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The property was cute but we stayed at Sweetwater Branch for it's in room whirlpool. The tub was non functional. When we reported it to the staff they shrugged and said "Oh wow". That was how they addressed it.

Such a gem of a place! What the owner has done here is simply beautiful and a labor o love and passion.I was happy to meet her. Tremendous value! So much more than a hotel room! Plus breakfast and wine and cheese! And one of the best beds I have ever slept in! Highly recommend staying here!

Ambiance

Salt water pool! Spacious rooms. Easy parking. Our particular room(Cornelia rm) had lots of traffic noise. There was a “white noise maker”, but it was pretty lame. The breakfast was minimal due to the global health crisis, but more than adequate. Staff was very friendly. Price was reduced due to the health crisis, making it quite affordable.

The property had pretty landscaping which would look spectacular in the Spring. The buildings and rooms had a lot of charm and character. It was very cozy and peaceful.

Lovely property. The staff was friendly and gracious. Everything was spotless, this is something that I was really looking for during these Covid times. I can not praise the stay highly enough

It was really cute, I was surprised by such a special cottage. I will recommend this place. (There were some dead bugs on the floor, but other than that, it was pretty clean)

Nice accommodations, friendly and helpful staff, and excellent location.

The setting is absolutely beautiful....the food and service were amazing!!! It is quaint and super clean.

It was absolutely beautiful! the landscaping was amazing and the attention to detail was unique even for a bnb. We are renovating a 115 yr old house so it was stunning to see the woodwork and the antiques and the charm that was at every turn. But the food was the most amazing thing! The "chef" turned out to be the owner of the whole BnB and interacted with all of us like we were family, it was just wonderful. I could have stayed forever.

Delicious breakfast. Convenient to Univ. of Florida and unique reataurants. Relaxing atmosphere.

Amazing place welcome to the past these victorian houses transformed in casual hotel room are gorgeous All the staff is friendly and professional the breakfast is perfect prepared with very high level products We strongly recommend this place in Gainesville

Beautiful, comfortable place with great service. We would love to spend more time here.

Really enjoyed the stay! The food was excellent, the staff were kind and the property so unique! Will return!

This was a great place to stay. We went for a wedding and everything was first rate. The breakfast, cheese & wine at 5pm was wonderful. The staff very friendly, like staying in your best friends home. They do a lot of wedding and graduation venues and the grounds and gardens are beautiful.

Gorgeous property with two beautiful and grand Victorian homes as well as individual cottages. The “Julia” room was large and comfy with a wonderful king bed and two lovely sitting chairs..Food was delicious with numerous areas for buffet breakfast dining. Menu changes daily with scrumptious, homemade delights.. sit in the dining room with other guests or enjoy time alone on the large porch to read your paper. Pool area utterly charming and bicycles are available FREE for 2 block jaunt to wonderful University area restaurants. Staff welcoming and informative without being intrusive. Wine and cheese at 5 pm daily was perfect time to wind down in the lovely sitting room or outside on the patio near the fountain. Thank you for a memorable trip.

East University Avenue Gainesville FL

Hotel highlights

  • Free full breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool

Hippodrome State Theatre is a short stroll from Sweetwater Branch Inn, and other popular attractions like Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park are within a few miles (5 km). This 20-room, 3.5-star bed & breakfast has free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi.


Dining

Free full breakfast is served on weekdays from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM and on weekends from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM. Get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café, or mingle with other guests at the free daily manager's reception.


Rooms

All of Sweetwater Branch Inn's 20 individually decorated rooms provide coffee makers, free newspapers, and free local calls. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and pillowtop beds with premium bedding ensure a restful night. Rooms also include ironing boards.


Property features

Guests of Sweetwater Branch Inn enjoy an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and conference space. A stay here includes free parking. A multilingual staff is on hand to assist with luggage storage, dry cleaning/laundry, and tours or tickets. Additional amenities include a business center, coffee/tea in a common area, and a microwave in a common area.

Room options

Piccadilly Suite (1st Floor Cushman-Colson House) Not Pet Friendly

1 Queen Bed and 1 Double Murphy Bed | Sleeps 4

Tea Rose Room (1st Floor Cushman-Colson House) Not Pet Friendly

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Mae's Cottage (Matheson Cottages) Pet Friendly

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Sarah's Cottage (Matheson Cottages) Pet Friendly

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Sweetwater Branch Inn

Everyone (9) Couples (6) Family (10)
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Partner Couples

The property was cute but we stayed at Sweetwater Branch for it's in room whirlpool. The tub was non functional. When we reported it to the staff they shrugged and said "Oh wow". That was how they addressed it.

By on Jan 16, 2022

Review comment responded on Jan 19, 2022

Hi Kevin, thank you for staying with us. The front desk manager called all guests staying in that room to warn them we were having issues with the whirlpool jets and offer to move them, in advance of their stay. I'm sorry if you were not informed, but she was under the impression she had told you. Unfortunately, we are still waiting on a part to complete the repairs at this time, but will have it fixed soon.

5
Partner Couples

Such a gem of a place! What the owner has done here is simply beautiful and a labor o love and passion.I was happy to meet her. Tremendous value! So much more than a hotel room! Plus breakfast and wine and cheese! And one of the best beds I have ever slept in! Highly recommend staying here!

By on Jul 20, 2021

Review comment responded on Jul 21, 2021

Thank you so much! It means a lot to Cornelia and all of the staff here.

5
Partner Couples

Ambiance

By on Jun 28, 2021

Review comment responded on Jun 29, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review!

4
Family

Salt water pool! Spacious rooms. Easy parking. Our particular room(Cornelia rm) had lots of traffic noise. There was a “white noise maker”, but it was pretty lame. The breakfast was minimal due to the global health crisis, but more than adequate. Staff was very friendly. Price was reduced due to the health crisis, making it quite affordable.

By on May 23, 2021

Review comment responded on Jun 8, 2021

Thank you for the review!

5
Friends Business Business

The property had pretty landscaping which would look spectacular in the Spring. The buildings and rooms had a lot of charm and character. It was very cozy and peaceful.

By , from Tifton, GA on Feb 2, 2021

Review comment responded on Feb 2, 2021

Thank you so much for the compliments !! We work so hard to make each guest experience wonderful. We love it when our guests enjoy the fruits of our labor! Please come back

5
Family

Lovely property. The staff was friendly and gracious. Everything was spotless, this is something that I was really looking for during these Covid times. I can not praise the stay highly enough

By on Jan 6, 2021

Review comment responded on Jan 6, 2021

Thank you so much for your kind words and staying with us at Sweetwater Branch. We truly appreciate you and look forward to your return.

5
Everyone

By on Sep 27, 2020

Review comment responded on Sep 28, 2020

Thank you for staying with us. We hope to seeing you again soon.

5
Everyone

By on Jun 23, 2020

Review comment responded on Jul 10, 2020

Thank you for the kind review!

5
Family with small children Partner Couples Family

It was really cute, I was surprised by such a special cottage. I will recommend this place. (There were some dead bugs on the floor, but other than that, it was pretty clean)

By on May 21, 2020

Review comment responded on Jun 16, 2020

Hi Jen, thank you for the review! We are so sorry you had to deal with dead bugs on the floor of your cottage. We ensure that your room will be critter-free next time you stay with us!

5
Family

Nice accommodations, friendly and helpful staff, and excellent location.

By on Sep 5, 2019

Review comment responded on Sep 12, 2019

We are excited you had great stay, enjoyed our accommodations, and liked our location! Yay!!! Thanks for staying at Sweetwater Branch Inn and we hope to see you again soon! - "Live Sweeter"

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