Starwood Hotel & Resorts

Eco-friendly practices at hotels and resorts not only protect the environment, but actually save the properties a lot of money, too. We love that some destinations are passing those savings along to guests, in a range of perks from reward points to free food and drinks. After all, do you really need to change your sheets every day when you could get a free cocktail to sip by the pool, instead?

1. Starwood Hotels and Resorts: Through the Make a Green Choice program, guests can say "no" to housekeeping at participating properties, for up to three days in a row. The reward? Receive 250-500 Starpoints or a $5 food and beverage voucher for each night that you forgo maid service.

2. art'otel: Similarly, European destinations of this modern-chic chain reward guests staying for two nights or longer who opt out of housekeeping services. Instead, guests can choose from 1,500 Gold Points, a 10 percent food discount, or a €3 donation to charity each night.

3. Holiday Inn: Select properties offer a Go Green Get Points package for stays from two to four nights. Give up room cleaning and earn 1,000 points.

4. Martin's Hotels: This Belgium hotel collection has a strong ecological focus, as you'll see in the educational signage throughout each of the brand's properties. Upon check-in, guests receive a list of suggestions of good green practices for their stay. Participate in all five -- from re-using bath towels to taking public transportation -- and you can earn up to 50 Eco vouchers over a two-night stay. You can redeem 100 Eco Vouchers for a Martin's Gift Card worth €50.

5. Lindner Hotels and Resorts: This European chain is trying out a new initiative at select properties, perhaps one of the most generous we've heard about. Here, skipping housekeeping means enjoying everything in the minibar for free -- including snacks, drinks, and alcohol.

Find The Best Cruises
Find a cruise

Find the best deals!

Click on multiple sites to get the lowest prices

Click on multiple sites to get the lowest prices

Take Our Survey!

We want to deliver more of what you want, the deals you love, and stories that inspire you. It will only take a few minutes.