The Camellia Rose Inn

205 SE Seventh Street, Gainesville, Florida 32601
Innkeeper(s): Tom & Pat McCants
  • Introduction

    The Camellia Rose Inn - Gainesville, Florida

    Welcome to the Camellia Rose Inn, located in Gainesville, Florida!

    Everything is coming up roses at North Florida's newest bed and breakfast inn! Just a short stroll from the historic downtown area of Gainesville, Florida. They are less than two miles from the University of Florida main campus and Shands Hospital.

    Enter As Strangers...Leave as Friends!

    Innkeepers Pat and Tom McCants purchased this beautiful 1903 Queen Anne home in 2006. As fate would have it, they had been staying at a local bed and breakfast when they decided owning and running their very own bed and breakfast would be a fantastic way for them to share their love of hospitality and Gainesville with visitors and locals alike!

    The Camellia Rose Inn-Common Area

    Whether you are coming to see the University of Florida Gators play or just enjoy a relaxing weekend exploring beautiful Gainesville, the Camellia Rose Inn has something for everyone! We offer six spacious rooms, all with private baths and amenities. We also feature handicapped accessibility in the Lady Clare room, and for those travelling with pets, our private and detached Spat's Hideaway cottage is perfect for for your furry companion to accompany you. We also welcome children 12 and over to stay. We also offer complimentary WiFi internet available in all guest rooms.

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Pat and Tom McCants for sharing their own secrets with!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Most are coming for a getaway, or business.

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    Our Inn is over one hundred years old, but we have all modern bathrooms, so we have a beautiful historic Inn with modern amenities.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    Gainesville’s mantra is “where nature and culture meet”. You can kayak the Santa Fe River or see Elton John at the UF Performing Arts Center.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    " Your Inn is so clean and so beautifully decorated, your beds are amazing and so are your sheets..."

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

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    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    Four days to spend:
    Day one: Florida History Museum, Harn Art museum and the Butterfly rainforest.
    Day two: Visit the springs: Poe Springs, Ginnie Spring, and Ichitucknee Springs.
    Day three: Kayak or Canoe down the Santa Fe River.
    Day Four: Sit on our beautiful wrap around porches and drink in the serenity of doing nothing (then walk downtown for dinner at one of the 24+ restaurants and take in a play at the Hippodrome State Theater.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    Hippodrome State Theater, 24+ restaurants, 3 coffee shops, cup cake factory, shops and parks

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    We have several favorite restaurants. Most of the downtown restaurants are individually owned restaurants; we only have two or three chains.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    The visitors and convention bureau is the best site for travelers.

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    We have six rooms in the main house, a private cottage and a 1200 sq. ft. fully furnished apartment for longer stays.

    Do you accept pets?

    We accept pets in the cottage and the apartment.

  • Rooms & Amenities

    The Camellia Rose Inn-Porch

    Relax on our wrap-around porch and 2nd floor veranda. Enjoy a delicious full breakfast, complimentary snacks and beverages throughout the day, and an evening happy hour with complimentary beverages and snacks. The Camellia Rose Inn is a non-smoking facility.

    Unlike smaller B&Bs, the rooms of The Camellia Rose Inn are very spacious, with large windows offering grand views of historic Gainesville. Each room is beautifully decorated with modern, conveniences like Free wireless Internet access, yet maintains the feel of an era bygone. Our rooms are clean and cozy, with crisp, freshly-pressed linens on each bed. Rates based on per nightly stay, double occupancy and range from $135 - $275 a night. Make your reservations today! Tom and Pat are anxiously awaiting your arrival!

  • Breakfast & Snacks

    The Camellia Rose Inn-Dining Table

    Breakfast is a time to fuel up for the day ahead, so we make sure you never leave hungry. Enjoy a full, three course breakfast, featuring our savory breakfast entrees like Chicken Sausage Breakfast Casserole, Cream Cheese Scrambled Eggs, we also cater to special dietary restrictions!

    Other breakfast fare includes:

    • Crustless quiches
    • Fresh fruit
    • Cinnamon raisin soufflé 
    • Cheesy garlic grits
    • Blueberry cream cheese crossaints 

    And of course, we have plenty of coffee and tea varieties to start your day right!

    After an adventure filled day of sightseeing and cheering on the Gators, enjoy fresh baked goodies at the inn. We offer a happy hour with complimentary beverages and snacks, or simply enjoy the sunset from the wrap-around porch as you plan your adventures for the next day.

    A full, three-course breakfast is served daily in our dining room from 8:30 - 10 AM. When you stay with us you may enjoy a meal featuring seasonal fresh fruit, savory entrees such as cream cheese scrambled eggs and turkey sausages, stuffed croissants and Canadian bacon, crustless quiche and cheesy garlic grits.  If you prefer an earlier breakfast or have special dietary needs, please inform the innkeeper in advance.

    Fresh-baked goodies are available throughout the day! Early evenings feature a happy hour with wine and snacks, too. Enjoy a glass of wine on our wrap-around porch and watch the sun set on a perfect day in Gainesville at The Camellia Rose Inn.