Experience Native American Culture at These Incredible Properties
From coast to coast in the U.S., there are incredible hotels and resorts owned by Indigenous people where you can spend your next vacation. These locations go beyond those found near national parks and areas of pristine wilderness. These properties are owned and managed by Indigenous people across America, from members of the Seminole Tribe of South Florida to the Inupiat people of Alaska's Arctic region, and many tribes and communities in between. Come for the hospitality, the cultural education, and a memorable vacation — this Native American Heritage Month, or any month.
Hotel Santa Fe: A Taste of Native Culture in the Heart of Santa Fe
The only Native American-owned hotel property in the downtown portion of Santa Fe, Hotel Santa Fe is majority-owned by the Picuris Pueblo of New Mexico's Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The tribe chose to build its resort here — instead of on the reservation — seeking to appeal to visitors as a meeting venue with close ties to Native culture. The on-site restaurant, Amaya, incorporates Native food and ingredients and offers guests a private seasonal dining experience in a tipi. Rates start from $135 per night.
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino: A Billion-Dollar Resort
The Seminole Tribe of Florida made modern hospitality history in 2006 when it acquired Hard Rock International for just less than a billion dollars, marking one of the largest purchases ever by a Native American tribe. The tribe owns and operates several hotels today, among which is the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. Rates start from $539 per night.
Cabins at Grand Canyon West: Stay and Explore the Grand Canyon
Journey to the west entrance of the Grand Canyon to stay as guests of the Hualapai Tribe. The tribe wholly owns and manages the Grand Canyon Resort Corporation and its attractions within Grand Canyon West. Rates start from $219 per night.
Top of the World Hotel: Discover Arctic Wonders in Alaska
If you want to experience the intersection of Arctic wonders and Indigenous cultural learnings, there's no place like the Top of the World Hotel in Utqiagvik, Alaska. Rates start from $273 per night.
Salish Lodge & Spa: A Retreat in the Pacific Northwest
Few Pacific Northwest lodges mix the ease of access from a major city with the wilderness that awaits guests at the Salish Lodge & Spa. Rates start from $319 per night.
Cape Fox Lodge: Explore Southeast Alaska in Depth
At the edge of the Tongass National Forest in Ketchikan, Alaska, the Alaska Native-owned Cape Fox Lodge is a sublime base for exploring Southeast Alaska. Rates start from $160 per night.
Pechanga Resort Casino: Luxury and Gaming in California
The Pechanga Band of Indians owns and operates this 1,100-room resort which has one of the largest casino floors in California. Rates start from $189 per night.
Tamaya Resort: A Southwest Adventure
This resort sits on 550 acres of the Native American Santa Ana Pueblo Tamaya and showcases a unique partnership between Hyatt and the landowning Indigenous pueblo. Rooms start at just $327 per night, or 9,000 World of Hyatt points.
These Indigenous-owned hotels and resorts offer a chance to experience Native American culture, explore stunning natural landscapes, and support the communities that own and manage these properties. Book your next vacation at one of these unique and unforgettable destinations.
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