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“Our beautiful dog Buddha Bear and my husband and I loved it here.”

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Sweetwater Branch Inn
Ranked #4 of 5 Gainesville B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
miami, fl
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Our beautiful dog Buddha Bear and my husband and I loved it here.”
Reviewed 5 May 2011

This is a charming and wonderful spot in close proximity to U of F.

If you are coming to check out the college for your son or daughter and want to settle in
comfortably, this is a great spot. The kitchen is fully appointed in the center of the unit dividing the Victorian parlor and master bedroom. The bathroom has ample space with
an old fashioned tub. In the winter the porch and jacuzzi would be wonderful but we found
it too hot the month we were there. (no air-conditioning). Our bed was comfortable but
squeeked so badly it kept us up most the night. However, the Innkeeper was prepared
to fix the problem immediately. Hopefully our return trip will be perfect.

Our Innkeeper provided the loveliest breakfast. It was Easter Sunday and a great way
to begin our journey home.

We will surely return here!

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Sarasota, Florida
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Reviewed 23 April 2011

Our rooms were quite large, elegant and nicely furnished. The beds were very comfortable. We really enjoyed the scrumptous breakfast. The staff were all very pleasant, courteous and helpful. Even though there were scrambled eggs provided, they offered to prepare your eggs however you wanted them. It was a very enjoyable stay!

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
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Clearwater Florida
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Reviewed 10 April 2011

Do yourselves a favor Gator parents and stay at the Sweetwater Branch Inn B&B. I highly recommend this gorgeous B&B in Gainesville, ideally located, wonderfully comfortable, beautifully decorated and such a special experience. Such friendly service, the gardens are so peaceful and relaxing, the linens luxurious and the breakfasts are outstanding.....organic ingredients, the best coffee in town, tasty recipes and made to order eggs! You cannot beat this for value and a truly memorable visit. We will definitely be back for any future trips to UF. Jane, Tampa Bay, Florida.

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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 March 2011

To pass this very charming inn by for a chain choice is to really miss out. Rachel, John and the entire staff keep this truly inviting B and B both historically beautiful and with touches that enable the travelling business person with Internet access and comfortable working areas. Don't miss this opportunity, (and Rachel's great breakfasts!).
Bruce Johnson Ottawa Canada

  • Stayed March 2011
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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
Reviewed 21 March 2011

Gorgeous grounds and a perfect location - we were only a few minutes walk away from the Downtown area. We'd never stayed at a Bed and Breakfast before and were afraid it might be a bit stuffy, but the room was lovely and the staff was very kind. Stayed in the Camelot room and the bed was incredibly comfortable. The only complaint I have is that that particular room is right behind the kitchen, so we did hear the staff getting ready in the morning around 7 a.m. making breakfast. However, I really can't count this as a negative because it was a great alarm clock that made sure that we didn't miss what was easily one of the best breakfasts that I've ever had. I highly recommend this place, it's so much nicer than staying at a hotel off of Archer Road!

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Saint Cloud, Florida
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 19 March 2011

We Had a Beautiful Brunch Wedding For my daughter and stayed the night Before! Great breakfast ! Great rooms and a great staff ! Very friendly and very honest! While getting ready for the wedding my husband had laid his dimond ring on the bed and forgot it , We had checked out of the room before the wedding...Durring the wedding housekeeping found the ring and brought it to him at the reception!!! A WOW Experience!!!..... I am looking forward to our next visit there very SOON!!!!!

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Waterville, Ohio
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Reviewed 12 March 2011

We had a fabulous time at the Sweetwater Branch Inn. Everyone we met was very kind and helpful and they made our stay really memorable. The houses, gardens, and rooms are gorgeous. We stayed in the McKenzie House and loved sitting on the beautiful porch and the common room in the turret. We had some absolutely beautiful stained glass in our room and an extremely comfortable bed. I loved that it seemed like even the smallest details had been given a lot of thought. It managed to be cozy and elegant at the same time. The breakfast was delicious and incredibly plentiful! My husband loved the french toast casserole, cheesy grit fritters, and frittata. They very graciously accommodated my request for a vegan breakfast with some of the best granola and pancakes that I've ever had. The Inn is in easy walking distance of Main Street and some lovely neighborhoods. Gainesville was full of fun surprises and the highlight of our trip was staying at the Sweetwater Branch Inn!

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Sweetwater Branch Inn
Address: 625 E University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-5449
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Region: United States > Florida > Gainesville
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Gainesville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sweetwater Branch Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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 
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