We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

The Magnolia Plantation Bed and Breakfast Inn

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Gainesville
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Management photos
The Magnolia Plantation Bed and Breakfast Inn
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

336 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
There are newer reviews for The Magnolia Plantation Bed and Breakfast Inn
See the most recent reviews
Showing 334: English reviews
New Orleans, Louisiana
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Stopped for the night with my dog just in time for a warm welcome and offers of wine. Can't beat the classic bed and breakfast experience. Will stay again for sure. Stayed in the stand alone house two bed room.

Thank Leatta P
Sarasota, Florida
Reviewed 28 June 2016

We stay here whenever we visit Gainesville. It's quiet, relaxing, shaded and peaceful. It feels like home. We like the pet friendly cottages though we often don't bring our dogs. It's nice to have the option and the privacy is wonderful. Breakfast is always exceptional!

Thank GatorFamily2015
Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Spent a weekend here, pics do not do it justice! We brought our bikes and biked to restaurants and bars, only few blocks away. Stayed at Jessica's cottage, great private courtyard and mini house. Super dog friendly, great place for a weekend getaway! Cindy and Joe were great host.

Thank srmills1983
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Reviewed 31 May 2016

My family was up visiting for my cousin's wedding and I always travel with my 2 little dogs. They were very accommodating. Several of us booked different cottages and they were all amazing, clean, and comfy! We thoroughly enjoyed our nights rocking on the porch and my dogs hung out with us the whole time. Great place and extremely friendly...

Thank tfpiscitello
Lakeland, Florida
Reviewed 30 May 2016

Magnolia Plantation is a complex of the main Inn (shown in the photos) and 5 other buildings collected over time, located on "Bed & Breakfast Row" in Gainesville. The owners, Joe and Cindy, and their dog Abbey (a very handsome collie) are friendly, interesting and unpretentious. The property is nearly buried in trees, shaded, with water features everywhere: the sound...

Thank Superchief1944
St. Petersburg, Florida
Reviewed 19 May 2016

What a perfect place to bring your dog. My dogs give it the highest five woof rating. All the cabins are pet friendly. They're comfortable, clean and have kitchens. They're situated in lovely grounds with shade trees, flowers and plants. Joe and Cindy are great hosts. Their dog, Abbey, a gentle and friendly collie, greets you each morning as you...

Thank jefferyg_12
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

We have stayed here many times and have booked nearly all of their cottages. We are early risers and Cindy is happy to bring breakfast the night before. The bathrooms are showing some age but there is plenty of hot water. The bedrooms are a pretty tight fit. But most of all Joe and Cindy are compassionate about our two...

Thank Kenneth R
Lake Worth, Florida
Reviewed 28 April 2016

My mother and I just returned from a 3-night stay at the Magnolia B&B. What a treasure! We stayed in Miss Huey's Cottage; a lovely 2-bedroom historic stand-alone cottage on the property. The cottage is adorable - like a dollhouse! Our favorite room was the sun room; surrounded by windows that illuminate the room with the morning light, while showcasing...

Thank GrnEydGrl
Gainesville, FL
Reviewed 27 April 2016

My parents visited Gainesville recently, but we were unable to accommodate them at our home. They requested a stay at Magnolia Plantation. Cindy and Joe were spectacular hosts, chatting with them, offering wine, tending to every need. Their cottage (Nutmeg) was so comfortable and well appointed that my parents wanted to stay, and joked with their friends back home that...

Thank gatorexplorers
Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

We loved Miss Huey's Cottage. It was absolutely perfect. A peaceful little island in the sea of great beauty and diversity that is Gainesville, FL. Cindy and Joe were the perfect hosts. There is so much to do in the Gainesville area it is truly a hidden gem. And of course, GO GATORS!🐊🐊

Thank Mary O

88 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (70)
Hotel & Grounds (20)
Room/Suite (7)
View from Room (4)
Dining (4)
Bathroom (1)
Other (34)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (18)
Room/Suite (12)
Hotel & Grounds (3)
View from Room (1)
Bathroom (1)
Other (1)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Gainesville hotels
2.8 km away
Home2 Suites by Hilton Gainesville
0.5 km away
Hampton Inn & Suites Gainesville-Downtown
7.6 km away
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Gainesville
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
2.0 km away
Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center
3.5 km away
Wyndham Garden Gainesville
Wyndham Garden Gainesville
#17 of 44 in Gainesville
1,205 reviews
5.5 km away
Hilton University of Florida Conference Center Gainesville
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about The Magnolia Plantation Bed and Breakfast Inn

Address: 309 SE 7th St, Gainesville, FL 32601-6831
Region: United States > Florida > Gainesville
Price Range: RM422 - RM1,444 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Magnolia Plantation Bed and Breakfast Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from The Magnolia Plantation Bed and Breakfast Inn staff and other travellers.
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from The Magnolia Plantation Bed and Breakfast Inn staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Try the Carriage House for a secluded getaway.”
 of 5 bubbles traveler202020, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Bedrooms comfortable for two; I wouldn't add a third person.”
 of 5 bubbles Eastman941, 14 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are on the website and accurate. Be sure to honestly state HOW MANY people will be sleeping there:-)”
 of 5 bubbles tamaradesi360, 4 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Any cottages are ideal!”
  • Key lime cottage back porch
  • Key Lime cottage swing
 of 5 bubbles GatorFamily2015, 28 Jun 2016 | Read review
“You've got to survey their web-site since they offer rooms, suites and stand-alone cottages.”
 of 5 bubbles Superchief1944, 29 May 2016 | Read review
5 of 5