Photo courtesy of The Grand Del Mar

Photo courtesy of The Grand Del Mar

Three San Diego County hotels earned Five-Star ratings for their accommodations in the latest edition of Forbes Travel Guide, formerly known as Mobile Travel Guide.

Earning the guide’s highest rating were the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in Carlsbad, Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa in Rancho Santa Fe, and The Grand Del Mar resort in San Diego’s Carmel Valley.

In addition, The Grand Del Mar was among seven U.S. hotels earning triple Five-Star ratings, covering its accommodations, dining and spa facilities.

According to Forbes Travel Guide, the publication has a team of experts who evaluate hotels, restaurants and other hospitality properties based on up to 800 rigorous standards. The guide has been been published since 1958.