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Black-owned Places to Stay in the United States
Across the United States, Black-owned places to stay provide an opportunity for travelers to immerse themselves in the rich tapestry of African American culture and history. The owners of these remarkable establishments have poured their hearts and souls into creating spaces that provide comfort, celebrate and uplift the voices of their community. These Black-owned stays offer extraordinary experiences. The staff embraces the guests with warmth, hospitality and a sense of belonging. Consider supporting one of these Black-owned places to stay this Black business month and beyond.
Urban Cowboy Bed & Breakfast — Nashville, TN and Catskills, NY
Nestled in the heart of Music City, Urban Cowboy Bed & Breakfast is a haven of Southern charm and hospitality. Owned by dynamic Black entrepreneur Jersey Banks and her business and life partner Lyon Porter, this one-of-a-kind stay combines rustic-chic style with modern comfort. Each room showcases handcrafted furniture and a warm ambiance that invites relaxation. The B&B’s communal spaces foster a sense of community, offering the perfect opportunity to connect with fellow travelers. A new location is also in the works, set to open in Banks’ hometown, Denver.
Oak’s Bluff Inn — Martha’s Vineyard, MA
Oak’s Bluff Inn is a charming Victorian inn located in the heart of Martha’s Vineyard. Owned by Black entrepreneurs Rhonda and Erik Albert, this is one of the best Black-owned places to stay. The inn offers cozy and beautifully decorated accommodations with a nod to the island’s rich history and culture. Guests can enjoy the atmosphere of Oak Bluffs, explore the beautiful beaches and relax on the inn’s front porch, soaking in the beauty of the surroundings.
Akwaaba Bed & Breakfast Inns — Multiple Locations
A true gem in the realm of Black-owned places to stay, Akwaaba Bed & Breakfast Inns has multiple enchanting locations across the United States. Each inn offers a distinctive experience. From stately Victorian mansions to historic landmarks tastefully renovated, Akwaaba Bed & Breakfast Inns blend comfort and elegance seamlessly. The hosts ensure that guests have sumptuous breakfast spreads, providing a delightful start to the day. Immerse yourself in the rich history and inviting ambiance of these remarkable accommodations.
NOPSI Hotel — New Orleans, LA
Luxury hotel NOPSI is located in New Orleans. It is known for its sleek, classic design and its vibrant rooftop pool and bar, Above the Grid. Housed in the New Orleans Public Service Incorporated building, it offers a sophisticated atmosphere with jazz era-themed decor. This Black-owned hotel contains the allure of the Big Easy. It beckons travelers to immerse themselves in the spirit of a metropolis known for its music, cuisine and hospitality. Its location, just two blocks from the French Quarter, makes it popular with travelers planning to explore the city’s nightlife.
Alberta Beach House — Hampton, VA
Nestled along the sandy shores of Hampton, Virginia, the Alberta Beach House is an enchanting bed and breakfast. Owned by Amina Gilyard James and her husband Norland James, this charming property offers amazing views of the Chesapeake Bay. Enjoy beach access and explore nearby historic sites. Unwind and listen to the sound of the waves at this Black-owned stay.
The Ivy Hotel — Baltimore, MD
For those seeking a getaway, The Ivy Hotel in Baltimore sets the bar high. Owned by Eddie and Sylvia Brown, this luxe boutique hotel exudes sophistication. Each room is designed to create a sanctuary of style and comfort. The spa and restaurant leave guests pampered and satisfied. Personalized service is the hallmark of the Ivy Hotel, where every detail ensures an unforgettable stay. Immerse yourself in the opulence and grandeur of this Black-owned gem in Baltimore’s Mount Vernon neighborhood.
Salamander Resort & Spa — Middleburg, VA
Located in Middleburg, Salamander Resort & Spa is an upscale retreat set on 340 acres of countryside. The resort offers luxurious accommodations, exquisite dining options and a world-class spa. It also has a wide range of activities, including horseback riding, hiking, golfing and wine tasting. Owned by Sheila C. Johnson, the resort shows her dedication to providing a premium and serene escape for guests.