Sankofa Aban Bed and Breakfast

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


SANKOFA ABAN BED AND BREAKFAST in Brooklyn’s Landmarked 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
  • Cleanliness4.4
  • Onsite Dining4.3

What can we say other than...

5 on October 25, 2016

We're so sad to leave such wonderful people and such a beautiful home. Hard to find words to describe how blessed we feel to have met our wonderful hosts and spent hours in their company, chatting like we've known each other for years. Not many places offer such warmth and we were genuinely sorry to have to leave. Brooklyn is an amazing, vibrant, historic place with easy access to everywhere in NYC. I hope we all keep in touch and am looking forward to the next visit. Peace/Love Leo&Lisa X

More than a home away from home

5 on September 21, 2016

First of all and as it's important, the house and room were exactly as described on the website. The house is in a friendly and alive neighbourhood, in a peaceful street with big trees not even 5 minutes from the subway station with trains running all night. Being in Times Square in 20 minutes but sleeping far away from its madness was just perfect and exactly what we needed. But most of all, beyond the house being amazing, we felt home at the second we got there and met Debbie and this is absolutely priceless, we just felt like we were visiting family. Thank you so much for being so available (by answering my many messages, waiting for us until very late night of getting up at 5.45 am to say goodbye) and to make us feel so special and for the amazing birthday cake ! A delicious warm breakfast is cooked every day at 9am but Debbie made sure we always had everything we needed including hot coffre when we had to leave the house earlier. Thank you again for everything you made our stay more than perfect !

Brilliant BnB

4.6 on September 08, 2016

Debbie is a brilliant host and we will definitely be back to stay in this gorgeous property! Public transport is walking distance, the neighbourhood is friendly and fun with loads of cool stuff to do around and the bedroom and bed was so comfortable! We'll be back for sure!

Home away from Home

4.8 on May 29, 2016

My stay at Sankofa Aban Bed and Breakfast was outstanding. I came to Brooklyn to attend the funeral of a dear family member. I needed to stay in Brooklyn to be close to where the service was held. Debbie was so kind. I felt like I was at home. The b&b is beautiful as is the warm hospitable environment. I am planning to return later this summer.

Thanks for the memories

5 on May 27, 2016

Great Stay and wonderful atmosphere. Breakfast is scrumptious

Sankofa Aban Bnb - May 2016

5 on May 20, 2016

I absolutely love staying at Sankofa Aban Bed and Breakfast - I am able to park my car on the street out front when I drive. The subway is a block away- Debbie will call a car to pick you up if you prefer. Shopping is very convenient all within a couple of blocks. The beds are comfortable, the breakfast is scrumptious. The Brownstone Jazz Fish Fry on Friday night and Saturday night is an outstanding event with unparalleled talent and I can just go to my room right afterwards. I will return again and again. A great experience.

Warm Welcome

4.6 on March 23, 2016

Great place to stay. Debbie, the hostess was very welcoming and gave us great places to visit. Live Jazz on Friday and Saturday nights was spectacular! Amazing breakfasts as well. Would definitely stay again.

Unique visit

4.0 on January 22, 2016

Stayed here for New Years Eve. What a fun, unique place! Debbie was great!

December stay at the B&B

2.8 on December 22, 2015

Debbie was great!

Charming Brooklyn B&B

3.0 on November 15, 2015

We had a very pleasant stay, landlady Debbie was very kind and helpful, we really enjoyed the Jazz night with Fish&Fry on Friday.

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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
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $150 - $175


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
  • Beds 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $150 - $175


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
  • Beds 1 Queen

$150 - $175


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
  • Beds 1 Queen

$250 - $275


Single room

  • Maximum Capacity: 1
  • Beds 1 Twin

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Location Type

Central Brooklyn Area, Airport, Urban

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Eco-tourism, Extreme sports, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, 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, Sports venue, Tours, University, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Desk, Fax Machine, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Piano, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, TV Video games, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Walk to mass transit, 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, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Jazz Concerts and History , Shopping, Sight-seeing, 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, Eric

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About the innkeepers

DebbieMc never set out to own a BnB. A Salon owner and Hairstylist by trade, when her grandparents 1939 home fell into her lap to save and maintain the 19th century home. Along with her partners Marcus & Eric magic happened, a Brooklyn gem was created. Debbie McClain one of now the 6 generational family of music lovers. Shows by sharing the beauty of a home from Brooklyn begone. Continuing the history of the neighborhood, a group of jazz locals and broadway greats.

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  • Time Served: 9:00am-11am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian outside guest extra

Signature Dish

French Toast w/ Spice Banana Rum Sauce
This dish was once eaten by me and my youngest son in an all night East Village Diner gone out of business. Now the dish has ended up on the food table all spiced up which I've added to the dish