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Year in Review: AAA Five and Four Diamond Properties of 2023

This year, AAA added Costa Rica to its portfolio of Diamond destinations

WASHINGTON, DC (December 27, 2023) – AAA congratulates 2023’s Five and Four Diamond properties which embody the very best in service and hospitality. This year, AAA expanded its Diamond program for the first time in more than three decades. Now, travelers can view Diamond designations for hotels and restaurants throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and – new this year – Costa Rica. 

“AAA inspectors work tirelessly to verify the 4 Cs of AAA Diamonds: Cleanliness, Comfort, Cuisine, and Consistency,” said Stacey Barber, Executive Director of AAA Travel. “They inspect thousands of hotels and restaurants every year, and AAA Five and Four Diamonds are the elite properties. We’re honored to serve as a resource for travelers who are looking to stay and dine at exceptional properties, and we’re thrilled to welcome Costa Rica to our family of Diamonds!” 

Click below to view 2023’s AAA Five and Four Diamond properties  

Five Diamond Hotels   

Five Diamond Restaurants   

Four Diamond Hotels   

Four Diamond Restaurants 

For media inquiries, contact Aixa Diaz 

Non-media Diamond questions, email AAAInspections@national.aaa.com 

AAA Diamond lists are updated monthly, as inspectors visit hotels and restaurants throughout the year. 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.    

Currently, there are approximately 130 Five Diamond hotels and 60 Five Diamond restaurants, and 1,750 Four Diamond hotels and 535 Four Diamond restaurants. 

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

Four Diamond properties offer upscale amenities and distinctive fine dining.   

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

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.   

About AAA  

Started in 1902 by automotive enthusiasts who wanted to chart a path for better roads in America and advocate for safe mobility, AAA has transformed into one of North America’s largest membership organizations. Today, AAA provides roadside assistance, travel, discounts, and financial and insurance services to enhance the life journey of 64 million members across North America, including more than 57 million in the United States. To learn more about all AAA has to offer or to become a member, visit AAA.com