We stayed in the Diplomat for a week to get some winter sun (sort of long haul snowbirds).
The location was as good as it looked in the brochure. Miles of deserted beach right outside the door with a heated pool as well.
All of the condos are privately owned so have different furniture and fittings, ours was perhaps a bit dated but clean and functional with a huge lounge/diner/kitchen area. The real stars however were the very friendly other guests and the social sunset watching over an evening beer on the balcony.
Lots of excellent resuarants at St Armands Circle about 15 minutes drive away.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The Diplomat Condominium Beach Hotel Longboat Key