where the innkeepers are on-site and give you... More 

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SWB_Management, Front Office Manager at Sweetwater Branch Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! We genuinely appreciate your feedback and are glad you were able to enjoy the experience we provide our guests. It is helpful to hear from B&B pros, like yourself, about how we can create a more rounded experience for everyone who stays with us. Historical tours of our property would be a great addition to... More 

Tallahassee, Florida
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70 reviews 70 reviews
13 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently stayed at the Sweetwater Branch Inn and we had such a pleasant stay that it will now be our go-to place when visiting Gainesville. I loved the room (Isadora) and the hike to the third floor was good for me. I loved having coffee and water readily available near the room. The breakfast was good and the room... More 

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SWB_Management, Front Office Manager at Sweetwater Branch Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write us a review - it is much appreciated! We are glad that overall you had a great experience with us, and hope it will bring you back next time you are near Gainesville. I will be sure to speak with our staff about having Wine & Cheese Hour and Breakfast out at the... More 

Jacksonville, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in the Isadora room. It was lovely! The grounds are beautiful and well kept. A serene koi pond is in the garden along with several arbors. It was too cold to swim but there was a very nice pool. Breakfast is served buffet style and was delicious! Loved their Sweetwater Coffee.

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SWB_Management, Front Office Manager at Sweetwater Branch Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words! We're glad you were able to enjoy most of what our property has to offer. Our pool is heated during cold months, so next time you are here give it a try! I think you'll be surprised how nice a warm pool is in the winter. We look forward to hosting you again soon! More 

Crescent City, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I sincerely apologize for the long delay writing this review. Some how, it didn't post in November 2013...my bad. My wife (then Fiancee) and I were on our way from the Jekyll Island Club Hotel to visit Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings State Park, and I was fortunate enough to book a cottage. The minute we arrived, I realized I had hit... More 

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SWB_Management, Front Office Manager at Sweetwater Branch Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this glowing review! Please come back and see us next time you are in Gainesville. More 

Essex, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at Sweetwater Branch Inn while attending the MBTI certification training. The Inn is so beautiful. The rooms are lovely and they have such quaint touches. The linens were soft and everything was very clean. I enjoyed the delicious breakfast each morning before classes and the wine and cheese in the evening was a great way to relax each... More 

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SWB_Management, Front Office Manager at Sweetwater Branch Inn, responded to this review

Hi, Connie! We appreciate your positive review of our inn. We strive to do all we can to ensure our guests have a comfortable, relaxing stay while here. We receive a lot of positive feedback about Bill and or other staff members which is very much appreciated. Please come stay with us again when you're back in Gainesville! More 

Fort Myers
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This Bed and Breakfast is conveniently located to the UF campus. Breakfasts are good and the staff is friendly. We were glad to have a cottage with a sleeper sofa in the living room for my niece. The kitchen was nice to have, although we didn't use it much. I will definitely return.

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SWB_Management, Front Office Manager at Sweetwater Branch Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we're glad you and your family enjoyed our cottage. We hope you will return to see us soon! More 

Wisconsin
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95 reviews 95 reviews
19 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We stayed here for 3 nights at one of the cottages--Lilly's Cottage. Would recommend to others. The gardens are nice to sit in (although the artificial turf, while probably practical for weddings, is a turn off. There's a lovely koi pond and even a swimming pool. The breakfasts are served in the Cushman house, which is a very short walk... More 

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SWB_Management, Front Office Manager at Sweetwater Branch Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review and we're happy you've enjoyed your stay at Sweetwater Branch Inn. We have had some work done out in the cottage since your visit: the walls have been painted and as mentioned the jacuzzi was repaired immediately. Thank you for bringing this to our attention and we hope you and yours have a happy... More 

Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The GOOD and the NOT SO GOOD (I won't say "bad" because nothing is really bad here). We stayed at this resort for a mini family gathering, three adult couples and one child. The houses that make up this Inn complex were all built around the late 1800's. Our gathered family stayed in the Cushman House, because we all wanted... More 

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SWB_Management, Front Office Manager at Sweetwater Branch Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your glowing review of our inn! We appreciate and encourage our guests' input as this can also help us and our future guests. It is really nice when a family can all be in one house together and enjoy the fireplace on a cool autumn day and have a nice hot breakfast in the morning.... More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Our entire family stayed here and we LOVED it. When we first pulled up, we were kind of leary, but once on the property and inside the cabins\rooms we were pleasantly surprised. We were here for a wedding, which was FANTASTIC. Breakfast everyday was DELICIOUS.

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SWB_Management, Front Office Manager at Sweetwater Branch Inn, responded to this review

We appreciate your positive feedback about your experience here with us. We hope you will come back for another visit soon! More 

Boca Raton, Florida
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126 reviews 126 reviews
43 hotel reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Five times I've managed to throw government per diem limits out the turret window and stay here and each time has been more of a hoot. As in owl. The weather has cooperated with blustery winds and wild rains (let's call them Claude) that set the branches tapping against the windows. It's either the branches or the sound of my... More 

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SWB_Management, Front Office Manager at Sweetwater Branch Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive feedback. We want our guests to feel welcome and relaxed when they're here because that is what it's all about. We appreciate your repeat business and hope you will be visiting us (and Isadora's Room) again very soon! More 

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Address: 625 E. University Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601
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Location: United States > Florida > Gainesville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sweetwater Branch Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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