Black Dolphin Inn      
916 S Riverside Drive, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168, USA    
(855) 410-4868, (386) 410-4868
 
 

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  3. Premium Bay Front units offer panoramic unobstructed “direct” views of the India...
  4. Spacious and beautifully appointed first floor level Courtyard units feature two...
  5. Bay View Suites feature a spacious bedroom with a King size bed, and adjoining s...
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Description

Circa 1948. Barefoot elegance can be found at this waterfront inn with Spanish-Isle architecture in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Born into the hospitality business, the twin brother innkeepers are eager to welcome guests to their boutique property where guests can sit on one of the balconies to watch boats sail down the Indian River and Intracoastal Waterway. The 14 guest rooms are sophisticated and uncluttered and private bathroom luxuries include glass mosaic tiles, spa tubs and Aveda toiletries. Add flowers, chocolates, or room service breakfast to any room choice for a romantic getaway or consider the expansive Honeymoon Suite for a special occasion and be sure to chill some celebratory champagne in the wine cooler. The inn's kitchen opens into the lobby allowing guests to interact like family. Home-baked muffins, scones, mixed grain cereal, and yogurt provide a filling continental breakfast every morning with the addition of two hot entrιe options on the weekends. Be sure to take a few moments to sip coffee on the front porch or tropical courtyard. A private dock is available for guests to fish or for those that arrive via boat.

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$149 to $319

Payment Types Accepted Include Master Card, Travelers Checks, American Express, Personal Checks, Visa and Discover.

    • Afternoon Tea
    • Breakfast
    • Snacks/Refreshments
    • An Expanded Continental Breakfast Is Feature On The Weekdays - While A Full Southern Breakfast If Offered On The Weekends

Amenities

This property has 14 total guest accommodations with private bath, 14 with hot tubs, 4 suites and 12 cottages. The types of beds available include Queen and King.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath Amenities
  • Bathrobes
  • Bicycles
  • Cable TV
  • Coffeemaker
  • Computers
  • Copy Machine
  • Family/Kid Friendly
  • Fax
  • Free parking on premise
  • Hair Dryer
  • Handicap Access
  • Heating
  • Hot Tub/Jetted Tub
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Refrigerator
  • Suitable for Events
  • Swimming
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Wireless Internet Access

Business Traveler Amenities

  • Daily Newspapers
  • FAX On-site
  • Gym Nearby
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Modem Connection
  • Television
  • Wireless Internet Access

Events Hosted

    • Weddings
    • Honeymoons
    • Family Reunions
    • Meetings
    • Seminars
    • Romantic Getaways

Parking

Complimentary On - Site Self- Parking


 
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. Amenities • 42” HDTV wall mounted flat screen TV's • I-Home &CD/DVD players in each room • Jetted soaking tubs • Euro style pillow-top mattress • Iron, ironing board, and hairdryer • Luggage rack • In-room digital safe – suitable for a lap-top computer • Moderne paddle fans • Spa inspired guest room amenities • Kohler Rain shower head • Personal climate control

Rates: $109 - $189

Type of bed: Queen

 
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. Amenities • 42” HDTV wall mounted flat screen TV's • I-Home &CD/DVD players in each room • Jetted soaking tub or shower • Euro style pillow-top mattress • Iron, ironing board, and hairdryer • Luggage rack • In-room digital safe – suitable for a lap-top computer • Moderne paddle fans • Spa inspired guest room amenities • Kohler Rain shower head • Personal climate control

Rates: $119 - $209

Type of bed: (2) King

 
Deluxe Bay View

Offers first rate amenities and a generous floor plan with a King size bed, approximately 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. Amenities • 42” HDTV wall mounted flat screen TV's • I-Home &CD/DVD players in each room • Jetted soaking tubs • Euro style pillow-top mattress • Iron, ironing board, and hairdryer • Luggage rack • In-room digital safe – suitable for a lap-top computer • Moderne paddle fans • Spa inspired guest room amenities • Kohler Rain shower head • Personal climate control

