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1 room, 2 adults

Sweetwater Branch Inn

3.5-star3.5 stars
625 East University Avenue, Gainesville (and vicinity), FL, 32601, United States of America

Victorian B&B with outdoor pool, near Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (The Swamp)
  • Free on-the-go breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
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Restrictions related to your trip

COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.  Check restrictions for your trip.

  • Pros.- Nice old houses, just like shown in pictures. Cordial front desk. Good breakfast.…Apr 19, 2021
  • This was our second stay at Sweetwater Branch. The owners have done so much to improve…Feb 28, 2021

Sweetwater Branch Inn

from NZ$207
  • Camelot Room (1st Floor Cushman-Colson House)
  • Blue Moon Room (2nd Floor Cushman-Colson House)
  • Cornelia Room (2nd Floor Cushman-Colson House)
  • Tea Rose Room (1st Floor Cushman-Colson House)
  • Tiffany Suite (2nd Floor Cushman-Colson House)
  • Heirloom Suite (2nd Floor Cushman-Colson House)
  • Julia Room (2nd Floor McKenzie House)
  • Giovanna Room (2nd Floor McKenzie House)
  • Aurora Room (2nd Floor McKenzie House)
  • Isadora Suite (3rd Floor McKenzie House)
  • Luisa Room (3rd Floor McKenzie House)
  • Annie's Room (Nora Belle's Cottages) Pet Friendly*
  • Rosa's Room (Nora Belle's Cottages) Pet Friendly *
  • Sarah's Cottage (Matheson Cottages) Pet Friendly
  • Mae's Cottage (Matheson Cottages) Pet Friendly
  • Lilly's Cottage (Matheson Cottages) Pet Friendly
  • Honeymoon Cottage (McKenzie Gardens)
  • Carriage House (2nd Floor above the Office) Pet Friendly
  • Piccadilly Suite (1st Floor Cushman-Colson House)
  • Victoria's Cottage (Matheson Cottages) Pet Friendly
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  • Pleasant Place (Florida Cottage - North) Pet Friendly

What’s around Sweetwater Branch Inn

Landmarks

  • University of Florida - 41 min walk
  • Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (The Swamp) - 36 min walk
  • Shands at the University of Florida - 42 min walk
  • Matheson Museum - 2 min walk
  • Hippodrome State Theatre - 10 min walk
  • Thomas Center - 11 min walk
  • UF Health Family Medicine - Eastside - 15 min walk
  • Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park - 41 min walk

Getting around

  • Gainesville Regional Airport (GNV) - 9 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Size

  • 20 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-7:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets allowed (dogs and cats only)*

  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply*

  • 2 per room

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transport

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM*

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking

  • Free onsite extended parking

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

  • Onsite parking limited (max 1 space per unit)

  • Free offsite parking nearby

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Free on-the-go breakfast daily
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Free reception
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Microwave in a common area
Things to do
  • Free bicycles on site
  • Miniature golf on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
Working away
  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • One meeting room
  • Computer station
Services
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
Facilities
  • Number of buildings/towers - 7
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas
Accessibility
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
More
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

Recreation

On Site

  • Spa tub
  • Free bicycles on site
  • Miniature golf on site

Nearby

  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Sweetwater Branch Inn’s small print

Also known as

  • Sweetwater Branch
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Policies

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

For details on pet restrictions and to request pet-friendly rooms, contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Pool access available from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM.

Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have elevators.

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).

For transfers, guests must contact the property 48 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted. 

Mandatory fees

Deposit: USD 100 per accommodation, per stay

Optional extras

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 35 (subject to availability)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 75 per accommodation, per stay

Service animals exempt from fees

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 15 per person (one-way)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Sweetwater Branch Inn

  • Does Sweetwater Branch Inn offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Sweetwater Branch Inn does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Sweetwater Branch Inn?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Sweetwater Branch Inn?
    Yes, there's free self and extended parking. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Is there a pool at Sweetwater Branch Inn?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool. Guests have pool access from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM.
  • Are pets allowed at Sweetwater Branch Inn?
    Yes, cats and dogs are welcome, with a limit of 2 per room. There's a charge of USD 75 per accommodation, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Sweetwater Branch Inn?
    You can check in from 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of USD 35 (subject to availability). Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Sweetwater Branch Inn?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include V Pizza & Sidecar (8-min walk), Emiliano's Cafe (8-min walk), and The Top (8-min walk).
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Sweetwater Branch Inn?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM at scheduled times. The charge is USD 15 per person one-way.
  • What is there to do at Sweetwater Branch Inn and nearby?
    Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as cycling. Additional recreation nearby includes spelunking and ecotours. Enjoy a relaxing soak in the spa tub and an invigorating swim in the outdoor pool. Sweetwater Branch Inn also has a garden and access to a nearby health club.

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.6 From 210 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Great stay!
us4 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great hotel! It was so beautiful and within walking distance of some great restaurants. Staff was extremely friendly and check-in/check-out was super easy. Highly recommend.
Jeffrey, us1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Property was beautiful. Staff was super helpful and friendly. Only complaint was the breakfast. Due to Covid, they place a bag with a hard boiled egg, yogurt, cake, tangerine and OJ in the Fridge the day before. (Salt first day but none the next day. No pepper) Cake was dry and we all threw it out. I would think a breakfast time and real food dropped off at the door during that window would be a better alternative.
us2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Lovely cottage.
Wonderful stay, in a beautiful place.
Katherine, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
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.
Ingrid, us1 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Sweetwater Branch Inn is a 1885 Historic Registry Home yet with Modern conveniences and very large oversized rooms. I read frequently thus having 6 lamps in the room, a fan and extra bedding plus period antiques mixed with WiFi, TV, a work desk and comfortable overstuffed chair in room made this stay very memorable. I would highly recommend this Inn. During Covid, their cleanliness was incredible and why I choose a Boutique type hotel.
us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Relaxing and Enchanting
This place was adorable! We stayed during the pandemic and everything was very well-kept and appeared clean. We LOVED having our own water cooler in our room. We stayed in Victoria's Cottage - and it was really more like a condo than a room. It was really helpful to have a full kitchen during the pandemic, and we had an adorable living space too. We used this every night to watch tv and the cute antique chairs made for nice reading nooks. Overall, it was very comfortable, and the property was beautiful. The double bathtubs were a bonus - and the jet tub was very clean (I filled it and ran it before getting in to make sure it looked clean). It was really like relaxing in my own personal hot tub - and was great with a white claw in hand!
Brittany, us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
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
us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
LOVED IT! Great getaway.
Absolutely wonderful. I can’t say enough good things about the people, service and B&B. We stayed in one of the cottages so safe distancing was not a problem. Hot breakfast is not available during pandemic but we had a wonderful breakfast bag filled with muffins, yogurt, fresh fruit and juice each a.m. The grounds are beautiful, our cottage adorable, comfortable, clean with everything we needed. Our cottage had a hot tub that we enjoyed. Bikes are available to use and downtown Gainesville is only a couple blocks away with many restaurant choices. We picked up dinner from Harry’s Seafood Grill and it was wonderful. We would definitely stay here again.
Justin, us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Very nice
Wonderful place. We stayed at the Honeymoon cottage, and that was probably the nicest booking I ever made. We liked that we had our breakfast in the fridge, and were able to fix coffee ourselves. Restaurants were in walking distance.
Samuel, us1 night trip

Sweetwater Branch Inn