We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Magnolia Plantation Bed and Breakfast Inn

309 SE 7th St, Gainesville, FL 32601-6831
E-mail hotel
Lowest prices for your stay
Lowest price we found
View deal
Prices are the average nightly price provided by our partners and may not include all taxes and fees. Taxes and fees that are shown are estimates only. Please see our partners for more details.
Traveler (115)
Room & Suite (65)
Dining (6)
What is Travelers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travelers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travelers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.
Travel safe during COVID-19
Visit our Travel Safe hub to see how we're helping you make more informed travel decisions during COVID-19.
What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Read more
Updated 04/18/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from The Magnolia Plantation Bed and Breakfast Inn
Updated 04/18/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#3 of 4 in Gainesville
Travelers' Choice
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.
Read more
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Books, DVDs, music for children
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
Electric vehicle charging station
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Outdoor furniture
Private check-in / check-out
Show more
Room features
Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Private bathrooms
Show more
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Residential Neighborhood
Languages Spoken
422Reviews1Q+A100Room tips
Traveler rating
  • 385
  • 28
  • 5
  • 4
  • 0
Time of year
Traveler type
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Sort by:
Most Recent
trvlgrl84 wrote a review Apr 2022
Auburn, Alabama22 contributions11 helpful votes
Such a warm place to spend a couple of days, welcoming but not intrusive, quick walk to downtown restaurants and Depot Park, lovely live oaks with spanish moss, beautiful gardens and fountain. Bed very comfortable. Especially enjoyed access to kitchen for making pot of tea to enjoy on quiet front porch in the morning. Cindy and Joe are genuinely warm and we would definitely stay here again.
Read more
Date of stay: April 2022
HillarysDad wrote a review Apr 2021
27 contributions28 helpful votes
Property's Favorite Review
The cozy, comfortable and clean cottage, the nature-inspired grounds with meandering brick walks lined by "old Florida" plants, the friendly hosts, Joe and Cindy, and the delicious breakfasts were just as we remembered. Magnolia Plantation is an assembly of cottages surrounding the Victorian main house. "Miss Huey's Cottage" is a charming two bedroom, one bath with delightful living areas including a light-infused sunroom appointed as a dining room and sitting area. We would definitely recommend Magnolia Plantation to friends.
Read more
Date of stay: April 2021
Room Tip: All rooms/cottages are great!
See more room tips
2 Helpful votes
Response from , Owner at The Magnolia Plantation Bed and Breakfast Inn
Responded Jun 9, 2021
Thank you so much! We loved welcoming you back to our family! Miss Huey's Cottage is one of our favorites and the sunroom is a huge reason why. We'd relax in there all day if possible. Come again soon! We'll make sure breakfast is even better than you remembered.
Read more
Adriana P wrote a review Apr 2022
1 contribution
Cindy and Joe made everything super easy, very comfortable, and a wonderful breakfast I hope our kids never forget it. We are a family of five and a friend suggested to stay at The Magnolia Plantation. We stayed in the secret garden cottage and loved everything about it. The grounds and houses are beautiful. I wish we had more time to stay and explore more of the House. Easy parking felt like we had plenty of room as a family and meeting old friends. Breakfast was the most charming and delightable experience. Great conversations and the orange juice kept coming. Great breakfast while surrounded with beautiful gardens and such charming place. We hope to come down and stay longer at The Magnolia Plantation.
Read more
Date of stay: April 2022
Room Tip: Really unique place.
See more room tips
Abigail Ehlert wrote a review Mar 2022
Framingham, Massachusetts18 contributions2 helpful votes
We had a wonderful stay at the Nutmeg cottage at Magnolia Plantation B&B with our dog. The property feels like a secret garden with lush vegetation, brick pathways, and trickling fountains throughout. It is located within walking distance of the downtown area and biking/driving distance of UF. The cottage itself was beautifully maintained and really showed pride of ownership through its cleanliness, attention to detail in the decor, and amenities. Thank you for the amazing stay!
