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Sweetwater Branch Inn

3.5 of 5 625 E. University Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Wisconsin
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95 reviews 95 reviews
19 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Florida
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18 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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4 hotel reviews
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 

Anna Maria Island, Florida
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118 reviews 118 reviews
43 hotel reviews
125 helpful votes 125 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 

Naples, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The first room I was in had mold on the bathroom ceiling vent which was over the shower, and then the ac unit also wasn't working properly. I asked to changed rooms and they put me right next door. I had to actually turn the ac unit on and looked into it... mold all over the inside of the unit.... More 

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

We are genuinely sorry that you left our property with this as your experience. Mold is not something we would ever knowingly subject our guests to, and as you know, the issue was resolved immediately after being brought to our attention - including the A/C unit you referenced. Our staff are very accommodating and cleanliness is a top priority, so... More 

West Palm Beach, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The breakfast is only ok and on a busy Saturday they did not have enough food prepared. In a B&B there are few surprises about how many people will be there for breakfast in a 2 hour window. So, we found it unacceptable - especially at the price - that there wasn't enough fresh fruit and hot items ran out... More 

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

Thank you so much for the input. We do rely on the honesty of our guests to guide the improvements we make to our property. Cushions for porch furniture would be a great addition. We would like to sincerely apologize for your experience at breakfast. We pride ourselves on preparing an abundant morning meal for our guests and will take... More 

Tampa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

We recently spent one night at the Sweetwater Branch Inn. We enjoyed our romantic and charming but also nicely outfitted (coffee maker, TV, etc..) room in the McKenzie House. And from the fresh- baked brownies that greeted us at check- in to the delicious breakfast the next morning, we were very well fed. We also appreciated Christina cheerfully accommodating our... More 

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

Hi, Andrea, It was my pleasure and thank you for your kind review. We're happy that you enjoyed your stay and hope that you'll be able to spend more time the next time you come see us! Christina More 

Largo, Florida
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159 reviews 159 reviews
63 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Sweetwater Branch is appropriately called an “inn” rather than a bed and breakfast (although they do serve a very nice, large cooked breakfast). A B&B is typically one house and you meet the owners. Sweetwater Branch is more of a large business concern. There are two main houses plus several cottages in the vicinity. There is also a very large... More 

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

Hell, Keith. Thank you for taking the time for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and would love for you all to come back and see us soon! More 

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 July 19, 2014

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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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

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 

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Additional Information about Sweetwater Branch Inn

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*
Number of rooms: 20
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