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Overview of 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

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

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

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  • Aurora Room (2nd Floor McKenzie House)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Camelot Room (1st Floor Cushman-Colson House)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
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  • Victoria's Cottage (Matheson Cottages) Pet Friendly

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed and 1 Twin Bed
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  • Julia Room (2nd Floor McKenzie House)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Pleasant Place (Florida Cottage - North) Pet Friendly

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Queen Bed and 1 Twin Sofa Bed
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  • Giovanna Room (2nd Floor McKenzie House)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Queen Bed and 1 Large Twin Futon
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  • Luisa Room (3rd Floor McKenzie House)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Queen Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed
    More detailsLuisa Room (3rd Floor McKenzie House)
  • Cornelia Room (2nd Floor Cushman-Colson House)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Queen Bed and 1 Twin Bed
    More detailsCornelia Room (2nd Floor Cushman-Colson House)
  • Blue Moon Room (2nd Floor Cushman-Colson House)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsBlue Moon Room (2nd Floor Cushman-Colson House)
  • Isadora Suite (3rd Floor McKenzie House)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
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  • Cross Creek Cottage (Florida Cottage - South) Pet Friendly

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • La Chua Cottage (Florida Cottage - South) Pet Friendly

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Tea Rose Room (1st Floor Cushman-Colson House)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Lilly's Cottage (Matheson Cottages) Pet Friendly

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed
    More detailsLilly's Cottage (Matheson Cottages) Pet Friendly
  • Piccadilly Suite (1st Floor Cushman-Colson House)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Queen Bed and 1 Double Murphy Bed
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  • Rosa's Room (Nora Belle's Cottages) Pet Friendly *

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsRosa's Room (Nora Belle's Cottages) Pet Friendly *
  • Annie's Room (Nora Belle's Cottages) Pet Friendly*

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsAnnie's Room (Nora Belle's Cottages) Pet Friendly*
  • Mae's Cottage (Matheson Cottages) Pet Friendly

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsMae's Cottage (Matheson Cottages) Pet Friendly
  • Sarah's Cottage (Matheson Cottages) Pet Friendly

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
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  • Heirloom Suite (2nd Floor Cushman-Colson House)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Queen Bed and 1 Twin Murphy Bed
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  • Island Grove (Florida Cottage - North) Pet Friendly

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Murphy Bed
    More detailsIsland Grove (Florida Cottage - North) Pet Friendly
  • Carriage House (2nd Floor above the Office) Pet Friendly

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 6
    • 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Sofa Bed, 1 Twin Bed and 1 Twin Trundle Bed
    More detailsCarriage House (2nd Floor above the Office) Pet Friendly
  • Lester's Place (Florida Cottage - North) Pet Friendly

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsLester's Place (Florida Cottage - North) Pet Friendly
  • Tiffany Suite (2nd Floor Cushman-Colson House)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Queen Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed
    More detailsTiffany Suite (2nd Floor Cushman-Colson House)
  • Honeymoon Cottage (McKenzie Gardens)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsHoneymoon Cottage (McKenzie Gardens)

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. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's going on at Gainesville Raceway. Kayaking and scuba diving offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails and cave exploring nearby.
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Popular Location

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
  • Shands at the University of Florida - 7 min drive

Getting around

  • AirportGainesville Regional Airport (GNV) - 9 min drive

Restaurants

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

About this property

Sweetwater Branch Inn

3.5-star Victorian bed & breakfast near Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (The Swamp)
An outdoor pool, a coffee shop/café, and a spa tub are available at this smoke-free bed & breakfast. 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, coffee/tea in a common area, a microwave in a common area, and a refrigerator in a common area 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.

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.

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.

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 sanitization guidelines 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
  • Onsite parking is wheelchair accessible
  • 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

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

Family friendly

  • Children's games
  • Dry cleaning service
  • 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
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Business services

  • 1 meeting room
  • Business center
  • Computer station
  • Conference space

Outdoors

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

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
  • 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
  • Heating
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Linens
  • 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 - 7:00 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

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

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 75 per accommodation, per stay
Dogs and cats only
2 per room
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 100.00 per stay

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

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

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
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).

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

Property is also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Sweetwater Branch Inn and receive a full refund?
Yes, Sweetwater Branch Inn offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Sweetwater Branch Inn cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Sweetwater Branch Inn?
As of Dec 5, 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Sweetwater Branch Inn on Jan 3, 2021 start from $109, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Does Sweetwater Branch Inn have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool. Pool access is from 9:00 AM–9:00 PM.
Is Sweetwater Branch Inn pet-friendly?
Yes, Sweetwater Branch Inn allows cats and dogs (limit 2 per room). There's a fee of USD 75 per accommodation, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.
How much is parking at Sweetwater Branch Inn?
Self parking and extended parking are free at this property; nearby parking is also free.
What time is check-in at Sweetwater Branch Inn?
Check-in is from 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at Sweetwater Branch Inn?
Check-out is at 11 AM. Late check-out is available for USD 35 (subject to availability).
Does Sweetwater Branch Inn provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of USD 15 per person, one-way, applies.
Where is Sweetwater Branch Inn located?
Situated near the airport, this bed & breakfast is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Matheson Museum and within 3 mi (5 km) of University of Florida and Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (The Swamp). Shands at the University of Florida is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) away.
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4.8/5

Cleanliness

4.8/5

Staff & service

4.8/5

Amenities

4.7/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
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This is a charming inn kept in the style of the Victorian era. Because we were arriving late we were called and given excellent instructions on how to check in after hours. This was a wonderful departure from the ordinary.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2020

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
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One of my favorite places I have ever stayed at. Grounds were beautiful, everything was well kept. Easy & free parking.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2020

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
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Beautiful room and very comfortable bed. There’s no breakfast due to Covid-19, snacks are provided in a bag. Rooms are not sound proof at all, if people are going up the stairs, talking or laughing you would hear it as they were in your room.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2020

4/5 Good

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The rooms were very clean they accommodate with a breakfast bag and a to go happy hour which was thoughtful during this time. Luckily it was quiet because you do here other guests walking up the stairs. The staff do their job and give you a paper with directions and a key
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2020

5/5 Excellent

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Lovely place to stay! Late check in was a breeze, rooms are spotless and the grounds are beautiful. I will stay here again!
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2020