AAA Four Diamond Properties Announced

AAA Four Diamond Properties Announced

Upstate New York hotels and restaurants nationally recognized for excellence
Elizabeth Carey
4 Diamond

AAA Western and Central New York is proud to announce its Four Diamond hotel and restaurant properties! These properties are part of a select group representing the top tier of the hospitality industry in North America. Overall, just 1,718 hotels and 682 restaurants have earned the AAA Four Diamond designation for 2020. 

Three restaurants in the Western and Central New York region have been awarded the prestigious distinction of Four Diamond status. Restaurants at this level, just 2.3% of the more than 30,000 AAA Diamond restaurant listings, feature distinctive fine dining, well-served amid upscale ambience.

Restaurants recognized in the AAA WCNY region include:

  • Oliver’s Restaurant, Buffalo (2017)
  • The Kitchen, Pittsford (2017)
  • Wildflowers at Turning Stone Resort Casino (2006)

Hotels at this level, which include just 6.5% of the nearly 27,000 AAA Diamond lodgings, are noted for their upscale style and amenities enhanced with the right touch of service.

Hotels recognized in the AAA WCNY region include the following:

  • 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel (2015)
  • Aurora Inn (2005)
  • E.B. Morgan House (2010)
  • Rowland House (2015)
  • The Tower Hotel at Turning Stone Resort Casino (2006)
  • Lodge at Turning Stone Resort Casino (2005)
  • Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel (2009)
  • Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino (2006)
  • The Mansion on Delaware Avenue (2003)
  • The Westin Buffalo (2017)
  • Marriott Syracuse Downtown (2017)
  • The Statler Hotel at Cornell University (2010)
  • Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel (2010)
  • 1795 Acorn Inn (1996)
  • Geneva-On-The-Lake (2001)
  • Mirbeau Inn & Spa (2004)
  • The Del Monte Lodge, A Renaissance Hotel & Spa (2010) 
The year next to the property name indicates the first year it received a current, consecutively maintained Diamond designation.

“AAA is pleased to recognize these establishments with Four Diamond status,” said Carol DiOrio, vice president of travel at AAA WCNY. “To uphold the exceptional standards required to attain this rating is an outstanding achievement. AAA Four Diamond hotels and restaurants go above and beyond, delivering memorable experiences.”

All Four Diamond properties (hotels and restaurants) in the WCNY region will be recognized by AAA WCNY at a private reception. Full details will be supplied to the media in coming weeks.

About AAA Diamond Ratings

For more than 80 years, AAA’s professional inspectors have conducted in-person property evaluations. AAA is the only entity using comprehensive, on-site professional hotel and restaurant evaluations guided by member priorities. AAA’s inventory includes some 60,000 Diamond hotels and restaurants across the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. Travelers can find AAA Diamond hotels and restaurants and inspector insight in AAA’s trip planning products: AAA Mobile app, AAA Travel Guides, TripTik Travel Planner and the AAA TourBook guides available to members at AAA offices. For more information, visit

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