Sankofa Aban Bed and Breakfast

107 Macon St , Brooklyn, NY 11216 USA (Show map)


SANKOFA ABAN BED AND BREAKFAST in Brooklyn’s historic Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood invites you to browse this website for information about the six guest rooms (including a bridal suite) in this 1880’s townhouse lovingly-restored, overflowing with original details and in the same family for four generations. Located on an intimate block lined with 19th-Century Brownstones in the heart of one of Brooklyn’s most diverse and vibrant neighborhoods near the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Prospect Park, PRATT Institute, Brooklyn College, St. Joseph’s College, Clinton Hill, Fort Greene, and Downtown Brooklyn, SANKOFA ABAN B&B is yours for an experience you won’t find anywhere else.



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining4.2

Great stay

4.6 on September 16, 2015

Great Stay! Great location, 5 min walk to train station, breakfast was so amazing, loved the jazz on weekend. Ms Debbie is awesome

Wonderful Hostess

3.4 on September 09, 2015

Wonderful experience, will repeat! The owner Debbie is a wonderful lady

Wonderful treasure

4.0 on August 26, 2015

The proprietress, Debbie, is a delight of a human being. I will be back

Sankofa Aban-Bed

4.2 on August 13, 2015

...Epitome of a quiet, tree lined, brownstone Brooklyn block. Intimate w/stellar and friendly service. Staying here after a hectic trip, totally recharged my battery. I would strongly recommend Sankofa Aban for anyone that needs that "pause" in the midst of a busy life.

Innkeeper Response
So happy to be here and able to contribute in an enjoyable get away.

Wedding Weekend

5 on July 06, 2015

Debbie made our wedding weekend unforgettable for us and our guests who were raving about the food and the live music! We will remember this weekend forever! Not only do we have plans to return but many of our guests plan to return with their friends and family. Thank You Debbie!

Innkeeper Response
'You are So Beautiful'. We need to post the pictures so the world can see just how magical your wedding was here. I'm sure anyone would be able to feel exactly what went on if they could only see them. Thanks for trusting us with your wonderful day. MUCH LOVE, ALWAYS

A Stay with Debbie is a Wonderful Experience!

5 on June 02, 2015

My adult daughter and I stayed for two nights over the 2015 Memorial Day Weekend in the Purple Haze room on the third floor. The B&B is about a 5 minute walk from the subway station. The street is well kept and neat. Being a holiday weekend, residents were out late, so putting on the AC solved the noise issue perfectly. We loved the original details throughout the brownstone, such as hardwood molding, pressed tin ceiling, mantles and fireplaces (non-working). Debbie's decorating style involves lots of draped fabric, but it is not frou-frou. It is elegant, even in the shared bathroom which was always spotless. Debbie is a warm and enthusiastic hostess with a great sense of humor. She will do anything she can to accommodate her guests. She has lots of good information to share about the city and her neighborhood. Spending time with her was a highlight of our trip. Plan to attend the jazz and wine performance on Friday or Saturday nights (half price for guests) that Debbie's partner Eric plays bass for. They have a rotating series of other musicians who play with him. Eric is so proud of the neighborhood and will tell you lots about its history and musicians. Be sure to have the Fish Fry at 10:30 (included). Debbie cooks a great fish, broccoli-slaw and cornbread meal. Speaking of cooking, she took us out to the local crepe restaurant for breakfast the day after the jazz evening--which was excellent. Having worked in a B&B, I appreciate that it is a reasonable way for her to manage breakfast for her guests after a late night of jazz the night before. Monday morning, with no jazz the night before, she made an incredible salmon Eggs Benedict with spinach. All in all--we had a full and enriching experience with Debbie and Eric. We recommend this B&B highly--and we have stayed in many, many B&Bs over the last 20 years.

Innkeeper Response
AMAZING. Thank you for being such a wonderful mother and daughter team. Love it

What a wonderfull place !

4.4 on May 24, 2015

This B&B is place to go in Brooklyn ! Debbie, the owner, is amazing... ! I've assisted to a wonderfull jazz concert at BrownstoneJazz at the same address with Eric Lemon.... I'll come back for sure Debbie and Eric !

Great Find at an amazing price!

4.8 on February 23, 2015

I booked a room at the Sankofa last minute before Valentine's Day weekend. Due to a cancellation, she upgraded our room for free to a queen size bed! The room was so charming and the bed was one of the most comfortable beds I've ever slept in. I've never been to a B&B before so I didn't realize I should notify Debbie of when I was arriving and when I was expecting to get back to the house. Debbie was kind about letting me in hours after I expected to get home and was flexible on the check out time. While I didn't get time to attend one of the jazz concerts, I caught the end of a concert while getting home. The music was very classy and not so loud that it interrupted my sleep. I will definitely have to head back to NYC and stay again at the Sankofa! The hotel is well situated to the subway and it's only walking distance away from some up and coming areas in Brooklyn.

A simple stay but homely and fun

3.4 on November 22, 2014

The hostess is friendly, the room is clean and comfortable, and the experience was good.

