Sleep Better at Connecticut’s Certified Green Hotels Last Updated 12/17
Being environmentally conscious and personally pampered are not mutually exclusive — not when Connecticut offers so many amazing green hotel choices. From internationally recognized names to locally owned B&Bs and boutique hotels, you’ll find accommodations that offer the ultimate in comfort and value — and are good for your conscience, too. Check into these Connecticut hotels where energy efficiency is more than an amenity.
What Makes Connecticut Hotels So “Green”?
Some deploy the latest energy-efficiency practices throughout their facilities. Others have found new ways to use less water — without skimping on customer comfort. Still others are pioneering ways to reduce, reuse and recycle. But all of following lodging facilities have been certified through Connecticut's industry-leading Green Lodging program, sponsored by the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP). Kim Trella, who runs the Green Lodging Program, gave us a few examples of the innovative practices these properties are using to keep their hotels, their guests and the planet as healthy as possible.
Inns, B&Bs and Boutique Hotels
Trying to live a “greener” lifestyle? No need to leave behind your principles when you travel...at least not in Connecticut. These Connecticut inns, B&Bs and boutique hotels combine local charm with a global responsibility to smart environmental practices. Take the Inn at Woodstock for example. It delights its wedding guests with sustainable vegetables and flowers grown right on site. And The Study at Yale loans bikes to guests so you can experience more of New Haven — while leaving a smaller carbon footprint.
World-Class Entertainment Destinations
Connecticut is home to not one, but two internationally recognized casinos. Not only are these destinations some of the largest complexes in the tri-state region, they're also big on protecting the beautiful natural resources surrounding them. For example, when you're out of your hotel room enjoying the hundreds of entertainment, dining and shopping options these properties offer, their energy management technology automatically adjusts the a/c and heat to save on energy.
Great Event Properties
Hosting a conference, seminar, retreat? What about a wedding or a large family reunion? These Connecticut resort properties offer green hospitality for larger groups of employees or guests.
For example, Saybrook Point Inn & Spa was one of the first lodging properties and marinas to participate in Connecticut's Green Lodging program. Energy Star-rated since 2007, it continues to lead the way with advanced techniques in energy management, water conservation and recycling throughout the property as well as environmentally friendly practices for the marina. Even its new Guest Houses turned “recycled” 1800s Victorians into models of energy efficiency and luxury. And an innovative heat recycling program keeps both indoor and outdoor salt water pools at the property heated and open all year round.
International & National Hotel Chains
You know their names, and each of these companies offer a level of quality and value you can trust. But just like their corporate owners, these Connecticut-managed properties also meet energy efficiency, recycling and water guidelines at the local level, using certified green cleaning products and methods and installing low-flow showers, faucets and toilets, to name just a few.
- Courtyard by Marriott, Cromwell
- Courtyard by Marriott, Norwich
- Courtyard by Marriott, Shelton
- Hampton Inn & Suites, Mystic
- Hartford Hilton, Hartford
- Homewood Suites by Hilton, Southington
- Hyatt House, Windsor
- Marriott Hartford Downton, Hartford
- Microtel Inn & suites, Uncasville
- Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa, Groton
- Residence Inn by Marriott, Danbury
- Residence Inn by Marriott, Hartford
- Residence Inn by Marriott, Milford
- Residence Inn by Marriott, Mystic
- Residence Inn by Marriott, Southington
- Sheraton Bradley, Windsor Locks
- Sheraton Hartford South, Rocky Hill
- SpringHill Suites by Marriott, Milford
- SpringHill Suites by Marriott, Waterford
- Super 8, Cromwell
Want to Know More?
Find out about the commitment that more and more Connecticut lodging properties are making to achieve and maintain Green Lodging Certification on the Department of Energy & Environmental Protection website.