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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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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Unique grounds and architecture, lovely staff, and the chef who makes breakfast deserves a medal. Seriously. Maybe a parade in her (their?) honor. I don't like breakfast foods. I warned my English colleagues attending the conference at the university that they shouldn't get their hopes up from hotel breakfasts. They were stuck at the Hilton and I was happily shoving... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place. if you want a place to stay and away from normal hotels, this is a place in Gainesville. The rooms are good. The room we stays (Rosa) in a separate cottage with a kitchen attached. Great garden with southern hospitality. Have some time to enjoy the gardens.

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Sebring, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I were coming from different areas and met in Gainesville. We decided to try something different instead of a cold hotel. This place was awesome. We stayed in the Rose Tea Room - nice size room, king bed and great bathroom with a huge Jacuzzi bathtub. Staff was overly friendly and very accommodating. Wine and cheese were... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Luisa room on third floor with separate bathroom, but still convenient. Added the package with the roses, champagne, candles, bath products, and chocolate covered strawberries, which was a nice touch. Quiet and romantic location.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I love Sweetwater. All four of my work trips to Gainesville; I have stayed here. I love the rooms (Julia Room is my fave) - and I love that I get breakfast in the morning. They are very attentive to their guests and the place is often very quiet. It makes me feel right at home and that is very... More 

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

Thank you, Courtney! We are glad to have such dedicated guests. If there is anything you feel we could do to make your stay more special, please feel free to shoot us an e-mail. We look forward to your next visit to Gainesville! More 

Clearwater, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is a beautiful place, remarkably quiet. Delicious breakfast and a nice wine and cheese hour to allow guests to socialize in the manner of their forbears...without phones or a giant TV. So hone your conversational skills, and enjoy the company of your fellow humans.

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

Thanks for the kind words, Jack! We are happy we can provide our guests with a sense of community, and without any pressure on guests who like to keep to themselves. We would love to hear what we can improve upon, so that we are able to earn that coveted fifth star the next time you are in Gainesville! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We two days/nights at this wonderful B&B. Very rustic feel, but well done. The gardens and pool (small) on the property are outstanding. Staff were excellent and the breakfast could not have been better. Only one disappointment was the pricing. We were told we would get a 10% because my wife was/is getting treatment at Shands. The price online was... More 

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

Hi Terry! We are glad you enjoyed your stay so thoroughly! I apologize for any confusion that was caused by the different pricing you found on-line. Hotels often sign up with third-party travel vendors, who give their clients a discounted rate. The trade-off comes in the form of third-party fees, which can add up quickly. I would like to assure... More 

Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The rooms are great, it's just like being in your own home, some of the rooms even have a fireplace, and each room has their own bathrooms, with big tubs. The houses are of old century design, the staff was very friendly and helpful, the breakfast each morning was great, if you enjoy wine, then every evening they have wine... More 

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

Thank you, Thomas! We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you the next time you visit Gainesville, Florida! More 

Moro, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

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

Rhonda, Thank you for the kind words! We are so happy that you would stay with us again. The Luisa Room happens to be our only accommodation that does not have an en suite bathroom, so we have lots of options for you the next time around! More 

Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 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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SWB_Management, Front Office Manager at Sweetwater Branch Inn, responded to this review

Thank you, Andrea! We love being a destination where travelers can experience the height of Victorian living in Gainesville while surrounded by the modern amenities they have come to expect in hotels across the globe. And you are correct - we do have a punch card that allows guests who stay 5 nights at our standard rates to receive a... More 

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