An eco hotel, or a green hotel, is an environmentally sustainable hotel or accommodation that has made important environmental improvements to its structure in order to minimize its impact on the natural environment and eco friendly hotels California are considered excellent place to hang out for a couple of nights in San Francisco and then beyond in California.
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1. Stanford Inn & Resort on the Mendocino Coast 4* – Eco Friendly Resorts California
Set on 10 acres of grounds overlooking Mendocino Bay, this serene resort is 2 miles from Mendocino Headlands State Park and 3 miles from the Big River Trail.
Offering pine-paneled walls, fireplaces and ocean-view decks, the relaxed rooms and 1- and 2-bedroom suites come with free Wi-Fi and satellite TV, plus coffeemakers, mini fridges and microwaves.
Complimentary amenities include organic, made-to-order breakfast, afternoon tea, loaner mountain bikes and parking. An airy restaurant/bar serves vegan dinners and offers bay views, and a wellness center provides spa treatments and classes (fee). There’s also an outdoor pool, a hot tub and a sauna.
This was a wonderful visit to an eco resort on the rugged Mendocino Coast. Exquisite views, inviting lobby and rooms with wood burning fireplaces create a special wood set refuge. Great breakfast and dinner at The Ravens is fabulous. Enjoy activities such as a massage in the forest, solarium or pool, bike or hike in nearby trails, canoe in the bay’s big River estuary or enjoy the wellness center.
A visit to the charming town of Mendocino on the Northern California Coast is always a welcome respite. We like to stay here as the Inn combines comfort and homelike touches all in an eco friendly manner. The beds and bedding are top notch. Many rooms feature a wood burning fireplace and decks to watch the sunset or the morning fog as it slowly retreats with the warmth of day. There is a warm pool and hot tub housed in a greenhouse like structure, a lovely organic garden and dogs are welcome guests.
The bathroom could use some updating. The cabinets are showing a bit of wear and tear.
The lobby area is warm and welcoming with fires burning, seasonal decor and lots of books and gift items to browse and buy.
The best part for us is the excellent vegan restaurant, Ravens, where bountiful breakfast and dinners are served. The food is so good, varied and flavorful, and the portions so large that I imagine open minded omnivores would find it more than acceptable.
Yoga classes, massage services and more are also offered as part of your complete healing getaway.
There is a small fitness center and a yoga studio. It is an easy drive to the small town of Mendocino or a number of state parks. There is easy driving access to the beach. The inn is very eco friendly and the food is all vegan. We took a vegan cooking class and the instructor was informative and fun. We loved it here and would highly recommend it, especially for folks who love nature and are open to eating a plant based diet.
Food – the food is faultless. I can’t imagine anyone having issue with the food here. It is presented beautifully similar to an upscale restaurant and composed of extremely fresh and healthful local plant life. That being said, no it does not taste like twigs and grass. It tastes decadent and gourmet. It is vegan so if you like your eggs – as we did – you can’t get any here – we never missed them because the food was so delicious. No meat, no dairy – never even noticed.
Spa – I love spa treatments and I thought the two treatments I received there were on par with the best I’ve received in more high end places and at home.
Bar – small bar but ridiculously creative and classic cocktails expertly made. It is a little surprising in a very good way. Don’t miss Happy Hour every day for two hours. We aren’t big drinkers but having a perfect margarita, mojito, cipriana…wine or beer in the late afternoon or evening was a plus option.
Eco-Friendly – We try to do our part and appreciate that this resort is run with integrity to a whole lifestyle and consciousness. We are not over the top, we are looking at building a passive home but we drove our gas using sportswear up there and never felt out of place. We left our electric car home because it doesn’t have much mileage. So, while they adhere to a philosophy, there is not zeal or right or wrong going on there. This is a place that cares about life on every level and our planet. It actually makes for a very nice vibe. Those are the kind of people and the philosophy that helps this hospitality industry be successful in making guests feel care for and relaxed.
How much does a room costs at Stanford Inn by the Sea?
Prices start 505$/night for Double Room.
