Once the grand home of a corporate pioneer, the Black Dolphin Inn has been lovingly restored for a new generation. Today the Dolphin attracts a wonderful mix of smart, stylish, accomplished and unique people as it once did famously in the 1950s. Enjoy the easy flow of sultry air and stylish hospitality through our mid-century modern interiors, courtyards and dock.
Kellbellhoching, Jan, 2016 -
“Top Tier Class Act”
"What a gem! The owners and staff are super friendly and very accommodating. The inn itself is absolutely beautiful. Very classy, clean, updated, and a perfect location for peace and quiet. We used the bikes and sat on the dock and watched the dolphins. The second level terrace that faces the water is a perfect spot to share a cocktail and watch the sun set."
Stones, Jan, 2016 -
“Super Bed and Breakfast on the Water”
"My wife and I just enjoyed a wonderful vacation at the Black Dolphin in New Smyrna Beach. This place excels in great food, luxurious accommodations, and warm hospitality. Sheila, Bret, and staff welcome you like family. One morning we had to skip breakfast because we were leaving for Epcot; Sheila insisted on making us breakfast sandwiches to take with us. The gourmet sandwiches were wonderful...Sheila and Bret are eager to make suggestions for fun things to do in the area and great places to eat. Be sure to borrow a rod and reel from the front porch and drop your line in the private dock in front of the inn. You're sure to see Black Dolphin swimming a few feet away. After your stay is over, you'll have new friends in Sheila and Bret."
Jhaldane9, Dec 2016 -
“A Unique Restorative Little Piece of Heaven”
"There is a reason the Black Dolphin Inn is the top rated B&B in New Smyrna Beach. As no overstatement, this is quite possibly one of the best B&Bs in the country. A complete gem in every way. Our suite (#207) was GORGEOUS...Be sure to save time for a bike ride while you're there (they have two pairs of fun vintage-style cruisers I was so impressed with I asked for one as my next birthday present)...In a chaotic, stressful world, this place is all anyone could ask for to reset, reconnect, and pause, if only for a little while. Savor your time here - it will be over before you know it!"
J.grausa, Feb 2016 -
"Great 3 Night Stay”
"If you wanted to start-up a B&B, you would be well served to stay at the Black Dolphin Inn to see how Brett and his team operate. They could easily be considered the benchmark for boutique hotels. Impeccable service, outstanding furnishings, and breakfast like a gourmet restaurant."
Stephanie C., Nov 2015 -
"This is the first review I have ever completed on anything. I felt compelled to do so because of the most wonderful experience we had at the Black Dolphin Inn. Everything from the tasteful, detailed decor, the wonderful food and the hospitality of the owners was top notch. I just can't say enough. It felt like a city experience in a small beach town."
Kel Bethold, May 20, 2016 -
“Most Beautiful Hotel EVER!”
"The place is fantastic! The location, architecture, and view is out of this world. The rooms are spacious, the beds comfortable, and the courtyard is relaxing. They welcomed us and our dog with open arms...and the breakfast was to die for. The sausage gravy was authentic and worth every calorie. The local fresh squeezed orange juice was the best I ever had. Oh, and the staff here is the sweetest, kindest, most accommodating people. It's family owned and operated and they do everything with so much love, I never want to leave. Truly magical spot worth every penny."