Sustainable Accommodations

Sustainable Accommodations



Visitors come to Greater Portland for a Maine experience that often means immersing themselves in the wonders of the natural world where people are doing right by their communities and their environment. These values are very much part of Maine’s character. Portland hotels, motels and inns proudly live up to this standard.

Less an afterthought than a part of the culture for many businesses in the Portland region, their commitment to reducing their environmental impact and protecting our local resources inspires residents and guests alike. Portland lodging establishments are quick to point out they do not sacrifice amenities or comfort with these initiatives. For many, Green is business as usual.

Reducing our footprint

Protecting the coastline, mountains, lakes and all of the region’s natural resources is of the utmost importance to those who serve the visitors who come to enjoy them. Green properties take action to reduce their footprint on earth in myriad ways. They may do so by tending and making use of gardens to provide food, or by buying local seafood, beef and produce, and supporting organic farming. Many properties compost, use green, natural, or locally-made products. Some have constructed their sites eco-consciously from the ground up. Yet others pro-actively participate in programs which fund environmental programs.

environmental leaders

Maine was the third state in the nation to establish an Environmental Leader certification program that encourages restaurants, lodgings and grocery stores to reduce waste and energy use and improve environmental practices. Visitors may consider a hotel, motel, or inn that is certified as a Maine Green Lodging property when booking their stay. Maine Green Lodging properties all post the Environmental Leader badge at their places of business and websites to show their commitment to protecting the state’s natural resources and preserving its attractions for visitors for years to come.

list of green certified properties

The Colony Hotel

Spectacularly situated on rock promontory overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, cool sea breezes, and sound of the sea.

Hyatt Place Portland Old Port

Breath taking views of Casco Bay, Portland skyline, the Historical Old Port and only minutes from the Portland Jetport.

Harraseeket Inn

Luxury country Inn with two award-winning restaurants, located two blocks north of L.L. Bean in the village of Freeport.

Inn by the Sea

Luxury resort on Southern Maine Coast with spectacular ocean views. Full-service Spa & Sea Glass Restaurant.

Kennebunkport Captains Collection

Four distinct, unique Kennebunkport B&Bs a few blocks of each other in the heart of Kennebunkport, Maine.

Portland Sheraton at Sable Oaks

The stresses of travel disappear with our central location 2.4 miles from Portland International Jetport.

Portland Regency Hotel & Spa

Portland’s Premiere full-service hotel in the heart of the Old Port, located two blocks from Portland’s working waterfront.

Pride Motel & Cottages

Family run since 1967, spacious grounds, picnic areas, a heated pool, volleyball, playground, and a recreation room.

more information on places to stay

Check out our full list of accommodations below.