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2. H2hotel 4* – Eco Friendly Hotels California
This LEED-certified hotel is located in downtown Healdsburg, just a block from the Healdsburg Town Plaza. It has a variety of earth-friendly features, including a solar-heated creekside pool.
Modern amenities like free Wi-Fi access, an iPod docking station, flat-screen TV and DVD player are all included in H2hotel’s guest rooms. Each also has a private patio or balcony.
Spoonbar, the hotel’s on-site restaurant, serves seasonal pasta and meat dishes made from local ingredients.
Guests at the H2hotel can relax by the fireplace in the lounge or enjoy a massage or beauty treatment at the spa. A variety of snacks and unusual gifts are available at the 24-hour Receptobar store.
This eco-friendly hotel with a wavy green roof is a minute’s walk from the Vineyard Plaza Shopping Center and 15 miles from Santa Rosa.
Trendy, understated rooms feature bamboo floors, organic linens and private balconies, plus flat-screen TVs and free WiFi. Suites add living areas with pull-out sofas, Japanese-inspired plunge tubs and extra balconies.
Complimentary perks include continental breakfast, weekend yoga classes and loaner bikes. There’s also a solar-heated, creekside pool, a hip Mediterranean restaurant/cocktail bar, and the quirky Hand Fan Museum.
The location is perfect. Right off Healdsburg square. There are many restaurants, bars and grills, pubs, boutique shopping. H2 has a restaurant and small bar that work great. The breakfast included in the stay is very good. We used the water stations (flat water, sparkling water, ice) at H2 a lot. Bring your favorite water container. I put a lot of miles on my hydro flask. The staff at H2 are great. The complimentary(plus tips) valet parking is convenient. We used the bikes one day and did a close loop around grape fields. H2 was quiet at night so sleeping was good.
H2 has an eco sustainable theme. You can expect to see recommendations for reuse and some things made out of compostable materials. Don’t expect beds with huge posts and rooms ornate with large framed artwork.
First of all, this is a green hotel. Everything from the hangers to the solar panels takes the environment into consideration.
There are water bars on every floor which offer both still and sparkling water free of charge. There are computer stations on every floor, so there is no need to run down to the lobby to print your boarding pass or check the internet.
The rooms have espresso machines in them. Snacks are complementary and restocked daily (who does that?)
There is turn down service with yummy Farm chocolates delivered to your room.
Our Eco King room was spotlessly clean and well appointed. The mattress was perfectly firm. The bathroom was fine.
Breakfast comes with the room and is offered in the Spoon Bar. The waitstaff was excellent. There are cold items on the bar (fruit, pastries, homemade granola) and hot items are ordered at the table.
Did I mention that there is yoga on Sundays?
Would I stay at this hotel again? You bet I would – and I will.
How much does a room costs at H2hotel?
Prices start 490$/night for King Room. The King Suite is 776$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for couples.
This room features a private balcony overlooking Healdsburg Fitch Mountain. The living room has a private powder room, a second balcony and a sofa bed. Located off the master bedroom, the over-sized bathroom boasts a Japanese inspired plunge tub.
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3. Shore Hotel 4* – Eco Friendly Hotels California
Just a 6-minute walk from California hotel provides each room with a private balcony. Sight-seeing tours are available., this
An outdoor heated pool with hot tub are available at Shore Hotel Monica. A state-of-the-art gym is open 24-hours along with the business center. This eco-friendly LEED-certified property offers electric car charging stations.
Garden, city androoms are offered. These eco-friendly rooms boast a glass shower with ocean views and a privacy screen. A flat-screen cable TV, iPod docking station and minibar are included.
Set across Highway 1 from the beach, this contemporary hotel is opposite the Santa Monica Pier and 0.4 miles from 3rd Street Promenade’s shops and restaurants.
The modern rooms offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and private patios or balconies (some with ocean views). Suites with ocean, city or garden views add living areas and pull-out sofas.
