Black Dolphin Inn

Select Registry Member Since 2014

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Black Dolphin Inn

Select Registry Member Since 2014

The Basics

The Black Dolphin Inn, an elegant and intimate Spanish Isle inspired historic estate features 14 exclusive guest rooms and suites which are individually designed and tastefully decorated with vintage mid-century furniture, original artwork, euro-style bedding and spa inspired bathrooms.

Things We Love

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The professional grade open air exhibition kitchen where your complimentary cooked to order breakfast is prepared each morning and delivered to your room.


We have a waterfront location on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway and Indian River Lagoon where dolphin, manatees and sea turtles patrol our private dock

Located within a high end residential neighborhood, within walking distance to the Canal Street historic district and less than two miles from our world famous beaches

At A Glance

  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Electric Vehicle Charger
  • Free On-site Parking
  • Green/Environmentally Friendly
  • Pub, Tavern or Bar Onsite
  • Fireplace or Firepit Onsite
  • Private Entrances - Some Rooms
  • Jetted Tubs - Some Rooms

Best For

  • Arts & Culture
  • Romantic Retreat/Honeymoon Destination
  • Waterfront Getaway

In The Know

Here are a few things you can't miss when you visit...

  • Catch the sunset at JB's Fish Camp
  • Frequent launches from Cape Canaveral are visible from our Dolphin Deck and private dock
  • Fish the Indian River Lagoon recognized as the "Redfish Capital of the World"
  • Best surf break on the eastern seaboard of the United States
  • Enjoy one of the local special events such as vintage auto shows, art exhibitions, wine walks along Flagler Avenue and outdoor concerts at Riverside Park
  • NSB holds a weekly local farmers market and craft fairs


When we set out to open the Black Dolphin Inn, our historic inn back in 2013, we executed on our vision to reimagine the 21st-century B&B. Our goal was to provide the ultimate getaway; complete with the finest accommodations that would make guests want to stay forever. Or at least come back often! Today, we’re happy to say that the does all of this and more.

Located on the banks of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, the Black Dolphin Inn is a one-of-a-kind vacation destination in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Our award-winning boutique and breakfast inn is unique in design, amenities, and cuisine, beckoning discerning travelers from far and wide. Fourteen rooms and suites provide a peaceful escape, and a private boat dock and Lounge Bar are available right onsite.

Warm breezes, palm trees, and endless water views complete the tranquil ambiance you crave.

Black Dolphin Inn, a AAA Four-Diamond property is also convenient to the best activities and attractions in the area. Spend a day strolling the Canal Street Historic District, or visit the galleries and restaurants on Flagler Avenue. When the sun begins to set, head back to our inn for a glass of wine and enjoy watching the dolphins from your own private balcony. Whether it’s a romantic trip for two or a fun weekend with friends, the Black Dolphin Inn guarantees an unforgettable getaway.

To learn more about our New Smyrna Beach bed and breakfast, check out the information below and visit our website for a peek at our special offers.


Inn Amenities: Tesla/Electric Vehicle Charging Station, Free Onsite Parking, Gardens on Property, Business Center, LGBT Friendly, Green Environmentally Friendly, Wine/Spirits Available

Food & Wine

The Black Dolphin Inn takes the term “bed and breakfast” to a whole new level. A complimentary, cooked-to-order breakfast is served each day, and a full Southern breakfast menu is offered on weekends. (Be sure to try our famous shrimp and grits!) Afternoon snacks, beverages, and evening libations are also available during your stay. Feel free to dine in the spacious Great Room or outside in the Florida sunshine.

