Miss Florida pageant, tween dance competition, and political fundraisers, all at the Westin Diplomat!

Combine all three, and this is what the lobby looks like at midnight:

The public areas of this hotel are like an episode of Toddlers & Tiaras (which is simply a fantastic TV show).


  1. I live just across the Intracoastal Waterway from this hotel and the boat traffic (especially the party yachts!) has increased significantly recently! The marine police are having a field day pulling over speeding boats since it’s a “no wake zone” 🙂

  2. I used to stay here in the mid 60’s with my family. There was the hotel and then across the street was the motel. Behind the intracoastal was the golf club. I would love to go back and see how it has changed but I feel that it is out of my price range.

  3. Lucky,

    You used to be my hero, until I heard you mention listening to Justin Bieber.
    Now I have lost even more respect since you like that senseless TLC insanity!

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