Sustainable Travel: Top Eco-Friendly Hotels in Los Angeles

  • By Megan Simpson

  • December 21, 2020

Sustainable Travel: Top Eco-Friendly Hotels in Los Angeles

Sustainable travel, eco tourism—or eco travel: whichever you’d like—is expanding its reach to every facet of the industry. Popular tourist hotspots are upgrading their restaurants, excursion offerings, and their accommodations to comply with new ecological standards; thus, eco-friendly hotels are popping up just about everywhere. For many, this level of innovation has produced an elevated experience for each and every guest: not to mention, inspiration for competitors to step up their sustainability game. Going Green, as it were, does not mean you sacrifice style and comfort; these gorgeous properties are living proof that eco friendly travel offerings are permanently en vogue.

If you’re  planning your next vacation to Los Angeles and looking for things to do in Los Angeles, (or stay-cation, for our local friends), then it’s time to put some serious consideration into where you’re staying. You know what’s awesome? No matter *where* you end up settling in Southern California : there are eco-friendly hotels in every corner of the county! Whether you’re looking for a sunny getaway on the beach, a quick-but-enjoyable business trip in bustling downtown, or a glamorous hideaway in the dazzling Hollywood Hills… youRhere (as always) has got you covered on where to stay.

Check out our top ten picks for eco-friendly hotels for the eco traveler in all of us.

The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles

Sustainable Travel: Eco-Friendly Hotels in Los Angeles

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Location: Downtown / LA Live

Aesthetic: Elegant & upscale; big-city glam

Eco Accolades: LEED Silver certification, energy-efficient windows, sustainable building materials, organic and sustainable offerings in the spa.

W Hollywood Hotel & Residences

Sustainable Travel: Eco-Friendly Hotels in Los Angeles

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Location: Hollywood

Aesthetic: Swanky, and funky; Old Hollywood… modernized

Eco Accolades: Second-largest LEED-Silver-certified, energy- and water-conservation efforts, no harmful refrigerants or plastic foam used anywhere on the property.

Shore Hotel

Sustainable Travel: Eco-Friendly Hotels in Los Angeles

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Location: Santa Monica

Aesthetic: Beach modern; open concept with splashes of color

Eco Accolades: LEED Gold certified, Solar-heated swimming pool, complex water recycling system to reduce carbon emissions/laundry water usage by 80%, eco-friendly carpet, tables made from certified wood pieces.

Miyako Hybrid Hotel Torrance

Sustainable Travel: Eco-Friendly Hotels in Los Angeles

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Location: Torrance (South Westside)

Aesthetic: Japanese influences; intricate patterns and contemporary style

Eco Accolades: LEED Silver certification, sustainable building material, solar power usage, energy-efficient lighting and water features.

Venice Beach Eco Cottages

Sustainable Travel: Eco-Friendly Hotels in Los Angeles

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Location: Venice Beach

Aesthetic: Cozy & warm; slightly updated version of fairytale homes

Eco Accolades: Three solar-powered homes, water- and energy-efficiency, natural (and fragrance free) cleaning supplies, repurposed building material, organic linens/mattresses, donation of a portion of all profits to local charity.

Los Feliz Lodge

Sustainable Travel: Eco-Friendly Hotels in Los Angeles

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Location: Loz Feliz

Aesthetic: Spanish-influenced casitas; quaint & trendy

Eco Accolades: Designed by a group of eco-conscious interior designers, 100% organic cotton and bamboo linens, open concept for ample natural light/heating, available for month-to-month leases for long-term stay on LA.

Hotel Palomar

Sustainable Travel: Eco-Friendly Hotels in Los Angeles

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Location: Beverly Hills

Aesthetic: Upscale & bright; Mod with intentional splashes of color

Eco Accolades: In-room recycling, sustainable in-room amenities, water efficiency, farm-to-table sustainable & local dishes at restaurant BLVD 16, pet friendly.

The Westin Bonaventure

Sustainable Travel: Eco-Friendly Hotels in Los Angeles

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Location: Downtown

Aesthetic: Grand & luxurious; hustle & bustle vibes

Eco Accolades: First in LA to get Green Seal Silver certification (massive carbon footprint reduction) and later earned Gold certification, recycling programs, energy- and water-conservation efforts.

Ambrose Hotel

Sustainable Travel: Eco-Friendly Hotels in Los Angeles

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Location: Santa Monica

Aesthetic: Trendy boutique accommodation; small but swanky

Eco Accolades: LEED certification, preferred hybrid car parking, in-room recycling, beach cruiser bikes available, organic offerings: continental breakfast, bath products, healthy in-room snacks.

Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalow

Sustainable Travel: Eco-Friendly Hotels in Los Angeles

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Location: Santa Monica

Aesthetic: Old-world, upscale beach; true vacation vibes

Eco Accolades: Green Hotel certification, organic elements/materials throughout the design, organic spa treatments, Fig Restaurant serves dishes featuring local ingredients sourced directly from the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market.

What sustainable hotel ignites the eco traveler in you? Have you stayed at any of these locales? Let us know! Follow us on Instagram: @yourherelive

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