PORTLAND, Ore., – Three restaurants and 16 hotels in Oregon have received the coveted AAA Four Diamond designation for 2019. This is the 83rd year AAA is out with its list of the top hotels and restaurants that earned the Four or Five Diamond Rating during the past 12 months.
The AAA Diamond ratings evaluate the largest number of hotels and restaurants of any rating system, using professionally trained inspectors and published guidelines to conduct annual unannounced hotel and restaurant evaluations.
“AAA Four and Five Diamond hotels and restaurants are truly the best of the best!” says Marie Dodds, public affairs director for AAA Oregon/Idaho. “There are many rating systems out there, but the AAA Diamond Ratings are the only rating system to use professional inspectors who visit each property each year. Our inspectors look at everything from cleanliness and ambience to amenities and hospitality. Every property must meet and uphold AAA’s rigorous approval standards.”
A Four Diamond hotel is refined and stylish, providing upscale surroundings, extensive amenities and a high degree of hospitality, service and attention to detail. Click here for the AAA Diamond Rating Guidelines for hotels.
A Four Diamond restaurant provides distinctive fine dining, creatively prepared and skillfully served, often with a wine steward, amid upscale ambience. Click here for the AAA Diamond Rating Guidelines for restaurants.
Oregon hotels receiving the AAA/CAA Four Diamond Rating are: (The year listed by each establishment indicates the year the property first received the current, consecutively maintained Diamond rating)
The Oxford Hotel (2010)
Whale Cove Inn (2011)
Inn at the 5th (2012)
Tu Tu’ Tun Lodge (1976)
The Allison Inn & Spa (2010)
Headlands Coastal Lodge and Spa (2018)
Dossier Hotel (2000)
Kimpton Hotel Monaco Portland (1997)
Kimpton Hotel Vintage Portland (2001)
Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel (1986)
Sentinel (formerly the Governor Hotel) (2001)
The Heathman Hotel (1985)
The Nines, a Luxury Collection Hotel (2009)
The Porter Portland, Curio Collection by Hilton (2018)
FivePine Lodge & Spa (2011)
Sunriver Resort (1999)
Click here for AAA Inspector Notes for the AAA Four Diamond hotels in Oregon.
- Twelve hotels including the Tu Tu’ Tun Lodge in Gold Beach, have maintained the Four Diamond Rating for 43 consecutive years, since 1976 when the Diamond Ratings were first introduced for hotels.
- An additional 161 hotels including The Heathman Hotel and Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel in Portland have maintained the Four Diamond Rating for 25 or more years.
- A total of 1,722 hotels throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean received the Four Diamond Rating in the past 12 months, qualifying them for the 2019 Four Diamond Award list. Four Diamond hotels account for only 6.3 percent of the more than 27,000 AAA Inspected & Approved Diamond Rated hotels.
Oregon restaurants receiving the AAA/CAA Four Diamond Rating are: (The year listed by each establishment indicates the year the property first received the current, consecutively maintained Diamond rating.)
The Bay House (2015)
The Painted Lady (2011)
Click here for AAA Inspector Notes for the AAA Four Diamond restaurants in Oregon.
- A total of 656 restaurants throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean received the Four Diamond Rating for 2019. That’s just two percent of the nearly 32,000 restaurants inspected by AAA every year.
AAA inspects and rates hotels and restaurants every year:
AAA conducts unannounced, annual inspections where AAA inspectors visit and anonymously dine to observe the basic foundation of the establishment. The AAA inspectors meticulously evaluate food quality, guest services and physical attributes to assess the level of competence, refinement and hospitality and assign a rating of One to Five Diamonds. To help members find the best dining match, AAA Approved restaurants are defined by more than 100 cuisine types, from Northern Italian to French seafood to Canadian comfort food, and may also be classified as classic or historic.
About AAA Diamond Ratings:
For more than 80 years, AAA has used professional inspectors to conduct in-person property evaluations. AAA offers the only rating system using comprehensive, on-site professional hotel and restaurant inspections guided by member priorities. With a far greater inventory than any other rating entity, AAA’s rating system covers the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. AAA conducts these inspections as the trusted source of 59 million members, guiding them to have memorable travel and dining experiences.
Travelers can find Diamond Rated establishments and inspector insight in AAA’s trip planning products: the AAA Mobile app, the online AAA Travel Planner mapping and routing tool, searchable online AAA Travel Guides and AAA TourBook guides available to members at AAA offices. Travelers can access information about AAA inspections and Diamond Ratings at AAA.com/Diamonds.
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