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916 S Riverside Dr, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168-7449
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#1 of 16 hotels in New Smyrna Beach
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A quaint Old Florida beach town is the setting for this elegant Spanish-Isle boutique inn overlooking the Indian River on Florida's East-central Atlantic Coast. Opened in 2013, the Black Dolphin is a 2013-2020 AAA Four Diamond property, ranked #2 in the US Alternative Accommodations category by Trivago 2017 & 2018, the recipient of the 2014 TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice Award as one of the Top 10 Inns in the US. The 14-room inn gets its name from the plentiful dolphin who gracefully patrol the waters off its dock. Furnishings include original artwork and antiques tastefully integrated with modern sensibilities. Guests share the spacious Great Room which includes a bar, open-air kitchen, sitting area and breakfast room. A complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast is served daily with a full Southern-style breakfast on weekends. Within walking distance of the shops and restaurants in New Smyrna Beach's historic downtown and a short distance from the seaside community's sprawling beaches.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Kids stay free
Highchairs available
Fax / photocopying
Electric vehicle charging station
Secured parking
Wifi
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Bowling offsite
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Board games / puzzles
Photo copier / fax In business center
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
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Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Refrigerator
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Private balcony
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Bridal suite
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Jennifer C wrote a review Jul 2020
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This Get-Away had it all! Beautiful location, stunning property and architecture, world-class service, breathtaking room and amenities. I was traveling with my mother so our room had two king size beds, large TV, wet bar with complimentary wine, and a Jacuzzi tub. A 5 star restaurant within walking distance was recommended and was another delightful experience with my mother. The Black Dolphin Inn is indeed a unique gem tucked away in New Smyrna Beach. Prepare to be amazed!
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Response from Brett Smith, Owner at Black Dolphin Inn
Responded 1 week ago
Greetings from the Black Dolphin Inn! Thank you for your wonderful narrative in which you described many of the special features and amenities of our property that contributed to your exceptional travel experience at our award-winning boutique inn. We are delighted to learn that you had an amazing stay and we can't thank you enough for taking the time to share your comments with the TripAdvisor community. We are truly humbled and inspired by your insightful remarks and we will continue to work hard to earn your future business . Again, thank you for your wonderful review and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Black Dolphin Inn the next time your travel plans bring you back to New Smyrna Beach.
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Gregory F wrote a review Mar 2020
Jacksonville, Florida30 contributions10 helpful votes
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My wife and I spent two nights at this wonderful B&B. We had a room overlooking the Bay with a great view from our balcony. Morning coffee on the balcony and some wine in the afternoon. It was perfect. Taylor and our host Brett, couldn't have been nicer. At breakfast we had an opportunity to enjoy talking with other guests while Josh and Andrea served us a wonderful breakfast. The room was updated with flat screen TV, tub, walk-in shower and a very comfortable king size bed. We highly recommend this inn if you are in the New Smyrna Beach area.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from Brett Smith, Owner at Black Dolphin Inn
Responded Mar 10, 2020
Greetings from the Black Dolphin Inn! Thank you so much for posting such a wonderful TripAdvisor review. We are so pleased that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay and we can't thank you enough for singling out so many of our staff members who provided you with an excellence of service during you 2 night stay at our award-winning bed and breakfast inn. In addition to this, thank you for your positive comments regarding our great water-front units, wonderful breakfast, and in-room amenities that served to enhance your visit with us. Lastly, thank you so much for your enthusiastic endorsement of the Black Dolphin Inn - we look forward to serving you gain in the near future.
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cupcake1016 wrote a review Jul 2020
McDonough, Georgia14 contributions
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We booked a last minute trip to Black Dolphin Inn after searching the New Smyrna area extensively. While we had wanted stay on the beach during our stay, I am so glad we did not. My husband and I fell in love with this place and are already planning to return next summer. The area is quiet and we loved the quaintness of this B&B. The owners went above and beyond to make sure we were cared for. Patricia was also amazing! They made us feel like we were at home. We stayed in the Bay Front Suite, and enjoyed our balcony looking over the Intracoastal. The breakfasts were delicious! Because of all that’s going on right now, they delivered our breakfast each morning at a pre determined time. The beach is a short drive away (5 minutes). Great local restaurants around as well. If you are debating about staying here, you won’t be disappointed!
