BOISE – AAA congratulates the five hotels and two restaurants in Idaho that have been awarded a AAA Four Diamond Designation this year.

AAA’s full-time inspectors arrive unannounced at more than 59,000 hotels and restaurants in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean each year.  After checking that a location meets industry-leading standards for cleanliness, inspectors award a Diamond designation based on the level of service and amenities offered.  Four Diamond, the second-highest designation, is awarded to some of the most noteworthy hotels and restaurants.

Idaho Four Diamond Hotels

Grove Hotel Boise (Boise) – Four Diamond since 2014

Inn at 500 Capitol (Boise) – Four Diamond since 2017

The Coeur d’Alene Resort (Coeur d’Alene) – Four Diamond since 1986

Shore Lodge (McCall) – Four Diamond since 2012

Sun Valley Lodge & Sun Valley Inn (Sun Valley) – Four Diamond since 2005

Idaho Four Diamond Restaurants

Chandlers Prime Steaks & Fine Seafood (Boise) – Four Diamond since 2022

Beverly’s (Coeur d’Alene) – Four Diamond since 1989


This year marks the first Four Diamond designation for Chandlers.

“It takes real commitment from every team member at these locations to reach and maintain such a high standard of excellence,” says Matthew Conde, public affairs director for AAA Idaho.  “The secret is out – Idaho offers some of the best lodging and dining experiences to be had anywhere.”

AAA hotel inspections include ATP surface testing, the same technology used to verify cleanliness in the healthcare and food service industries.  For more information on AAA Inspected Clean hotels, visit

Diamond restaurants are assessed based on their food, service, and overall vibe.  Inspectors dine at these properties anonymously to ensure that they will have a typical dining experience.

A full list of Diamond designations, which are based on objective criteria and published guidelines, can be found in AAA TourBooks online and through the AAA Mobile App.