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Sweetwater Branch Inn

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625 E. University Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

Stayed in the Luisa room with the stained glass and canopied bed. I slept like a dream. The room was perfect! The bathroom for this room is across the hall and has a giant jacuzzi tub with windows to let in the light. The breakfast was delicious and I loved the cinnamon apple French toast casserole. I will definitely be... More 

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Thank RowantheHungry
SWB_Management, Manager at Sweetwater Branch Inn, responded to this review

We're so glad you enjoyed your stay! You know, you're not the only one to really enjoy the Luisa Room... I know of many guests that consider it their favorite :) Let us know the next time you're in town, we'll make sure to have the jacuzzi and the french toast ready! More 

Orlando, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

This was my first time staying at the inn, and I was traveling alone. I felt very welcomed and very safe. The room was extremely clean and comfortable with all of the amenities you would hope for, including a couple of surprises (a magnifying mirror and a robe). I enjoyed a glass of wine in the evening and an early... More 

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Thank Jesse71
SWB_Management, Front Office Manager at Sweetwater Branch Inn, responded to this review

Jesse, we understand how uneasy it can be travelling alone, and we are glad we were able to make you feel at home with us. We look forward to hosting you again soon! More 

Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

We stayed at this inn while we were visiting friends and very much enjoyed our stay. Our cottage was beautiful, the scenery was breathtaking and the breakfast was very nice as well. Additionally, it was clean and the staff was friendly and helpful. I would recommend this place for sure and would stay again!

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

Hi, Diane! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Please don't be a stranger! More 

Chicago, Illinois, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

This place has all the Southern Charm you hear about. We stayed in one of the cottages that the Bed and Breakfast has on surrounding properties. It was an adorable rehabbed victorian that was a fantastic deal. It had antiques throughout and everything was so clean. There was not one single bug in the place and that is saying alot... More 

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

Hi, Penny! Thank you for the kind words. We work incredibly hard to keep our property free of pests, and we really appreciate you recognizing it! As you noticed, our staff is very attentive - something we pride ourselves on. We hope to be at the top of your list next time you are in Gainesville :) More 

Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Staying here was a completely different and worth while experience. We have been on tours of historic homes before, but had never stayed in one. The first night we stayed in Isadora. While it looked clean and was comfortable, it had a rather funky old home smell involved. However, the room was very unique with vaulted ceilings and a gorgeous... More 

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

We are so sorry about the issues during your stay, but you are right that sometimes these things cannot be helped in historic homes. Thank you for being so understanding! Even though it did not go as planned, we are glad you remained positive about your experience with us, and we hope to see you again soon! More 

florida
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

I've been staying at the Sweetwater Branch Inn now for over 20 years and it only gets better and better. Cornelia has recently added a pool to the complex of Victorian houses and quaint cottages that make up the inn. She's also hired a chef who made absolutely fabulous cinnamon apple French toast for our breakfast. No other place in... More 

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

Thank you for these kind words! We are so excited about the new pool, the renovations that were recently completed, and the addition of a seasoned chef to our innkeeping staff. We try so hard to provide our guests with the best of everything, and it is great to see it is being noticed. Please come see us again soon! More 

St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

We stayed at Sweetwater again after a 2 year hiatus. Previously, we had stayed in the Luisa en route to Savannah, where we got married. We decided to return for our 2nd anniversary. This time, we stayed in the Isadora and Tiffany rooms (one night in each). The rooms were very clean and the beds are super comfortable (if you... More 

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

We are so happy to hear you will be back! And thanks for the tip about the bed in Isadora - we will remedy that immediately. Also, thank you for pointing out that our kitties like their alone time as much as our guests do :) We look forward to your next visit! More 

Gainesville, Florida
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Located on a beautiful property near downtown, the place offers great accommodations and peace. Because of the location, it is not difficult to find good restaurants around without even have to use any transportation. The only problem that we had was with termites. During the night, we were able see some of them flying. On the following morning, it was... More 

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Thank repinel
SWB_Management, Manager at Sweetwater Branch Inn, responded to this review

We're so glad you enjoyed your stay! Sweetwater definitely has an awesome location - so close to exciting Downtown Gainesville. We're sorry to hear you experienced indoor pest issues - we have a very close relationship with Florida Pest Control and have extensive treatments done nearly weekly. If you would, please private message us back to let us know which... More 

Palm Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Slept there a few nights in the Carriage house, had asked for a separate bedroom for our son but the bed was in the living, kitchen area and was an inflatable...... so we adapted...... but disappointed. The unit was clean and comfortable, with nice bath tub , but old style shower with tent. Breakfast good, but witha limited time window,... More 

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Thank lemeni58
SWB_Management, Front Office Manager at Sweetwater Branch Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We apologize that it was not communicated effectively that the Carriage house is a one bedroom apartment with a queen-sized pullout bed in the living room. We do try to accommodate guest who are unable to attend the breakfast between 7:30a.m. and 9a.m. during the week by offering To-Go Breakfasts... More 

Odessa,FL
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

We've been to Gainesville many times - we are Florida Gators! - and it took a wedding to get us to this beautiful Inn. It was a great place to stay! The wedding and cocktail party were outdoors on their beautiful grounds. After the wedding, we relaxed with coffee and tea in the parlor and visited with our friends. It... More 

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

Cathy, thank you for taking the time to give future guests your perspective. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the comfortable spaces we offer, and that you were able to experience a wedding on our premises! Keep us in mind when you are booking rooms during football season - we offer competitive rates and still include the gourmet... 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
Location: United States > Florida > Gainesville
Price Range: $141 - $198 (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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