This year, choose an eco-friendly hotel to make your travel less wasteful and more sustainable. Seek accommodations that respect nature and are kind to the environment, by staying at hotels that offer green alternatives such as non-toxic cleaning products, water-efficient appliances, recycling programs or renewable energy sources. Here is a list of great eco-friendly hotels to try this spring break. 

Sundance Resort: Utah is home to some of the most beautiful national parks, hiking trails and ski resorts. The Sundance Resort in Sundance, Utah has been committed to practicing eco-friendly hotel practices since it’s beginning. The resort has a recycling program, uses organic products and helps with mountain restoration by laying erosion blankets and restoring vegetation. Also, local artists break down old glass bottles to create decorative one of a kind art and houseware pieces that are used around the property. 

Ambrose Hotel: The Ambrose Hotel is Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified. This boutique style eco-friendly hotel sits just a few minutes from the sandy Santa Monica beach and the shops at Third Street Promenade. The hotel takes part in sustainable practices such as water-saving faucets, low-flow toilets, ecologically responsible cleaning products, natural toiletries, drought-tolerant native species, local merchants and hybrid car rentals. The Ambrose also serves an organic breakfast for guests every morning. 

The Palazzo: The Palazzo hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada is the largest LEED certified building in the world. The hotel conserves enough water to provide each Nevada citizen with 266 eight-ounce glasses of water for a year and saves enough energy to light a 100-watt light bulb for 12,100 years. The hotel is located in the heart of Vegas, and is proud to have been built from recycled building materials and offer solar heated pools on it’s property. 

Bardessono: This Napa Valley hotel is proof that a luxury hotel can also provide guests with a very green experience. The hotel used non-toxic, non-allergenic materials used in construction, has organic linens and cleaning supplies, recycling and composting programs, and natural heating and energy sources. The hotel also offers a rooftop pool and garden, in-room spa services, fine dining, and outdoor activities for guests. This hotel is the perfect place to stay when visiting wine country! 

Travel can create a great amount of waste and carbon emissions. While a large amount of that is due to air travel, hotels also contribute to the problem. Fortunately, it’s easier now than ever to find sustainable and eco-friendly hotels for your vacations. When planning your spring break, think about helping our environment, and stay at an eco-friendly hotel property.