Very nice Westin...free shuttle to the Diplomat Beachfront Hotel A review of The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa
Marble baths & floors, super clean with very little room for allergins, the windows OPEN if needed, and the staff is super. Small hotel with a lot of plusses.
This is the Country Club (in Hallandale) part of the Westin Diplomat Hotel on the beach in Hollywood (free bus shuttle between both...boat shuttle to the Diplomat Yacht Club (lets go fishing!) directly across Diplomat Parkway from the Country Club.
Of course, the Fort Lauderdale Water Taxi (----) does make a stop here a few days a week to take visitors to the Miami area and back. (Charge). (But not the opposite direction-ie to Ft Laud via boat...takes too long)
Golf, Spas, Pools, Tennis, Boating, convention center, nice (but IMO overpriced) restaurants.
Main negative is the erosion of the beach in front of the beachfront hotel. I remember Hollywoods promise prior to the development of the new Diplomat Hotel that they would help with the beach. Seems they forgot. But the pool in the beach hotel covers two levels. YOu can see swimmers beneath you as you swim on the top level. Beach is available next door to the resort, on the Westin Condo property they are currently developing. When done, you'll also be able to rent a 2 bed 2 bath ocean view & intracoastal views.
Prices in restaurant too high. Starwood very fair with pricing for Military & Gov rates direct from their website. If re-opened, walk over to Maneros (of Conn.) for a great dinner...fairly priced across Hallandale Beach Blvd from the Wal Mart. (Also good is Flannigans on the corner of rt 1 across from Tony Romas and Gulfstream Race Track (About one mile away)
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