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The best sustainable stays around the world

We list the best eco-friendly hotels around the world. All listed accommodations meet a wide range of sustainable travel requirements, which you can read more about below. We also check thousands of guest reviews and only list sustainable stays which have at least a 4 out of 5 review rating.

We list the best eco-friendly hotels around the world. All listed accommodations meet a wide range of sustainable travel requirements,...

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Recycling

Listed stays typically:
– Have recycling bins available to guests and waste is recycled
– Make effort to reduce their food wastage
– Offer a water cooler/dispenser
– Do not use single-use plastics

Water

Listed stays typically:
– Have water-efficient showers
– Offer the option to opt-out of daily room cleaning
– Offer the option to reuse towels

Nature

Listed stays typically:
– Have green spaces such as gardens/rooftop gardens on the property
– Offer bicycle rental and parking
– Do not display, harvest, consumed or sell wild animals

Energy

Listed stays typically:
– Provide food that is locally sourced
– Have lighting through energy-efficient LED bulbs
– Have all windows are double-glazed
– Use 100% renewable electricity throughout
– Have key card or motion-controlled electricity

Local community

Listed stays typically:
– Invest a percentage of revenue back into community projects or sustainability projects
– Offer tours and activities organized by local guides and businesses
– Provide guests with information regarding local ecosystems, heritage and culture, as well as visitor etiquette

USA

Boston green hotels

5 Best Sustainable Hotels in Boston

Boston is undoubtedly one of the most historical cities in the United States. It is loaded with beautiful architecture, a unique culture, delicious food, and interesting history, and is known as the Cradle of Modern America. With freedom and history to be felt and found around every corner, Boston and its ideas have made a […]

Hawaii green hotels

5 Best Sustainable Hotels in Hawaii

The islands of Hawaii are known for their outstanding natural beauty, volcanos, and marine life that flourishes in the Pacific Ocean that surrounds Hawaii. The Hawaiian islands have some of the most impressive tropical landscapes, including natural waterfalls, secluded lagoons, and many unique species of plant life that are only found in Hawaii. In order […]

Chicago green hotels

5 Best Sustainable Hotels in Chicago

Eco-friendly travel is becoming increasingly common in popular cities around the world. Travelers no longer want to simply visit a destination, they want to ensure they’re doing so in a sustainable way. While green eco-tourism is becoming more frequent, there is no destination more popular for sustainable travel than Chicago. The Windy City is a […]

Las Vegas green hotels

5 Best Sustainable Hotels in Las Vegas

Las Vegas is one of the best cities in the world for vibrant nightlife and flashy entertainment. Due to its millions of lights, it’s known as the brightest city on Earth. There is something for all types of travelers from upscale casinos, amazing museums, unique attractions, interactive shows, and world-renowned restaurants and hotels. Over the […]

San Francisco green hotels

5 Best Sustainable Hotels in San Francisco

San Francisco is a fabulous destination in the United States. It is known for having a widely diverse culture of people from multiple different backgrounds, fantastic landscapes and scenery, delicious food, a bug art scene, and friendly open-minded residents. It’s ideal for urban adventurers and eco-friendly travelers, and there is literally something for everyone. San […]

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5 Best Sustainable Hotels in Miami

Miami, Florida is known for its white-sand beaches, crystal clear water, delicious Latin-inspired cuisine, and the diversity of the city. Often referred to as “The Magic City,” due to its rapid growth, Miami has attracted visitors from all around the world. What makes this city even better though is that you can visit this island-like […]

Los Angeles eco-friendly hotels

5 Best Sustainable Hotels in Los Angeles

Los Angeles offers so many experiences that it can be hard to know where to start! There’s not just one downtown area—there are several, and they are all worth seeing. You’ll need to spend a few days roaming the star-studded streets to soak everything in under the LA sun. Let’s start with the major attractions. […]

NYC eco-friendly hotels

5 Best Sustainable Hotels in New York City

New York is one of the most traveled destinations in the world with an impressive skyline, an unimaginable number of things to do, and restaurants and shops around every corner. The ever-evolving hotel scene is stepping into the light of sustainability and environmentally friendly practices, New York strives to be “the capital city of a […]

Europe

Zurich green hotels

5 Best Sustainable Hotels in Zurich

When you visit Zurich, you don’t just visit Switzerland, you visit a melting pot of dozens of cultures and nationalities. The city is full of museums, art galleries, and years of history. If nothing else, the views alone make Zurich a serene destination, with colorful buildings lining the river banks and the majestic Swiss Alps […]

Hamburg green hotels

5 Best Sustainable Hotels in Hamburg

Hamburg is the second-largest city in Germany after Berlin. Much of its economic prosperity was acquired from its history as a port city on the River Elbe, leading to the North Sea. Due to its prime import and export location, the city is nicknamed “the gateway to the world.” In addition to the main river […]

Munich green hotels

5 Best Sustainable Hotels in Munich

As our world continues to be in the throes of an urgent climate crisis, more and more people around the world are opting for various ways to reduce their carbon footprint — this includes low-impact travel. Tourists and businessmen alike are looking for eco-friendly hotels that use renewable energy sources to do their bit for […]

