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Sweetwater Branch Inn

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Lake City, Florida
Reviewed 30 May 2014

The service at the Sweetwater is very good, the rooms are clean and comfortable. However the location is in an iffy part of town, especially at night. Make sure you are familiar with your destination if you go for a stroll. We visited on a groupon deal and were more than satisfied with the stay.

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

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are glad you had a good experience on our property. I apologize the neighborhood did not meet your expectations. Unfortunately, we are only five minutes from downtown and located next to a park, so we do experience foot traffic that is out of our control. However, we have...

Tallahassee, Florida
Reviewed 4 May 2014

This is our 2nd time staying at Sarah's Cottage and we really enjoyed having a little "home" to call our own for a few days, but still have access to amenities such as a buffet breakfast at the Inn and housekeeping. Sweetwater has a gorgeous garden that separates the cottages from the main houses: a wonderful way to start the...

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

Hi, Marie! Thank you for coming back to see us. It's so nice to hear that you, like so many of our guests, enjoy and appreciate our amenities. This property is a treasure and the next time you're in Gainesville we hope to see you!

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 18 April 2014

My Fiance and I stayed at this B&B for a track meet at UF. During our stay we stayed in the Tea Rose Room. We were concerned about the potential noise level since we were staying in the house where all the guests came for breakfast, but it was surprisingly quiet, the only thing that woke us each morning were...

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

We're glad that your first visit to a bed and breakfast was a memorable one. Guests choose us because they are looking for quiet and relaxation and it's gratifying that our guests can find that when staying here. We appreciate your kind review and hope you will stay with us again!

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 15 April 2014

We stayed a week here and everything about the experience was excellent. They have mastered the delicate balance between a homely / friendly / personalised B&B and a professional hotel with a varied number of services. Most places only excel at either one. Rooms are very comfortable (mattress was excellent); the public spaces are tastefully decorated; the breakfast is a...

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

Hello. Thank you for your kind review. We pride ourselves on caring for our guests. As for the location of our property, it is special in that it's close to the city center but yet quiet because of our gardens. Please come back and visit again soon!

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 4 April 2014

We had our sons' wedding and reception here last week and it was EXCELLENT! The venue was perfect. The grounds are awesome with beautiful oak tress, immaculate foliage and charming paved walkways. The location is ideal. Our stay was fantastic! The accommadations were excellent. Most of the wedding party and many of the guests stayed all at the B&B. Everyone...

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

We're happy that you and your guests enjoyed their time here with the wedding party. Thank you for the wonderful review and we hope that you all do come back and stay with us again!

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 3 April 2014

Pros: nice breakfast, views of treetops from the room, claw foot tub, walkable to Main Street and restaurants, parking included. Cons: Lots of stairs if staying on the upper floor, noise from other guests walking, closing doors, etc., right next to Salvation Army housing. We had the Blue Moon room which was fairly cramped. I feel that they simply have...

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

We appreciate your feedback. This room is one of our smaller rooms but is a charming room that has a nice view away from the main street. We also have rooms that are on the 1st floor as well as cottages and we hope you will stay with us again.

Gainesville, Florida
Reviewed 3 April 2014

I can't say enough about this community...and the hot breakfasts. I stay here on M-Thur for business, get my mail here, swim in the pool, walk downtown; I'll never stay by I-75 again. The employees here are great and honestly I don't think you can find a better breakfast in town, even in a restaurant

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

Hi, Brian! It was so nice having you stay with us each time you were in town. It makes us happy that you enjoyed our wonderful amenities that we have to offer. We truly appreciate your kind words and we hope you will stay with us again the next time business bring you back our way.

Jacksonville, Florida
Reviewed 24 March 2014

Just spent a wonderful overnight weekend with my soon to be wife. Everything was perfect. Relaxing. Smooth. Friendly. Elyce, Cornelia, and our breakfast chef, all superb. Will come back and recommend.

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

Hi, Jeffrey! Thank you. We appreciate your positive review and are happy that you all had a enjoyable, relaxing stay here. We have a wonderful staff here and we want our guests to feel right at home. Even though our inn is located near the downtown area it is very much like an oasis with its manicured gardens, swimming pool...

Reviewed 17 March 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for my boyfriends birthday! Walked into town and enjoyed an evening if dinner and drinks! Location was perfect! Room was amazing!! Our only regret was that we didn't set an alarm and we missed the breakfast! Maybe next time!

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

Hello. We are happy that you and your boyfriend enjoyed celebrating his birthday at our inn. We're sorry that you missed our breakfast. We hope you will come back to see us soon and enjoy our scrumptious breakfast.

Raleigh NC
Reviewed 14 March 2014

We loved our stay at Sweetwater Branch! Cozy rooms in beautifully restored Victorian homes. The breakfast was well beyond ANY expectations. The grounds are charmimg and well maintained. A true treasure for travelers!

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

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We agree that our breakfast is amazing and is a high point for many of our guests. We hope you will come back and visit us again soon.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • 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
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • 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: $200 - $301 (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 staff will help you.”
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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.”
  • Tiffany bed
  • Tiffany living area.
  • Tiffany bath
tarie2014, 28 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The Cornelia, even though they are all great”
morrish86, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
“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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