There are 32 properties currently listed in Hollywood. At this time there are 7 "Green" lodging properties listed of which 4 properties have completed the iStayGreen Audit. DeSoto Ocean Spray has been awarded a 3 Green Eco-Leaf Rating.
To qualify for the Green Eco-Leaf Rating DeSoto Ocean Spray completed an audit of their property's compliance with over 70 unique eco-initiatives. Environmentally friendly measures that are reviewed include energy efficiency, water conservation, recycling, enviromentally safe cleaning, reduction of waste, ongoing maintenance, purchasing habits, plus many other factors. In it's efforts to create a more sustainable travel future and reduce their impact on our environment, DeSoto Ocean Spray employs 27 eco-initiatives.
For detailed information regarding environmental measures currently employed by DeSoto Ocean Spray please contact the property directly or email iStayGreen.org.
Desoto Inns introduce environmentally sustainable practices for core operations and guest participation.
“It’s not easy being green” - Kermit the Frog
The Desoto Oceanview and Ocean Spray Inns are making it easier for you and our favorite frog, Kermit, to be “green”.
For earth’s sake and your health, we have initiated a series of green practices that will make the earth healthier, and you too! Besides our “core” practices of cleaning and laundering with exclusively green products, our guests can now conveniently recycle on site and rest assured they are contributing to earth friendly practices every time a light is turned on or a shower is used.
Our sustainable practices include: Installation of energy saving light bulbs in all units. Decorating with recycled products for uniqueness and sustainability. “Green Seal” Zero-VOC paints and stains. Reduction of water use by installing high-efficiency plumbing fixtures. Energy efficient, operable windows to maximize natural light and circulation of air. Reduced lawn area by 400 sf, replaced with xeriscape, native Florida planting. Free bicycles to all guests to encourage alternative transportation options. All replacement and retrofitting using recycled or energy-efficient materials. Reduced daily housekeeping services to mandatory Monday, Wednesday, Friday laundry schedules. Replacement through attrition of all linens to 100% cotton or sustainable product content, ie: bamboo, hemp and other renewable resources.
As part of our commitment to furthering an eco-friendly vacation atmosphere, we offer a completely non-smoking environment for all of our guests. Additionally, all kids under 14 receive free “Kermit” backpacks filled with information to take the green practices they’ve learned at the Desoto Inns home with them.