Launched in 2005, EnvironmentallyFriendlyHotels is recognized as the go-to guide to green hotels, and the earliest and most comprehensive searchable database and guide to sustainable hotels around the world. We are owned and operated by HealthyStays.com, LLC, a company whose mission is to connect eco-conscious and health-oriented travelers with green and healthy hotels around the world. Here are some of our highlights:
EnvironmentallyFriendlyHotels.com is a proud member of 1% for the Planet, an alliance of over 1200 businesses in 48 countries that commit 1% of sales to more than 3000 environmental groups around the world. Participating in 1% for the planet means we can donate one percent of our sales revenue to the environmental organizations of our choice. We decided this fits in perfectly with our sustainability values and the mission of EnvironmentallyFriendlyHotels.com. We are very excited to be a part of 1% for the Planet and to help with its work to protect the environment. We encourage our business associates to visit their website www.onepercentfortheplanet for more information.
Our 30 point green attribute rating system covers everything from air quality, environmental education, energy conservation, and eco-friendly food to solid waste reduction, towel and sheet programs and water conservation. Some of the 30 green attributes are more visible, like recycling bins in the guest rooms and hotel lobbies. Others are less visible, like being active and responsible in the community by donating to environmental charities or providing environmental education to hotel staff and guests. In order to be listed on EnvironmentallyFriendlyHotels.com, a hotel must include at least 10 of these green attributes. The more green attributes a hotel possesses, the higher our "green leaf" rating for that hotel.
The most basic way to search is to enter your destination or a specific property name in the Green Hotel Search box located on all the pages. If you're traveling to a specific city and want to see all the green hotels in that location, this is a great way to search. Or if you have a specific hotel in mind, this will let you quickly find it.
The "Advanced Search" lets you get really specific in what you're looking for. You can search for the greenest of the green hotels by selecting hotels that have at least a 5 or 6 green leaf rating. Or, say you have allergies or prefer to eat organic food or like the idea of a hotel that provides the option of reusing towels and sheets for additional days. Simply select what's important to you and click "advanced search".
This website is for both eco-conscious travelers and hoteliers that represent green hotels. Have you been a guest in an eco-friendly hotel or other lodging? Please consider sharing your experience with fellow green travelers. You can easily review a property here. Or if you find the property is not yet listed on EFH, please take a moment to submit it for consideration. We count on environmentally aware travelers to help make our website the most comprehensive resource available for finding green lodging. Happy green travels!