Rome green hotels

5 Best Sustainable Hotels in Rome

Italy’s beautiful and historic capital Rome is a popular destination for travelers worldwide. The rich culture, excellent food options, and impressive architecture attract many people. Rome has 13 world heritage sites, such as the Colosseum, and is a treasure trove for ancient history, however, can a trip to Rome be eco-friendly? Rome is improving its […]

Brussels green hotels

5 Best Sustainable Hotels in Brussels

Located in the heart of Belgium, Brussels is the largest city in the country. Serving as the capital city for the country, it is also often considered to be the “Capital of Europe” because the headquarters of the European Union can be found here. Brussels leads peace talks throughout Europe while also offering a unique […]

Stockholm green hotel

5 Best Sustainable Hotels in Stockholm

Stockholm is a stunning city and deserves a spot on any traveler’s bucket list. The stunning city has incredible museums, loads of delicious restaurants, jaw-dropping nature views, and sophisticated charm. Stockholm is one of the greenest cities in the world, clean, and easy to explore; our favorite kind of city! Sweden is by far one […]

Vienna green hotels

5 Best Sustainable Hotels in Vienna

The Austrian capital of Vienna is known as the City of Music, as well as the City of Dreams, and is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. From its cultural history, interesting landmarks, and intense amount of green spaces, it is a privilege to witness the magic and history of Vienna. Vienna […]

Florence green hotels

5 Best Sustainable Hotels in Florence

Florence is undoubtedly one of the most charming cities in Tuscany. It is a place to easily immerse yourself in history, art, cuisine, and architecture, and attracts thousands of visitors each year. Celebrated as the Renaissance cradle land, Florence is the home to some of the most established and famed art museums and galleries in […]

Milan green hotels

5 Best Sustainable Hotels in Milan

Milan, Italy is known for many things, attracting visitors from all over the world each and every year. This northern metropolitan city is not only famed for its high-end fashion and immaculate architecture, it was also the home to Leonardo da Vinci for the majority of his life. The presence of da Vinci can be […]

Venice green hotels

5 Best Sustainable Hotels in Venice

The floating ‘City of Canals,’ otherwise known as Venice, is so much more than just gorgeous views, gondolas, and special architecture. It’s full of beautiful churches, museums, luxurious shopping, and some of the best gelato in Italy. Being connected by over 400 bridges on 120 small islands, Venice is unique, packed with history, full of […]

Cyprus green hotels

5 Best Sustainable Hotels in Cyprus

The island of Cyprus is a popular holiday destination thanks to its beautiful sandy beaches and natural beauty, its lively towns such as Ayia Napa, and its excellent sunny weather which stays warm for the majority of the year. As people become more eco-conscious of their traveling choices, Cyprus has become an ideal destination for […]

Budapest green hotels

5 Best Sustainable Hotels in Budapest

Budapest is a vibrant and fascinating city in Eastern Europe, and a hub for culture, entertainment, and history. Known for its exciting nightlife, Budapest is an ideal place for art lovers and those looking for an adventure experience. While it’s a sightseeing paradise, Budapest is also known as the Spa Capital of the World, offering […]

Athens eco hotels

5 Best Sustainable Hotels in Athens

Athens is the ideal location for any eco-conscious traveler looking for a European city destination that is rich in ancient culture, has some of the best restaurants and bars, and is packed with exciting attractions and excursions. Athens is the beautiful historic capital of Greece and is known for its famous ancient Greek archaeological sites […]

Mallorca eco hotels

5 Best Sustainable Hotels in Mallorca

Mallorca is one of the best beach destinations in Europe and has become more popular than ever before. It boasts a stunning coastline with crystal waters and luscious beaches, an epic scenic backdrop, and a perfect climate year-round. While the island has a reputation for being a cheap party island, it has so much more […]

Ibiza eco hotels

5 Best Sustainable Hotels in Ibiza

Ibiza is an iconic Mediterranean destination famous for its endless parties and celebrity culture. There are several towns on the island, the largest of which is Ibiza Town, more commonly called Vila, or you can venture over to the island’s western side to visit Sant Antoni. However, as a small Spanish island off the coast […]

Madrid green hotels

5 Best Sustainable Hotels in Madrid

Madrid is a must-experience city in Spain, known for its arts, culture, and laid-back atmosphere. As the 2nd largest city in the EU, Madrid is a major hub with historic neighborhoods (the city dates all the way back to the ninth century!) as well as modern ones. If you’re looking to book a Madrid vacation, […]

Copenhagen green hotels

5 Best Sustainable Hotels in Copenhagen

Copenhagen is famously known for being the happiest city in the world, and lives up to its reputation well! It offers a relaxed and slow-paced life with liberal social attitudes, a hippie commune, and an amazing approach to modern-day design. The city offers visitors a lot to see and do, an impeccable transportation system, and […]

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5 Best Sustainable Hotels in Lisbon

