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“April 2015” 5 of 5 stars
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3155 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
1 review
“April 2015”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Diplomat is ideal---reasonably priced, variety of condo floor plans that are updated/nicely decorated, wonderful staff, beautiful beach with cat paw shells & birds like white ibis, great blue heron, brown pelican, royal tern, great & snowy egret. Highly recommend & plan to return!

Stayed April 2015, traveled with friends
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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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massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Spent one week at the Diplomat in April,. We rented a studio condo (unit 220) which was good for 2 people. There was a pull out couch which I am not sure if there would have been enough space to use. The furnishings were very nice and thought the unit was very well kept. The kitchen was well stocked, We were on the first level so the beach was only 20 feet away. Our unit supplied a 10X10 canopy although we bought more comfortable chairs even though chairs were supplied ,so I hope the next guests enjoy them ! The beach was very clean although it was very windy and the surf was a little rough. The Diplomat is close to grocery and convenience stores although a car is needed for shopping and restaurants. Armands circle is a short drive, We picked a perfect week for relaxing (before the school vacation week). The pool was warm, and the grounds were well manicured,
There is a sign on the grounds to NOT FEED THE BIRDS! however some guests do not read them. There was guests that allowed a crane to enter their unit. The crane stared at us eating under the cabana. One day there was a child with his mother, He was carrying a snack and the birds swooped down at him, and they had to run for cover!!!

  • Stayed April 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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tampa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've been vacationing at St. Pete Beach for over 15 years, this year was looking for a change. A coworker made this recommendation. I will thank her forever as it couldn't have been better, it totally exceeded my expectations. The view and proximity of the Gulf was not to be believed, it was peaceful, the other guests were all easy going, my studio was immaculate and wanted for nothing, right down to the corkscrew and wine glasses. Joan and her crew were accommodating and very polite. This is totally my kind of beach vacation. Will make this my new beach destination. The surrounding dining options were phenomenal....

  • Stayed April 2015, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Canton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walk out your door and onto the clean, beautiful beach in Longboat Key. An eclectic array of privately owned stuios and one bedroom units. Website has pictures of each unit. Make sure that you look at all the options and book early. We waited too long and our studio was clean but dated. It was #218. It's owner needs to update it badly. We booked for next year but secured a different studio unit. Much nicer. Very friendly and helpful staff. Many friendly return renters.

Stayed March 2015, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I have been staying at this condo annually since discovering it in 1991. We call it our home away from home. It's the perfect place to relax, recharge, and spend quality family time together. The best part is you are right on the beautiful peaceful beach!

Stayed June 2014
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Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We stayed on the second level room 244. Our stay was awesome, the view was wonderfull, Very clean,the staff were very nice and helpfull. The room service was great. It was home away from home. The kitchen had everything you needed. We cooked most of our meals here. The beach was very clean. Nothing gets any better than waking up to here the ocean right out of your door. We did see dolphins two of our days. I would recomend this resort to anyone wanting to stay close to everything. I stayed here fourteen years ago when our boys were little, Iwas glad this resort was still there. I will return next year.This resort deserves five stars.

Room Tip: Seond level gives the awesome view of the ocean. Also very private.
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  • Stayed March 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wallsend, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We stayed in 240, a one-bedroomed apartment on the upper level. It's very tastefully decorated and definitely a home-from-home. The views from the balcony are spectacular at any time of the day but particularly at sunset when the colours are a photographer's dream! It was fairly quiet when we stayed - no children running around which was definitely a bonus for us but it's also a family friendly place with instant access to a very clean beach. The furnishings are clearly new and comfortable and the kitchen is well-equipped for those who like to be able to prepare their own food while on vacation - as long as I have a kettle and a fridge full of beer/wine then I'm happy - I'm on holiday and I'm not cooking!!! The Wi-Fi is free and we were able to email bookings for Kennedy Space Centre and Magic Kingom to the office where the staff were more than helpful in printing our reservations for us. Lovely restaurants to be found within a very short drive away and just a perfect location for us. If you're hesitating then please don't - it's a wonderful place and we can't wait to go back again.

Room Tip: Room 240 - Great views, not over-looking the pool which can be noisier, clean,spacious accommodation...
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  • Stayed September 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 20 Specialty Lodging in Longboat Key
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 50
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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