Rates: $129 - $229

Type of bed: King

 
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. Amenities • 42” HDTV wall mounted flat screen TV's • I-Home &CD/DVD players in each room • Jetted soaking tubs • Euro style pillow-top mattress • Iron, ironing board, and hairdryer • Luggage rack • In-room digital safe – suitable for a lap-top computer • Moderne paddle fans • Spa inspired guest room amenities • Kohler Rain shower head • Personal climate control

Rates: $139 - $249

Type of bed: King

 
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. Amenities • 42” HDTV wall mounted flat screen TV's • I-Home &CD/DVD players in each room • Jetted soaking tubs • Euro style pillow-top mattress • Iron, ironing board, and hairdryer • Luggage rack • In-room digital safe – suitable for a lap-top computer • Moderne paddle fans • Spa inspired guest room amenities • Kohler Rain shower head • Personal climate control

Rates: $149 - $269

Type of bed: 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. Suite Amenities • Glass mosaic tiled bathroom • Spa inspired jetted tub • Euro-Style Bedding • One flatscreen HDTV (HBO) • High Speed Internet (WiFi) • Wine cooler • IPOD MP3 docking station • Digital room safe • Moderne Paddle Fan • Iron and ironing board • Plush terry cloth robes • Personal climate control • Sofa sitting area • Aveda toiletries and hairdryer • Furnished balcony

Rates: $149 - $269

Type of bed: King

 
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. Suite Amenities • Glass mosaic tiled bathroom • Spa inspired jetted tub • Euro-Style Bedding • Two flatscreen HDTV's (HBO) • High Speed Internet (WiFi) • Wine cooler (Wet bar) • IPOD MP3 docking station • Digital room safe • Moderne Paddle Fan • Iron and ironing board • Plush terry cloth robes • Personal climate control • Aveda toiletries and hairdryer • Queen sleep sofa - living room • Furnished balcony

Rates: $159 - $289

Type of bed: 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 &34;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. Suite Amenities • Spa inspired bathroom • Exquisite glass mosaic shower • Euro-Style Bedding • Two flatscreen HDTV's (HBO) • High Speed Internet (WiFi) • Wine cooler (Wet bar) • IPOD MP3 docking station • Digital room safe • Moderne Paddle Fan • Iron and ironing board • Plush terry cloth robes • Personal climate control • Aveda toiletries and hairdryer • Queen sleep sofa - living room • Furnished balcony

Rates: $169 - $309

Type of bed: King

Reservation/Cancellation Policies:

Cancellation

Guests are responsible for all nights reserved regardless of guest’s actual arrival or departure date. In the event of cancellation, the deposit will be refunded if the Black Dolphin Inn is notified more than 5 days before arrival. Should notification be made less than 3 days before arrival, all deposit payments will be forfeited unless the space can be re-rented for the entire reserved period. Please note: All cancellations are subject to a $25 handling charge

Check-in/Check-out

3:00 pm / 11:00 am


Other Activities

    • Fishing
    • Canoeing/Kayaking
    • Sports Events, Major College
    • Water Sports
    • Museums
    • Live Theater
    • Parks
    • Shopping (Local Crafts)
    • Golf
    • Horseback Riding
    • Beaches
    • Antiquing
    • Bicycling
    • Art Galleries
    • Amusement Park
    • 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. The 14-room Inn Gets Its Name From The Plentiful Dolphin Who Gracefully Patrol The Waters Off Its Dock. Accommodations Include Guest Rooms
    • Suites With Balconies
    • Outdoor Terraces
    • Elegant Euro-style Bedding
    • Spa–inspired Bathrooms With Jetted Tubs. Furnishings Vary In Each Room With Original Artwork
    • Antiques Tastefully Integrated With Modern Sensibilities
    • Dιcor. Eight Of The Suites
    • Guest Rooms Are Equipped With Wet Bars. The Owners
    • Identical Twin Brothers Brett & Scott Smith
    • Are Third Generation Hoteliers Who Fell In Love With This Former Riverfront Estate Three Years Ago
    • Set To Work On A Vision For Its Renovation. Guests Share The Modern
    • Expansive Great Room On The First Floor Level Which Includes A Bar
    • Open Kitchen
    • Sitting Area
    • Breakfast Room. A Complimentary Continental Breakfast Is Served Daily With A Full Southern-style Breakfast On Weekends. You Are Within Walking Distance Of Restaurants
    • Shops In New Smyrna Beach’s Historic Downtown
    • A Short Distance From The Seaside Community’s Sprawling Beaches
    • Surf Shops
    • Flagler Avenue's Beach-side Galleries
    • Eateries. Overnight Dockage Is Available For Guests With Boats
    • Fishing Opportunities Are Abundant In The Backwaters
    • Bays Of The Indian River Lagoon
    • Nearby Canaveral National Seashore Park. Or Just Sit On The Dock
    • Sip A Glass Of Wine
    • Watch The Dolphins Swim By

