Four Diamond Hotels California - AAA 4 Diamond Hotel & Resort List



Four Diamond hotels in California are plentiful, with well over 100 resorts and hotel properties receiving this AAA designation. The Diamond rating is an opt-in fee based program many hotels choose as an independent ranking service provided by a company that sends staff to  visit hotels to inspect them for quality and amenities.  There are many spectacular resorts that are not ranked (such as Bacara in Santa Barbara that we've listed as a People's Choice award hotel). The system offers Diamonds ranging from 1 (lowest) to 5 (best), with coveted Four or Five Diamonds both considered an honor. Four Diamond rating is awarded for cleanliness beyond the norm. It also gives higher ratings for quality beds and bedding products, service and amenities beyond the norm. You can find many 3 Diamond hotel rooms that are as nice (or even better) than some 4 Diamond properties in cleanliness and firmness and quality of beds. The system is not perfect, but it's still very useful. We often choose a hotel among a list of properties because of the AAA ratings. In the 4 Diamond category we are satisfied with the results approx. 80% of the time. While more small hotel operators are looking to online reviews for their business, the larger hotels simply find the diamond rating (though expensive) is an expense they are willing to spend to book their rooms, conventions and other business relying on this traditional method of hotel ranking   More Four Diamond Hotels

BIG BEAR LAKE
Alpenhorn Bed & Breakfast, 9

BROOKS
Cache Creek Casino Resort, 4

CALISTOGA
Foothill House Bed & Breakfast, 9

CAMBRIA
Blue Whale Inn Bed & Breakfast, 18

CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA
Carmel Valley Ranch, 21
Carriage House Inn, 33
Highlands Inn, 7
Quail Lodge, 29
Tickle Pink Inn, 16

CAYUCOS
Cayucos Sunset Inn, 7

CORONADO
Hotel del Coronado, 4
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, 17

CUPERTINO
Cypress Hotel, 3

DANA POINT
Blue Lantern Inn, 18
Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa, 5

DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK
Furnace Creek Inn, 22

DEL MAR
L'Auberge Del Mar, 7

FALLBROOK
Pala Casino Spa and Resort, 5

FISH CAMP
Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite, 18


GARBERVILLE
Benbow Inn, 17


GLENDALE
Hilton Los Angeles North/Glendale & Executive Meeting Center, 9


HALF MOON BAY
Mill Rose Inn, 18
Seal Cove Inn, 12


HEALDSBURG
Honor Mansion A Resort Inn, 11


HOLLYWOOD
Renaissance Hollywood Hotel & Spa, 1


HUNTINGTON BEACH
Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort, 18
Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa, 6


INDIAN WELLS
Hyatt Grand Champions Resort, 22
Miramonte Resort and Spa,1
Renaissance Esmeralda Resort and Spa, 6


IRVINE
Hyatt Regency Irvine, 6
2009 AAA/CAA Four Diamond Lodgings
Number indicates consecutive years as a AAA Four Diamond Award winner.
List published November 21, 2008, and is subject to change based on establishment operation.
Available at AAA.com/Diamonds

JULIAN
Orchard Hill Country Inn, 13

LA JOLLA
Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, 4
Hilton La Jolla/Torrey Pines, 19
Hyatt Regency La Jolla, 19
La Valencia Hotel, 20
The Grande Colonial, 1


LAFAYETTE
Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa, 23

LAGUNA BEACH
Surf & Sand Resort, 18


LITTLE RIVER
Stevenswood Spa Resort, 18


LOS ANGELES
Hotel Bel-Air, 28
Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, 26
InterContinental Los Angeles Century City, 21
Omni Los Angeles Hotel, 6
Sofitel Los Angeles, 16


MCCLOUD
McCloud Hotel Bed & Breakfast, 6


MENDOCINO
Brewery Gulch Inn, 7
Joshua Grindle Inn, 7
Stanford Inn by the Sea & Spa, 17


MENLO PARK
Stanford Park Hotel, 25


MONTEREY
Hotel Pacific, 23
Monterey Marriott, 3
Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa, 23
Old Monterey Inn, 11


