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Sweetwater Branch Inn

3.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   625 E. University Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601
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Ranked #4 of 4 Gainesville B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
sorceress144 Palm Coast, Florida, USA
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Palm Coast, Florida, USA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second visit to Sweetwater. First time we stayed in Sarah's cottage and were very pleased with all the amenities, including the working fireplace since it was winter. This time we stayed in the Cushman house and found it very comfortable and quiet. The wine and cheese hour was delightful and no one can say enough about the... More

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

We truly appreciate you coming back to stay with us again and for the taking the time to write your positive feedback about your experience here. We look forward to your next visit! More

Detroit, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family of four and my in-laws traveled from Michigan to Florida to see family. We were looking for a place that all of us could stay in for a reasonable price. Gainesville seemed to only have cheap hotels (scary) or really expensive ones. I found Sweetwater Branch Inn on Trip Advisor and decided to give a B&B a shot.... More

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

Hello, Eric! We're happy that you and your family had a wonderful time here. The Nora Belle's Cottage is ideal for guests who want to stay together but have their own bedrooms and bathrooms. Having the shared kitchen, dining room and living room area is great for getting together. Thank you for taking the time to post about your stay... More

New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at Sweetwater for six months on an extended business contract. I wasn't interested in the standard executive stay hotel, so I decided to think outside the box. I'm extremely well-traveled and don't put up with poor service or uncleanliness, so I was skeptical of finding a really great place to stay in Gainesville. The Sweetwater management truly loves... More

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

Hi, Brian! It was our pleasure having you stay with us. As you know all of our staff takes great pride in their work and understands that the guests are why we're here. You've become part of the family and we want you to visit us the next time you're in town. We truly appreciate you taking the time to... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I've never stayed at a Bed & Breakfast, let alone for almost a week. Sweetwater Branch Inn was a pleasant introduction into Bed & Breakfasts accommodations! The Victorian style decor is well kept, clean and comfortable. The daily home cooked breakfast was awesome!!!!!! The staff was very friendly and pleasant ;-). Bill drove our group around and he was very... More

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

Thank you for your nice comments about our staff and our bed and breakfast. We hope you will stay with us again! More

Lake City, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The service at the Sweetwater is very good, the rooms are clean and comfortable. However the location is in an iffy part of town, especially at night. Make sure you are familiar with your destination if you go for a stroll. We visited on a groupon deal and were more than satisfied with the stay.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

This is our 2nd time staying at Sarah's Cottage and we really enjoyed having a little "home" to call our own for a few days, but still have access to amenities such as a buffet breakfast at the Inn and housekeeping. Sweetwater has a gorgeous garden that separates the cottages from the main houses: a wonderful way to start the... More

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

Hi, Marie! Thank you for coming back to see us. It's so nice to hear that you, like so many of our guests, enjoy and appreciate our amenities. This property is a treasure and the next time you're in Gainesville we hope to see you! More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

My Fiance and I stayed at this B&B for a track meet at UF. During our stay we stayed in the Tea Rose Room. We were concerned about the potential noise level since we were staying in the house where all the guests came for breakfast, but it was surprisingly quiet, the only thing that woke us each morning were... More

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

We're glad that your first visit to a bed and breakfast was a memorable one. Guests choose us because they are looking for quiet and relaxation and it's gratifying that our guests can find that when staying here. We appreciate your kind review and hope you will stay with us again! More

Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We stayed a week here and everything about the experience was excellent. They have mastered the delicate balance between a homely / friendly / personalised B&B and a professional hotel with a varied number of services. Most places only excel at either one. Rooms are very comfortable (mattress was excellent); the public spaces are tastefully decorated; the breakfast is a... More

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

Hello. Thank you for your kind review. We pride ourselves on caring for our guests. As for the location of our property, it is special in that it's close to the city center but yet quiet because of our gardens. Please come back and visit again soon! More

Arvada, Colorado
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87 reviews 87 reviews
20 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We had our sons' wedding and reception here last week and it was EXCELLENT! The venue was perfect. The grounds are awesome with beautiful oak tress, immaculate foliage and charming paved walkways. The location is ideal. Our stay was fantastic! The accommadations were excellent. Most of the wedding party and many of the guests stayed all at the B&B. Everyone... More

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

We're happy that you and your guests enjoyed their time here with the wedding party. Thank you for the wonderful review and we hope that you all do come back and stay with us again! More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Pros: nice breakfast, views of treetops from the room, claw foot tub, walkable to Main Street and restaurants, parking included. Cons: Lots of stairs if staying on the upper floor, noise from other guests walking, closing doors, etc., right next to Salvation Army housing. We had the Blue Moon room which was fairly cramped. I feel that they simply have... More

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

We appreciate your feedback. This room is one of our smaller rooms but is a charming room that has a nice view away from the main street. We also have rooms that are on the 1st floor as well as cottages and we hope you will stay with us again. More

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Address: 625 E. University Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601
Location: United States > Florida > Gainesville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sweetwater Branch Inn 3.5*
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Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Sweetwater Branch Inn features 20 spacious guest suites and cottages just blocks from the University of Florida and hip Downtown Gainesville. All of our guests are welcome to a delicious full breakfast spread in the morning, as well as a complimentary wine and cheese hour in the evening. Each of our rooms feature a private bath along with a king or queen size bed, while some rooms have additional beds, Jacuzzis, fireplaces, and extra sitting rooms! ... more   less 
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