Eco-Conscious Hotel Guide

Updated: 7/24/19 New hotel added for Washington and Oregon

International tourist travel is becoming increasingly popular worldwide. In 2019, most cities had record breaking tourist levels, including San Francisco. According to SF Travel, “Total Visitor Volume Hits 25.8 Million, up 1.2 Percent. Visitor Spending Exceeds $10 Billion, up 2.4 Percent.”

However, traveling comes with a large environmental price tag. Fuel emissions from airplanes alone are easily the biggest aspect of my “carbon footprint,” as it is for many.

Online Calculator: How Big is Your Carbon Footprint?

 

We are more likely to slip up when we travel

Whether we are traveling for business, pleasure, or bleasure, being away from home provides ample opportunity for zero waste slip ups. Did we forget to pack our tote bags, razor or water bottle? What about eating out? And most importantly, where should we stay when we get there?

One important thing to note when booking a room a hotel is that it’s okay to call and request to NOT have your room supplied with plastic shampoo bottles and toiletries. It’s also really important to do you research. Just because a hotel says its eco-conscious doesn’t mean it actually is. You may still need to #RefuseTheStraw at the hotel restaurant and carry your own take away containers for any leftovers if they are still using plastics.

Here is a list we are compiling that features sustainable / Plastic-Free / Eco-conscious hotels throughout the world:

ZWC’s Eco-Conscious Hotel List

AboutUs_Slider-600x270.jpgPhoto Courtesy: Stanford Inn by the Sea Eco Resort, Mendocino California

North America:

Chains:

Coast Hotels, California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska

United States:

California:

The Stanford Inn by the Sea Eco-Resort, Mendocino

Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina, San Diego, California

Marriott Marquis, San Francisco, California

Hotel Drisco, San Francisco

Los Gatos Hotel – Los Gatos

Venice Beach Eco Cottages, Los Angeles

Los Feliz Lodge, Los Angeles

Cheshire Cat Inn – Santa Barbara

Tree Bones Resort, Monteray

Throughout U.S:

Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, New York City

TradeWinds Island Resorts, St Pete Beach, Florida

Andaz, Maui

The Society Hotel, Bingen,Washington

The Society Hotel, Portland, Oregon

*More Coming Soon*

 

Canada

The Listel Hotel, Vancouver, British Columbia

Trout Point Lodge, Nova Scotia

Worldwide:

Hotels around the world are stepping up and embracing environmentally friendly practices complimented by beautiful aesthetics inspired by nature.

5b322e35f539d22c177b160f_7.jpgPhoto Courtesy: Polona Ponikvar/Hotel Ribno

Asia and Pacific:

Jaya House River Park, Cambodia

The Island Hideout, Ko Yao District, Thailand

Anantara Resort, Phuket

Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Bay of Bengal

Six Senses Ninh Van Bay, Vietnam

 

Europe:

Hotel Ribno, Slovenia

Conca Park Hotel, Sorrento, Italy

United Kingdom:

The London EDITION, London, England

Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow, Scotland

Glencoe Cottage, Scotland

Perkhill Holiday Cottages, Scotland

Burnbank, Perth and Kinross, Scotland

 

Central and South America:

Casa Pueblo, Tulum

Belmond Copacabana Palace, Brasil

Villas de Trancoso, Brasil

Tree Casa Resort, Nicaragua

*More Coming Soon* (

to add your hotel or guest house, comment below

 

 

*** And check out the Stay Plastic Free movement

 

Sources:

https://www.sftravel.com/article/san-francisco-travel-reports-record-breaking-tourism-levels-2018-gives-projections-2019

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