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Sweetwater Branch Inn

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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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Moro, Illinois
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were in Gainesville for my sister in law's wedding which was only a few blocks away so the location was perfect. The Inn was beautiful and we loved the room. It was comfortable and quiet. We stayed in the Luisa Suite which had a separate bathroom with a large jacuzzi that was nice but next time I would prefer... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is amazing. Gorgeous grounds, great B&B. Best breakfast, included, bar none. Old fashioned charm, old fashioned service. They have a rewards program with every tenth visit free to include their top room. Wonderful yesteryear feel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I could not have enjoyed my stay any more. The entire property is even more beautiful than the pictures, and every detail of my room reflected the level of care the staff put into Sweetwater Branch. The people were wonderful, the breakfast was fantastic, and the wine and cheese was the perfect addition to each day of my stay. I... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a comfortable and welcoming B&B. We chose a room in the main house that required climbing a curving staircase up one floor but it was manageable. Wine and cheese on the porch was a nice bonus and breakfast was good.

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

Jane, we are so glad you were able to stay with us! We hope you come back to see us the next time you are in Gainesville. Each of our accommodations have a different feel, so you will get a new experience! Have a nice summer. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in the Luisa room which is in the attic. Besides the mustiness and humidity it's a nice room. When paying $150/night (in the off season) the last thing I expected was a huge roach in the room. Kind of ruined the night for me.

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

Hi Susan! Thank you for letting us know about your experience! I apologize about the visitor in your room. Unfortunately - like most spaces in Florida - the occasional pest makes its way inside. This could be from something as simple as a door being opened while you enter the building. We can assure you this is not a pest... More 

Houston,TX
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79 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son and his wife had their wedding at Sweetwater. It was magical. The staff were very attentive and made everything flow seemlessly. The wedding took place outside in their gardens then everyone mingled and had hors d'oeuvres while waiting for the pictures to be taken. Then we went inside for the reception. The reception hall was large and roomy... More 

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

Hi, Lisa! Thank you for the kind words. I am glad that our events department made your experience on our property seamless. We love having wedding parties here! And if you ever need a place to stay in Gainesville, we have you covered! More 

Westminister,SC
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48 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have stayed at many B&B's and found this to be a very nice restored older home. There were 3 of us in one room a brother/sister and older daughter so we all needed our own space. The room was on the 2nd floor and we had to haul our luggage, 3 big bags up a big staircase. There was... More 

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

Cheryl, thank you for leaving a review. It is hard to tell which house you were in, but I apologize that you found your accommodation lacking. We have had lot of groups stay with us who enjoyed their time on our property. Perhaps this could have been avoided by placing you in an accommodation more appropriate for three guests who... More 

Dallas, Texas, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were on the third floor of a restored house and while it was a lot of steps up, it was a very nicely restored building. Rooms that were not occupied had their doors open with a small barrier so you could peer in and see the rooms which was a nice touch as all the rooms are different and... 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 us a review, we genuinely appreciate it. The stairs can be daunting for some guests, but the trip up is worth it! We're glad you agree. We hope to see you again in the near future. More 

Gainesville
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This property is lovely and situated near the downtown area with beautifully restored Victorian homes and lovely gardens. Our room was so pretty and the bed was comfortable, the sheets soft! The whole place is tastefully decorated with many antiques and special touches. The innkeepers are wonderful, warm, people and the food is amazing! There was even a complimentary evening... More 

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

Thank you, Stephanie! And great tips for future guests! Please come and see us again the next time you are in Gainesville. More 

Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

A great location to spend time in Gainsville. The staff were friendly and treat you like new friends. Great breakfast with lots to choose from. The cottages are clean and have great facilities. A very enjoyable stay with easy access to restaurants in downtown.

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

Thank you for taking time out of your day to leave us a review. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay, and look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

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