As we head into the warm months of the year, vacations are at the top of everyone’s mind. While the need to spread our wings is making our palms itch, many of us still want to stay domestic for the time being. In doing so, I strongly encourage you to visit one of these Black-owned hotel destinations located right here in the US.
I’ve chosen 7 “wallet friendly” family owned resorts, but please, feel free to do your research to find other Black-owned hotel or spa destinations in the location you are traveling to next!
Le Maison Midtown: Houston, Texas
Susan Owens and Genora Boykins’ elegantly decorated 7 bedroom bed and breakfast, nestled in central Houston, Texas is just mere minutes from downtown, but secluded enough to be away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
If you are a fan of European flair, this 3 story home with picturesque views and southern and continental breakfast options is a go-to stop to add to your 2022 travel list.
The Urban Cowboy: Nashville, Tennessee
Do you live for experiences? What about if your vacation accommodation itself was an experience? Come back…I want you to see this before you book your flight! The Urban Cowboy is another quaint location with only 8 suites — each one exquisitely decorated as its own adult experience.
Whether you are planning a girls trip, romantic getaway with your significant other, or you want to do a couples trip, here’s an option for any 21 and older themed fun you can think of. Also be sure to enjoy the complimentary cocktails.
Akwaaba Mansion: Brooklyn, New York
A truly luxury experience, the Akwaaba mansion is located in the heart of upscale NYC and is owned by Monique Greenwood and Glenn Pogue. This husband and wife duo have taken painstaking care to add extravagant amenities around the property, including a jacuzzi tub for each suite and an immensely open sun porch.
Perfect for anything from a quick romantic getaway all the way to a girls’ trip!
Hilton Cabana: Miami Beach, Florida
Located slightly north of South Beach, the Hilton Cabana, nestled on the beach, has multiple pools on the property allowing guests to experience the Miami feel and vibe without the mayhem of busy downtown. The owner, Thomas J. Baltimore, Jr. made sure to decorate the property in 1950’s Miami motifs, directly attracting families and couples.
The Clevedale Inn: Spartanburg, South Carolina
If you love a good trip to the south, The Clevedale Inn will not disappoint. This eclectic and beautiful space is framed with extraordinary outdoor views and themed suites including the MackRail Cabin car, a bridal suite, and a Hawaiian room.
Sonesta Silicon Valley: Milpitas, California
Snuggled in Silicon Valley in northern California, the Sonesta Silicon Valley Hotel is a short distance from some of the world’s largest and most name recognized brands in the world such as Google and Apple. Here, you can enjoy luxury bath products and Google Chromecast during your stay.
Salamander Resort & Spa: Middleburg, Virginia
Charming and quaint, this universally pleasing resort boasts one of a kind culinary adventures, Blue Ridge mountain views, horseback riding, and even bike tours across the sprawling 340 acres. Each lavishly decorated guest room offers in-room spa treatments and a deserved break from the outside world.
I’m not sure about you, but I know for a fact that I’m ready to hit the road and turn up at any one of these amazing destinations. Let us know where you plan on going for your next trip , and make sure you leave us some other Black-owned hotel and spa destinations in the comment section.