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Sweetwater Branch Inn

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Reviewed 20 May 2015

This property is lovely and situated near the downtown area with beautifully restored Victorian homes and lovely gardens. Our room was so pretty and the bed was comfortable, the sheets soft! The whole place is tastefully decorated with many antiques and special touches. The innkeepers are wonderful, warm, people and the food is amazing! There was even a complimentary evening...

Thank StephanieKowacz
SWB_Management, Front Office Manager at Sweetwater Branch Inn, responded to this review

Thank you, Stephanie! And great tips for future guests! Please come and see us again the next time you are in Gainesville.

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 17 May 2015

A great location to spend time in Gainsville. The staff were friendly and treat you like new friends. Great breakfast with lots to choose from. The cottages are clean and have great facilities. A very enjoyable stay with easy access to restaurants in downtown.

Thank Neale247
SWB_Management, Front Office Manager at Sweetwater Branch Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time out of your day to leave us a review. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay, and look forward to seeing you again soon!

Valdosta, Georgia
Reviewed 10 May 2015

Lots of character, nice people. Within walking distance of downtown, breakfast was great! Very classy and very romantic. I can understand why people would have a small wedding there or a weekend get away. I love places like this - a million times better than a commercial hotel.

Thank marinesciteacher
SWB_Management, Front Office Manager at Sweetwater Branch Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words! We are glad you enjoy the environment we provide for our guests. We try our hardest to supply guests with the amenities you expect from larger hotels, while also bringing something unique to the table. Given your review, I think we have accomplished this! Please come back to see us the next time you...

San Carlos, California
Reviewed 6 May 2015

We had stayed here a few times in the past and just had to go back again to see if it is still as wonderful as it was in the previous stays. It was as good or better. The atmosphere is just as homey and pleasant. The weather was perfect, and of course the staff and food were excellent. We...

Thank bill9177
SWB_Management, Front Office Manager at Sweetwater Branch Inn, responded to this review

Thank you, Bill! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Safety Harbor
Reviewed 28 April 2015

Great cottage! Loved the salt water pool, wine and cheese, and yummy breakfast. baby friendly too! Alice was great! I will be staying here again when we visit family if they have an open cottage again :)

Thank Chris J
SWB_Management, Front Office Manager at Sweetwater Branch Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words, Chris! We are looking forward to the next time you and your family come to Gainesville.

Gainesville, Florida
Reviewed 25 April 2015

Lovely property with surprisingly excellent food and service. Recently attended an event and was amazed that there was some place so pretty (lovely glassed in garden room) with such good foods. I usually hate buffets but they did it with service so you got your food when it was hot and the servers controlled the speed of the lines. I...

Thank KBM212
SWB_Management, Front Office Manager at Sweetwater Branch Inn, responded to this review

We are happy to have exceed your expectations! We are so proud of the offerings our events department and chef are able to put together for our guests. We have a lunch-only restaurant opening on our property in the near future, so keep an eye out for that!

Humboldt, Canada
Reviewed 15 April 2015

It's difficult to put into words how wonderful the Sweetwater Branch Inn truly is. My husband and I were in Gainesville visiting our son who attends the University of Florida. We rented the Victoria cottage for six days: living room, kitchen, bedroom with king-sized bed, large bathroom and even a jacuzzi on the back porch (everything is included that one...

2Thank WebM50
SWB_Management, Front Office Manager at Sweetwater Branch Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! We love making our guests feel at home. Your experience is exactly what we wish for all of our guests. We appreciate you choosing Sweetwater when you were in town to visit your son and congratulate him on his upcoming graduation. Additionally, there are lots of great reasons to visit Gainesville besides having a student...

Wallingford, Connecticut
Reviewed 7 April 2015

This was our second visit and it was as great as our first. My son got married in OCT 2013 and this time we were back for my daughter in-law's brothers wedding. The property is a southern hidden gem. The grounds are beautiful and the cottages are a throwback to old southern charm. They are decorated very nice and make...

Thank stan b
SWB_Management, Front Office Manager at Sweetwater Branch Inn, responded to this review

Hi, Stan! Thank you for the kind words. We are so glad we have been able to impress you each time you stay with us. We look forward to your next visit!

Naples, Florida
Reviewed 29 March 2015

We attended a wedding here. The grounds were so pretty! The food was very good. I loved the chicken with olives and the beef was unbelievably tender. The sweet tea was perfectly sweet! Everything tasted so great my kids even ate their veggies! Beautiful setting for a wedding.

Thank Kate J
SWB_Management, Front Office Manager at Sweetwater Branch Inn, responded to this review

Kate, we are so glad you had a wonderful time on our property! Our staff is over the moon about this review. And, of course, we're happy we could help get your children eating their veggies :) Please come back and see us soon!

Reviewed 27 March 2015

Within a half hour of departing, the front office called my cell to ask the most insensitive and absurd question I've ever gotten from a hotel (and I've traveled the world)..."Can you tell me what the stains are on your towels?" WHAT? I was so stunned I stupidly explained that since my teen has cerebral palsy, I need to help...

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SWB_Management, Front Office Manager at Sweetwater Branch Inn, responded to this review

We are so sorry that this was your experience. We would like to clarify for readers, that your retelling of this incident is a mixture of two separate conversations during which our staff conducted themselves with the utmost respect for yourself and your daughter. The intention in contacting you was to avoid having to discard linens. In addition, if we...

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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
  • Banquet Room
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • 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: €128 - €194 (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 Tiffany room was right on the main street. I like that, but it may be a bit noisy for some people.”
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“No elevator so if stairs are a problem stay in a cottage. Our room was called Julia second floor.”
FloridaShells, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
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