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Black Dolphin Inn

916 South Riverside Drive , New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169 USA (Show map)
5.0
10 Reviews
$129 - $229
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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.

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Rooms & Rates

Deluxe Bay View King

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $229/$129

Courtyard View

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 King

Nightly Rate: $199/$129

Bay View Suite

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $279/$209

Premium Bay Front

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $239/$169

Superior Coastal

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $179/$109

Luxury Bay Front

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Honeymoon Suite

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Bay Front Suite

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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Reviews

Overall
5.0

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  • Guest room5
  • Services5
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness5
  • Dining5

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Wonderful romantic weekend

5 on March 24, 2014

We were celebrating a late birthday for my wife, I selected the Luxury Bay front room. After booking, I received a nice response from the owners. A little more research on their well designed website and I found they offer room enhancement to celebrate special events. I immediately email and inquired about the Romantic Evening package. The owner added this to the package. Upon arriving at the Inn (a little earlier than expected) we were immediately impressed withe the look and feel. We were greeted by Brett who was awesome. We had initially thought we would leave our bags in the car while we went to the shop area near the beach. We were pleasantly surprised to find our room was all set up. Brett showed us to our room and we were both truly impressed. To top it off the romantic evening package was all set up including rose petals on the bed in a heart shape and place near the tub. We reluctantly left to get a late lunch and explore down near the beach. Upon our return from dinner we explored the Inn and our room. Let me just say, this place is beautiful. The room was well decorated. The deck offers a wonderful view of the river. The large tub "floating" in the center of the room was a treat. The bed was perfect. The following morning brought out another 5 star element - the breakfast. We sat at the bar area to watch them cook, but options included indoor family style seating and outdoor tables. The food was awesome. Following breakfast we fished the private dock. A drive into town for lunch and a short nap later, we received a wonderful dinner recommendation from Brett. We awoke Sunday and were greeted by another wonderful breakfast. We were saddened to leave, having thoroughly enjoyed a wonder romantic stay. I cannot say enough about the wonderful owners and staff. We would definitely stay again and will be recommending to friends and family. Oscar and Wendy

Innkeeper Response
Greetings from the Black Dolphin Inn. We were so pleased to learn that you decided to celebrate a "late" birthday at our award-winning boutique inn. I thoroughly enjoyed reading your very detailed and descriptive account of your guest experience with us and cannot thank you enough for all your generous and glowing comments regarding the many different facets of our operation. Our passion for the hospitality business is part of our DNA and when we receive such outstanding reviews such as yours - it provides such a wonderful perspective as to how fortunate that we are to be in a business where we can build memories that will be long lasting for our guests. It was indeed a pleasure to have you as our guests and we look forward to making your next visit even better.


An elegant historical Inn.Tastfully decorated in an eclectic style that puts you at easy from the start. We felt as if we were staying with family. A romantic and restfull stay. We highly recommend this B&B and plan to return.

5 on December 17, 2013

One of the best..

Innkeeper Response
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.


A memorable experience!

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!

Innkeeper Response
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.


Highly recommend!

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!

Innkeeper Response
Greetings from the Black Dolphin Inn! Thank you for taking your valued time to share your recent experience with us at our award-winning boutique inn. We were delighted to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed yourselves and we are most appreciative of your kind remarks regarding our gorgeous and modern facilities - not to mention our personalized levels of service. We hope that you will return often to the Black Dolphin Inn.


Pristine - Excellent

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.


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Location

Location Type

Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Halifax River, Northern Indian River Lagoon, City, Island, Small town, Tropical

Airport

Orlando, FL (MCO) 65 miles

Directions to property:

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.

Area Attractions

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

Inn Details

Establishment type

Boutique Hotel, Other, Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Videos, Wedding Facilities , 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

Room amenities

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

On-site activities

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

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Limited (3) Pet Friendly Units on Ground Level - (2) Dogs Max

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: During Certain Seasonal Weekends and Special Event Holdiays
  • Deposit Amount Required: A one night deposit equivalent to the first nights room and tax is required at the time of booking to confirm reservation.
  • Cancellations: Guests are responsible for all room nights reserved - regardless of the guests' confirmed arrival and departure date. Cancellations must be initiated at least 5 days before 3:00 pm of the day of arrival for a full refund - less a $25 processing and handling fee. Guests who do not cancel within this time frame, will forfeit their entire deposit - unless the room can be re-rented for all nights reserved.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Brett Smith, Sheila Smith, and Taylor Smith

Languages spoken

English

About the innkeepers

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.

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Meals

Breakfast

Full Southern - Weekends, Continental - Weekdays

  • Time Served: 8:00am - 10:00am
  • Serving Location: Courtyard / Front Porch, Private Fishing Pier, Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Gluten Free , Vegan


Signature Dish

Shrimp-n-Grits
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.


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Special Package

Summer Specials

Take advantage of our value-driven Endless Summer Mid-Week Getaway.Arrive on a Sunday or Monday and stay 4 consecutive nights to receive the 4th night free. This package features an array of complimentary amenities and services including our signature continental breakfast each morning, daily housekeeping service, free on-site parking ,Wi-Fi through-out the premises, Lobby Refreshment Bar - with snacks, in-room digital safe, complimentary local and long distance phone calls (Continental US) and private fishing pier with free dockage.

In State Special Rate

Southern charm and hospitality awaits the Florida Resident where you can enjoy 15% off our published rack rates, in addition to a complimentary bottle of wine - 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.

Mini Escapes

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).

Ongoing Discount

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.

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916 South Riverside Drive , New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169 USA (Show map)

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