Fodor's Expert Review Laurel Oak Inn Bed & Breakfast

221 S.E. 7th St., Gainesville, Florida, 32601, USA

Guests at this 1885 Queen Anne dwelling say they're so comfortable and at ease that they feel as if they're in a home, not an inn. The inn's southern hospitality begins with breakfast by the fireplace and continues with complimentary beverages, homemade cookies or fresh bread throughout the day, and a social hour in the evenings. The "bedchambers" come with thoughtful touches, such as plush robes, house bath salts, and organic coffee. Rooms feature a fireplace or wood stove and flat-panel TVs; most have thermo-massage tubs. Lush gardens and stately oak trees give the property a secluded feel, though downtown Gainesville is just a short walk away.

PROS

  • lots of thoughtful touches
  • location that's secluded but close to downtown
  • hospitable staff

CONS

  • processing fee for cancellations
  • no pool
  • two-night minimum on weekends

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Intimate
Central
Local Flavor
$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 352-373–4535

HOTEL DETAILS

5 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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