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The Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood – Luxury At Its Finest

The Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood – Luxury At Its Finest

FOOD + WINE, HOTELS, LUXURY TRAVEL, RESORTS & SPAS, UNITED STATES

The Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood, a Curio Collection by Hilton property, recently underwent an impressive 100 million dollar transformation.  And let me just say, they did a fabulous job!  The resort creates a destination hotel for all travelers by offering unparalleled experiences through a variety of activities, dining options, and meeting spaces for grand celebrations.

The Diplomat has always been a local favorite go-to resort for staycations, as well as being the perfect location to host large events with 209,000 sq. ft. of meeting space ideal for large conferences, weddings and milestone celebrations.

The beautiful renovations also included their luxury guest rooms. I visited the property for a one night stay and found it very hard to check out.

FIRST IMPRESSION

When you first walk in you feel like you are in a tropical oasis surrounded by live palm trees and island style furniture.  The reception area is immediately to the right once you walk in.  Check in was a breeze, and as a Hilton Honors member I even got free WIFI.

The Diplomat Beach Resort Lobby Area

OUR SUITE AT THE DIPLOMAT BEACH RESORT

With 1000 rooms – including 96 suites – The Diplomat Beach Resort is the largest hotel in Broward County.  Our room was a corner Ocean Suite located on the 27th floor. It had a huge living room area with a desk, and a high top dining table for four. The floor to ceiling windows made the room very light and airy.  The bedroom was off the dining area with a comfy oversize love seat and a walk-in closet.

The main bathroom was located inside the bedroom area.  It featured a soaking tub and rain shower.  The vanity was large enough for me and my husband to spread out with our toiletry bags.  It had a nice make-up mirror which I thoroughly appreciated since I have a hard time putting on my make-up without one.

The room also has a mini refrigerator which doesn’t come fully stocked,  so I used it to cool the two bottles of water that were given to us upon check in.  The coffee maker was a favorite of my husband, John.  He loves to make coffee first thing when he wakes up in the morning.

For me, the best feature of the Ocean Suite was the balcony and the views of the ocean and pool below.  In the evening it was nice to sit outside, stare into the sky and enjoy the cool ocean breezes.

MANY DINING AND BAR OPTIONS

The hotel has many dining options – 10 to be exact!  If you cross the bridge outside the hotel entrance you end up in The Diplomat Landings area where you will find the Portico Beer & Wine Garden with incredible views of the Intercoastal Waterways.  It’s a pleasant location to watch the sunset and enjoy a glass of wine.  They also offer a light Italian menu, for those who are looking for a snack.

Portico Beer & Wine Garden - The Diplomat Landings

If you enjoy fishing, the resort’s private marina features fishing, along with sailing charters and a water taxi stop.  Or, if you want to relax, you can just grab a seat and admire the sunsets. Additionally, the marina offers daily, overnight and weekly deep water dockage and service for yachts.

Bristol’s Burgers is another family favorite among guests. You have a choice of sitting indoors or outdoors.  We thought the outdoors sitting area was very relaxing with the views of the Intercoastal Waterways.  They are famous for their burgers, and also offer salads and shakes.

Back across to the main hotel area you will find the Diplomat Prime known for its steaks aged in-house, and its chef driven, seasonal menu with an extensive wine list.

Diplomat Prime Restaurant - The Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood

For afternoon snacks or the evening munchies The Canteen is the place to go.  It’s located in the lobby near the reception area.  It’s a convenience food store where guest can purchase anything from soft drinks to snacks.

One of our favorite places to unwind was The Hotel Bar which is the center hub of the hotel.  It’s open day and night, you can sit either indoors or outdoors. They offer signature cocktails from hotels around the world.

The Hotel Bar - The Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood

The highlight of our stay at The Diplomat Beach Resort was dinner in the new Point Royal Restaurant.  We had heard a lot about their celebrity chef Geoffrey Zakarian who had been lured back to South Florida for this restaurant, so we walked in full of excitement. Newly renovated, the Point Royal certainly did not disappoint. The decor, experience, and especially the food was all top-notch. Complimentary valet parking is available to all who dine in which is always a plus!

Point Royal Restaurant Dinner - The Diplomat Beach Resort

For breakfast the next morning we went back to Point Royal Restaurant which offers guest a buffet selection of fresh fruits, pastries, and a omelette station.

Buffet Selections at Point Royal Restaurant - Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood

If you prefer to grab a muffin for a quick breakfast, next door to Point Royal you will find Counter Point offering gourmet grab-and-go options like coffee, home-made pastries, and sandwiches.

