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Sweetwater Branch Inn

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625 E. University Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601
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Rating summary
  • 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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Gainesville
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Valdosta, Georgia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of character, nice people. Within walking distance of downtown, breakfast was great! Very classy and very romantic. I can understand why people would have a small wedding there or a weekend get away. I love places like this - a million times better than a commercial hotel.

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San Carlos, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had stayed here a few times in the past and just had to go back again to see if it is still as wonderful as it was in the previous stays. It was as good or better. The atmosphere is just as homey and pleasant. The weather was perfect, and of course the staff and food were excellent. We... More 

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Safety Harbor
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great cottage! Loved the salt water pool, wine and cheese, and yummy breakfast. baby friendly too! Alice was great! I will be staying here again when we visit family if they have an open cottage again :)

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

Thank you for the kind words, Chris! We are looking forward to the next time you and your family come to Gainesville. More 

Gainesville, Florida
Top Contributor
166 reviews 166 reviews
20 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely property with surprisingly excellent food and service. Recently attended an event and was amazed that there was some place so pretty (lovely glassed in garden room) with such good foods. I usually hate buffets but they did it with service so you got your food when it was hot and the servers controlled the speed of the lines. I... More 

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

We are happy to have exceed your expectations! We are so proud of the offerings our events department and chef are able to put together for our guests. We have a lunch-only restaurant opening on our property in the near future, so keep an eye out for that! More 

Humboldt, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

It's difficult to put into words how wonderful the Sweetwater Branch Inn truly is. My husband and I were in Gainesville visiting our son who attends the University of Florida. We rented the Victoria cottage for six days: living room, kitchen, bedroom with king-sized bed, large bathroom and even a jacuzzi on the back porch (everything is included that one... More 

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

Thank you for the review! We love making our guests feel at home. Your experience is exactly what we wish for all of our guests. We appreciate you choosing Sweetwater when you were in town to visit your son and congratulate him on his upcoming graduation. Additionally, there are lots of great reasons to visit Gainesville besides having a student... More 

Wallingford, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
10 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This was our second visit and it was as great as our first. My son got married in OCT 2013 and this time we were back for my daughter in-law's brothers wedding. The property is a southern hidden gem. The grounds are beautiful and the cottages are a throwback to old southern charm. They are decorated very nice and make... More 

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

Hi, Stan! Thank you for the kind words. We are so glad we have been able to impress you each time you stay with us. We look forward to your next visit! More 

Naples, Florida
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
5 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We attended a wedding here. The grounds were so pretty! The food was very good. I loved the chicken with olives and the beef was unbelievably tender. The sweet tea was perfectly sweet! Everything tasted so great my kids even ate their veggies! Beautiful setting for a wedding.

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

Kate, we are so glad you had a wonderful time on our property! Our staff is over the moon about this review. And, of course, we're happy we could help get your children eating their veggies :) Please come back and see us soon! More 

TITUSVILLE
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Within a half hour of departing, the front office called my cell to ask the most insensitive and absurd question I've ever gotten from a hotel (and I've traveled the world)..."Can you tell me what the stains are on your towels?" WHAT? I was so stunned I stupidly explained that since my teen has cerebral palsy, I need to help... More 

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

We are so sorry that this was your experience. We would like to clarify for readers, that your retelling of this incident is a mixture of two separate conversations during which our staff conducted themselves with the utmost respect for yourself and your daughter. The intention in contacting you was to avoid having to discard linens. In addition, if we... More 

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