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Top African-American Owned Bed and Breakfasts in New York

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When you are in the Big Apple to take your bite, a posh space at day’s end that has all the comforts of home will make your stay a true treat. Whether you decide to stay in the heart of the city or on its outskirts, lodging in one of the few–but hailed–African-American owned bed and breakfasts will insure coverage of all your vacay needs.

Take Akwaaba. This haven’s Ghanian name means “welcome.”

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Owned by one-time Essence magazine editor-in-chief Monique Greenwood, Akwaaba offers class and beauty with its fine architectural accents and antique décor. Within this converted 1860s mansion is the perfect setting for a stylish rejuvenation experience. As a bonus, Akwaaba is located in Stuyvesant Heights, Brooklyn–a quiet, pretty community just a few minutes away from the heart of Manhattan.

Before heading out to explore the sights, enjoy Akwaaba’s Jacuzzi in a private bath, then enjoy a soul food breakfast in the dining room.

Afternoon tea and a massage during downtime are the perfect way to relax before evenings out. Plus, check out Akwaaba’s garden, sun-porch, and courtyard during your spring or summer visit.

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Also in Brooklyn—Bedford Stuyvesant to be exact—Sankofa Aban Bed and Breakfast offers six rooms from which to choose for your NYC escapade. The late nineteenth century brownstone is family-owned and delivers warm and comfort-filled stays. Whether you are strolling through the Afro-cosmopolitan enclaves of Clinton-Hill or Fort-Green, or shopping at Bendel’s in Manhattan, Sankofa is centrally located.

Spacious, richly furnished rooms featuring chandeliers and marble floors are available.  You can dine on continental breakfast delights and take in aromatherapy spa treatments before getting started with your day’s agenda. You can kick back with a complimentary glass of champagne and enjoy live jazz compliments of your host too.

Meanwhile, the Quintessentials Bed & Breakfast Spa located in East Marion on Long Island also promises a great stay for guests. In fact, owner Sylvia M. Daley has earned a reputation for facilitating romance, relaxation, or business with her versatile establishment.

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Situated within meticulously manicured gardens, this inn is located within a centuries-old, elegantly-furnished Victorian home. Complete with an array spa services and gourmet menu options in its intimate 15-room setting, Quintessentials guarantees personalized service and privacy as well as adventure and spiritual refreshment.

In the same neck of the woods of Quintessentials is Arbor View House of Long Island, New York.

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This B&B is hailed as the best location for wine touring in Greenport, New York. Arbor View is noted as having a luxurious sophistication that is incredibly romantic. Add in swimming and boating excursions for a visit that is intimate yet eventful.

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Shakira has a Bachelor's degree from Spelman College. She has a master's of science degree in education. She has written for USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and Clutch.

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