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A quaint Old Florida beach town is the setting for this elegant Spanish-Isle boutique inn overlooking the Indian River in New Smyrna Beach on Florida's east-central Atlantic Coast. Opened in 2013, the Black Dolphin Inn is the recipient of the TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice Award as one of the Top 10 Inns in the US, AAA Four Diamond Award, BedandBreakfast Top 10 Beach B&B's worldwide, ILoveInns Top 10 Romantic Inn's in the US, Fodor's Choice Award, and the Guardian's Top 10 B&B's and Guest House's in Florida.The 14-room inn gets its name from the plentiful dolphin who gracefully patrol the waters off its dock. Accommodations include beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites with balconies and outdoor terraces, elegant Euro-style bedding, and spa-inspired bathrooms with jetted tubs. Furnishings vary in each room with original artwork and antiques tastefully integrated with modern sensibilities and décor. Eight of the suites and guest rooms are equipped with wet bars.Guests share the modern and expansive Great Room on the first floor level which includes a Lobby Lounge Bar, open air exhibition kitchen, sitting area and breakfast room. A complimentary continental breakfast is served daily with a full Southern-style breakfast on weekends. You are within walking distance of restaurants and shops in New Smyrna Beach’s historic downtown and a short distance from the seaside community's sprawling beaches, surf shops, and Flagler Avenue's beach-side galleries and eateries. Overnight dockage is available for guests with boats, and fishing opportunities are abundant in the backwaters and bays of the Indian River Lagoon and nearby Canaveral National Seashore Park. Or just sit on the dock, sip a glass of wine, and watch the dolphins swim by.
5 on October 25, 2015
Stayed here for 2 nights in late November 2014 so apologies for the belated review. Put simply the was possibly the most enjoyable and rewarding accommodation experience we have encountered in all our years of travel. Beautiful house and rooms, wonderful location and hosts. Enough said, discover it for yourself. Can't wait to go back next year. Ps - Breakfasts to die for.
Greetings from the Black Dolphin Inn! Thank you so much for your wonderful on-line "belated" travel review. We are always happy to hear from our guests and we very much appreciated your most humbling comments regarding the Black Dolphin Inn being the most enjoyable and rewarding accommodation experience in all of your years of travel.. This is indeed high praise and we are most grateful for your kind remarks on our behalf. We look forward to welcoming you back to our award-winning boutique inn the next time you plan to visit the East Central coast of Florida.
5 on October 18, 2015
First class and unique. I have stayed two years in a row. Oak Tree across balcony. Bikes, kayaks, and paddle boards. Clean, Clean, and Clean. Staff is the friendliest youll ever meet. Would recommend to anyone.
Greetings from the Black Dolphin Inn! It always great to hear from our guests - especially when they visit us for a second time. We are delighted that you found our facilities to be first class and that you enjoyed your stay in our Bay View Suite with the enormous oak tree that runs through the balcony. We are also appreciative of your generous comments regarding the cleanliness of our inn and the friendliness of our staff. It was a pleasure to have you as our guests and we hope that you will return for a third visit to the Black Dolphin Inn.
5 on October 06, 2015
September 21 through 25, 2015 We were greeted warmly upon arrival and escorted to our room after an explanation of the site. We chose the Premium Bay Front King room and it was exceptional. We watched life on the Indian River lagoon from our private balcony. The shared deck is a great vantage point as well. All furnishings were chosen with great care. The entire inn, inside and out, is beautiful and meticulously kept. The service provided by everyone at the inn was prompt and personable. Breakfast daily was made to order, delicious, and served gladly with a smile and conversation. Thank you Brett, Sheila, Mackenzie and Taylor. You made our stay at your inn quite memorable.
Greetings from the Black Dolphin Inn! Thank you for your delightfully descriptive account of your recent visit to our award-winning boutique inn. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in our Premium Bay Front unit and we appreciated your glowing compliments regarding our great water-front views, exquisite furnishings, and our meticulous care of the property. It was also nice of you to mention our friendly and personable service - along with the delicious cooked-to-order breakfast that was served with a smile. It was certainly a pleasure to have you as our guests and we hope that we can build even greater memories on your next visit to the Black Dolphin Inn.
