Black Dolphin Inn

Where dolphins are on our daily guest list


Where dolphins are on our daily guest list

Black Dolphin InnFlorida
Black Dolphin InnFlorida
Black Dolphin InnFlorida
Black Dolphin InnFlorida
bedroom with view of water

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.

At a Glance

  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • Eco-Friendly
  • Pub/Tavern/Bar
  • Fireplace or Fire Pit
  • Private Ent Avail.
  • Jetted Tubs Avail.
  • Waterfront

In the Know

  • 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

Stay for the Story

Located on the Atlantic Intracoastal, this elegant Spanish Isle inn features 14 individually designed rooms that are architecturally unique, & beautifully appointed with mid-century furnishings that reflect the history of a seaside village.

Sip & Savor

Here are a few things to sip & savor when you visit…

Enjoy an authentic taste of the Tuscan countryside at one of the most unique dining experiences in Florida at The Garlic
Enjoy American fare with a focus on locally sourced ingredients at Riverpark Terrace
Try Third Wave Café with a menu inspired by cuisines from around the world

See & Do

Here are a few things to see & do when you visit…

Visit Canaveral National Seashore, a pristine barrier island composed of dune, hammock and lagoon habitats
Get the history of New Smyrna, founded in 1768 at New Smyrna Museum of History

The Marine Discovery Center informs and educates guests about the biodiversity of marine life and plant life in Florida's Indian River Lagoon

Guest Reviews

My husband and I stayed in suite 303 (the Honeymoon Suite) at the Black Dolphin Inn the week of March 5, 2024. Having stayed in Select Registry inns before, we chose this property with confidence, knowing we would be pampered and have excellent amenities. We spent Wednesday at Disney (1.5 hour drive) and Friday at the Kennedy Space Center (less than an hour drive). Thursday, we rested, then walked...See More

- Christine Courson

This was our first time staying at the Black Dolphin Inn. My wife and I stayed in a balcony room overlooking the river. The room was clean, well furnished and very comfortable. Breakfast was delivered to our room and it was amazing! The hospitality and individual attention made us feel like we were visiting old friends. The Black Dolphin Inn is a shining gem, we look forward to our...See More

- Mark F

We loved everything except the water pressure in the shower. But everything else made up for it 10 fold. The bed was comfortable the vie was stunning. They brought breakfast to our room and we are on the terrace while watching dolphins eat their breakfast. We will go back many times.

- Jennifer Ullrich

We had a wonderful stay here at the Black Dolphin Inn! My husband works in a hospital and his schedule can be rather wonky but we actually both had a day off on the same day and we got lucky that the Black Dolphin Inn also had a room available for the evening. Our last minute getaway was perfect. The room was clean and super cute. Our breakfast was...See More

- Leah LeMay

What a great experience, the staff was so friendly and accommodating. The room was super clean, we have stayed at Hilton’s and not as clean as the Black Dolphin Inn. The breakfast was delicious. I do recommend and will definitely be back.

- Vickie Swartz

Rooms & Suites

# of Rooms: 14

Room Amenities: Air Conditioning, Bathrobes, Hair Dryer, Telephones, Alarm Clocks, Antique Furnishings, Featherbeds

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


Smoking Policy: Outside Only

Family Friendly: Yes

Food & Wine

Meals Offered: Breakfast

Special Diets Accommodated: Yes

Restaurant on Premises: No

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

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Guest Services

Internet Service: Wired, Wireless

Front Desk/Security: Business Hours, Onsite

Corporate Rates: Yes

Inn Amenities: Business Center, Free Onsite Parking, Full House Rental Available, Gardens on Property, Green Environmentally Friendly, LGBTQI+ Friendly, Meeting Space Available, Weddings & Events Available, Wine/Spirits Available

Weddings & Celebrations

Wedding/Reception/Event Facilities: Indoor, Outdoor

Events Supported: Private Parties, Ceremonies, Receptions, Rehearsal Dinners, Bridal Luncheons, Elopements

Business Travel & Meetings

Meeting Types: Business Meetings, Retreats

Meeting Facilities: Yes

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Location Type: Coastal, Waterfront, Beach