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The Williamsburg Inn earns the AAA/CAA five-diamond rating for the first time

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The Williamsburg Inn courtesy of The Wlliamsburg Inn

The Williamsburg Inn has earned the AAA/CAA five-diamond rating for the first time.

In winning the coveted ranking, the inn joins an elite circle of two other five-diamond properties in Virginia, the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond and the Inn at Little Washington in Washington.

AAA Inspectors characterized the Williamsburg Inn, within walking distance of the city's historic area,  as an experience that takes guests back in time with richly canopied beds, silk drapes and bedding, antiques and fine artwork.

AAA first began inspecting hotels and restaurants in 1937, the same year Virginia’s Williamsburg Inn opened. “It is exciting to see the Williamsburg Inn make the AAA/CAA Five Diamond Rating list this year,” Martha Mitchell Meade, manager of public and government affairs for AAA Mid-Atlantic, said in a statement.  “To achieve this level of hospitality is a significant accomplishment.”

According to AAA, hotels receiving a five-diamond rating undergo a number of checks and balances including in-person inspections, anonymous overnight stays and review by a panel of experts to ensure credibility. Fewer than half of 1 percent of the more than 27,000 AAA inspected and approved hotels receive five diamonds.

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