Rocky Gap Casino Resort near Cumberland, Md., and the Bavarian Inn in Shepherdstown, W.Va., have again earned the AAA Four Diamond Rating in the past 12 months.
Rocky Gap has received the rating each year since 2001, according to a AAA news release. It was one of nine Maryland hotels so honored.
The Bavarian Inn has received the rating each year since 1983 and was the only West Virginia hotel to get that rating this year.
Among Pennsylvania hotels, one, Falling Rock at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort near Farmington, received a Five Diamond Rating. It has received that mark each year since 2006. In addition, according to the AAA, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort received a Four Diamond Rating, which it has received each year since 2003.
In all, 32 Pennsylvania hotels received the Four Diamond Rating. Among them was the Omni Bedford Springs Resort & Spa in Bedford, Pa., which has earned the rating each year since 2009.
A total of 121 hotels throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean received the AAA Five Diamond Rating in the past 12 months, qualifying them for the 2018 Five Diamond Award list. AAA states that, “A Five Diamond hotel earns its designation by providing ultimate luxury, sophistication and comfort with extraordinary physical attributes, meticulous personalized service, extensive amenities and impeccable standards of excellence.”
Another 1,676 hotels throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean received the Four Diamond Rating in the past 12 months, qualifying them for the 2018 Four Diamond Award list. To earn a Four Diamond designation, “properties must be refined and stylish with upscale physical attributes, extensive amenities and a high degree of hospitality, service and attention to detail,” according to AAA.
“AAA Four Diamond recipients recognize the importance of customer satisfaction as they consistently deliver superior personal service, first-class amenities and impressive surroundings,” Ragina Cooper Averella, manager of public and government affairs for AAA Mid-Atlantic, said in a news release. “After 80 years, the AAA Diamond Ratings system continues to be recognized as the most trusted rating process for North American restaurants and lodgings.”