AFC's Outstanding Hotels

Here is a sample of the outstanding 3 and 4 diamond hotels we include on each of our vacation programs. These properties are chosen for their excellent service, safe & convenient location, and ability to deliver a superior product and experience. These Hotel Diamond Ratings are based on the most recent AAA (American Automobile Association) Guidebooks.

Hampton Inn - Springdale, UT
Hampton Inn & Suites Springdale/Zion National Park is set amidst the towering red rock cliffs of Zion National Park, adjacent to the Virgin River, and only 1 mile from the park entrance. Discover the majesty of Zion and enjoy easy access to quaint shops, dining and attractions.

See the sights with two free shuttle services. Board the Springdale Shuttle to nearby attractions, including the Zion Visitors Center. The Zion Shuttle takes you from the Visitors Center to many spots within the park. Explore the numerous hiking and biking trails, and take your camera for some stunning photography. Bryce Canyon National Park and Grand Canyon National Park are also nearby.

Feel at home in a spacious guest room, featuring modern decor and amenities. Surf the web with free WiFi and watch movies on the 40-inch HDTV. Feel refreshed after a great night’s rest in a clean and fresh Hampton bed® and start the day right with Hampton’s hot breakfast.

This property is featured on our "Ultimate Canyonlands" tour.

Marriott on the Falls - Ontario, Canada
Just moments away from area attractions, casinos and the Scotiabank Convention Centre, Marriott on the Falls Hotel & Spa has the enviable distinction of being the closest hotel to Niagara Falls. Experience striking views in one of the 432 luxury Niagara Falls hotel’s guest rooms, overlooking the majestic falls with 207 suites, a lobby lounge, Starbucks, indoor pool, two whirlpools, sauna and steam room. One of the top luxury hotels in Niagara Falls, Canada, it offers gourmet cuisine at the award-winning Terrapin Grille Fallsview Restaurant. Each mouth-watering menu was created to reflect our regional harvests. The impressive Niagara Falls hotel and spa boasts more than 10,000 square feet of banquet and meeting space with natural lighting and a full view of Niagara Falls, making us the ideal hotel in Niagara Falls for any special event or function.

This property is featured on our "Niagara Falls & the Grand Hotel" & "French Canada & Niagara Falls" tours.

Palmer House Hilton - Chicago, IL
The Chicago Hotel the world knows best! Located in downtown Chicago, the hotel is near the Art Institute of Chicago, Grant Park, Millennium Park and Navy Pier. The Palmer House Hilton is ideally located in the heart of the Chicago Loop, and State Street and Michigan Avenue shopping is just outside the hotel door. Combining modern conveniences with over one hundred years of elegance, the Palmer House Hilton is sure to please. Rooms include Hilton’s new Serenity Dreams bed, 250 thread-count linens, personalized in-room listening available when using your iPods or CD players, and individually controlled heat/air conditioning.

This hotel is featured on our “Chicago All Access” tour.

Drury Inn - New Orleans, LA
Located in the historic Cumberland Phone Building just one block from the St. Charles trolley, the Drury Inn & Suites New Orleans offers convenient access to the Garden District and the French Quarter.

This property is featured on our "Azaleas, Plantations, & Cajuns" Tour.

Hotel Silberhorn - Wengen, Switzerland
The Hotel Silberhorn is a delightful three star hotel situated in the heart of the village. The house is in a very quiet area, away from the main road, yet only 2 short minutes from the railway station.

The recently extended dining room provides a spacious and elegant atmosphere while maintaining the warmth, character, and intimacy of the original building. There are two lounges (one which is non-smoking), a first floor television lounge and 30 comfortable individually designed bedrooms complete with satellite TV, radio, alarm clock, and hair dryer. Many of our rooms have balconies from which to view the magnificent scenery. Our helpful English-speaking staff offers the very finest professional Swiss service.

Owned and operated by Christian and Annemarie von Allmen, the Hotel Silberhorn has been family owned for generations. The von Allmen family looks forward to making your stay feel just like home.

This hotel is featured on our "Alpine Swiss Villages" tour.

Victorian Inn - Monterey, CA
Experience the pleasures of a seaside vacation when you stay at this boutique Monterey hotel. Bike along scenic coastal shores, kayak in the bay, sample some of the world's best wines, go whale watching, or picnic and fly kites on sun drenched beaches. Explore the expansive Monterey Bay Aquarium or the unique shops and restaurants along Cannery Row all within walking distance of the hotel.

This property is featured on our "Majestic Sierra Parks by Train" tour and our "Monterey New Year's Train" tour.

The Grand Hotel - Mackinac Island
Step back in time when arriving at The Grand Hotel, Mackinac’s finest resort property. Built in 1887, this hotel has 385 rooms that are each decorated differently. Featured in movies such as This Time for Keeps and Somewhere in Time, the hotel has views of The Mackinac Bridge, the longest suspension bridge in North America. Five U.S. Presidents, including Harry Truman, John Kennedy, Gerald Ford, George H.W. Bush, and Bill Clinton, have visited this historic hotel.

This hotel is featured on our “Niagara Falls and The Grand Hotel” tour.

Jekyll Island Club Hotel
Located on an island off Georgia’s historic southeastern coast, The Jekyll Island Club Hotel is the island’s only four star resort and National Historic Landmark. The 1886 Victorian-style hotel was originally an exclusive retreat for the rich, such as the Vanderbilts and the Rockefellers. Now, the hotel has 157 rooms and suites in five historic settings: the Clubhouse, the Annex, Sans Souci, Crane Cottage and Cherokee Cottage. The property also includes a lending library, five gift shops, an outdoor swimming pool, croquet lawn, putting green, fitness room, and wireless internet access.

This hotel is featured on our “Spring in Savannah and Charleston” Tour.

The Shawnee Inn - Poconos
The history of Shawnee is very important to us and we love to share it with our guests. We are reminded of our roots and what has been accomplished here. It all began in the late 1890s, when a native New Yorker and successful business owner, Charles Campbell Worthington, took up summer residence in Shawnee. An engineer and inventor by trade, C.C. Worthington was also an outdoorsman who’d never enjoyed urban living. Soon, he relocated to his summer home, and began to make his mark on the area. Among his legacies are Worthington Hall (home of the Shawnee Playhouse) and the Buckwood Inn (now Shawnee Inn).

This property is featured on our "Brandywine & the Poconos" tour.

Drury Plaza Hotel - San Antonio, TX
With direct access to the beautiful San Antonio River Walk, this hotel is a favorite on TripAdvisor. Visit the Market Square, known as “The Romantic Center of Mexican Culture,” The Alamo, San Antonio Zoo, or stroll along the River Walk for restaurants and shopping. It is certainly a fiesta during the Coronation of the Queen and the Fiesta Flambeau Parade.

This property is featured on our "San Antonio Spring Fiesta" tour.