Camellia Rose Inn

205 S. E. 7th Street , Gainesville, FL 32601 USA (Show map)


The Camellia Rose Inn has spacious uncluttered rooms with large windows offering grand views of historic Gainesville. Each room is beautifully decorated with period antiques and modern conveniences like FREE wireless internet access, yet maintains the feel of an era bygone. As guests of the Camellia Rose Inn you are treated like family, and we are a family who loves to eat! We offer a full, three course breakfast that can be served in our dining room or on our beautiful wrap-around porch. After a day of sightseeing, antique shopping, or cheering on our 2006 National Championship Gators to victory, you'll come home to fresh-baked goodies available throughout the day! Early evenings feature a happy hour with wine and snacks, too. Enjoy a glass of wine on our wrap-around porch and watch the sun set on a perfect day in Gainesville!



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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness5.0
  • Onsite Dining4.8

An Enjoyable Stay in Gainesville!

5 on February 14, 2017

The Camellia Rose is a gorgeous bed and breakfast that offers outstanding hospitality and a delicious breakfast. We were greeted by Sara upon arrival and were shown around the home. Wine and snacks are available each evening. Pat serves a gourmet breakfast in the morning, and the coffee is set out early if you want a cup before breakfast. Our room was comfortable and spotless. We enjoyed sitting on the front porch and enjoying the view. The Inn is within walking distance of the downtown and several restaurants. I don't know what more anyone could ask for in an historic B & B!

5 Star B&B

5 on February 07, 2017

My wife & I normally stay in nice hotels. But there aren't any great hotels in Gainesville. We have 2 sons who attend UF & we visit them a couple times per year. After trying some of the hotel options, we were disappointed. But then I was recommended to the B & B area of Gainesville. We tried one with mixed success, but then we were very lucky to find Camellia Rose. This B&B is perfect. Pat and Tom are excellent innkeepers and are very welcoming. They get to know their guests and learn their individual likes/dislikes. The breakfast is yummy. The place is beautiful and so peaceful. The location is fantastic and is walking distance to the excellent downtown restaurants (Try Dragonfly, Mark's Prime, Amelia's and Harry's). The rooms are clean and they have brownies, soft drinks, wine and cheese and all of this is complimentary!! I recommend that you try this gem. Even if you are not a "Bed & Breakfast" person because you don't like the idea of staying with strangers in someone's house (like my wife), you can do what we do. Camellia Rose has options that are private, like the room that we select..."Spat's Hideaway". Take a chance. I am sure that you will love it.

Great for Anniversary

5 on August 01, 2014

My husband and I spent our 20th anniversary here - a great choice! Pat and Tom are wonderful hosts, and very helpful with finding us a great place for dinner. They know the area well and accommodated my husband's bicycle. Definitely will return.

Excellent B&B...

5 on April 29, 2013

Lovely place...delightful hosts...loved complementary wine on porch. Close to everything...delicious breakfast.. Comfortable room...highly recommend! !!

Perfect Retreat!

5 on April 26, 2013

Pat and Tom did it again! My husband and I just finished our third stay at their B&B and it did not disappoint. We stayed in The Anticipation Room and left feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. The breakfast, afternoon Happy Hour and the brownies all hit the spot perfectly each day. We highly recommend this B&B and definitely will be back again!

Far exceeding our expectations. Fabulous weekend at a fabulous B&B. Gracious hosts, wonderful full course breakfast and immaculate.

5 on December 02, 2012

Wayne Wheatley and Tisha Christopher, Pensacola Beach, FL

An Outstanding B&B Experience

5 on December 30, 2011

This was my second stay at the Camellia Rose Inn, and as with the first stay, this was everything you would want in a B&B. The rooms are charming, comfortable, and quiet. Pat is an excellent cook, and the breakfasts are a wonderful way to start the day. Pat and Tom are warm, friendly hosts who go out of their way to make you feel welcome. I've stayed in quite a few B&Bs over the years, and the Camellia Inn remains the most enjoyable and memorable. Judith Peterson, 12/30/2011

What a nice place to stay! Very pleased!

