About EmporiaEmporia was founded in 1887 from the merger of the towns of Hicksford and Belfield. While it has a population of less than 6,000, the small community is a busy commercial hub with many restaurants, hotels and stores, thanks to its location at the crossroads of I-95, US 58 and US 301.
In-person hotel evaluations are unscheduled to ensure the inspector has an experience similar to that of members. All hotels must meet the same basic requirements for cleanliness, comfort and hospitality to be AAA Approved. A rating of one to five AAA Diamonds tells members what type of experience to expect, from no-frills to highly personalized.