5 Eco-Conscious Florida Hotels

Your care for the planet’s welfare extends beyond your backyard. You spark heightened awareness wherever you go. When traveling, you want to stay at eco-friendly hotels. You seek those that recycle, protect wildlife, conserve resources, and use non-toxic products. Here are green Florida hotels with which you’ll be most pleased.

Edgewater Beach Hotel - Naples

Edgewater Beach Hotel – Naples

Edgewater is breathtakingly luxurious, with many eco-friendly amenities, practices, and policies. Each day, your suite will be meticulously cleaned using biodegradable products. In order to save water, bed linens are changed every three days. Conserving devices saves water and electricity. The hotel uses primarily recycled and compostable paper products. Here are the exciting features that await you:

  • Beachfront Location, Convenient to Airports and Town
  • Posh Suite, Equipped With a Kitchen and Private Balcony
  • Eco-Friendly Toiletries
  • Gulf-Front Swimming Pools
  • Elegant Restaurant with Serene Water Views
  • Globally Inspired Meals Using Local, Organic Ingredients
  • Poolside Bar
  • Fitness Center
  • Bicycle Rentals
  • Complimentary Shuttle to Shopping Centers

You can contribute to the hotel’s recycling efforts using the on-site bins. As a participant in the Sea Turtle Protection Program, the hotel requests that you follow guidelines on wildlife safety.

Margaritaville Beach Resort - Hollywood

Margaritaville Beach Resort – Hollywood

At this resort, you’ll be delighted by the colorful decor! In the lobby, you’re greeted by parrot murals and a sapphire sandal sculpture. In the bar, pastel yellow and green seats are inviting while cobalt chairs beckon from the restaurant. Teal loungers and a curving slide match the pristine pool. Are you traveling with family? If so, your kids will be tickled pink with the fun at the Parakeets Club.

Margaritaville has LEED Silver certification for using less water and energy than comparable non-green resorts. It recycles wherever possible. Eco-tours are offered from the on-site marina. Just picture yourself enjoying these amenities:

  • Beach-Themed Suites and Guestrooms
  • Efficiencies and Kitchens Available
  • Private Balconies with Beachfront Views
  • Fitness Center
  • Full-Service Spa
  • Three Pools with Full-Service Cabanas
  • FlowRider Outdoor Surfing Simulator
  • Paddle-Boarding
  • Resort Shops
  • Four Restaurants, Two Bars, a Coffee Shop, and Boardwalk Café

You’ll be just steps away from the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk! This brick-paved oceanfront promenade sports three parks and live music. “Blue Wave” designation of the beach identifies it as one of our nation’s cleanest and safest. A trolley service provides daily transportation between the shore and downtown.

GullWing Beach Resort - Fort Myers Beach

GullWing Beach Resort – Fort Myers Beach

GullWing is one of the best green Florida hotels for families! Situated directly on the beach, the hotel has spacious condo-style suites with up to three bedrooms. Kitchens are fully equipped, and en suite laundry facilities are convenient. Cribs and rollaway beds are complimentary. The decor is swank, including a master bath Jacuzzi. Private balconies have restful water views and are screened for child safety.

Wait until you see the pristine beach! Its stretch of silky sand is five miles from Fort Myers nightlife. Back at the resort, here are the family-friendly amenities:

  • Board Games
  • DVD Players and Movie Rentals
  • On-Site Tennis
  • Guest Bicycles
  • Heated Pool and Whirlpool
  • Poolside Snack Bar
  • Barbecue Grills
  • Fitness Room
  • Family Activity Programs
  • Trolley Service

As a member of the state’s Green Lodging Program, the resort’s eco-friendly features are energy-efficient appliances, water conservation devices, and an extensive recycling program. As a guest, you’re asked to abide by the guidelines of Turtle Time, a charity that protects loggerhead turtles. GullWing supports “Clean the World,” a non-profit that distributes unused soap to homeless shelters and impoverished countries.

Vero Beach Hotel and Spa - Vero Beach

Vero Beach Hotel and Spa – Vero Beach

If you plan on traveling with a pet, they’re welcome at this hotel—without any size restrictions. Furry friends are accommodated in designated rooms, hotel corridors, and walking zones. Pet sitting and dog walking services are available. Conversely, if you’re allergic to pets, the third floor is pet-free.

Your assurance of a quality property is the 4-Diamond rating by AAA. Expansive guest rooms and suites have up to three bedrooms. Some include kitchens and private balconies. Here’s the array of hotel amenities:

  • Oceanfront Pool and Jacuzzi
  • Poolside Bar and Grill
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center
  • Business Center
  • Gift Boutique
  • Full-Service, Medical-Grade Spa

Eco-friendly features are low-flow toilets and faucets, non-toxic housekeeping supplies, energy-efficient lighting, recycling bins in guestrooms, natural toiletries, and organic snacks. The premises is entirely non-smoking. The hotel partners with the Trust for Public Land and Nature Conservancy. By using a booking code, $10 of your daily room rate is donated to environmental programs. You also receive a 15 percent discount per night. If you choose the Nature Conservancy as your recipient, a tree is planted in your honor!

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Plantation Golf Resort and Spa – Crystal River

If golfing is your cup of tea, this is your cream of green hotels. The property hosts a golf school, 27 holes, and two-story golf villas, each equipped with a kitchen and three bedrooms. Also available are junior suites and rooms with garden and water views. Accommodations include gracious Southern hospitality!

The resort is embraced by a bay, with proximity to state parks and wildlife refuges. You can swim with manatees, obtain scuba certification, hire a fishing charter, or take a river tour. Pets are welcome with a $25 nightly fee. Courts are provided for shuffleboard, tennis, volleyball, croquet, and horseshoes. Other amenities are:

  • Full-Service Spa
  • Outdoor and Children’s Pools
  • Four Restaurants and Three Bars
  • Fitness Center
  • Bicycle Rentals
  • Hair Salon
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Business Center

As a member of the Green Hotels Association, the resort practices water, energy, and solid waste conservation. The property is smoke-free. Eco-tours offer kayaking, coastal hiking, and a guided exploration of Indian grounds.

Preferred Pampering

Gratefully, being green doesn’t mean minimalist, “bare bones” lodging. Each of these eco-friendly hotels is upscale and elegant. At any of them, your stay will protect our Earth in numerous ways. Meanwhile, relax and have fun!

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