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Brett Smith, Owner at Black Dolphin Inn
Responded 2 weeks ago
Greetings from the Black Dolphin Inn! Thank you so much for your wonderful review and for sharing the love at the Black Dolphin Inn We can't thank you enough for your fabulous comments regarding our welcoming ambiance, our great breakfast, and our idyllic location along the shores of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. We are especially proud of our staff for their unerring commitment to providing an excellence in guest service and it was so kind of you to single out Patricia and our entire team of hospitality professionals for their efforts on your behalf . It was certainly a pleasure to have you as recent guests at the Black Dolphin inn and we can't wait for your return in the summer of 2021. Again, thank you for your wonderful TripAdvisor review.
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Audrey K wrote a review Jul 2020
Jacksonville, Florida56 contributions18 helpful votes
This Inn does not disappoint! We have always shied away from the bed & breakfast style, thinking it would not have privacy that we prefer. The Black Dolphin Inn is award winning for a reason! We arrived and were welcomed by Miss Patricia, who walked us around the property to show us the property and took our breakfast order. This visit was during the Pandemic, so there were a couple of adjustments which worked out just fine. The staff did a great job with social distancing!!! Our breakfast was delivered to the room instead of eating downstairs and fresh towels were delivered to our doorstep each day. Breakfast was so delicious! The second morning I opted for fruit & yogurt and they even made that look pretty! The room was on the second floor and had a beautiful view of the river. The decor was as functional and comfortable as it was designer worthy! They have a full size keurig coffee maker in the room and a refrigerator to keep a few drinks cold. They are a little limited in selection of beverages so I’d probably pack a couple of cokes and snacks for late night. We also really enjoyed the dock area and walking to Canal Street. We are already planning to return next month for our 25th anniversary!
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Brett Smith, Owner at Black Dolphin Inn
Responded 3 weeks ago
Greetings from the Black Dolphin Inn! Thank you so much for your wonderful TripAdvisor review. We are so pleased that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay and we appreciated your kind remarks regarding your designer worthy accommodations with a great water view, the level of personalized attention provided to you by Ms Patricia, and the delicious room service delivered breakfast that you were able to enjoy in the privacy of your guest room. As you mentioned, we are adapting to a new normal during this uncertain time and it was so nice of you to identify some of the small nuanced operational changes that we have adapted in response to providing for the care and well-being of our guests.Again, thank you for your amazing review and we can't wait for you to return to celebrate your upcoming 25th anniversary.
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Meg H wrote a review Jun 2020
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I don’t normally right reviews, but my husband and I had such a wonderful stay I want to make sure that we recognize the amazing owners Sheila and Brett you made our stay so comfortable and I cannot wait to stay again. I loved hearing about your new grand baby and hope next time we get to sample some of your daughter delicious cooking. You truly made it feel like we were staying at a friends home. The Inn was exactly what I hoped for and more. Our room was beautiful and cozy. We spent the evening sitting on the dock watching the boats go by and the dolphins play. We also sat out there with our morning coffee. The perfect place to relax and recharge I cannot wait to come back.
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Brett Smith, Owner at Black Dolphin Inn
Responded Jun 20, 2020
Greetings from the Black Dolphin Inn! Thank you so much for taking your valued time to post such an amazing TripAdvisor review on our behalf. We sincerely appreciated your generous comments regarding our welcoming ambiance, beautiful rooms, and great location in which to watch our native dolphins patrol our local waterways. Thank you for mentioning our beautiful grand baby - and we can't wait to have MacKenzie return to do her magic in our open-air exhibition kitchen. We are so pleased that you were able to revel in the tranquility and solitude that is synonymous with the Black Dolphin Inn and we look forward to serving as the host property the next time your travel plans bring you back to New Smyrna Beach. Again, thank you for your amazing review.
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$201 - $336 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesFloridaNew Smyrna Beach
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Black Dolphin Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Black Dolphin Inn?
Nearby attractions include New Smyrna Museum of History (0.6 miles), The Posh Pineapple (0.6 miles), and The Hub on Canal (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Black Dolphin Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Black Dolphin Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Black Dolphin Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Black Dolphin Inn?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Black Dolphin Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Panheads Pizzeria, McKenna's Place, and Riverpark Terrace.
Is Black Dolphin Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.7 miles away from the center of New Smyrna Beach.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Black Dolphin Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Black Dolphin Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Turtle Mound National Historic Site (3.3 miles) and Sugar Mill Ruins (1.8 miles).
Does Black Dolphin Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.
Is Black Dolphin Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.