New York may be known for its dirty streets, but a survey published by AAA reveals that it is the top city for the cleanest hotels. According to its Best Of Housekeeping inspection, 161 of New York hotels met the high standard inspection.
While every hotel must meet expected standards of cleanliness and condition to qualify as AAA Inspected & Approved and receive a Diamond Rating. However, hotels awarded the Inspector’s Best Of Housekeeping designation significantly surpass expectations, as measured during a comprehensive, on-site inspection. All areas of the property must reflect this very high standard as AAA inspectors review for evidence of dirt, dust, pests, equipment performance and more.
“AAA has found that cleanliness and physical condition are consistently among the most important components travelers consider when looking for a hotel,” said Michael Petrone, AAA’s director of inspections and diamond ratings. “The vast majority of AAA Inspected & Approved hotels fall in the midscale, Three Diamond range, so those that earn the Inspector’s Best Of Housekeeping badge are a step above in a way that matters to today’s discerning traveler.”
In order for a city to receive the Inspector’s Best Of Housekeeping badge properties must demonstrate housekeeping excellence for two consecutive inspections and be free of AAA member complaints.
While New York, New York topped the list with 161 hotels passing the inspection, Houston wasn’t too far behind with 90 hotels passing the test. While cities like San Antonio and Nashville aren’t as big as New York they both passed their respective inspections, as well.