Fast 7: Black-Owned Hotels You Need to Visit ASAP

Updated: Oct 18, 2019

Get ready to live your best BLACK life, next time you travel.

Alright ladies (and gents.) While looking for black-owned hotels and bed & breakfast locations, I was thrilled to find quite a few. I went ahead and compiled a quick list of seven black-owned hotels - it's made up of places I personally want to go to and hotel properties where I'm inspired by the owner. Next time you're in one of these locations make sure you book a room, and tell me all about it!

Salamander Resort & Spa

Okay. Where. TF. Should. I. Even Really Start?

The beautiful Salamander Resort & Spa is owned by CEO, Sheila C. Johnson (remember this name.) Just a quick background on Sheila -- she's a successful entrepreneur and the co-founder of B.E.T....

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I must admit, the average cost per night can get pretty pricey but it boasts great reviews and a wide array of amenities. 

  • Indoor Pool

  • Poolside Bar

  • Free WiFi

  • Free Parking

  • Full-service Spa

  • Gym

  • Pet Friendly (Dogs)

  • Free Cribs

  • Flat-screen TV

  • Tennis Court

  • Fishing On Site

  • Horse Riding Rental

  • Mountain Biking

  • Golfing Nearby

Many guest reviews rave about being treated like royalty. If you're ever in the DMV area, be sure to book a room; it's located in Middleburg, Virginia  (less than an hour away from D.C.) and averages about $450 a night.

La Maison in Midtown

Houston, we have a solution! This black-owned hotel describes itself as an urban bed and breakfast. Owners and friends, Genora Boykins and Sharon Owens invite you to kick-off your shoes and enjoy a peaceful environment made up of seven luxurious room stretched across three stories. La Maison in Midtown features five-star amenities like:

  • Private Spa Bath

  • Plush Bathrobes

  • Free WiFi

  • 32-inch Flat-Screen TV

  • Freshly Cooked Breakfast

La Maison in Midtown is in the heart of Houston, Texas and conveniently close to:

  • Theater District

  • Museum District

  • Major Sporting Events

  • Premier Colleges and Universities

Depending on which room you book, rates start at $169 per night.


In a place that's already so rich in culture and history, it's refreshing to see this black-owned hotel. NOPSI Hotel is another successful venture from Sheila C. Johnson, Girl-Boss, co-founder of B.E.T and CEO of the aforementioned, Salamander Resort & Spa. Shout out to Sheila for opening what is called "the first luxury property to open in New Orleans in a generation."

When in New Orleans you can stay in any one of the 217 luxury rooms! Fun fact about the property: before it was a hotel, it was the historic New Orleans Public Service Inc. (a former utility and transit facility dating back to 1927. Hence the name N.O.P.S.I.)

The beautifully renovated hotel is within a short walk of:

  • The French Quarter

  • The Warehouse District

  • The Garden District

  • Mercedes Benz Superdome

Don't let the room count fool you, these bad boys book very quickly! And I see why. Each room is designed to bring you the highest level of luxury without losing it's classical 1920's feel. Depending on when you visit, a room can go for $132 a night.

Villa La Maison Michelle

Even though I can't guarantee you'll run into Rihanna on your trip here, I can guarantee that you'll find a beautifully designed, black-owned resort & spa in Barbados. (Still a BIG deal!)

Villa La Maison Michelle was developed by husband and wife duo, Guy and Michelle Jenkins. It's perfect for a romantic or relaxing getaway. The dynamic couple says that their property was designed with their guests in mind. Once there, you will enjoy a variety of on-site services including:

  • Facials & Massages

  • Morning Yoga & Meditation

  • The Garden District

  • Private Pool

  • Fitness Center

  • Sun Terrace

This is another hot location and reservations fill up super quick. I couldn't find an available date well into the beginning of 2020. If you get the chance to stay here, let ya girl know. The exclusivity of it has me wishing I could book it....yesterday!

Wingate by Wyndham

Okay, here's the deal with this entry. It's in Alabama - a state deep in the South, and comprised of a history that includes slavery and the mistreatment of black people. This is why this is such a win with this black-owned hotel.

Wingate by Wyndham was one of the few that I was able to find that is a corporate hotel but under ownership of a black person. Unfortunately, I cannot locate the name of the owner but I do have the specific address. 516 Springhill Plaza Ct, Mobile, Alabama 36608.

The hotel includes:

  • Free WiFi

  • Free Airport Shuttle

  • Free Shuttle to Local Attractions

  • Free Breakfast Buffet

  • Free Parking

Prices start around $89 a night.

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