Wanting to book your next stay at a black-owned establishment? Look no further!
There are so many wonderful hotels around the United States that provide the needed amenities for travelers. Maybe you are looking to book more stays to support black business. I am certain you can find what you are looking for.
Black-Owned Accomodations for Travelers
I have a list of hotels and bed & Breakfasts’ that are black-owned and operated around the United States. So pack your bags and get ready to book! Check out the places below and make sure to add these to your travel list.
The Ivy Hotel Baltimore, Maryland
This 9 room, 8 suite hotel brings charm and elegance to the downtown Baltimore area. The perfect romantic getaway for the couple searching for a luxurious experience. Each room at The Ivy Hotel is unique with some offering gorgeous courtyard views, fireplaces, walk-in showers, and king-sized canopy beds.
Perhaps an intimate stay at the hotel is a plan for the future and not today. You can also stop by the in-house restaurant and reserve a table at the Magdalena. Yes, the Magdelena is deemed “European Traditions Infused with Maryland Soul”. Come for the appetizers and seasonal entrees and stay for the Baltimore charm and cozy vibes.
Hotel Bennett Charleston, South Carolina
Charleston is a city full of early American history and southern charm. The Hotel Bennett is the epitome of luxury and southern hospitality. Head to the southern city and book a room at the Hotel. With views like something out of a movie, you won’t be disappointed!
Six Acres Bed & Breakfast Cincinnati, Ohio
Stay 15 minutes from Downtown Cincinnati in this cute black-owned bed and breakfast (B&B) in the midwest. Six Acres Best and Breakfast is truly enriched with American history. Furthermore, this home was built between 1850 and 1860 and shared a connection with the Underground Railroad!
That’s right. Many homes in this suburban neighborhood were actually safe houses for runaway slaves escaping to Canada through the passage. A place full of memories!
In fact, this B&B is included in the Sojourn Heritage Accommodations collection. As part of the boutique hotels, the Sojourn Heritage Accommodations focuses on sharing the amazing African American history and culture of the communities they are located in.
Stay here and not only do you get a comfortable room but also a history lesson!
Le Maison Midtown Houston, Texas
Take a break from the hectic city life and check in to the Le Maison Midtown! This urban Bed and Breakfast opened for business in 2010 and has remained a true gem of Houston, Texas.
Owners Genora Boykins and Sharon Owens tapped into their entrepreneurial spirit after years of working together in Corporate. After developing a business plan from 10 years of learning about the hospitality industry, these women got with an architect and constructed the B&B from the ground.
Not only will you get a truly amazing experience, but also the joys and comforts of home. Book a stay at Le Maison located in midtown but with easy access to downtown Houston!
The Duchess BB New Orleans, Louisiana
Whether it’s Mardi Gras, Essence festival, or Thursday, New Orleans is a city full of excitement! Not only is this historic town full of parades, voodoo, and beautiful architecture, but it also has plenty of options for black-owned establishments.
The next time you book that flight to New Orleans, why not grab a stay at The Duchess Bed & Breakfast. Located about 2.5 miles from the French Quarter, this Bed and Breakfast fits perfectly in the Garden District.
This may be on the pricier side, but to stay in the historic area of New Orleans is worth it to many. Enjoy a full kitchen, access to 4 bedrooms, and 3.5 baths. Perfect stay for a family or a weekend with friends.
Sonesta Silicon Valley Milpitas, California
Like California isn’t dreamy enough on its own, give the Sonesta Silicon Valley a try! Only a short distance from the tech haven, Silicon Valley, this contemporary hotel is truly unique.
The hotel is newly renovated and perfect for a weekend getaway or a business trip.
The Henderson Beach Resort & Spa Destin, Florida
A sunny vacation is perfect when you can walk to the beach. Located in Destin, Florida, The Henderson Beach Resort and Spa is great for family fun. You’ll be minutes from highly acclaimed golf courses, steps away from an oasis-style pool, and the ability to relax in a hammock.
The resort is apartment-style so you’ll be equipped with a kitchen, multiple bedrooms, TVs, and all the amenities of the comfort of home. Throughout the year, this resort can book quickly especially during the height of the season. Make sure to add this to your list and book early!
The Oak Bluffs Inn Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts
For many black Americans, visiting Martha’s Vineyard was only a dream. However, there was one town in Martha’s Vineyard that allowed black people to visit, Oak Bluffs. It wasn’t until the 1960s that other areas of the town allowed black tourists to visit.
The Oak Bluffs Inn is a black-owned hotel that is considered to be one of the best places to stay in Martha’s Vineyard! Owned by Rhonda and Erik Albert, this Inn consistently remains one of Boston’s finest.
Chicago South Loop Hotel Chicago, Illinois
Known as the Windy City, Chicago occasionally gets a bad rap. Although we hear and see the negatives in the media, Chicago is still a beautiful city, with rich history and wonderful people. For one, I grew up traveling to the city many times as my family resides here.
So while you are visiting, of course, you need to check out the Chicago South Loop Hotel! Located in the historic Bronzeville District, this independent boutique hotel scores high with guests.
Time to Book!
It’s time to go online and make those reservations! The places in this list are a mix of luxury and everyday accommodations. Let me know in the comments what your experience has been. Are you making an intentional effort to book with black-owned businesses?