Each year, AAA inspectors review more than 59,000 hotels and restaurants across the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean to ensure those establishments meet AAA’s quality standards. AAA’s new “Best Of” designation gives travelers another way to find great options that suit various trips and budgets.
Seven percent of AAA Diamond-rated hotels and restaurants are considered “Best Of.” These spots have overall ratings in the top 20 percent of their Diamond rating level, no member complaints in the past 12 months, and for hotels only, an “A” rating in cleanliness and condition.
AAA’s “Best Of” highlights hotels and restaurants with one, two, and three diamonds. These are the most common rating levels, accounting for 90 percent of hotels and 97 percent of restaurants with AAA Diamond ratings.
These hotels and restaurants meet AAA’s rigorous cleanliness, comfort, and hospitality standards as they are evaluated by one of AAA’s professional inspectors. These places offer travelers more casual and affordable options that can be just as charming and memorable as their more highly rated counterparts.
The AAA Diamond rating system has helped set high industry standards and is nationally recognized as a trusted symbol of quality. Here’s a breakdown of what travelers and diners can expect at establishments with AAA Diamond ratings.