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“The Magnolia Plantation is the most relaxing and convenient place to stay in Gainesville.” 5 of 5 stars
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The Magnolia Plantation Bed and Breakfast Inn
309 SE Seventh St., Gainesville, FL 32601   |  
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Fort Lauderdale
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“The Magnolia Plantation is the most relaxing and convenient place to stay in Gainesville.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2009

The Magnolia Plantation is truly a jewel. The staff is warm and friendly. The breakfast is outstanding and the location is perfect for events downtown as well as on UF campus. The grounds are beautiful.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2009

I don't know how many times I've stayed here by now, but I was pleased right from the start so never looked elsewhere for my frequest Gainesville trips. The staff goes above and beyond and the photos demonstrate what a truly specila inn this is!

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Orlando, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2009

Magnolia Plantation has been a home away from home and wonderful sanctuary for my doctoral program colleagues and I over the last two years. Joe, Cindy, and their staff are gracious, delightful, and accommodating hosts who have ensured that our visits several times each semester are stress free and relaxing. The Inn itself is simply beautiful and Key Lime Cottage feels like home to us now! If you are looking for a quiet, comfortable, wonderful stay in Gainesville for education, business, or just sheer relaxation, Magnolia is for you. (P.S., and the breakfasts are astonishing!!).

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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Ft Lauderdale, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2009

There is NO way to describe this and do it any justice. It is like walking into a "time warp" into another place ... another time. It is often difficult to decide whether or not you will "get your monies worth" just by looking at images on the internet or reading reviews by other guests. The best you can hope for is that it will not disappoint, let alone meet expectations.

LOOK NO FURTHER! It will be MOST difficult to find another place that will meet or match the overall rating for the Magnolia. If you like to experiment, or enjoy adventure, keep looking. If you want an experience and not just a "get-away" ... Magnolia is the place for you. In a hotel room ... you will look for places to visit and things to do to get out of the hotel room environment (unless you want to just sleep and sometimes you don't even get that). At Magnolia ... I couldn't wait to get back to our room. There wouldn't be enough space (or time) to even start talking about Joe and Cindy ( the owners ).

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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Pensacola
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2009

As a first timer at a bed and breakfast the experience was awesome. The innkeepers Joe and Cindy made us stay very special.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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no florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2009

Very relaxing, owner and staff make you feel right at home. Wonderful gardens. Loved the wine and cheese. Will return again

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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ocala,fl.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2009

Blair was exceptionally helpful making our arrangements, including dining recommendations and dining reservations at local rstaurants. Particularly enjoyed Joe and Cindy's hospitality and insight into the local heritage sites. Breakfast was delicious.

Our cottage was more than we hoped for, exceptionally well decorated and comfortable. Enjoyed the water features both day and night, and especially the Secret Garden.

We will return!

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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Additional Information about The Magnolia Plantation Bed and Breakfast Inn

Address: 309 SE Seventh St., Gainesville, FL 32601
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Location: United States > Florida > Gainesville
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Gainesville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Magnolia Plantation is a 5 room Inn with 7 private Cottages all located on almost 2 acres of landscaped gardens with pond, waterfall and water features throughout the property. Breakfast is served in the morning and snacks and beverages are served in the evening. Walking distance to historic downtown. ... more   less 
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