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AAA Five-Diamond Hotels 2008

Lodging Award Winners Listing

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AAA Five-Diamond Hotels 2008

Gondola ride at The Venetian.

(c) The Venetian.
They've bounced on beds, they've scrutinized the service, they've sampled the fare, and now the tough, professional inspectors of the AAA (American Automobile Association) have returned from the field to issue their report.

Once again they have identified the best-of-the-best in lodgings after evaluating some 60,000 hotels and resorts in North America and determined which deserve the AAA 2008 Five Diamond Award based upon service, accommodations, amenities, and overall experience.

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Two winners new to the list were featured on this site this year: The Venetian in Las Vegas and Fairmont Mayakoba on Mexico's Caribbean coast.

Recommendations from a trusted source are the best way to choose accommodations. Since AAA has judged the following hotels and resorts across the USA, Canada, the Caribbean, and Mexico worthy of the 2008 Five Diamond Award, you can't go wrong at any of these:

ARIZONA
The Boulders Resort & Golden Door Spa - Carefree
The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North
Camelback Inn - Scottsdale
The Canyon Suites at the Phoenician - Scottsdale - new in 2008
The Phoenician - Scottsdale

CALIFORNIA
Château du Sureau - Oakhurst
Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills
Four Seasons Resort Aviara - Carlsbad
Four Seasons Biltmore - Santa Barbara
Island Hotel Newport Beach - formerly the Four Seasons Newport Beach
Lodge at Torrey Pines - La Jolla
Ojai Valley Inn & Spa
The Peninsula Beverly Hills
Raffles L'Ermitage Beverly Hills - Beverly Hills
The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
The Ritz-Carlton, Huntington (reflagged as the Langham) - Pasadena
The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel - Dana Point
The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey
The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco
Simpson House Inn - Santa Barbara
St. Regis Resort Monarch Beach - Dana Point - new in 2008

COLORADO
The Broadmoor - Colorado Springs
The Little Nell - Aspen
The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch - Beaver Creek

CONNECTICUT
The Mayflower Inn - Washington

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Four Seasons Hotel Washington, D.C.
The Ritz-Carlton Washington, DC
The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown

FLORIDA
The Breakers - Palm Beach
Four Seasons Hotel Miami - Miami
Ponte Vedra Inn and Club - Ponte Vedra Beach
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
The Ritz-Carlton, Coconut Grove
The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne
The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples
The Ritz-Carlton, Naples
The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota

GEORGIA
Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta
The Lodge at Sea Island - St Simons Island
The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta
The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead - Atlanta
The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation

HAWAII
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka'upulehu - Kailua-Kona
Four Seasons Resort, Maui at Wailea
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

ILLINOIS
Four Seasons Hotel Chicago
The Peninsula Chicago
Ritz-Carlton Chicago, a Four Seasons Hotel

MASSACHUSETTS
Four Seasons Hotel Boston

NEVADA
The Venetian - new in 2008
Bellagio - Las Vegas
Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas
Wynn Las Vegas
Skylofts at the MGM Grand Hotel

NEW YORK
Four Seasons Hotel New York
Mandarin Oriental Hotel New York
The Peninsula New York
The Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park
The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park
The St. Regis New York

NORTH CAROLINA
Umstead Hotel - Cary - new in 2008
The Fearrington House Inn - Fearrington Village

OHIO
Walden Country Inn & Stables - Aurora

PENNSYLVANIA
The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia
Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia
Falling Rock at Nemacolin Woodlands
The Rittenhouse Hotel - Philadelphia

SOUTH CAROLINA
Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort
Wentworth Mansion - Charleston
Woodlands Resort & Inn - Summerville

TENNESSEE
The Hermitage Hotel - Nashville

TEXAS
Four Seasons Hotel Houston
Four Seasons Resort & Club - Irving
The Mansion on Turtle Creek - Dallas
The St. Regis, Houston

UTAH
Stein Eriksen Lodge - Park City
Grand America Hotel - Salt Lake City

VIRGINIA
The Jefferson Hotel - Richmond
The Inn at Little Washington - Washington

WASHINGTON
Fairmont Olympic Hotel - Seattle

WEST VIRGINIA
The Greenbrier - White Sulphur Springs

WISCONSIN
The American Club - Kohler

WYOMING
Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole

C A N A D A

BRITISH COLUMBIA
Four Seasons Resort Whistler - new in 2008
The Sutton Place Hotel - Vancouver

C A R I B B E A N

BARBADOS
Sandy Lane

CAYMAN ISLANDS
The Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman - new in 2008

JAMAICA
The Ritz-Carlton Rose Hall (under new ownership as of 2013)

NEVIS
Four Seasons Resort Nevis

M E X I C O
Fairmont Mayakoba - new in 2008
JW Marriott Hotel & Spa - new in 2008
Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach Cancún
Four Seasons Hotel Mexico, D.F. - Mexico City
Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita
Grand Velas All Suites & Spa Resort - Nuevo Vallarta
Las Ventanas al Paraiso - San José del Cabo
Occidental Royal Hideaway Resort & Spa - Playa del Carmen
Paraiso de la Bonita Resort & Thalasso - Puerto Morelos

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