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.

Westin Arlington Gateway - Washington D.C.
Westin Arlington Gateway, Washington, DC is a sophisticated, vibrant,  luxury hotel, located two blocks from the Ballston Metro Station, with direct access to Washington, D.C.
After a long day, sink into a Westin Heavenly® Bed or linger in a Heavenly® Bath in the soothing environment of your guest room.

This property is featured on our "Hidden Gems of Washington D.C." tour.

Majestic View Lodge - Springdale, UT
The Majestic View Lodge is situated on a knoll at the entrance to Zion Canyon in the southern Utah town of Springdale. Less than three miles from our door is the south entrance to Zion National Park, one of the most frequently visited, and truly inspiring National Parks. The Park and Town of Springdale are accessible, in season, by a free shuttle which leaves regularly from our property. Off season, private vehicles are permitted on all Park roads.

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

Novotel Hotel - Melbourne, Australia
A 4 star hotel in the heart of Melbourne, the contemporary Novotel Melbourne on Collins is perfectly positioned on stylish Collins Street. Be it the diverse range of heritage listed buildings, theatres, boutiques, large department stores or renowned parks and gardens, the best of Melbourne is easily accessible from our Collins Street hotel by foot or a short tram ride away. The iconic MCG, Rod Laver Arena, Tennis Centre, Etihad Stadium, Princess Theatre, Her Majesty's Theatre, Regent Theatre and Federation Square are all within close proximity to the property.

The hotel offers 380 beautifully appointed Collins Street hotel rooms and suites - each peaceful space designed for natural living. Comprising of nine dedicated conference and event spaces, business centre, Lane Cafe and Bar, fitness centre and direct access to Australia on Collins shopping centre, Novotel Melbourne on Collins is a preferred destination for both business and leisure travellers.

This property is featured on our "Australia & New Zealand" tour.

Marriott Fallsview Niagara 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 our 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, we offer gourmet cuisine at the award-winning Terrapin Grille Fallsview Restaurant. Each mouth-watering menu was created to reflect our regional harvests. Take time to relax, refresh and revive in our full-service Serenity Spa By The Falls. Delight your senses while enjoying our rejuvenating treatments. 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 & 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 “My Kind of Town: Chicago” 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 - Wegen, 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.

Victoria 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 “Savannah and Charleston” Tour.

Toronto Marriott - Toronto
Placed in the heart of downtown, Toronto Marriott features luxurious accommodations within walking distance of the CN Tower, Rogers Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto General Hospital, Ryerson University and world-famous shopping of Eaton Centre. With golf courses,horseback riding, hiking trails, theaters and so much more available within a few miles from the hotel, you sure won't have a loss of things to do.

At the end of the day, guests can indulge in casually upscale cuisine at Trios Bistro, workout in our health club or relax by our 18th floor pool overlooking Downtown Toronto.

This property is featured on our "French Canada & Noagara Falls" 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.