Located just seven blocks from the beach with a comprehensive green remodel, Santa Monica Motel is an economy motel that offers affordable Westside accommodations. The motel facility features ample natural sunlight, LEDs, and diverts 75% of waste materials from guest rooms from ending up in landfills. Each guestroom is fitted with a recycle bin for guests to separate materials. All of the waste diversion improvements were accomplished after a “Reduce, Reuse, Recycling” Green Business Program employee training and various onsite assessments with General Manager, Cheri Perez, and her hard-working staff team.
Santa Monica Motel’s green efforts resulted in a substantial cost savings after installing comprehensive energy and water efficiency measures. Guestrooms have efficiency faucets installed flowing at half gallon per minute. Their small landscape area turf grass was replaced with artificial turf eliminating the need for watering. To improve indoor air quality – Santa Monica Motel switched to Waxie’s Green Cleaning line which is green rated by Ecologo and US EPA Safer Choice program. In addition they purchase CLR cleaning products, also US EPA Safer Choice, made by a certified women-owned company. Guests staying for two nights or more can opt in for the Green clean program, receiving a $10 credit per night.
To reduce single-use plastic water bottles, Santa Monica Motel’s lobby offers a filtered water station encouraging guests to refill. They also eliminated single use plastic amenity bottles, replacing with refillable bulk size Lather dispensers in hotel room showers. They support local environmental Santa Monica organizations like Heal the Bay, by selling their branded shark plush toy for $15 of which $10 is donated directly to Heal the Bay. The Motel also gives back to the community by donating spent linens to local shelters.