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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.

Our family stayed at the Sweetwater Branch headed to and from a trip from Atlanta to south Florida. After previously staying at hotels in Gainesville on similar trips, I’m so glad we found the inn! A beautiful place with comfortable rooms, friendly and attentive staff, and delicious breakfast (plus wine and cheese each evening). It’s priced about the same as area hotels and you get so much more for the money. Highly recommend!

I am very picky about where I stay. This place was great in every aspect. From check-in to check-out. Friendly staff Easy assigned parking Cozy room Clean Bathroom was spotless Shower was great Bed was comfy Wine and cheese hour Tasty breakfast Bedroom had a tv with a variety of channels. There was an extra bed in the room in case you have a third person/child. And the best thing is that you are supporting a local business.

East University Avenue Gainesville FL

Hotel highlights

  • Free on-the-go breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool

Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (The Swamp) is within 2 miles (3 km) of Sweetwater Branch Inn while other popular attractions such as University of Florida are within 3 miles (5 km). This 20-room, 3.5-star bed & breakfast has free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi.


Dining

Free on-the-go 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

At Sweetwater Branch Inn, guests have access to an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and free WiFi in public areas. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle at scheduled times for USD 15 per person one-way. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include conference space, a business center, and coffee/tea in a common area.

Room options

Piccadilly Suite (1st Floor Cushman-Colson House)

1 Queen Bed and 1 Double Murphy Bed | Sleeps 4

Tea Rose Room (1st Floor Cushman-Colson House)

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 (3) Family (8)
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"

5
Family Family

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

By on Sep 5, 2019

Review comment responded on Sep 12, 2019

We are so thrilled you had a great stay and enjoyed all the aspects of Sweetwater Branch Inn, the food, the setting, and the service! Thank you for the kind words and thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We can't wait to see you again soon. - "Live Sweeter"

5
Family Partner Couples

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.

By on Jun 19, 2019

Review comment responded on Jun 20, 2019

Wow! Thanks for such a sweet review. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay here at Sweetwater Branch Inn. Also, thanks for appreciating all the little details of this place. Cornelia, the owner, has spent so much time updating these historic homes. We are also excited you loved the food! Yay! Thanks again for taking the time and writing us a review. We hope to see you again soon! - "Live Sweeter"

5
Family

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

By on Mar 24, 2019

Review comment responded on Mar 25, 2019

Thank you so much for your lovely review!

5
Family

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

By on Feb 26, 2019

Review comment responded on Feb 27, 2019

We are so happy you've enjoyed your stay with us! Thank you for taking the time to leave us positive feedback and we look forward to seeing you again!

5
Everyone

By on Feb 21, 2019

5
Partner Couples Family

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

By on Feb 18, 2019

Review comment responded on Feb 20, 2019

We hope you'll spend more time with us as well! Thank you for your review :)

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