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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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New York City, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

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
8 helpful votes 8 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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119 reviews 119 reviews
22 hotel reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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 

Gainesville, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I can't say enough about this community...and the hot breakfasts. I stay here on M-Thur for business, get my mail here, swim in the pool, walk downtown; I'll never stay by I-75 again. The employees here are great and honestly I don't think you can find a better breakfast in town, even in a restaurant

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
SWB_Management, Front Office Manager at Sweetwater Branch Inn, responded to this review

Hi, Brian! It was so nice having you stay with us each time you were in town. It makes us happy that you enjoyed our wonderful amenities that we have to offer. We truly appreciate your kind words and we hope you will stay with us again the next time business bring you back our way. More 

Jacksonville, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Just spent a wonderful overnight weekend with my soon to be wife. Everything was perfect. Relaxing. Smooth. Friendly. Elyce, Cornelia, and our breakfast chef, all superb. Will come back and recommend.

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

Hi, Jeffrey! Thank you. We appreciate your positive review and are happy that you all had a enjoyable, relaxing stay here. We have a wonderful staff here and we want our guests to feel right at home. Even though our inn is located near the downtown area it is very much like an oasis with its manicured gardens, swimming pool... 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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