Relax and Unwind at The Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood
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Are you looking for the best beachfront resort to stay in in Hollywood, Florida? Relax and unwind at the Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood, Curio Collection by Hilton. It is the perfect place for your next getaway or family vacation.    

The Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood with beach chairs

I stayed at The Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood, Curio Collection by Hilton in Broward County while in Florida for a cruise to the Bahamas. This gorgeous beachfront resort is in Hollywood (Just South of Ft. Lauderdale). It is 20 minutes from the Fort Lauderdale International Airport, 30 minutes from Miami International Airport, and 30 Minutes to the Port of Miami.

The lobby at the Diplomat Beach Resort

If you are stopping through, like I was, I highly recommend staying at this one of a kind, luxury Beach Resort, where you can relax in a cabana on your own private beach, and enjoy white sand between your toes while staring out to the magnificent, turquoise sea; the Atlantic Ocean.

couches in The Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood

The History of the Diplomat Beach Resort  Hollywood

In 1958, Supermarket tycoon, Samuel Friedmand opened The Diplomat Hotel/Motel with 150-rooms as “The Envoy.” It was later named “The Diplomat.” after adding 350 rooms.  

Before this iconic Hotel was demolished in 1998, to make way for the new Diplomat Resort and Spa, it hosted many celebrities like the Rat Pak (Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., etc), Bing Cosby, Bob Hope, and many elected Presidents.  

The Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa completed construction and officially re-opened in 2002 after a series of fires, with 998 rooms – the tallest beach resort in Greater Fort Lauderdale, and at that time the highest valued building in Greater Fort Lauderdale, worth est. $1 Billion. But in 2014, it became branded the hotel under the Curio franchise.    

It was renovated in 2018 ($100 million transformation) and is presently the tallest beachfront hotel in the greater Fort Lauderdale area. It quickly closed for 14 months in March 2020, and reopened recently, preserving the 2018-completed renovations during its closure so it could re-open as a still-refreshed and brand new looking resort.  

It also has an executive lounge space on the 33rd floor, which serves as the highest-elevation private event space and Oceanfront / Intracoastal rooftop terrace in Greater Fort Lauderdale.  

Location is Everything  

Hollywood has more than 60 parks, seven golf courses, seven miles of pristine beaches, and the unique Hollywood Beach Boardwalk.

This AAA Four-Diamond resort was voted one of the Top 10 Meeting Hotels in the U.S. by Cvent. It is ideally located between the two Florida hot spots: Fort Lauderdale and Miami.

Things to do Near The Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood

There are many things to do near the Resort, like riding the trolley from the beach to downtown, take the water taxi, or go shopping and check out the art and culture Hollywood has to offer.

There are fantastic dining options, from international bistros to laid back sidewalk cafes.

In the evening, Hollywood offers a vibrant nightlife with lively bars, restaurants and chic nightclubs making it a great vacation location.  

There’s also plenty to do nearby including shopping in Bal Harbor or dining and dancing in South Beach! There are many reasons why staying at The Diplomat Beach Resort will be better than any other hotel experience you could have during your visit to Hollywood.  

I can honestly say that, this incredible Resort swept me off my feet and I had no intention of leaving!

The Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood has Amenities Galore!  

I was blown away by all this fabulous resort has to offer. The amenities will make your stay unforgettable, I promise. While you enjoy the luxurious rooms and suites, check out the delicious dining options, private beach, personal training, beachfront pools, an array of water sports options, rentals, and much more!

bicycles at The Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood

This hotel has everything you need to have an amazing vacation solo, as a couples or with the family. The 1,000 spacious guest rooms and suites all have private balconies overlooking the Atlantic Ocean or Intracoastal Waterway.

What about food? Is there anywhere to eat there? Oh, you have no idea…

Enjoy all-day dining at any of the six restaurants on property including fine dining steakhouse, Prime. But before you hit Prime for some amazing steaks, don’t forget to enjoy a dip in the heated outdoor beachfront pools and take advantage of one of the many cabanas.

sign at The Diplomat

The Beachfront Pools at The Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood

view of both pools at The Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood

The Diplomat Beach Resort has 2 Beachside Pools: The Lagoon Pool and the Infinity Pool.

