Nuns & Roses ROCKS! If you go to New Smyrna and want a great vacation experience without the ugly high-rise hotels, stay at Longboard Inn. This is two charming historical buildings in a quiet neighborhood with beautiful landscaping and clean, beautifully decorated rooms. Recommend you ask for the Captain's Quarters at Nun's and Roses (ask about the history and story behind the name). After a day at the beach or an evening out it is so nice to come 'home' to. Dee and John are gracious and attentive. Breakfast is always amazing -- and if you miss it you might want to stop in later and see if there is any leftover scones! If you are there on Saturday morning, check out the Farmers Market on nearby Sam's Street and visit the historical museum, too.