Summer may be coming to an end, but your plans to travel don't have to be. Now that there are plenty of options worldwide, it's now up to you to decide where you're going and how much you want to spend. The ever-growing list of Black-owned hotels & resorts will make planning your girls' trip, baecation, or the fun-filled family getaway much easier, especially since society has shown people of color that we are not always welcomed nor properly accommodated while staying at their hotels.
Just the other day, I saw a video on Facebook of a Black woman detailing how uncomfortable she and her family were during their stay at a South Carolina hotel. She posted a picture of a confederate flag hanging up by the pool while other white patrons were in the hot tub. She even said a staff member invited themselves into her room while she was changing, which is wrong on so many levels.
Although it is 2021, inclusivity is still struggling, even in the hospitality industry. In the early 1900s, Black Americans used The Green Book as a guide for travel in the United States. It was a resource for hotels, restaurants, gas stations, entertainment, and key directions for safe traveling in a racist America. However, it was also a powerful marketing tool to highlight black-owned businesses and entrepreneurship.
When traveling domestically or internationally, everyone has the right to be treated with the utmost respect + hospitality, especially when spending your money. Here I have listed hotels & resorts where your accommodations shouldn't be an issue—support one of these Black-owned hotels or resorts on your next trip.
In the heart of the historic Bronzeville District & the South Loop Area, the sophisticated hotel
makes for the perfect stay of relaxation and commendable guest services.
Roberts Riverwalk Urban Resort Hotel
An urban resort with a historic upscale vibe featuring elegant guestrooms, including six
unique room types and tri-level Penthouse Suites.
A premier Bed & Breakfast with historical attributes. The B&B was a former safe house for the Underground Railroad, built between 1850 - 1860 by abolitionist and farmer Zebulon Strong. Between 2001 to 2004, the owner Kristen Kichtens restored the home, where it now invites travelers to the 5 bedroom inn.
An upscale B&B with a special kind of sentiment. Each room has its own unique ornate fireplace, gaslight fixtures, parquet wood flooring, and modern amenities, such as oversized Jacuzzi tubs.
Oak Bluffs, MA
The Victorian-built home turned Inn for casual travelers and celebs sets at a corner in Oak Bluffs in Martha's Vineyard. Film director Spike Lee stayed in the penthouse suite to add some respect on The Inn's name.
Located in the heart of Historical Overtown, Miami, the new Bed and Breakfast is "Where History Meets Hospitality." The B&B features chef-driven amenities and local goods.
The Henderson Beach Resort & Spa
With spacious guestrooms + suites, and premium amenities, The Henderson, also a Salamander Resort, is the destination when traveling to the sugar-white sands of the Gulf Coast in Destin.
New Orleans, LA
Nestled in a residential part of the French Quarter, only two blocks away from the iconic Bourbon St., Maison Dupuy is designed with balcony guestrooms centered around a newly renovated courtyard with cabana bed accents by the heated swimming pool.
New Orleans, LA
The Moor, located on the historic Canal St., pays homage to the multi-cultural melting pot found in New Orleans. This hausotel has 4 suites with decor that resemble the Moors people of North Africa, such as the Moroccan patterns, wood tones, historical relics, and statement art pieces.
New Orleans, LA
Luxury meets history at the Nopsi Hotel--- its 1927 historic structure located in downtown New Orleans features an upscale view of the city from the rooftop, accented with a pool + bar.
One of Baltimore's best fine-dining bistros, the hotel has eight suites and nine guestrooms with heated limestone floors in the bathroom---some accommodations have unique features such as a corner view of Mount Vernon, a balcony over the courtyard, and an octagonal living room.
This boutique hotel is for the grown & sexy ( guests 21+ ONLY). Located in East Nashville, the B&B is a historic Victorian mansion with eight experiential suites + a Stable House in the rear that serves craft cocktails.
An urban midtown B&B located in the heart of Houston. Enjoy your choice of twin, queen, or king guestrooms---or the option to upgrade to a full-sized suite.
The Salamander Resort & Spa is the epitome of luxury at it's finest---it has a state of the art spa, an onsite vineyard, and one of the best equestrian programs in the United States.
Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, enjoy one of the 256 renovated guestrooms and suites---or enjoy an evening under the sundeck by the heated outdoor pool.
Meads Bay, Anguilla
This family owned & operated beach resort is considered a premier boutique resort in Anguilla. Located in the middle of Meads Bay, Frangipani features a top of line island getaway.
Leeward Island, Anguilla
Hidden in the a green garden, Paradise Cove is conveniently near the world's largest white sand beaches. The hotel has 29 decorative guestrooms with free WiFi and parking.
Unique Village Hotels and Villas
Near North Palmetto Point, Bahamas
The beach front resort is located near Palmetto Point on the Bahamian Island of Eleuthera, and features 14 tasteful units with views of the beautiful pink sand & blue ocean.
St. James, Barbados
Barbados Platinum Coast, La Maison Michelle is situated on a hilltop with panoramic views of the ocean coupled with a five-star luxury experience. Owned by a husband + wife duo, this boutique mansion is the perfect stay for business, romantic, or friend getaway.
Grand Anse Beach, Grenada
Being "The Life of Spice," this Grenada boutique features a family friendly experience that will bring you back time & time again. The resort is an all-inclusive Spice of Life Ise of the Carribean escape.
Pointe de La Verdure, Guadeloupe
A 4-star hotel & spa, La Cerole brings to you relaxion + wellness on the sea-side of Grand-Terre perfect for an unforgettable modern stay.
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Jamaica's highest-rated resort, the Eclispe at Half Moon features upscale accommodations with two restaurants + three bars, and a market café.
Enjoy the unforgettable transparent blue waters + crystal like sand while vacationing at the Negril Tree House. The resort has 70 of Negrils' finest accommodations with top of the line amenities such as an ornate braid upon your request for a more relaxed vibe.
Basseterre, St. Kitts
Look above the Carraibean Sea at the Ocean Terrace Inn, St. Kitts most-popular vistas renovated only but 6 years ago----will surely please your desire in the updated guestrooms + suites.
Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia
African Bush Camps is like no other experience. Founded by Beks Ndlovu, a professional safari guide that has compiled 16 different camps in Zimbabwe, Botswana, & Zambia. Decide which holistic safari fits your travel needs.
The "at home" feel hotel with 9 smoke-free guestrooms, an outdoor pool, and full-service spa is the perfect intimate destination to unwind.
Mole National Park, Ghana
West Africa's first luxury safari lodge conveniently positioned in the heart of Mole Forest, Zaina. Great for tourists looking for a nature meets wildlife inspired experience. The lodge has 25 tented chalets with a private balcony + an infinity pool.
Near Monrovia, Liberia
The four-star resort & villa is the first of it's kind in Liberia and all of West Africa. The resort provides first-class amenities such as fine dining, full-service spa + fitness center, & bar by the pool deck.
The first and only all-female hostel in Amsterdam, Hostelle is the perfect safe place to stay if you are on a budget---with the dorm type feel + 24/7 security, there's no other place a woman would rather be.
Blue Apple Beach and Townhouse
A private island hotel & beach club with a good-time in mind. Blue Apple is for everyone--- international travelers + day visitors. Be apart of the family by booking your next stay in Cartagena.
The listed hotels & resorts are only but a few, as there are many more options to choose from and the list is forever growing. Keiamour Uncovered is here for it. Check back for additional Black-owned hotels + resorts.