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Which D.C. Attractions Rate Four, Five Stars?

Carol Sottili

Mobil Travel Guide has announced its 2009 four- and five-star awards for hotels, spas and restaurants in North America. Just 72 made the five-star cut.

The Four Seasons in Washington, D.C. and the Inn at Little Washington in Washington, Va., received five stars, as did the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond. The restaurant at the Inn at Little Washington also received five stars.

Four-star awards went to five District hotels -- the Hay-Adams, Mandarin Oriental, Ritz-Carlton Georgetown, Ritz-Carlton Washington, and the St. Regis. The Ritz-Carlton properties in Arlington and McLean also received four stars; the only other Virginia hotel to get four stars was the Williamsburg Inn in Williamsburg.

Area restaurants that received four stars included Adour, CityZen, Michel Richard Citronelle and Palena, all in Washington. As for spas, the only local one to get four stars was the Spa at Mandarin Oriental.

This year's biggest winners were Sea Island Resorts, which won five stars for its hotels, restaurant and spa in Sea Island and St. Simons Island in Georgia, and Steve Wynn, who received five starts for his Tower Suites, Alex restaurant and Spa at Wynn in Las Vegas.

By Carol Sottili |  January 23, 2009; 9:05 AM ET  | Category:  Carol Sottili , Guidebooks
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The use of the word "attractions" got me thinking - are there official ratings for attractions?

It is probably every bit as important to pick a top rated zoo / theme park / museum / ski resort.
Golf digest has golf ratings, and fodors.com has star ratings (unclear how accurate). Others that are in that direction -

http://www.tripadvisor.com

http://www.tripcart.com/usa-regions/Capital,Places-to-Visit.aspx

Posted by: elliot123 | January 27, 2009 8:42 AM

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