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Sweetwater Branch Inn

625 East University Avenue , Gainesville, FL 32601 USA (Show map)
4.7
75 Reviews
$139 - $219
per night

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About

Sweetwater Branch Inn features 20 spacious guest suites and cottages just blocks from the University of Florida and hip Downtown Gainesville. We're excited to announce our new salt pool & spa! 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! Please feel free to head over to our website - or call (352) 373-6760 for more information!

Reviews

Overall
4.7

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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Dining4.7

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Absolut empfehlenswert!

4.8 on November 16, 2014

Waren hier für (leider nur) eine Nacht. Der Empfang war freundlich und hilfsbereit. Das Zimmer (Isidoras Room) ist ein Juwel, die Anlage insgesamt einmalig schön! Das Frühstück sucht seines Gleichen. Wenn wir mal wieder nach Gainesville kommen (hoffentlich bald), wird das Sweetwater Branch Inn unsere Wahl sein. Mit einem Wort: Super!


November wedding

5 on November 12, 2014

We were at Sweetwater for 3 nights for a family wedding. My immediate family stayed in the Carriage House. It was very spacious- plenty of room for the 5 of us. The accommodations were stellar. The grounds were delightful. The breakfast each morning was amazing!! Each day a different, delicious, plentiful buffet. We loved every minute of our stay.


Sweetwater Rocks

5 on March 25, 2014

My new husband and I stayed in the Honeymoon Cottage at Sweetwater Branch Inn on our very first night as newly weds. We arrived late in the evening but the "late check-in" process was very simple and was explained in detail prior to our arrival. In the morning, we chose to eat breakfast elsewhere but we did see the buffet breakfast and it looked awesome. I would definitely recommend Sweetwater Branch Inn to friends in the future. We had an excellent experience.


FUN TIME

3.6 on March 12, 2014

This was the first time we stayed at a Bed and Breakfast. We stayed at the Cottage right above the check in. Very clean and nice room. Some rust on the fridge and microwave, but other that that it was awesome! One concern I do have and a couple of others mentioned the same - the claw foot tub could be very dangerous getting in and especially out of. Someone could easily fall and get really hurt - it's very deep inside the tub and miss leading when getting out. The staff was very friendly and the directions given prior to arrival was vey helpful in getting to the location. The breakfast was GREAT! We enjoyed our stay and would come back again!


Clean Rooms

4.8 on February 18, 2014

The rooms were clean even the whole house. The staff were friendly and helpful. The breakfast was very good. The fireplace was nice and cozy when coming out from the cold. It was a peaceful relaxing stay.


A gem in Gainesville, Fl

5 on January 19, 2014

Had a nice, quiet getaway in Gainesville at Sweetwater Branch Inn. It is centrally located and was beautifully decorated for Christmas! The made to order breakfast was awesome!


Outstanding

4.8 on November 21, 2013

Shuttle service picked me from airport and warm welcome at check out was pleasure. Rooms were clean and very comfortable with all the necessary accessories. This is in very peaceful area. Fresh breakfast was provided. Overall i will give 5 stars for my stay.


Sweetwater Branch Inn: A Great Place to Stay!

4.0 on October 01, 2013

My wife and I spend a weekend staying in the Julia room. This was our first stay in this B&B. We would recommend the Julia room, although we don't know how it compares with the other rooms there. The Sweetwater Branch Inn actually includes several buildings, including some cottages. We enjoyed our weekend stay, there was plenty to do within walking distance of the B&B, everything was clean and well managed, and our room was quiet and peaceful. The only thing I can see improving is the breakfast. During two mornings we spent there, the breakfasts consisted mostly of quiches, some bacon that was a little soggy, and a few other odds and ends. They made me some scrambled eggs so that was all I needed. One morning they had something they called French toast but it was in a casserole dish with some sort of cheese and strawberries mixed in. The coffee was excellent; a custom blend of coffee that they actually sell in their gift store. Overall, an enjoyable and relaxing experience and one that we would recommend to others.


Wedding Night at Sweetwater

5 on September 29, 2013

My husband and I stayed here on our wedding night on September 14. It was so beautiful and romantic there! We stayed in the attic Luisa room which was so cute and secluded. They were also very accommodating with our very late arrival that night. We had to leave early the next morning for our honeymoon and could not stay for breakfast, so the owner quickly made to-go boxes of delicious quiche and crab cakes for us. I definitely plan to come back and rent a cottage with my family.


