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REVIEW: Black Dolphin Inn, New Smyrna Beach

How do I describe my recent experience at the Black Dolphin Inn? Amazing, from start to finish. My enjoyment began before I even spied the inn, when I turned onto Riverside Drive, a road along the Indian River lined with fine…

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REVIEW: Beach Drive Inn, St. Pete

July  2014: For a visit to St. Petersburg’s bustling downtown waterfront, you can’t beat the location of the Beach Drive Inn Bed & Breakfast, which faces Tampa Bay across from the Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club.…


REVIEW: Grandview Bed & Breakfast, Mount Dora

(June 22-23, 2014) My second stay at the Grandview Bed & Breakfast confirmed: It’s not just the windmill spinning above the 1906 William Watt House that makes it special. After winding your way through the charming small town of…


REVIEW: Courtyard at Lake Lucerne, Orlando

My favorite historic bed-and-breakfast, the one I return to again and again and the setting for some of my happiest memories, is found in – of all places – the land of Mickey Mouse. Guests at the Courtyard at…

The three-story inn, built between 1865 and 1886, has 13 room and suites, and is located only a few blocks from the center of St. Augustine and from the waterfront.

REVIEW: Kenwood Inn, St. Augustine

(April 30-May 3, 2014) The Kenwood Inn was as amazing as I’d remembered. I visited 25 years earlier – half a lifetime ago – with my mother and grandmother, so I had few distinct memories, but I did remember…