Ratings based on 16 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.4 out of 5
100% of guests recommend
4.8 Room cleanliness
4.7 Service & staff
4.4 Room comfort
4.5 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
for Personal Event
by Leila from NYC

Sweetwater is AWESOME!

Posted Jun 2, 2014 on Hotels.com
I stayed at Sweetwater for 2 nights but I wish I could have stayed longer. Christina at the front desk is a real sweetheart. The grounds are impeccably kept up! The breakfast was also really delicious and they have a wine & cheese hour at 6pm - yummy! If you are visiting Gainesville I highly recommend staying in Sweetwater! :)
5 out of 5
for Couples
by Opera Tifoso

Great central location

Posted Apr 25, 2014
Pros: It is not the blockhouse soulless building which can describe most of the chain hotels.
Cons: Cannot think of anything.
Location: Central location strategically located for attending arts at UF, Hippodrome, Gator Stadium, aka The Swamp,shopping, dining.
Welcoming Old South mansion. Well appointed combining the modern with the past. Antique furniture, quilts in room, collectible bric-a-brac. Porch, breakfast and common sitting areas are cozy, comfortable. Lush grounds, small pond, restful for the eye. For visitors from the East Coast it is a great location, quick for arrival and getaway. It is near the old center with its multitude of dining spots, to the University of Florida, ten minutes from the Harm Museum and the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.
5 out of 5
for Business Travelers
by paulie from Berlin

Lovely place

Posted Apr 2, 2014 on Hotels.com
Just spent one night here but would highly recommend if you are visiting Gainsville. The hotel consists of a few smaller buildings off the main road, my room was very nicely decorated, breakfast was among the best I've had in a hotel, staff were very helpful. Location is slightly away from the centre of town but very easily accessed. The informal B&B style might not be for everyone but if you are looking for a relaxed and comfortable place to stay you'd do well to find something better for the price anywhere.
4 out of 5
for Couples
by Jill from New Zealand

A lovely old "style" stay.

Posted Jan 15, 2014
Pros: The friendly and helpful staff, its situation and the old style. The interior decor was in keeping with the era of the house.
Cons: We wanted to shower at 7.15am and the water was barely lukewarm. Bedside lighting. Wifi is slow
Location: Good, easy to walk to the Hippodrome theatre, a few boutique shops and restaurants.
These Victorian buildings are situated with in easy walking distance of downtown and good restaurants. Situated in semi tropical gardens there were relaxing places to sit and read. The room was attractive, a good size and nicely furnished. Daily newspapers were available in the lounge.
3 out of 5
for Business Travelers
by Mike from Orlando

Not a good experience overall

Posted Oct 21, 2013 on Hotels.com
Based on our first night, we would rate this a 2, but went up to a 3 based on better results the second night. We were given a 'private' bath that was down some stairs, up some stairs and across the hall. Not at all what we were expecting. We were moved to another room the next night, but the place is a little tight and filled with extension cords to dehumidifiers, lights, fans, etc. Breakfast was wonderful and a pleasant setting.
5 out of 5
by Gator Fan from FL

Gator Game

Posted Oct 8, 2013 on Hotels.com
Good, Nice Staff
5 out of 5
for Business Travelers
by Kevin from West palm beach

Charming and comfortable

Posted Aug 24, 2013 on Hotels.com
We really enjoyed our two nights. Breakfast and then afternoon wine and cheese were super.
5 out of 5
by Al K. from Miami, FL

Outstanding Bed & Breakfast

Posted Aug 19, 2013 on Hotels.com
Sweetwater Branch Inn is an oasis nestled not far from downtown Gainesville. The accommodations were outstanding, the staff very courteous and helpful and the breakfasts were scrumptious.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by Deb from Ohio

Wonderful and very close to UF campus.

Posted Aug 12, 2013
Pros: The king sized bed was so comfortable. The pillows were plentiful, plump down/feather pillows. The kitchen and bathrooms spotless, with ample supplies
Cons: I can't think of a thing. We were all very happy.
Location: Less than five minutes from UF campus and downtown Gainesville. Located in a quiet, pleasant neighborhood. Shade helped with heat.
I would highly recommend this B&B to parents of graduates, or anyone coming for any length of stay. The breakfast was outstanding. We stayed in the Norabell cabin, very roomy, comfortable and high quality. I wish we could have stayed longer. The grounds were beautiful. Staff helped us with campus maps. I needed a computer in a hurry and the proprietor was just a gem!
4 out of 5
for Shopping
by A verified traveler from Melbourne, FL

Beautiful Lodgings and Grounds

Posted Jul 23, 2013 on Hotels.com
Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The building was beautiful and well-maintained. We loved the beautiful garden and fish pond, and old-fashioned outdoor porches. Enjoyed having wine and cheese in the parlor with a lovely young couple from Switzerland. Would have rated everything as a 5 except the bed was uncomfortable, but I guess that isn't unusual in a bed-and-breakfast. We traded off the comfort of a king-size bed in a cookie cutter hotel room for the charm of this lodging and overall were very glad that we did. I would stay here again.