Thirteen hotels in Southern California have received AAA’s top rating for 2018. The organization’s Wednesday announcement includes 121 Five Diamond hotels nationwide.
Less than half of 1% of the 27,000 hotels inspected and approved by the organization are awarded the designation.
These luxury hotels shouldn’t be a surprise either; they’ve all received Five Diamonds in the past.
Here are the 13 hotels and the lowest price for a night’s stay on Feb. 10 (unless otherwise noted):
— The Beverly Hills Hotel and Bungalows, 9641 Sunset Blvd., Beverly Hills, $645
— The Peninsula Beverly Hills, 9882 S. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, $506
— Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Golf Club & Spa, 7100 Aviara Resort Drive, Carlsbad, $359
— Monarch Beach Resort, 1 Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, $679
— The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, 1 Ritz-Carlton Drive, Dana Point, $649
— The Lodge at Torrey Pines, 11480 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, $419
— Montage Laguna Beach, 30801 S. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, $945
— Four Seasons Resort, The Biltmore Santa Barbara, 1260 Channel Ave., Santa Barbara, $745 in mid June. The hotel is currently closed to repair damage from the January mudslides in Montecito and Santa Barbara.
— The Resort at Pelican Hill, 22701 Pelican Hill Road South, Newport Beach, $725
— Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, 905 Country Club Road, Ojai, $409
— Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa, 5921 Valencia Circle, Rancho Santa Fe, $1,204
— Fairmont Grand Del Mar, 5300 Grand Del Mar Court, San Diego, $549
— Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village, 2 Dole Drive, Westlake Village, $399
Go to AAA’s website to find the latest Four- and Five-Diamond lists as well as how the organization inspects and rates hotels.