Five hotels and one restaurant recognized for upscale style and service

BOISE – (February 19, 2020) – AAA Idaho proudly announces that this year, five Gem State hotels and one restaurant have earned the prestigious AAA Four-Diamond designation.

“Plenty of hotels and restaurants talk about service and upscale experiences, but AAA Four and Five-Diamond recipients take things up a notch,” says AAA Idaho Public Affairs Director Matthew Conde.  “We congratulate this year’s honorees for their extraordinary commitment to everyday excellence.  AAA members from all over will definitely want to visit these fantastic places.”


Idaho’s 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’s Four Diamond Restaurants

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


For more than 80 years, AAA has conducted professional, in-person inspections using objective criteria that travelers can trust.  All inspected properties must meet AAA standards for quality and cleanliness just to be published in AAA’s travel content.  Only 6.5% of the hotels that AAA inspects earn a Four-Diamond designation, while 2.3% of the restaurants qualify for that distinction.

“AAA evaluates some 60,000 properties in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean,” Conde explained.  “Inspectors arrive unannounced and check common areas and multiple guest rooms as part of the process – anything that a member might experience is fair game.”

Diamond Designations and inspector notes can be found in AAA’s print TourBooks, online at, and through the AAA Mobile App.