“Long before there were websites, social networks and consumer reviews to help travelers find a clean hotel and a good meal, AAA inspectors were looking under beds and tasting the meatloaf all along North America’s roads.”

The 2020 AAA Four Diamond awards are out, and Louisville’s Brown Hotel scored a two-fer, appearing on both the restaurant and hotel lists. In all two restaurants and six hotels made the grade.

Louisville restaurants:

English Grill at the Brown Hotel

Louisville hotels:

21c Museum Hotel
The Brown Hotel
Embassy Suites by Hilton Louisville Downtown
Louisville Marriott Downtown
Louisville Marriott East
Omni Louisville Hotel

AAA representatives visit more than 60,000 establishments annually, and only 4.2% of them are designated as Four Diamond properties.