Learn what makes our San Francisco hotel eco-friendly.
Hotel Zoe is certified as a Green Business by the Department of the Environment and has been recognized with 4 Green Keys by the Green Key Eco-Rating Program. In addition, it has earned the EPA’s ENERGY STAR certification and achieved GreenLeader Gold Level status with TripAdvisor.
We push well beyond ENERGY STAR, Green Business Program or Green Key requirements with eco-friendly efforts to preserve and protect the indoor and outdoor environment.
Hotel Zoe proudly offers an opportunity for our guests to join us in our efforts to converse natural resources.
Check out why we’re a green hotel in San Francisco, and what makes us that way. From LED light bulbs to motion-sensor control panels in guest rooms and public spaces, stem battery power to low-flow water valves, environmentally responsible cleaning solutions to ongoing recycling efforts, we make sure that not only is our hotel green, but we make sure it’s easy for you to be green too.
Preserve, Protect, Inspire
Hotel Zoe is a certified Green Business, and we’re proud of it. We’re also continually developing eco-friendly efforts to preserve and protect the environment, while still offering an indulgent (and healthier) hotel experience.
Hotel Zoe uses low-flow toilets, faucets and showerheads, and helps save about a million gallons of water each year.
Diversion from Landfill
Hotel Zoe has replaced single-use shampoo, conditioner, and bath gel containers with larger, pump-topped bottles, keeping around 144,000 tiny plastic bottles out of landfills each year.
We also recycle our kitchen grease into biofuel and compost, further helping us divert as much as 74% of the hotel’s waste stream from landfill.
Breathing Through the Outdoors
According to the EPA, indoor air is three times more polluted than outdoor air. We raise indoor air quality by circulating large amounts of outdoor air into guest rooms. The hotel also uses low VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) carpets and pads, sealants, paints and adhesives.
Reduction of Chemicals
Instead of traditional cleaning products, Hotel Zoe utilizes electrochemically-activated (ECA) solutions that are non-irritating to workers and clean and sanitize just as well as traditional chemicals.
Our guests are free to check out our complimentary bicycles to explore San Francisco safely and comfortably without the hassle of gas, traffic and parking. And if you arrive by electric car, our garage offers complimentary juice bars for those who valet-park their vehicles with us.
Local & Organic
Our famed Pescatore Trattoria features warm, friendly dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner. With options ranging from classic fried calamari to locally-sourced shrimp ravioli to our signature dish of cioppino, our fare is prepared in an eco-friendly fashion respectful of the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s sustainable fisheries guidelines and paired with a thoughtful selection of wines, microbrews, and hand-crafted cocktails.
Same Light, Less Energy
We reduce greenhouse gases by using LED light bulbs in a majority of fixtures. Guestrooms and event spaces are equipped with motion sensors, and our hotel is a recognized participant in the Step Up And Power Down initiative by PG&E.
Hotel Zoe partners with the Oceanic Society and helps work to study and protect threatened marine species and habitats in priority areas worldwide by donating a portion of our proceeds.
We invite our guests to participate in a donation program to UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital by simply dropping their keys into a designated key box at check out. For each key dropped, Hotel Zoe will donate $1 to the Hospital’s fund.
If you happen to bring your furry sidekick, be sure to inquire about our “Yappy Hour”, a seasonal event for dog owners and their best friends visited by locals and hotel guests alike, and promoted by a neighborhood pet store. A percentage the proceeds is donated to the Wonder Dog Rescue center, based in San Francisco.
We’re also proud to partner with Direct Relief, an international aid organization dedicated to supplying essential medical equipment, medications, and PPE to front line medical professionals.
Through our affiliation with Noble House Hotels & Resorts and being a recognized leader in the San Francisco hospitality industry, the Argonaut believes in aiding and assisting those in need. Our team regularly volunteers with local partners and donates time, space, and services in an ongoing effort to improve the community.
The Hotel Zoe hosts a variety of employee events throughout the year, promoting diversity and inclusion within the team, such as themed employee luncheons and celebration of different cultural holidays. In addition, a diversity mural was created with quotes from team members to serve as a reminder of the importance of diversity and inclusion.