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March/April 2016 Issue

Trust AAA Diamonds to find hotels, restaurants

Reviews on products and services are easy to find these days, but it's not easy to determine which reviews you can trust because you typically don't know the source.

When searching for hotels and restaurants, however, members can rely on AAA's Diamond rating system because it involves on-site inspections that are anonymous and unannounced to ensure a typical guest experience.

From One to Five Diamonds, the ratings show where establishments fit in the spectrum from basic to luxury based on the extensiveness of services, facilities, and amenities. The ratings guide members in selecting establishments to match their needs. Very few earn Five Diamonds, but those that earn Four Diamonds offer a high level of attention to detail.

AAA is proud to salute the following Four Diamond recipients in our area. Only about 6 percent of the 28,000 AAA-rated lodgings and 2 percent of the 30,000 AAA-rated restaurants were awarded the prestigious designation for 2016.


Eureka Springs B&B
• Angel at Rose Hall

Fayetteville hotel
• Pratt Place Inn

Little Rock hotels
• The Capital Hotel
• The Empress of Little Rock

Johnson restaurant
• James at the Mill

Little Rock restaurant
• One Eleven at the Capital


Baton Rouge hotels
• L’Auberge Casino Hotel Baton Rouge
• Renaissance Baton Rouge

French Quarter hotels
• Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel New Orleans
• Hotel Monteleone
• Le Méridien New Orleans
• Omni Royal Orleans Hotel
• Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans
• The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans
• The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel
• The Westin New Orleans Canal Place

Lafayette hotel
• Carriage House Hotel

New Orleans hotels
• Harrah's Hotel New Orleans
• Hilton New Orleans Riverside
• Hilton New Orleans St. Charles Avenue
• Hyatt Regency New Orleans
• InterContinental New Orleans
• JW Marriott New Orleans
• Le Pavillon Hotel
• Loews New Orleans Hotel
• New Orleans Marriott Metairie at Lakeway
• Omni Riverfront Hotel
• Omni Royal Crescent Hotel
• Renaissance New Orleans Arts Hotel
• Renaissance New Orleans Pere Marquette Hotel
• Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
• Windsor Court Hotel

Shreveport hotel
• Eldorado Resort Casino Shreveport

White Castle hotel
• Nottoway Plantation & Resort

French Quarter restaurant
• Restaurant R’evolution

New Orleans restaurants
• Commander's Palace
• Emeril's
• Emeril's Delmonico Restaurant
• M Bistro
• Restaurant August
• Root
• The Grill Room


Biloxi hotels
• Beau Rivage Resort & Casino
• Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi
• IP Casino Resort Spa
• Palace Casino Resort Hotel

Greenwood hotel
• The Alluvian Hotel

Jackson hotel
• Fairview Inn

Natchez hotel
• Monmouth Historic Inn

Biloxi restaurants
• BR Prime
• Jia
• thirty-two
• Tien

Hattiesburg restaurant
• Purple Parrot Café

Where to find AAA Diamond ratings

• AAA Mobile® app
• desktop and mobile versions of the TripTik® Travel Planner online mapping tool
• online at
• AAA TourBook® guides available at AAA offices


The Purple Parrot Café in Hattiesburg, Miss., has been a AAA Four Diamond recipient since 2008. Purple Parrot Café photo


Discover the distinct value of your membership card

To help members find out how often they can pull their membership cards out of their wallets to save money and make their lives easier, AAA will host several Maximize Your Membership meetings this spring. You'll learn about retail discounts, travel and automotive services, and more. Please RSVP to these free and informal meetings.

• Saturday, March 1, at 10 a.m. in Little Rock, Ark., at 9116 Rodney Parham, (501) 223-9222, Ext. 101
• Thursday, March 17, at 10 a.m. in Southaven, Miss., at 7111 Southcrest Pkwy., (662) 349-4021, Ext. 0
• Thursday, March 24, at 6 p.m. in Shreveport, La., at 6570 Youree Drive, (318) 797-0262, Ext. 0
• Monday, April 4, at 5:30 p.m. in Baton Rouge, La., at 5454 Bluebonnet Blvd., (225) 293-1200, Ext. 0
• Monday, April 4, at 5:30 p.m. in Metairie, La., at 3445 N. Causeway Blvd., (504) 838-7500, Ext. 0
• Monday, April 4, at 5:30 p.m. in Jackson, Miss., at 900 E. County Line Road, (601) 957-8484, Ext. 0
• Monday, April 4, at 5:30 p.m. in Slidell, La., at 1300 Gause Blvd., (985) 781-7068, Ext. 0
• Tuesday, April 12, at 6 p.m. in Bentonville, Ark., at 1501 SE Walton Blvd., (479) 254-9223, Ext. 101
• Tuesday, April 12, at 6 p.m. in Fayetteville, Ark., at 3595-6 N. Shiloh Drive, (479) 444-9222, Ext. 107


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