Four Seattle-area Hotels Added to AAA’s Prestigious Four Diamond Award List

January 31, 2018

W Bellevue, Hyatt Regency Lake Washington at Seattle’s Southport, Inn at the Market and Motif Seattle added for 2018

Bellevue, Wash., (January 31, 2018) – AAA added four local lodgings to their prestigious list of 2018 AAA Four Diamond Properties: W Bellevue, Hyatt Regency Lake Washington at Seattle’s Southport (Renton), Inn at the Market (Seattle) and Motif Seattle. These refined, stylish properties are distinguished by upscale physical attributes, extensive amenities and a high degree of hospitality, service and attention to detail.

W Bellevue, which opened in 2017 in the heart of downtown Bellevue (10455 NE 5th St.), presents a hip, modern take on the area’s classic lake houses. Design elements subtly pay homage to the lake house life, and the hotel is filled with unique comforts: a dual indoor/outdoor lounge featuring casual rope swing seating around large fireplaces, a library full of old-style games and fun reads, and a DJ to mix tunes all weekend long.

Hyatt Regency Lake Washington at Seattle’s Southport is a new property located at the southern tip of Lake Washington (1053 Lake Washington Blvd N, Renton). The hotel is situated right on the lake next to a 57-acre park full of walking trails and play areas.

Inn at the Market, located in Seattle’s Pike Place Market (86 Pine St), has recently undergone a renovation. Guests staying in one of the properties’ 76 rooms have prime access to the historic market, a rooftop patio and breathtaking views of ferries crossing the Sound.

Motif Seattle, located in the heart of Seattle at 1415 5th Ave, has also been completely renovated. This contemporary space, located just blocks from the Convention Center, Westlake Center and Pacific Place, puts the city at your fingertips. Their guest rooms wow visitors with colors and materials inspired by the Pacific Northwest, and the property features a huge, outdoor rooftop patio.

“All four of these stylish properties set the standard for exceptional service and have unique features that make them stand out from the crowd,” said Jennifer Cook, AAA Washington Spokesperson. “We’re honored to recognize the dedicated AAA Four Diamond hotels and their staff who provide our members a memorable experience.”

Washington and northern Idaho boast 36 total properties on the AAA Four Diamond Award list this year. A total of 1,676 lodgings throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean received the AAA Four Diamond Rating in the past 12 months, qualifying them for the 2018 AAA Four Diamond Award list. AAA Four Diamond properties account for 6.1 percent of the more than 27,000 AAA Inspected & Approved and Diamond Rated hotels.

These eight hotels were added to the 2018 AAA Five Diamond list, which includes 121 total properties:

  1. Esperanza An Auberge Resort in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
  2. Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown in New York City
  3. Grand Luxxe Riviera Maya in Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  4. Grand Velas Los Cabos in San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico
  5. Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa in Seven Mile Beach, Cayman Islands
  6. The Langham, New York, Fifth Avenue in New York City
  7. The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas in Dallas, Texas
  8. Williamsburg Inn in Williamsburg, Virginia

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

AAA Four Diamond Awards - Washington & Northern Idaho

Property Name Years as AAA Four Diamond City
Northern Quest Resort & Casino 8 AIRWAY HEIGHTS
Hotel Bellevue 22 BELLEVUE
Hyatt Regency Bellevue 15 BELLEVUE
The Westin Bellevue 12 BELLEVUE
W Bellevue 1 BELLEVUE
Suncadia Resort 9 CLE ELUM
The Coeur d'Alene Resort 32 COEUR D'ALENE
The Heathman Hotel 10 KIRKLAND
Woodmark Hotel & Still Spa 28 KIRKLAND
Tulalip Resort Casino 9 MARYSVILLE
Colette's Bed & Breakfast 7 PORT ANGELES
Sea Cliff Gardens Bed & Breakfast 7 PORT ANGELES
Hyatt Regency Lake Washington at Seattle's Southport 1 RENTON
Fairmont Olympic Hotel 8 SEATTLE
Four Seasons Hotel Seattle 9 SEATTLE
Grand Hyatt Seattle 16 SEATTLE
Hyatt Olive 8 9 SEATTLE
Inn At The Market 1 SEATTLE
Kimpton Alexis Hotel Seattle 35 SEATTLE
Kimpton Hotel Monaco Seattle 20 SEATTLE
Kimpton Hotel Vintage Seattle 23 SEATTLE
Loews Hotel 1000 11 SEATTLE
Motif Seattle 1 SEATTLE
Pan Pacific Hotel Seattle 11 SEATTLE
Renaissance Seattle Hotel 8 SEATTLE
Sheraton Seattle Hotel 34 SEATTLE
The Arctic Club Seattle 9 SEATTLE
The Edgewater 12 SEATTLE
The Westin Seattle 37 SEATTLE
W Seattle 2 SEATTLE
Salish Lodge & Spa 28 SNOQUALMIE
The Davenport Grand 3 SPOKANE
The Davenport Tower 4 SPOKANE
The Historic Davenport Hotel 15 SPOKANE
Cameo Heights Mansion Bed & Breakfast 4 TOUCHET
Willows Lodge 7 WOODINVILLE

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