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Planning an elegant Valentine's surprise? Check out the AAA Four Diamond Award winners.

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The Alderbrook Resort & Spa is an elegant, rustic retreat located in Union on the picturesque Hood Canal.

If you're looking for an elegant and romantic Valentine's Day experience, look no further than the list of AAA Four Diamond Award winners! This prestigious collection of lodgings and restaurants are distinguished by an upscale, refined atmosphere, exceptional service and extensive amenities. They have also been meticulously inspected and reviewed by a trusted source: AAA. Washington State is home to one AAA Five Diamond restaurant (the Herbfarm in Woodinville), which is the only AAA Five Diamond Award winner in all of the Northwest states. Washington also boasts 36 lodgings and nine restaurants who have earned a AAA Four Diamond award, including two new additions for 2019: the Alderbrook Resort & Spa in Union, and Café Juanita in Kirkland.

The Alderbrook Resort & Spa is an elegant, rustic retreat located in Union on the picturesque Hood Canal. The resort blends the peace of tranquility of nature with the refinement of luxury accommodations and amenities, creating a space where you can totally get away from it all. You can hike through more than five miles of wooded nature trails in the forest behind the lodge; kayak in the still waters of the canal; embark on a geocaching adventure; relax with a massage at the Spa; swim in the indoor, heated pool; and wind down by roasting s'mores around one of the outdoor fire pits. Their sumptuous guest rooms were recently redone with fresh paint and new linens, carpets, upholstery and technology. And through the Alderbrook's pet program, even your four-legged family members will be welcomed and pampered during their stay.

Café Juanita was opened by Chef Holly Smith in the spring of 2000 and highlights her passion for the foods of northern Italy, as interpreted by ingredients from Italy and local Pacific Northwest flavors. The menu constantly evolves to feature in-season, fresh produce, meats and seafood from sustainable growers. And since no Italian meal is complete without a complimentary vino, Café Juanita also features an award-winning wine list. The restaurant is located on the banks of Juanita Creek in Kirkland and recently underwent a complete renovation; guests now enjoy inviting, mid-century indoor dining spaces and a secluded outdoor patio. The restaurant has received high praise and was recently nominated for Outstanding Service and Outstanding Restaurant by the James Beard Foundation.

AAA's professionally-trained inspectors have been evaluating properties across the US, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean for more than 80 years using the AAA Diamond rating system. If you're heading out of town soon and are looking for an amazing lodging or dining experience, check out AAA's Four and Five Diamond properties and restaurants.

AAA Five Diamond Properties/Lodgings in Washington

WOODINVILLE

  • The Herbfarm Restaurant (2002)


AAA Four Diamond Lodgings in Washington

AIRWAY HEIGHTS

  • Northern Quest Resort & Casino (2010)
  • Masselow's Steakhouse (2010)


BELLEVUE

  • Bellevue Club Hotel (1996)
  • Hyatt Regency Bellevue (2003)
  • The Westin Bellevue (2006)
  • W Bellevue (2017)


CLE ELUM

  • Suncadia Resort (2009)


KIRKLAND

  • The Heathman Hotel (2008)
  • Woodmark Hotel & Still Spa (1990)
  • Cafe Juanita (2018)


LUMMI ISLAND

  • The Willows Inn on Lummi Island (2013)


MARYSVILLE

  • Tulalip Resort Casino (2009)


PORT ANGELES

  • Colette's Bed & Breakfast (2011)
  • Sea Cliff Gardens Bed & Breakfast (2011)


RENTON

  • Hyatt Regency Lake Washington at Seattle's Southport (2017)


SEATTLE

  • Fairmont Olympic Hotel (2010)
  • Four Seasons Hotel Seattle (2009)
  • Grand Hyatt Seattle (2002)
  • Hyatt Olive 8 (2009)
  • Inn At The Market (2017)
  • Kimpton Alexis Hotel Seattle (1983)
  • Kimpton Hotel Monaco Seattle (1998)
  • Kimpton Hotel Vintage Seattle (1993)
  • Loews Hotel 1000 (2007)
  • Motif Seattle (2017)
  • Pan Pacific Hotel Seattle (2007)
  • Renaissance Seattle Hotel (2010)
  • Sheraton Grand Seattle (1984)
  • The Arctic Club Seattle-a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel (2009)
  • The Edgewater (2006)
  • The Westin Seattle (1981)
  • W Seattle (2016)
  • Altura (2013)
  • Canlis (1999)
  • The Georgian (1989)


SNOQUALMIE

  • Salish Lodge & Spa (1990)
  • The Dining Room - Salish Lodge & Spa (1991)


SPOKANE

  • The Davenport Grand, Autograph Collection (2015)
  • The Davenport Tower, Autograph Collection (2014)
  • The Historic Davenport Hotel, Autograph Collection (2003)


TOUCHET

  • Cameo Heights Mansion Bed & Breakfast (2014)
  • The Vine at Cameo Heights Mansion (2014)


UNION

  • Alderbrook Resort & Spa (2018)


WINTHROP

  • Sun Mountain Lodge Dining Room (2001)


WOODINVILLE

  • Willows Lodge (2011)


AAA Four Diamond Lodgings in Washington

AIRWAY HEIGHTS

  • Masselow's Steakhouse (2010)


KIRKLAND

  • Cafe Juanita (2018)*


LUMMI ISLAND

  • The Willows Inn on Lummi Island (2013)


SEATTLE

  • Altura (2013)
  • Canlis (1999)
  • The Georgian (1989)


SNOQUALMIE

  • The Dining Room - Salish Lodge & Spa (1991)


TOUCHET

  • The Vine at Cameo Heights Mansion (2014)


WINTHROP

  • Sun Mountain Lodge Dining Room (2001)

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