Beachside Lagoon Pool  

The Lagoon pool and bubbly hot tub are ideal for unwinding. This pool is great for families as it has a shallow area for children to play in!  

Lagoon Pool at The Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood

Infinity Pool  

Infinity pool at The Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood

The infinity pool will blow you away with its breathtaking views and relaxing atmosphere. Drool over the panoramic views of the ocean from the edge of the infinity pool terrace.

Oculus at The Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood

There is an oculus (window) in the center of the Infinity pool. It is an 18-inch thick circular window that permits people in the top pool to look down into the bottom pool, and vice versa. The 2 waterfalls cascading into the 240-foot Sparkling Lagoon pool below are mesmerizing!

I can’t wait to come back here with the family so the kids can swim on the top level and check out the bottom level while swimming underwater.

Poolside Cabanas and Beach Cabanas  

Trina Turk Cabana at The Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood

Rent one of 25 Cabanas designed by one of my favorite designers, Trina Turk. Relax and enjoy some of the complimentary amenities. It comes with a Smeg refrigerator, 3 chaise lounges and table with an umbrella.

The cabanas include, towels, sunscreen, bottled water, fruit-infused water & more! Guests also have access to two beach side cabanas with luxury lounge chairs which are very comfortable.  

Kids Splash Zone at the Oceanfront Dip + Slide

Dip and slide splash zone at The Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood
splash zone

If your kids like water slides, they will love making a splash at the Oceanfront Dip + Slide which features a small and medium water slides perched above the Lagoon pool! Watch out for when the drench bucket tips!

dip and slide at The Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood

This slide water park is sure to be a hit with the kids!  

Poolside Service  

From the beachfront Playa Restaurant, treat yourself to refreshing beverages and meals while sunning on the chaise lounges. The pool area provides amenities such as free towel service, cabanas for rent, and poolside food and drink service. Fees apply for some amenities.  

Ocean View Rooms  at The Diplomat Beach Resort

Ocean view room at The Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood
My Guest Room

This oceanfront resort has guest rooms and suites with private balconies overlooking the Atlantic Ocean or Intracoastal Waterway. The resort provides several options, including different floor plans, double rooms, separate living and sleeping areas, floor-to-ceiling windows, and much more.  

Here are some of their options. You can also check their site – they have 1000 rooms!

Guest Rooms  

I stayed in a beautiful, spacious, coastal-style guestroom with amazing views of the Atlantic Ocean. The oceanfront rooms have cool tones of blue/purple/ turquoise and green along with the artwork.

This 407 sq. ft. King bedroom has a lovely lounge area, a 55-inch HDTV with Google Chromecast™, and a workspace.

Each elegant, modern suite features a comfortable living area as well as a convenient dining table.

guest room at The Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood

I loved the deep-soaking bathtub and had a wonderful bubble bath.

The bathroom offers luxury amenities, including a separate bathtub and a spa-like shower which delivers a 50% reduction in water consumption. Each bathroom features C.O. Bigelow bath amenities.

1 King Bed Corner Suite- Oceanfront Balcony

This 712 square foot one king bedroom suite, with floor-to-ceiling panoramic ocean views and corner views of city and sky, is ideal for families. A tropical modern atmosphere is established by the use of vibrant colors and uniquely designed furniture.

 King Bed Penthouse- Oceanfront Balcony 

A raised dining table, ultra-comfortable sleeper sofa, pleasant workspace, and deep soaking tub provide everything you need for comfort: including luxury robes, art from the 1920s through the 1960s with a vintage flair.

1 King Bed Corner Suite- Oceanfront Balcony  with raised dining table

The king bedroom, is highlighted by a sophisticated headboard wall with full-height mirrors and plush bedding, organic touches, a 60-inch HDTV with Google Chromecast, and a huge bath!  

1 King Bed Corner Suite- Oceanfront Balcony  bedroom

Every touch enhances the considered elegance of this contemporary masterpiece: a raised dining table, extremely comfy sleeper sofa, cozy workspace, and deep soaking tub with luxury robes, vintage-inspired art, and C.O. Bigelow bath amenities.  