Lisbon, Portugal–a city decorated with a unique blend of old-world riches and new-world charm. This seaside city on the Ibiza Peninsula attracts visitors from all over the world, known for its idyllic architecture, its mouth-watering delicacies, and the 300 days of sunshine it receives on average. Spend a day exploring castles, riding trolleys through the […]

Berlin green hotels

5 Best Sustainable Hotels in Berlin

Berlin, Germany, is a city with a long and culturally storied past. Visitors come from all around the world to see this historic city, fabled with Prussian kings and queens, the Nazi regime, and the infamous Berlin wall. Today, Berlin is a city of vibrant diversity, from its people and cultural dishes, to its memorials […]

Paris eco friendly hotels

5 Best Sustainable Hotels in Paris

Paris is without a doubt a beautiful city, and the residents of the city have gone to great lengths to keep it that way for years. It’s one of the dreamiest and most famous European vacation destinations and attracts millions of visitors each and every year. Over the past few decades, thanks to a large […]

London sustainable hotels

5 Best Sustainable Hotels in London

With centuries of history, London has more than enough to keep any kind of traveler entertained. When planning a trip to the most populated city in the United Kingdom, there are many things to take into account, including where you’re going to stay—we suggest trying out one of the many sustainable hotels in the city! […]

Barcelona eco friendly hotels

5 Best Sustainable Hotels in Barcelona

Barcelona is one of the most beautiful and exciting cities in the world, attracting millions of visitors each year. Whether you are looking to indulge in Spanish cuisine, explore the twisted alleys and historical sights, or experience the real culture of Spain, Barcelona has it all. The city has done an excellent job in adapting […]

Amsterdam eco-friendly hotels

5 Best Sustainable Hotels in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is one of the most beloved cities in Europe and has been a hotspot for travelers and tourists for decades. It is rich in history and culture, loaded with things to see and do, holds amazing views, and has some of the best cuisines in the country. Whether you are looking to cycle around […]

Asia

Bali eco hotels

5 Best Sustainable Hotels in Bali

Bali is one of the most visited islands in the world, and for a good reason. It boasts spectacular scenery in every direction, from luscious mountain ranges, breathtaking rice fields, dazzling coastal beaches, and sacred rivers and waterfalls. The green island is exploding with culture and tradition and is home to some of the most […]

Hong Kong green hotels

5 Best Sustainable Hotels in Hong Kong

The bustling city of Hong Kong is a vibrant and industrialized city and is one of the biggest tourist destinations in all of Asia. It is one of the world’s most thriving economies and a hub for international travel. The city offers travelers a lot of historical heritage, an abundance of shopping, traditional culture, and […]

Bangkok green hotels

5 Best Sustainable Hotels in Bangkok

Bangkok, Thailand, is an immensely popular city to visit. As the capital, Bangkok has a bustling atmosphere and plenty of historical and cultural sites to visit, including palaces, temples, parks, museums, and shopping districts; all of this makes Bangkok one of the most heavily visited metropolises in the world every year. Some of the most […]

Singapore green hotels

5 Best Sustainable Hotels in Singapore

Singapore is an enchanting and modernized city, bustling with colorful lights, century-old temples, and luscious green gardens. It has emerged to become one of the world’s most prosperous countries, and a model for developing and striving nations. Whether you are coming to experience the nightlife, indulge in luxurious shopping opportunities, or step into an exciting […]

Tokyo eco hotels

5 Best Sustainable Hotels in Tokyo

Tokyo is one of the most fascinating cities in Asia and a hotspot for travelers, tourists, and vacationers. The city is rich in history and culture, offering experiences and memories not found anywhere else in the world. It’s full of nightlife, restaurants, shopping, technology, shrines, and unique things to see and do. The country of […]

Latin America

Santiago de Chile eco hotels

5 Best Sustainable Hotels in Santiago de Chile

Overlooking the Andes Mountains range on one side and the Pacific on the other sits the vibrant and cosmopolitan city of Santiago de Chile. The capital city attracts thousands of visitors each year, with its abundance of museums, theaters, galleries, nightlife, fine dining, and breathtaking architecture. Santiago is one of the world’s most beautiful urban […]

Mexico City eco hotels

5 Best Sustainable Hotels in Mexico City

Mexico City is one of the largest and oldest cities in South America, and one of the liveliest in the world. It’s famous for having a culture and art scene that is unmatched and has some of the most delicious cuisines in the western hemisphere. It’s becoming a hotspot for tourists, backpackers, and remote workers, […]

Buenos Aires green hotels

5 Best Sustainable Hotels in Buenos Aires

If you’re planning a South American trip, you have to visit Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina known for its eclectic and friendly atmosphere. With its unique blend of South American traditions and European architecture, Buenos Aires has a distinct multicultural feel to it that draws in globetrotters year-round.  The Argentine capital has 48 neighborhoods, […]

Rio de Janeiro green hotels

5 Best Sustainable Hotels in Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro is an electric city well-known for its friendly locals, tropical setting, stunning beaches, and buzzing year-round nightlife and festivals. With a mix of settlers over time, including Portuguese, Indians, Japanese, and Germans, Rio is a cosmopolitan blend and a very exciting destination for travelers. Rio de Janeiro has it all in many […]

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