Southern California hotels that received AAA’s Five Diamond ratings — and how much it costs to stay

The Beverly Hills Hotel, which turns 106 this year, received a fresh Five Diamond award from AAA.
(Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)

Thirteen hotels in Southern California have received AAA’s top rating for 2018. The organization’s Wednesday announcement includes 121 Five Diamond hotels nationwide.

Less than half of 1% of the 27,000 hotels inspected and approved by the organization are awarded the designation.

These luxury hotels shouldn’t be a surprise either; they’ve all received Five Diamonds in the past.


Here are the 13 hotels and the lowest price for a night’s stay on Feb. 10 (unless otherwise noted):

The Beverly Hills Hotel and Bungalows, 9641 Sunset Blvd., Beverly Hills, $645

The Peninsula Beverly Hills, 9882 S. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, $506

Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Golf Club & Spa, 7100 Aviara Resort Drive, Carlsbad, $359

Monarch Beach Resort, 1 Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, $679

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, 1 Ritz-Carlton Drive, Dana Point, $649


The Lodge at Torrey Pines, 11480 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, $419

Montage Laguna Beach, 30801 S. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, $945

Four Seasons Resort, The Biltmore Santa Barbara, 1260 Channel Ave., Santa Barbara, $745 in mid June. The hotel is currently closed to repair damage from the January mudslides in Montecito and Santa Barbara.

The Resort at Pelican Hill, 22701 Pelican Hill Road South, Newport Beach, $725

Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, 905 Country Club Road, Ojai, $409

Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa, 5921 Valencia Circle, Rancho Santa Fe, $1,204


Fairmont Grand Del Mar, 5300 Grand Del Mar Court, San Diego, $549

Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village, 2 Dole Drive, Westlake Village, $399

Go to AAA’s website to find the latest Four- and Five-Diamond lists as well as how the organization inspects and rates hotels.