Meals Offered: Breakfast

Special Diets Accommodated: Yes

Breakfast: Complimentary

Breakfast Service: Continental

Breakfast Seating: Individual Tables, Communal

Alcohol Permits: Beer, Wine

Dining Amenities: Complimentary Beverages, Complimentary Afternoon Tea/Refreshments, Complimentary Snacks, Complimentary Early Coffee Tea

Rooms & Suites

With luxurious amenities and sophisticated décor at the Black Dolphin Inn, our guest rooms have everything you need to relax and restore. No two rooms are the same, and many feature private balconies, wet bars, and idyllic waterfront views. You’ll also find spa-inspired bathrooms with air-jetted tubs and Kohler Rainfall showerheads. The Black Dolphin is committed to protecting the environment and uses eco-friendly products and practices in all of our accommodations. Looking to enhance your stay? We offer a wide range of vacation packages for couples, snowbirds, and adventurous tourists alike. Take advantage of discounted lodging with our Mid-Week Specials, or celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, honeymoons, and more with our Celebration Packages. Be sure to check our website for weekly deals and promotions!

Accommodations: Efficiency, Suites, Adjoining rooms/Suites

# of Rooms: 14

Beds: Queen, King

Room Entertainment: iPod Docking Station

Safes: In-Room, Front Desk

Handicap Accessible: Full ADA

Room Amenities: Air Conditioning, Alarm Clocks, Antique Furnishing, Bathrobes, Feather-beds , Hair Dryer, Ironing Boards, Private Deck, Private Entrance, Refrigerator, Telephones, Whirlpool or Jacuzzi

For information on ADA accessibility for the facility or its rooms, please contact the property directly.

Guest Services

Internet Service: Wired, Wireless, Complimentary

Front Desk/Security: OnSite, Business Hours

Corporate Rates: Yes

Inn Amenities: Tesla/Electric Vehicle Charging Station, Free Onsite Parking, Gardens on Property, Business Center, LGBT Friendly, Green Environmentally Friendly, Wine/Spirits Available


Minimum Stay Required: Weekends, Holidays

Pet-Friendly: Yes

Smoking Policy: Outside Only

Family Friendly: Yes

Weddings & Events

The Black Dolphin Inn is a stylish and sophisticated wedding destination in New Smyrna Beach. Whether it’s an outdoor ceremony with 75 guests or an intimate gathering of your closest family and friends, our staff will tailor your event to your exact specifications. We are happy to provide a list of local photographers, entertainment services, florists, and decorators to ensure that your event is top-notch. We’ll even take care of the catering!

Conduct your rehearsal dinner, recite your vows under a canopy of palm trees, or book the entire inn for your wedding weekend. No matter what you’re planning, the Black Dolphin Inn provides an elegant event space and personal guest service that is often unmatched by other lodging alternatives.

After you tie the knot, book your stay in our 500-square-foot Honeymoon Suite. This spectacular third-floor suite features a master bedroom with an air-jetted corner spa tub, adjacent living room, and a furnished balcony with dazzling views of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. It’s perfect for newlyweds seeking peace and privacy!

Wedding/Events Capacity: 50-99

Events Supported: Ceremony, Receptions, Rehearsal Dinner, Bridal Luncheon, Elopement

Wedding Services & Amenities: Caterer

Wedding/Reception/Event Facilities: Indoor, Outdoor

Reception Seating: 75

Banquet Seating: 75

Max Capacity Outdoor: 75

Business Travel & Events

A relaxed coastal vibe complete with passing yachts, moored sailboats, and frolicking birds set the tone for an exceptional meeting experience at the Black Dolphin Inn. Our B&B offers a number of very private and intimate common areas that are light, airy, and uncluttered, so you can plan productive board meetings, corporate retreats, team building events, and more. Or choose from a variety of different venues in our outdoor meeting space, all of which can be customized to your specific criteria.

At the Black Dolphin Inn, your meeting will feel less like business and more like a vacation.

# of Meeting Rooms: 1

Meeting Types: Business Meeting, Retreats, Social

Meeting Amenities: Onsite Catering

Meeting Facilities: Indoor, Outdoor

Business Travel & Event Max Capacity: 20

Total Rooms Sq Footages: 475

Max Capacity Theater: 20

Max Capacity Boardroom: 20

Max Capacity Classroom: 20

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