MURPHYS
Dunbar House 1880, 6
NAPA
Silverado Resort, 33


NEWPORT BEACH
Fairmont Newport Beach, 2
The Balboa Bay Club & Resort, 5


OCCIDENTAL
Inn at Occidental, 13


OLYMPIC VALLEY
Resort at Squaw Creek, 18


PALM DESERT
Desert Springs, JW Marriott Resort & Spa, 22


PALM SPRINGS
The Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn, 12


PALO ALTO
Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley at East Palo Alto, 2
The Westin Palo Alto, 3


PASADENA
The Westin-Pasadena, 4


PEBBLE BEACH
Casa Palmero, 8
The Inn at Spanish Bay, 21
The Lodge at Pebble Beach, 30


RANCHO BERNARDO
Rancho Bernardo Inn, 32


RANCHO CORDOVA
Sacramento Marriott Rancho Cordova, 22


RANCHO SANTA FE
Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa, 19


REDWOOD CITY
Sofitel San Francisco Bay, 18


ROHNERT PARK
DoubleTree Hotel Sonoma Wine Country, 12

SACRAMENTO
Amber House Bed & Breakfast Inn, 11
Hyatt Regency Sacramento, 21
Le Rivage Hotel, 1
Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel, 6


SAN DIEGO
Hard Rock Hotel San Diego, 1
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, 16
Omni San Diego Hotel, 4
Pacific Terrace Hotel, 2
San Diego Marriott Hotel & Marina, 25
The Grand Del Mar, 1
The US Grant, 2
The Westgate Hotel, 2
The Westin San Diego, 15


SAN FRANCISCO
Argonaut Hotel, 5
Four Seasons San Francisco, 7
Hilton San Francisco, 33
Hotel Monaco, 13
Hotel Nikko San Francisco, 12
Hotel Palomar, 9
Hotel Vitale, 3
Hyatt Regency San Francisco, 15
InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco, 29
InterContinental San Francisco, 1
JW Marriott San Francisco, 19
Le Meridien San Francisco, 20
Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco, 7
Marriott San Francisco Downtown, 3
Omni San Francisco Hotel, 7
Palace Hotel, 17
Parc 55 Hotel San Francisco, 10
St. Regis Hotel San Francisco, 2
The Fairmont San Francisco, 8
The Westin St. Francis, 19
Westin San Francisco Market Street, 24
W San Francisco, 3


SAN JOSE
DoubleTree Hotel San Jose, 12
Hotel De Anza, 16
Hotel Valencia Santana Row, 3
San Jose Marriott, 2
The Fairmont San Jose, 21


SAN RAFAEL
Embassy Suites Hotel, 18


SANTA BARBARA
Fess Parker's DoubleTree Resort, 3
Harbor View Inn, 12
Inn On Summer Hill, 19


SANTA CLARA
Hilton Santa Clara Hotel, 8
Hyatt Regency Santa Clara, 15


SANTA CRUZ
Chaminade Resort & Spa, 8


SANTA MONICA
Le Merigot - A JW Marriott Beach Hotel & Spa, 7
Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, 20
The Fairmont Miramar Hotel Santa Monica, 7


SANTA ROSA
Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel and Spa in Sonoma County, 6
Vintners Inn, 21


SANTA YNEZ
Chumash Casino Resort & Spa, 5
Santa Ynez Inn, 7


SOLVANG
Petersen Village Inn, 25
The Ballard Inn, 16


SONOMA
MacArthur Place, 3
The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, 23
The Lodge at Sonoma, A Renaissance Resort & Spa, 5


SOUTH LAKE TAHOE
Embassy Suites-Lake Tahoe Hotel & Ski Resort, 6

ST. HELENA
Harvest Inn, 24
Meadowood Napa Valley, 20

SUTTER CREEK
Hanford House Bed and Breakfast Inn, 5
The Foxes Inn of Sutter Creek Bed & Breakfast, 1

TEMECULA
Pechanga Resort and Casino, 7

TWAIN HARTE
McCaffrey House B & B Inn, 10

UNIVERSAL CITY
Hilton Universal City & Towers, 2

 

