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    The Diplomat Beach Resort

    3155 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228-2912
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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    We just completed our 18th annual family beach weekend at the Diplomat. One of the best ever! The current staff was a pleasure (not the case with staff several years ago). This is not a fancy place and is not intended to be. It's just...More

    Thank Sandy J
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    We stayed 4 nights at the Diplomat, 3 nights in 1-bedroom suite #237 because we really liked the quiet location at end of resort with view of sea oats and ocean and then moved for 1 night in studio #225. Both units were very nice...More

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    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    My wife and Granddaughter spent a couple nights in room #246. The hotel is older but very well kept. Room #246 had everything you need for a great vacation. The place is super clean and comfortable. The office staff is helpful and a pleasure to...More

    Thank Timothy P
    Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

    We loved The Diplomat. We stayed in a first floor unit (227) that walked straight out to the beach. The unit was cleaned everything. It was well stocked with beach chairs, umbrellas, and pool noodles. We loved everything about our studio suite. It was quiet...More

    Thank Nicole P
    Reviewed 4 May 2017

    longboat key is a fabulous little town. the traffic is minimal. the beaches are pristine and quiet. the sand is soft and white. great place for a weekend getaway. the diplomat is a small two story condo complex. office staff was pleasant. grounds are kept...More

    Thank bgk4
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Beachfront
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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    • Free Parking
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Microwave
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    • Pool
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    • Price range
    • US$142 - US$327 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Room types
    • Kitchenette ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Suites
    • Number of rooms
    • 50
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    • Longboat Key
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    • The Diplomat Beach Resort Longboat Key, Florida
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    IANHOL
    21 January 2015|
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    Response from Joan36806 | Reviewed this property |
    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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    8 January 2015|
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    Response from DiplomatResort | Property representative |
    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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    "All rooms good, ones near pool (in center) may be noisier and have less view."
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    "Try to get one of the end units as you have less traffic in front of your room"
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    "Unit 254 -- we've stayed twice here"
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    "We stayed on second floor unit, better views, probably less foot traffic past room"
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