AAA Five-Diamond Hotels and Resorts 2018

Award-Winning Accommodations

Kimpton Seafire Resort

 Kimpton.

AAA named 121 exceptional hotels and resorts to its list of Five Diamond hotels in the USA, Canada, the Caribbean and Mexico for 2018. Year to year, the list doesn't change much, as hotels and resorts strive to maintain this prestigious designation. Still, there's always movement, and here's the lowdown on the winners and losers along with this year's list.

New Winners in 2018

If the number of new hotels and resorts in a destination indicate that it's hot, then New York — which added the high-tech (and astronomically expensive) Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown and The Langham, New York, Fifth Avenue overlooking the Empire State Building indicate the city is sizzling.

The only hotter destination is Mexico, where three new resorts were added to AAA's 2018 Five-Diamond list: Grand Luxxe Riviera Maya in Playa del Carmen, Grand Velas Los Cabos and Esperanza An Auberge Resort.

Other resort properties for couples who appreciate Five-Star fabulousness include the stylish oceanfront Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa on Seven Mile Beach, Cayman Islands. And in the United States, The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas and Williamsburg Inn in Virginia, represent modern elegance.

Losers in 2018

Hotel managers at the following are sniffling into their handkerchiefs:  Viceroy L'Ermitage Beverly Hills, Four Seasons Hotel Miami, and Waldorf-Astoria Chicago all descended to the Four-Diamond list (not that there's any shame in that). In addition, two deflagged Trump hotels, New York's Trump SoHo and Toronto's Trump International, have dropped their associations with the unpopular former builder, adapted new names (The Dominick in NYC and Adelaide Hotel Toronto) and sacrificed their spots on the Five-Diamond list.

2018 AAA Five-Diamond List

CONNECTICUT
Winvian Farm - Morris

RHODE ISLAND
Ocean House

TENNESSEE
The Hermitage Hotel - Nashville

UTAH
Montage Deer Valley - Park City
St. Regis Deer Valley - Park City 

Williamsburg Inn - new this year

WISCONSIN
The American Club - Kohler

C A N A D A

BRITISH COLUMBIA
Shangri-la Hotel Vancouver 

C A R I B B E A N

ANTIGUA
Jumby Bay

M E X I C O

Grand Luxxe - Riviera Maya - new this year

Grand Velas  - Los Cabos - new this year