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Telluride, Colorado
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First time there and it will not be the last...we love every aspect of it...the location next to the Inland Waterway with its own dock...we spent hours watching the dolphins feed and the manatees float by...The rooms are large and extremely well appointed...the breakfasts are magnificent in size and taste...The owners are on property and they will do anything to...

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Connecticut
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I decided to head to New Smyrna for 2 days on the beach. We spent one night at the Black Dolphin, and would highly recommend this to any traveller. The BDI is a small, boutique B&B, with all the amenities you would ever need. The staff is top notch and very very friendly. The rooms are spotless,...

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Tallahassee, Florida
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband Tom and I spent Easter weekend at this lovely B&B. The whole Smith family is involved in making this Inn such a delightful place to stay. We were welcomed by owner Brett and son Taylor. Our room was beautifully decorated and very comfortable. We saw dolphins in the river within minutes of arriving! Late afternoon we had adult...

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Brett S, Owner at Black Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

Greetings from the Black Dolphin Inn. Thank you for such a delightfully descriptive account of your Easter weekend stay at our award-winning boutique inn. I was so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your visit and particularly appreciated your recognition of our staff who are genuinely dedicated to providing an exceptional delivery of personalized service to our guests. Of...

Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I don't write many reviews, but I was so impressed with The Black Dolphin Inn, I wanted to give them the kudos they deserve. I live in Orlando and found this place online when I searched for pet friendly hotels. My parents came to town from PA for a visit in March and I suggested a night or two at...

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Brett S, Owner at Black Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

Greetings from the Black Dolphin Inn! Thank you for sharing with us, in considerable perspective - your recent travel experience at our award-winning boutique inn. Blurring the lines between a bed and breakfast and a boutique inn - the Black Dolphin is authentically unique in location, design, and cuisine. For someone who does not write many reviews, you did an...

Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights for my birthday in a premium bayfront room on the first floor. It was a very nice family owned inn. The room was nice and balcony was very nice. The breakfast was amazing and the owners are very friendly. The only thing I wished I had known is our room was...

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Brett S, Owner at Black Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

Greetings from the Black Dolphin Inn! Thank you for posting a review of your recent stay on TripAdvisor. As a family owned business, we constantly monitor and evaluate feedback from our guests - whether its applauding our operation or providing us with insightful information so that we can do a better job in serving the needs of our guests. We...

Charlottetown
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed 3 nights here while visiting friends in area, great location on the inter coastal. Family operated and owned. This is a very unique property with beauriful rooms and nice setting. The Smiths , Brett ,Sheila, Kenzie and Taylor are there and if you need anything all you have to do is ask. Breakfest is a highlight with fresh...

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Brett S, Owner at Black Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

Greetings from the Black Dolphin Inn! Thank you for sharing your recent travel experience on TripAdvisor. It's always great to hear from our guests - especially from someone like yourself who is in the hospitality business and who shares the same passion as we do in providing a high level of personalized service to our guests. We were so pleased...

Lighthouse Point, Florida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked a two night stay here on a friend's recommendation for an anniversary getaway from South Florida. Although we normally try to keep our weekend getaways to a 2 hour drive or less, the thought of exploring somewhere new to us had us on-board with the 3 hour drive. The extra hour was entirely worth it! From the moment we...

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Brett S, Owner at Black Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

Greetings from the Black Dolphin Inn! Thank you for selecting our award-winning boutique inn to celebrate the occasion of your wedding anniversary. The Black Dolphin Inn is striving to become a destination to discover- rather than a place to stay and we are so pleased to read that we are your "new favorite" Florida getaway. Thank you so much for...

Punta Cana
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a most wonderful stay at the Black Dolphin Inn. Breakfasts were exceptional and great conversations with the owners and daughter each morning. If looking for a wonderful B&B this is the place in New Smyrna Beach. I came from the north and it was snowing the day we left. Hung my coat in the closet and forgot it...never thought...

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Brett S, Owner at Black Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

Greetings from the Black Dolphin Inn! Thank you for your recent visit and for taking the time to post such a wonderful review on TripAdvisor. We take great pride in creating a genuine service culture in which personal engagement is such a critical element in making our guests feel welcomed, relaxed, and at home. We appreciated having the benefit of...

Charlottetown, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have just returned from ten days at the Black Dolphin Inn. What a treat this was. When making our decision about accommodation, we relied on reports on TA and other information found. It was everything that we expected and more. This is a property that has been made outstanding by the care that was taken in restoration, additions and...

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Brett S, Owner at Black Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

Greetings from the Black Dolphin Inn! Thank you for providing us with such a great narrative of your recent 10 day getaway at our award-winning boutique inn. We are so pleased that your stay was everything that you expected and more - and in consonance with many of the previous reviews that you found on different travel sites including TripAdvisor....

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this little inn on the river is a gem with air con, views onto the river, great staff......a wonderful place to stay without a care in the world; the hostess greeted us in the driveway.....when did that happen to u?

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Greetings from the Black Dolphin inn! Thank you for taking your valued time to write a review on TripAdvisor. Your positive comments regarding our welcoming ambiance, our water-front location, and our hospitality oriented staff is most appreciated. It's the unexpected special touches that make the Black Dolphin so unique and we hope that you will return soon and often to...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 after an extensive renovation,the Black Dolphin is the recipient of the 2014 Traveler's Choice Award as one of the Top 10 Inns in the US, 2014 & 2015 AAA Four Diamond Award, 2013 & 2014 BedandBreakfast's Top 10 Beach B&B's worldwide, iLoveInns's Top 10 Romantic Inns in the US, Fodor's Choice Award, and the Guardian's Top 10 B&B 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 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 decor. 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 bar, open 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 the shops and restaurants 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 and nearby Canaveral National Seashore Park. Or just sit on the dock, sip a glass of wine, and watch the dolphins swim by. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Black Dolphin Inn

Address: 916 S Riverside Dr, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168-7449
Region: United States > Florida > New Smyrna Beach
Price Range: ₹ 12,824 - ₹ 20,428 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Black Dolphin Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 14
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“Honeymoon suite is fabulous for privacy and a lovely patio to the water. Highly recommend.”
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