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“Superb in every way!!!!!!!”
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Black Dolphin Inn
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

This B&B is stunning! Each of the rooms are beautifully decorated and unique. The location is fantastic right on the river with beautiful dock to watch the dolphins. The owners are very sweet people and make your stay personable and memorable. Breakfast is delicious! The beds are amazing!

I cannot say enough good about this place. Can't wait to come back!

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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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Brett S, Owner at Black Dolphin Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2013

Greetings from the Black dolphin Inn! Thank you for taking time from your busy schedule to share your recent guest experience at our boutique inn vis-à-vis a review on TripAdvisor. Your positive comments regarding our unique and beautifully appointed accommodations, comfortable bedding, delicious breakfasts, and our fantastic location on the Indian River are most appreciated. I am so pleased that your experience was "superb in every way"and we can't wait for you to come back either. Whether its business or pleasure, we hope that you will continue to make the Black Dolphin Inn your favorite place to stay in New Smyrna Beach.

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Reviewed 10 October 2013

This was my first stay at this gem of a B&B. Brett and Sheila and Taylor all went above board to make our stay one to remember as well as an enjoyable one. Rooms are very comfortable, and the view is stunning. Loved spending time on their dock in the mornings and evenings watching the dolphins. Look forward to my next stay later on!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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Brett S, Owner at Black Dolphin Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2013

Greetings from the Black Dolphin Inn. I was pleased to read that you had an enjoyable and memorable stay. We are committed to providing a high level of attentive and professional guest service and I was so pleased that you recognized our staff for going above board in responding to your personal needs. I also appreciated your kind remarks regarding our comfortable rooms and stunning views of the Intracoastal Waterway. Until you next visit, may you have fond memories of dolphins swimming, frolicking, and dancing along the shores of the Indian River.

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Reviewed 10 October 2013

When my best friend invited my wife and I to attend his daughter's wedding at this location, I had no idea of what this property was like. We were simply amazed at how beautiful and lovely the inn was and the views from our bedroom balcony were stunning and so relaxing. Our room was appointed so nicely and the bathroom was to die for, such gorgeous tile. Our compliments to Chef Joe for the scrumptious breakfast and our genuine thanks to Sheila, Brett and Taylor for making our stay so wonderful. Having a wedding at the Black Dolphin Inn was a great idea and we will definitely come back on our own to enjoy this marvelous property and the entire town of New Smyrna Beach. Kudos to this beach town gem !!!!!

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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Brett S, Owner at Black Dolphin Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2013

Greetings from the Black Dolphin Inn. We are so pleased that you took the opportunity to post a review on TripAdvisor in which you shared your recent guest experience while attending a wedding at the Black Dolphin Inn. We are so grateful for your kind and generous remarks regarding how beautiful and lovely our boutique inn is - not to mention the other favorable comments with respect to the "to die for bathroom" - with the gorgeous tile", the scrumptious breakfasts, and the exquisite views of the Indian River from your private furnished balcony. We thank you and appreciate your singing the praises of our staff and we do hope that you will come back soon and often to the Black Dolphin Inn.

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Reviewed 8 October 2013

This was my second trip to the Black Dolphin and it was just as amazing as the first. Brett, Momma Sheila and Taylor are absolutely wonderful. They have been so accommodating to our group. Momma Sheila makes the most delicious breakfasts. Taylor always has the best suggestions for restaurants and dishes. Brett has been an absolute pleasure to work with. I truly appreciate the hospitality they have shown us. I love this bed and breakfast! The beds and pillows are so comfortable. I sleep better there than I do at my own home. I would highly recommend this incredible place.

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

Greetings from the Black Dolphin Inn. We are so pleased that you chose to stay with us for a second visit; which as you stated - "was as amazing as your first visit". Your positive comments regarding our delicious breakfasts, comfortable beds and pillows, and our unique brand of hospitality are very much appreciated as they are a true validation of our efforts to provide an exceptional and memorable experience for our guests. To hear that you "love this B&B" and that you "sleep more comfortably at our B&B than you do at home" - is what makes the profession of hospitality such a rewarding and enriching experience for us as innkeepers. Thank you for posting such an outstanding review on TripAdvisor and I hope that your next visit will be even better than your last!

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Reviewed 6 October 2013

We stayed here for two nights and wished we'd booked for longer. Great location with a lovely dock on the water where you could sit, drink a beer, and watch the world go by. Wonderful rooms with comfortable bed and furniture, airy spacious rooms with beautiful fittings and decor. Good freshly cooked breakfasts in the garden, on the porch, on the dock, or at the table or counter. We were made to feel very welcome and part of the family while we stayed, extremely helpful and friendly hosts. Would love to come and stay again.

Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Black D, Owner at Black Dolphin Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2013

Greetings from the Black Dolphin Inn. Whether you need a place to dock your I-Pod or to dock your weary body after a fun-filled day of activities , you are right - the Black Dolphin Inn is the perfect place to watch the world go by. We are very grateful for your wonderful review and appreciate your generous comments regarding our luxurious accommodations, the great breakfasts each morning featuring a host of unique seating options, and of course - the sense of family that you described while a guest at the Black Dolphin Inn. We are delighted that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us and we can't wait for you to return.

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Reviewed 30 September 2013

Wonderful hosts & great location. Only traveling through for a one night stay celebrating our 30 year anniversary. The views were great! Sat on their private dock & saw the beautiful dolphins & manatees. Definitely coming back again.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Black D, Owner at Black Dolphin Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2013

Greetings from the Black Dolphin Inn! Thank you for your great review - and happy anniversary. We are truly honored that you chose to celebrate this special occasion with us. It was wonderful to hear that you enjoyed the great views of the Indian River from your guest accommodation and that you had the chance to see dolphins and manatees from our private dock. It is so enjoyable to see such an abundance of marine life in their natural habitat - which is just one of the many attributes that makes the Black Dolphin Inn so special. Thank you again for your positive review and we can't wait for you to come back to enjoy your 31st wedding anniversary with us.

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Reviewed 29 September 2013 via mobile

The Black Dolphin Inn was the perfect spot to stay for a nice Birthday weekend get away! The room was great! My boyfriend and I felt right at home! The nicest and most pleasant people run the Inn. Breakfeast was the best ever! We will definitely be back!

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Black D, Owner at Black Dolphin Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2013

Greetings from the Black Dolphin Inn. Thank you for choosing to stay with us for your birthday weekend getaway, It was wonderful to hear that your guest experience was a positive one. We are glad that you found our location to be ideal and that you were well taken care of during your stay with us. We also appreciated your generous comments regarding our guest accommodations, the superb breakfast which you described as the best ever, and that the staff made you feel right at home. We can't thank you enough for your TripAdvisor review and we do hope that we will have the pleasure of your company in the near future.

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Additional Information about Black Dolphin Inn

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 12 B&Bs / Inns in New Smyrna Beach
Price Range: £160 - £256 (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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