18 AAA Diamond-rated hotels you can trust for a great Valentine's Day getaway

Valentine's Day is a chance to reaffirm your love by getting away from the ordinary, and AAA Diamond hotel ratings are a great way to find the right spot. We look at just a few diamond-rated spots that have breathtaking views, elegant dining, and romantic atmospheres for a perfect Valentine's Day. Want more options? Search AAA Diamond-rated hotels near you.

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Southern California

Mr. C Beverly Hills

A rose garden lines the driveway leading to the hotel’s lobby lounge, which boasts a custom glass pool table. Guest rooms have a nautical feel with teak flooring and handsome leather furnishings. Some units offer beautiful vanities, jetted tubs, and twin balconies. A 4,500-square-foot pool deck offers lounge chairs and large private cabanas.

 

Four Diamonds. 1224 Beverwil Drive, Los Angeles
Book a stay at Mr. C Beverly Hills.


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The US Grant Hotel

Built in 1910, this landmark Edwardian-style hotel has a storied past, including playing host to presidents and dignitaries. Quality extends from the elegant lobby to the guest rooms and suites. The side entrance features what may be the hotel's most arresting attraction: an enormous original 1930s-era crystal chandelier that sparkles from a seemingly impossible number of facets.

Four Diamonds. 326 Broadway, San Diego 
Book a stay at The US Grant Hotel.

 

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The lobby of the US Grant Hotel
Hawaiʻi

Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach

Many different room types, all with upscale bathrooms, grace the floors of this modern hotel. Relax in a cabana or lounge chair after cooling off in the pool. At night, a fire pit makes for a relaxing ambience on the entertainment deck. Many rooms have great views of the ocean or Diamond Head, and you can request an ocean or mountain view when you book. 

 

Four Diamonds. 349 Seaside Ave., Honolulu
Book a stay at the Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach.


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Travaasa Hana Hotel

In a tranquil setting, the property features spacious guest rooms with no televisions or radios to distract from the peaceful ambience. Some cottages offer spectacular ocean views and decks. All units include a wet bar. For extra self-care, there are saline water pools and a lava rock hot tub for spa guests.

 

Four Diamonds. 5031 Hana Highway, Hana
Book a stay at the Travaasa Hotel Hana.

 

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The Travaasa Hotel Hana cottages
New Mexico

Hotel Andaluz

This historic hotel boasts stylish Andalusian-influenced décor throughout. Guest rooms feature contemporary, upscale appointments and amenities. Stroll around the hotel and discover hideaways and other surprises, such as the library with its cozy reading chairs and fireplace. Then rent a private casbah and let Hotel Andaluz create a special Valentine's evening.

 

Four Diamonds. 125 Second Street NW, Albuquerque
Book a stay at the Hotel Andaluz.


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El Monte Sagrado

Select from traditional guest rooms or several uniquely decorated adobe-style casitas that are decorated in various themes. Items from around the world are used in the décor schemes. Many rooms have private patios or balconies offering outstanding views. Enjoy the beautifully landscaped grounds or relax in their splendid full-service spa.

 

Four Diamonds. 317 Kit Carson Rd., Taos
Book a stay at El Monte Sagrado.

 

Photo credit: @elmontesagrado

Texas

The Joule

This hip and ultra-modern hotel features a lobby so striking it will stop you in your tracks. The rooms provide a contemporary aesthetic with lacquer and velvet finishes. The area around this hotel has been on a continuous upswing the past few years with the addition of restaurants and unique retail venues. Make sure to visit their Taschen Library: The books, visually stunning works of art unto themselves, make great gifts. 

 

Four Diamonds. 1530 Main Street, Dallas
Book a stay at The Joule.

 

Photo credit: @thejouledallas

Hotel Icon

The elegant hotel adds visual appeal with pops of red throughout the public areas. Comfortable bedding makes it easy to relax in the well-designed rooms where retro meets chic. And there's plenty to do nearby at attractions such as the House of Blues Houston, the Revention Music Center, and the Downtown Aquarium, to name just a few.

 

Four Diamonds. 220 Main Street, Houston
Book a stay at The Hotel Icon.

 

Photo credit: @hotel_icon

Missouri & Kansas

Magnolia Hotel St. Louis

This restored upscale boutique hotel boasts impressive architecture throughout the public areas. Many complimentary extras are offered, such as an evening reception with beer, wine, and soft drinks. This historic landmark property was built in 1924. Over the years it hosted many famous guests including Lyndon B. Johnson and Cary Grant, who even has a suite with his name on it. The property claims to be the first to begin the "chocolates on the pillow" trend at turn-down, instituted when it originally opened.

 

Four Diamonds. 421 N. Eighth Street, St. Louis
Book a stay at the Magnolia Hotel St. Louis.

