Green Initiatives

A premier green hotel in Annapolis, MD, the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel takes numerous steps to preserve the beauty of its surroundings on the Chesapeake Bay. We focus on a holistic approach to hospitality, providing memorable amenities and unique offerings that enhance the guest experience. As a small, boutique establishment, we prioritize sustainability, featuring soap and shampoo pumps instead of single-use bottles in the bathroom showers, along with many other sustainable practices.

On top of our normal property sustainability initiatives, the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel is proud to partner with the Live Water Foundation and the Oyster Recovery Partnership to grow oysters off our dock. This effort helps keep the marine life and ecosystem of the Chesapeake at its best! Oysters are beneficial to the Chesapeake Bay and the regional economy. As filter-feeders, oysters’ eating habits clean water of excess nutrients and sediments, improving clarity and quality. Oyster reefs provide valuable habitat, food, and protection for other marine species so they can grow and prosper. Additionally, oyster harvesting, distribution, and dining support thousands of businesses Bay-wide.

Sustainable Highlights at the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel Include:

  • Guest room consolidation program
  • Towel and linen reuse program
  • Discontinued use of styrofoam, plastic straws, stirrers, and guest room phone books
  • Use of recycled-content paper products and key cards
  • Property-wide recycling
  • Guest room energy management systems (EMS) with smart thermostats, including in meeting rooms and public spaces
  • Filtered water on each floor
  • Complimentary 24-hour filtered water dispenser in the Fitness Center
  • 75% of the hotel is illuminated with LED lights