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The Magnolia Plantation Bed and Breakfast Inn

309 SE 7th St, Gainesville, FL 32601-6831
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#3 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Gainesville
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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
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Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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MayaBoyntonBeach wrote a review Sep 14
Boynton Beach, Florida9 contributions5 helpful votes
My husband and I visited our son who Lives in Gainesville. It was a long 5 hours drive which was swiftly forgotten as soon as we set foot on the tree shaded, fountain whispering Secret Garden Cottage. The linens were fresh and ample, kitchen ready to host, and the bathroom sparkled. We have been returning here for well over 20 years. Just love it.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
James J. wrote a review Aug 2020
Riverview, Florida61 contributions5 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed four nights at Magnolia Plantation. It was our first true Bed & Breakfast experience, and they set the bar high! The innkeeper and owners are so sweet. The breakfasts were amazing. It's only about a 10 minute walk to downtown restaurants. On our anniversary, we enjoyed the candlelight dinner, and it was a perfect way to celebrate.
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Date of stay: July 2020
Sarah L wrote a review Aug 2020
Washington DC, District of Columbia58 contributions7 helpful votes
Needed a mental/physical get away/break and to celebrate our anniversary in these quarantine times. Couldn't go far and our daughter recommended the Bed and Breakfast district of Gainesville. It was wonderful! Wonderful food, beautiful grounds, super friendly, knowledgeable staff and owners. Very quaint oasis in this college town with great outdoor recreation nearby. We took our bikes and rode around town looking at the historic buildings and flora/fauna. Also rode 30 miles on the Gainesville>Hawthorne rails to trails path just a few miles start from the Magnolia Plantation. Wonderful relaxing vacation!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Michael wrote a review Jul 2020
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This place is nothing short of awesome. In June 2020 My now fiancé and I traveled to the magical magnolia plantation b&b. Our stay was short, but oh so sweet. Cindy, joe, the girls who work there are all amazing and made are stay so enjoyable. On our last evening I had arranged for their candlelight dinner ( which was one of the best meals I’ve ever had). The scene was just so beautiful and romantic. The Gazebo that had been lit up with candles was the best place I could ask my fiancé to marry me. This is a place I will always cherish and remember. I recommend this place to any and everybody. Also thank You to everyone at the magnolia plantation bed & breakfast for making out stay so special.
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from , Owner at The Magnolia Plantation Bed and Breakfast Inn
Responded Jul 25, 2020
Thank you so much for your kind words! It was such an honor to be a part of such a special evening and we hope you'll always remember us fondly as the site of your engagement! We will share your compliment with the chef as well! We hope to see you again soon as you and your fiancée continue your lives together!
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lchjr wrote a review Mar 2020
Charlotte, North Carolina371 contributions232 helpful votes
We have stayed at well over 100 traditional B & B's, but we've never stayed in one where the innkeepers had owned the property and run it as a B & B for almost 30 years. One reason they've stayed in business so long is that the B & B has the "little touches" that separate it from the competition. The property is a vast complex consisting of a beautiful 1885 Victorian house with four B & B rooms, about nine distinct cottages, and a large, lovely garden area. It's located in an area of historic homes less than a 10 minute walk to downtown Gainesville. The cottages apparently are very popular for University of Florida sporting events. The check-in was efficient, and our Heather Room was fine----nice size with a small bathroom with walk-in shower (which we prefer to the clawfoot tubs that some of the other rooms have). Lighting was good (often an issue with historic B & B's) with an overhead fan. The room also had a gas fireplace. The house is not a "luxury" B & B with very high prices, but a historic property whose character has been preserved. The room price seemed to be in line with the nature of the room and house. Breakfast was very good, and there is outdoor seating weather permitting (it was cool, so they served breakfast in the house's dining room for us). There is wine and tidbits in the afternoon, and the wine was actually a good brand (not the cheap stuff you sometimes see in B & B's). Parking is on site. They will help with your luggage (there is no elevator). Both innkeepers and staff were friendly and informative as to downtown restaurants, etc. Overall, we had a comfortable one night stay in this well managed B & B.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from , Owner at The Magnolia Plantation Bed and Breakfast Inn
Responded Mar 11, 2020
Louie, we so enjoyed having you and Candy stay with us! Thank you for your kind words. I know you've been to many B&B's so it means so much to know we made an impression. We always want our guests to feel comfortable, cozy and like they're at home so it's so good to hear you noticed the "little touches" and character. We hope to see you again soon. Well wishes on all of your travels!
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$142 - $265 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesFloridaGainesville
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Magnolia Plantation Bed and Breakfast Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Magnolia Plantation Bed and Breakfast Inn?
Nearby attractions include The Hippodrome State Theatre (0.4 miles), Depot Park (0.4 miles), and Thomas Center (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Magnolia Plantation Bed and Breakfast Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at The Magnolia Plantation Bed and Breakfast Inn?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Magnolia Plantation Bed and Breakfast Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Magnolia Plantation Bed and Breakfast Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Magnolia Plantation Bed and Breakfast Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Paramount Grill, Dragonfly Sushi & Sake Co Incorporated, and The Top.
Is The Magnolia Plantation Bed and Breakfast Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of Gainesville.
Are pets allowed at The Magnolia Plantation Bed and Breakfast Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to The Magnolia Plantation Bed and Breakfast Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Thomas Center (0.7 miles).