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East Coast States & Canada

Connecticut, District of Columbia, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Virginia, Quebec CA


Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Naples, Palm Beach, Ponte Vedra Beach, Sarasota, Sunny Isles Beach

Central States & Canada

Georgia, Illinois, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Ontario CA

Western States

Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, Texas, Utah, Wyoming

Pacific Region

British Columbia, California, Hawaii

The Caribbean

Antigua, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Dominican Republic, Nevis, Puerto Rico, St. Lucia


Cabo San Lucas, Cancun, Playa Del Carmen, Mexico City, Puerto Vallarta




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Winvian Resort

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St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort

St. Regis Bal Harbour

Simpson House Inn

Simpson House Inn

Paraiso de la Bonita Resort

Paraiso de la Bonita Resort

The Breakers

The Breakers

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Five Diamond Resorts is the ultimate guide and directory for luxury Five Diamond Resorts and Five Diamond Hotels in North America. Our site has reservation links, pictures, descriptions and package reservation resources for all 125 of the AAA Five Diamond Award® winning Resorts and Hotels in North America for 2013.

What does it mean to receive the AAA Five Diamond Award®?

Luxury defined... The AAA Five Diamond Award® is the most coveted designation within North America's hospitality industry. Recipients of this distinguished award must undergo a rigorous evaluation process focusing on management and staff; housekeeping and maintenance; exterior, grounds and public areas; room décor, ambience and amenities; bathrooms; and guest services. In order for the esteemed AAA Five Diamond Award® rating to be attained, all elements must represent a first-class experience. PDF - AAA Five Diamond Award® Winners for 2013



Five Diamonds • For 2013, 13 new establishments (Nine lodgings and four restaurants) were added to the coveted Five Diamond Award® list.

Five Diamonds • Of note among the 13 new additions are the only AAA Five Diamond hotels in Puerto Rico and Nevis. New York and Florida each added three new Five Diamond establishments: New York added one hotel and two restaurants, while Florida added two hotels and one restaurant. Florida’s additions include the only new Five Diamond pair: The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island and its on-site restaurant, Salt.

Five Diamonds • The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo., is the only hotel that has maintained the Five Diamond Rating for 37 consecutive years – since 1976 when AAA first introduced the Diamond Ratings for accommodations.

Five Diamonds • The number of Five Diamond hotels in Canada doubled to four with the addition of the Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver and The Ritz-Carlton Montréal. The country is also home to five Five Diamond Restaurants, representing nearly 10 percent of the total.

Five Diamonds • The only restaurant to maintain Five Diamond status for 25 consecutive years (since the Diamond Ratings were first applied to restaurants) is The Inn at Little Washington Dining Room in Washington, Va.

Five Diamonds • States with the greatest number of Five Diamond Lodgings: California (20); Florida (13); Nevada (8); New York (8); Quintana Roo, Mexico (7), ; and Georgia (7).

For the complete 2013 winners lists and additional information on the AAA Diamond Rating System, visit was created to be an independent directory guide for Five Diamond award winning hotels and resorts and is not associated with AAA.

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