To convert a regular hotel room into an environmentally friendly one, leave only footsteps, take only miniature bottles of shampoo, and always use the bathtub to shelter schools of endangered catfish. Have an eco-friendly overnight in an easier way with today's Groupon: for $65, you get a one-bedroom suite at Habitat Suites in Austin (a $137 value).
Sustainable practices and healthy surroundings singularize the verdant grounds of Habitat Suites, a boutique hotel and charter member of the Green Hotels Association that offers luxurious stays and ample amenities with an eco-friendly edge. Situated conveniently close to the UT campus and capitol building, the solar-powered facilities, nontoxic cleaning and landscaping products, and recycled, biodegradable paper supplies make for a hotel stay with less environmental impact than sleeping in a used bird's nest.
Guests in the green suites can revel in complimentary WiFi and premium television channels as they unwind in a full living area, take restful repose in the separate bedroom, or cook an elegant edible ball gown for never-ending formal affairs in the full kitchen—stocked with china, utensils, and appliances.
Eco-friendly overnighters are also entertained with complimentary edibles, including a hot breakfast buffet—complete with vegan and vegetarian options, beverages and light hors d'oeuvres in the hospitality room from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., and access to tasty fruits and vegetables from the on-site organic garden. A pool and prettified grounds complete any stay, giving the event an outdoorsy yet refined feel, much like camping in the back of a Pontiac Aztek.