Historic Interest

Other Awards:

.AAA- Four Diamond Award - (2014 & 2015)
TripAdvisor - 2014 Travelers Choice Award
(Ranked #9 ion the Top 25 B&B,s and Inns in the U.S)
Bedandbreakfast.com - Top Ten Beach B&Bs world -wide (2013, 2014, & 2015)
iLoveInns.com - Ranked in the Top 10 Most Romantic Inns in the U.S (2014)
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence - 2015
Guardian - Ranked the Black Dolphin Inn as one top 10 B&B's and Guest Houses in the U.S.. Select Registry - One of eleven properties in the State of Florida (2013, 2014 & 2015)
Bedandbreakfast.com - Diamond Collection Member (2013, 2014, & 2015)
White Glove Award - For Superior Housekeeping (2013, 2014, & 2015)
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Nearby College/University

Stetson University, University Central Florida, Daytona State College


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Perfection in Every Detail

The Black Dolphin is by far the best inn that my husband and I have ever stayed at since we got married 5 years ago. It is so romantic and we especially loved Unit #203 which has a huge soaking tub centered in the middle of the bedroom,. The interior design is very unique and the attention to detail was amazing. The chef is absolutely the best and we enjoyed one of the best breakfasts we have ever had anywhere. Thank you to the team at the Black Dolphin Inn who made our stay so special..
Karen L
8/31/2016

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The Best of the Best

I can't tell you how much we enjoyed the Black Dolphin Inn. The location was perfect, the inn was marvelous, and the food was delicious. Our unit, which was located on the north-east corner of the building, featured incredible water-views and dolphin sightings while we sipped a glass of wine which was truly memorable. In all, the service, food, and ambiance was truly outstanding. We will be back!
Maria F
1/3/2016

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The Escape!

We can't thank you enough for the getaway days we had at your magnificent Black Dolphin Inn. From the moment we arrived, you and your staff were accommodating above and beyond our expectations. We are very grateful for the kind upgrade to a suite and the extra parking for our trailer and motorcycle. It is a rare treat for us to escape our business and family responsibilities and we could not have picked a better place to disappear! We were particularly touched by the magical charisma of you an all who work at the inn. We hope to become regular visitors and look forward to our next escape.
Susan & Jim F
3/25/2016

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Hidden Treasure

The Black Dolphin Inn is truly a gem to be discovered. We loved every aspect of our stay. This boutique inn really feels like a home as it is very warm and welcoming. The Smith family are experienced hoteliers who make their guests feel like royalty. Other guest we met were very nice and seemed to like the Black Dolphin as much as we did. We plan to return for a second visit later this year. Thank you for being such great hosts.
Barbara G
1/1/2016

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From NSB with Love

The Black Dolphin Inn is such a wonderful place that we don't want anyone else to find out about it. But that wouldn't be fair to the family who owns this boutique inn who do such an exceptional job of making you feel right at home. We recently stayed in Unit #204 and it was truly fantastic. Great view, incredible attention to detail, wonderful bedding, luxurious bathrooms, romantic overtones - what more could you ask for. How about the breakfast which I would rate as the best I have experienced anywhere. Do yourself a favor and check this place out. Its 5 star all the way and at a great value.
Robert G
11/26/2015

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Surprising Stunner

We chose the Black Dolphin Inn based on its reputation as one of the premier inns in Florida. Even though we only stayed 1 night - we were extremely impressed by the heart-felt and gracious hospitality of the staff and the incredible facilities and amenities that they offer. This may be the best B&B that we have ever stay in and we won't hesitate to recommend it to our family and friends. Thank you for exceeding our expectations and for delivering a first class guest experience.
Jon S
9/1/2015

