We went with our 2 small children (1 and 3) and grandparents the week before xmas. As a Plat, our room was upgraded to a great suite. I've heard that this is the best property for upgrades and it must be true. With the two small kids it was great to have a big living room for them to play. And the views are stunning. These balconies just hang over the ocean, so you can lay in bed and listen to the waves crash at night.
This is a great place for families. It has several pools and one is perfect for small children to play -- not a 'kids' pool, but a nice big and shallow pool for kids. There is also a great Kids Club as well as a kids play area on the beach -- and, mopst amazingly, some huge bouncy houses for kids to play in in the shade -- like a carnival. There are also water sports and we took the 3-year-old jet skiing and he loved it.
The staff here was all so incredibly friendly. Everyone was so nice to the kids and the place is very clean and safe.
The beach location is great, however the location of the hotel is not great in regards to walking to restaurants -- however that is more a byproduct of the city than the hotel. It is quick and easy to take cabs -- or drive. And there are 2 restaurants you can walk to across a pedestrian bridge.
The lounge is also fantastic. Amazing views and huge. However, you have to pay for alcohol (boo) and the breakfast spread is just simple bagels.
Overall, this is a great family place and we can't wait to go back! Honestly, this has to be one of the nicest family starwoods in North America.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa is a refreshing escape offering spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean or Intracoastal Waterway. Located beachfront in Hollywood, between Fort Lauderdale and Miami, the AAA Four-Diamond resort's amenitites include 2 pools, private cabanas, watersports, Heavenly Spa by Westin, Westin WORKOUT Fitness Studio, Kids Club and 7 onsite restaurants. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Westin Diplomat Hotel Hollywood
- Westin Diplomat Resort
- Westin Hollywood
- The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa
- Hollywood Westin Diplomat Resort