AAA congratulates the 121 hotels and 68 restaurants that earned the prestigious AAA Five Diamond Award® this year. Honorees include regal historic inns, sleek high-tech high-rises, and sprawling coastal resorts.
Hotels that receive a Five Diamond rating undergo checks and balances including in-person inspections, anonymous overnight stays, and a review by a panel of experts to ensure credibility.
Restaurants that receive a Five Diamond rating consistently provide leading-edge cuisine with the finest ingredients, uniquely prepared by an acclaimed chef, and served by expert service staff in extraordinary surroundings.
Less than 0.5 percent of more than 28,000 inspected and approved hotels and just 0.2 percent of more than 31,000 inspected and approved restaurants receive the AAA Five Diamond Award.
Award winners of the Four Diamond level are also an exclusive group. Hotels must be refined and stylish with upscale physical attributes, extensive amenities, and a high degree of hospitality, service, and attention to detail. Restaurants must offer distinctive, creatively prepared cuisine, skillfully served in a notable environment.
This year, there are 1,675 AAA Four Diamond hotels, and 665 AAA Four Diamond restaurants.