AAA Kicks Off 2024 with New Four Diamond Designations

Two hotels and three restaurants receive the prestigious honor in January

wine glasses on white table cloth and luxurious hotel room

WASHINGTON, DC (January 29, 2024) – Five properties have received AAA Four Diamonds to start 2024, joining an elite list of hotels and restaurants that offer upscale amenities, remarkable service, and outstanding cuisine. Two hotels and three restaurants are the latest recipients of AAA Four Diamonds.  

  • The Palmetto Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina 
  • The Junto Hotel in Columbus, Ohio  
  • Ostra in Boston, Massachusetts  
  • Saint Bibiana in Savannah, Georgia  
  • Restaurant Memories in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico  
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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