Two Disney Beach Resorts Earn AAA Four Diamond Award Rating

Disney Beach Resorts earn AAA 4 Diamond Award (Aulani pictured)

Disney Aulani in Hawaii and Disney’s Vero Beach Resort in Florida have both earned the Coveted AAA Four Diamond Award Rating in 2017

When it comes to Deluxe Disney Resort hotels, most travellers immediately think of those at Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort. However, Disney also owns and operates a small handful of luxurious beach resorts and two of them have received well-deserved honours in 2017.

One of the most respected third-party rating systems in the travel industry is the AAA Diamond Award Rating. AAA assesses nearly 28,000 hotels and resorts each year to make up its annual list of the Diamond Award recipients.

For 2017, there are two Disney Beach Resort Hotels on the AAA list of Four Diamond Rated properties.

The two Disney Beach Resort hotels receiving the prestigious AAA Four Diamond Award Rating for 2017 are:

  • Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa (4 Diamond Rated since 2012)
  • Disney’s Vero Beach Resort (4 Diamond Rated since 2017)

The brackets indicate the year that each hotel received it’s first AAA Four Diamond Rating and has consecutively appeared on the list. With 5 consecutive years as a AAA Four Diamond Rated property, Disney’s Aulani Resort & Spa has been on this list since the year it opened.

Disney's Vero Beach Resort, AAA Four Diamond Award.

Disney’s Vero Beach Resort has earned a spot on the coveted AAA Four Diamond Award list for the first time in 2017. This is an excellent resort, well deserving of the honour.

Disney Aulani is a stellar property located in the upscale enclave of Ko Olina on Oahu. Disney’s Vero Beach Resort is a relatively unknown, but exceptional resort located on the Atlantic Ocean in Vero Beach, Florida. Both of these are Disney beach resorts that I frequent quite regularly and I can attest first-hand that they are well deserving of these honours.

Only 5.9% of the 28,000 hotels and resorts inspected for AAA Diamond Award consideration actually receive a Four Diamond Award Rating, so this is quite an achievement for these luxury Disney resort hotels.

How the AAA Diamond Ratings are Awarded

AAA 4 Diamond AwardAccording to AAA, the “AAA Diamond ratings for hotels represent a combination of the overall quality, range of facilities, and level of services offered by the property. The descriptive ratings are assigned exclusively to properties that meet and uphold AAA’s rigorous Approval standards.”

In the case of the Four Diamond Award, AAA describes the hotel recipients in this category as having the following qualities:

“Refined, stylish with upscale physical attributes, extensive amenities and a high degree of hospitality, service and attention to detail.”

Interested in Planning a Luxury Disney Beach Vacation?

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Mike Belobradic: The Finer Side of Disney Travel
Canadian Luxury Travel Agent – Deluxe Disney Travel Specialist