Happy in Gainesville at Sweetwater Branch Inn

4.0 on August 26, 2013

I want to commend the Sweetwater Branch B&B for their wonderful food. Breakfast was such a special treat each day. Fresh fruit salad was beautiful. Grits with cheese is tasty. Coffee always available. Beautiful porch with tables to sit at. Wine & cheese every afternoon was so delightful. Went with 2 friends for a celebration, and I really loved my stay. --Mary


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Rooms & Rates

Grand Room

Our grand rooms are our most affordable rooms that don't skimp on the quality and comfort! These rooms are located in our Cushman-Colson house, and each feature a private bathroom and a queen-size bed. Each grand room reservation is based on double occupancy (2 people per room) and includes a wine and cheese hour in the evening and a delicious full breakfast each morning.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Supreme Room

Our supreme rooms are located in our Victorian Cushman-Colson and McKenzie houses, and each feature a private bathroom and a queen-size bed. Many supreme rooms feature sitting rooms, larger bedroom spaces, and some even have jacuzzi tubs in the private bathrooms along with claw-foot tubs and walk-in showers. Call for more information, as jacuzzis and sitting rooms are subject to availability! Each supreme room reservation is based on double occupancy (2 people per room) and includes a wine and cheese hour in the evening and a delicious full breakfast each morning.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Classic Cottage

Our classic cottages are a spacious option for your stay here in Gainesville. Each of our classic cottages feature a private bathroom and a queen-size bed, along with a full kitchen and living and dining areas. Some cottages feature fireplaces, daybeds, and some have back porches equipped with jacuzzi tubs. Please call for more information, as jacuzzis and fireplaces are subject to availability! Each classic cottage reservation is based on double occupancy (2 people per room) and includes a wine and cheese hour in the evening and a delicious full breakfast each morning.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Ultimate Cottage

Our ultimate cottages are Sweetwater's most luxurious options for your visit. Perfect for family get-together or intimate get-aways, these cottages feature large private bathrooms and king-size beds, along with a full kitchen and fully furnished living and dining areas. Some cottages feature fireplaces, daybeds and pull-out couches, and some are equipped with jacuzzi tubs. Please call for more information, as jacuzzis and extra beds are subject to availability! Each ultimate cottage reservation is based on double occupancy and includes a wine and cheese hour in the evening and full breakfast.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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Location

Location Type

Airport, City, Downtown, Small town

Airport

Gainesville, FL (GNV-J R Alison Municipal) 3 miles

Directions to property:

Directions from I-75: Exit 76, 5 Miles East on Newberry Road which becomes Univeristy Ave. 6 blocks East from Main Street Downtown Gainesville. Directions from 441: On the junction of University Ave. and 441(13th Street) turn East. Drive past Main Street. Inn is located 6 blocks East of Main Street.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Private entrance, Secretarial services, Spa, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , In-Ground Salt Pool & Spa, Lush Gardens

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only On the veranda, the upstairs porch, or in the gardens.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Pack and plays available upon request.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes We have three pet-friendly cottages. Deposit required.
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Gator football weekends, Graduation, Gatornationals
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: All reservations are secured with a $100 nonrefundable deposit applicable to your final bill.
  • Cancellations: The $100 reservation deposit is nonrefundable, but if you cancel your weekday stay within 3 days, you will nto be responsible for the rest of the reservation. For weekends, please cancel within 7 days, and for special event weekends (Gator football weekends, Gatornationals, or UF Graduations) please cancel 30 days prior to your reservation.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Elyce, Paula, Morgan, Katie, Laury

Languages spoken

English, Italian, Spanish

Resident Pets

Cats

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: M-F 7:30-9am, Sat-Sun 8-10am
  • Serving Location: Backyard, Front Porch, Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian , Vegan, Gluten-Free, Lactose-Intolerant


Signature Dish

Berries and Cream French Toast Casserole
Served at many of our morning breakfast, this fresh baked sweet dish is always a crowd favorite - many beg us for the recipe! Imagine a gooey breaded casserole drizzled with brown sugar and cinnamon, topped with homemade custard and berries!


Details

625 East University Avenue , Gainesville, FL 32601 USA (Show map)

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