$259 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Sep 12, 2015 Check-out: Sep 13, 2015

The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota

5 stars
View map of 1111 Ritz-Carlton Drive, 1111 Ritz-Carlton Drive, Sarasota, FL 34236

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.5
out of 5
35 reviews
great for business trip

excellent service and facilities at the Ritz. Would definitely come back for both business and... See full review

  • ChanChan
  • Jan 6, 2015
Good for family and business

The location is in main and main. Food is excellent but a little pricey compair to the same grading... See full review

  • ChanChan
  • Sep 8, 2014

The Ritz-Carlton in Sarasota, Florida is a luxury 5-star hotel located downtown. A private beach club flaunts numerous seaside amenities, including a swimming pool and Jacuzzi, dining and beach activities for children. A magnificent championship golf course, tennis courts, spa and state-of-the-art fitness facilities are available to all guests. A number of in-house restaurants and lounges cater to discerning palates. All rooms and suites include a private balcony overlooking Sarasota Bay, the marina or the city skyline.  

Dining

Dine at the sumptuous Vernona, located on-site, which serves fine regional cuisine with an emphasis on organic produce. Enjoy an award-winning cocktail at the Ca d'Zan Lounge, a refined dark wood-paneled bar with live entertainment and dancing.

Rooms

The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota has 266 palatial guest rooms and suites steeped in luxury with antique-style furnishings and Old World style. Sink into a featherbed with Egyptian cotton linens, goose down pillows and Italian wool throw blanket. All rooms feature a fully-stocked refreshment cabinet, elegant writing desk and private baths with a robe and slippers. Guests awake to wonderful views of the city or the bay from private balconies. Attentive details include complimentary overnight shoeshine and twice daily housekeeping. In-room dining is available 24 hours.

Property features

Overlooking Sarasota Bay, the luxurious Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota features state-of-the-art recreation facilities including a championship golf course, lighted tennis courts and kids' programs. A shuttle takes guests to the hotel's private beach club on Lido Key. Guests can book some time at the upscale spa facility for the ultimate in pampering (fees apply).

 

The Hotel Fitness Center, located on the second floor, offers complimentary access to newly renovated facilities including free weights, treadmills, stair climbers and more.

Highlights
  • AAA Five Diamond-rated hotel in downtown Sarasota, overlooking the bay
  • Private beach club with children's programs, pool, Jacuzzi, beach activities, poolside dining
  • Championship golf course, lighted tennis courts, 2 fitness facilities, spa
  • Choice of fine and casual dining, lounge with live music
  • Pets welcome (fees apply)
Nearby attractions
  • Marie Selby Botanical Gardens (1 mi/1.6 km)
  • St. Armand's Circle (2.4 mi/3.9 km)
  • Sarasota Jungle Gardens (2.9 mi/4.7 km)
  • South Lido Park (3.7 mi/6 km)
  • John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art (3.7 mi/6 km)
Business
  • Business services including audiovisual equipment, computers, printers, scanners and photocopying (fees may apply)
  • High-speed Internet access (fees apply)
Transportation
  • Sarasota bus service (SCAT) (0.1 mi/0.2 km)
  • Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (4.2 mi/6.8 km)

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Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Outdoor pool
  • Non Smoking
General
Air conditioned
Non Smoking
Concierge
Pet friendly
Elevators
Executive level
Ice machine
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Exercise gym
Sauna
Game room
Jogging track
Tennis
Water skiing
Steam bath
Horseback riding
Scuba diving
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Continental breakfast
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Lounge
Coffee shop
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Maid service
Laundry service
Express check in
Guest laundromat
Express checkout
Childcare Service
Concierge desk
Laundry/Valet services
ATM/Cash machine
Security
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Car rental desk
Barber shop
Barber/Beauty shop
FAX
Video checkout
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Drugstore
Florist
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
DVD player
Television with cable
Radio
Cordless phone
Safe
Phone with speaker
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Mini bar
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
Turndown service
Bathroom telephone
Cribs available
In room movies
Sofa bed
Temperature control
Shower
Iron
Ironing board
Bath tub
Trouser press

