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“Great B&B in a Nice Little Beach Town”
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Anchor Inn
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Paris, France
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“Great B&B in a Nice Little Beach Town”
Reviewed 13 August 2012

Overall, it's an awesome little place that John and Dee run well. Breakfast is great, the location is perfect for strolling in the little downtown area and daily trips to the beach.

The Room - Good room with a comfortable queen bed and a large TV. There was a good size mini-fridge which was helpful for groceries/beverages to pack a cooler for the beach every day. The bathroom was large with the standard toilet/sink/shower-tub. Overall, it was not an extraordinary room but nice, clean, and very functional for spending time in New Smyrna Beach.

The Common Areas/Breakfast/etc - We met a handful of other guests who were all very friendly each morning at breakfast. The breakfast are was nice with plenty of room at the table for all. Breakfasts were delicious, a great mix of breads/fruits/spreads and then a main course each morning (pancakes, quiche, etc). There's also cereal if you'd prefer. John gave us many great tips about the area as well so definitely ask him for recommendations.

The Location - The Inn itself is on the land side of the inter-coastal waterway. We planned on checking out various beaches nearby over the days we stayed so we were planning on driving to the beach everyday so the location was perfect. There's a cool little downtown area just a block away from the Inn. There's a lot of good restaurants and hangouts nearby. The beaches we hit were great, soft sand, decent width strips of sand, good waves for body surfing/boogie boarding. There were lots of restaurants and bars right on a great beach in the main town area. We also checked out Cape Canaveral National Sea Shore ($5 car entrance fee) which had 5 parking areas (we checked out two on the day we went), though there were not much as far as facilities there.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 3 but I don't think any of them were much different.
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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Reviewed 10 July 2012

You will not be disappointed when choosing the Longboard Inn in New Smyrna Beach. It is within walking distance of restaurants, the Farmers Market and shopping. Our rooms were very comfortable and the breakfast absolutely delicious.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Arlington, Virginia
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 July 2012

We stayed in the Sahara suite and it was a beautiful room -- loved all the sunshine from the windows, the large bathroom was a treat, the decorations were charming. Breakfast was wonderful each morning, and we were so close to everything we wanted to do. Walking down to Canal street to enjoy strolling a farmers market and grabbing lunch at the yummy Panheads Pizzeria, a walk on the beach, dinner at JB's Fish Camp. Such a great beach weekend!

Room Tip: The Sahara suite had a great natural light. Daybed in the 2nd room would be great for a child compan...
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Orlando, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 5 July 2012

John and Dee made us feel totally at home in their lovely B&B. The room was comfortably appointed and artistically decorated in peaceful, tropical style. They arranged for in-room massages for us and had great recommendations for local dining. Breakfast was homemade and delicious with a fabulous surprise - Dee's orange breakfast bread, warm from the oven and absolutely decadent! This was our first experience in a B&B. We will definitely return!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Satellite Beach, Florida
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5 reviews
Reviewed 1 July 2012

Stayed here as a surprise for my husband on Father's Day weekend mainly for the location for surfing and the surf themed decor and inn. We stayed in the Inlet Room which was decorated very nicely, was clean, quiet and had everything we needed for a restful night's stay. The whirlpool tub was nice and the water and sodas in the fridge along with a glass of wine to greet us were nice touches. The personalized soaps and lip balm in the bathroom along with nice robes were also nice. John and Dee were very hospitable and friendly and gave us information we needed about the area and made us feel right at home. The breakfast room was great and we enjoyed Dee's delicious homemade breads, juice, coffee, and awesome egg fritattas the next morning. They also made our little boy feel very welcome, which isn't always the case in B&B inns. We will go back for sure!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed 25 June 2012

We stayed this pass weekend. We were welcome with an offering of a glass of wine or beer. John took his time to talk to us and give us directions and information on restaurants in the area. The room was very clean and the decoration gave it a great ambience. Breakfast was really good! They accommodated us as Vegetarians. Not enough of a tea selection I would have to say. But very healthy and nicely prepared. We purchased a special package and it was delivered as promised and very good!

The entire experience was incredible, and can't wait to be back. Thanks John and Dee

  • Stayed June 2012
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Jacksonville, Florida
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Reviewed 12 June 2012

We really enjoyed our stay at the Longboard Inn. It is an unique bed and breakfast. The room was clean and quaint. There were drinks in the refrigerator, soap, shampoo and lip balm in the bathroom and the decorations were original. John and Dee were wonderful hosts and full of fun and interesting information about the area. The breakfast was incredible-quiche and orange breakfast bread. We enjoyed meeting some of the other guest at breakfast. We would definitely recommend the place as well as return there ourselves!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Anchor Inn
Address: 312 Washington St, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168-7070 (Formerly Longboard Inn Bed & Breakfast)
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Region: United States > Florida > New Smyrna Beach
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in New Smyrna Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Anchor Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Anchor Inn is a craftsman style bungalow with six private bath guest rooms. We are dedicated to providing a personal, warm, friendly, and comfortable environment that nurtures the spirit and refreshes the mind, while striving to fulfill your expectations of quality to ensure your visit is and experience to remember. Prefect for romantic get away, girls weekend or family reunion. ... more   less 
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