1 King Bed Penthouse- Oceanfront Balcony 

This 2 bedroom, 2,550 square foot suite has spectacular Ocean views.

1 King Bed Penthouse- Oceanfront Balcony

The exquisite area includes a spacious living room, an entertainment wall with 60-inch HDTV with Google Chromecast™, a dining table for six, a welcoming workspace, and a study where a pullout sofa softy beds family or friends.

1 King Bed Penthouse- living room area

The private king-size bedroom offers a peaceful, secluded patio for your lounger, cocktail.

The master bathroom has a full in-suite, including a glass-enclosed shower and a deep-soaking tub with just the right touches, like luxury robes and C.O. Bigelow bath amenities.

Enjoy a walk in closet and imagine having this view in the bathroom from the highest suite in any hotel in Fort Lauderdale.

You also have a full kitchen. So, you really don’t need to leave your room!


1 KING Bed Presidential Intracoastal Balcony

The entire suite is 1550 square feet and has ocean views as well as Intracoastal Waterway vistas. The Intracoastal rooms are also called the “Sunset Rooms”, given that they all have a head-on / direct view of an interrupted sunset each evening, and themed with oranges / reds, and colors of the sunset).

Below is the Intracoastal room.

This beautiful room, with a sophisticated palette of seaside hues and a fresh attitude on furnishings, features a big living area, an entertainment wall with a 60-inch HDTV. It has a pleasant workplace and a study where you may rest in front of the TV, as well as a six-person dining table.

The in-suite bathroom features a glass-enclosed shower as well as a relaxing tub and just the right amenities such as luxury robes and C.O. Bigelow bath items.

Below is the study/den which also has a sleeper sofa.

1 KING Bed Presidential Intracoastal Balcony with den

The living area is amazing and is a great space to host a small, private gathering. There is also a separate area that can be used as an office.

6 Site Restaurants

I really wanted to go to Miami Beach and visit my old stomping grounds but I could not peel myself away from such a beautiful resort. Although, there are some great dining options a few miles away, when I found out about about some of the celebrity chefs that run these in house iconic restaurants, like Michael Schulson and Chef Rashaad Abdool, I was not about to leave. I had to experience everything this fabulous resort had to offer.

Diplomat Prime

The Diplomat Prime is the highest-rated diamond steakhouse in Miami Dade and Winner of the Best Award for Excellence by Wine Spectator. Helmed by Executive Chef Rashaad Abdool.

1950's pic at Diplomat Prime

Diplomat Prime is a luxury boutique steakhouse Inspired by the hotel’s iconic period through the 1950s.

Enjoy dry-aged steaks, seasonally-driven seafood dishes, fresh seafood and an extensive wine list (More than 500+ wines offered) in a contemporary setting. There are five sommeliers work (on staff).

They offer their signature, by request only, the Espresso Martini which was rated the top in South Florida. Mixed by a licensed mixologist, you will never know their secret ingredient!  

Counter Point

Counter point at The Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood

Counter Point’s dining options include wine, beer, light bites, and savory snacks. All-day, Counter Point is the perfect place to dine in or take-away, making it a must-stop for lunch or dinner.

The Counter Point is designed for convenience and dedicated to unwavering commitment to quality. It’s a one-stop shop for all things espresso, coffee, tea, and daily servings of house-baked breakfast pastries (by Chef Henri), salads, and sandwiches.  

The Canteen

The Canteen is a trading company that offers all the convenience items you are craving to eat or drink – on the fly. Grab an iced tea or coffee and watch the sunrise or stop by for a late-night snack. It offers beer and wine, fresh juices, chips and nuts, sliced meats and cheeses, snacks and sandwiches, plus desserts including cookies, brownies and more!  


playa at The Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood

Playa is a lagoon-side and beachfront restaurant with a large range of cuisine and a comprehensive traditional rum and tequila bar.

It redefines the resort’s outside experience with delicious tacos created on site, a variety of creative salsas and guacamoles, and fresh juice-based beverages. Everything is served with unobstructed views of the beach, sky, and sea that are unlike any other part of South Florida.  

