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The Diplomat Beach Resort
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Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

We loved The Diplomat. We stayed in a first floor unit (227) that walked straight out to the beach. The unit was cleaned everything. It was well stocked with beach chairs, umbrellas, and pool noodles. We loved everything about our studio suite. It was quiet and very comfortable. The pool was great. We will be back!

Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 May 2017

longboat key is a fabulous little town. the traffic is minimal. the beaches are pristine and quiet. the sand is soft and white. great place for a weekend getaway. the diplomat is a small two story condo complex. office staff was pleasant. grounds are kept well. inside of our second story unit was clean and neat. stocked with all kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom items. the beach was literally down the stairs and a few steps away. only two negatives really: the a/c unit is right outside the bedroom window. and it was very very loud. every time it kicked on and off it woke us up. the other is the value.

  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 April 2017

We love staying at places like The Diplomat. You cannot beat waking up every morning with the ocean just in steps away.

We were in unit 262. The view from our deck was amazing as it overlooked both the pool and the beach/ocean.

Our unit was very clean, the kitchen seemed newly remolded with granite countertops. It had everything we needed and more. The unit had folding chairs and beach umbrellas and we can't say enough about the wonderful people in the office.Very friendly, kind and helpful.

We would stay here again! Perfect location! Thank you for providing such a peaceful and clean home away from home for your guests.

  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Laura Z
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Reviewed 5 April 2017

This is the fourth time we have stayed and it is just so nice. We were on the first floor this time which was fine, the views are still good but the convenience of just walking out and being on the grass or beach was a nice change. We stayed in 237 which was close to the end so you don't have lots of people walking back and forth. So nice this one had central air. That was a bonus.There are many high rise places in Longboat but this is perfect for us.

Room Tip: Try to get one of the end units as you have less traffic in front of your room
  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank italian71
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

The condo unit we staying in, 254, is a large studio that is amazing! It's right on the beach, literally the front to back unit has an ocean front door that directly opens onto the pool and the beach! The bathroom has been thoroughly renovated and it looks great. New furnishings and décor, full kitchen, clean, with no-hassle parking. Very laid back and cozy place to stay. Very convenient layout at the Diplomat. I'd definitely go back!

Room Tip: Unit 254 -- we've stayed twice here
  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Diplomat Beach Resort

Address: 3155 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228-2912
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Region: United States > Florida > Longboat Key
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #3 of 21 Speciality Lodging in Longboat Key
Price Range: ₹ 9,160 - ₹ 21,093 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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 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. ... more   less 
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