Sweetwater Branch Inn

Sleep like royalty in Gainesville.

Gracing the streets of Downtown Gainesville, Sweetwater Branch Inn is a majestic tribute to historic charm and elegance. This boutique inn is part of a Victorian complex that is situated on 2 acres, filled with lush Florida gardens. A stay here offers the unique opportunity to take a journey into the past without sacrificing the comforts of today.

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A tasteful alternative to your standard hotel experience.

What it's like

Sweetwater Branch Inn, which includes the illustrious McKenzie House and Cushman-Colson House, showcases the intricate details and charming character of the late 19th century. The inn's commitment to historic preservation, coupled with modern amenities, creates a unique cultural landmark, making it a 'must-stay' during your time in Gainesville.

Independent spirit

For those seeking the exceptional.

Small touches

Within Sweetwater Branch Inn, each room, suite, and cottage tells its own story. Individually themed decor sets the rooms apart, while a commitment to luxurious comfort brings them together again. No matter which accommodation you choose, you'll be able to relax thanks to the comfortable mattresses, plush linens, and high-end bath products. Step outside to explore the expansive grounds, complete with a pristine saltwater pool, putting green, and beautifully landscaped gardens. If you'd prefer a more secluded stay, book a fully-equipped cottage and enjoy your time away from it all.

Eat and drink

Culinary delights await at Sweetwater Branch Inn. You'll start the day with a chef-made breakfast featuring frittatas, French toast casserole, and fresh pastries. For a truly memorable experience, the Inn offers private chef dinners, which are perfect for romantic evenings. Picnic baskets for two are also available, so you can explore Gainesville's natural beauty without missing out on the delicious offerings at Sweetwater Branch Inn.

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Rooms & Rates

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Located in Gainesville, Florida, approximately two miles from the University of Florida.

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Guest Services

  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Complimentary onsite parking
  • Complimentary electric vehicle charging stations
  • Business center
  • Dog-friendly accommodations available (fees apply, please contact hotel directly to book)

Eat & Drink

  • Complimentary breakfast served daily
  • Snacks and refreshments available for purchase at Front Desk

Fitness & Recreation

  • Outdoor pool and hot tub
  • Complimentary bicycle rentals
  • Courtyard and gardens

In-room amenities

  • Bath products
  • Hairdryer
  • Seating area
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Coffee maker
  • Sound machine
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Air conditioning

Cancellation policy

A non-refundable deposit equal to the first night's room and tax is charged at the time of booking. Weekday reservations must be canceled at least 3 days prior to arrival to avoid a penalty charge of the total booking amount. Weekend reservations must be canceled at least 7 days prior to arrival to avoid a penalty charge of the total booking amount.
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