5 on September 14, 2015
My family, both two and four legged, recently stayed at the Black Dolphin Inn in New Smyrna Beach, and I can't begin to tell you what a terrific experience we had. Reservations were expertly handled on short notice by Deanna, who was kind enough to meet us out front upon our arrival, answering our questions and offering helpful touring suggestions and a free local map, as well. Taylor, the manager, couldn't have been more accommodating, answering yet more questions we had, as well as ensuring we were comfortable and had everything we needed. Brett, the co-owner, his wife Sheila and daughter Kenzie gave us the most unique and healthy breakfasts I personally have ever tasted, and they also looked into obtaining desired information for us and educating us on navigating unfamiliar areas. And last, but far from least, we also wish to express our sincere gratitude to Janson, who was good enough to take time out from his usual occupation in maintenance to give us a guided tour of the other gorgeous rooms and themes at the inn, plus going above and beyond in helping to see that our "pups," 12 and 17, respectively, were able to rest in comfortable beds and have yummy dog treats, too, Just hoOoOoOw nice was that? Pricing was as expected for an upscale B&B, especially on the waterfront with dolphins frolicking in the tide for our entertainment day and night, and parking was more than adequate for our midweek stay. My command of the English language simply fails me when rating the care and special attention we received from the entire family and staff at Black Dolphin Inn, and I encourage you to make a reservation right away for your OWN stay of a lifetime. You won't regret it for a single moment and will be thrilled with this beautiful property, lovely city and exquisite B&B. We WILL be back, and all of us thank each of you for allowing us such delightful memories while staying at your wonderful inn: romantic, historic and unique!! Kind regards, The Rutgers Family
Greetings from the Black Dolphin Inn! Thank you for taking the time to share this wonderful BedandBreakfast.com review from your recent stay with us. We firmly believe that our amazing staff members are our most important asset and your genuine praise of them only serves to solidify this belief. We are so grateful that you singled-out virtually every member of our staff who contributed to your outstanding stay at our award-winning boutique inn. We are most appreciative of your kind remarks regarding our exquisite inn, water front views, comfortable beds, unique breakfasts, and the great value that we offer at a price point that is comfortable to the wallet. It was truly a pleasure to have you as our guest and we are humbled by your great review which makes the hospitality industry so rewarding to those of us who take great pride in creating indelible memories for our guests. Brett P. Smith, CHA
5 on September 06, 2015
Enjoyed my stay at the beautiful Black Dolphin Inn. We stayed in the honeymoon suite and it was absolutely gorgeous. Beautiful views of the intracoastal. The staff, facilities and amenities are first class-worthy of a five star rating. The breakfast was amazing and I enjoyed the family atmosphere. Can't wait to return!!
Greetings from the Black Dolphin Inn! Thank you for your on-line review and for taking the time to share your travel experience with us. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit and that the Black Dolphin Inn was worthy of a 5 star rating. We appreciated your generous comments regarding our facilities and services and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Black Dolphin in the very near future. Brett P. Smith, CHA Owner/General Manager
5 on August 06, 2015
My husband and I were looking for a dog friendly place in New Smyrna Beach, one of our favorite laid back spots in Florida. We were resigned to something dreary when we stumbled across the BLACK DOLPHIN INN. In a word it is FANTASTIC! The architecture, the decor, the food, the service, the location, the ambiance.....we could really go on and on. My favorite spot was the Pier, just steps from the front porch, breathtakingly beautiful and peaceful. If your idea of a B&B is creaking floors, musty curtains and granny serving up a few cornflakes, then you owe it to yourself to experience this first rate INN. We will be back for sure. Les and Kimberly Standiford, Miami, Florida
Greetings from the Black Dolphin Inn! Thank you for your fantastic on-line review. We are so pleased that you chose to stay at our "pet-friendly" boutique inn and that you thoroughly enjoyed your visit. We are most appreciative of your glowing compliments regarding our architecture, interior design, ambiance, food, and guest service. Needless to say, we are very grateful for your enthusiastic endorsement of the Black Dolphin Inn and we hope that you will return soon and often. Brett P. Smith, CHA Owner/General Manager
5 on April 28, 2015
Great place to stay. The rooms are so nice, comfortable and stylistic. And the breakfast was so tasty.
