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The Diplomat Beach Resort

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Overview
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Free Wifi
Free Parking
Air Conditioning
Beachfront
Pool
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great find! We were looking for a place on the beach for the July 4th weekend at the very last minute that had Gulf-front rooms, on a rather secluded beach. With the Diplomat, we found everything we were looking for. Our room was...More

Thank TallTrainer
Reviewed 3 June 2018

Have been visiting the Diplomat as often as possible for 19 years and cannot wait to go back. I would however not go back to the unit I recently stayed at. I have left details for the owner of the unit and will not repeat...More

Thank Lynne C
Reviewed 9 May 2018

We had a wonderful stay at The Diplomat. The property was very clean, and the staff was friendly. The proximity to the beach was amazing, which made it so easy for us to get our little ones back and forth to the beach. The sunsets...More

1  Thank lmausmann
Reviewed 30 March 2018

We love the Diplomat for its proximity to the beach, gorgeous sunsets, and low-key character. Our only suggestion would be to ban smoking on the property -- even if the rooms are smoke free, the balconies are not and that can ruin an evening, particularly...More

Thank Pegeen2017
Reviewed 29 March 2018

This is our second and longest stay at the Diplomat Resort. Our first in 2017 was so peaceful and relaxing, (but only for three days), we had to return. Joan was very helpful and accommodating when we asked for a seven day stay beginning on...More

Thank Techcess20
Response from DiplomatBeachResort, Front Office Manager at The Diplomat Beach ResortResponded 29 March 2018

Thank you for this great review Roger! It was wonderful having you stay with us and we look forward to you staying again in the future!

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Description
Located in the heart of Longboat Key, we are set only feet from the beaches of the Gulf of Mexico where you can see dolphins, manatees, the occasional stingray, and various wildlife. The Diplomat Beach Resort is ...More centrally located within minutes of such attractions as Mote Marine Aquarium, Ringling Museum of Art, St. Armands Circle, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota Ballet, Sarasota Jungle Gardens, various theatres, famous restaurants, numerous beaches, kayaking, tours, & cruises, etc.Our 50 units are all individually owned and offer our guests that unique personal touch of home-away-from-home that you just can't receive from other cookie-cutter resorts. You'll find many amenities such as a heated pool, multiple tiki huts, and pool side/ beach side sundecks to name a few. All units have full kitchens, full baths, living rooms, and dining rooms in a studio, 1 bedroom, or 2 bedroom floor plan. Unique to our resort is that every unit opens directly to the Gulf Coast beach. No need for elevators, driving, or long walking paths, the beach is right out your back door. We offer Military discounts as well as monthly and weekly rate specials. Come begin the vacation you deserve. We look forward to seeing you soon. Less
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Beachfront
Air Conditioning
Heated pool
Microwave
Outdoor pool
Refrigerator in room
Self-Serve Laundry
Room Service
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites
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Pool & Beach (27)
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kgilbert526
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Response from TallTrainer | Reviewed this property |
Our room had ADA handles in the bathroom.
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IANHOL
21 January 2015|
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Response from Joan36806 | Reviewed this property |
I cannot give you the specific unit number for a couple weeks. Choose the 2nd floor north end ( Bradenton ) corner unit for more windows. We were the 3rd from the end, I believe.
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"We like the second floor"
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"All rooms good, ones near pool (in center) may be noisier and have less view."
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"Try to get one of the end units as you have less traffic in front of your room"
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"Unit 254 -- we've stayed twice here"
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