Do you ever wonder how AAA rates hotels and restaurants?  I'm use ratings to help choose hotels when I travel, and loved getting a look at the process AAA uses. 

They teamed up with the Idaho Statesman who went along as one of AAA's inspectors showed up, unannounced, at the Grove Hotel.  The Grove has had a Four Diamond rating (second highest possible) from AAA, and this inspection allowed it to continue to hold that same status.

The only other equally rated hotel in the state of Idaho is the Couer d'Alene Resort.

To see how the inspection is carried out and find out more about the process, see the Idaho Statesman's story.