We love eco friendly hotels here at Wander. It’s a way of amplifying the sustainable experience when traveling the world, of reducing our impact and contributing to preserve nature and our planet. Here’s our list of some of our favorite eco friendly hotels in the US.
Eco friendly hotels in the US: New York
*Photo Credit: Element New York Times Square West
Is it possible to stay in an environmentally friendly hotel in downtown New York City? Yes, it is possible! The Element New York Times Square West incorporates sustainable practices with strategies to waste reduction with an extensive recycling program, it rewards you if you decline housekeeping, it has installed water reduction faucets, cleaning products are green and of course it has a towel reuse program.
Near this hotel you can do so many things, these are our top things to do in New York City in case you are looking for ideas!
*Photo Credit: Hotel Skyler Syracuse
This eco friendly hotel in New York has a LEED Platinum certification taking care of the environment for the future. This three star, sustainable boutique hotel is a great choice when visiting Syracuse, a city with a vibrant community, great flea markets and historic streets.
The hotel has a reduced carbon footprint, optimizes energy usage and was refurbished with ecologically sound materials, upgrading the eco friendly practices to a luxury experience. Rooms are decorated with tree shapes, artisan details and technology features that create a cozy and unique experience.
*Photo Credit: Aria Hotel Tower - Las Vegas
LEED Gold certified and natural light everywhere, this hotel breaks the traditional idea of eco friendly hotels, bringing some fresh air to the hotel panorama on The Strip. In fact, ARIA Campus is the world's largest environmentally sustainable, mixed-use new construction development to achieve LEED certification.
This luxury sustainable hotel was designed by eight award-winning architects that created an experience for residents and visitors to live, work and play while taking care of the environment. Some of the sustainable practices include energy efficient appliances, low energy consuming lights in the parking garages and non-toxic cleaning supplies.
Say hello to a green hotel experience in Las Vegas!
*Photo credit: The Orchad Hotel
Whether you are visiting San Francisco to discover its steep streets and foodie scene, the multicultural neighborhoods, the amazing Golden Bridge or cycling the bay area to admire the views, you must stay at this eco friendly hotel.
The Orchad Hotel is a boutique property centrally located in Union Square, San Francisco. It holds a LEED Gold and Green Seal Silver hotel certifications. They take sustainable practices a step forward and were named “Top 10 Best Eco Friendly Hotels in the U.S.” by USA Today.
It takes sustainable practices from the very beginning in the construction practices and décor, to the use of locally sourced and organic products, organic-citrus-based cleaning products cleaning products, composting all waste materials and the exclusive use of LED lighting.
And they plant a tree for every review posted, being part of the Plant a Billion Trees initiative.
*Photo Credit: The Ritz-Carlton Charlotte
This Charlotte hotel also holds a LEED certification, it’s a Gold certified property. This luxury hotel integrates sustainable practices and offers luxury and sophistication with sustainability laced throughout. The hotel opened in 2009 and became the first Ritz-Carlton in the world to attain Gold status. Back-of-the-house conservation efforts mean the hotel uses about 30 percent less energy than comparable conventional hotels.
*Photo Credit: Two Bunch Palms Resort & Spa
If you are looking for a holistic experience to practice yoga in a sustainable wellness-resort, the Two Bunch Palms Resort And Spa is your place. This resort offers access to natural hot mineral water and cold water aquifers, spas, classes to personal growth, yoga lessons and tours. The 70 guest rooms have been newly renovated, integrating the outdoors and elegant interiors.
The resort carries a broad sustainability program with green practices. The most outstanding being their energy source; it’s the first resort in North America to have 100% of its energy from renewable sources, coming from a 3.5-acre solar field. And there’s more, they use a philosophy of farm-to-table cuisine, green cleaning products or recycling practices. The hotel offers a complete experience and claims that “personal well-being and planetary health are part of the same equation.”
*Photo credit: Hotel Felix Chicago
The Hotel Felix Chicago is a boutique hotel that integrates sustainability from the very beginning. It is one of our top eco friendly hotels in the US thants to its earthy, luxurious atmosphere that it welcomes you in the lobby, with a ceiling-high mosaic of logs, a water pond, and delicate orbs floating over a gentle fireplace.
This hotel holds a Silver LEED certification thanks to the green practices, like an extensive use of recycled materials in the construction and decoration, energy efficient lighting, eco friendly cleaning products, a reuse program and free-trade chocolates and coffee.
With a great location, this eco friendly boutique hotel is the perfect place to stay green while you enjoy the top things to do in Chicago. The River North neighborhood is a vibrant area with plenty of restaurants, art galleries and shops to wander near the hotel.
You can book all of these eco friendly hotels in the US or any other hotel on our site to change lives with your hotel booking. If you choose our partner WWF when checking out, we’ll give back part of our profits to help preserve nature and wildlife in your name. This way we’ll increase the impact of your green stay!