Greetings from the Black Dolphin Inn! Thank you for taking your valued time to share your recent travel experience at our award-winning boutique inn.We were delighted to hear that your enjoyed your stay and we appreciated your generous comments regarding our comfortable and stylistic units - not to mention the tasty breakfast that you were served each morning. It was our pleasure to be of service to you and we hope to see you again at the Black Dolphin in the very near future. Brett P. Smith, CHA Owner/General Manager
5 on December 18, 2014
We were just passing thru New Smyrna during a family and friends tour in Florida and were so lucky to have found the Black Dolphin Inn. Rooms are gorgeous, the place is beautiful and Brett and Sheila are the perfect hosts. We highly recommend staying here and will definitely plan on a longer stay next time we are in the area. Anne and Rob R. Port Jervis, NY
Thank you for posting such a wonderful review. It was indeed a pleasure to have you as our guests and we appreciated your generous comments regarding our gorgeous rooms, beautiful property, and our own unique brand of hospitality. We thank you for your enthusiastic endorsement of our award-winning boutique and we look forward to having you return for a longer stay at the Black Dolphin Inn.
5 on November 25, 2014
A beautiful surprise! Perfect getaway for any occasion. Elegant , comfortable and cozy all in one! Excellent service, food and local appeal. The entire staff was amazing! Thanks for making a great memory of our 1 year wedding anniversary! We'll be back!
Greetings from the Black Dolphin Inn! Thank you for your wonderful 5 star review and for choosing our award-winning boutique inn as the host property for your 1 year wedding anniversary. We were delighted to read that our staff was amazing and that you found our property to be elegant, comfortable, and cozy. It is great to know that you left with many fond memories of your recent visit with us and we can't wait for you to return again in the near future. Brett P. Smith, CHA Owner/General Manager
4.6 on November 24, 2014
Fantastic stay..location is perfect! We will definitely return!
Greetings from the Black Dolphin Inn! Thank you for taking your valued time to share your recent travel experience at our award-winning boutique inn. I was delighted to hear that you had a fantastic stay and that the location was perfect. It was our pleasure to serve you and we are so pleased to know that a return visit is in your future plans.
Offer first rate amenities and a generous floor plan measuring 350 sq ft with angled bay views of the Indian River and feature wet bars with granite counter tops and private outdoor furnished balconies - where you can curl up with a glass of wine and savor bay breezes. Each of our guest accommodations feature all of the services and amenities expected by savvy travelers. These include in-room digital safes, 42 - 47 inch LG LED Smart TV''s, DVD/CD players, I-Pod docking stations, and remote controlled ceiling fans and individual temperature control systems.
Nightly Rate: $189 - $239
These spacious and beautifully appointed first floor level units feature two king beds and an open air patio -with views overlooking a lush subtropical interior courtyard surrounded by a stuccoed clad wall for your privacy and comfort. One of these Courtyard View rooms is handicap accessible with a walk-in shower. rate is for single or double occupancy. Additional guest is $25.00 per night (12 years of age or younger stay free- maximum of 2) which includes a complimentary breakfast.
Nightly Rate: $169 - $219
This one bedroom suite features a spacious bedroom with a King size bed and adjoining living room with a queen size sleep sofa. Soak up the sun on your private balcony while enjoying a panoramic view of the Indian River and the neighboring island beach community. Enjoy the twinkling lights of the Intracoastal Waterway; with sailboats silhouetted against the skyline. The separate living and sleeping room areas allow you to entertain family and friends or conduct small business meetings within the privacy of your suite. Rate is for single/double occupancy. Additional guest is $25.00 per night
Nightly Rate: $249 - $299
These corner units, with a King size bed and private balcony feature multiple windows that fill the room with natural light and feature inspiring unobstructed "direct" views of the Indian River where you can feel breezes blowing and watch dolphins dancing on the water.
Nightly Rate: $209 - $259
Attractively decorated and furnished with a queen bed, this unit type evokes a calm and comfortable ambiance offering our best value - with limited views featuring an enticing peak of the Indian River.
Nightly Rate: $149 - $199
One of our most popular rooms, the Luxury Bay Front features a King bed with a free-floating; soaking tub centered under a sky-lit cupola, an exquisite glass mosaic shower, and expansive second floor deck overlooking the Indian River.
Nightly Rate: $229 - $279
With almost 500 sq. ft. of interior space, this spectacular penthouse level suite offers a spacious bedroom with a king size bed and in-room "free-floating jetted spa tub, 47 inch flatscreen HDTV and multiple windows. Double pocket doors which can be opened to create one large space, lead to the adjacent living room featuring a sofa sitting area, entertainment size wet bar, second flatscreen HDTV and a furnished balcony with dazzling views of the Indian River and Intracoastal waterway.
