Many buyers when shopping for homes in Gainesville and the surrounding areas will need to visit Gainesville first. I have put together a list of a few of the Bed & Breakfasts and Hotels in Gainesville. In the past I have been able to help with rates and would be happy to meet you at the airport as well. I know your time is important and often, short. Please let me know if I can be of any help. Here is the short list of lodging in Gainesville.

Alachua County Bed & Breakfasts

Camellia Rose Inn- 205 SE 7th Street Gainesville Florida 32601. (352) 395-7673. Everything is coming up roses in Gainesville at North Florida's premier bed and breakfast inn! The Camellia Rose Inn is just a short stroll from the historic downtown area of Gainesville, Florida. We are less than two miles from the University of Florida main campus and Shands Hospital. We are the perfect place to stay for a Gator game, or for a relaxing weekend in North Florida, away from the touristy spots yet within driving distance of some great attractions.

Grady House Bed & Breakfast- 420 NW First Avenue High Springs Florida 32643. (386) 454-2206. Our goal is to provide the setting for an idyllic retreat, complete with a perfect night’s sleep and a memorable meal. We offer the warm hospitality and special touches to our guests that are too often forgotten in today’s fast-paced world. Paul is a natural host, always engaging and friendly, with an eye toward making you feel at home. Together, we welcome each new guest with the hope that he or she will leave a new friend.

Herlong Mansion Inn & Historic Gardens- 402 NE Cholokka Boulevard Micanopy Florida 32667 (352) 466-3322. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Herlong Mansion Historic Inn and Gardens has a long and interesting history that dates back to the early 1800s.  Undergoing many renovations and changes, today the mansion is a reminder of time gone by. World famous Southern Hospitality is the signature of the Herlong Mansion where guests feel welcome to make themselves at home. You'll enjoy personal attention without intrusion, service without feeling rushed.

The Laurel Oak Inn- 221 SE 7th Street Gainesville Florida 32601. (352) 373-4535.The Laurel Oak Inn is Gainesville's truly intimate bed and breakfast inn.  We're located in the Southeast Historic District, just a short walk from downtown.  This 1885 Queen Anne Victorian has been returned to its former dignity.  From the crunch of the cobblestones as you enter our drive, to the luxurious pressed linens that welcome your slumber, the carefully prepared full breakfast, to free broadband internet access, your comfort and enjoyment are our passion.

The Magnolia Plantation- Joe & Cindy Montalto, proprietors. 309 SE 7th Street Gainesville Florida 32601. (352) 375-6653. Gainesville's Magnolia Plantation Bed & Breakfast Inn and Cottages offer a variety of accommodations - romantic weekend getaways, weekday business trips, family vacations, travel with pets, children and extended stays. We invite you to take a tour of our inn and cottages.

Sweetwater Branch Inn Bed & Breakfast- 625 East University Avenue Gainesville Florida 32601. (352) 373-6760. The Sweetwater Branch Inn Bed & Breakfast, in historic downtown Gainesville, is part of a Victorian complex which offers all the amenities you'd expect in a world-class bed & breakfast and much more. Featured on PBS's series "Country Inns USA," The Sweetwater Branch Inn is graciously decorated and historically preserved offering its visitors a unique lodging experience. Surrounded by the magnificent McKenzie Gardens, the McKenzie House, dating to 1895, is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.

Full Service Hotels

Best Western Gateway Grand- 4200 NW 97th Boulevard Gainesville Florida 32606. (352) 331-3336. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, the Best Western Gateway Grand offers all the luxuries and amenities to make any guest feel at home. Centrally located in Gainesville, this full-service hotel provides guests with convenient access to a variety of local attractions including the Florida Museum of Natural History, Downtown Gainesville Historic District and Paynes Prairie.

Hilton University of Florida Conference Center- 1714 SW 34th Street Gainesville Florida 32607. (352) 371-3600.

Holiday Inn Gainesville University Center Hotel- 1250 West University Avenue Gainesville Florida 32601. 877-863-4780. No matter if you are in Gainesville for business or pleasure, you are "Home" each and every time you are a guest of ours.  We look forward to going the extra mile to insure you leave feeling like a "friend" during your stay.  Our recently renovated 6-story interior corridor hotel features 167 modern, comfortable guest rooms and a rooftop swimming pool. We are adjacent to the University of Florida, at the corner of NW 13th Street and University Avenue.

Paramount Plaza Hotel & Suites- 2900 Southwest 13th Street Gainesville, FL 32608. (352)377-4000. The Paramount Plaza Hotel and Conference Center stands out amongst the best accommodations in Gainesville, Florida. Bordered by the picturesque Bivens Arm Lake Nature Preserve, the hotel is Gainesville's only lakefront hotel, offering a taste of Florida the way it used to be. Completely renovated in 2007, the Paramount Plaza Hotel & Conference Center offers full service Gainesville hotel lodging at surprisingly affordable rates.