November 12th, 2009
Earth to San Francisco
A flight to San Francisco may leave a sizeable carbon footprint, but there’s a hip hotel that can put you back in Mother Earth’s good graces.
In the burgeoning SoMa district, The Good Hotel is light, bright and socially conscious.
Rooms feature reclaimed wood beds, chandeliers crafted from reused water bottles, blankets made from recycled soda bottles and bookshelves for "bookcrossing"—the practice of leaving a book for a future guest to take.
Other cool touches include a Ready Made Magazine vending machine in the lobby with repurposed goods inside, free loaner bicycles, and a retro photo booth.
Doesn’t sound good enough? During your stay pick-up the philanthropy concierge phone that connects to One Brick, a volunteer program, and at checkout, directly offset that carbon footprint with a small donation to Carbonfund.org.
Green looks good on you.
From $109 a night, Good Hotel, 112 Seventh St., San Francisco, 415-621-7001, www.jdvhotels.com/hotels/good