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SanDiego.com Announces the Best Green Hotels in San Diego

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Earth Day is just around the corner and it's a great time to "go green" with a stay in one of the best green hotels in San Diego.

April 22, 2013 is Earth Day - a day dedicated to our Earth and learning better ways to care for it. One easy way to do so, is to book a "green" hotel for your next trip to San Diego. Visitors can rest easy knowing they are helping to make a difference by supporting these three "green" hotels in San Diego.

From quality recycling programs to operable windows, these three San Diego hotels are the best for going green:

  1. Hotel Indigo San Diego: No hotel in San Diego comes close to being as environmentally friendly as Hotel Indigo. This stylish boutique hotel located in the San Diego's east village, was the first LEED certified sustainable hotel in San Diego. It prides itself on it's green practices including operable windows for natural light and temperature control, a planted roof for rain water drainage, an extensive recycling program and preferred parking for employees who car pool rather than drive individually. While being a certified sustainable hotel, Hotel Indigo San Diego still manages to maintain a stylish appeal with top notch amenities. It's also an extremely pet-friendly hotel where pooches are more than welcome to stay and enjoy dog beds, treats and water and food bowls in their room.
  2. Grande Colonial La Jolla: Having just celebrated it's centennial birthday in 2013, it's surprising that the historic Grande Colonial is also a top "green" hotel in San Diego. It was the recipient of the Green Eco-Leaf Rating giving by iStayGreen.org thanks to it's many Eco-friendly initiatives including; a hot water system that is focused on reducing energy, hotel recycling system, fluorescent lights and low flow toilets and showers, among other things. This historic boutique hotel places a strong emphasis on being "green" and constantly improving rather than rebuilding the current structure. A gorgeous location in La Jolla, classic architecture, historic appeal and strong "green" initiatives are what make the Grande Colonial La Jolla among the best "green" hotels in San Diego.
  3. Paradise Point Resort and Spa: In an effort to "preserve paradise", Paradise Point Resort and Spa goes above and beyond with it's "green" practices. The list of eco-friendly practices at Paradise Point goes on and on and includes simple changes like an optional bath towel re-using system, paperless job applications, employee bike racks and a partnership with the Surfrider Foundation San Diego Chapter. Paradise Point also exercises more advanced routines for sustainability like LED lighting throughout the property, landscape with hundreds of carbon-monoxide converting plants, a car2go sharing program and electric carts for the staff to use around the property. While Paradise Point San Diego has created a true resort paradise, it's also working hard to "preserve paradise" as a whole.

Visitors planning a big San Diego vacation can get in the Earth Day spirit by booking one of these top "green" San Diego hotels.