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The Clarity of AAA Diamonds


If the glut of available travel reviews has you confused about whom to trust, you’re not alone. Making hotel and restaurant decisions can be overwhelming if you don’t know where to turn.

But AAA members have a distinct advantage: the well-respected AAA Diamond Program. Unlike ratings from unknown users sharing their opinions, AAA Diamond Ratings are determined by experienced, objective professionals who use consistent guidelines to tell you what a property offers. And to minimize confusion, we remove poor choices instead of including them in our ratings.

AAA inspections and ratings save you time because you can trust that every AAA Diamond hotel and restaurant provides a clean, comfortable and hospitable experience worthy of our members. Providing that type of information has been our mission since we hired our first inspectors in 1937.

AAA has evolved over the years to fit modern travel needs and trends. But one thing remains the same: Members are the reason for AAA inspections. We will continue to uphold that commitment in 2020 when we announce some exciting changes that will render the AAA Diamond Program even more valuable to you as you make hotel and restaurant decisions.

To learn more about the trusted AAA Diamonds or search the AAA Travel Guides for your next great getaway or dining experience, visit