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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 Most Romantic Inn in the US Fodor's Choice Award, and the Guardian's Top 10 B&B's and Guest Houses 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.
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: $229/$129
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.
Nightly Rate: $199/$129
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 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.
Nightly Rate: $279/$209
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
5 on December 17, 2013
One of the best..
Greetings from the Black Dolphin Inn! Thank you for taking your valued time to share your recent guest experience with us. My staff and I take a great deal of pleasure and personal pride in delivering exceptional guest service and we are so pleased that you felt like your were staying with family and that you had a romantic and restful stay. We are very thankful to have the benefit of your wonderful comments regarding the Black Dolphin Inn and we look forward to your return in the very near future.
5 on September 20, 2013
We stayed there for our sons wedding! It was so beautiful, cleanand the chef out did himself. They made it very personal for us and took the time to help us in any way they could. Could not have asked for anything better!
Greetings from the Black Dolphin Inn! We feel honored to have been selected as the host property for such a momentous occasion. We appreciated your positive comments regarding our attentive levels of guest service, the cleanliness of our facility, and the quality of our breakfast service. I am so glad that you "could not have asked for anything better" and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
5 on September 16, 2013
My husband and I stayed here for a couple of nights on our baby moon/anniversary. The B&B is both modern and personal. Everything is up-to-date, clean, and gorgeous! We highly recommend for anyone!
4.8 on September 09, 2013
I had the pleasure of staying at the Black Dolphin Inn recently. The Inn is noticeably well placed along the Halifax River, with a dock and lounge chairs on the water. The building and property are pristine. Upon arrival the friendly owners greet you and show you your room, which is likely the highlight of your stay. Each room is unique in shape, decor, and amenities. Some rooms include multiple balconies overlooking the river/bay, or gorgeous large tubs placed in the center of your room beneath skylights. What's consistency is the comfort, sophistication, and warmth of each room at Black Dolphin Inn. Dining is also excellent. Our group brought back fish from a charter fishing cruise and the Inn's chef prepared an excellent dinner. The perfect stay for a business group, wedding, or a weekend trip.
5 on July 16, 2013
This should be listed as a fine hotel, not as a B+B. We found it to be first class in every category. Hope to return in 3 weeks or so.
Greetings from the Black Dolphin Inn! Thank you so much for your thoughtful and kind review. The Black Dolphin Inn provides a cozy sanctuary between the intimacy of a B&B - and the indulgent comforts of a boutique inn. We are so pleased to hear that we embody the attributes of a fine hotel and that you found everything to be first class in all phases of our operation. Thank you again for your positive review and we look forward to your return in the very near future.
Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Halifax River, Northern Indian River Lagoon, City, Island, Small town, Tropical
Orlando, FL (MCO) 65 miles
Take Beach Line East (SR 528) for approximately 25 miles to I-95. Go North for approximately 40 miles to New Smyrna Beach exit # 249 (SR 44). Head east toward the beaches of New Smyrna Beach for approximately 4 miles – turn right at Live Oak St (at the traffic light just before the South Causeway Bridge). Heading south, take the 3rd left onto Smith Street and then turn right onto S Riverside Drive. The Black Dolphin Inn is located at 916 S Riverside Dr on the right side of the street.
Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Daytona International Speedway, Disney World, Universal Studios, Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral National Seashore Park, Sea World, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, River, 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
Other, Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel
Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Videos, Wedding Facilities
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, Ceiling fans, In-room internet, Desk, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wet bar, Wi-Fi
Kohler Rain Shower Heads, Private Fishing Pier, Lobby Bar - Serving Beer and Wine, IPod Docking Station, 42"- 47" LG LED Smart TV's, Aveda Spa Collection Amenities
Identical twins, Scott and Brett Smith have reunited after 40 years to share their management philosophy and vision since last working as Co-General Managers of the Lakeview Hotel in Spring Lake, New Jersey in 1969. Their "double" vision for Black Dolphin Inn remains the same: It's always about taking care of our guests.
Full Southern - Weekends, Continental - Weekdays
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Gluten Free , Vegan
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.