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Palmetto, Florida
Reviewed 4 November 2014

Five times I've managed to throw government per diem limits out the turret window and stay here and each time has been more of a hoot. As in owl. The weather has cooperated with blustery winds and wild rains (let's call them Claude) that set the branches tapping against the windows. It's either the branches or the sound of my...

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SWB_Management, Front Office Manager at Sweetwater Branch Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive feedback. We want our guests to feel welcome and relaxed when they're here because that is what it's all about. We appreciate your repeat business and hope you will be visiting us (and Isadora's Room) again very soon!

Naples, Florida
Reviewed 6 October 2014

The first room I was in had mold on the bathroom ceiling vent which was over the shower, and then the ac unit also wasn't working properly. I asked to changed rooms and they put me right next door. I had to actually turn the ac unit on and looked into it... mold all over the inside of the unit....

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SWB_Management, Front Office Manager at Sweetwater Branch Inn, responded to this review

We are genuinely sorry that you left our property with this as your experience. Mold is not something we would ever knowingly subject our guests to, and as you know, the issue was resolved immediately after being brought to our attention - including the A/C unit you referenced. Our staff are very accommodating and cleanliness is a top priority, so...

West Palm Beach, Florida
Reviewed 19 August 2014

The breakfast is only ok and on a busy Saturday they did not have enough food prepared. In a B&B there are few surprises about how many people will be there for breakfast in a 2 hour window. So, we found it unacceptable - especially at the price - that there wasn't enough fresh fruit and hot items ran out...

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SWB_Management, Front Office Manager at Sweetwater Branch Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the input. We do rely on the honesty of our guests to guide the improvements we make to our property. Cushions for porch furniture would be a great addition. We would like to sincerely apologize for your experience at breakfast. We pride ourselves on preparing an abundant morning meal for our guests and will take...

Reviewed 11 August 2014

We recently spent one night at the Sweetwater Branch Inn. We enjoyed our romantic and charming but also nicely outfitted (coffee maker, TV, etc..) room in the McKenzie House. And from the fresh- baked brownies that greeted us at check- in to the delicious breakfast the next morning, we were very well fed. We also appreciated Christina cheerfully accommodating our...

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SWB_Management, Front Office Manager at Sweetwater Branch Inn, responded to this review

Hi, Andrea, It was my pleasure and thank you for your kind review. We're happy that you enjoyed your stay and hope that you'll be able to spend more time the next time you come see us! Christina

Largo, Florida
Reviewed 29 July 2014

Sweetwater Branch is appropriately called an “inn” rather than a bed and breakfast (although they do serve a very nice, large cooked breakfast). A B&B is typically one house and you meet the owners. Sweetwater Branch is more of a large business concern. There are two main houses plus several cottages in the vicinity. There is also a very large...

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SWB_Management, Front Office Manager at Sweetwater Branch Inn, responded to this review

Hell, Keith. Thank you for taking the time for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and would love for you all to come back and see us soon!

Palm Coast, Florida, USA
Reviewed 19 July 2014

This was our second visit to Sweetwater. First time we stayed in Sarah's cottage and were very pleased with all the amenities, including the working fireplace since it was winter. This time we stayed in the Cushman house and found it very comfortable and quiet. The wine and cheese hour was delightful and no one can say enough about the...

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SWB_Management, Front Office Manager at Sweetwater Branch Inn, responded to this review

We truly appreciate you coming back to stay with us again and for the taking the time to write your positive feedback about your experience here. We look forward to your next visit!

Detroit, Michigan
Reviewed 5 July 2014

My family of four and my in-laws traveled from Michigan to Florida to see family. We were looking for a place that all of us could stay in for a reasonable price. Gainesville seemed to only have cheap hotels (scary) or really expensive ones. I found Sweetwater Branch Inn on Trip Advisor and decided to give a B&B a shot....

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SWB_Management, Front Office Manager at Sweetwater Branch Inn, responded to this review

Hello, Eric! We're happy that you and your family had a wonderful time here. The Nora Belle's Cottage is ideal for guests who want to stay together but have their own bedrooms and bathrooms. Having the shared kitchen, dining room and living room area is great for getting together. Thank you for taking the time to post about your stay...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 25 June 2014

I stayed at Sweetwater for six months on an extended business contract. I wasn't interested in the standard executive stay hotel, so I decided to think outside the box. I'm extremely well-traveled and don't put up with poor service or uncleanliness, so I was skeptical of finding a really great place to stay in Gainesville. The Sweetwater management truly loves...

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SWB_Management, Front Office Manager at Sweetwater Branch Inn, responded to this review

Hi, Brian! It was our pleasure having you stay with us. As you know all of our staff takes great pride in their work and understands that the guests are why we're here. You've become part of the family and we want you to visit us the next time you're in town. We truly appreciate you taking the time to...

Reviewed 9 June 2014 via mobile

I've never stayed at a Bed & Breakfast, let alone for almost a week. Sweetwater Branch Inn was a pleasant introduction into Bed & Breakfasts accommodations! The Victorian style decor is well kept, clean and comfortable. The daily home cooked breakfast was awesome!!!!!! The staff was very friendly and pleasant ;-). Bill drove our group around and he was very...

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SWB_Management, Front Office Manager at Sweetwater Branch Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice comments about our staff and our bed and breakfast. We hope you will stay with us again!

Lake City, Florida
Reviewed 30 May 2014

The service at the Sweetwater is very good, the rooms are clean and comfortable. However the location is in an iffy part of town, especially at night. Make sure you are familiar with your destination if you go for a stroll. We visited on a groupon deal and were more than satisfied with the stay.

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SWB_Management, Front Office Manager at Sweetwater Branch Inn, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are glad you had a good experience on our property. I apologize the neighborhood did not meet your expectations. Unfortunately, we are only five minutes from downtown and located next to a park, so we do experience foot traffic that is out of our control. However, we have...

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  • 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
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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: RM689 - RM995 (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 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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