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The Laurel Oak Inn

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The Laurel Oak Inn is a five room bed and breakfast offering southern hospitality with an east coast flair. Our 1885 Queen Anne Victorian was completely restored to its natural beauty in 1999. We serve a wonderfully prepared breakfast every morning from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM and gladly provide accommodations tailored to meet the needs of corporate and business travelers. Breakfast during the work-week can be accommodated as early as 7AM or continental breakfast choices available with advance notice. We are located blocks from the core of Gainesville's vibrant downtown and nestled in a quiet, residential and historic neighborhood one mile from the eastern edge of the University of Florida campus. Rates range from $145 to $215 per evening. We hope you enjoy the comfort and joy of our home as you are making memories during your stay.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Public Wifi
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Wheelchair Access
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Air Conditioning
Accessible rooms
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Residential Neighbourhood
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80Somewhat walkable
Grade: 80 out of 100
93Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
30Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are tired of staying in mediocre run-of-the-mill hotels, this B&B will surprise and delight you. Beautiful home with top amenities. Delicious home-cooked two-course breakfasts. Warm hospitality from new owners, Dave and Nan, who Go out of their way to make you feel comfortable...More

Date of stay: November 2018
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Response from AnnaC12159, Owner at The Laurel Oak InnResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Stacie for sharing your experience online with others!! Dave and I loved getting to know you and your family this weekend! We hope your daughter had an amazing experience staying at the Laurel Oak Inn, as a first timer at a bed and...More

Reviewed 5 November 2018

Nan and Dave are keeping up the Burts' tradition of providing beautiful accommodations in a warm and welcoming environment. The Hubs and I have been regular visitors over the years and we are happy to report that it's still the same fantastic experience. We will...More

Date of stay: November 2018
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Response from AnnaC12159, Owner at The Laurel Oak InnResponded 6 November 2018

Thank you Christy for the very kind words. We so appreciate your continued business and look forward to seeing you in the future. It is our intent to maintain the highest level of accommodations all while extending a warm and welcoming environment. Rusty, the concierge...More

Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

We love the Laurel oak inn and have been staying there for the past 6 years any time we have visited our older daughter while she was an undergraduate at UF and now that she’s in vet school . This is our first stay since...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Jessica C
Response from AnnaC12159, Owner at The Laurel Oak InnResponded 14 October 2018

Dave, Rusty and I absolutely loved having you and your family at the Laurel Oak Inn this weekend. Y'all brought so much life to the Inn. It warmed our hearts seeing your family on the porch enjoying one anothers company. Thank you for your very...More

Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

This is a home. You walk in to a welcoming front room and meet the amazing owner Nan. She is kind and sweet and makes you want to stay there forever. The rooms are lovely with the most comfortable bed I’ve ever stayed in. The...More

Date of stay: September 2018
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Response from AnnaC12159, Owner at The Laurel Oak InnResponded 7 October 2018

Thank you for your ever so kind words. We absolutely loved having you as a guest in our home. We look forward to seeing you the next time you are in Gainesville! Fond Regards, Dave and Nan

Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

The Laurel Oak Inn is beyond!! We stayed for 1 night and when we arrived we were greeted with such warmth and immediately felt at home. We enjoyed a glass of wine and relaxed in the beautiful homeand surrounding property that is just exquisite. Our...More

Date of stay: August 2018
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Response from Anna C, Owner at The Laurel Oak InnResponded 23 August 2018

Thank you Vicki for your very kind words. We loved getting to know you, Rich, Alex and Edgar! We can't wait to see you this fall or next spring. Best of everything until then! Fond Regards, Dave and Nan

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1 July 2018|
Response from CofC95 | Reviewed this property |
Apologies believe you’ve misunderstood - I don’t work for the B&B at all - you need to contact them directly
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31 May 2017|
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Response from Murrell | Reviewed this property |
The Lavender room has a jacuzzi tub. The Lilac room has its own balcony
10 March 2016|
Response from rsknapp12 | Reviewed this property |
None of the room descriptions mention twin beds, but the owners may be able to supply a rollaway. Give them a call. You might want to check on the shower location in your room. Our shower was not in the bathroom, but was in... More
Room Tips
"All the rooms are unique and beautiful."
5 Nov 2018
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"Each room has its own special feature. Lilac Room has an outdoor porch."
13 Jul 2018
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"All of the rooms are beautiful. We had The Laurel. LOVED IT"
13 Jan 2018
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"Library if you can't do stairs. All rooms are great."
13 Jul 2017
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