 

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The Fontaine Country Club Plaza

This polished and sophisticated hotel is conveniently located at Country Club Plaza. The views from many guest rooms and the on-site restaurant are unequaled by any other hotel in the city, and it's within walking distance of several fashionable shops and entertainment venues. Enjoy the serenity garden on the grounds and the European-style brunch space. Rooms are spacious with large televisions, first-class linens, and oversize showers. 

 

Four Diamonds. 901 W. 48th Place, Kansas City
Book a stay at The Fontaine Country Club Plaza.

 

Photo credit: @thefontainehotel

Alabama

Grand Bohemian Hotel Mountain Brook

This impressive property is well-decorated with custom artwork around every corner and a spacious fitness center. The guest rooms offer upscale stereos, roomy work areas, and luxurious bedding. The on-site restaurant is a wonderful place to spend the evening, and it has a special Valentine's Day menu. It offers a variety of amenities, including a chilled wine bar, wine blending classes, cooking classes, billiards, a rooftop patio, and a private dining room. 

 

Four Diamonds. 2655 Lane Park Rd., Birmingham
Book a stay at the Grand Bohemian Hotel Mountain Brook.

 

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Fort Conde Inn

This beautifully restored property offers period-style rooms in its main house. The quaint vintage neighborhood includes a variety of accommodations, such as suites, cottages, and modest units. Built in 1836 by the third mayor of Mobile, the inn is the city's second-oldest home. The complex has brick-paved streets and vintage-style, metal gas streetlights, which create an ambience of a bygone era. Cooked-to-order gourmet breakfast is prepared daily by the resident chef. 

 

Four Diamonds. 165 St. Emanuel Street, Mobile
Book a stay at the Fort Conde Inn.

 

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Ohio & Pennsylvania

Omni William Penn Hotel

This traditionally styled hotel offers rooms with oak furnishings and floral-patterned accents. The underground bar, Speakeasy, hearkens to the Prohibition era and is known for its drink program. The expansive lobby offers ample seating areas plus shops, a coffee bar, and restaurant. The Terrace Room restaurant also has a special menu for Valentine's Day weekend.

 

Four Diamonds. 530 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh
Book a stay at the Omni William Penn Hotel.

 

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The Metropolitan at the 9

This hotel features glamorous décor that is thoroughly modern and just a bit saucy. Guest rooms have plush seating and luxurious bedding. Bathrooms, with frosted glass showers, have a sensual appeal. Many of the rooms have an open floor plan where the shower is next to the sleeping area—great if your mind is on romance. A must-see is the basement-level Vault lounge, a dark and moody speakeasy with original bank vault doors. The rooftop café and lounge, open in summer, offers terrific views of the city. 

 

Four Diamonds. 2017 E. Ninth Street, Cleveland
Book a stay at The Metropolitan at the 9.

 

Photo credit: @the9cle

Tidewater Virginia

The Cavalier

Sitting on a grassy hill, this grand hotel was reborn in 2018 with a distinctive style that melds the past and the future. Enjoy strolling the gardens or touring the onsite bourbon distillery. Elegant rooms recall the glamorous past era with contemporary vibrant paintings and marble-clad bathrooms. Relax in rockers or Adirondack chairs on the lawn and enjoy the stars and sea breeze.

Four Diamonds. 4200 Atlantic Ave., Virginia Beach
Book a stay at The Cavalier, an Autograph Collection Hotel.

 

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Page House Inn

Once on the verge of condemnation, this Georgian Revival mansion was restored in 1990 and now shines with detailed woodwork and antiques. The B&B sits in a historic neighborhood near The Hague. Guest room décor varies, but some feature canopy beds, whirlpool tubs, claw-foot tubs, and soaking tubs. Go for a walk along the waterfront or visit the nearby Chrysler Museum of Art.

Three Diamonds. 323 Fairfax Ave., Norfolk
Call 1-757-233-3800 to book a stay at the Page House Inn.

Northern New England

Hotel Vermont

This hotel uses natural materials to enhance your Vermont experience. Artisanal touches are featured in the artwork, bedding, furniture, and giftware. Many rooms have trundle beds. Guest room highlights include Vermont-made linens and woolen bed scarfs and robes. Each floor has a public pantry with coffeemakers and tea. Enjoy the fine view of Lake Champlain from the rooftop terrace. 

 

Three Diamonds. 41 Cherry Street, Burlington
Book a stay at the Hotel Vermont.

 

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Portland Harbor Hotel

This property has a 19th-century feel but with modern-day amenities and comforts. Enjoy the greenery on the lovely patio and the relaxing fire pit. The hotel's plush guest rooms and upscale touches are perfect for a high-class getaway. The hotel's in-house BlueFin restaurant serves local Maine seafood sourced from just a block away at the Portland waterfront.

Four Diamonds. 468 Fore Street, Portland
Book a stay at the Portland Harbor Hotel.

 

Photo credit: @portlandharborhotel

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