Very nice, quiet, loads of healthy activities!! A review of The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa
Stayed here on the weekend of May 20, 2005. I travel for business and stay in hotels approx. 100+ nights a year. As a platinum Starwood member we were upgraded to a golf course view and provided drink coupons (2 per night) and a continental breakfast coupon (1 per night). After check-in they also brought up a fruit and cheese plate amenity.
The rooms was very nice, modern and clean - the marble bathroom, two sinks, separate shower, and separate bath were first class and hands down one of the nicest I've seen in my travels. The balcony was small, but nice enough to sit at the chairs and have a drink or breakfast.
We used many of the Club's facilities and enjoyed them all:
Fitness Center - quiet, clean, and modern, full set-up of weight training and aerobic machines
Tennis Courts - clay courts and they have demo rackets and balls to rent at $20 per hour for two rackets and balls. It was slow when we played and they didn't charge us - nice!
Golf - Free range balls and rental clubs include in the daily service fee. Great facility.
Dining - room service was prompt and the breakfast was good. Had lunch at the Links Grill - some good healthy choices even though a bit pricey.
Pool - Nice, classy and not crowded. The service was very prompt. We were greeted with towels and a pitcher of lemonn water when we arrived at the pool.
The weekend rate of $200 was fair for what we received. Parking was $18 a night, service fee of $16 a night.
Two small cons - We were unable to secure a late check-out - front desk was adamant and housekeeping was basically standing at our door at the requisite noon checkout. Second, we left a daytimer behind and the maid threw it out - or so we were told. I guess we should be more careful next time!
Overall, a great break from the beach mob scene. Very relaxing, quiet, enjoyable, but not a great place for kids.