AAA Five Diamond Luxury California Hotels



Five Diamond AAA Hotels and Resorts in California — California, the land of sunshine is a vacation paradise filled with thousands of hotels. But there are only a handful of coveted 5 Diamond ranked properties in California mentioned in the chart and list below. These great hotels and resorts were tested and approved as the finest in the State of California and in the U.S. Amenities and attributes that passed a standards test qualify these hotels as offering top notch service, cleanliness that can pass a white glove test and unique offerings that make them special.  California loves its hotels and resorts and though the 5 Diamond hotels may not be within reach of every budget, you can still enjoy them. How? Drop one of the 5 Diamond hotels and resorts when visiting a destination to order a cocktail or meal in one of their restaurants. It's the perfect opportunity to experience the wow! if only for a while.  While your meal may cost as much (or more) than the hotel room you've booked down the road a few miles, the experience can become a fond memory to cherish.


City Photos / # Years

 

Price/book comments
Beverly Hills The Beverly Hills Hotel
& Bungalows
- 5
pets * spa * tennis

 

Prices  butlers, private chefs on site
Beverly Hills The Peninsula Beverly Hills - 17
spa

 

Prices Lexus cars for guest services, first spa with Shiffa precious gem oils
Beverly Hills Raffles l'Ermitage Beverly Hills - 9

 

Prices  
Carlsbad Four Seasons Resort Aviara - 11

golf * spa * tennis

 

Prices Arnold Palmer golf course, 25 spa rooms, 6 tennis courts/ 2 clay, luxury-soaked landscape
Dana Point The St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort & Spa -3 
golf * spa * tennis

 

Prices overlooks stunning golf course and ocean, golf cart rides to beach
Dana Point The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel - 24   
beach * spa

 

Prices 5 diamond quality, beach on property, pricey, upscale casual, guests love it!
Half Moon Bay Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay -8
beach * golf * spa

 

Prices cliffs above beach with access, golf course, stunning greens, ocean views
Laguna Beach Montage Resort -2
beach * spa

 

Prices cliffs above beach with access, golf course, stunning greens, ocean views
La Jolla Lodge At Torrey Pines - 8
beach * golf * spa

 

Prices on cliff above ocean & beach at 18th fairway of Torrey Pines Golf Course, Craftsman style
Los Angeles

Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills - 9

 

Prices  
Marina del Rey The Ritz-Carlton Marina Del Rey - 18
beach * tennis  

 

Prices 25 meter lap pool on bay, close to LAX, marina and beaches, dining
Newport Beach

The Island Hotel Newport Beach  - 18  
 spa

 

Prices Irvine Company managed hotel next to Fashion Island with 200 shops
Newport Coast

Resort at Pelican Hill - 1  
 spa * golf

 

Prices Irvine Company hotel overlooking Crystal Cove State Park and beach
Oakhurst

 

Chateau du Sureau - 16

 

Prices Award-winning restaurant on site
Ojai

 

Ojai Valley Spa - 4

 

Prices  
Pasadena Ritz-Carlton, Huntington Hotel & Spa - 3 (not on 2010 list)

 

Prices  
San Diego The Grand Del Mar - 1

 

Prices  

San Francisco

The Ritz-Carlton San Francisco - 16

 

Prices  
Santa Barbara Four Seasons Biltmore
Santa Barbara
- 5
beach * spa

 

Prices Nice property overlooks ocean and beach
Santa Barbara

 

Simpson House Inn - 13

Prices  
West Lake Village

 

Four Seasons Hotel - 2

Prices  
       
 

 

2010 Five Diamond List

 

BEVERLY HILLS
Raffles L'Ermitage Beverly Hills, 9
The Beverly Hills Hotel and Bungalows, 2
The Peninsula Beverly Hills, 17
CARLSBAD
Four Seasons Resort Aviara, 11
DANA POINT
St. Regis Resort, Monarch Beach, 3
The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, 24
HALF MOON BAY
The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, 8
LA JOLLA
The Lodge at Torrey Pines, 8
LAGUNA BEACH
Montage Laguna Beach, 2
LOS ANGELES
Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, 9
MARINA DEL REY
The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey, 18
NEWPORT BEACH
Island Hotel Newport Beach, 18
NEWPORT COAST
The Resort at Pelican Hill, 1
OAKHURST
Ch√Ęteau du Sureau, 16
OJAI
Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, 4
SAN DIEGO
The Grand Del Mar, 1
SAN FRANCISCO
The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco, 16
SANTA BARBARA
Four Seasons Biltmore Santa Barbara, 5
Simpson House Inn, 13
WESTLAKE VILLAGE
Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village, 2

 

If you find that Five Diamond quality is necessary, what you can expect are items such as Lexus cars available to guests at the Peninsula Beverly Hills, a private chef available to prepare you menu at The Beverly Hills Hotel and Bungalow (The Hotel California from the Eagles song), private poolside cabanas, spa massages, men's and women's spa treatments with oils containing precious metals and gems, golf courses and many things to pamper, protect and cuddle you in the manner you expect. We've noted on our Four Diamond page that there's a people's list of hotels that could easily rank four or five diamond if they chose to participate in this fee-based AAA (American Automobile Association) program. Guest rave and line up to get into hotels such as Bacara in Santa Barbara and The Montage in Laguna Beach. They are not on this list but are very nice.

 

Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay
St. Regis Monach Beach Resort
The Lodge at Torrey Pines La Jolla


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