Sweetwater Branch Inn

625 East University AvenueGainesville32601USA
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About Sweetwater Branch Inn

Nestled amongst its own picturesque private gardens, Sweetwater Branch Inn offers elegant and comfortable accommodation in two Victorian buildings and detached self-catering cottages.

The traditionally furnished rooms, some of which feature open fireplaces and Jacuzzi tubs, boast antique furniture alongside modern amenities such as cable televisions, coffee makers, telephones and free Wi-Fi access. The self-catering cottages add kitchens and dining areas whilst suites have separate living areas.

Guests staying at Sweetwater Branch Inn can enjoy a refreshing swim in the outdoor salt-water pool or have a specialist treatment at the spa. There is an on-site gift shop as well as a banquet hall and a meeting room.

Contemporary American dishes with a distinct local flavour are served at the on-site Sweet Tea Restaurant as well as an extensive range of drinks.

University of Florida, Hippodrome State Theatre and Matheson Museum are all within two miles of the inn.


625 East University Avenue, Gainesville, FL, 32601, USA
Telephone: +1(352)3736760 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Computer with internet
  • Conference rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Fan
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Massage


  • Wheelchair accessible

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Picturesque yet convenient location.

The inn is surrounded by lush tropical gardens complete with a salt-water pool and a koi pond which provide a tranquil and peaceful backdrop. Guests described the setting as a tranquil oasis yet found it very handy being within walking distance of many local amenities as well as local tourist attractions.

Lots of pleasant places to relax and socialise.

The immaculately presented gardens with colourful plants and foliage proved very popular with the guests who thoroughly enjoyed sitting outside with a few drinks. Many of the cottages have private porches where guests could enjoy their morning coffee whilst taking in the scenic views. Guests also complimented the well-appointed lounge where they were able to enjoy complimentary wine and cheese every evening.

Breakfasts tick all the boxes.

Guests were very complimentary with regards to the breakfasts served onsite stating that the hot dishes were cooked to perfection and made from quality ingredients. Many appreciated savouring a new dish every morning whilst the buffet was also said to be extensive featuring a vast array of cold items.

Negative Reviews

Noise issues.

The inn is a popular venue for wedding receptions and guests whose rooms were located close to the banquet suite said that they were disturbed by music and noise at times when parties were being held on-site. Others mentioned hearing noise from the adjoining rooms due to poor sound insulation.

Internet connection problems.

Guests who wanted to connect to the Internet from their rooms said that they experienced difficulties as the Wi-Fi signal was said to be rather weak and intermittent.

Bathrooms on the small side.

Some of the bathrooms have been described as being quite tight particularly those with claw-foot tubs as guests objected to not having anywhere to place their toiletries.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 698 reviews across the web
9.3 /10
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    9.5 /10
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    8.4 /10
9.3 out of 10 based on 698 reviews