Rest easy at eco-friendly Orlando hotels where sustainability and style go hand-in-hand, including the Waldorf Astoria® Orlando (pictured).
Home to eco-conscious hotels and shopping, sustainable dining, and boundless natural adventures, Orlando is well on its way to becoming one of the most eco-friendly destinations on the planet. In fact, Orlando holds LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Certification for its citywide sustainability efforts, and the United Nations Foundation recently highlighted the destination as a “model city” on the rise.
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Stay green in Orlando at over 100 Florida Green Lodging properties, which hold a 1 to 4 Palm designation based on their commitment to conserve and protect Florida’s natural resources. Many of our hotels and resorts are also LEED certified, built with sustainable materials, and committed to reducing their environmental impact through rigorous sustainability initiatives. From our theme parks to downtown Orlando and beyond, here are some of our top picks for a green getaway in Orlando.
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Sustainable Hotels in Downtown Orlando and Beyond
Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando
In downtown Orlando, the newly reimagined, AAA Four Diamond Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando offers a stylish boutique getaway complete with a medley of eco-friendly features. The 3 Palm-designated hotel supports the environment through energy efficient fixtures, water conservation and waste reduction programs, along with sustainable sourcing of organic and locally raised ingredients. Stay in style thanks to a relaxing onsite spa, rooftop pool and romantic signature restaurant, or head out to explore diverse nightlife, dining and entertainment options in Orlando’s City District.
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The Alfond Inn
Twenty minutes north in Winter Park, The Alfond Inn at Rollins College regularly ranks among the top hotels in the world, boasting accolades from Travel + Leisure, Condé Nast Traveler, and more, along with a AAA Four Diamond rating and a 2 Palm designation from Florida Green Lodging. The stylish boutique property features a stunning conservatory, a serene rooftop pool, sustainable Southern cuisine at Hamilton’s Kitchen, and an impressive contemporary art collection from the Rollins Museum of Art. It is also set to gain 71 new guest rooms, a tranquil spa and wellness area, a second pool, and a light-filled atrium in late 2023.
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Lake Nona Wave Hotel
Part of the innovative, tech-forward Lake Nona neighborhood, the Lake Nona Wave Hotel was built according to LEED new construction standards. Many of its high-tech features double as energy-savers, like the floor-to-ceiling View Smart windows that automatically adjust in response to the sun. Along with energy-efficient lighting and water-saving features, the vibrant hotel boasts MICHELIN Guide dining, a colorful pool deck, complimentary wellness perks at the Lake Nona Performance Club, and easy walking access to even more culture and nightlife in Lake Nona, like the adjacent Lake Nona Sculpture Garden.
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Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport
Relax with a sustainable getaway at the Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport, which has earned green designations from Green Key Global and the Florida Green Lodging Program. Whether you’re recharging between flights at Orlando International Airport (MCO) or staying for the award-winning dining, crystalline rooftop pool and unbeatable runway views, you can rest easy knowing that this hotel is working hard to offer a more sustainable stay.
Sustainable Hotels in Orlando’s Tourism Districts
Green Getaways Near WALT DISNEY WORLD® Resort
Stay in the heart of the magic at an official Walt Disney World® Resort hotel. Choose from over 20 immersive getaway options, all Florida Green Lodging designated, ranging from rustic woodland cabins to idyllic South Seas-inspired bungalows. And that’s not all — Walt Disney World is partially solar-powered and has taken several steps to reduce their environmental impact, from composting organic waste to eliminating plastic straws throughout the resort.
Beyond the official Walt Disney World hotels, you’ll find plenty of green getaways in Lake Buena Vista, Bonnet Creek, Celebration and the surrounding areas.
The Wyndham Lake Buena Vista and Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista are especially noteworthy, as they are some of the only 4 Palm properties in Central Florida. Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World® Resort is another stylish choice, boasting water-efficient landscaping, sustainable dining options and a Natural Audubon Society certified golf course, along with several energy-saving programs and environmental initiatives.
Additional luxe, eco-friendly hotels near Walt Disney World include Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, Caribe Royale Orlando, Orlando World Center Marriott, Waldorf Astoria® Orlando, Meliá Orlando Celebration and many more.
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Universal Orlando Resort
Not only are all Universal Orlando Resort hotels Florida Green Lodging designated — they have some of the highest green rankings in Orlando. Premier resorts like Hard Rock Hotel® at Universal Orlando, Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando and Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando all boast a 3 Palm designation. They also offer incredible theme park perks, including Early Park Admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ up to one hour before the parks open (valid theme park admission required).
*Requires theme park admission. Early Park Admission begins up to one (1) hour prior to regular scheduled park opening to either Universal Studios Florida or Universal Islands of Adventure as determined by Universal Orlando. Early Park Admission begins 30 minutes prior to regular scheduled park opening for Universal’s Volcano Bay. Valid at select attractions at each park. Attractions are subject to substitutions without notice. Additional restrictions may apply.
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There are also several hotels near Universal Orlando Resort where waste reduction, water conservation and energy efficiency are key priorities. Try Hotel Kinetic Orlando, Double Tree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal or one of the many eco-conscious hotels located along International Drive.
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Close to attractions, theme parks, nightlife, shopping and dining, the International Drive Entertainment District also hosts several eco-friendly hotels and resorts. Stay like royalty at The Castle Hotel, which was recently renovated to include energy-efficient lighting, electric vehicle charging stations and more sustainable features. You can also stay green at Marriott’s Cypress Harbour Villas, Rosen Shingle Creek, Hyatt Regency Orlando, Rosen Inn International, Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld and more, all located near Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld® Orlando.
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