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The Laurel Oak Inn

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Quiet and peaceful site in the heart of Gainesville. Beautiful renovation of an old building. Host and hostess very pleasant and make an amazing breakfast. The patio and fire pit were perfect for the weather.

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

From the time we arrived at the Laurel Oak Inn the owners were polite and friendly and accommodating. The entire inn is immaculate. Their daily homemade breakfast was different each day and delicious. There was lots of good hot coffee available and a multitude of juices. I sat on the porch each morning and drank my coffee in a comfy...

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Thank Lauren V
Cleveland, Ohio
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The property, hosts, setting and proximity to town were all ideal. Our stay was just what we had hoped for, and Monta and Peggy treated us like old friends. They were quite generous about advising us what else we might want to do and see while in Gainesville. A terrific B&B.

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Thank Norm F
Rochester, New York
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were here before a couple of years ago and had such a nice time we decided to stop back on our way through Gainesville. It showed that our first experience was not a fluke. Monta and Peggy have this right. Every detail is perfect, the house is beautiful, the work they've done on it is impressive, Breakfast is imaginative...

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Thank Bill T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed ourselves so much last year, we decided to return again this year on our drive to Florida. We had another wonderful experience! Monta & Peggy pay attention to every detail with their guests, from our dietary needs to recommendations for places to dine and attractions to visit. The rooms and the entire grounds are impeccable. They have done...

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Thank Sharon W
Jacksonville, FL
Reviewed 19 December 2016

We loved everything about this place, from easy parking to easy access to our room. The owners are very pleasant and on site. The room was very nice, little gas fireplace, great bed...liked the bath products as well. They had a lovely garden and our breakfast was fresh and delicious. If we are ever in the area again we would...

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Thank mizjudypoody1
Palatka, FL
Reviewed 18 December 2016

We travel extensively and choose B & B properties whenever we can. The Laurel Oak Inn is exceptional in every way. The property, the breakfast, the innkeepers, their attention to detail.....everything. There are several B & B properties in the immediate area. All are quite good.....but the LOI is exceptional!! Joe and Carole

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Thank Pick021
Sunrise, Florida, United States
Reviewed 16 December 2016

The house is elegant and cozy, and our room was a perfect arrangement of comfort and beauty! Manta and Peggy are great hosts. Peggy started off our day with a lavish, delicious meal and even prepared fabulous gluten-free items for us! Manta knows the area well and directed us to fantastic restaurants and sight-seeing adventures!

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Thank Rhonda S
Port Orange, Florida
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Monta and Peggy were the most accommodating host/hostess that Pat and I have experienced.The amenities were excellent but the personal attention given to us by both Monta and Peggy was so much appreciated. We are planning to revisit them early next year when the circumstances are a little less hectic than when we were there the last time. Pat /...

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Thank dutcha1
Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 17 November 2016

We stayed a weekend to visit Gainesville and the surrounding springs. Monta and Peggy were very welcoming and had great recommendations for surrounding food and activities. Located within walking distance to downtown Gainesville restaurants and entertainment. The room we stayed in was beautiful and cozy and breakfast is delicious and homemade. Wonderful stay and hope to visit again sometime soon!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Superior lodging in an uncluttered, meticulously maintained eco-friendly environment.Uncompromised service blended with warmth and attention to detail. Located blocks from the core of Gainesville's vibrant downtown and nestled in a quiet, residential (and historic!) neighborhood one mile from the eastern edge of the University of Florida campus.Rates range from $125 to $199 per evening. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Laurel Oak Inn

Address: 221 SE 7th St, Gainesville, FL 32601-6806
Region: United States > Florida > Gainesville
Price Range: $164 - $261 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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