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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Rochester, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Fabulous week at the Diplomat. Location is perfect. Quiet, clean; friendly staff. The beach is very close and the sunset views spectacular. The cost is reasonable and site is close to many stores and restaurants. Highly recommend.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

We just came back from a wonderful week at the Diplomat Unit #214 in Long Boat Key, Florida. The room was quite comfortable -- open the door and the beach is right there...very much a hidden treasure. The weather very nice, sunsets beautiful -- able to walk the beach daily. Love the pool - outside view of the Gulf of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

From the moment we entered 256 located on the second floor, we were awe struck by the view captured through expansive windows. We felt like we were on a cruise ship. The friendly atmosphere of staff and repeat visitors quickly became contagious. While the building may appear dated it is well kept up. The living area is open and comfortably... More

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Brick, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Just spent a week at the Diplomat Resort on Longboat Key. Our room #229 was beautifully decorated, we had a well stocked kitchen, everything we needed was there. The beach was just a few steps from our ground floor room, the pool was great and the view is just amazing. Can't wait to go back, already booked the same room... More

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Gainesville, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

We stayed at this resort in September 2012. The first thing you notice is the beach is only steps away from your room. Although the place appears to be an old-fashioned style motel, our room (262) had just recently been updated by the owner and had all the usual amenities you would expect including full size kitchen with dishwasher. The... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012 via mobile

We dropped in here from Tampa for a weekend getaway and were not disappointed. The rooms were very clean and homey. We chose a room on the ground floor so we could walk straight out onto the beach. You basically have your own private beach to lounge on. They do not claim to have grills but we saw 2 that... More

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Fort Ashby, West Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

My wife and I return here every June for a family reunion. We have never been disappointed with the accomodations. That being said, you must understand and accept that this is an old motel which was converted to condos. Each condo is decorated according to the taste of the owner. All rooms over look the private beach and the Gulf,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

My husband & I live in Tampa & were looking for a nearby beach getaway for a few days....Tthe Diplomat fit-our-bill - directly on the beach; nice, clean pool; our apt. (260) was comfy & had everything we needed and the staff was very hospitable. Very convenient to St Armands circle, lots of great restaurants (highly recommend Lazy Lobster on... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012 via mobile

My husband and I stayed for a week and were disturbed by the amount of kids running around unsupervised and completely trashing the pool. The setting was perfect but couldn't enjoy any of it because of the feeling of a cheap motel. The staff were very friendly and the room we stayed in was great but would not recommend this... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2012 via mobile

We go to LBK whenever we can for spring break. Decided a week from break to head down. I found unit 217 at The Diplomat available so booked it. What a great find!! If you are looking for the Hilton or Ritz than this might not be for you. However,if you like the pool and beach just feet away ,... 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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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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