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Gainesville
Reviewed 1 week ago

An imaginative menu fixed with a flourish. The fried green tomatoes were the best I have ever eaten. The southern style BLT was sweet, tangy, and full of flavor. The setting is "southern genteel" with a wait staff that is fun, unsparingly helpful, and just great to be around. This is one of Gainesville's hidden gems and is on our...

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

James - It sounds like you enjoyed your meal at our on-site resturaunt, The Sweet Tea! Thank you for leaving this wonderful review. We look forward to your next visit.

Orlando, United States
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sweetwater Branch Inn - A Diamond in the rough as work continues this COULD be a fabulous B&B. Parking is VERY VERY Limited. Your guest regardless age get to park across the street. Owner PARKS where she WANTs.... (Annoying) you get to move... Several Cats( 3 legged dog) on property. Morning Breakfast was GREAT!!!! Catering for our Wedding event was...

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

Randy, Thank you for the feedback. We welcome the opportunity to improve. I am happy that you enjoyed breakfast, your accommodation, and our property at large. Unfortunately, you are correct that because we are a historic property we have just enough parking spaces for each guest of the Inn to park in front of their building. I apologize that you...

Gainesville, Florida
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had our wedding reception here a few weeks ago and this was the best decision! Sweetwater is such a beautiful venue: the reception hall has an intimate and beautiful layout, the gardens are gorgeous, and guests can stay on site making it easy for people to get “home” after the wedding. Everyone at Sweetwater was so helpful throughout the...

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

Thank you for the lovely review, Jess! Sweetwater Branch Inn takes great pride in providing all of our guests and clients with custom-tailored experiences and are happy you enjoyed the personalized service you received. We hope you will come see us again on your anniversary!

Locke, New York
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the most charming venues for any event. Two main Victorian houses with additional 6 cottages. Garden are so inviting Sweetwater Tea restaurant has wonderful food. Main houses have wrap around porches. Lauren Guidi, Director of Events is wonderful, professioinal and very skilled at making your event one of a kind.

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

Thank you for the kind words, Anne Marie. We are happy you enjoyed your time at Sweetwater Branch Inn, as well as the food at our on-site restaurant, The Sweet Tea. Lauren is a great asset to the Sweetwater team and she will be happy to hear you had a wonderful experience in her care.

Jensen Beach Florida
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed Jan.22 till Jan.25.2017. Got a good night sleep and the breakfast and staff were great. I was in the Luisa room on the top floor. Each morning opened the window, stuck my head out to see what the morning had to offer. Room was cozy and bathroom clean. Will stay there again.

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

Jimmy - We love your non-traditional method for checking out the breakfast menu at Sweetwater Branch Inn! The Luisa Room is quite the treat as well. We look forward to your return.

Ocala, Florida
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My mom and I had a girls night in Gainesville for a show at the Phillips and an overnight stay. We stayed in Sarah's Cottage in back of the main house. It was much quieter than a previous stay in the house along a busy road. We were also able to park right alongside the cottage. The bed was very...

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

Thank you for leaving us a review! We are happy to hear that you continue to return to our property. Please accept our most sincere apologies for your experience with breakfast. As you know, we pride ourselves on providing a delicious home-cooked breakfast, and cold food is the last thing we want guests to encounter. We have spoken with our...

Reviewed 13 January 2017

Stayed at the Lilly Cottage for a wedding. The cottage was nice with a full kitchen. The main hotel is across the street and where breakfast and the evening wine and cheese hour take place. The staff was pleasant and the food good. Definitely historical / "antique-y" motif.

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

Thank you, Greg! We appreciate your review and are glad you enjoyed your stay in Lilly's Cottage. We hope to see you again the next time you are in Gainesville.

Covington
Reviewed 31 December 2016

This turned out to be the perfect stopover for our holiday drive from Atlanta to Tampa. This historic inn sits on the busy main drag, but the large property with multiple buildings is nicely buffered from the street. And, it's a very easy walk to all the downtown restaurants, bars, and shops. The staff is super-friendly and attentive. The resident...

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

Thank you for the lovely review! We are pleased you enjoyed your time with us (and Butterscotch). We hope the next time you are in Gainesville you can stay awhile to enjoy all that the city as to offer. Until then, Happy New Year!

Reviewed 28 December 2016

We stayed at Sweetwater because it was the venue for our daughter's wedding. The accommodations were excellent. We stayed in Lily's Cottage which had a sitting area, king size bed, jacuzzi, full kitchen and the room came with a fire log that we were able to burn. Only negative, they had TOO MANY notes to the guest about extra charges....

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

Thank you, Deborah. We are happy to hear you had a wonderful time during your stay on our property. I agree that the signage is less than inviting, and we are in the midst of condensing and rewording signage for this very reason. I apologize that it put a damper on your experience, and hope you will come see us...

Miami, Florida, USA
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

I found a sweet home away from home in the Sweetwater Branch Inn. My husband was hospitalized for a week at Shands Hospital in Gainesville. I was happy to discover the Inn. The rooms were clean, comfortable, picturesque and tastefully done; the people are genuinely caring. There's wine and cheese in the afternoon and a sumptuous homemade breakfast in the...

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

Thank you for the kind words. Sweetwater Branch Inn strives to make all of our guests feel at home, and we are glad we could be a sanctuary during your stay in Gainesville. We hope you are both well soon and able to come visit for more enjoyable reasons. Happy New Year.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Pool
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • 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
Region: United States > Florida > Gainesville
Price Range: $202 - $292 (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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See which rooms travellers prefer

“The Carriage House was Great!!!”
 of 5 bubbles P7669ADrandyb, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms along the front of the house will face a very busy road.”
 of 5 bubbles halfdozn, 26 Jan 2017 | Read review
“McKenzie House could be less quiet if full or events downstairs.”
 of 5 bubbles lmauricec, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The cottage is like staying in a house. Full kitchen, king size bed, and jacuzzi”
 of 5 bubbles deborahmL3043QQ, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Loved the cottages!”
 of 5 bubbles Y7176KEals, 14 Dec 2016 | Read review
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