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The Best Los Angeles Eco Friendly Hotels

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Written by Carl Hedinger

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The Best Los Angeles Eco Friendly Hotels

As the city of glitz and glamor, Los Angeles can overwhelm travelers who are searching for sustainable yet reliable rooms. With this guide, you don’t need to look anywhere else. With a variety of choices ranging from budget-friendly to extravagant, this will be the only list you need to consult before coming to Los Angeles. Anyway, we’ve harped on ourselves long enough. You get it. Here’s that list we keep raving about – the best Los Angeles eco friendly hotels.

Westin Bonaventure

The Westin isn’t just a hotel – it’s a landmark.

Green initiatives don’t come up at first when guests talk about The Westin Bonaventure. This massive hotel is working hard to lessen its carbon footprint, but for guests, it’s all about that view. Oh, and there’s the rotating bar that brings you a 360-degree view without leaving your plush seat. Fabulous attractions are close by, but you won’t want to leave this city block-sized hotel.

A multitude of restaurants and lounges complement the outdoor pool and deck. The Westin also has event planners in mind, as it houses the city’s largest ballroom. An eco-conscious conference hall sounds great to prospective attendees. And if that’s not enough, stay at The Westin and walk through areas you’ll recognize from television and film. Booking with The Westin will guarantee a visit to one of L.A.’s most famous landmarks.

Hotel Solaire

The Solaire is budget-chic.

Paired against L.A.’s more posh properties, Hotel Solaire has nothing to be shy about. This might be a budget hotel, but Solaire doesn’t cut corners with style or sustainability. A Blink charging station is available for guests with plug-in cars. As for location, Solaire is a short walk away from Chinatown and LA Live, home of the Staples Center and lots of shopping and dining. Relax in the heated pool after a long day or a rough Laker game.) Hotel Solaire is the perfect option for travelers looking to save a bit of money while still doing their part for the environment.

W Hollywood

The W is up for whatever, whenever.

W Hollywood is perfectly situated near the action at Hollywood and Vine, but is full of amenities that tempt visitors to stay close to home. Guests will find the Walk of Fame right outside, but so many indoor attractions force one to rethink leaving. Stop by the W Hollywood bar, next to the rooftop pool, for a midnight swim or cocktail.

Looking to get out? Catch the Metro Red Line directly below the W. Still not convinced? Make use of W’s extravagant “Whatever/Whenever” service, which will go as far as hiring a helicopter to whisk you away. Anything is on the table with W/W, “as long as it’s legal.” You’ll be surprised to see what the hotel can pull off.

Hotel Palomar

The Palomar is Westwood’s best eco-friendly experience.

Hotel Palomar puts guests right near UCLA, but more importantly, Beverly Hills and the beach are right next door. For guests, a stay at this hotel is just not just about the room. It’s an experience. Take in some yoga by the Palomar pool with the complimentary mat that comes with each room.

For those looking to connect with fellow travelers, stop by and partake in the nightly Wine Hour. For guests eager to sample the minibar, a delicious variety of organic treats await. Palomar won’t stop until they’ve guaranteed you have a happy and healthy stay.

The Ritz-Carlton Los Angeles and J.W. Marriott

The Ritz is eco-friendly luxury.

Travelers looking to stay at LA Live have two excellent and sustainable options. These sister hotels have a wealth of options to offer. With staff that lives to serve and a superb location, there’s very little that the Ritz Carlton and J.W. Marriott don’t provide for visitors. Built with energy conservation features in place, these hotels offer a luxurious yet carbon-conscious place to stay.

On the rooftop, check out the heated pool, or have dinner at Wolfgang Puck’s signature WP24 restaurant. The options available here will surprise and amaze you at every turn. With energy efficiency, service, and presentation in mind, these two hotels fit the bill for energy-conscious travelers looking to be right on top of LA Live.

Los Angeles doesn’t hesitate to wow its visitors with so much to do and see. With budget and luxury options provided in this guide, eco-conscious travelers now have plenty of options when planning their next stay in Los Angeles.

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Carl Hedinger

I'm a writer and recovering American expat who shares my family's travels through life. Follow our adventures here and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.