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Live Oak, Florida
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There is no way to highlight or express in a short review just how awesome Sweetwater Branch Inn truly is. My wife and I had our wedding reception at Sweetwater and from day one they were awesome. Helpful and friendly. The setting is phenomenal and the food is outstanding. If you don't believe me, go check them out for lunch,...

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Due to availability issues I stayed at both Sweetwater Branch Inn and Camellia Rose during a business trip to UFL. I wrote this just prior to check out. Both were very good. I rate both as four star sites because I travel frequently, all over the world and I don't give out five stars easily. Both locations were very similar,...

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SWB_Management, Hotel Manager at Sweetwater Branch Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write this in-depth review, Joseph! We appreciate your honesty and are delighted that you think so highly of both properties. Sweetwater Branch Inn is looking to the future and your experience will add wonderfully to that conversation. We hope to see you again the next time you are in Gainesville - for business or...

Pinellas Park, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed in the Honeymoon Cottage celebrating our anniversary and a 59.9 birthday over Thanksgiving weekend! From the time of check-in to check-out all the staff were great! Very personable, professional, and extremely helpful when needed. We plan on going back! The cottage has a kitchenette and fireplace. While the website did inform us the stove was not currently operational it...

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SWB_Management, Hotel Manager at Sweetwater Branch Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review us, David! We were so happy to have you on our property and hope you come again soon. Since your stay we have updated the listing on our booking engine to give a more clear picture of the fireplace. If you have time to shoot us an e-mail we would love the opportunity...

Gainesville, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

I wanted to meet friends for lunch at this beautiful Victorian Home Setting, for a unique experience. We were not disappointed. It was a wonderful dining experience. The food was excellent, flavored teas a delightful change. It was a pleasure to be able to have a nice quiet lunch with friends, away from the loudness and craziness of most restaurant's....

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SWB_Management, Hotel Manager at Sweetwater Branch Inn, responded to this review

Hi Jill. Thank you for the wonderful review. Our on-site restaurant, The Sweet Tea, is proud to serve New Century Southern cuisine to everyone in the Gainesville area. We hope you will join us again soon. The Sweet Tea also hosts events like High Tea or seasonal wine tastings. If you would like to be added to the mailing list,...

Tallahassee, Florida
Reviewed 31 October 2016

This is a marvelous little place in Gainesville where I stay whenever I'm in town. The place is cozy, spotless, and inviting. Really fine people run the place and the rooms and garden are exquisite. Finally got to sample breakfast, since we usually have to run to our event by 7 AM, and it was a real treat sitting on...

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SWB_Management, Hotel Manager at Sweetwater Branch Inn, responded to this review

Thank you, Jim! We are glad we've created a second home for you. Our staff do such a wonderful job supporting each other and our guests, and we appreciate you noticing this. We look forward to your return.

Jacksonville, Florida
Reviewed 25 October 2016

We recently stayed for two nights to attend our son's wedding. We were very impressed with the beautiful, "old fashioned" cottages. The homes, and each room, were "classic." The beds were very comfortable. The staff was very professional and friendly. It is on a main road (University Ave), close to University of Florida.

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SWB_Management, Hotel Manager at Sweetwater Branch Inn, responded to this review

Thank you! We are glad you were impressed with Sweetwater Branch Inn's old-world charm. We love bringing Gainesville's history to a modern level of enjoyment. We hope you will think of Sweetwater Branch Inn the next time you are in the area. And congratulations to the bride and groom!

Havana, Florida
Reviewed 10 October 2016

I recently stayed four nights for a business trip. The house was beautiful, as well as, my room. The staff was great, even allowing us in early for breakfast to accommodate our work schedule. After a long day at work it was nice to stroll through the gardens, then retire to beautiful rooms. Will go back for pleasure.

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SWB_Management, Hotel Manager at Sweetwater Branch Inn, responded to this review

Sweetwater Branch Inn strives to give every guest the experience you have posted here. It is an honor to hear we are able to provide you with an atmosphere that allows for both focus and relaxation when the time is right. We hope to see you again soon!

Pennsylvania
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Inn during our first visit to Gainesville, FL. It was rated highly by TripAdvisor, so I thought we would try it. I wanted to surprise my wife wife with a special, romantic B&B stay. We were not disappointed. The Inn is a Victorian themed B&B with a modern touch. It has both rooms and guest houses....

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SWB_Management, Hotel Manager at Sweetwater Branch Inn, responded to this review

You have done a great job summing up all of the things Sweetwater Branch Inn would like it's guests to enjoy. We are happy our property resonated with you! Thank you for leaving such kind words for other travelers to experience. We hope you continue to stay with us as your visit Gainesville in the future.

Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 21 September 2016

I'm so happy I chose the Sweetwater Branch Inn rather than one of the commerical, chain hotels in the Gainesville, FL area! The staff are all exceptional, and will go out of their way (even when off-duty!!) to provide wonderful customer service, from printing maps of the area, to answering questions. The rooms are delightful, the breakfast is outstanding, the...

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SWB_Management, Hotel Manager at Sweetwater Branch Inn, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you for the wonderful words. We agree that our staff are exceptional, and what makes Sweetwater Branch Inn a stellar experience for anyone on our property. They deserve so much credit for going above and beyond for our guests. Hospitality is our focus at Sweetwater Branch Inn, and I am happy you had a great time while you...

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Sweetwater branch in is our most favorite spot in Gainesville , the rooms are beautiful the breakfasts are sweet the people are friendly and the whole area is quiet perfect location.. Sweetwater is a perfect location for downtown dining to all the restaurants and also to the football stadium..

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SWB_Management, Hotel Manager at Sweetwater Branch Inn, responded to this review

Thank you, Kevin! We love hosting our football regulars. We look forward to seeing you again next year. Go, Gators!

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Pool
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • 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 32601-5449
Region: United States > Florida > Gainesville
Price Range: $207 - $295 (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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“Honeymoon cottage is the only single occupancy building. Bedrooms are in the main buildings and other cottages are duplex style.”
 of 5 bubbles daviddL7645CS, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“East access to downtown Gainesville, and the night life.”
 of 5 bubbles JILLERNST, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
“first time in the cottages, really a whole house!”
 of 5 bubbles jimj563, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Best bet is to ask for their romantic Honeymoon Suite.”
 of 5 bubbles Fredjh2, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms and cottages are terrific, and different. Check with the staff to find the right room for you.”
 of 5 bubbles spankysgram, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
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