About Us

    Our motel was built in 1959 and has been newly renovated and updated. Following several years of being leased, The Diplomat is now being managed by Jamie Jurney, granddaughter of the original owner, the late Mary S. Hobeika. Jamie grew up in and around the motel business alongside her father and mother, James and Madeline Jurney at The Emerald Shores Motel. A passionate believer in the historic value of the downtown core of Myrtle Beach and committed to seeing families enjoy this area, Jamie has been working in consultation with her father to restore The Diplomat while also incorporating modern amenities and technology. Jamie's goal is to become a working part of the community and to contribute to the restoration of the atmosphere that led to the growth of Myrtle Beach as a family vacation destination.
    We pride ourselves on taking excellent care of our guests and making them feel at home the instant they step through our doors. The Diplomat is "where strangers meet and leave as friends."~Mary S. Hobeika