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Black Dolphin Memories

My wife and I just celebrated our 12th wedding anniversary at this charming inn. The staff exhibited a sincere heart-felt desire to make us feel special - and the complimentary bottle of champagne was a nice touch. The destination is quite diversified with lots of restaurants, art galleries, and boutique shops. We really enjoyed our time at the Black Dolphin Inn and we plan to return next year to this hidden gem along the shores of the Indian River.
James T
7/1/2015

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We Did It Our Way

Dear Smith Family: Our travel experience at the Black Dolphin was truly one of the best vacations that Bob & I have had in many years. The inn is so tastefully done and the attention to detail defies the imagination. And of course the breakfast, with Mackenzie showcasing her culinary skills was out of this world. We enjoyed meeting all of you and feel like we are now an extension of your family. We leave with many great memories and we plan to let all of our friends and family know what a great place you have in New Smyrna Beach.
Cindy D
4/1/2015

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Romancing the Momnent

The Black Dolphin Inn is perhaps the most magical and romantic hotel that we have ever stayed at in our entire lives. My husband and I celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary there last month and this property really lived up to its hype as one of the most romantic inns in the US. Our room was really cool with a corner spa tub in the master bedroom, the delicious breakfast looked like the cover of a food magazine, and the service was very attentive - with-out being obtrusive. Most amazing of all was seeing a school of shiny charcoal colored dolphins skirting along the edge of the channel - while a sea turtle bobbed his head up and down less than 30 feet away from the dock. Then to top it off, one of the dolphins did a full acrobatic jump out of the water - almost as if he/she was vying for our attention! Our memories of the Black Dolphin Inn will last a lifetime and we can't thank the staff enough for a truly amazing stay.
Robin G
3/1/2015

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Anniversary Suiteness

I can only sum up this amazing inn in one word - Inncredible. Mu husband and I recently stayed in the honeymoon suite which was fabulous. The spa tub in the master bedroom was really nice and the king size bed was one of the most comfortable that we have ever slept on. The interior design of the unit was tastefully done with lots of unique and original pieces of art. Thank you for the memories and we can't wait to return to celebrate our next anniversary.
Julie S
3/24/2015

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Special Touches and Attention to Detail

My wife and I stayed at the Black Dolphin Inn last November and we truly enjoyed our visit at this amazing property. While the rooms, common areas, staff, and food make all of the headlines, its truly the little things that make this inn so special. The RC Cola and Moon Pies at the refreshment bar, the assorted candy dishes in the lobby, the fresh fruit cups each morning, the ice cold beer in frosted glasses, Wi-Fi in the common areas, the plant derived Aveda bath products, the a/c units that don't make any noise , the black dolphins that mysteriously appear out of no where, to the small display cover plate on the telephone to eliminate light and the list just goes on and on. The level of detail is just incredible and the staff is so personable in making you feel right at home. It truly is about the special touches and attention to detail that combined with everything else, makes this such a great property to visit in New Smyrna Beach
Joseph R
1/10/2015

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16th Wedding Anniversary Bliss

My husband and I just returned from celebrating our 15th wedding anniversary at the Black Dolphin Inn and all I can say is - WOW! This place is amazing with a rock-star quality team of hospitality professionals who get it. From our arrival all the way through to our last incredible breakfast there was not a single detail that was missed. We were literally in awe of the way we were treated and the genuine sincerity of the staff who really pampered us. And unit #203 with the free standing tub is probably the romantic room we have ever stayed in. We can't wait to come back and want to thank the staff at the Black Dolphin for a truly blissful and amazing stay.
Robert S
1/8/2015

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Our Anniversary Celebration

The Black Dolphin Inn is truly the most romantic and beautiful inn that my wife and I have ever stayed at in our almost 10 years of marriage. The location on the river, combined with great service and wonderful guest rooms - contributed to our exceptional experience at this award-winning inn. While we only mentioned that we were celebrating 10 years of marriage, what a pleasant surprise it was to find a bottle of champagne in our room after returning from dinner on the last night of our stay. We can't thank the Black Dolphin Inn team enough for creating such a memorable experience that we will remember for a long time.
John L
10/1/2014

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19th Weddding Celebration

My wife and I decided to take a weekend jaunt from Orlando to celebrate our 19th wedding anniversary in New Smyrna Beach. We had heard some great things about the Black Dolphin Inn from some friends - so we decided to give it a try. While we had high expectations, we were literally blown away by this amazing estate home, the attention to detail, the excellent Full Southern Breakfast each morning and the genuine hospitality that was on display by each member of this amazing team of guest service professionals. We thank you so much for an unforgettable stay. This was the best B&B that we have ever stayed at and we look forward to returning in the near future.
Timothy G
7/18/2014

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40th Wedding Celebration

We recently stayed at the Black Dolphin Inn for our 40th Wedding Anniversary. Now we know why this property is ranked as one of the best inn's in the US. The inn is beautiful, the water views of the Indian River are amazing, and the inn has incredible curb appeal that is truly inviting. The breakfast was great-and the conversation was equally wonderful led by the charismatic host - Ms. Sheila. Everything you need for a great vacation is right there at the Black Dolphin Inn and we can't wait to return.
Jason F
6/1/2014

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Amazing Stay - Incredible Food

We had a truly amazing stay at the Black Dolphin Inn. The rooms were beautiful and immaculately clean. The staff was absolutely wonderful- caring, warm, and extremely attentive. We stayed in one of the units overlooking the Indian River wit its own furnished balcony and it was so divine. Each morning, breakfast was served in the open -air exhibition kitchen with an Executive Chef who is extremely talented. The food was remarkable - both visually and taste wise. This is absolutely the best B&B we have ever stayed at including some of our forays into Europe. Definitely will be coming back next year.
Jay T
7/1/2014

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Romance is in the Air

From the moment we arrived at the Black Dolphin Inn , we knew we were in a very special place. The guest rooms are beautifully appointed and the views of the Indian River were incredible. I would have to say that the free floating tub in the bedroom, combined with the most comfortable bed we ever slept on - contributed to a romantic evening that we will not soon forget. Thank you Black Dolphin Inn for making our stay so memorable.
Debbie V
2/7/2014

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40th Wedding Anniversary Surprise

Much to my delight, my husband surprised me by booking a weekend in celebration of our 40th wedding anniversary. I can't begin to tell you how nice the Black Dolphin Inn was compared to any other B&B that we have stayed in. The place has a great vibe, the ambiance is superb, and the family that runs it really know how to turn-on the Southern charm. The full Southern breakfast was outstanding and the Chef really out did himself with the Shrimp and Grits. The Black Dolphin Inn is truly worthy of all the accolades and awards that it has received since opening only 1 year ago and we can't wait to return for our 41st Anniversary.
Jean C
1/17/2014

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AAA Four Diamond Extravaganza

This has to be the best inn anywhere in Florida. Everything about the property was amazing. The staff was phenomenal, the breakfast was off the charts and the room dιcor is beyond belief. I can't believe that this property is only AAA Four Diamond - it would get my vote for 5 Diamonds. Can't wait to return - my stay was truly memorable in so many ways.
Judy G
1/3/2014

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Anniversary Celebration

Dear Brett & Sheila: I cannot say enough nice things about our recent stay at the Black Dolphin Inn where we recently celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary. The Honeymoon suite was fabulous, the breakfast each morning was probably the best I ever had, and the opportunity to see dolphins off the dock was truly amazing. But most of all, we appreciated the stellar service we received. You made us feel like an extended member of you family and we look forward to returning to the Black Dolphin Inn in the near future.
Tom & Cindy S
7/16/2013

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Gracious Hospitality

Dear Mr. Smith: I would like to thank you and your staff for the gracious hospitality that was extended to me during my recent stay at the Black Dolphin Inn. My travels over the years have allowed me to stay at some of the finest hotels in the world. Your property speaks for itself, and your staff genuinely enjoys attending to your guest needs with a great sense of professionalism. I believe that this attitude of service starts with the culture of the ownership group and it is a great reflection on your leadership. Should your travels ever bring you to the Palm Beach area, please do not hesitate to contact me personally as we would welcome the opportunity to see you again.
Johnson W
1/18/2014

