Cape and Islands Hotels Well Represented on AAA Four Diamond List

Only 6.3 percent of hotels earn Four Diamond status

AAA’s experienced and independent inspectors annually visit and approve more than 27,000 hotels across North America. Only 121 hotels, 0.4 percent of the total, receive AAA’s highest rating of Five Diamonds, while just another 1,722 properties, or 6.3 percent, receive the Four Diamond award.

            AAA Northeast is pleased to announce that 55 hotels in Massachusetts are being honored in 2019, with three receiving the prestigious Five Diamond recognition.

            “The Five and Four Diamond ratings are impressive accomplishments that recognize the upper echelon of hotels in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean,” said Mary Maguire, AAA Northeast Director of Public and Legislative Affairs.

The Massachusetts Five Diamond recipients are:

            Boston            Four Seasons, (first honored in 1988)

                                    Mandarin Oriental (2009)

                                    The Ritz-Carlton (2010)

            Four Diamond recipients are:

            Boston            XV Beacon (2000)

                                    Ames Boston Hotel (2011)

                                    Battery Wharf, Boston Waterfront (2009)

                                    Boston Harbor Hotel (1987)

                                    Boston Park Plaza (2016)

                                    Copley Square Hotel (2010)

                                    Hilton Boston Logan Airport (2002)

                                    Hotel Commonwealth (2004)

                                    InterContinental Boston (2007)

                                    Kimpton Nine Zero Hotel (2002)

                                    Lowes Boston Hotel (2004)

                                    Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel (2010)

                                    Revere Hotel Boston Common (2012)

                                    Seaport Hotel & Seaport World Trade Center (2001)

                                    Taj Boston (2003)

                                    The Bostonian (2011)

                                    The Colonnade Hotel, Boston (2010)

                                    The Eliot Hotel (1999)

                                    The Envoy Hotel (2015)

                                    The Fairmont Copley Plaza (1994)

                                    The Godfrey Hotel (2016)

                                    The Lenox Hotel (1998)

                                    The Liberty (2008)

                                    The Westin Copley Place (2001)

                                    W Boston Hotel & Residences (2010)

                                    Westin Boston Waterfront (2006)

            Brewster         The Mansion at Ocean Edge (2013)

            Burlington     Archer Hotel (2018)

            Cambridge     Hotel Marlowe (2003)

                                    Hyatt Regency Cambridge (2011)

                                    Le Meridien Cambridge (2004)

                                    Royal Sonesta (2016)

                                    The Charles Hotel, Harvard Square (2000)

            Chatham        Captain’s House Inn (1986)

                                    Chatham Bars Inn Resort & Spa (2004)

                                    Chatham Inn at 359 Main (2018)

            Concord                     The Hawthorne Inn (2018)

            East Harwich             Wequasset Resort and Golf Club (2002)

            Edgartown                 The Charlotte Inn (2012)

            Foxboro                      Renaissance Boston Patriot Place Hotel (2010)

            Lenox                         Wheatleigh (2003)

            Lexington                   The Inn at Hastings Park (2016)

            Nantucket                  Greydon House (2017)

                                                The Nantucket Hotel & Resort (2014)

                                                The Wauwinet (2016)

                                                White Elephant (2009)

                                                White Elephant Village Inn – Residences (2010)

            Plymouth                   Mirbeau Inn & Spa at the Pinehills (2015)

            Provincetown             Crowne Pointe Historic Inn & Spa (2000)

            Somerville                  The Row Hotel at Assembly Row (2018)

            Waltham                    The Westin Waltham-Boston (2002)

            Worcester                  Beechwood Hotel (2010)

            The recipients will be honored by AAA this spring at luncheons in Boston and in the Berkshires. Recipients of Five and Four Diamond awards for restaurants will be announced mid-February.

            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 AAA member priorities.

            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. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on