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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 features an outdoor pool and a spa tub. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center, free WiFi in public areas, and airport shuttle. Guests will appreciate freebies like on-the-go breakfast and free self parking.

Free WiFi, comfy beds

The 20 individually decorated guestrooms offer free WiFi and comfy beds. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and other amenities include premium bedding and coffee/tea makers.

Cornelia Room (2nd Floor Cushman-Colson House)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
$144* Per night/room Aug 8 - Aug 9

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

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Mae's Cottage (Matheson Cottages) Pet Friendly

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Rosa's Room (Nora Belle's Cottages) Pet Friendly *

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Sarah's Cottage (Matheson Cottages) Pet Friendly

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Pleasant Place (Florida Cottage - North) Pet Friendly

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 an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and complimentary bicycles. There's a coffee shop/café on site. Free breakfast is served daily, and guests can also enjoy a free nightly manager's reception. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. A business center and a meeting room are available. A library, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at the business-friendly Sweetwater Branch Inn. You'll have access to the outdoor pool and health club at a partner property. An airport shuttle at scheduled times is available for a fee. Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. This Victorian Gainesville bed & breakfast is smoke free.

  • 20 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 7 buildings
  • To-go breakfast (free)
  • Manager's reception (free)
  • Coffee shop
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in lobby
  • No smoking on site
  • 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 Regional Airport (GNV) (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. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the 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.

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

Food & Drink

Guests are served free on-the-go breakfast on weekdays from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM and on weekends from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM. The bed & breakfast hosts a free manager's reception daily.

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site.

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 contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time ends at 7:00 PM
  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM.
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 75 per accommodation, per stay
  • Only dogs and cats are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room (weight limit: 80 lbs)
  • Pets cannot be left unattended
  • 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 may be 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

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards; cash is not accepted

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed

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 may be 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.

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

  • Restricted number of spaces per unit
  • Number of spaces per unit - 1
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Pets cannot be left unattended
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Staffed front desk
  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Reservation is not required for facilities onsite
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Debit cards

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 100 per accommodation, per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

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

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 15 per person (one-way)
  • Pet fee: USD 75 per accommodation, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Late check-out fee: USD 35 (subject to availability)

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

Hotel Names

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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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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.