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This study aims at exploring the extent to which Jordanian hotels apply sustainability practices, and the effect of hotel characteristics on sustainability levels. A multiple regression analysis was employed to investigate the effect of hotel characteristics (Class, ownership type, and education level for hotel managers) on sustainability practices. The results indicated that high class and chain hotels have more sustainability practices than low class and independent hotels. However, the educational level of hotel managers did not have a significant effect on sustainability level. The results from this study help hotels to develop conservation strategies benefitting their local economies, resources, and cultures. They may also enhance our understanding of the importance of community involvement in tourism. Future research could be extending it to such tourism businesses as restaurants.