Sweetwater Branch Inn

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Outdoor pool, open 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, open 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Terrace/Patio
Terrace/Patio

Overview of Sweetwater Branch Inn

Sweetwater Branch Inn

3.5 out of 5

4.7/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
625 East University Avenue, Gainesville, FL, 32601

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationMatheson Museum2 min walk
  • Popular LocationHippodrome State Theatre10 min walk
  • Popular LocationThomas Center11 min walk
  • AirportGainesville, FL (GNV-Gainesville Regional)9 min drive

About this area

Gainesville

Located in Gainesville, Sweetwater Branch Inn is in the entertainment district and near the airport. Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (The Swamp) and Thomas Center are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park and Price's Scrub State Park. University of Florida Bat Houses and Florida Museum of Natural History are also worth visiting. Kayaking and scuba diving offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with ecotours and cave exploring nearby.

What's nearby

  • Matheson Museum - 2 min walk
  • Hippodrome State Theatre - 10 min walk
  • Thomas Center - 11 min walk
  • UF Health Family Medicine - Eastside - 15 min walk
  • UF Health Neuromedicine Hospital - 4 min drive

Restaurants

  • Emiliano's Cafe — 8 min walk
  • The Top — 8 min walk
  • The Hyppo — 9 min walk
  • Dragonfly Sushi Company — 9 min walk
  • Mojo Hogtown Bar-B-Que — 9 min walk

Getting around

  • Gainesville Regional Airport (GNV) - 9 min drive

About this property

Sweetwater Branch Inn

3.5-star Victorian bed & breakfast near Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (The Swamp)
This smoke-free bed & breakfast features an outdoor pool, a coffee shop/café, and coffee/tea in a common area. Free on-the-go breakfast is provided, as well as free WiFi in public areas, free self parking, and a free manager's reception. Additionally, a microwave in a common area, a refrigerator in a common area, and a business center are onsite. All 20 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and pillowtop beds. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and other amenities include premium bedding and coffee makers.
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.

Recreational amenities at the bed & breakfast include an outdoor pool and complimentary bicycles.

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

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free extended parking on site
  • Limited onsite parking (max 1 space per unit)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Free offsite parking
  • Roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge) from 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Airport shuttle at scheduled times

Food and drink

  • Free on-the-go breakfast available 7:30 AM–9:00 AM on weekdays and 8:00 AM–10:00 AM on weekends
  • 1 coffee shop/café
  • Free daily reception
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • Access to nearby health club
  • Access to nearby outdoor pool
  • Free bicycle rentals
  • Mini golf
  • Outdoor pool
  • Private picnics

Family friendly

  • Access to nearby outdoor pool
  • Children's games
  • Laundry facilities
  • Mini golf
  • Outdoor pool

Conveniences

  • Banquet hall
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Library
  • No elevators
  • Reception hall
  • Water dispenser

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Business center
  • Computer station
  • Conference space
  • Meeting room

Outdoors

  • Firepit
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace

Spa

  • Massages

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

More

  • Couples dining
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Romance packages available
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared refrigerator
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Heating
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 0-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • Coffee/tea maker

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Free local calls
  • Free newspapers
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Local maps
  • Phone

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
Late check-out fee: USD 35
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open Monday - Saturday (9:00 AM - 9:00 PM) and Sunday - Sunday (9:00 AM - 7:00 PM)
If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests will receive an email 72 hours before arrival with check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 75 per accommodation, per stay
Dogs and cats welcome
2 per room (up to 80 lbs)
Pets cannot be left unattended
Service animals are exempt from fees
Specific rooms only, restrictions apply; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

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

Property payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 100 per accommodation, per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at 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)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host; the provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession, within the meaning of article 155 of the French Tax Code
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

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details 48 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Pool access available from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Reservations are required for massage services; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
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
Some facilities may have restricted access; guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation
The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section); guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

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Overall score and ratings

4.7

Exceptional

Rating 5 - Excellent. 345 out of 422 reviews
5 - Excellent 82%
Rating 4 - Good. 55 out of 422 reviews
4 - Good 13%
Rating 3 - Okay. 15 out of 422 reviews
3 - Okay 4%
Rating 2 - Poor. 6 out of 422 reviews
2 - Poor 1%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 422 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

4.8/5

Cleanliness

4.8/5

Staff & service

4.7/5

Amenities

4.7/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The cottage was very cutely decorated. Although, small it was perfect for 2! Original hardwood floors, a fireplace (electric), full kitchen and Florida room really gave you a feeling of stepping back in time! The bed was extremely comfortable, albeit a tall for my height (5’2”). The complimentary breakfast offered a good variety including baked frittatas. The weather did not permit the use of the pool or jacuzzi as they are located outside. Overall, I would definitely stay here again and recommend it to other business or pleasure travelers looking for something close to downtown or that just provides a more “homey” feel.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2021

4/5 Good

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I love this, very quaint and relaxing. Staff is super friendly and efficient.
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
Property walking distance to downtown , would only walk during the day though. Inside all homes clean, food good, staff great and wine and cheese at 5:00!
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
It is a beautiful property with lovely gardens. The property is very well maintained. They take care to provide a lot of small amenities that make your stay more enjoyable. The breakfast was delicious as well! We will definitely stay again.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
In love with this place
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2021