$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

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
9 out of 35
Amenities:
4.6
Cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4.6
Location:
4.2
Value:
3.8

89% would recommend to a friend.

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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

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
Lauri y Brian
Family
New Jersey
Dec 27, 2013

Ritz Carlton Sarasota

Great hotel, amenities, and specially the people working there. Everyone was very kind, helpful and always smiled. We had a great time!

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

Family

Review of The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Kleine
Family
Vienna, VA
Jun 20, 2012

Perfect get away

Staff at the Hotel was very courteous and helpful. The doorman to reception, concierge, restaurant, pool, room cleanliness couldn't have been better. The entire landscaping at the Hotel was a pleasure to look at. The shuttle to the beach worked great and we had a wonderful experience. Thanks to all!

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

Family

Review of The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
GreenLeopard5
Family
Florida
Nov 30, 2010

Stay at Ritz Carlton Sarasota was Awful

We stayed at this hotel for several days and the only word that comes to mind is, "Awful." We had problems with this hotel and they were addressed by hotel management with arrogance and a casual lack of concern. The food choices were limited and overpriced and getting to the beach is a ridiculous hassle. We have stayed at many hotels in the Ritz chain, and have seen it deteriorate over the years into a high-priced Marriott. Extremely disappointed!

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

Family

Review of The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Family
Atlanta
Jul 26, 2010

Surprises

The hotel is one of the best in Sarasota and in past visits has always been a wonderful experience. We visited the Beach Club and also spent time at St. Armand's. The restaurants in the area are easy to get to and always good meals. I was surprised at the difference this time in the noise level at the hotel. The outside bar was so loud it was hard to hear anyone at our table even though the place was not filled up to capacity. The floor we stayed on had yelling and partying well into the morning hours (3 am) and the pool was filled with teenagers who took over the place during the day and into the evening hours. It was not the typical sophisticated environment I had expected and hoped to experience.

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

Family

Money-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

Great restaurants in the area and some are within walking distance or a very short drive. I recommend Mattison's on Saturday with the street market and all of the local vendors. It is a great place to watch people and their dogs.

Review of The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Best vacation ever
Family
House Springs, MO
Jun 28, 2010

Fabulous beach and great hotel staff

The hotel staff was wonderful, we are not rich and they treated us just as nice as the millionaire next to us. They are personable, get to know your name, ask about your day and very helpful. The hotel itself was gorgeous and very clean and comfortable. The spa and spa services were wonderful and a treat that should not be passed up. The beach club, across the bay from the hotel was nice, full facilities to get cleaned up and dining. The food at the hotel and the pool were poor, for the price McDonald's tasted better. The pools were comfortable, the view was stunning, the water was clear on the calm days. There was very little to complain about because the positives far outweighed any negatives.

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

Family

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

On the way to Lido Key where the beach resort is from the hotel, there is a large circle of shops that should be visited, allow yourself a few hours, they were enjoyable.

Review of The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
nanjohn
Family
Fairfield ohio
Jun 16, 2010

Wonderful stay!!!!

This was our first stay at a Ritz Carlton and they did not dissapoint. The service was the best.. From the checking to the check out this hotel is above the rest.. Going back in August for a couples get away!!!

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

Family

Review of The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Not impressed with the waiter
Family
nh
Aug 24, 2009

Ritz

The hotel was beautiful, unfortunately we had a terrible dinner in the main restaurant due to the two dinners that both needed to be sent back twice and the waiter "[...]" was extremely rude to my youngest son.

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

Family

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