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The Diplomat Condominium Beach Resort

3155 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Havelock, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I came down to the Diplomat with my girlfriend as kind of a spring break vacation. Being in the marine corps I don't actually get a real spring break, but the Diplomat offered a 5% discount for active military personnel so we decided to try it! Driving in, my girlfriend got a bit upset because it looked like a motel... More

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Toulouse, France
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am quite familiar with Sarasota and Longboat Key, but being at the Diplomat was a completely different experience. First and foremost, it is easy to get to, parking is easy, the staff is extremely friendly, the grounds are spotless, the atmosphere is relaxed, and if that weren't enough, the Diplomat is right on the beach, literally. Open door, go... More

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Brooklin, Maine
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After two years vacationing in busy St. Pete Beach I decided to look for a quieter place for 2014. The Diplomat turned out to be just what we were looking for. Great management. Quiet. Uncrowded beachfront. Wonderful friendly neighbors, many of whom have been coming to the Diplomat for years. Pristine, clean, warm pool. Impeccably clean building and grounds; staff... More

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stevens Point WI
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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

This is the second time we stayed here and we are very pleased. This time we had a one bedroom which was perfect. All the kitchen utensils you would ever want were there, the unit was clean and tastefully decorated. The parking lot can make you think it is not very nice but wait till you walk in the door... More

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Irmo, South Carolina
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Our stay in Unit 246 at the Diplomat Beach Resort in Longboat Key was an absolute delight. The accomodations were superb and at a great value. The office staff were friendly and very helpful. Thoroughly enjoyed our early morning walks along the pristine beach. Seeing the beautiful sunsets was definitely a Kodak moment. Next time, we hope to catch a... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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9 hotel reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

The title says it all. This is a retro style property. The rooms are for the most part comfortable and the kitchen is well equipped, although we only ate breakfast and lunch at the property. I was disappointed when we pulled into the parking lot and we entered our rooms. That all changed when we opened the door facing the... More

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Three Rivers, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Stayed in 257 .. a quiet room away from the pool .Grab your morning beverage and soak in the sun and welcoming ambience of the Gulf.. 2nd floor, great panoramic view of the Gulf and seabirds ... and some times dolphins share their antics with us. The room is a good size., updated kitchen, granite counters and flat top stove,... More

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Jackson, Wyoming
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

We stayed two different weeks in January in Unit #262. We've stayed atthe Diplomat many times over the last 10 years. This unit is newly renovated end unit with a great granite countertopped kitchen, beautiful plantation shutters and lovely cove mouldings. King bed in bedroom and Murphy bed in living room. The resort is now superclean under this management &... More

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Windermere, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

The Diplomat on Longboat Key, near Sarasota is the perfect beach getaway. Forget the crowds and enjoy beaches that have been enjoyed by snowbirds and discriminating guests for decades. The beaches are wide and soft and our room was just a few steps from the sand. Where else can you park a few feet from your room, throw you bags... More

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Albany, New York, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

We loved this place on Longboat Key. Very very clean and all the staff is very friendly. You can't beat the rates. We loved the whole retro 60's feel of the place. All the rooms are on the beach and pool. We will definitely stay there again.

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Additional Information about The Diplomat Condominium Beach Resort

Also Known As:
The Diplomat Condominium Beach Hotel
The Diplomat Condominium Beach Hotel Longboat Key
Address: 3155 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228
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Location: United States > Florida > Longboat Key
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 20 Specialty lodging in Longboat Key
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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