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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...

Thank spankysgram
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..

Thank kevinpmmorris
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!

Gainesville, Florida
Reviewed 9 September 2016

The Sweetwater Branch Inn is a beautiful bed and breakfast located close to the downtown area of Gainesville. We got married here a few weeks back, and love the place. Our family members stayed for a number of nights in various rooms throughout the property, and we stayed for a couple of nights in a cottage. The accommodations are excellent,...

2Thank Adam C
SWB_Management, Hotel Manager at Sweetwater Branch Inn, responded to this review

First, congratulations again! Sweetwater Branch Inn is honored to be a part of your beautiful, lifelong memories. And we are ecstatic that those memories will be full of positive impressions of our property and staff. We wish you all the best, and hope to see you both on your anniversary!

Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

This place is a bed and breakfast very near to UF campus but not in walking distance. The place consists of converted historical homes into a bed and breakfast. We stayed in the Piccadilly Room. The bed was very comfortable and the room was very spacious. Every thing seemed clean. It definitely had the charm of a historical home. I...

1Thank WeLoveFlorida97
SWB_Management, Hotel Manager at Sweetwater Branch Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing our property! We are glad you had a good experience with us, and hope to see you again soon. I apologize for the cold breakfast - we most certainly do not want that happening. Please know that our entire staff is dedicated to giving each guest a personalized experience and we welcome the opportunity to correct...

Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

During a visit to the U of Fl, stayed here for just one night in mid-August 2016. Rented the honeymoon suite for our 45th anniversary. Put off first by the suite's front door.... Hasn't seen a wash in ages. Shower door could barely be opened, needed a re-mount. Great little tea light candles offered at the fireplace, but the electronic...

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

Hi Chris, Thank you for taking time to provide us with feedback. I apologize that you experienced any inconvenience during your stay. We are a large historic property, and we work to maintain the beauty and functionality of our property every day. Fortunately, the issues you mention are all easily remedied. In addition, I will be personally speaking with our...

Naples, Florida
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Best BB we loved staying here. My daughter goes to UF and we decided to stay here instead of an overpriced underaverage hotel. It is a charming and wonderful BB stay. We not only enjoy the history behind the BB but we felt so special. I must say that the room was everything I expected and more. The breakfast is...

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

I am glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to your next visit! Remember, UF parents receive a 10% discount year round! Thank you for taking time out of your day to leave us a review.

Punta Gorda
Reviewed 12 August 2016

We really enjoyed our stay! The room was clean, had everything we could possibly want and the breakfast was excellent. Can't wait to stay again on our next visit to Gainesville. Keep up the good work!

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

Thank you, Ron! We are glad to hear you will be back and look forward to seeing you again.

Fort Myers, Florida, United States
Reviewed 3 August 2016

My husband and I have some rental properties in Gainesville and found this lovely b and b a few years ago. Now it is the only place we want to stay when we go up to check on our properties. We have stayed in just about every building and love them all.

Thank Anitad1970
SWB_Management, Hotel Manager at Sweetwater Branch Inn, responded to this review

We are proud to be your home away from home! Thank you for the kind words.

Miami, Florida
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Unbelievably quaint and charming bed and breakfast in a beautiful neighborhood. We stayed in the Carriage House with authentic antique furniture, old wood floors and a full kitchen. Surprisingly, the price is what you would pay for a single bedroom at a boxy hotel. It has a private swimming pool with hot tub. The check in was seamless and the...

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

Great tips, Hayes! And thank you for choosing to stay with us. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 27 July 2016

I was in between sessions at the University and needed a place to stay for two nights. It was a wonderful touch of home for me. Gorgeous, spacious, interesting, clean. I had intended on just dropping my luggage and spending my time sightseeing, but other than a visit to The Hamm and a spin around the area on one of...

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

I am so happy you had such a wonderful, relaxing time on our property. Your review made us smile. We look forward to your next visit!

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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: RM691 - RM994 (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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