We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Diplomat Motel

608 North Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, SC 29578
Hotel amenities
Book on
TripAdvisor
in partnership with
Trusted partner. We work with getaroom to make your booking as easy as possible.
1 room 1 adult
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
The Diplomat Motel
View Map
Add Photo Write a Review

78 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Level Contributor
16 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We have stayed at the Diplomat a few times and always enjoyed our stay. The staff is very friendly and accommodating, the rates incredibly reasonable and the location amazing. It's right on the beach and we had a wonderful view of the sunrise over the ocean from our room. It's an old school Motel that's been around longer than most... More 

Helpful?
Thank Casey K
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

To stay at this motel you must have a great sense of adventure. The best part of it is definitely the price. Do not come with any expectations. We jokingly called it Murder Motel all weekend. Upon arriving another guest came in while we were checking in to ask if they had an iron. The front desk employee looked and... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Heather M

Travelers are raving about these Myrtle Beach hotels

Randleman, North Carolina
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I've read all the reviews on here and was very confused as to what to expect when we arrived. So I want to present an honest review on this motel in regards to what I've read here. Our room was very clean and everything worked. Lights, refrigerator, microwave, and air conditioner. The WiFi was iffy, and did not work very... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Lori T
Raytown, Missouri
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Rooms were very smoky smelling, no non smoking rooms.Wifi never worked, staff kept rebooting but sill would not work. We even sat in lobby next to wifi and could not use. Lights in kitchen and bath room rarely worked and no one camed to fix them. Very noisey, right by where people came in from beach, water running alot where... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Cyndy B
Level Contributor
27 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

We visit the diplomat every time we come to Myrtle Beach. The owner and staff are super friendly and will do anything to accommodate you. It is not a five star hotel with fancy things like the high dollar resorts, but it is CLEAN and feels like home. I'd much rather be here than anyone else. They don't rent to... More 

Helpful?
5 Thank Fireman561
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Stayed at the Diplomat last summer and its great!! awesome price, ocean view (which i wanted) right near restaurants and lots of activities to do, needs newer furniture other than that will be staying there again this summer.

Helpful?
3 Thank Alma G
Greeneville, Tennessee
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This was the most horrible experience I have ever had at a motel. 1. There was a roach in the refrigerator upon arrival 2. The room smelled rancid 3. Outdated doesn't even begin to explain this place, the room key was a standard key with a metal key tag dangling from it, the bathroom fixtures were rusty, and the pepto... More 

Helpful?
10 Thank Susan H
Daytona Beach, Florida
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

Checked out several motels near the Boardwalk and the Diplomat was the closest and most reasonably priced. Rooms a little dated but clean and great balcony overlooking the ocean. My room overlooks the walking path on the boardwalk and several restaurants are 2 minutes away. Second time here and will come back again as pre - Memorial Day prices are... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank David S
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
56 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I've stayed at the Diplomat since 1992, all but 2007, due to knee surgery 2 weeks before my stay. I have known the owner since the first year and have talked to him many times. There have been a few companies who have leased it over the years but the owner is back running it with his family. They, including... More 

Helpful?
4 Thank David S
Knoxville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We knew it was not a five star but cheap and ocean front was what we wanted. BUT it was nasty, every surface in the room had stains, walls, carpet, covers in bed. And, be sure you ask for the room with balcony, not just with views. Our first night, the room was oceanfront, but no balcony at all. We... More 

Helpful?
7 Thank DamaBlanca
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

81 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (79)
Viewed
Room/suite (12)
Viewed
View from room (5)
Viewed
Bathroom (10)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (5)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (5)
Viewed
Other (41)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (2)
Viewed
Other (2)
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Myrtle Beach hotels
0.1 mi away
Bay View on the Boardwalk
Bay View on the Boardwalk
#37 of 217 in Myrtle Beach
4.0 of 5 stars 1,760 reviews
0.2 mi away
Holiday Sands North
Holiday Sands North
#80 of 217 in Myrtle Beach
3.5 of 5 stars 434 reviews
0.8 mi away
Sandcastle Oceanfront Resort at the Pavilion
Sandcastle Oceanfront Resort at ...
#101 of 217 in Myrtle Beach
3.5 of 5 stars 582 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.7 mi away
Sandy Beach Resort
Sandy Beach Resort
#22 of 217 in Myrtle Beach
4.5 of 5 stars 1,358 reviews
1.7 mi away
Hampton Inn & Suites Myrtle Beach/Oceanfront
0.5 mi away
Holiday Inn at the Pavilion
Holiday Inn at the Pavilion
#10 of 217 in Myrtle Beach
4.0 of 5 stars 1,675 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay