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Black Dolphin Inn
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Reviewed 20 April 2013

This was our second time staying here. The rooms are so beautiful, most have balcony rooms overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway where you can sit and watch the dolphins feeding and big boats cruising by. Great atmosphere. Brett, Sheila, and Scott are great hosts and have an eye for detail. Look at the pics on the website and you will see this is no ordinary inn.

Room Tip: Any with a balcony.
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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Brett S, Owner at Black Dolphin Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2013

Greetings again - from the Black Dolphin Inn!

It;s always great to hear from our guests - especially when they return for a second visit to enjoy the facilities and services of the Black Dolphin Inn. As a repeat guest, your constructive feedback means a lot to us - and we are glad that we did not disappoint.

I appreciated your positive comments regarding our attention to detail and the photography on our website (www.blackdolphininn.com) as we continue to evolve our internet marketing platform. Hopefully, we will have the pleasure of a third visit in the not so distant future.

Brett P Smith, CHA
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Reviewed 2 April 2013

Had the opportunity to stay at the Black Dolphin Inn for a few nights and appreciated the service provided by the staff! The environment is has a very homely feel being run by a family. The rooms were extremely clean, had unique decor, and had all the modern amenities that one would need. Breakfast was freshly prepared per request and the staff made adjustments to accommodate for individual preferences. If you are looking for a getaway or non-chain establishment, I would highly recommend the Black Dolphin Inn!

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled on business
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Brett S, Owner at Black Dolphin Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2013

Greetings from the Black Dolphin Inn!

Thank you for providing us with a wonderful perspective of your recent visit to the Black Dolphin Inn. We were pleased that your favorable impression of our operation was in alignment with our objective of creating a residential feel within the context of an historic setting - complimented by a host of of modern day sensibilities and attentive personalized service.

Thank you for mentioning our ability to adjust our breakfast menu to accommodate your individual preferences - as our ability to seize that moment of opportunity is what hospitality is all about. Our staff is committed to ensuring your comfort and well being, and we look forward to demonstrating that to you on your next visit to the Black Dolphin Inn.

Brett P. Smith, CHA
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Reviewed 2 April 2013

I stayed at this hotel for work and really feel in love with this place. The neighborhood is quaint and very relaxing. The place overall has meticulous detail in the decorations in the common areas as well as the rooms (each room had a different theme). The place is clean and the staff is very accommodating. I really liked the fact that there was not a lot of people in and out - it had an intimate feeling and somewhat calming energy (coming from a big city, it was a welcomed change!). I definitely plan on staying here in the future for a weekend gateway - it's well worth it.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled on business
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Brett S, Owner at Black Dolphin Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2013

Greetings from the Black Dolphin Inn!

I very much enjoyed your favorable comments with regard to your recent visit to the Black Dolphin Inn. Your satisfaction is the goal of our entire family of hospitality professionals - and it was really wonderful to hear that our boutique was absolutely beautiful and very relaxing.

While it was great to have you as our guest for a quick getaway weekend - we are even better for long term stays. Please try to take advantage of our TripAdvisor "Free Night" Midweek Special which offers a great value proposition for our guests.

Thank you again for sharing your comments with us through your TripAdvisor post and we do hope that we will have the pleasure of your company in the near future.

Brett P Smith, CHA
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Reviewed 1 April 2013 via mobile

This place is absolutely beautiful. Incredibly relaxing, and an amazing getaway. Wonderful chef on site to prepare delicious breakfast.. The owners are so wonderful and so accommodating. The place is so clean and newly renovated. This is one of my favorite places ever to stay in New Smyrna Beach, Fl, and we have been coming here for years! I would highly recommend this getaway without any reservation! We can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Brett S, Owner at Black Dolphin Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2013

Greetings from the Black Dolphin Inn!

Thank you for taking your valued time to write a review on TripAdvisor. Your positive feedback regarding our delicious breakfast, cleanliness of the facilities , and the tranquility and ambiance of our boutique inn is most appreciated.

We can't wait for you to come back either - and we hope that you will continue to make the Black Dolphin Inn your favorite "getaway" in New Smyrna Beach.

Brett P Smith, CHA
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Reviewed 31 March 2013

Stayed here for a work retreat. Owners were incredible and looked after every detail. Decorations were top notch with modern furnishings and breakfast was wonderful. Great location and view. Highly recommend staying here and would advise for a romantic trip. Will definitely return.

Stayed: March 2013
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Brett S, Owner at Black Dolphin Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2013

Greetings from the Black Dolphin Inn!

Thank you for your visit and for taking the time to write. I was so pleased to learn that we were an ideal location for your work retreat and that our high level of attention to detail was evident from the decor and modern furnishings to the excellent breakfast that you enjoyed.

The best gauge for us in measuring our performance levels is when we hear that our guest's plan to return and will refer or recommend our property to other friends and associates. Thank you for your positive comments on both accounts.

Until your next visit, we will continue to work hard to build our business - one guest at a time.

Brett P Smith, CHA
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Reviewed 31 March 2013

My colleagues and I were recently on business in New Smyrna Beach and our stay couldn't have been better without this beautiful place we stayed in. The Black Dolphin Inn is a family-owned establishment and they did a very nice job of making you feel at home and relax. The staff was very friendly and the rooms were spacious and clean. Each room is unique and decorated beautifully. Breakfast was delicious and the morning host had surprised me with some really good hot chocolate on my last day...I am not a coffee drinker so I was very pleased that they went the extra mile to make sure my stay was comfortable. I would definitely recommend this place if you're the area and looking for a good place to stay.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled on business
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Brett S, Owner at Black Dolphin Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2013

Greetings from the Black Dolphin Inn!

At the Black Dolphin Inn, we have introduced several novel design elements that invite our guests to remove themselves from the stresses of every day life - at least for a few days!

We are pleased that we did a good job of making you feel at home - so that you could relax. Our location within a high end residential neighborhood along the shores of the Indian River - is the perfect way to get away from it all.

One of our service goals is to make our guest's feel like "house" guests rather than "paying" guests (sorry we had to charge you for your room) - and it sounds like we accomplished that.

Thank you for posting your review with TripAdvisor and we hope that you will return often to the Black Dolphin Inn.

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Reviewed 27 March 2013

As an international flight attendant for many years, and having traveled to many places around the world, I never imagined coming to New Smyrna to find such a beautiful place to stay. After remodeling a house built in the 1940's, the Smiths did a wonderful job. The house is awasome and could not be in a better location. The views are stunning, and the rooms are beautifully decorated. Room 205 has two balconies and is spaciuos and cozy. Breakfast is delicious and Chef Joe is very special. I will recommend it if you want to stay in a beautiful place, quiet and friendly.

Room Tip: Any room you choose in this B&B is different and beautiful.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled solo
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Brett S, Owner at Black Dolphin Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2013

Greetings from the Black Dolphin Inn!

As an international flight attendant, you have had the opportunity to stay and experience a multitude of different vacation lodging products - and we are so pleased that you stumbled upon our little piece of paradise in New Smyrna Beach.

The guest accommodation that you stayed in, Unit #205 - is very unique in that it provides multiple step-down exposures - with a balcony on the south side which you can share with the adjoining unit and a private furnished balcony on the north side with exquisite views of the Indian River.

Thanks so much for your kind words with respect to Chef Joe - not to mention your other comments regarding the friendliness of our staff. Until I remain - at your service:

Brett P Smith, CHA
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Address: 916 S Riverside Dr, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168-7449
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Region: United States > Florida > New Smyrna Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in New Smyrna Beach
Price Range: £142 - £235 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Black Dolphin Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 14
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 
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