AAA says these 14 Southern California hotels are Five-Diamond gems
If you want to stay in the best luxury hotels in Southern California, count the diamonds. AAA recently announced that 14 local hotels meet criteria for its top 2016 Five-Diamond Award.
One-hundred eighteen hotels nationwide and in Mexico, Canada and the Caribbean have been designated with Five Diamonds in 2016.
Newcomers to the luxe list include:
— Hotel Mousai in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
— Park Hyatt New York in New York City
— St. Regis Deer Valley (ski-in, ski-out) in Park City, Utah
— The Cloister in Sea Island, Ga.
— The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain in Marana, Ariz. (near Tucson)
— Trump International Hotel and Tower Toronto in Canada
In Southern California, hotels that make the Five-Diamond list are:
— Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Golf Club & Spa in Carlsbad
— St. Regis Resort, Monarch Beach in Dana Point
— The Lodge at Torrey Pines in La Jolla
— The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach area
— Ojai Valley Inn & Spa in Ojai
— Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa in Rancho Santa Fe
— Four Seasons Resort the Biltmore Santa Barbara in Montecito
AAA give hotels and resorts a thorough inspection each year in determining who meets Four- and Five-Diamond status.
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