Best hotels in Arizona: AAA names Five, Four Diamond properties for 2014

PHOENIX - AAA Arizona just released its 2014 list of Five and Four Diamond properties across Arizona.

This year, five hotel properties were given Five Diamond status, with all of them in Scottsdale.

According to AAA's website, the Five Diamond properties provide "ultimate luxury, sophistication and comfort with extraordinary physical attributes, meticulous personalized service, extensive amenities and impeccable standards of excellence."

You can learn more about the Diamond rating system on AAA.com.

Check out the full list of AAA Arizona's 2014 Diamond properties, so you can start planning your next staycation. Or if you have friends and family visiting from out of town, you can use this as a guide to recommend places to stay!

2014 FIVE DIAMOND RESTAURANTS

Chandler:

Kai (8 years as diamond recipient)

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2014 FIVE DIAMOND HOTELS AND RESORTS

Scottsdale:

--Fairmont Scottsdale Princess (23 years as diamond recipient)

--Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North (13 years as diamond recipient)

--The Canyon Suites at The Phoenician (7 years as diamond recipient)

--The Phoenician (10 years as diamond recipient)

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2014 FOUR DIAMOND HOTELS AND RESORTS

Chandler:

--Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa (11 years as diamond recipient)

--Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino (3 years as diamond recipient)

Glendale:

--Renaissance Glendale Hotel & Spa (6 years as diamond recipient)

Litchfield Park:

--The Wigwam (10 years as diamond recipient)

Marana:

--The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain (4 years as diamond recipient)

Oro Valley:

--Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort (30 years as diamond recipient)

Paradise Valley:

--Montelucia Resort & Spa (5 years as diamond recipient)

--Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain (12 years as diamond recipient)

Phoenix:

--Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, A Waldorf Astoria Resort (10 years as diamond recipient)

--Arizona Grand Resort & Spa (12 years as diamond recipient)

--JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa (11 years as diamond recipient)

--Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort (7 years as diamond recipient)

--Royal Palms Resort and Spa (16 years as diamond recipient)

--Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel (5 years as diamond recipient)

--The Westin Phoenix Downtown (3 years as diamond recipient)

Scottsdale:

--Doubletree Resort by Hilton Paradise Valley-Scottsdale (7 years as diamond recipient)

--FireSky Resort & Spa, A Kimpton Hotel (8 years as diamond recipient)

--Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas (11 years as diamond recipient)

--Hotel Valley Ho (8 years as diamond recipient)

--Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch (26 years as diamond recipient)

--JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa (2 years as diamond recipient)

--Radisson Fort McDowell Resort & Casino (8 years as diamond recipient)

--Scottsdale Marriott at McDowell Mountains (11 years as diamond recipient)

--Scottsdale Resort & Conference Center (10 years as diamond recipient)

--Talking Stick Resort (3 years as diamond recipient)

--The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa (11 years as diamond recipient)

--The Westin Kierland Villas (6 years as diamond recipient)

--W Scottsdale (5 years as diamond recipient)

Sedona:

--Adobe Grand Villas (10 years as diamond recipient)

--El Portal Sedona Hotel (3 years as diamond recipient)

--Enchantment Resort and Mii amo Spa (26 years as diamond recipient)

--L'Auberge de Sedona Inn and Spa (11 years as diamond recipient)

--Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa (8 years as diamond recipient)

Tempe:

Tempe Mission Palms Hotel (4 years as diamond recipient)

Tucson:

Arizona Inn (10 years as diamond recipient)

Casino del Sol Resort-Spa-Conference Center-AVA Amphitheater (2 years as diamond recipient)

Loews Ventana Canyon (29 years as diamond recipient)

Omni Tucson National Resort (5 years as diamond recipient)

The Lodge at Ventana Canyon (18 years as diamond recipient)

The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa (12 years as diamond recipient)

Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa (5 years as diamond recipient)

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2014 FOUR DIAMOND RESTAURANTS

Chandler:

--Cork Restaurant (4 years as diamond recipient)

Paradise Valley:

--Elements (12 years as diamond recipient)

--LON's at the Hermosa (8 years as diamond recipient)

--Prado (4 years as diamond recipient)

Phoenix:

--Different Pointe of View (24 years as diamond recipient)

--noca (4 years as diamond recipient)

--Quiessence (4 years as diamond recipient)

--T. Cook's (10 years as diamond recipient)

Scottsdale:

--BLT Steak (5 years as diamond recipient)

--Bourbon Steak (6 years as diamond recipient)

--Deseo (11 years as diamond recipient)

--J&G Steakhouse (5 years as diamond recipient)

--Palm Court (10 years as diamond recipient)

--Sassi Ristorante (5 years as diamond recipient)

--Talavera (6 years as diamond recipient)

Sedona:

--L'Auberge Restaurant on Oak Creek (24 years as diamond recipient)

Tucson:

--GOLD (20 years as diamond recipient)

--Main Dining Room at the Arizona

Inn (8 years as diamond recipient)

--Primo (9 years as diamond recipient)

--The Grill at Hacienda del Sol (3 years as diamond recipient)

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