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Sweetwater Branch Inn

Star Rating
3.5 out of 5

Information

Reviews

4.7 / 5Exceptional
262 reviews

Amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking

Map

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Matheson Museum
    2 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Hippodrome State Theatre
    10 min walk
  • Restaurant
    Patticakes on the Plaza
    6 min walk
  • Restaurant
    McDonald's
    7 min walk
  • Airport
    Gainesville, FL (GNV-Gainesville Regional)
    9 min drive

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1-800-238-0767
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About this area

Gainesville

Located in Gainesville, Sweetwater Branch Inn is in the entertainment district and near the airport. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Kanapaha Botanical Gardens and Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park, while Florida Museum of Natural History and Matheson Museum are cultural highlights. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (The Swamp) or Gainesville Raceway. Our guests love the bed & breakfast's location for the nightlife.

4.9/5 guest location rating

Guests like it for

  • Easy parking (124 reviews)
  • Quiet (118 reviews)
  • Safe (110 reviews)

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Matheson Museum - 2 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Hippodrome State Theatre - 10 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Thomas Center - 11 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Shands at the University of Florida - 4 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (The Swamp) - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • Gainesville, FL (GNV-Gainesville Regional) - 9 min drive

Restaurants

  • Patticakes on the Plaza — 6 min walk
  • McDonald's — 7 min walk
  • Steamers — 7 min walk
  • Arcade Bar — 7 min walk
  • The Dime — 7 min walk

About this property

Sweetwater Branch Inn

3.5-star Victorian bed & breakfast near Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (The Swamp)
Along with an outdoor pool, this smoke-free bed & breakfast has a coffee shop/café and a spa tub. Free full 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.
Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include phones; local and long-distance calls are complimentary (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.
In addition to an outdoor pool, Sweetwater Branch Inn provides a spa tub and complimentary bicycles. The bed & breakfast offers a coffee shop/café. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast each morning as well as a complimentary manager's reception. A computer station is located on site and wireless Internet access is complimentary.
This Victorian bed & breakfast also offers a library, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance. Guests can use the outdoor pool and health club at a partner property. For a surcharge, an airport shuttle at scheduled times is offered to guests. Limited complimentary onsite parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Sweetwater Branch Inn is a smoke-free property.
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.

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 3 PM - 9:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 9 AM - 9 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.
Airport shuttle service is available at scheduled times from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM
Late check-out subject to availability

Children and extra beds

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

Pets

  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 75 per accommodation, per stay
  • Dogs and cats only
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply
  • Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Property payment types

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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
  • 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 are 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.
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 bed & breakfast prior to arrival, using the contact information 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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  • Sweetwater Branch Gainesville
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  • Sweetwater Branch Hotel Gainesville
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Property amenities

Internet

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

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking
  • Free extended parking
  • Free nearby parking
  • Limited parking spaces
  • Roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge) from 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Airport shuttle at scheduled times

Food and drink

  • Free full 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

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
  • Spanish

Business services

  • 1 meeting room
  • 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 note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

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

  • Free local calls
  • Free long-distance calls
  • Free newspapers
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Local maps
  • Phone

Nearby things to do

Activities

4.7

Exceptional

5 - Excellent
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4 - Good
36
3 - Okay
10
2 - Mediocre
4
1 - Poor
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4.8
Cleanliness
4.8
Service and Staff
4.8
Amenities
4.7
Property condition

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

This facility was close to the Hippodrome and fine restaurants. You can have a cookie, walk the manicured grounds, have wine and cheese from 5-6, and enjoy breakfast from 7-9. The staff thinks of everything.

Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service

Unfortunately the shower did not drain properly and water backed up. The cable tv in room was very poor reception.

Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

This is a beautiful well maintained property. The staff was very friendly and checkin was easy. The room was very unique and clean. We stayed in Lester’s Place and it had a king size bed with cozy sitting area. Perfect size for a couple. The bathroom was brand new and beautifully done. Loved having a private bath and entrance. Breakfast was delicious and if you had dietary restrictions they were very accommodating. We will definitely stay again.

Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019

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