Habitat Suites Hotel


Austin, Texas, United States


Habitat Suites Hotel offers a variety of green attributes as detailed below. In order to appear on our site, a hotel must possess at least 10 green attributes, so this puts Habitat Suites Hotel in good company. The more green features a hotel has, the higher the green leaf rating up to a maximum of seven green leaves. To get more information on Habitat Suites Hotel and to book a room at the best Internet prices, just click on the orange Website button above! Why book direct?

Green Attributes
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Read in detail what each item entails

  • Air
  • Allergies
  • Fresh Air
  • Environmental Cleaning
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Education
  • Educate Guests to "green"
  • Educate Staff to "green"
  • Participate in Green Program(s)
  • Promote "greenness" in PR
  • Donating to Charity
  • Energy
  • Alternative Energy
  • Maintenance for Conservation
  • Energy Conservation
  • Food
  • Organic Food Served
  • Eco-friendly Food Served
  • Solid Waste
  • Bulk Soap & Amenities
  • Compostable Disposables
  • Composting
  • Durable Service Items
  • Guestroom Recycling Bins
  • Hotel Recycling Bins
  • Newspaper Program
  • Recyclable Disposables
  • Supplemental
  • Additional Green Features
  • Towels and Sheets
  • Cotton Towels/Sheets
  • Sheet Program
  • Towel Program
  • Water
  • Water Conservation
  • Xeric Garden
  • Gray-Water Recycling
  • Extras
  • Conference Center/Rooms
  • Transportation
  • Fitness Center
  • Internet


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This is a wonderfully green hotel. It's tucked away among some trees which provide shade and habitat for birds. The buildings are nicely nested to give an efficient use of the land, easy access to the lobby and pool, and at the same time give each guest a sense of privacy. And the parking area surrounds the hotel, helping isolate the rooms from surrounding noise sources.

While impressed with many things the hotel has to offer, there are a few areas I see there's room for improvement. For example, there are several plastic waste baskets around the suite, including one for recycling, but they are lined with plastic bags (not the recycling bin though). Why add to the landfill problems or the resource drain with all of those plastic bags?

I was disappointed to see non-green dish soap in the kitchenette because there are green products on the market that are easier on the environment and less scented too. Speaking of scents, my pillow smelled faintly like bleach, so I slept on my travel pillow.

Though the towels are cotton, the sheets are a poly/cotton blend. They look great but were rough to sleep on. And the bed was made badly -- the flat bottom sheet was shifted too far to the foot so that the top of the bed wasn't tucked in. And because it was a flat sheet I had to retuck it when I went to bed because everything came untucked when I pulled back the covers.

Well, despite the signs telling you how to hang the towels if you want to use them again and to not worry about your sheets being changed if you don't put the card on your bed -- they didn't follow their environmental plan. I got fresh sheets and towels despite wanting to uses both again.

The furnishings are nice, the blinds in the living room give privacy and the curtains in the bedroom were perfect giving privacy and blocking light. I really like the way they provide newspapers; if you want one, the front desk has them.

April 2007

Stayed for one night. Had to leave. All the towels and bed linens reeked of bleach. Even made my non-MCS husband sick. The girl at the front desk was concerned and said she would tell management, so things may have changed. Other than the bleach and the DRY CLEAN ONLY bedspreads, the place is as green as advertised. Not sure they understand the problems of people with MCS.

August 2010

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