The Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa – Hollywood, FL

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The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa | 3555 South Ocean Drive | Hollywood, FL 33019 | 1-888-627-9057

Located in Hollywood, FL, The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa is an impressive, sprawling resort that has everything one could possibly need whether traveling for business or leisure. 

HDCoastalviewPoolandBeachThe resort has a prime location, situated roughly 15 minutes from the Fort Lauderdale International Airport, 20 minutes to Miami and less than 1 mile from the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk. 

DSCN8524When my wife and I arrived for our two nigh stay we were immediately impressed by the lobby’s grandeur, including a 60-foot glass atrium ceiling, exquisite art work and sculptures. 



DSCN8504We were booked in a club floor room which provided full access to the exclusive Westin Executive Club Lounge, where we enjoyed daily complimentary continental breakfast, hors d’oeuvres and an evening cocktail. 




IMG_5281 (2)Our room was immaculate and spacious and had an absolutely breathtaking view of the Intracoastal Waterway. 



936122_10200686402496279_1423131172_nAll rooms at The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa are designed with environmental sustainability in mind. Features include recycled carpeting, glass and bedding. 

Guest bathrooms feature the new Heavenly Shower II, which creates a luxurious spa-like shower experience that delivers 50% deduction in water consumption.


Standard Guest Room Amenities include:


  • In-Room Video Games
  • Cable Television
  • Television with Internet Access
  • CD Player/Radio
  • In-Room Movies


  • Separate Bath and Shower
  • Spacious Bathroom
  • The Heavenly Bath®


  • Voicemail
  • Dual-Line Speaker Telephone
  • Data Port


  • 24-Hour In-Room Dining
  • Minibar

Room Features

  • 100% Non-Smoking Guest Rooms
  • In-Room Safe
  • Connecting Rooms Available

Disability Features

  • Accessible Shower and/or Bath

Room Amenities & Services

  • The Heavenly Crib (SM)
  • Cribs Available
  • Video Check-Out

Internet Access

  • Wireless High Speed Internet Access USD 12.95 per day

Of course, one of the best features of the room, was the (truly) Heavenly Bed that provided a “heavenly” sleeping experience for both Jennifer and I! 😉 



The resort has 7 styles of guestrooms to choose from including: superior, deluxe, grande deluxe, club floor, diplomat suite, corner suite and club floor suite. For complete descriptions click HERE



The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa has SO much to offer that we were only able to touch on a portion during our short stay. 

HDPropertyExteriorBeachviewWe loved the direct beach access and their two unique outdoor pools. There is a 120-ft infinity pool which has a one-of-a-kind circular, see-through feature and two cascading waterfalls that flow into a 240-ft Lagoon pool below. 

DSCN8517You can also rent a pool or beach cabana, upper deck casita, beach lounger, bed or umbrella. 

Full-days: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Half Days: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm or 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm


Advance reservations are recommended. Seasonal pricing and specials available. 

For more information click HERE


The resort is also home to The Heavenly Spa by Westin providing: 


  • 10 Treatment Rooms
  • Luxurious 726 sq. ft. Duet Room overlooking Atlantic Ocean
  • Halotherapy Salt Steam Room
  • Vichy Shower


  • Relaxation Area featuring a Wall-of-Rain and Private Chaise Lounges
  • Spa Café featuring SuperFoodsRx™ Menu Items overlooking the Atlantic Ocean
  • Manicure & Pedicure Stations
  • Aromatherapy Associates and Heavenly Products


For a complete listing of spa services click HERE

As if that wasn’t enough, you can also enjoy an 18-hole golf course, 10 tennis courts and an athletic center with pool. 

For a complete listing of resort amenities click HERE



The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa has 6 onsite restaurants including the 4 Diamond-Rated Steakhouse, Hollywood Prime


westin-wedding-overviewThe Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa would make a beautiful spot for your wedding. The resort offers a plethora of options and is there to help with planning each step of the way!

Everything can be customized to your personal style with catering, decorations, flowers, live entertainment, custom-made cakes and anything else you may need for your special day. 

For more information click HERE


GreatHallBeachLocationRanked in the top 100 meeting hotels and top 100 most popular meeting resorts in the U.S., The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa is a prime location to host your next event. 

2013CventTop100HotelsBadgeYou will find more than 200,000 square feet of flexible function space, including a 50,000 square-foot unobstructed Great Hall, four ballrooms, and 39 breakout meeting rooms. Their complete Convention Center is one of the largest in South Florida and can accommodate ground from eight to 8,000! 

For more information click HERE




South Florida is one of the most gay friendly destinations in the U.S.! Between Fort Lauderdale, Miami and Key West, this area is a “dream come true” for gay & lesbian travelers. The gay paradise of Fort Lauderdale is less than 10 minutes away and Miami, 20 minutes. Both destinations provide dozens of options when it comes to gay nightlife. The Hollywood / Hollywood Beach area is more low key but extremely gay friendly nonetheless.

Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa welcomed Gay Travel Information with open arms and made us feel right at home from the second we arrived. My wife and I were greeted as “Mrs & Mrs Sousa”, which still makes me smile! As a matter of fact Jennifer and I found ourselves talking about what a great spot the resort would have made for our wedding (we already have recommended the resort to friends of ours getting married next year).


The Starwood Hotel brand, which Westin operates under, earns a top rating on the Human Rights Campaign Equality Index. The company scored a 100 percent rating and is a recipient of the HRC “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality” award!

Now THIS is a brand we should stand behind and support! 

Starwood even runs a handy web site listing properties in some of their most gay friendly destinations. Click HERE for more info. 

I can personally tell you that my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay and cannot wait to return. I happily provide my personal recommendation by “OUTING” The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa as LGBT friendly and worthy of our business.

Desiree Sousa

Owner / Editor-In-Chief

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