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Sweetwater Branch Inn Lodging & Events

625 E University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-5449
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#4 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Gainesville
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Sweetwater Branch Inn features 25 spacious guest suites, victorian cottages and rooms just blocks from the University of Florida and 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, electric fireplaces, sun rooms and more! Most of our cottages are pet-friendly so feel free to travel with your fur baby. Not only do we offer lodging, but we also feature an on-site event hall that offers full catering from the Sweetwater kitchen. Host a celebration at Sweetwater's Event Hall with Sweetwater Catering Co. and then relax in one of our rooms all on the Sweetwater Property. Visit our website for additional information and pictures. See you soon!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Banquet room
Hot tub
Breakfast buffet
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
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Room features
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Italian
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Memywifeandkidsx2 wrote a review Sep 1
Hilton Head, South Carolina3 contributions1 helpful vote
We had the most delightful stay recently in a cottage. Everything about it is charming and clean. The team members were friendly and helpful. We felt welcomed and that COVID protocols were in place and being followed. We look forward to returning each time we come to visit our Gator. What a great find.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Room Tip: Nora Bella is a large 2 bedroom nicely appointed. Mae's cottage was cozy and comfortable.
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Sharon P wrote a review Aug 2020
Mount Dora, Florida11 contributions
Excellent stay. Stayed at La Chua cottage which was clean, spacious and comfortable. Breakfast was just ok but due to the corona virus it was expected. Everyone was aware of staying safe in this troubling time. Absolutely adore the look and feel of the Inn. The people are very friendly and helpful.
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Date of stay: August 2020
Danielle W wrote a review Aug 2020
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Sweet water branch was everything I thought it would be and more!! We had a fabulous time! It was clean, beautiful, the staff was friendly, and they thought of everything we would need for our stay!! We stayed in Mae’s cottage and it was simply beautiful!! We absolutely loved it there!!!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Maggydoc wrote a review Aug 2020
Savannah, Georgia2 contributions
I was looking to get away somewhere. I stayed here for one night in a whim. The rates are amazing (lower due to a reduction in amenities caused by COVID restrictions but soooo worth it) and they have always had a great reputation in town. I got the honeymoon suite for myself. It’s one of a few really great cottages available besides the rooms in the big houses. There were other guests but I don’t think I saw a single one. The cottage was amazing and the Togo breakfast was surprisingly filling. The breakfast crumble cake was delicious. The pool was right out side of the cottage and it is perfect. The hot tub can be brought to temp in about 15 minutes and never felt overwhelming. It was so great I stayed a second night and invited my sister for a slumber party. We got food from a near by place and sat by the pool until we couldn’t resist the comfort of that amazing bed anymore. They were so accommodating and created such a great atmosphere with the gardens and the sound of running water. Thank you so much and we’ll be back soon!!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
Sue D wrote a review Aug 2020
Pendleton, South Carolina9 contributions1 helpful vote
My husband and I spent the weekend here and it was wonderful. We adore old houses and this one is great. Very unique and special. Staff was wonderful and property was well maintained. Enjoyed our stay.
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Date of stay: August 2020
$122 - $198 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sweetwater Branch Inn Lodging & Events
Which popular attractions are close to Sweetwater Branch Inn Lodging & Events?
Nearby attractions include The Hippodrome State Theatre (0.3 miles), Depot Park (0.5 miles), and Thomas Center (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Sweetwater Branch Inn Lodging & Events?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Sweetwater Branch Inn Lodging & Events?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Sweetwater Branch Inn Lodging & Events?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Sweetwater Branch Inn Lodging & Events?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sweetwater Branch Inn Lodging & Events?
Conveniently located restaurants include Paramount Grill, Dragonfly Sushi & Sake Co Incorporated, and The Top.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sweetwater Branch Inn Lodging & Events?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Sweetwater Branch Inn Lodging & Events located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Gainesville.
Are pets allowed at Sweetwater Branch Inn Lodging & Events?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Sweetwater Branch Inn Lodging & Events offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sweetwater Branch Inn Lodging & Events?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Italian.