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Ocala, Florida
Reviewed 26 January 2017

My mom and I had a girls night in Gainesville for a show at the Phillips and an overnight stay. We stayed in Sarah's Cottage in back of the main house. It was much quieter than a previous stay in the house along a busy road. We were also able to park right alongside the cottage. The bed was very...

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

Thank you for leaving us a review! We are happy to hear that you continue to return to our property. Please accept our most sincere apologies for your experience with breakfast. As you know, we pride ourselves on providing a delicious home-cooked breakfast, and cold food is the last thing we want guests to encounter. We have spoken with our...

Reviewed 12 January 2017

Stayed at the Lilly Cottage for a wedding. The cottage was nice with a full kitchen. The main hotel is across the street and where breakfast and the evening wine and cheese hour take place. The staff was pleasant and the food good. Definitely historical / "antique-y" motif.

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

Thank you, Greg! We appreciate your review and are glad you enjoyed your stay in Lilly's Cottage. We hope to see you again the next time you are in Gainesville.

Reviewed 30 December 2016

This turned out to be the perfect stopover for our holiday drive from Atlanta to Tampa. This historic inn sits on the busy main drag, but the large property with multiple buildings is nicely buffered from the street. And, it's a very easy walk to all the downtown restaurants, bars, and shops. The staff is super-friendly and attentive. The resident...

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

Thank you for the lovely review! We are pleased you enjoyed your time with us (and Butterscotch). We hope the next time you are in Gainesville you can stay awhile to enjoy all that the city as to offer. Until then, Happy New Year!

Reviewed 28 December 2016

We stayed at Sweetwater because it was the venue for our daughter's wedding. The accommodations were excellent. We stayed in Lily's Cottage which had a sitting area, king size bed, jacuzzi, full kitchen and the room came with a fire log that we were able to burn. Only negative, they had TOO MANY notes to the guest about extra charges....

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

Thank you, Deborah. We are happy to hear you had a wonderful time during your stay on our property. I agree that the signage is less than inviting, and we are in the midst of condensing and rewording signage for this very reason. I apologize that it put a damper on your experience, and hope you will come see us...

Miami, Florida, USA
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

I found a sweet home away from home in the Sweetwater Branch Inn. My husband was hospitalized for a week at Shands Hospital in Gainesville. I was happy to discover the Inn. The rooms were clean, comfortable, picturesque and tastefully done; the people are genuinely caring. There's wine and cheese in the afternoon and a sumptuous homemade breakfast in the...

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

Thank you for the kind words. Sweetwater Branch Inn strives to make all of our guests feel at home, and we are glad we could be a sanctuary during your stay in Gainesville. We hope you are both well soon and able to come visit for more enjoyable reasons. Happy New Year.

Reviewed 21 December 2016

The Sweetwater Branch Inn is a truly MAGICAL place. The staff are all so WARM, the owner is AMAZING, and the rooms are all so charming. And the new addition of the pool and hot tub seal the deal! We will be back for years to come...

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

Thank you, Amy! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 14 December 2016

We had the pleasure of staying in the Victoria cottage recently while attending a wedding. The cottage was very nice, with sitting area, full kitchen, king size bed and even a jacuzzi. The grounds were very nice and the staff helpful and pleasant. We had a great time at the reception, also catered by the Sweetwater Branch Inn. The common...

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

Thank you, Al. We look forward to seeing you again in the future!

Live Oak, Florida
Reviewed 5 December 2016

There is no way to highlight or express in a short review just how awesome Sweetwater Branch Inn truly is. My wife and I had our wedding reception at Sweetwater and from day one they were awesome. Helpful and friendly. The setting is phenomenal and the food is outstanding. If you don't believe me, go check them out for lunch,...

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

Thank you for this wonderful review! We are glad you enjoyed your stay on our property and look forward to your return.

Reviewed 2 December 2016 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,...

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

Thank you for taking time to write this in-depth review, Joseph! We appreciate your honesty and are delighted that you think so highly of both properties. Sweetwater Branch Inn is looking to the future and your experience will add wonderfully to that conversation. We hope to see you again the next time you are in Gainesville - for business or...

Pinellas Park, Florida
Reviewed 28 November 2016

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...

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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...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Pool
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • 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 32601-5449
Region: United States > Florida > Gainesville
Price Range: €143 - €228 (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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Sweetwater Branch Inn Gainesville, Florida
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“No elevator so if stairs are a problem stay in a cottage. Our room was called Julia second floor.”
 of 5 bubbles FloridaShells, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“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
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