Amenities include a 24-hour gym, and a heated outdoor pool and hot tub. There’s also a casual restaurant serving Mexican dishes.
he views of the ocean and Santa Monica pier overlooking their courtyard and pool were absolutely stunning during the day, at sunset, and at night w/ the lights of the ferris wheel and boardwalk. The location can’t be beat – right on Ocean Ave., across the street from the pier, minutes walk to 3rd Street Promenade and tons of restaurants, bars, shops and entertainment. Service was quick and friendly – thank you, Veronica. Rooms and beds were very comfortable, and really appreciated that it was eco-friendly.
Take advantages of the amenities – beautiful pool and jacuzzi, free glass of champagne or sparkling cider and cookies on check-in; free bike rentals (18+), games for the garden meditation garden, 2 free ride cards for the pier, water and coffee in the lobby. And a small but workable fitness center and business center (nice touch when I woke up before the rest of the group and had some work to do). Breakfast available in the Green Room, a la carte.
. I literally LOVED everything about this hotel. Their customer service was incredible, our terrace facing room was beautiful (wait till you see the rain shower w/ glass walls), the in house restaurant was healthy & featured organic / vegan / GF options, and the location is unbeatable set in between the ocean and the 3rd street promenade.
I am a serious environmentalist – and this hotel hit all the marks. Virtually no single use plastics, solar heated swimming pool, local and drought tolerant landscaping, free organic coffee daily, and a little recycling bin in the room so I could sort my waste. Even their robes (so so soft) are made of recycled materials.
We were really treated like family here – and I actually miss seeing the staff’s warm faces every day. The next time we do a staycation – I know where i’m staying :).
How much does a room costs at Shore Hotel?
Prices start 480$/night for Ocean View with King Bed. The Ocean View Premier with King Bed
is 503$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for couples.
180 degree views toward the ocean are featured from the private balcony. Located directly above Ocean Avenue, this room offers the best possible views of the Pacific Ocean, Santa Monica Pier & the Pacific sunset from Shore Hotel.
Where to book online – Shore Hotel – Eco Friendly Hotels California – you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in California during Castroville Artichoke Food & Wine Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in California on Booking.com or Expedia.com or Agoda.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
4. Hotel The Bristol Hotel San Diego 4* – Eco Friendly Hotels California
Adjacent to the, this hotel is 1.8 km drive away from cruise ship terminals in San Diego Harbor and the USS Midway Museum. All rooms include an LCD TV and an in-room service tablet.
The Bristol Hotel provides seating areas and coffee machines in guest rooms. A large work desk, spa bathrobes and custom eco-friendly bath amenities are provided.
This completely non-smoking Hotel Bristol is environmentally friendly.
A block from the historic Gaslamp Quarter, this contemporary hotel is also a 15-minute walk from the USS Midway Museum, and 2.1 miles from San Diego Zoo.
Modern rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, iPod docks and coffeemakers.
Amenities include a classic American bar and grill, an exercise room, and 2 meeting rooms (1 with floor-to-ceiling windows and a retractable roof).
Hotel is a boutique hotel located near San Diego’s Gaslamp District and features a variety of amenities for business or leisure travellers. The hotel is a San Diego events and bridal shower venue and also offers meeting space, modern pet-friendly guest rooms, an on-site lounge, fitness center and valet parking.”,”viewport”:”DESKTOP”}]}”>
The room was clean and very eco-friendly. The staff were very nice to our dog and took the time to greet us every time we entered the hotel. Our dog is very quiet so we do like to bring him along when we can. The location of the hotel is excellent – easy walking to the GasLamp district and many good restaurants. We drive a hybrid so the parking (at half price) was not expensive especially considering what it is at surrounding hotels in the downtown area. The price for the hotel was a good value. We will definitely stay at this hotel again if in San Diego.
Amazingly, the Bristol answered all our needs. We were able to get a very nice room with two large beds and night table, large dresser, desk, chair, round table, and floor lamp. The room also had a small fridge and a coffee maker. We had plenty of room to store or hang our clothes, and we also had an iron and ironing board to touch things up. My bed was comfortable, but the pillows were too soft for me.
