The Good Hotel, a 117-room retreat in the edgy SOMA district, gives a clever twist to going green. In the lobby is a bench made of felt blankets and a table fashioned from skateboards. The hotel’s motto: Do good, sleep well. To get in on the action, stop by the philanthropy concierge — a dedicated phone line connecting to a menu of volunteer opportunities benefiting San Francisco. Note: Even the Good Hotel’s vending machines contain high-concept design items from reclaimed sources. Further green tips: Taxi companies with hybrid cabs are on call, and all hybrids receive complimentary parking. Good thinking.

114 7th St.
415-621-7001
www.jdvhotels.com/hotels/good/