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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
Photo copier / fax In business center
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
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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Room features
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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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Lisa wrote a review Oct 2020
Miramar Beach, Florida115 contributions93 helpful votes
From start to finish, our three nights in room 204 were wonderful. Patricia greeted us warmly, was available to help out with anything we needed, as was Brett the owner. The room and public areas extremely clean. Breakfasts great. Will certainly return!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Brett Smith, General Manager at Black Dolphin Inn
Responded Oct 16, 2020
Greetings from the Black Dolphin Inn! Thank you so much for your wonderful TripAdvisor review. We were delighted to hear that you experienced an absolutely perfect stay and we are most grateful for your kind words regarding our great breakfast, clean facilities, and hospitable staff. Thank you for singling out Ms. Patricia for her warm an accommodating spirit of personal service. Again, thank you for your wonderful review and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Black Dolphin on future occasions.
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Audrey K wrote a review Jul 2020
Jacksonville, Florida56 contributions18 helpful votes
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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 Jul 18, 2020
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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Michelle wrote a review Oct 2020
Port Orange, Florida6 contributions
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Even though we were only 20 minutes from home it felt a million miles away and was a perfect getaway to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary! Everything about the Black Dolphin was exceptional! The room was gorgeous and super clean with an awesome view! Waking up to the sunrise over the river and having our delicious breakfast on the dock watching the dolphins was perfect. Bonus that it’s within walking distance to a ton of great restaurants for dinner. Do yourself a favor and book a room! Thank you, Brett! 💘🐬
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Brett Smith, General Manager at Black Dolphin Inn
Responded Oct 12, 2020
Greetings from the Black Dolphin Inn! Thank you so much for your wonderful TripAdvisor review. We very much appreciated having the opportunity to serve as the host property for the celebration of your 10th wedding anniversary. We were delighted to hear that you enjoyed a perfect getaway and we are most grateful for your generous comments regarding our gorgeous rooms, super clean facilities, and delicious breakfast. It was also nice of you to mention that you were able to interact with our nautical surroundings and enjoy our native dolphins in their natural habitat from our private dock. Again, thank you for your wonderful review and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Black Dolphin in the very near future.
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LovetoTravel34711 wrote a review Oct 2020
Clermont, Florida31 contributions14 helpful votes
We booked at the last minute and weren't sure what to expect of our room since we'd stayed before in the "fancy" room with the large balcony overlookng the intercoastal. We really enjoyed our large, spacious room with access in the back. Our breakfast was so tasty - two perfect breakfast options each morning. The "healthy" breakfast was so good I never felt like I was giving up anything! It's a nice time of year for the area...restaurants weren't as crowded and we could eat outside. And I could ride one of the bikes they have. Wonderful days exploring the beach and area and totally relaxation upon our return each day.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Responded Oct 10, 2020
Greetings from the Black Dolphin Inn! Thank you for your lovely TripAdvisor review and for entrusting us to serve as the host property for the last minute celebration of your anniversary. We are so pleased that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay and we appreciated your generous comments regarding our spacious rooms, tasty breakfast, and our common area facilities and amenities. It was truly a pleasure to have you as our guests and we hope that you will return to the Black Dolphin Inn the next time your travel plans bring you back to New Smyrna Beach.
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t_lingo59 wrote a review Sep 2020
Logan, Ohio50 contributions10 helpful votes
One of the nicest Inn I have stayed at. They have a great view of the inlet river. Had my coffee on my balcony and watch the dolphins play. The breakfast was amazing. All the staff was great and they make sure you are well cared for.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Brett Smith, General Manager at Black Dolphin Inn
Responded Sep 26, 2020
Greetings from the Black Dolphin Inn! Thank you so much for your wonderful TripAdvisor review. We appreciated having the benefit of your laudatory comments regarding our great staff, amazing breakfast, and fabulous water-front views of the Indian River Lagoon. We are so pleased that you thoroughly enjoyed yourselves and we are deeply grateful for your kind words in which you mentioned that the Black Dolphin is one of the nicest inns that you have ever visited. It was indeed a pleasure to have you as our guests and we hope that you will return soon and often to the Black Dolphin Inn.
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$201 - $336 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesFloridaNew Smyrna Beach
NUMBER OF ROOMS
14
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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 Hub on Canal (0.6 miles), and The Posh Pineapple (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.