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Top 10 Green Hotels in the U.S.

Where It's Easy Being Green

Inn by the Sea in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Green Hotels in the U.S.

Environmentally Friendly Hotels

As more and more products and places claim "green" status, it's hard to know which are genuinely environmentally friendly. For hotels, LEED Certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a badge of authenticity — and honor handed out by the U.S. Green Building Council. But there are also accommodations without certification whose eco-friendly efforts are worth noting. Featuring programs that range from comprehensive recycling to water conservation to sustainable building practices, each property on this list of the ten best green hotels in America is treating Mother Earth to a little TLC, while at the same time making sure you enjoy a comfy, memorable stay.

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