The Hotel Bar

hotel Bar at The Diplomat

The Hotel Bar is the “center hub of the resort” and is inspired by cocktails made famous in hotels around the world. The concept is to provide classic drinks with lots of bar and lounge seating, all of which are made with fresh juices.

outside barat The Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood

The Hotel Bar is open until 11PM daily, seven days a week and is ideal for gatherings of all sizes. Choose your favorite seat at the bar, or gather with friends beneath the stars. The open-air bar top and seating is accessible to all. The outdoor bar top and seats are for resort visitors only.  

Point Royal

Point Royal restaurant for table service breakfast and is currently 5 days/week, though getting ready to expand to 7 days/week. This Coastal American Restaurant is inspired by Celeb chef Geoffrey Zakarian.

Private Beach  

Beach cabana at The Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood

At the Diplomat, you have 1,000 linear square feet of undisrupted private beach. Guests can enjoy all types of water sports such as kayaking, paddle boarding and more! You can also relax on one of their comfortable beach chairs while soaking up the sun.

Play a round of cornhole, Jenga, Connect Four and other games at the beach for some family fun.

Waterfront Activities | Daily, 10AM – 5PM  ( Denotes Fee)

  • Bean Bag Toss
  • Kid’s Toy Area
  • Kayak Rentals* | 1 hour free per day for resort guests
  • Paddle Board Rentals* | 1 hour free per day for resort guests
  • Banana Boat Rides*
  • Jetski Rentals and Tours*

Diplomat Spa  and Wellness

This 15,000 square foot Diplomat Spa offers 10 spa treatment rooms with sensory holistic wellness experiences inspired by the elements and natural surroundings Atlantic ocean.

Their team of wellness concierges will work with you to create a unique trip based around your specific focus and health vision, including a Halotherapy Salt Steam Room, Vichy Shower, and Oceanview Spa Lounge overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

This wellness retreat offers more than pampering, it’s an experience. Enjoy Aromatherapy Sauna, Mani-pedis (private room), facials, massages, algae baths, cold wraps and more.

Executive Lounge Space  

The Executive Lounge space on the 33rd floor offers spectacular views of both the Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal Waterway. If you have a business trip, this is the perfect place to have a meeting. With the beachfront views, you may just want to relax with friends and family. You can also rent out the Executive Lounge Space for an event.  

Personal Training Available Steps Away  

Get your workout in while on vacation at The Diplomat Beach Resort! Core Fitness Training is directly across the street from the resort, on the first level of the parking garage. It’s both a gym and personal trainer fitness center, which is entirely open to the public, and also does both group fitness as well as personal training.

Core Fitness Training at The Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood

Guests get free access to Core Fitness Training 8:30AM or 9:30 AMP fitness class, 6 days per week (each day except Sundays). Drop-in price to the morning group fitness classes at this location otherwise costs $25 per session.

24 Hour Fitness Center

gym at the Diplomat Beach Resort

Check out their pricing. 24-hour fitness center. The Gym at the resort offers many of the same machines that Core Fitness Training offers; so, unless you want personal training (at a cost) or a free group class, the 24-hours fitness center is perfect for guests.  

4 Story Convention Center  

The Conventions center has 4 stories and over 100,000 sqft. of event space including a 20,000 sqft ballroom. Plan an Event up to 5,000 Attendees. Host an event from 10 to 5,000 attendees and magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean, the Intracoastal Waterway or the City.

The resort offers 209,000 sq. ft. of flexible indoor and outdoor meeting and event space including an on-site convention center, four elegant ballrooms, a Great Hall, plus 39 individual breakout/meeting rooms.

The Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood has received top honors from Smart Meetings magazine and many more awards for the resort and restaurants.

Where else can you enjoy beachfront pools, complimentary* beachfront water sports, huge meeting spaces with beautiful views, culinary concepts, and world-class shopping just minutes away….it was the best experience!  

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lobby area of the Diplomat Beach Resort

Hotel Information  

Address: 3555 South Ocean Drive, Hollywood, FL 33019

Self parking: $35.00 (Plus tax – CC only)

Valet: $45.00 (Plus tax – CC only)

Service animals allowed: Yes Pets allowed: No

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