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Sweetwater Branch Inn

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625 E. University Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601
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Flagler Beach, Florida
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21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is where we like to stay when we come visit our son at the university of Florida. It is convenient to campus, a nice area to jog, and usually a good breakfast. We like the cottages because they have a little more living space in case we have people over. This visit was during one of the coldest weekends... More 

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Albuquerque, NM
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in Mae's Cottage and it was great. Heather was phenomenal- such a sweetheart and caring hostess/front desk. We loved everything about this property. The spa was fabulous, the breakfast was good, the room was exceptional. The gardens are nice to walk in, and the historic part of Gainesville is interesting to see. The only very slight negative was... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The property is tops....adorable rooms, awesome breakfast...especially homemade granola, outstanding staff. Don't miss this classic B and B with great service and clean facilities and great public rooms

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Odessa, Florida
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27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

This adorable property was the venue of my niece's wedding reception. A lovely place for this type of event with the cottages right on premise. We stayed in the Picadilly room and it was really adorable. The sitting area off the bedroom area was lovely and a good place for us to have room to dress into our party clothes... More 

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

Thank you for the kind words, Gay. It was a pleasure having you on our property and we hope to see you the next time you are in Gainesville! More 

Charlottesville, Virginia
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88 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Not a typical B&B Property, better in that they have several houses / bungalows on nearly their own block with a big event room, gardens, sculpted walkways leading to the office and main house. Love the old wood / wood work in the vintage FL homes. They are so well located 10 minutes to the Airport or University, we loved... More 

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

Thank you for leaving us such a stellar review! Please come and see us the next time you are in the area. More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

I was visiting Gainesville on business, and needed somewhere to stay for the week. The folks at the Inn provided a home away from home in beautiful surroundings and only a few minutes walk from the centre of town. Breakfast was lovely, the wine and cheese every evening brought people together and the staff could not have been more helpful.... More 

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

Thank you for the kind words, Mark. The exceptional experience you had is exactly what we wish for all of our guests. We look forward to the next time you are in Gainesville. More 

Brooksville, Florida
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

This is a quaint place, but not too small, with decent sized rooms, en suite (full bath/shower in room). Breakfast was quite good! The staff at Sweetwater Branch was wonderful. The property is lovely and it is very close to the restaurants downtown and a short drive to the University. It is an older facility, Victorian setting and nice antique... More 

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

Thank you for leaving a review. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Grandville, Michigan
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39 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Beautiful Victorian home with splendid antique furnishings. Breakfast was delicious with a varied selection to appeal to every dietary bent. Linens were quality and amenities complete. Room air conditioner leaked to the point of having to use a trash can to catch the water. I was only there one night, so I do not know if this was addressed after... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Sweetwater Branch Inn is close to the University of Florida and the regional airport, which was great of you to mention for other travelers! We are glad you enjoyed your stay overall. Additionally, thank you for letting us know about the air conditioning unit. We apologize that you experienced this... More 

Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Over the past 2 weeks I have stayed in 2 different rooms, each beautifully furnished with antiques. Some modern features also such as flat screen TVs and very fast internet. The buffet breakfast includes made to order cooked items. Coffee and filtered water are available round the clock. The Sweet Tea restaurant specializes in southern cuisine; superbly prepared and served... More 

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

Thank you for the kind words, Nigel. We look forward to your next visit! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

The complex is private and beautiful. The statuary, Koi ponds, pavered walkways, lush greenery, water fountains etc. make for a beautiful environment. The houses and cottages are filled with lovely antiques and charm and the staff are kind and helpful. For such an old house, I thought there would be a lot of noise from creaky floors but that was... More 

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

Thank you, Janel! We hope you will come see us again in the future! More 

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