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Tropical Resorts in Mexico and Hawaii Receive AAA Five Diamonds

California winery restaurant also receives AAA’s highest Diamond distinction

wine glasses on white table cloth and luxurious hotel room

WASHINGTON, DC (December 18, 2023) – Four tropical resorts are the newest recipients of AAA Five Diamonds: La Casa de la Playa by Xcaret in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico; Impression Moxché by Secrets in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico; Waldorf Astoria Cancun in Quintana Roo, Mexico; and Kona Village, A Rosewood Resort, in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. These properties combine stunning scenery and luxurious spaces with exceptional service and attention to detail. 

The Restaurant at JUSTIN in Paso Robles, California also received Five Diamonds for its breathtaking vineyard views, elevated farm-to-table menu, and superb service. 

This month, 12 hotels and 3 restaurants received AAA Four Diamonds.  

Click below to view new and existing AAA Five and Four Diamond Properties  

Five Diamond Hotels  

Five Diamond Restaurants  

Four Diamond Hotels  

Four Diamond Restaurants 

AAA Diamond lists are updated monthly, as inspectors visit hotels and restaurants throughout the year. Currently, there are approximately 130 Five Diamond hotels and 60 Five Diamond restaurants, and 1,750 Four Diamond hotels and 535 Four Diamond restaurants. 

Diamond designations reflect AAA Inspectors’ commitment to quality and consistency in the hospitality industry. Diamond Inspectors are trained professionals who travel across North America to conduct unannounced, independent, in-person property inspections.    

Five Diamond properties offer ultimate luxury and leading-edge cuisine.   

Four Diamond properties offer upscale amenities and distinctive fine dining.   

Plan a visit to these properties on Trip Canvas, AAA’s free travel planning tool, or connect with a AAA travel agent for recommendations and hotel reservations.

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The 4Cs of AAA Diamonds    

Cleanliness: AAA hotel inspections include ATP surface testing, the same technology used to verify cleanliness in the healthcare and food service industries.   

Comfort: Inspectors evaluate a property’s quality of experience, range of amenities, and level of hospitality.   

Cuisine: Diamond restaurants are assessed on their food, service, and vibe. Inspectors dine at these properties anonymously.   

Consistency: AAA Diamond properties – no matter the designation – have one thing in common: consistency. Unlike subjective star reviews, Diamond inspections rely on published guidelines based on industry standards.   

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