Guilt-Free Travel

It's safe to say that green is the new black — especially in the hotel world. From composting and water conservation programs to green roofs and landscaping that provide natural habitats for local species, hotels are striving to help sustain our planet. Along with their favorable ratings, they post their LEED and Green Seal certifications like badges of honor. While we can appreciate a candlelit yurt made out of reclaimed materials, GAYOT's list of the Top 10 Green Hotels in the U.S. shows that being eco-friendly doesn't require giving up luxury. Each property in this collection is notable not only for its attitudes toward the environment, but also for its food scene, sense of style and exceptional level of comfort.