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Sweetwater Branch Inn

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Madeira Beach, Florida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very welcoming and hospitable. From the wine and cheese to a great breakfast. The friendliness is unrivaled, Extremely friendly staff and beautiful accomadations. The grounds are upkept very well and it is now our favorite place in Gainesville to stay.

Thank ernierad
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I went to Gainesville for a high school reunion and stayed in the Sweetwater Branch Inn with no previous knowledge of the property. It was comfortable, beautiful, and the staff was personable and accommodating. We would urge travelers to seek out this unique experience.

Thank SylviaP189
SWB_Management, Manager at Sweetwater Branch Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and taking time to share your experience. We are so grateful that you chose to spend your nights with us in Gainesville's beautiful historic disctict. It was our pleasure to host you and we hope that you will come see us again when your travels bring you back to our area.

Tallahassee, Florida
Reviewed 12 April 2017

The Sweetwater Branch Inn is my favorite place to stay in Gainesville. The staff are appreciative, helpful and accommodating. The grounds are lovingly kept. The breakfast is delicious and the rooms are superb. I have stayed here many nights while visiting this vibrant college town and highly recommend the Sweetwater Branch Inn. It's like visiting a piece of history and...

Thank Jim J
SWB_Management, Manager at Sweetwater Branch Inn, responded to this review

Jim, thank you so much for your thoughtful comments. We work hard to deliver a positively memorable experience to each of our guests and we're thrilled to hear that has been your experience again and again. Thank you for thinking of us each time you are in town. We greatly appreciate you and look forward to hosting you again soon!

Naples, Florida
Reviewed 8 April 2017

We checked in early evening and were welcomed with wine and cheese reception--usually ends earlier, but we were pleasantly surprised to find that they had held it a little later for us and others who arrived somewhat later than expected. We were traveling with a small dog so we were put in one of the cottages a 5 minute walk...

Thank vhintlian
SWB_Management, Manager at Sweetwater Branch Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience through TripAdvisor. We greatly appreciate your compliments and are so happy you enjoyed your time with us. I am delighted to hear that you were greeted with wine and cheese and found time to explore the nearby parks. Gainesville has many wonderful offerings in our area. Next time you're in...

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 29 March 2017

This BnB is part of several buildings so it's sort of like a resort, but sweet and perfect; like neighbors in these amazing Victorian homes that share their homes with out-of-town guests. The building we stayed in was very well kept, clean and cozy. The room was bigger than I had expected, the Tiffany, had its own sleeping area off...

Thank Tari E
SWB_Management, General Manager at Sweetwater Branch Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for choosing to spend your time in Gainesville with us! I am excited to hear you had a wonderful time. The Tiffany Room was a great choice, and it has gotten even better since your departure. Last week, we added a brand new Stearns & Foster mattress to the bedroom. You will have to return and...

Caracas, Venezuela
Reviewed 25 March 2017

I am starting to visit Gainesville for business. I stayed in a couple of hotels, no need to mention them, and the experience was poor and not very confortable. I googled a great place to stay, and took a chance with Sweetwater Branch Inn. From the moment I arrived, I loved it. Very Victorian style, but very very charming. It...

Thank morris h
SWB_Management, Manager at Sweetwater Branch Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for letting us know how much you enjoyed your stay with us! We are thrilled to hear that you have found your home away from home at Sweetwater. At our property, we work hard to give each of our guests a comfortable and personal experience and I am pleased to see that is exactly what you received. Thank...

Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

I frequent Gainesville for medical reasons at Shands hospital. I have been coming and staying at SWI since my first trip to Gainesville. I immediately fell in LOVE with this hidden gem of a place. Where do I begin? They excel in what matters to me most. That would be customer service, impeccable cleanliness in each room, luxurious beds and...

Thank MRoquEta333
SWB_Management, Manager at Sweetwater Branch Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful review of our property! I am so pleased to hear that we have succeeded in delivering memorable experiences to you consistently. That is what our team strives for every day. We are so fortunate to have loyal customers like you to share our property with, and it is great to hear that...

Gainesville, Florida
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Sweetwater is a wonderful bed and breakfast. The rooms are great and the food is delicious. The staff are focused on customer service. It is a beautiful property within a couple blocks of downtown Gainesville.

Thank cperez07
SWB_Management, Manager at Sweetwater Branch Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for letting us know how much you enjoyed you stay. We honestly work tirelessly in efforts to make our guests happy. From perfecting breakfasts to making sure the mattresses are providing the best possible night's rest. As you might imagine it is not easy retrofitting a historic home into a Inn with its infinite list...

Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Stated here for a wedding, it was nice room kind of small for me with limited storage space, not a bed and breakfast person so not sure if that's typical. Overall nice stay, the grounds were very nice and the little hang out spots were cool . breakfast...just ok I would have just ate elsewhere if not for the occasion...

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

Thank you for your review of our Inn. We always welcome our guests insights While many of the accommodations at the Sweetwater have large closets, giving plenty of room for personal affects: not all our rooms provide good storage space. We will be renovating our cottages in the back area of the property this year and it will be a...

Reviewed 3 March 2017

I was on a road trip and was only staying in Gainesville because it was a convenient stop on my route. I want to preface this review by saying that I am a person who looks for/desires luxury accommodations. When I was online looking for a place to stay in Gainesville, I could find no luxury hotels. So, I decided...

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

Thank you for giving us your feedback. We always take what our guests have to say with great consideration, and as you might imagine your comments leave us with much to think about. As part of our thought process; we will be refunding you the entire stay. Our hope is that you will come back and enjoy our hospitality in...

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • 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
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Banquet Room
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • 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: RM623 - RM934 (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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“The staff will help you.”
SylviaP189, 23 Apr 2017 | Read review
“you cannot go wrong.”
jimj563, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The Tiffany room was right on the main street. I like that, but it may be a bit noisy for some people.”
  • Tiffany bed
  • Tiffany living area.
  • Tiffany bath
tarie2014, 28 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The Cornelia, even though they are all great”
morrish86, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
“No elevator so if stairs are a problem stay in a cottage. Our room was called Julia second floor.”
FloridaShells, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
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