Four Diamond Award Winners Announced for Southern California

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Eighty-eight Southern California hotels and 41 restaurants have earned the 2013 AAA Four Diamond Award®, the Automobile Club of Southern California announced today. Thirteen locations appear on the list for the first time, including seven hotels:
 
  • Fess Parker Wine Country Inn, Los Olivos
  • Hotel Bel-Air, Los Angeles
  • Mr. C Beverly Hills, Los Angeles
  • Ponte Vineyard Inn, Temecula
  • Shore Hotel, Santa Monica
  • The Hotel Wilshire, Los Angeles
  • The Westin Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego
New AAA Four Diamond restaurants include:
  • Argyle Steakhouse, Carlsbad
  • Great Oak Steakhouse, Temecula
  • Maravilla (Ojai Valley Inn & Spa), Ojai
  • Melisse, Santa Monica
  • Raya (The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel),  Dana Point
  • Sirocco (Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa), Indian Wells
 
The coveted AAA Four Diamond Award is presented to hotel and restaurant general managers and executive chefs to recognize award-winning properties, which rank among the top 3.9 percent of 59,000 hotels and restaurants inspected by AAA and the Auto Club, the nation’s largest AAA affiliate.
 
“AAA Four Diamond hotels and restaurants are committed to providing every guest with a personalized experience in comfortable, high-quality surroundings,” said the Auto Club’s Approved Accommodations Supervisor Patricia Marenco.  “We’re proud to recognize Southern California’s hotels and restaurants that earn the AAA Four Diamond rating. These establishments consistently exceed the expectations of the most discriminating traveler – the AAA inspector. We’re proud to have these dedicated businesses in our region.” 
 
AAA’s Diamond rating program is the only hotel and restaurant review system in the nation that uses specially trained full-time field representatives who collectively visit some 1,200 hotels and restaurants every week. As part of AAA’s national network, the Auto Club’s own staff reviews establishments in Southern California without prior notification using objective and detailed rating procedures. 
 
The list of 2013 AAA Four Diamond hotels and restaurants throughout Southern California follows, along with year rated:
 

Local Four Diamond Properties
Year Rated
 
Inyo/Mono County Hotels
 
 
 
Death Valley
 
The Inn at Furnace Creek
1987
Mammoth Lakes
 
The Westin Moncache Resort
2011
 
 
Los Angeles County Hotels
 
 
 
Beverly Hills
 
Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel
1993
SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills
2009
Burbank
 
Hotel Amarano Burbank
2011
Glendale
 
Hilton Los Angeles North/Glendale & Executive  
 
Meeting Center
2000
Hollywood
 
Loews Hollywood
2008
W Hollywood
2010
Los Angeles  
 
Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills
2011
Hotel Bel-Air
2012
Hotel Palomar LA Westwood
2011
Hyatt Regency Century Plaza
1983
InterContinental Los Angeles Century City
1988
JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE
2011
Mr. C Beverly Hills
 
Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza
2003
Sofitel Los Angeles
1993
The Hotel Wilshire
2012
The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles
2011
Pasadena
 
The Westin-Pasadena
2005
Rancho Palos Verdes
 
Terranea Resort
2010
San Gabriel
 
Hilton Los Angeles/San Gabriel
2011
Santa Monica
 
The Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
2002
JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot
2002
Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
1989
Shore Hotel
2012
Universal City
 
Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City
2007
West Hollywood
 
The London West Hollywood
2008
Sunset Marquis Hotel & Villas
2007
 
 
Los Angeles County Restaurants
 
 
 
Beverly Hills
 
Bouchon
2011
Cut by Wolfgang Puck
 
(Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel)
2010
Spago Beverly Hills
2004
The Blvd (Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel)
2011
Calabasas
 
Saddle Peak Lodge
1997
Glendale
 
Gennaro's Ristorante
2000
Long Beach
 
The Sky Room
2004
Los Angeles
 
Culina Modern Italian (Four Seasons Hotel
 
Los Angeles at Beverly Hills)
1995
Patina
1991
Marina Del Rey
 
jer-ne restaurant (The Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey)
2001
Pasadena
 
The Raymond Restaurant
2005
Santa Monica
 
Melisse
2012
Valentino Santa Monica
1995
 
 
Orange County Hotels
 
 
 
Anaheim
 
Disneyland Hotel
2011
Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa
2001
Dana Point
 
Blue Lantern Inn
1991
Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa
2004
Huntington Beach
 
Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa
2003
The Waterfront Beach Resort, A Hilton Hotel
1991
Laguna Beach
 
Surf & Sand Resort
1991
Newport Beach
 
The Balboa Bay Club & Resort
2004
Fairmont Newport Beach
2007
 
 
Orange County Restaurants
 
 
 
