The Alto Hotel is housed in a 19th-century building and offers 50 rooms and apartment-style units. Room decor is bland -- walls are blank, all beds have lower-quality red comforters (no down duvets), and the furniture is utilitarian -- but all are clean and feature flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, and free Wi-Fi. Plus, Studio Apartments have kitchenettes, while Apartments feature full kitchens. The hotel's real claim to fame is that it's the first carbon neutral hotel in Australia. Green-friendly perks include free parking for guests with electric or hybrid cars, free car recharging, and rooftop beehives. The hotel doesn't have many on-site amenities aside from a lounge and a simple restaurant -- there is no pool, spa, or fitness center -- but guests get free access to a nearby gym and the location is convenient for seeing the sights.