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Great Green Hotels!Whether you’re planning a quick getaway or a week-long escape, here are five eco-friendly sleepovers to consider.

Photograph of The Orchard Garden Hotel.

The Orchard Garden Hotel, San Francisco
In a city known for its hippie roots and alternative progressiveness, the Orchard’s claim as San Francisco’s greenest hotel is no small feat. The environmentally safe and sustainable hotel was built with concrete made from fly ash, a by-product of recycling coal, and the furniture was made with wood harvested in a sustainable manner. The interior boasts drapery, upholstery and shower curtains made from recycled polyester, and rooms feature low-flow faucets and toilets, in-room recycling bins, fluorescent lighting and carpet made from recycled content. From $178; theorchardgardenhotel.com

Photograph of Lapa Rios Ecolodge.

Lapa Rios Ecolodge, Costa Rica
Those looking to get in touch with nature flock to this tropical rainforest sanctuary, which boasts sustainable, earth-friendly initiatives in addition to its private nature reserve setting. Designed to be small and low-impact, Lapa Rios uses water from its own rainforest spring, generates its own electricity and has its own solid waste and sewage treatment systems. Each bungalow is built with 70 percent renewable construction materials such as palm leaves for roofs, teak for interiors, and bamboo for furniture and accessories. Even steps on the trails are created using recycled railroad tracks. A salt water pool and biodegradable cleaning products also help minimize the effects of waste pollution, while the natural setting is maintained with manual gardening. (That means no motors.) From $231; laparios.com

Photograph of ALT Hotel.ALT Hotel, Montréal
Part of a new, affordable, green chain of hotels from the stylish Groupe Germain, ALT is bringing eco-friendly travel home…and to the people. Meeting its goals for environmental sustainability, ALT is the first Canadian hotel to incorporate heating and cooling systems that draw energy from the heat of the earth, reducing CO2 emissions as a result. Other green features include energy-efficient lighting, with detection sensors in the stairwells to reduce energy, and dual-flush toilets for water conservation. From $129; dix30.althotels.ca/en/

Photograph of Bucuti Beach Resort.Bucuti Beach Resort, Aruba
Romantic, relaxing and green all over, it’s no wonder that Bucuti is a leader in sustainable tourism in the Caribbean. The adults-only resort is furnished with energy-saving lamps, recycling bins, and soap, shampoo and lotion dispensers that reduce packaging waste. All water used by the water-saving toilets, shower heads and taps is treated by ultraviolet lamps, then reused to irrigate the grounds. Guests can also help preserve the land by participating in resort-sponsored beach cleanups, environmental focus groups and recycling contests. From $210; bucuti.com

Photograph of Andaz.Andaz, London
A synergy of high-end design and environmentally friendly amenities, this Hyatt property offers a luxe green refuge in the metropolitan jungle. From ecologically low-impact building materials to water-saving toilets, a computer-controlled boiler that uses less fuel for heating, and intelligent lighting systems that reduce energy usage, environmentally friendly choices have been made throughout the hotel’s reno. Locally sourced organic food and beverages, as well as eco-friendly printers and Tablet PCs to avoid paperwork at check-in, up the hotel’s eco-chic. From $776; andaz.com