70 Arizona Hotels and Restaurants Shine Bright with AAA Diamonds

Arizona adds two Four Diamond properties in 2018

02/22/18
Travel

AAA’s 2018 list of Arizona Five and Four Diamond hotels and restaurants is hot off the press. This year, six properties earned AAA’s prestigious Five Diamond status, while 64 establishments earned the Four Diamond award.  

“The AAA Five and Four Diamond designation is an exceptional accomplishment that signifies meticulous attention to the little extras to help ensure a memorable guest experience. To uphold the exceptionally high standards required on a daily basis to attain these ratings is an outstanding achievement,” said Michelle Donati, spokesperson for AAA Arizona. “This list represents the finest Arizona has to offer in food and hospitality.”

Two new properties were added to the Four Diamond list this year: Mountain Shadows in Paradise Valley and Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa in Scottsdale.

"The fact Arizona is so well represented on this list each year is a testament to not only the quality of our hotels and resorts, but to the beauty of our state. Arizona is what people think of when they think of the American Southwest, and it holds global appeal for travelers and luxury hotel brands alike. Visitors expect to be impressed when they come here, and our Four and Five Diamond properties consistently over-deliver," said Debbie Johnson, director of the Arizona Office of Tourism.

Below is the complete list of Arizona hotels and restaurants that earned the AAA Five or Four Diamond designation for 2018:

2018 Arizona Five Diamond Hotels and Restaurants

Location

Kai

Chandler

The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain

Marana

Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Scottsdale

Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North

Scottsdale

The Canyon Suites at The Phoenician, A Luxury Collection Resort

Scottsdale

The Phoenician, A Luxury Collection Resort

Scottsdale

 

2018 Arizona Four Diamond Hotels and Restaurants

Location

Boulders Resort & Spa, Curio Collection by Hilton

Carefree

Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass

Chandler

Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino

Chandler

Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort

Flagstaff

Renaissance Glendale Hotel & Spa

Glendale

Vee Quiva Hotel & Casino

Laveen

The Wigwam

Litchfield Park

Core Kitchen & Wine Bar

Marana

Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort

Oro Valley

Elements

Paradise Valley

Lon’s at the Hermosa

Paradise Valley

Hermosa Inn

Paradise Valley

Mountain Shadows*

Paradise Valley

Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia

Paradise Valley

Sanctuary Camelback Mountain

Paradise Valley

Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

Phoenix

Arizona Grand Resort & Spa

Phoenix

Different Pointe of View

Phoenix

JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa

Phoenix

Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix

Phoenix

Royal Palms Resort and Spa

Phoenix

Quiessence

Phoenix

Sheraton Grand Phoenix

Phoenix

T. Cook’s

Phoenix

The Camby, Autograph Collection

Phoenix

The Westin Phoenix Downtown

Phoenix

Wright’s at the Biltmore

Phoenix

Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa*

Scottsdale

Bourbon Steak

Scottsdale

Deseo

Scottsdale

DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Paradise Valley – Scottsdale

Scottsdale

Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas

Scottsdale

Hotel Valley Ho

Scottsdale

Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa

Scottsdale

J&G Steakhouse

Scottsdale

JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa

Scottsdale

Sassi Ristorante

Scottsdale

Talavera

Scottsdale

Scottsdale Marriott at McDowell Mountains

Scottsdale

Talking Stick Resort

Scottsdale

The Scott Resort & Spa

Scottsdale

The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch

Scottsdale

The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

Scottsdale

The Westin Kierland Villas

Scottsdale

We-Ko-Pa Resort & Conference Center

Scottsdale

W Scottsdale

Scottsdale

Adobe Grand Villas

Sedona

Amara Resort and Spa, a Kimpton Hotel

Sedona

Che-Ah-Chi

Sedona

Cress on Oak Creek

Sedona

El Portal Sedona Hotel

Sedona

Enchantment Resort and Mii amo Spa

Sedona

L'Auberge de Sedona

Sedona

Tempe Mission Palms Hotel & Conference Resort

Tempe

Arizona Inn

Tucson

Casino Del Sol Resort

Tucson

JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa

Tucson

Main Dining Room at the Arizona Inn

Tucson

Primo

Tucson

Loews Ventana Canyon Resort

Tucson

The Grill at Hacienda del Sol

Tucson

The Lodge at Ventana Canyon

Tucson

The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa

Tucson

Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa

Tucson

* indicates establishments new to the list in 2018.


AAA began field inspections of lodgings and restaurants in 1937, then went to a formal rating system in 1963 that in 1976 evolved into the Diamond Rating system for lodgings. The Diamond Ratings for restaurants started in 1985. The AAA inspectors who assign these ratings have a wide range of hospitality experience – their resumes include stints as hotel managers and food and beverage experts – that gives them an authoritative perspective. Inspectors provide an unmatched first-person, on-site view of emerging trends, which includes the continuing evolution of technology to elevate the guest experience.

To see the complete lists of 2018 AAA Four and Five Diamond hotels and restaurants, visit AAA.com/DiamondAwards.