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August 15, 2017
AAA Launches 'Best of' Designation to Help Travelers

On-Site Inspections Reveal the ‘Best Of’ One, Two and Three Diamonds

AAA today unveiled a new “Best Of” designation for its Diamond-Rated hotels and restaurants.

The “Best Of” designation highlights hotels and restaurants at the One, Two and Three Diamond levels. Establishments at these levels are most frequently visited by travelers who book a vacation with AAA, accounting for 90 percent of hotels and 97 percent of restaurants inspected by AAA every year.

In North Dakota the establishments currently receiving the "best of" designation are: Fairfield Inn by Marriott, Grand Forks; AmericInn Hotel & Suite, Fargo South; The Chuckwagon, Medora; AmericInn Lodge & Suites, Valley City; and Lucky Duck's Deli & Catering, Peacock Alley American Grill & Bar, and The Toasted Frog, all in Bismarck.

Currently only 7 percent of the 59,000 AAA Diamond-Rated hotels and restaurants have earned the “Best Of” distinction. These establishments received overall ratings in the top 20 percentile for their Diamond Rating level, no member complaints in the past 12 months, and for hotels only, are A-Rated for cleanliness and condition.

“Whether you are traveling close to home or somewhere new, finding a good hotel or restaurant is not always easy,” said Vicky Evans, Assistant Vice President, Travel Sales Development, AAA - The Auto Club Group. “The addition of the ‘Best Of’ series will help both AAA members and non-members easily find a top-rated establishment, with more casual and affordable options that comfortably fit their needs.”

Travelers can find selections at


Gene LaDoucer
phone: 701.893.3759
About The Auto Club Group
The Auto Club Group (ACG) is the second largest AAA club in North America.  ACG and its affiliates provide membership, insurance, financial services and travel offerings to over 9.4 million members across eleven states and two U.S. territories including Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands; most of Illinois and Minnesota; and a portion of Indiana.  ACG belongs to the national AAA federation with more than 57.7 million members in the United States and Canada and whose mission includes protecting and advancing freedom of mobility and improving traffic safety. Motorists can map a route, identify gas prices, find discounts, book a hotel, and access AAA roadside assistance with the AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android. Learn more at AAA clubs can be visited on the Internet at

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