This massive 998-room resort may lack the personality and charm of its smaller competitors, but it has extensive features. Highlights include two huge outdoor pools with cabanas and bar service, a full-service spa, five distinct restaurants, rental Jet Skis and kayaks, and direct access to a lovely stretch of public beach. The rooms are somewhat drab for the price, but travelers stay here for the amenities, not the decor. With no restaurants close to the resort, guests should come prepared to pay the Diplomat’s inflated food prices. Those looking for a smaller -- and less costly -- version of the Diplomat might consider the Marriott Hollywood Beach, located about two miles up the coast.