Best Green Hotel: Orchard Hotel, San Francisco
Luxury and environmental consciousness go hand-in-hand at the Orchard Hotel, one of San Francisco's first LEED-certified hotels. The building features low-emission paint and carpets made from partially recycled material. The housekeeping staff uses only non-toxic cleaning supplies and the bathrooms are stocked with organic products. Rooms also include business-friendly amenities such as large wooden desks, two dual-line phones with voicemail, a cordless phone, T-1 high-speed Internet, and WiFi. Another plus: the hotel, located two blocks from Union Square, is steps away from the Powell Street cable car line, so you won't need a car to get around.
Cost: $189 a night and up
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