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The Diplomat Condominium Beach Resort

3155 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228
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The Diplomat Condominium Beach Resort
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • 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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Chicago, Illinois
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9 hotel reviews
116 helpful votes 116 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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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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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
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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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Senoia, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Visited this condo November 1-5 2013. We stayed in a studio unit which was plenty big enough for the two of us!! But who cared about staying in the room with the beautiful scenery everywhere!!! Heated pool, manicured lawn with cabana chairs right outside our door, tiki huts, and only 10 steps to the sand with another 10 steps to... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Absolutely beautiful property with every amenity you could think of in a gorgeously furnished room. We walked in the door and were WOWED with the magnificent view. We have already booked our Family Thanksgiving Celebration. Every staff interaction was pleasant and they all went out of their way to help with information, advice, and even directions. Only one thing could... More

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Harmony, Minnesota, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We just returned from a wonderful visit to The Diplomat on Longboat Key, FL., October 16-20. We stayed in #260. Every room in this resort is beach front, which is amazing. The resort is well-kept, and the staff are kind and accomodating. The weather was beyond beautiful in the mid-80's! Our view was directly over the pool and out to... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Best location of all... We paid about $200 per nite when every other beach front hotel was over $400,,,, and most of those wouldn't guarantee a beach front room... There are very few on LBK. Stayed in room 212 ,,, excellent... Open the door and the Gulf is right there. If you want a beachfront room,,, you can't do any... More

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DiplomatResort, I.T. & Reservations at The Diplomat Condominium Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We always appreciate the the feedback we receive and strive to make each guest's experience a positive memory to look back on. We look forward to seeing you again... More

Newark, New Jersey
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

We stayed at the Diplomat for 5 days and it was perfect. You cant beat staying directly on the Gulf. We loved how the pool was practically on the beach and close to our room. We used the tiki's provided to grill out. They did not provide a grill but your allowed to bring one yourself. Overall we had a... More

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Thank you for the positive feedback. We always appreciate all reviews so that we can better serve our guests and ensure their time with us is an enjoyable one More

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Additional Information about The Diplomat Condominium Beach Resort

Address: 3155 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228
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Location: United States > Florida > Longboat Key
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
The Diplomat Condominium Beach Hotel Longboat Key

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Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
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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