There’s nothing like travel to help you forget all your problems. Relaxing in another environment seems to erase all those stressors back home, whether it’s a quick weekend getaway or an international adventure. But no matter where you go, your travel dollars have an impact, and choosing to be intentional about what you support with your money can help to lessen problems like the lack of diversity within the travel industry and economic inequities for African American businesses. Check out this list of Black-owned hotels when you’re planning your next trip and maybe you can forget your problems while helping to solve a few others.
Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel
A stylish hotel located less than a mile from LAX with 24-hour free airport shuttles, Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel is a popular pick for couples and weekend warriors. Highlights include a heated outdoor pool, a fully-equipped gym, and two chic restaurants serving California cuisine. Plus, enjoy close proximity to coastal cities like Marina Del Rey, Santa Monica and Manhattan Beach.
Hilton Cabana Miami Beach
An oceanfront property set in a residential neighborhood called “Millionaires’ Row,” Hilton Cabana Miami Beach attracts families and couples looking for a tranquil beach stay. Retro style decor and a French-influenced restaurant and bar offer elegant oceanfront eats, but the wide, pristine beach with fewer crowds than South Beach is the real star.
Hyatt Centric Midtown Atlanta
Centrally located and reasonably priced, Hyatt Centric Midtown Atlanta supplies a welcoming vibe and easy access to attractions like the Georgia Aquarium and World of Coca-Cola, plus it’s within walking distance of Piedmont Park. High-ceilings, great views, an indoor pool, and a health club make this a great choice for both staycations and weekend getaways.
Hotel Indigo New Orleans Garden District
Hotel Indigo showcases NOLA style with spacious, art-filled rooms, bold splashes of color throughout the boutique property, and a creole style restaurant with a chic patio. Situated in the historic Garden District beneath towering oaks, the hotel is across the street from the St. Charles streetcar line for easy access to nearby attractions.
Chicago South Loop Hotel
This charming spot is located in the heart of the historic Bronzeville neighborhood, an area known in the early 20th century as the “Black Metropolis.” The Chicago South Loop Hotel provides guests with close proximity to McCormick Place Convention Center, as well as free shuttle service to the Loop. Free parking, skyline views, and a 24-hour business center make it a good pick for business travelers.
Hotel Bennett: Charleston
The ultimate in luxury and Southern hospitality, Hotel Bennett unfolds in Italianate opulence on historic King Street, one of the oldest city streets in the country. Filled with low-country touches and European elegance, rooms boast terraces with striking panoramas of Charleston Harbor and the two-story restaurant serves gourmet Southern cuisine.
La Maison in Midtown: Houston
La Maison offers the atmosphere of an upscale bed and breakfast centrally located near the theater district and restaurants. Lovely touches like an expansive breakfast and “urban high tea” make it a perfect selection for couples visiting the city and locals wanting a romantic staycation.
Ocean West Boutique Hotel: The Bahamas
Perched atop a hill with sweeping ocean views, Ocean West Boutique Hotel is housed inside of a former mansion and boasts a stately atmosphere with private balconies and fireplaces in some of the 10 rooms. Located near the Nassau airport with an ocean-facing pool, this quiet hotel is a favorite for older couples.
Negril Treehouse Resort: Jamaica
Located on Negril’s legendary Seven Mile Beach, Negril Treehouse Resort provides a lush and intimate environment for families and couples. Surrounded by colorful gardens and offering complimentary hearty breakfasts, this small hotel allows visitors to relax in paradise.