Counter Point - The Diplomat Beach Resort

POOLS AND ACTIVITIES

After breakfast you can relax in a day bed on the beach or cabana by their beachfront infinity pool, which sits atop two waterfalls cascading into a free form lagoon pool below.  They offer water sports for rentals.  Another option is that you can sneak off to indulge in a treat at the Diplomat Spa or enjoy a round of championship golf at the Diplomat Golf and Tennis Club.

The Diplomat Beach and Pool Area

If you’re on Twitter and would like to follow everything related to the beautiful Diplomat Beach Resort and the delicious Point Royal Restaurant, their Twitter handles are @diplomateats@diplomatflorida and @pointroyal.

Disclosure and Facts: We were guest of The Diplomat Beach Resort during this stay, and enjoyed every minute of it.  All opinions here are my own. The One Bedroom King Oceanfront Corner Suite we stayed in goes for $695 a night. For more information about the hotel, visit its official website.

 

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Carmen Edelson is the Founder and Senior Editor of Carmen's Luxury Travel. Carmen has been traveling the world for over a decade. Our travels allows her the opportunity to pursuit her itch to travel to the best luxury destinations, and experience those first class tastes from around the world.

16 Comments

  1. Gareth
    March 3, 2017 at 1:26 am
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    Now this does look like luxury! The food looks magnificent, particularly those shots you captured at the Point Royal Restaurant although even the breakfast after has my taste buds tingling. Got to admit though that this is probably out of my price range at the minute but hopefully, fingers crossed, not for long. Great post and some wonderful pictures

    • Carmen Edelson
      March 3, 2017 at 8:42 am

      They offer other rooms that are more economical, but the suite is top of the line. The food at Point Royal Restaurant was fantastic!

  2. Suze
    March 3, 2017 at 5:35 am
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    The private marina sounds wonderful and I love the look of the swimming pools too. We’ve been to a Geoffrey Zakarian restaurant and thoroughly enjoyed it
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    • Carmen Edelson
      March 3, 2017 at 8:45 am

      I really like their concept of having three pools, it separates the guest who have children from adults who just want to soak up the sun and relax by the pool.

  3. Ami Bhat
    March 3, 2017 at 8:22 pm
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    To me, the whole private Marina thing is what the resort a[art. Love the view and the seating here. Quite relaxing to just flop with a book and a glass of wine.

    • Carmen Edelson
      March 4, 2017 at 11:00 pm

      For boat owners it’s especially nice to have a marina where they can tie up a boat and enjoy the resort for either dinner or an other night stay.

  4. Christie
    March 3, 2017 at 10:59 pm
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    Wow, very impressive from the moment you walk in the door! The view of the pools and the ocean is so gorgeous and looks relaxing. The water sport rentals would be a lot of fun, I can imagine the views from the water would be stunning.

    • Carmen Edelson
      March 4, 2017 at 11:02 pm

      When you get tired of sunbathing in the pool or the beach you can always take out a jet ski or a kayak which they rent.

  5. Sandy N Vyjay
    March 5, 2017 at 9:03 pm
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    The suite is stunning and an epitome of luxury. The interiors have obviously been meticulously planned with stunning effect because of the colour combination. The pool is inviting as ever. And finally the food laid out looks sumptuous, a total package of paradise is what the resort is.

    • Carmen Edelson
      March 7, 2017 at 12:16 pm

      Thank you for your lovely comment, Sandy!

  6. neha
    March 6, 2017 at 6:27 am
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    Definitely so luxurious. Although the hotel bar and rest of the areas are so inviting. Still I wonder if I ever stay would I feel like walking out of that comfortable suite and cozy bed. The pool also looks quiet inviting.
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    • Carmen Edelson
      March 7, 2017 at 12:17 pm

      I know – the rooms are so nice it’s hard to tear yourself away! But the pool wins over most people in the end 😉

  7. Raksha
    March 6, 2017 at 8:15 am
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    Wow. What a view from the suite. The private marina looks so gorgeous and I love to spend time there. And the food at The Royal point restaurant looks just amazing!

    • Carmen Edelson
      March 7, 2017 at 12:17 pm

      You just never have to leave! It’s ideal for a relaxing stay.

  8. Luca
    March 7, 2017 at 3:42 am
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    Well, starting from the awesome tropical hall, it looks to me a very intriguing stay! I’m not really into this kind of hotels because I don’t mind spending a bit less on the accommodation but more on activities, but I’d be extremely curious to try once (or twice. or more!) something like that 🙂

    • Carmen Edelson
      March 7, 2017 at 12:18 pm

      It’s fun to splurge and treat yourself every now and again!

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