City Photos / Years Reservations comments
Anaheim Disneys Grand Californian - 8
theme park
Reservations Crafstman style, private entry to theme park
Aptos Seascape Resort, 9    
Berkeley Claremont, 8    
Beverly Hills Beverly Wilshire - 16 Reservations Amenities and service beyond compare
Bodega Bay Bodega Bay Lodge & Spa, 1 Reservations  
Borrego Springs Borrego Springs Resort & Spa, 16 Reservations  
Burlingame Hyatt Regency-San Francisco
Airport
- 19
Reservations Great business services and amenities near SFO
Burlingame San Francisco Airport
Marriott - 22
Reservations Great business services and amenities near SFO
Burlingame Sheraton Gateway Hotel- 25 Reservations Great business services and amenities near SFO
Cabazon Morongo Casino Resort & Spa Reservations  
Cambria Pelican Cove Inn, 1 Reservations  
Carmel Carmel Valley Ranch Resort - 21
golf * spa * tennis
Reservations Breathtaking setting
Capitola Inn at Depot Hill Reservations  
Coronado Marriott Coronado Island
Resort
- 19
beach * pets * spa * tennis
Reservations beach on site, shops, dining, romance or family fun
Coronado Loews Coronado Bay Resort- 13
beach * pets * spa * tennis
Reservations on the bay, water views, walk to beach under bridge
Dana Point Marriott's Laguna Cliffs
Marriott Resort & Spa
  - 4
spa
Reservations On hill overlooking bay and ocean
Del Mar L'Auberge del Mar
Resort & Spa
- 6
beach * spa
Reservations Beach across street, Del Mar shopping, horse racing
Eureka Carter House Inns - 7
pets
Reservations Victorian style hotels, gourmet restaurant
Huntington
Beach
Hyatt Regency Huntington
Beach Resort & Spa
- 5

beach * spa * tennis
Reservations walk-bridge to beach with bonfire pits
Huntington
Beach
Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort - 17
beach * tennis * pets
Reservations across street from beach, 4  blocks to Main Street & Huntington Beach pier
Laguna Beach Montage Resort & Spa Reservations popular, top quality service, on the beach, luxury
Laguna Beach Surf & Sand Hotel - 17 Reservations great views, on beach, 
La Jolla Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines - 18
beach
Reservations Golf course, beach on site
Monterey Monterey Plaza Hotel
& Spa
- 22
Reservations on Monterey Bay near Monterey Bay Aquarium
Napa Silverado Country Club
& Resort
- 32

golf * spa * tennis
Reservations Beautiful rolling hills in Wine Country
Newport Beach Balboa Bay Club - 4
beach * spa
Reservations small private beach, boats on bay
Sacramento Hyatt Regency Sacramento - 20 Reservations convention center, across from the Calif. State Capitol
Sacramento Sheraton Grand Sacramento
Hotel
- 3
Reservations at convention center, near Calif. State Capitol
San Diego Hilton San Diego Resort - 30
beach * spa * tennis
Reservations beach & bay, tennis and spa resort, Mission Bay boats
San Diego San Diego Marriott Hotel
& Marina
- 24
pets
Reservations marina and bay on site, shops, dining, convention center
San Francisco Hotel Nikko San Francisco - 11
spa
Reservations near Union Square, shopping, theatre, art gallery
San Francisco The Westin St. Francis - 18 Reservations history & charm, city views near Union Square
Santa Barbara Harbor View Inn - 11
beach
Reservations beach, Stearns Wharf,  street, great artwork
Santa Monica Le Merigot- Jw Marriott
Beach Hotel & Spa
- 6

beach * pets *  spa
Reservations beach, ocean views; Britney Spears stayed here
Santa Monica Loews Santa Monica
Beach Hotel
Reservations amenities, sun decks, firepits, beach
Sonoma The Lodge at Sonoma,
Renaissance Resort & Spa
- 4
pets * spa
Reservations nice hotel, great rooms, outstanding food
Summerland Inn on Summerhill - 16 Reservations Overlooks ocean,  antiques, shops nearby
Temecula Pechanga Resort Casino Reservations Surrounded by wineries, nonsmoking areas
City Ranked by Consumers Reservations comments
Coronado Hotel del Coronado
beach * pets * spa * tennis
Reservations Top 10 resorts in the world, historic hotel, beach on site
Hollywood Renaissance Hollywood Hotel Reservations Kodak Theatre, Hollywood & Highland
Santa Barbara Bacara Resort & Spa
beach * golf * spa * pets
Reservations Ocean & beach on site
       
four diamond california hotel
4 diamond hotel
golf course, spa


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