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

Fantastic everything! If I could give the Black Dolphin Inn a 10 star review, I would! We were greeted by Brett who was very kind and welcoming. Our room was spotless and so comfortable. We travel with our dog and she was welcomed in a very sweet way by all of the staff. The breakfast choices changed daily and each one was served on time in our room and...See More

- Donna Farrow

The attention to detail is absolutely amazing. From the moment we walked in to the beautiful lobby we knew we had made the right choice. The staff is welcoming and very knowledgeable about the surrounding area. I looked forward to breakfast every morning, & enjoyed talking with the chefs working there. Our room was large, clean, and extremely comfortable. Can’t wait for out next stay at the Black Dolphin!

- Heather Uhlik

Such a great B&B!!! The staff were super friendly at check in and throughout the stay. The rooms were comfortable and well appointed. Great location on the bay in a residential neighborhood. Everything is within a 15 min drive. I would stay here again for sure

- Dave Cope

Fantastic people, location, and rooms. This is our second stay here and it was just as fabulous as the first; highly recommend. Jennifer stayed late to greet us on our arrival and was a wonderful host throughout. Very thankful for our little staycation - a visit to the Black Dolphin was just what we needed ;)

- Team Whitehurst

We loved this inn. Lovely and super helpful people who own and work here. The quality of our room was impressive and we loved the balcony in our room with view of the sea. Breakfast was a daily highlight. Highly recommend.

- ceels

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