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

Herbfarm Restaurant In Woodinville Celebrates 15 Years As Only AAA 5 Diamond Restaurant In Northwest

BELLEVUE, Wash. — 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 NameYears as AAA Five DiamondCity
The Herbfarm Restaurant15Woodinville

AAA Four Diamond Awards – Lodging

Washington & Northern Idaho

Property NameYears as AAA Four DiamondCity
Northern Quest Resort & Casino7Airway Heights
Hotel Bellevue21Bellevue
Hyatt Regency Bellevue14Bellevue
The Westin Bellevue11Bellevue
Suncadia Resort8Cle Elum
The Coeur d’Alene Resort31Coeur d’Alene
The Heathman Hotel9Kirkland
WoodmarkHotel & Still Spa27Kirkland
Tulalip Resort Casino8Marysville
Colette’s Bed & Breakfast6Port Angeles
Sea Cliff Gardens Bed & Breakfast6Port Angeles
Kimpton Alexis Hotel Seattle34Seattle
Four Seasons Hotel Seattle8Seattle
Grand Hyatt Seattle15Seattle
Hotel 100010Seattle
KimptonHotel Monaco Seattle19Seattle
Hotel Vintage22Seattle
Hyatt at Olive 88Seattle
Pan Pacific Hotel Seattle10Seattle
Renaissance Seattle Hotel7Seattle
Sheraton Seattle Hotel33Seattle
The Arctic Club Seattle8Seattle
The Edgewater11Seattle
The Fairmont Olympic Hotel7Seattle
The Westin Seattle36Seattle
W Seattle1Seattle
Salish Lodge & Spa27Snoqualmie
The Davenport Tower3Spokane
The Davenport Grand2Spokane
The Historic Davenport Hotel14Spokane
Cameo Heights Mansion Bed & Breakfast3Touchet
Willows Lodge6Woodinville

AAA Four Diamond Awards – Restaurants

Washington & Northern Idaho

Property NameYears as AAA Four DiamondCity
Masselow’s7Airway Heights
Beverly’s28Coeur d’Alene
The Willows Inn on Lummi Island4Lummi Island
Tulalip Bay5Marysville
The Georgian28Seattle
The Dining Room at Salish Lodge &Spa26Snoqualmie
The Vine3Touchet
Sun Mountain Lodge Dining Room16Winthrop
About AAA Washington:

AAA Washington was established in 1904 by 10 prominent Seattleites determined to champion the betterment of motoring conditions and laws, the preservation of Washington state’s natural beauty and the promotion of Washington as an unrivaled tourist destination. Nearly 120 years later, the club continues to pursue these on behalf of its 1.2 million members. 

Members of AAA Washington receive exclusive benefits, including roadside assistance, discounts on hotels and rental cars, comprehensive insurance options, and personalized trip planning. AAA Washington was named a Best Place to Work by Puget Sound Business Journal and voted the best Travel/Tourism Company by 425 Business readers in 2023, and AAA was named one of the most trusted travel and automotive brands in the U.S. Additional information is available through the company’s Washington and northern Idaho stores and at 

About AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety:

Established in 1947 by AAA, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety is a nonprofit, publicly funded, 501(c)(3) charitable research and educational organization. The AAA Foundation’s mission is to prevent traffic deaths and injuries by conducting research into their causes and by educating the public about strategies to prevent crashes and reduce injuries when they do occur. This research is used to develop educational materials for drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists and other road users. Visit

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