4.8 on December 23, 2011

We stayed for one night at the Camellia Rose Inn in the Anticipation Suite. We were staying in Gainesville for a Bachelorette Party, and needed somewhere relaxing to stay that was near downtown. The owner Pat was very accomodating to our schedule and made our stay very welcoming. We loved the Camellia Rose Inn and would happily stay there again!

Lovely. I highly recommend.

4.8 on November 02, 2011

The Camellia Rose Inn is a lovely escape from the modern world. The innkeepers take such care with everything, and it shows. The linens are magical - hand-pressed sheets in 2011! Porches and rockers. So quiet. I slept better than I have in months.

I love Camellia Rose Inn

4.8 on October 19, 2011

What a great area to stay in. Pat and her husband made us feel like we were family. If you travel to Gainesville and do not stay at the Camellia Rose Inn you are missing out

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Rooms & Rates

The Lady Clare

The Lady Clare - Located on the first floor with garden views. Features include: A beautiful, antique tiger oak queen-sized panel bed Original heart pine floors Gas fireplace Private bath with a spa shower Handicap accessible.

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


Inspiration - Located on the second floor with garden views. Features include: A gorgeous, queen-sized sleigh bed Carefully selected period furnishings Heart pine floors Gas fireplace Private bath with a spa shower

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


Anticipation - Our most romantic room, located on the second floor. Perfect for honeymooners! A fabulous distressed black four-poster king-sized canopy bed Private bath with a luxurious corner Kohler bubble tub for two, a shower, and beautiful porcelain tile covering the floors and walls. Gas fireplace

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

Briar Rose

Briar Rose - Very romantic, “shabby chic” room located just off the second floor veranda. Features: A beautiful queen-sized iron bed. The original fireplace, Heart pine floors, Private bath with a spa shower! Room comes with free WIFI and breakfast included and complimentary beverages in the evening!

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


Stardust - Located on the second floor with a private balcony overlooking the gardens! Other features: Queen-sized, four-poster bed Large, private bath with spa shower and a window seat to further enjoy the views of the gardens.

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

Southern Charm

Southern Charm - Located on the second floor. Features include: Fabulous queen-sized Early Renaissance Bed Carefully appointed antiques to enhance the charm! The original clawfoot tub located in the bed chamber! Private bath with a spa shower

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

Spat's Hideaway

Spat’s Hideaway - our private, detached cottage with a kitchenette. Perfect for reunions and family outings to Gators games! The cottage sleeps four with a king-sized sleigh bed and a trundle bed that sleeps two. Two-person Jacuzzi tub. Children 12 and over and pets welcome to stay in the cottage.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Hodges Efficiency

Hodges Efficiency - located in our other Victorian house behind the Inn; great for overnight or longer stays. Queen size bed in bedroom Full bath with walk in shower Family room with trundle bed (sleeps 2) TV/DVD Kitchenette Dining room

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

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Location Type



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

Directions to property:

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Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Butterfly Rain Forest, Gator Football, Gatornationals, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, University

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Copier, Washer/dryer , Fresh Baked goods, Evening happy hour, Full three course breakfast

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Movie library, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Canoeing, Golfing, Kayaking, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 2pm-6pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No No smoking at all anywhere on the property
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Well behaved children are welcome in our cottage
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Pets are welcome in our cottage
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: during graduations, Gator football, Gatornationals
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Cancellations: The Camellia Rose Inn will issue a refund for canceled reservations if the cancellation is made no less than seven days prior to arrival. If the cancellation is made less than seven days prior to arrival, we will be happy to issue a refund if we are able to rebook your room. If your reservation is for a special event (graduation, Gator Football, Gatornationals, etc., the cancellation policy is no less than 60 days prior. Refunds are subject to a $100 cancellation fee.
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Tom & Pat McCants

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About the innkeepers

Tom & Pat were high school sweethearts, their greatest achievement has been raising three grown sons, Brian, Brady and Bryce. Now that they are empty nesters they are anxious to welcome you to come and relax in their beautifully restored 1903 Victorian Queen Anne.

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  • Time Served: 8:30am - 10am
  • Serving Location: wrap-around porch, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Gluten free

Signature Dish

Fresh Tomato & Basil Quiche
Recipe on Bed and website


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