We have stayed at the Diplomat several times. It looks like an older style motel, but is condos owned by individuals and rented out. With just two of us a studio is perfect. What we love about it is all the roooms face the beach and when you walk out the back door you are maybe 30 yards from the water's edge. There is a nice heated pool. The units are not plush and kind of dated, (the bathroom has 50's pink tile, tub and toilet). But the units are clean and bright. Owners need to update to flat screens (none of the units we've stayed in has them). The price is much less than the larger resorts and the staff is friendly. They need to hire a pro to improve the wireless network. They use the cable company and it was down 80% of the time we were there. One guest said it was down when they stayed in Feb. also.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The Diplomat Condominium Beach Hotel Longboat Key
- The Diplomat Condominium Beach Resort Longboat Key, Florida