Not easy to do when the entire town is full of fanatic Gator fans...but Monta and Peggy at the Laurel Oak have the Bed and Breakfast thing down! The Inn has been totally renovated and is gorgeous. They took the building back to the studs and rebuilt the Inn to perfection. Everything that could be salvaged and reused was. The property is so well kept on the outside as well. Porches were added and overlook a serene yard with fruit trees and an herb garden. The rooms we saw were tastefully decorated and included everything you would need, including an impressive selection of Aveda bath products. The linens were amazingly starched yet soft. Towels were abundant and monogrammed robes were within easy reach. Location is perfect for walking to dinner and around a cool part of G-ville. The only thing I think the Laurel Oak needs is more rooms!! Thanks for such a relaxing weekend!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Superior lodging in an uncluttered, meticulously maintained eco-friendly environment.Uncompromised service blended with warmth and attention to detail. Located blocks from the core of Gainesville's vibrant downtown and nestled in a quiet, residential (and historic!) neighborhood one mile from the eastern edge of the University of Florida campus.Rates range from $125 to $199 per evening. ... more less