$289 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Dec 17, 2014 Check-out: Dec 18, 2014

The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota

5 stars
1111 Ritz-Carlton Drive, 1111 Ritz-Carlton Drive, Sarasota, FL 34236
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.6
out of 5
28 reviews
elegant and relaxing vacation

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

  • Hans and Josef
  • May 27, 2014
RitzCarlton reputation upheld!

Service, facilities, locations, staff enthusiasm were all wonderful. Definitely a "return-is-a-... See full review

  • C Harry
  • Mar 25, 2014
5-star Sarasota Bay hotel with private beach club, golf course, dining

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.  

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)
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.

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.

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.

Transportation
  • Sarasota bus service (SCAT) (0.1 mi/0.2 km)
  • Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (4.2 mi/6.8 km)
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)

Hotel Map

27.3373 -82.5489
Area served
Sarasota
Nearby airports
Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport, (SRQ), 4.00, MI, N; Tampa International Airport, (TPA), 65.00, MI, N; Orlando International Airport, (MCO), 130.00, MI, NE; St Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport, (PIE), 48.00, MI, N
Area description
Resort, Location Type: Resort

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Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Outdoor pool
  • Non Smoking
General
Air conditioned
Non Smoking
Pet friendly
Elevators
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
Bay View Burger Bar
Relaxed outdoor eatery offering a delicous menu of uncomplicated casual cuisine

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.

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Guest Reviews (28)

Ratings and reviews for The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota

Overall score

4.6 / 5
5.01.0
16 out of 28
Amenities:
4.7
Room cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.8
Room comfort:
4.7
Location:
4.7
Value:
4.3

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Hans and Josef
Business
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
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

St Armands

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Review of The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
C Harry
Business
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
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Sarasota Opera is a wonderful 400 yard walk!!

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Gettygas2
Business
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
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Long walk from hotel

Go to the beach club shuttles leave every half hour

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Review of The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Holli Day
Business
Chicago IL
Sep 30, 2013

Superb service and pampering!

First Class Hotel--they treat you with so much respect and care. Obviously they have an outstanding training when it comes to customer relations.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
KGuags
Business
Virginia
Sep 4, 2013

Anniversary get-a-way

Everyone at this hotel was very friendly-the staff makes your stay a wonderful experience. Beautiful hotel, great food and drinks. We enjoyed the beach club and the convenience of the shuttle bus to the beach and St. Armands Circle. Fantastic experience-we will return!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
DD80
Business
Florida
Aug 26, 2013

Great stay! Noisy rooms!

Great stay! But the noise level in rooms, hallways, etc was super loud. You could here everyone's doors slamming and toilets flushing. Not what you would expect from the Ritz. We've stayed at many and never experienced this before. Hotel staff was very friendly and welcoming. Great time out at the beach club! Jack Dusty restaurant was AWESOME!!!!

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

Business

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Review of The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Covington
Business
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
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Eric5858
Business
Dublin, Ohio
Sep 11, 2012

Great trip!

We loved the location, the beach, the pool and especially the staff!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: In Hotel

Take the shuttle bus to the resort!

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Review of The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Keke mike
Business
Sarasota, Fl
Jul 30, 2012

Room view was not what I expected, beachclub not on hotel grounds

I was a little disappointed that we spent so much money and our view was the top of the valet area. Also, the beach club was not on the grounds of the hotel, but a bus drive away... otherwise the hotel was nice..

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
McLean, VA
Apr 26, 2011

Long Weekend

Overall, this is a wonderful hotel. The grounds and common areas are meticulously maintained and filled with flowers. The staff was friendly and helpful and our special requests (more regular coffee packets and q-tips) were responded to promptly. We went to the beach club twice and the hotel pool once. Both very nice, hotel pool is a little quieter. The hotel is walking distance to main street bars and restaurants, or you can take the shuttle to the local circle (we actually walked it once, it's about 2.5 miles). We found a great variety of very good food was available. We enjoyed the room as well - a lovely balcony overlooked the pool and a marina. We will be returning.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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