Nightly Rate: $229 - $299
With dramatic views at every turn, this second floor one bedroom suite features a King bed with an adjoining living room, multiple sets of windows offering generous light, private balcony with awe-inspiring direct views of the Indian River and South Causeway Bridge and offers an incomparable and restful respite from the stresses of everyday life.
Nightly Rate: $229 - $279
Northern Indian River Lagoon, Halifax River, Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, City, Island, Oceanfront, Small town, Tropical, Waterview
Orlando, FL (MCO) 65 miles
The Black Dolphin Inn, which is located within the Canal Street Historic District - is easily accessible by car, as Interstate 95 passes less than 4 miles west of the Black Dolphin Inn and US Highway 1 passes through the heart of the city.
Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Ocean, Daytona International Speedway, Disney World, Universal Studios, Kennedy Space Center, Sea World, Cape Canaveral National Seashore Park, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, River, Sports venue, Tours, University
Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel
Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Parking, Videos, Wedding Facilities, Wheelchair access , Private Fishing Pier, Lobby Bar - Serving Beer and Wine, Kohler Rain Shower Heads, Aveda Spa Collection Amenities, 42"- 47" LG LED Smart TV's, IPod Docking Station
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wet bar, Wi-Fi, Wired internet
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Surfing - Best in Florida, Surfing - Best in Florida, Surfing - Best in Florida, Surfing - Best in Florida, Surfing - Best in Florida, Surfing - Best in Florida, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts, Water sports
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Vegan, Gluten Free
Shrimp-n-Grits, which has created a lot of "buzz" in the local culinary scene - Is served as one of four breakfast entree choices each Sunday.
Southern charm and hospitality awaits the Florida Resident where you can enjoy 15% off our published rack rates - when staying a minimum of 2 nights Sunday through Thursday. Must present a Florida Driver's license at check - in. Other complimentary amenities and services include our signature continental breakfast, property wide Wi-FI, free on-site parking, Lobby Beverage Refreshment Bar - with snacks, free local and long distance phone calls (Continental US), in -room digital safe, and free boat dockage on our private fishing pier.
Our Suite Escape Special features a discount of $40.00 off of our published rates for each night of your stay in our One Bedroom Bay View Suite unit type. Must stay a minimum of 2 consecutive nights - Sunday through Thursday. This package features an array of complimentary amenities and services including our signature continental breakfast, Wi-Fi property wide, free on-site parking, in room digital safe - suitable for a lap-top, Lobby Refreshment Bar - with snacks, Premium cable (51) HDTV channels and 4 HBO channels, and complimentary local and long distance phone calls (Continental US).
The Black Dolphin Inn is pleased to offer a 10% off of our published rack rates for any AAA member - based on a minimum 2 night stay Sunday through Thursday. Must present AAA card at check-in. This package includes spacious room accommodations, Spa-inspired bathrooms with glass mosaic tile, signature continental breakfast each morning of your stay, daily housekeeping service and an array of other complimentary amenities including Wi-Fi through-out the property, Lobby Refreshment Beverage Bar - with snacks, free on-site parking, in-room digital safes and telephones, and a private fishing pier along with complimentary dockage for our guests.
Come stay at our award-winning waterfront boutique inn - where we can help you squeeze the most out of your business stay. Single occupancy required - must stay 2 consecutive nights Sunday through Thursday to enjoy a "run-of-house" rate of $169.00 per room per night. Enjoy the following complimentary amenities including our Signature Continental Breakfast, Lobby Beverage Refreshment Bar - with snacks, self-service business center, on-site parking, Wi-Fi through-out the property, free local and long distance phone calls, and in-room digital safes and telephones.
Sometimes it pays to wait until the last minute - and we have the "killer" weekday deal (Sunday through Thursday) for those guests that love to do things spur of the moment. Book a room on the same day of arrival and receive a 20% discount off of our published rack rates. Offer includes our complimentary Signature Continental Breakfast, Lobby Beverage Refreshment Bar - with free snacks, free on-site parking, Wi-Fi- through-out the property and an array of other "valued-added" services for your pleasure and enjoyment.