Dining

Jack Dusty Coastal Cuisine and Crafted Cocktails
An affordable, approachable menu focused on seafood classics, modern composed plates, sumptuous sides and artfully presented desserts.
Jack Dusty Lounge and Terrace
The lounge and terrace will include craft microbrews, a broad selection of rums and spirits and an array of specialty Sarasota-inspired cocktails made with farm fresh ingredients.
Jack Dusty Marketplace
Throughout the day, guests can enjoy grab and go items such as a cup of coffee, delicious pastries, or the morning newspaper. In the evening, the marketplace will transform into a warm and inviting wine library with an impressive selection of wines

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
04:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota

Overall score

4.5 / 5
5.01.0
35 out of 35
Amenities:
4.6
Cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.5
Comfort:
4.6
Location:
4.5
Value:
4.2

94% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Covington
Couples
St Petersburg
Jan 1, 2013

Nice digs

Perfect. Warm, insightful, professional staff. Nicely appointed room, as you would expect from this quality brand. When the front desk learned that our visit was an anniversary celebration, a bottle of champagne discreetly appeared in our room. Very nice bar (try the "bacon old fashioned"), dinner and breakfast experiences. Highly recommended, particularly with the discount.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jon from ky
Couples
Cincinnati
Jul 13, 2015

Ok trip

The person that checked us in was not very friendly. We decided to splurge a little and stay at the Ritz, probably a little out of place... The young man checking us in was very snobby and knew we were not the normal type of Ritz guest. he was arrogant and rude. Everyone else at the hotel was AWESOME! I would not stay here again though because of the way he made me feel at the beginning of our trip. The Bed was so uncomfortable we were unable to get a good nights rest. The bed felt like sleeping on a box spring... I am a Hilton Diamond member and have never slept in a hotel bed more uncomfortable that this one.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Chris L.
Family
Orlando
May 26, 2015

Service is Key

You pay for the service and extra care. From getting presents for the baby to having a great private beach access, you get what you pay for. The only thing was that they put us on the first floor with no view because we got an online deal. You We will also probably bring our pack-and-play because the hotel baby crib looked like something out of the 1950s. Other than that, it was what you expect when staying at a Ritz.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
ChanChan
Business
Toronto
Jan 6, 2015

great for business trip

excellent service and facilities at the Ritz. Would definitely come back for both business and pleasure.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
wxplorer
Single
N/A
Dec 29, 2014

Terrific for couples and families

I was upgraded and the room was wonderful The staff friendly always remembering my name!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Single

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

Use the beach club

Review of The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
wxplorer
Single
N/A
Dec 20, 2014

Terrific for couples and families

I was upgraded and the room was wonderful The staff friendly always remembering my name!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Single

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

Use the beach club

Review of The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Irishturtles
Family
Connecticut
Nov 25, 2014

Solid Hotel

I stayed here for one night---typical Ritz Carlton--very classy place in good location...

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Family

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

There are lots of good dining options nearby...

Review of The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
ChanChan
Business
Toronto,Canada
Sep 8, 2014

Good for family and business

The location is in main and main. Food is excellent but a little pricey compair to the same grading Resturant .

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Hans and Josef
Couples
Dallas Texas
May 27, 2014

elegant and relaxing vacation

very relaxing elegant decor very comfortable bed beautiful pool and beach great attentive service

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

St Armands

Review of The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
C Harry
Couples
Moorestown, NJ
Mar 25, 2014

RitzCarlton reputation upheld!

Service, facilities, locations, staff enthusiasm were all wonderful. Definitely a "return-is-a- must!!!"

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Sarasota Opera is a wonderful 400 yard walk!!

Review of The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Gettygas2
Couples
Bergen county NJ
Mar 22, 2014

Ritz-Carlton Drive, Sarasota, FL

Perfect stay great people was treated as family. food to die for great pool and more. A must and will stay there again again. Thanks for a great Price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Shopping tip: Long walk from hotel

Go to the beach club shuttles leave every half hour

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