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Black Dolphin Inn
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Reviewed 2 December 2013

This place really exceeded expectations. Arrrived late after a long drive from Savannah. Immediately impressed by big comfy bed and huge stylish room. The next morning we awoke to a wonderful view of the river from two balcony windows and a sumptuous breakfast!

Thanks to Brett and staff for making two tired Brits very happy, we will be back!!

Room Tip: We chose a kingsize room with two balconies, it was perfect,
  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Brett S, Owner at Black Dolphin Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2013

Greetings from the Black Dolphin Inn! Thank you for taking your valued time to post your review on TripAdvisor. Your positive feedback regarding the comfy beds, sumptuous breakfast, and the stylish room with wonderful views from each of the 2 balconies is most appreciated. We can't wait for you to return either - and we hope that you will continue to make the Black Dolphin Inn your hotel of choice the next time you decide to visit New Smyrna Beach.

Brett P. Smith, CHA
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Reviewed 2 December 2013

We recently spent four nights at the Black Dolphin Inn. From the moment we arrived we knew it was special. A large porch greets you before entering the common area. The owners spared no expense in remodeling this area. Attention to detail is amazing. We were greeted by the owner/manager and immediately experienced the caring and friendly attitude that carried on throughout our stay.
We stayed in the “Bay View Suite” and it was perfect. The large sleeping area and separate sitting area were very comfortable, and again, the attention to detail was seen everywhere.
The balcony, facing the intracoastal, was the perfect place for morning coffee. The breakfasts were very gourmet. We especially liked the pumpkin pancakes and breakfast casserole.
The private dock made for a perfect evening for sipping wine and watching the numerous dolphins rolling by.
Anyone looking for a pampered, relaxing get away in an awesome setting should head to the Black Dolphin Inn.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Brett S, Owner at Black Dolphin Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2013

Greetings from the Black Dolphin Inn! "From the moment we arrived we knew it was special" - was such an awesome opening to your delightfully descriptive account of your multi-night visit with us. We were so thrilled to learn that you thoroughly enjoyed your visit and we thank you for recognizing the caring and friendly attitude that emanates from each of our staff members. It was nice to hear that the Bay View Suite, the balcony views of the Intracoastal, and the dock for watching dolphins play - was "perfect" within the context of experiencing the intrinsic value of the Black Dolphin Inn. I also appreciated your positive comments regarding our gourmet breakfasts - including our indulgent pancakes and breakfast casserole which was made from scratch by Chef Joe during your visit. Thank you for such a wonderful review and for taking the initiative to recommend the Black Dolphin Inn to anyone who is looking for a pampered and relaxing getaway.

Brett P. Smith, CHA
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Reviewed 30 November 2013 via mobile

That's the truth. I've been in a lot of places. Here, I felt so much at home that I didn't want to leave. Brett, Sheila, Taylor, Joe, Patty - new family!! Accommodations are 5-star, food is the best I've ever had at a hotel - but the owners and staff are what will keep me coming back again and again and again. Love you guys!

Stayed: December 2013
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Brett S, Owner at Black Dolphin Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2013

Greetings from the Black Dolphin Inn! What a great review - thank you. Your ranking of the Black Dolphin Inn as the "best place you ever stayed" is amazing and quite an honor for us - for which we are most grateful. We truly enjoyed having you as our guest and very much appreciated your positive comments regarding our accommodations which you described as 5 star and our food which you stated was the best you ever had in a hotel. Thank you for such an outstanding review and from your "extended" family at the Black Dolphin Inn - we look forward to welcoming you back again in the very near future.

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Reviewed 30 November 2013

Thank you to our new friends at the Black Dolphin! We had one of the most memorable Thanksgivings in part because of such a beautiful and well appointed B&B and your attention to every detail but with the added bonus of your awesome hospitality and care. The entire staff went out of their way to make sure all of our needs were met. We will be back as soon as possible.

  • Stayed: November 2013
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Brett S, Owner at Black Dolphin Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2013

Greetings from the Black Dolphin Inn! We were delighted to have the opportunity to host you and your family for your annual Thanksgiving Holiday Getaway. I am so pleased that you had such a memorable stay and appreciated your kind remarks regarding our beautifully appointed units, our attention to detail, and our awesome hospitality that you experienced while our guests at the Black Dolphin Inn. We can't wait for you to return next year and we thank you so much for such a wonderful review.

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Reviewed 29 November 2013

Brett & Sheila run the Black Dolphin Inn with class and perfection. Brett’s restaurant recommendations were spot on. The breakfast each morning was an added bonus to a perfect stay!
The Black Dolphin Inn has a special charm, stunning views and excellent food. My husband and I celebrated our 26th wedding anniversary at the Inn. We were made very welcome by Brett and Sheila and had a memorable stay as a result. I would thoroughly recommend a visit for anyone wishing to stay in the New Smyrna Beach area.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Brett S, Owner at Black Dolphin Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2013

Greetings from the Black Dolphin Inn! Thank you for selecting the Black Dolphin Inn to celebrate your 26th wedding anniversary. It was so good to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed yourselves - and we very much appreciated your kind words regarding our special charm, stunning views of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, and our excellent food. Lastly, we are most grateful that you plan to recommend the Black Dolphin Inn to your friends and associates and we look forward to having you return for your 27th wedding anniversary.

Brett P Smith, CHA
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