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Get an overview of this hotel 3.5-star Victorian bed & breakfast near Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (The Swamp)

Popular highlights

Breakfast included
Free self parking
Free WiFi
Outdoor pool
Laundry facilities

When you stay at Sweetwater Branch Inn in Gainesville, you'll be in the historical district, within a 5-minute drive of Shands at the University of Florida and Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (The Swamp).

This bed & breakfast is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from University of Florida and 4.3 mi (7 km) from Florida Museum of Natural History.

Make yourself at home in one of the 20 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring DVD players and flat-screen televisions. Your pillowtop bed comes with premium bedding. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Bathrooms have jetted bathtubs and complimentary toiletries.

Be sure to enjoy recreational amenities including an outdoor pool and a spa tub. This Victorian bed & breakfast also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands.

Satisfy your appetite at the bed & breakfast's coffee shop/café. Mingle with other guests at the complimentary reception, held daily. A complimentary full breakfast is served on weekdays from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM and on weekends from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

Featured amenities include a computer station, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Event facilities at this bed & breakfast consist of conference space and a meeting room. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge at scheduled times, and free self parking is available onsite.

Bed & Breakfast Amenities

Bed & Breakfast Amenities

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, a roundtrip 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.

  • Library 
  • Couples/private dining 
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount) 
  • Children's games 
  • Private picnics 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Water dispenser 
  • Firepit 
  • Front desk (limited hours) 
  • Conference space 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Coffee shop or café 1 
  • Free self parking 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Pool sun loungers 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Computer station 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Free reception 
  • Terrace 
  • Free long-term parking 
  • Proposal/romance packages available 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Free parking nearby 
  • Concierge services 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Shared microwave 
  • Shared refrigerator 
  • Banquet hall 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Reception hall 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Parking (limited spaces) 
  • Spa tub 1 
  • Total number of rooms - 20 
  • Television in common areas 
  • One meeting room 
  • Number of floors - 3 
  • Wedding services 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 7 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Garden 
  • Outdoor furniture 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Miniature golf on site  
  • DVD player  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free long-term parking, Free self parking, Parking (limited spaces), Free parking nearby

Room Amenities

  • Hair dryer 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Towels provided 
  • Linens provided 
  • DVD player 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Phone 
  • Free local calls 
  • Free long-distance calls
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Jetted bathtub
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Desk
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet paper
  • Local maps
  • Guidebooks or recommendations
  • Flat-panel TV
  • Free WiFi
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Individually furnished
  • Individually decorated
  • Pillowtop mattress
  • Champagne service
  • Heating

Where to Eat

A complimentary full breakfast is served on weekdays between 7:30 AM and 9:00 AM and on weekends between 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM. A complimentary manager's reception is offered each day.

Nearby Things to Do

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.

  • Free bicycles on site 
  • Water skiing nearby 
  • Miniature golf on site 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Snorkeling nearby 
  • Cave exploring/spelunking nearby 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Rafting nearby 
  • Ecotours nearby 
  • Boat tours nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Scuba diving nearby 

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • In-room accessibility 
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations) 

Bed & Breakfast Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-in time ends at 9:00 PM

Minimum check-in age is 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 time is 11 AM

Payment types

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

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.

Only service animals are allowed

Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions

No rollaway/extra beds available

No cribs (infant beds) available

No elevators

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.

Bed & Breakfast Name

  • Sweetwater Branch
  • Sweetwater Branch Gainesville
  • Sweetwater Branch Inn
  • Sweetwater Branch Inn Gainesville
  • Sweetwater Inn
  • Sweetwater Branch Hotel Gainesville

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.

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