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Sankofa Aban Bed and Breakfast

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

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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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Overall
4.5

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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining4.3

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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.


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.


wonderful

5 on November 03, 2014

this is my home away from home!


Awesome!

4.4 on November 02, 2014

THANK YOU DEBBIE for your friendship and kindness; we spent 10 days in your warm, authentic and beautiful house of the last Century. For lovers of jazz, charming and surprising experiences It s the ideal house to visit Brooklyn and Manhattan and Debbie est si gentille, accueillante, chaleureuse qu on a l impression d être invités chez une amie! Merci encore Debbie A bientot Celia et Al


Oh Debbie

4.4 on October 06, 2014

Thank you Debbie , for the concert et for your réception , for all people in the world , go in this bed and breakfast it´s great


Gracious hospitality in Brooklyn brownstone

4.8 on October 03, 2014

Debbie McLain was a thoughtful and accommodating hostess who contributed immensely to the wonderful weekend I had in Brooklyn recently. Listening to Eric Lemon was a master class in the history of jazz in Bedford-Stuyvesant and then to be thrilled by the music of the master musicians they assemble was simply magic. Looking forward to my next stay!


Lovely Brooklyn Brownstone

4.8 on June 15, 2014

Visiting daughter who lives a 10 minute walk away from this lovely historic brownstone. 2 blocks from the subway. Very convenient to Manhattan on express train. Comfortable twin beds in large room on top floor - we got the last room so no double was available. Sink in room. Large full shared bathroom. Be prepared to get to know your housemates while waiting for a delicious, filling breakfast. We thoroughly enjoyed the other guests in this relaxed setting. Or have cereal and fruit before if you have to get out early. But if you want to relax you won't regret it. Our hostess asked for our preferences our first morning and was very accommodating (turkey bacon instead of pork & lactaid milk). We felt safe in the neighborhood at all times. Though the block is somewhat dark at night it is only one block off of two very busy street/intersection. Jazz on Friday and Saturday with top artists until around midnight. Friday includes a fish fry. Unfortunately we couldn't attend on either night, but from what we could tell they were exceptional artists and a lively well-behaved audience. If you don't want to hear the muffled sounds of top notch jazz artists, then get a room in the back. So exciting to stay in an authentic historic building! We would definitely stay here again.


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Rooms & Rates

HAVANNA BROWN ROOM

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

MAJESTIC RED

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

PURPLE HAZE ROOM

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

RETREAT GREEN ROOM

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

FOREVER WHITE- WEDDING ROOM

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

COUNTRY BLUES

Single room

  • Maximum Capacity: 1

Location

Location Type

Airport, City

Airport

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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Policies

  • 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.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Debbie McClain and Marcus Kilkenny

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Music,Dance,and Cooking and History.

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Meals

Breakfast

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


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Deals

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.

expires Wednesday


Details

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

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