Read more
Date of stay: March 2022
Adrianna C wrote a review Mar 2022
Melbourne Beach, Florida8 contributions3 helpful votes
Thank you Cindy and Joe! We had a fabulous stay in Jessica’s Cottage. Everything was clean, comfortable and charming. We love how the property is dog friendly. Great hospitality, we are looking forward to returning! Adrianna Cruz and Dan Wynn
Read more
Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled
LJ F wrote a review Dec 2021
Naples, Florida3 contributions
My husband and I have been coming here with our two little puppies for years. It’s our go to place in Gainesville. Joe and Cindy are always so friendly and welcoming they make you feel like family, and they are always quick to help with anything you need. The Magnolia Plantation is a beautiful old Florida Inn with several Cottages, all very clean and charmingly decorated. There are peaceful water features incorporated into the lovely grounds surrounding the property. Great downtown restaurants and Depot Park are all within walking distance. We look forward to staying here again on our next visit.
Read more
Date of stay: December 2021
Sunshine Y wrote a review Dec 2021
1 contribution
Just wanted to leave a review of how quickly and satisfactory the proprietor of Magnolia Plantation responded to a concern. By the way - the grounds are nice to walk around for some peace, the location is close to downtown eateries, and the cottages are a peak into the southern charm past of Gainesville.
Read more
Date of stay: December 2021
thefishingal wrote a review Sep 2021
Wewahitchka, Florida32 contributions8 helpful votes
My husband and I brought my parents here for one night. We had never stayed at a bed and breakfast. It was such a wonderful experience. Cindy and Joe are great hosts. We stayed in the Cinnamon cottage. It was neatly decorated and both rooms we’re wonderful. Well appointed rooms with everything you need. Super comfy beds and exceptionally clean. We walked downtown for dinner where there were lots of great restaurants. Breakfast in the morning was delicious. We sat outside and enjoyed being amongst the beautiful landscape. Also, the sound of the water fountain just added to the ambiance. The grounds are beautiful. We looked at some rooms in the original building an each one was so carefully thought out. This really is an enchanting place. It made for a wonderful night to spend with family. I highly recommend. This is a Do-Over in my book. Thanks to everyone that makes this Inn so magical!
Read more
Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled
Tiffany C wrote a review Jun 2021
8 contributions2 helpful votes
Came here from Palm Beach County to get some peace and nature and was BLOWN AWAY by this gorgeous property. At night it is a fairytale! It’s a short walk to restaurants in downtown. And the breakfast was so delicious. And the innkeepers are incredibly friendly and personable. They recommended Payne’s Prairie and it was beautiful! We saw wild horses there! Seriously I loved my short time here and will be coming back soon. Thank you Joe & Cindy
Read more
Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled
1 Helpful vote
Response from , Owner at The Magnolia Plantation Bed and Breakfast Inn
Responded Sep 7, 2021
Tiffany, thank you so much for your kind words! We're partial to the property at night as well and are so glad to hear you enjoyed it all lit up with the fountains. Come again soon!
Read more
Terry T wrote a review May 2021
26 contributions8 helpful votes
The common rooms are lovely and when you park you're greeted by a lovely pond with running water. I arrived late and that was no problem because they have a contactless check-in. My room, the Jasmine is comfy but not luxurious. But for its class of lodging, it's just right. Cookies and wine were waiting in the room. Lovely and comfortable. I always write my reviews my first night so don't know about breakfast yet. I had no idea Gainesville had these old historic houses and learning the history is great. I'd definitely try out this gem. I can't wait to look at the grounds tomorrow.
Read more
Date of stay: February 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: I was glad to have a first-floor room because I didn't have to carry my luggage upstairs. But...
See more room tips
Response from , Owner at The Magnolia Plantation Bed and Breakfast Inn
Responded May 13, 2021
Terry, thank you so much for your kind words! We so enjoyed having you and are thrilled to know the Jasmine room was the relaxing comfy place you needed for your first night on the road. Come see us again soon!
Read more
$187 - $247 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesFloridaGainesville
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
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 and an outdoor dining area 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).