AAA Announces Four and Five Diamond Hotel and Restaurant List for 2017

January 27, 2017

Herbfarm Restaurant in Woodinville Celebrates 15 years as only AAA 5 Diamond Restaurant in Northwest

The Herbfarm Restaurant, in Woodinville, remains the Pacific Northwest’s only coveted AAA Five Diamond recipient and is celebrating 15 years of receiving this prestigious award. Just in time for your 2017 travel planning, AAA has unveiled 63 restaurants and 120 hotels that have earned AAA Five Diamond Rating in the past 12 months, qualifying them for the 2017 Five Diamond Award list. This exclusive group represents just 0.3 percent of the nearly 59,000 AAA Approved and Diamond Rated restaurants and hotels.

“It’s an exceptional accomplishment to maintain a AAA Five Diamond award for 15 years,” said Jennifer Cook, AAA Washington spokesperson. “Our hats are off to the staff, chef and owners for creating such an exceptional, memory-making experience for their guest every day.”

A total of 31 lodgings and 12 restaurants are represented on the AAA Four Diamond Award list in Washington and northern Idaho this year. Some notable anniversaries include:

  • Celebrating 10 years on the list: Hotel 1000, Pan Pacific Hotel, both in Seattle
  • Celebrating 15 years on the list: Grand Hyatt Seattle
  • Longest running 4 Diamond Awards - Hotel: WA - Westin Seattle (36yrs), N-ID - Coeur d’Alene Resort (31yrs)
  • Longest running 4 Diamond Awards – Restaurant: WA – The Georgian (28yrs), N-ID – Beverly’s (28yrs)

For more information about Diamond Ratings and the complete lists of AAA Four and Five Diamond hotels, visit

“These establishments set the standard for exceptional hospitality and attention to detail,” said Jennifer Cook, AAA Washington Spokesperson. “We’re honored to recognize the dedicated AAA Four and Five Diamond properties in our local community that consistently deliver high quality service and strive to create memorable experiences for their guests.”

About AAA Inspections

For more than 80 years, AAA has used professional inspectors to conduct in-person property evaluations. AAA offers the only rating system using comprehensive, on-site professional hotel and restaurant evaluations guided by member priorities. With a far greater inventory than any other rating entity, AAA’s rating system covers the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.

Travelers can find Diamond Rated establishments and inspector insight in AAA’s trip planning products: the AAA Mobile app, the online TripTik Travel Planner mapping and routing tool, searchable online AAA Travel Guides and AAA TourBook guides available to members at AAA offices.

AAA Five Diamond Awards – Washington & Northern Idaho

Property Name Years as AAA Five Diamond City
The Herbfarm Restaurant 15 Woodinville

AAA Four Diamond Awards – Lodging – Washington & Northern Idaho

Property Name Years as AAA Four Diamond City
Northern Quest Resort & Casino 7 Airway Heights
Hotel Bellevue 21 Bellevue
Hyatt Regency Bellevue 14 Bellevue
The Westin Bellevue 11 Bellevue
Suncadia Resort 8 Cle Elum
The Coeur d'Alene Resort 31 Coeur d'Alene
The Heathman Hotel 9 Kirkland
Woodmark Hotel & Still Spa 27 Kirkland
Tulalip Resort Casino 8 Marysville
Colette's Bed & Breakfast 6 Port Angeles
Sea Cliff Gardens Bed & Breakfast 6 Port Angeles
Kimpton Alexis Hotel Seattle 34 Seattle
Four Seasons Hotel Seattle 8 Seattle
Grand Hyatt Seattle 15 Seattle
Hotel 1000 10 Seattle
Kimpton Hotel Monaco Seattle 19 Seattle
Hotel Vintage 22 Seattle
Hyatt at Olive 8 8 Seattle
Pan Pacific Hotel Seattle 10 Seattle
Renaissance Seattle Hotel 7 Seattle
Sheraton Seattle Hotel 33 Seattle
The Arctic Club Seattle 8 Seattle
The Edgewater 11 Seattle
The Fairmont Olympic Hotel 7 Seattle
The Westin Seattle 36 Seattle
W Seattle 1 Seattle
Salish Lodge & Spa 27 Snoqualmie
The Davenport Tower 3 Spokane
The Davenport Grand 2 Spokane
The Historic Davenport Hotel 14 Spokane
Cameo Heights Mansion Bed & Breakfast 3 Touchet
Willows Lodge 6 Woodinville

AAA Four Diamond Awards – Restaurants – Washington & Northern Idaho

Property Name Years as AAA Four Diamond City
Masselow's 7 Airway Heights
Beverly's 28 Coeur d'Alene
The Willows Inn on Lummi Island 4 Lummi Island
Tulalip Bay 5 Marysville
Altura 4 Seattle
Canlis 18 Seattle
The Georgian 28 Seattle
The Dining Room at Salish Lodge & Spa 26 Snoqualmie
The Vine 3 Touchet
Sun Mountain Lodge Dining Room 16 Winthrop

AAA Washington has been serving members and the traveling public since 1904. The organization provides a variety of exclusive benefits, including roadside assistance, discounts, maps and personalized trip planning, to its million plus members. In addition, its full-service travel and insurance agencies provide products and services for members and the public. Additional information is available through the company’s offices in Washington and northern Idaho, at, or by calling 1-800-562-2582.

Media Contacts

Jennifer Cook (425) 646-2055