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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Due to availability issues I stayed at both Sweetwater Branch Inn and Camellia Rose during a business trip to UFL. I wrote this just prior to check out. Both were very good. I rate both as four star sites because I travel frequently, all over the world and I don't give out five stars easily. Both locations were very similar,... More 

Thank Joseph R
Pinellas Park, Florida
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stayed in the Honeymoon Cottage celebrating our anniversary and a 59.9 birthday over Thanksgiving weekend! From the time of check-in to check-out all the staff were great! Very personable, professional, and extremely helpful when needed. We plan on going back! The cottage has a kitchenette and fireplace. While the website did inform us the stove was not currently operational it... More 

Thank daviddL7645CS
SWB_Management, Hotel Manager at Sweetwater Branch Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review us, David! We were so happy to have you on our property and hope you come again soon. Since your stay we have updated the listing on our booking engine to give a more clear picture of the fireplace. If you have time to shoot us an e-mail we would love the opportunity... More 

Gainesville, Florida
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31 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I wanted to meet friends for lunch at this beautiful Victorian Home Setting, for a unique experience. We were not disappointed. It was a wonderful dining experience. The food was excellent, flavored teas a delightful change. It was a pleasure to be able to have a nice quiet lunch with friends, away from the loudness and craziness of most restaurant's.... More 

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

Hi Jill. Thank you for the wonderful review. Our on-site restaurant, The Sweet Tea, is proud to serve New Century Southern cuisine to everyone in the Gainesville area. We hope you will join us again soon. The Sweet Tea also hosts events like High Tea or seasonal wine tastings. If you would like to be added to the mailing list,... More 

Tallahassee, Florida
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a marvelous little place in Gainesville where I stay whenever I'm in town. The place is cozy, spotless, and inviting. Really fine people run the place and the rooms and garden are exquisite. Finally got to sample breakfast, since we usually have to run to our event by 7 AM, and it was a real treat sitting on... More 

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

Thank you, Jim! We are glad we've created a second home for you. Our staff do such a wonderful job supporting each other and our guests, and we appreciate you noticing this. We look forward to your return. More 

Jacksonville, Florida
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21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

We recently stayed for two nights to attend our son's wedding. We were very impressed with the beautiful, "old fashioned" cottages. The homes, and each room, were "classic." The beds were very comfortable. The staff was very professional and friendly. It is on a main road (University Ave), close to University of Florida.

Thank Fredjh2
SWB_Management, Hotel Manager at Sweetwater Branch Inn, responded to this review

Thank you! We are glad you were impressed with Sweetwater Branch Inn's old-world charm. We love bringing Gainesville's history to a modern level of enjoyment. We hope you will think of Sweetwater Branch Inn the next time you are in the area. And congratulations to the bride and groom! More 

Havana, Florida
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5 reviews
Reviewed 9 October 2016

I recently stayed four nights for a business trip. The house was beautiful, as well as, my room. The staff was great, even allowing us in early for breakfast to accommodate our work schedule. After a long day at work it was nice to stroll through the gardens, then retire to beautiful rooms. Will go back for pleasure.

Thank sbush12
SWB_Management, Hotel Manager at Sweetwater Branch Inn, responded to this review

Sweetwater Branch Inn strives to give every guest the experience you have posted here. It is an honor to hear we are able to provide you with an atmosphere that allows for both focus and relaxation when the time is right. We hope to see you again soon! More 

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17 reviews
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Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Inn during our first visit to Gainesville, FL. It was rated highly by TripAdvisor, so I thought we would try it. I wanted to surprise my wife wife with a special, romantic B&B stay. We were not disappointed. The Inn is a Victorian themed B&B with a modern touch. It has both rooms and guest houses.... More 

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

You have done a great job summing up all of the things Sweetwater Branch Inn would like it's guests to enjoy. We are happy our property resonated with you! Thank you for leaving such kind words for other travelers to experience. We hope you continue to stay with us as your visit Gainesville in the future. More 

Columbus, Ohio
1 review
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... More 

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... More 

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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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! More 

Gainesville, Florida
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12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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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,... More 

2 Thank 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! More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Pool
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • 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: ₹ 10,500 - ₹ 15,001 (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

“Honeymoon cottage is the only single occupancy building. Bedrooms are in the main buildings and other cottages are duplex style.”
 of 5 bubbles daviddL7645CS, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“East access to downtown Gainesville, and the night life.”
 of 5 bubbles JILLERNST, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
“first time in the cottages, really a whole house!”
 of 5 bubbles jimj563, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Best bet is to ask for their romantic Honeymoon Suite.”
 of 5 bubbles Fredjh2, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms and cottages are terrific, and different. Check with the staff to find the right room for you.”
 of 5 bubbles spankysgram, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
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