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The Diplomat Beach Resort

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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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Heated pool
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
Self-Serve Laundry
Room features
Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Ocean View
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What a great find! We were looking for a place on the beach for the July 4th weekend at the very last minute that had Gulf-front rooms, on a rather secluded beach. With the Diplomat, we found everything we were looking for. Our room was a 1-bedroom/1-bath studio with a king
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Have been visiting the Diplomat as often as possible for 19 years and cannot wait to go back. I would however not go back to the unit I recently stayed at. I have left details for the owner of the unit and will not repeat them publicly. l blame myself for not asking to move
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We had a wonderful stay at The Diplomat. The property was very clean, and the staff was friendly. The proximity to the beach was amazing, which made it so easy for us to get our little ones back and forth to the beach. The sunsets and view of the ocean were top notch. We
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We love the Diplomat for its proximity to the beach, gorgeous sunsets, and low-key character. Our only suggestion would be to ban smoking on the property -- even if the rooms are smoke free, the balconies are not and that can ruin an evening, particularly when cigars are
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This is our second and longest stay at the Diplomat Resort. Our first in 2017 was so peaceful and relaxing, (but only for three days), we had to return. Joan was very helpful and accommodating when we asked for a seven day stay beginning on a Tuesday and check in was a breeze.
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Response from DiplomatBeachResort, Front Office Manager at The Diplomat Beach Resort
Responded 29 Mar 2018
Thank you for this great review Roger! It was wonderful having you stay with us and we look forward to you staying again in the future!
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Sunsets are worth the trip
Any handicap accessible rooms
Our room had ADA handles in the bathroom.
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Are there washers and dryers in the units?
No but there is a coin operated laundry room on site.
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What room where you in? getting ready to make a reservation here - thanks
I cannot give you the specific unit number for a couple weeks. Choose the 2nd floor north end ( Bradenton ) corner unit for more windows. We were the 3rd from the end, I believe.
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That is correct. I also want to say that there is service that one can rent beach chairs and umbrellas and the service will drop off and pick up the equipment at The Diplomat Beach Resort.
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Do all units have central air?
Not all units have central air, but most of them do. A good way to ensure you get a unit with central air is to call us directly or to refine your search on our web site. (941)-383-3791
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"We like the second floor"
"All rooms good, ones near pool (in center) may be noisier and have less view."
"Try to get one of the end units as you have less traffic in front of your room"
"Unit 254 -- we've stayed twice here"
"We stayed on second floor unit, better views, probably less foot traffic past room"
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