Hotel chains

Green places to stay in the UK

Check out our online guide to eco-friendly independent hotels, small hotel chains, hostels, guest houses, lodges, self-catering and bed and breakfast accommodation throughout the UK and across all price ranges. Click here


About this guide

Staying in a chain hotel is a great idea if you don’t know the area but do want to know what to expect. All the chains in the guide have hotels in the UK and many also operate hotels throughout the world. There are listings for all price brackets, including budget hotels, mid range hotels and luxury hotels and resorts.

But is there such a thing as an eco friendly hotel chain? Not if you listen to the most fervent environmentalists. Yet hotel chains are changing in response to the pressures of new legislation, volatile energy costs, and growing consumer demand for ethical travel choices. Now many of the biggest and most famous chains have introduced environmental initiatives. With their sheer size they can make a significant contribution in the battle against climate change.

All the chains in this guide have gone public about what they are doing to make your hotel stay more environmentally friendly. Read about their green features here.


There are direct links to each hotel chain's own website so users can book directly.

Some of these links are to sites with which we are affiliated. If you click through to these sites or make a purchase from them this may result in us receiving a fee or commission. These links are clearly indicated with this symbol: +

There are also links to sites which do not pay us. Any link or other information is only included if we believe it is useful and reliable - not whether we are paid.

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Green checklist

A guide to help hotels become environmentally friendly was launched in June 2007 by the International Tourism Partnership with help from their members – most of the major international hotel groups.

Called “Going Green”, it is designed as a user-friendly tool with a list of practical steps that hotels should take to create a successful, sustainable business operation.

We think this could be very useful for green consumers too - as a check list to discover how a hotel is measuring up. So we obtained permission from the ITP to publish their guide in full. To read it click here