Thanks a ton Debbie of Sankofa Aban

4.4 on November 03, 2014

Wonderful stay of 8 nights. Despite a mess up of my booking from Expedia, Debbie accommodated me and helped a lot. She is such a bubbling personality with warm heart, it feels like home away from home. Rooms were clean and cozy, shared bathrooms always available (never had to wait). Healthy breakfast (me being vegetarian I had only cereals, bread, fruit and juice but Debbie was making bacon, eggs & pancake for others with great gusto and passion). Wonderful place to experience.

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Rooms & Rates


Havana Brown room is colorful, and cozy just like Cuba. Large, luxury queen size bed. Tops back garden side of home. Furnishing from the 20th century, decorates the room. Remote control ceiling fan, and antique candlelight mirrored fireplace. Private marble sink room area. Steps away from claw foot tub bathroom, with complimentary like colors. Room can be made floor through for larger groups. Internet ready access.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen


Majestic Red Room, with doubled size bed, mirrored candlelight fire place, and remote control ceiling fan. Private marble sink wash area. Antique 1940's bedroom furniture. Brooklyn's sunny street side view. Original wooden shutter to see through. Internet access. Connect to make a suite style single room, when available.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double


Purple Haze room, has two twin beds and private wash area, ceiling fans with wall program settings. Antique mirrored fireplace, decorated by candle light. Wooden window shutters that divide the sun from adorning the beautiful colors placed around the room. To open them, is to allow the breeze from the top of the tree, that grows in front, to pass through. Antique 1920s furniture passed down family line, not to be discarded as trash. Internet ready access.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin


Retreat Green Room, with candlelight mirrored fireplace, and antique cast iron wash basin area. Step up, and onto a thick, plush Queen size bed, dressed with luxury bedding. Remote control ceiling fan. Sunny side of property, overlooking backyard. Antique furniture early 1900's simply decorates room. Steps away from Whirlpool bathroom. Turndown service on request. Internet access.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen


Forever White room, dressed in white for your wedding night represents brightness. Laid around ebony colored wood representing everlasting strength. Antique furniture aged, yet still useful. Perfect start to a marriage. White, lace, and beaded textured comforted queen bedset. White window curtains used just for your night. Private antique sink wash area. Air conditioning and remote control ceiling fan. Candle burning fireplace. Steps to spa tub bathroom. Flowers and champagne placed around antique furniture. Room sits high over backyard garden. Internet ready access. Forever is a long time

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen


Single room

  • Maximum Capacity: 1


Location Type

Airport, City


New York, NY (NYC-All Airports)

Directions to property:

Please phone or google for directions. Main streets we are centrally located from are Eastern Pkwy, Nostrand Ave, Bedford Ave, Atlantic Ave and Fulton St.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Rockefeller Center, Central Park, Williamsburg, Brooklyn Ferry to NYC, Yankee Stadium, Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Museum, Barclay Center, and BAM, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, BBQ grill, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Desk, Fax Machine, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Library, Piano, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, TV Video games, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar , Iron and broad by request, Spa, massages, library and more nearby facilities, Laundry, taxi and turndown service can be arranged, Heating and Air conditioning, adjusted in pricing, Car Service $35 Kennedy, $28 LaGuardia, $65 Newark, Subway 1 1/2 Blocks A-Line (blue) Nostrand Ave.

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Ceiling fans, Fireplace, Internet Service, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Traditional Belly Dance lessons Mondays Ladies onl, Wine and Popcorn hour Fri & Sat 8pm $10, Fishfry Jazz Night Fri. and Sat. 9pm-12:30am $20, Fishfry Jazz Night Fri. and Sat. 9pm-12:30am $20, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 3:00pm-6:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Summer exception. 12 and older
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No Overnight pet care area nearby.
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks
  • Deposit Amount Required: When a guest reserves a room and we have guaranteed the reservation, we agree to turn away all other requests for the room you chose and you agree to pay the rate quoted for your entire reservation. Cancellations affect us significantly, and we therefore must adhere to a strict cancellation policy.
  • Cancellations: To cancel or re-schedule your reservation, regardless of the reason, we need to hear from you no later than fourteen (14) days prior to your scheduled arrival date. Should you need to cancel or change your reservation less than 14 days (30 days for holidays and special events) prior to your scheduled arrival date we shall make every effort to re-rent your room. However, there are no refunds if we can not find another party to take your room for the full length of your reservation. Sorry, no exceptions.



Debbie McClain and Marcus Kilkenny

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Music,Dance,and Cooking and History.

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Continental Plus

  • Time Served: 9:00 Service / Self, all day
  • Serving Location: Occasional breakfast outings, Breakfast Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , outside guest extra



Hot Deal

Free night

Regular Rate: $875 now $700 (20% Savings:)

4 nights at reg rate of 175.00 and receive 5th night free for two people in a room. . Excluding Holidays. See our website for more info. Please contact the inn directly at 1 9177049237 to redeem this deal.

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