Hotel of the week
The greenest hotel in America “shouts its environmental bona fides from the rooftop,” said Brady Dennis in The Washington Post. And I’m not just referring to the 100 solar panels perched atop the building. The Proximity also boasts high-efficiency plumbing, electricity-generating elevators, and locally sourced furniture. Yet sitting in the cozy bistro, I paid scant attention to the salvaged walnut bar and “spent much more time savoring the perfectly seared hanger steak and a beer from a nearby brewery.” The true joy of the Proximity isn’t its small carbon footprint but “its undeniable charm.” proximityhotel.com; doubles from $239.