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May, 21, 2017

A wonderful place to stay

We've stayed several times at this lovely, relaxing, comfortable inn. Always friendly staff and beaufifully designed and furnished rooms - so relaxing and enjoyable. We will be looking forward to...

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Barbara M

May, 19, 2017

Wonderfully Relaxing

We enjoyed a 2 night stay at this wonderful inn. Our room/suite was towards the back of the property, which was off the road and more quiet, but with a gorgeous view of the river. The property has...

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Katisha S

May, 15, 2017

Best Mother's Day & Birthday

The best place hands down. I love the hospitality. The place is beautiful and just makes you want to relax. My only regret is that we stayed only one night. Bro's shrimp and grits were all that and...

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About The Black Dolphin Inn

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. 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 décor. Eight of the suites and guest rooms are equipped with wet bars.

The owners, identical twin brothers Brett & Scott Smith, are third generation hoteliers who fell in love with this former riverfront estate three years ago and set to work on a vision for its renovation. 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 restaurants and shops 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 Lagoon and nearby Canaveral National Seashore Park. Or just sit on the dock, sip a glass of wine, and watch the dolphins swim by.


  • Beach Access
  • Breakfast Available
  • Free Internet