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BOTTOM LINE: I would stay here again.
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Beyond Expectations

Brett & Scott: Where do we begin - the Black Dolphin Inn is such an amazing place. The architectural detailing, interior design, and refined elegance of the facilities defies description. You have taken a page out of Ian Shrager's playbook (Morgan's Hotels) and created a lifestyle concept that tastefully blends an Old Florida look with a modern sensibility - complimented by a coastal vibe that is truly at the cutting edge of hotel design. I would be shocked if the Black dolphin Inn is not on the cover of a major magazine in the months ahead - it is that good! While I compliment you for your novel and tasteful design elements, it is really the quality of the service that separates the Black Dolphin Inn from the competition. The staff was able to anticipate our every need - and the personal involvement of the ownership group was quite evident through-out the duration of our visit. Everyone on the Black Dolphin inn team went out of their way to make sure that all of our needs were taken care of - and always with a smile. And by the way, the Full Southern breakfast is the best that we have ever had in a hotel/resort environment. We were treated like royalty and can't wait to come back. Thank you so much for sharing the Black Dolphin Inn with us.
Tom & Laura G
1/18/2014

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BOTTOM LINE: I would stay here again.
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Sassy Southern Charm

Dear Sheila, Brett, Scott, Joe, and Taylor: Thank you for your warm welcome, stylish sensibilities, and sassy Southern charm and sumptuous sleep - that have been but a few of the Black Dolphin Inn "gifts". My stay here made my experience of Central Florida rival many destinations and your friendship is an added bonus. I will be back! hugs, S.L.
Sharon L
5/11/2013

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Wedding Bliss

Dear Brett & Sheila: Words cannot express what a wonderful venue you have for weddings. Thank you for being so accommodating and helpful down to the butcher paper to make table cloths! It was all such a lovely experience; loved the made to order breakfast.! I wanted an exceptional place for everyone to feel at home since they were traveling so far. I know the Black Dolphin was over and above their expectations.! It was truly a magical weekend.
Barry & Liz B
10/22/2013

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BOTTOM LINE: I would stay here again.
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Anniversary Stay

I want to thank you for a great anniversary stay. We really enjoyed it. the inn was beautiful and the breakfast was exceptional. When we got home, my husband realized that he had one of your towels mixed in with his laundry. I have included it in this package. Thanks again.
Traci & John S
10/19/2013

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BOTTOM LINE: I would stay here again.
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Southern Hospitality

We just returned home to New York and had to take a moment to reflect upon our visit to the Black Dolphin Inn. You guys not only know how to make everyone feel welcome but you did it in such a way that we felt more like family than hotel guests. We literally had tears in our eyes when we left. Taylor is a real treasure and was so kind and helpful in getting us acclimated to the area. Chef Joe and Sheila did an outstanding job with our morning breakfast and really know how to turn on that Southern hospitality. Our room was immaculate and very clean. We loved the mid-century furniture and the tasteful ambiance of the accommodation. But most importantly, it's not the brick and mortar- but the quality of the service that we will miss the most. We leave with many fond memories of the Black Dolphin Inn and can't wait to come back next year.
Debbie & John W
7/1/2013

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Love.Love Love

Kudos to the husband and wife team who brought the Black Dolphin Inn to the sleepy town of New Smyrna Beach. I only have wonderful things to say about my stay there. The hotel is an absolute gem, with its carefully chosen dιcor and private chef who comes in daily to prepare breakfast. Each room is it own unique retreat- without being super tacky and over-themed. Think W Hotels goes bed and breakfast. If you are looking to enjoy contemporary comforts while slipping away into the quiet of a tucked away Florida town, this is the place for you.
Kaycee V
1/17/2014

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Absolutely Stunning B&B!

Gorgeous, immaculately restored 1920s Spanish style mansion with every detail meticulously thought out...this is not your typical B&B! The warmth and privacy of a B&B with the luxury and modern amenities of a luxury resort. The owners are warm and charming and have taken great care to provide a memorable stay with European style bedding, oversized jetted tubs, private balconies and porches, breathtaking decor, large flat screened TVs, and absolutely delicious breakfasts. Cannot say enough about this amazing find!
Janine C

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