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AAA Announces Five Diamond Hotels for 2017

AAA Announces Five Diamond Hotels for 2017

Each year, AAA reviews more than 28,000 hotels, including resorts, historic inns, bed and breakfasts, and more. Of these, only 120 earned AAA’s highest ranking of five diamonds for 2017. These establishments feature the ultimate in luxury, sophistication, and comfort. The service is meticulous, and the amenities are impressive. Take a look at the list below to find the AAA Five Diamond hotel that’s closest to you, and perhaps one that’s in a city you’re planning to visit soon. After all, it’s never too early to book a stay at the best of the best.

RESERVE A FIVE DIAMOND HOTEL

UNITED STATES

Arizona

Marana

  • The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain (2015)

Scottsdale

  • Fairmont Scottsdale Princess (1991)
  • Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North (2001)
  • The Canyon Suites at The Phoenician, A Luxury Collection Resort, Scottsdale (2007)
  • The Phoenician, A Luxury Collection Resort, Scottsdale (2004)

California

Beverly Hills

  • Viceroy L'Ermitage Beverly Hills (2001)
  • The Beverly Hills Hotel and Bungalows (2008)
  • The Peninsula Beverly Hills (1993)

Carlsbad

  • Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Golf Club & Spa (1999)

Dana Point

  • St. Regis Resort, Monarch Beach (2007)
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel (1986)

La Jolla

  • The Lodge at Torrey Pines (2002)

Laguna Beach

  • Montage Laguna Beach (2012)

Montecito

  • Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara (2005)

Newport Beach

  • The Resort at Pelican Hill (2009)

Oakhurst

  • Château du Sureau (2013)

Ojai

  • Ojai Valley Inn & Spa (2006)

Rancho Santa Fe

  • Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa (2014)

San Diego

  • Fairmont Grand Del Mar (2009)

San Francisco

  • The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco (1994)

Truckee

  • The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe (2011)

Westlake Village

  • Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village (2008)

Colorado

Aspen

  • The Little Nell (1991)

Colorado Springs

  • The Broadmoor (1976)

Denver

  • Four Seasons Hotel Denver (2014)
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Denver (2010)

Connecticut

Morris

  • Winvian (2010)

District of Columbia

Washington

  • Four Seasons Hotel Washington, D.C. (1989)
  • The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown, Washington DC (2004)
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C. (2001)

Florida

Bal Harbour

  • St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort (2012)

Fernandina Beach

  • The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island (2012)

Fort Lauderdale

  • The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale (2009)

Lake Buena Vista

  • Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort (2014)

Manalapan  

  • Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa (2008)

Miami

  • Four Seasons Hotel Miami (2006)

Naples

  • The Ritz-Carlton, Naples (1987)

Palm Beach

  • Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach (2009)
  • The Breakers, Palm Beach (1996)


Ponte Vedra Beach

  • Ponte Vedra Inn & Club (2002)

Sunny Isles Beach

  • Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach (2009) 

Georgia

Atlanta

  • Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta (1999)
  • St. Regis Atlanta Hotel & Residences (2010)

Greensboro

  • The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee (2006)

St. Simons Island

  • The Lodge at Sea Island (2001)

Sea Island

  • The Cloister (2015)

Hawai'i

Kapalua (Maui)

  • The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua (1996)

Kaupulehu (Hawai'i)

  • Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka'upulehu (1998)

Lanai City (Maui)

  • Four Seasons Resort Lana'i (2016)* 

Wailea (Maui)

  • Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea (1991) 

Illinois

Chicago

  • Four Seasons Hotel Chicago (1990)
  • The Langham, Chicago (2014)
  • The Peninsula Chicago (2002)
  • Trump International Hotel & Tower (2010)
  • Waldorf Astoria Chicago (2010)

Massachusetts

Boston

  • Four Seasons Hotel Boston (1988)
  • Mandarin Oriental Boston (2009)
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common (2010)