Our bathroom was accessible; the “throne” was about three inches higher than one would have at home. Our shower was easy to step into, and we had grab bars and a large shower chair. The shower head could be held in the hand, if so desired. The hot water was really hot! Housekeeping provided a mountain of fluffy white towels every day, and bathrobes and slippers were an extra touch.
The small hotel lobby is pleasant, with a relaxing atmosphere and comfortable seating groups. Since the Bristol is a “niche” hotel, devoted to being environmentally friendly, flowers and sunlight served to bring the outdoors inside. The front desk was small and unobtrusive, with helpful and knowledgeable employees.
How much does a room costs at Hotel The Bristol Hotel San Diego?
Prices start 144$/night for Fab King Room. The Double Room is 202$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for couples.
Rooms are 35 square metres.
Where to book online – Hotel The Bristol Hotel San Diego – Eco Friendly Hotels California – you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in California during Castroville Artichoke Food & Wine Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in California on Booking.com or Expedia.com or Agoda.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
5. Resort Ventana Big Sur, An Alila Resort – Adult Only 5* – Eco Lodges California
Situated on a hillside overlooking Big Sur’s beautiful Pacific coastline, Ventana Inn & Spa is an adults only resort located on 160 secluded acres. It features 2 heated pools adjoined by a Japanese hot bath. Free WiFi is available throughout the property.
The spacious guest rooms boast a window seat, a private balcony or patio with views of the forest, ocean, meadow, or canyon, binoculars, umbrellas, lanterns, and walking sticks. The rooms also include a flat-screen TV with a DVD player and sound system, a coffee machine, a minibar, and each en suite bathroom includes a walk-in shower and soaking tub, and plush bathrobes. Select units offer a hot tub on the decks or fireplaces.
Guests can dine at the on-site restaurant, The Sur House, and sip cocktails at The Sur House Terrace and Bar, while overlooking the ocean.
This woodsy-chic resort on 243 acres off the Pacific Coast Highway is 0.5 miles from Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park and 30 miles south of Monterrey.
Offering private balconies, the plush guest rooms have flat-screen TVs with DVD players, iPod docks and free Wi-Fi, as well as binoculars and walking sticks. Suites add either hot tubs or fireplaces, while stand alone villas and cottages provide additional bedrooms and living areas.
Perks include free breakfast, guided walks, wine & cheese receptions, and daily yoga and Tai Chi classes. There’s also a farm-to-table restaurant and bar, a clothing-optional pool, a dry sauna, a fitness center and a spa.
With fewer than 60 rooms spread over 160 acres, Ventana is ideally suited for guests who want to get away from the crowded cities and enjoy time in nature without the constant reminder of the coronavirus.
We have stayed in the Deluxe Fireplace Suite, Big Sur Suite, Big Sur Forest Shower Suite and Pacific House Suite. Some had views overlooking the peaceful, forested canyon and others had views of the ocean in the distance. All were lovely, but the Pacific House Suite is ideal for guests who are seeking a more contemporary, light-filled suite with its own jacuzzi on the private patio. The Pacific House Suites were built more recently than the rest and their clean, contemporary feel and decor is a contrast to the more rustic luxury of the Big Sur Suites.
The two swimming pools (one clothing optional), Japanese baths and Infiniti jacuzzi are stunning with gorgeous views of ocean, forest, mountains and meadows.
The Sur House offers both indoor and outdoor dining. Weather permitting, the outdoor dining experience is our favorite, especially with the long, outdoor bar facing the ocean in the distance. The walk along the lighted path through the redwoods to the restaurant is magical, but the resort also offers rides for guests who prefer not to walk.
How much does a room costs at Ventana Big Sur, An Alila Resort ?
Prices start 2527$/night for Deluxe King Room. The Cottage is 4188$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for couples.
This double room features a seating area, sofa and air conditioning.
Where to book online – Ventana Big Sur, An Alila Resort – Eco Lodges California – you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in California during Castroville Artichoke Food & Wine Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in California on Booking.com or Expedia.com or Agoda.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.