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AAA just released its rankings for the cities and states with the cleanest hotel rooms.
New York City boasts the most clean hotel rooms of any city in the country, with 161 hotels that scoring in the top 25% of AAA’s “Best of Housekeeping” inspection results. Its inspectors scour rooms for dirt, dust and pests and checks to make sure all equipment in the room is in working order.
Houston finished second with qualifying hotels and Washington was third.
Conspicuously absent from the AAA rankings? Las Vegas, which has the most hotel rooms of any city in America with 150,000 rooms and Chicago, which has more than 100,000.
California, which landed two cities in the top 10, claimed bragging rights as the highest-ranked state with 982 hotels in the top 25%.
Florida, home to the No. 4 city of Orlando and Disney World, took second with 485 and Texas, which had three cities in the top 10, was third with 468.
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Cities with the cleanest hotel rooms
1. New York (161)
2. Houston (90)
3. Washington (78)
4. Orlando, Florida (69)
5. Charlotte, North Carolina (68)
6. Austin, Texas (63)
7. Nashville, Tennessee (61)
8. San Diego (60)
9. Anaheim, California (50)
10. San Antonio (49)
States with cleanest hotel rooms
1. California (982)
2. Florida (485)
3. Texas (468)
4. North Carolina (458)
5. New York (406)
6. Virginia (328)
7. Pennsylvania (281)
8. Tennessee (268)
9. Maryland (238)
10. Massachusetts (215)
About AAA’s rankings
“AAA has found that cleanliness and physical condition are consistently among the most important components travelers consider when looking for a hotel. This new designation identifies hotels with exceptional practices,” said Michael Petrone, director, AAA Inspections & 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.”
According to AAA, qualifying properties must demonstrate housekeeping excellence for two consecutive inspections and be free of AAA member complaints.
“In addition to passing AAA’s rigorous on-site inspection, the properties that have received the Inspector’s Best Of Housekeeping award have demonstrated a tremendous commitment to keeping their property in top condition – whether that be a small inn or bed-and-breakfast, a sprawling resort or a skyscraping city hotel – at all times for our members and their guests,” Petrone added.
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