Nevada

Las Vegas

  • ARIA Resort & Casino (2010)
  • ARIA Sky Suites (2011)
  • Bellagio (2001)
  • Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas (1999)
  • Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas (2010)
  • SKYLOFTS at MGM Grand (2006)
  • Wynn Tower Suites (2013)

New York

New York

  • Four Seasons Hotel New York (1994)
  • Mandarin Oriental, New York (2005)
  • Park Hyatt New York (2015)
  • The Peninsula New York (1999)
  • The Pierre New York-A Taj Hotel (2009)
  • The Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park (2002)
  • The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park (2002)
  • The St. Regis New York (2016)*
  • Trump International Hotel & Tower (2010)
  • Trump SoHo® New York (2012)

North Carolina

Cary

  • The Umstead Hotel & Spa (2007)

Charlotte

  • The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte (2010)

Fearrington Village

  • The Fearrington House Inn (1994)

Pennsylvania

Farmington  

  • Falling Rock at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort (2006)

Rhode Island

Watch Hill

  • Ocean House (2011)

South Carolina

Bluffton

  • Montage Palmetto Bluff (2011)

Kiawah Island

  • The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort (2006)

Tennessee

Nashville

  • The Hermitage Hotel (2003)

Utah

Park City

  • Montage Deer Valley (2013)
  • St. Regis Deer Valley (2015)

Virginia

Richmond

  • The Jefferson Hotel (2016)

Washington

  • The Inn at Little Washington (1989)

Wisconsin

Kohler

  • The American Club (1985) 

Wyoming

Teton Village

  • Four Seasons Resort & Residences Jackson Hole (2006) 

CANADA

British Columbia

Vancouver

  • Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver (2012)

Ontario

Toronto

  • Four Seasons Hotel Toronto (2013)
  • Shangri-La Hotel Toronto (2014)
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto (2011)
  • Trump International Hotel and Tower Toronto® (2015)

Québec

Montréal

  • The Ritz-Carlton Montréal (2012)

CARIBBEAN

Antigua and Barbuda

Jumby Bay (Antigua)

  • Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Resort (2011)

Barbados

Holetown (St. James Parish)

  • Sandy Lane Hotel (2003)

Cayman Islands

Seven Mile Beach

  • The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman (2014)

Dominican Republic

Punta Cana

  • Tortuga Bay Punta Cana Resort & Club (2010)

Grenada

St. George's

  • Spice Island Beach Resort (2016)*

Puerto Rico

Dorado

  • Dorado Beach, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve (2016)*

Rio Grande

  • St. Regis Bahia Beach Puerto Rico (2012)

St. Kitts and Nevis

Charlestown (Nevis)

  • Four Seasons Resort Nevis, West Indies (2012)

MEXICO

Baja California Sur

Cabo San Lucas

  • The Resort at Pedregal (2012)

San Jose Del Cabo

  • Las Ventanas al Paraiso, A Rosewood Resort (2002)
  • One&Only Palmilla (2014)

Distrito Federal

Mexico City

  • Four Seasons Hotel Mexico D.F. (2016)*

Guerrero

Acapulco

  • Banyan Tree Cabo Marques (2013)

Jalisco

Puerto Vallarta

  • Hotel Mousai (2015)

Nayarit

Nuevo Vallarta

  • Grand Luxxe (2014)
  • Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit (2007)

Punta Mita

  • Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, Mexico (2001)
  • The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort (2009) 

Quintana Roo

Cancun

  • Le Blanc Spa Resort (2010)
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun (1996)

Playa Del Carmen

  • Fairmont Mayakoba (2007)
  • Grand Velas Riviera Maya (2010)
  • Rosewood Mayakobá (2009)
  • Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun (2013)

Puerto Morelos

  • Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita Riviera Maya (2004) 

* indicates hotels new to the list by year-end 2015.
(xxxx) indicates year hotel first received current, consecutively maintained Diamond Rating.