Black-owned hotels in Massachusetts and around the country.

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Breaking News June 24th, 2021 – In the magazine  Sweet July, Ayesha Curry’s quarterly lifestyle magazine, she highlights 14 independent Black-owned hotels across America in the article “Black-owned hotels for the ultimate road trip.” MASSACHUSETTS scored in the Top Ten for The Oak Bluffs Inn on Martha’s Vineyard..

The largest Bed & Breakfast at Martha’s Vineyard Ink Well beach, the Black’s beach, is the Dunmere-by-the Sea at 7 Pennacook Avenue. The Dunmere is a stunning Victorian overlooking the Inkwell Beach.  In her previous life she was an Inn and featured in the 1964 Green Book as a welcome haven to African Americans vacationers at a time when many hospitality establishments were not an option. Recently, a Black couple took ownership of the property and here’s what they posted on Facebook about it. Oh by the way, it cost $8,000 a week in the Summer and comes with lots of rooms so the bigger your traveling party, the cheaper per room cost will be. Eight K is on the high side even for an Oak Bluff beachfront property. Wecan tell you stories about how to score comfortable rooms for two for $125 – $250 per night in Oak Bluff. Timing is everything and time of year makes a very big difference. The 2021 post pandemic Martha’s Vineyard is at its most expensive lodging price level ever!

Owner’s statement about her space on Oak Bluff she is renting. 

My mission is to honor and preserve this property and this community by creating a place that all feel welcome to gather, connect and restore.  A place of kindness.  A place of inspiration. A haven. We hope to find you this summer laughing on a porch, closing your eyes inhaling deeply the ocean breeze, or dozing off with the feeling of the sun on your faces or splashing through the strong spirit of the blue ocean.  Connecting, restoring, being. Please join us at The Narragansett House or Dunmere by the Sea this summer. We will be waiting for you on the porch. “ 

Isn’t that nice?

Back in town, Black people are renting their homes as AirBnbs. They are everywhere, in all neighborhoods. Many of the hosts are retired school teachers and professionals. They are in Boston, Cambridge, Hyde Park and Randolph, to name a few location. The more expensive AirBnB are in the North End, the Back Bay and in Cambridge near Harvard and MIT Universities

Hi-quality but cheaper AirBnBs are found in the Neighborhoods of Dorchester, Roxbury, Mission Hill, Hyde Park, Randolph and other, because they are a distance from Downtown Boston but its easy to get to them in your car or by public transportation. Now, we don’t have a comprehensive list of Black AirBnb hosts but we are working on it.

Massachusetts has Black-owned hotels and there is one in Boston that we know of. Many Black homeowners offer AirBnB rentals. The Crosstown Park section of Boston’s South End has a Hampton Inn built by black developers. #buyblack there are hundreds of black-owned hotels in the US.

Shout out to Lee Lewis, Jr. co-founder of iamblackbusiness.com  for the referral to the The National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators and Developers.

Black-owned hotels in Massachusetts

Embassy Suites Boston/Waltham

Rooms: 275
Country: USA
Owner: RLJ Lodging Trust
Ownership Company: RLJ Lodging Trust
Mtg Space: 10,000 sq. ft.
Ownership Website: RLJ Lodging Trust
Street Address: 550 Winter Street
City Location: Waltham
State: MA
Zip Code: 02451
Service Type: Full Service
 

Hampton Inn & Suites Boston Crosstown Center

Rooms: 175
Country: USA
Owner: Kirk Sykes
Ownership Company: Primary Group Inc
Mtg Space: 1200 Sq. Ft.
Street Address: 811 Massachusetts Avenue
City Location: Boston,
State: Massachusetts
Zip Code: 02118
Service Type: Select Service
 
Rooms: 149
Country: USA
Owner: Warren Fields
 Ownership Company: Pyramid Hotel Group
Mtg Space: 680 sq. ft.
Street Address: 300 Presidential Way
City Location: Woburn,
State: Massachusetts
Zip Code: 01801
Service Type: Select Service
Brand/Sub Brand: Marriott / Residence Inn by Marriott
 
 

Marriott Residence Inn Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf

Rooms: 168
Country: USA
Owner: N/A
 Ownership Company: Pyramid Hotel Group
Mtg Space: 450 sq. ft
Street Address: 34-44 Charles River Ave.
City Location: Boston,
State: Massachusetts
Zip Code: 01129
Service Type: Select Service
Brand/Sub Brand: Marriott / Residence Inn by Marriott
 
 

Sheraton Colonial Hotel & Golf Club

Rooms: 280
Country: USA
Owner: http://www.pyramidadvisors.com
Ownership Company: Pyramid Hotel Group
Mtg Space: 25,000 sq. ft.
 
Street Address: One Anduban Rd.
City Location: Wakefield,
State: Massachusetts
Zip Code: 01880
Service Type: Full Service
Brand/Sub Brand: Starwood Hotels / Sheraton by Starwood Hotels
 
 

Sheraton Farmingham

Rooms: 373
Country: USA
Owner: N/A
Ownership Company: Pyramid Hotel Group
Mtg Space: 37,000 sq, ft,
Street Address: 1657 Worccester Rd.
City Location: Framingham,
State: Massachusetts
Zip Code: 01701
Service Type: Full Service
Brand/Sub Brand: Starwood Hotels / Sheraton by Starwood Hotels
 
 Martha’s Vineyard

Shearer Cottages

Rooms: 6
Country: USA
Owner: Doris Jackson & Lee Van Allen
Ownership Company: N/A
Street Address: 4 Morgan Avenue, Box 1063
City Location: Oak Bluffs,
State: Massachusetts
Zip Code: 02557
Service Type: Select Service
Brand/Sub Brand: Shearer Cottages
 
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The Oak Bluffs Inn

Rooms: 9
Country: USA
Hotel Website: The Oak Buffs Inn
Owner: Erik Albert
Ownership Company: N/A
Mtg Space: None
Street Address: P. O. Box 2546
City Location: Oak Buffs,
State: Massachusetts
Zip Code: 02557
Service Type: Select Service
Brand/Sub Brand: The Oak Bluff Inn

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