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Hotel Description

3.5-star Victorian B&B near University of Florida

Near the airport

You'll find Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (The Swamp) and University of Florida within 3 miles (5 km) of this Gainesville B&B. Matheson Museum and Hippodrome State Theatre are also within half a mile (1 km).

Free perks

This bed & breakfast doesn't skimp on freebies - guests receive free WiFi and free self parking. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the conference space and airport shuttle. There's a spa tub on site, and a terrace and a garden are also provided.

Free WiFi, flat-screen TVs

The 20 guestrooms boast modern comforts like flat-screen TVs with cable channels, along with free WiFi. Other amenities include coffee/tea makers, free newspapers, and free local calls.

Cornelia Room (2nd Floor Cushman-Colson House)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
$128* Per night/room Apr 8 - Apr 9

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

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Mae's Cottage (Matheson Cottages)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Rosa's Room (Nora Belle's Cottages)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Sarah's Cottage (Matheson Cottages)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Pleasant Place (Florida Cottage - North)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Sweetwater Branch Inn ratings based on 3 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
5.0 out of 5 5.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Sweetwater Branch Inn

Everyone (2)
5 out of 5
What an amazing place - keep those drums rolling Pedro !

Posted by on Sep 21, 2018

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5 out of 5

An Excellent Mini-Vacation

Pros: There are so many wonderful places to be private - or mix with other guests. I had plans to be a tourist in town, but decided this was where to hang
Cons: A nice breakfast black tea - no flavorings - would be nice.
Location: Grab a bike and go to the area around the Hippodrome. Lots of restaurants.
I had a mini vacation here between conferences at the University of Florida. I had a delightful room, wonderful facilities, gardens, saltwater pool, and the cat Butterscotch was a wonderful friend as I had a lovely evening in a rocker on the porch with a bit of wine and a book. I highly recommend the massage therapist option. She was wonderful and set up and collapse was not intrusive in my room.

Posted by , from Lincoln, NE on Jul 21, 2016

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5 out of 5

This bed & breakfast was established in an historic Florida house and maintains the classic southern charm, hospitality, elegance, and decor.

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet, unique
My husband and I recently attended a wedding and stayed at the Sweetwater Branch Inn. We stayed in the Camelot room, which was the most economical, and were absolutely delighted with our experience. The room was a decent size and had a private bathroom, but more importantly, it had a quality atmosphere. You can wonder throughout the old house, which oozes Southern hospitality and charm, with its victorian vibe. In the morning we awoke to a spectacular breakfast which we ate on the veranda. Such a nice stay! And much better than any hotel in the vicinity! (We stayed at a local hotel during our previous trip to G-ville and had to switch rooms because of the rancid mold smell)

Posted by , from Stuart, FL on Jan 4, 2012

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Property Features

Sweetwater Branch Inn offers its guests a spa tub and complimentary bicycles. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. A free manager's reception is offered daily. An airport shuttle at scheduled times is available for a fee. A library, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at the business-friendly Sweetwater Branch Inn. Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. You'll have access to the outdoor pool and health club at a partner property.

  • 20 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 7 buildings
  • Full breakfast (free)
  • Manager's reception (free)
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Conference space
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Wedding services available
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Computer for guest use
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in lobby
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area
  • Water dispenser

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Miniature golf on site

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free long-term parking , Free self parking , Parking (limited spaces) , Free parking nearby

Transport

  • Airport: Gainesville, FL (GNV-Gainesville Regional) (7.5 km / 4.6 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking and extended parking

Room Amenities

Sweetwater Branch Inn offers 20 air-conditioned accommodations with complimentary newspapers and coffee/tea makers. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Gainesville bed & breakfast provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobes
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Air conditioning
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

The bed & breakfast hosts a free manager's reception daily.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the bed & breakfast include a spa tub and complimentary bicycles.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Free bicycles on site
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Miniature golf on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Cave exploring/spelunking nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 9:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 9 AM - 9 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Airport shuttle service is available at scheduled times from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 9 AM - 9 PM.
Guests arriving after 9:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Airport transportation is offered at scheduled times from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Fees may apply. Please make arrangements in advance by contacting the property.

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.

Pet Policy

  • Pets are welcome for a fee per accommodation, per stay
  • Only dogs and cats are allowed
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Parking is limited to 1 vehicle per accommodation (subject to availability).

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No elevators
  • Debit cards

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • A pet fee will be charged per accommodation, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

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You should know

  • Sweetwater Branch Inn offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation 48 hours prior to arrival with your arrival details.
  • Pool access available from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM.
  • Reservations are needed for massage services. For reservations, contact the bed & breakfast before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Certain facilities might have restricted access. For details, you can contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.
  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply (please see the Fees section for related charges). To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.
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