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Sweetwater Branch Inn

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was in between sessions at the University and needed a place to stay for two nights. It was a wonderful touch of home for me. Gorgeous, spacious, interesting, clean. I had intended on just dropping my luggage and spending my time sightseeing, but other than a visit to The Hamm and a spin around the area on one of... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I choose Sweetwater Branch because it was walking-in-town convenient, and had many rooms (I wasn't sure how many of us would end up travelling) Everyone loved this place. Not just a building, but a campus, with gardens, a saltwater pool, a restaurant. Nice wine and cheese spread n the afternoon, and a wonderful breakfast in the AM. Lots of places... More 

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful, romantic and lovely staff. Loved it! Wedding destination for sure, lots of beautiful spots, it's like vintage traveling A bed and breakfast with an old style family attention. Home made cooked breakfast everyday, with lots of love. Each room has an assigned parking spot.

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SWB_Management, Hotel Manager at Sweetwater Branch Inn, responded to this review

Thank you, Patty! I am glad you enjoyed your stay. Please come see us again soon. More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely, large old house with warm, homey creaky wood floors that take you back in time. Most of the furnishings were of a Victorian looking period that went well with the style of the house. I was disappointed to have a modern office chair at the old fashioned desk. A box of tissue would have been nice,... More 

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SWB_Management, Hotel Manager at Sweetwater Branch Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for providing us with feedback about your stay, Christina! Your comments were very helpful. Your suggestions about towel racks and grab bars are important and will be implemented. Because of the large nature of our property, we call ourselves an Inn. You are completely right that, unlike B&Bs, the owner does not live on our property. We also... More 

Avon, Indiana, United States
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6 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I made our reservation a month before our visit to Gainsville. I was told our $100 Deposit would be returned as long as I cancelled our reservation within 10 days of the date we would be staying at the Inn. Our plans changed and I had to call and cancel our reservation 2 days later, well before the cancellation deadline.... More 

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went for a friends wedding and this place is adorable. They have a planner who helps with the wedding details and is awesome. They have gardens all over and cats who are adorable and even joined the ceremony! Check in is easy too. They helped me send champagne and chocolate covered strawberries to the newlyweds on their wedding night.... More 

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SWB_Management, Hotel Manager at Sweetwater Branch Inn, responded to this review

Thank you, Heather. We are glad your stay was smooth from start to finish. I am going to check on the sleeper sofa and ensure the updates we made about two years ago are still in place. I apologize for that discrepancy. Please come and see us again! More 

Sligo, Ireland
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Southern hospitality at its best. Beautiful old house, with lovely old furniture, the nicest and most helpful staff ever encountered. The pool was a lovely bonus in hot weather. The house is located in a lovely old area, beautiful streets, with magnificent old houses, and trees dripping Spanish moss! Breakfast was cooked by a lovely young lady, and was a... More 

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

Thank you for the kind words. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again the next time you visit Gainesville, Florida. I think our staff would also greatly enjoy having a second property located in Ireland! More 

Tequesta, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

The venue is perfect for a wedding! Everybody was so accommodating and friendly and took care of everything. The garden wedding and reception was perfect and it was so nice to have everything so close and convenient!. We rented all the cottages and about 12 rooms and they were all unique and had everything you need. I would highly recommend... More 

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

Thank you. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. More 

Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Sweetwater Branch Inn is a beautiful resource but our stay was marred by a failure to inform us of the takeover first by a large, wedding party, second, by a Mother's Day breakfast promotion heavily publicized and utilized by the community, and a failure to inform us that our room adjoined the principal common room and dining and kitchen area.... More 

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

Stephen, I apologize that your stay did not meet expectations. We took your feedback into consideration and subsequently spoke with our staff to refine the manner in which we disperse such information. In addition, you will be happy to hear that we have a variety of accommodations with an intimate environment more suitable to your needs. We look forward to... More 

Denton, Texas
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

My friend and I took a week vacation and stayed 2 nights at this B&B. It is beautiful, peaceful and breakfast was delicious. The staff was very kind and helpful. I highly recommend this place. If we are ever in Gainesville again, we will stay here.

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

We are glad to hear you will be back! We look forward to hosting you again. More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sweetwater Branch Inn features 20 spacious guest suites and cottages just blocks from the University of Florida and hip Downtown Gainesville. All of our guests are welcome to a delicious full breakfast spread in the morning, as well as a complimentary wine and cheese hour in the evening. Each of our rooms feature a private bath along with a king or queen size bed, while some rooms have additional beds, Jacuzzis, fireplaces, and extra sitting rooms! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sweetwater Branch Inn

Address: 625 E University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-5449
Location: United States > Florida > Gainesville
Price Range: $142 - $213 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sweetwater Branch Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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