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The Magnolia Plantation Bed and Breakfast Inn
Ranked #2 of 5 Gainesville B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Tallahassee
1 review
“Wonderful, as always!”
Reviewed October 31, 2012

This was our third stay at the Magnolia Plantation and our first stay at the Cinnamon Cottage, which is clean, comfortable, and nicely decorated. These folks get everything right - comfy mattresses, soft towels, shampoo and soap that don't have a strong scent, dark window shades to block out the early morning light, plenty of hot water and water pressure. The hosts are very accommodating and allowed us, at the last minute, to bring our 18-year-old cat (his third visit too) and have a late checkout. The gardens are lush and the fountains provide relaxing background sounds, adding a secluded feel. We will definitely return and have no interest in trying other places to stay in Gainesville - Magnolia Plantation is like home, only better.

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Reviewed October 31, 2012

Loved the fountains and the nighttime ambiance. Everything was very easy. The cottage was very comfortable. Felt like home. I loved all the small touches too. I would definitely stay there again and recommend it to others!

  • Stayed October 2012
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Montgomery, AL
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Reviewed October 23, 2012

The Magnolia Plantation is wonderfully habit forming! If you stay once, you will want to go back again! This time we stayed in Cinnamon Cottage, which was perfect for my husband and me and my father. There are two bedrooms, each with a private bath, plus a living room and full kitchen (even a washer and dryer). I would describe this property as beautiful, clean, quiet, and loaded with amenities. The beds and pillows are very comfortable (and we are choosy). Cindy and Joe Montalto, the innkeepers, are friendly, helpful, and fun. Cindy was wonderful about accommodating some special dietary restrictions. (If you have special needs, be sure to mention them when you make your reservations.) The inn provides complimentary snacks and beverages at all times, AND, at 5:00 PM in the living room of the mansion, they even have complimentary wine with the snacks (yes, I said wine). It is so relaxing, and you will feel pampered. Don't miss a chance to stay here!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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Reviewed October 4, 2012

The Magnolia Plantation was perfect. There were 4 of us on a road trip together and decided last minute to make a stop in Gainesville. I got on Trip Advisor and found great reviews for this place. It said online that they were booked but I called up and Cindy said she had a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom available at the Cinnamon cottage and we booked it. It was perfect. It had a full kitchen so we were able to go out and get dinner and come back and cook and just enjoy the night relaxing on the porch. We also had a bunch of dirty laundry from our road trip and they had a washer and dryer available with detergent for us to use so we returned home with all clean clothes...excellent unexpected bonus! The place was very cute and anytime I go back to Gainesville I will be sure to stay at the Magnolia Plantation!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Gainesville, Florida
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Reviewed September 14, 2012

You can find everywhere pleasant places to stay in but hard to find the combination you find in Magnolia Plantation : Excellent taste in the cottages design and full attention to small details . The hosts Joe & Cindy are remarkable people :They want to give you an unforgettable experience.

We are family of 4 and we stayed in Jessica's courtyard and Key Lime cottage and enjoyed the space and company .Highly recommended.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed September 11, 2012

excellent all around. we were able to go with the whole family, dogs included, and we were treated like friends. my wife usually does not like to go to B&B's but she certainly enjoyed the Magnolia plantation. there were many diff room types and ours was a perfect fit. great breakfast! We will definitely visit again when we plan our next trip to the beautiful springs near Gainesville. Definitely worth the $.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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New Port Richey, Florida
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

When you have had a great experience.... do it again, and again! My husband and I think of this wonderful getaway first everytime we need some R&R.... looking forward to getting back to during the holidays, which are enchanting with holiday lights, horse drawn carriages, a downtown within walking distance, and sleeping next to a warm fireplace. It doesn't get any better for a romantic getaway....

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Magnolia Plantation Bed and Breakfast Inn

Property: The Magnolia Plantation Bed and Breakfast Inn
Address: 309 SE 7th St, Gainesville, FL 32601-6831
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Location: United States > Florida > Gainesville
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Gainesville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Magnolia Plantation Bed and Breakfast Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
PLAN YOUR GETAWAY FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE! FROM JUNE 6-30 YOU CAN BOOK ANY COTTAGE OR ROOM FOR 25% OFF. JUST USE THE CODE "GETAWAY" AT CHECKOUT WHEN YOU BOOK ONLINE. 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. ... more   less 

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