Anaheim
 
Napa Rose (Disney's Grand California Hotel & Spa)
2010
Dana Point
 
Raya (The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel)
2012
Fullerton
 
The Cellar
1990
Huntington Beach
 
The Californian (Hyatt Regency 
 
Huntington Beach Resort & Spa)
2003
Laguna Beach
 
Studio (Montage Laguna Beach)
2008
Newport Beach
 
Palm Terrace Restaurant (Island 
 
Hotel Newport Beach)
2007
The First Cabin At The Balboa Bay Club & Resort
2004
The Ritz Restaurant and Garden
1993
 
 
Riverside County Hotels
 
 
 
Cabazon
 
Morongo Casino Resort & Spa
2005
Indian Wells
 
Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa
1987
Miramonte Resort and Spa
2008
Renaissance Esmeralda Resort and Spa
2003
Palm Desert
 
JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa
1987
Palm Springs
 
The Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn
1997
Rancho Mirage
 
Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa
2009
The Westin Mission Hills Resort & Spa
2009
Riverside
 
The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa
2010
Temecula
 
Pechanga Resort and Casino
2002
Ponte Vineyard Inn
2012
 
 
Riverside County Restaurants
 
 
 
Cabazon
 
Cielo (Morongo Casino Resort & Spa)
2011
Indian Wells
 
Sirocco (Renaissance Esmeralda
 
Hotel & Spa
2012
Palm Springs
 
Europa Restaurant at the Villa Royale Inn
2005
Le Vallauris
1993
Rancho Mirage
 
Wally's Desert Turtle
1993
Riverside
 
Duane's Prime Steaks & 
 
Seafood (Mission Inn Hotel & Spa)
1995
Temecula
 
Great Oak Steakhouse (Pechanga
 
Resort and Casino)
2012
 
 
San Bernardino County Hotels
 
 
 
Lake Arrowhead  
 
Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa
2010
 
 
San Diego County Hotels
 
 
 
Coronado
 
Hotel del Coronado
2005
Loews Coronado Bay
1992
Del Mar
 
L'Auberge Del Mar
2002
Jamul  
 
Jamul Haven
2011
Julian
 
Orchard Hill Country Inn
1996
La Jolla
 
Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa
2005
Hyatt Regency La Jolla
1990
La Valencia Hotel
2010
The Grande Colonial
2008
Lakeside
 
Barona Resort & Casino
2010
Pala  
 
Pala Casino Spa and Resort
2004
Rancho Bernardo
 
Rancho Bernardo Inn
1977
San Diego   
 
Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
2008
Hilton San Diego Bayfront
2011
Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina
2011
Omni San Diego Hotel
2005
Pacific Terrace Hotel
2007
Paradise Point 
2011
San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina
1984
The US Grant, A Luxury Collection Hotel
2007
The Westgate Hotel
2007
The Westin Gaslamp Quarter
2012
The Westin San Diego
1994
 
 
Valley Center
 
Harrah's Rincon Casino & Resort
2009
 
 
San Diego County Restaurants
 
 
 
Carlsbad
 
Argyle Steakhouse
2012
Vivace (Hyatt Park Aviara Resort)
1999
La Jolla
 
A.R. Valentien (The Lodge at Torrey Pines)
2004
Donovan's Steak & Chop House
2010
George's California Modern
2000
Sky Room (La Valencia Hotel)
1991
Rancho Santa Fe
 
Mille Fleurs
1991
San Diego
 
Bertrand at Mister A's
1994
Grant Grill (The US Grant)
2007
 
 
San Luis Obispo County Hotels
 
 
 
Cambria
 
Blue Whale Inn Bed & Breakfast
1991
Cayucos  
 
Cayucos Sunset Inn
2002
Paso Robles
 
La Bellasera Hotel & Suites
2011
Pismo Beach
 
Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa
2009
 
 
Santa Barbara County Hotels
 
 
 
Los Olivos
 
Fess Parker Wine Country Inn
2012
Santa Barbara  
 
Fess Parker's DoubleTree Resort by Hilton
2006
Harbor View Inn
1997
Inn On Summer Hill
1990
Santa Ynez  
 
Chumash Casino Resort & Spa
2004
Santa Ynez Inn
2002
Solvang
 
Hotel Corque
2011
Petersen Village Inn
1984
The Ballard Inn
1993
 
 
Santa Barbara County Restaurants
 
 
 
Santa Ynez
 
The Willows (Chumash Casino Resort & Spa)
2005
Solvang
 
The Ballard Inn Restaurant (The Ballard Inn)
2005
 
 
Ventura County Hotels
 
 
 
Westlake Village  
 
Westlake Village Inn
2011
 
 
Ventura County Restaurants
 
 
 
Ojai
 
Maravilla (Ojai Valley Inn & Spa)
2012
Westlake Village
 
Hampton's (Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village)
2007

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