Ritz Carlton Sarasota

Experience Sarasota, Ritz Carlton style

One of the Gulf Coast’s finest hotels, the Ritz Carlton Sarasota brings Old World luxury with a modern twist to Sarasota’s bay front. This spectacular 11-acre resort promises an indulgent array of features including a blissful spa retreat, four enviable food and drink options and myriad sports facilities ranging from tennis courts to a super-stylish resort pool. This is the ultimate in upscale Floridian luxury.

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Guide Price

 £1,459  per person
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Tripadvisor rating 2593 Reviews
a pool with palm trees and a building in the background

Hotel highlights

  • Prime bay side location
  • Classic luxury with a modern twist
  • Dine at four distinct on-site venues
  • Enjoy sporting facilities including tennis
  • Relax in style at the hotel’s spa

Hotel Features

General Information

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  • 266 rooms
  • Floors have lift access: Yes

Main Facilities

  • Outdoor pool

Board Basis Options

  • Room Only

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Ritz Carlton Sarasota

2593 Reviews 82% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1749
  • Very Good 475
  • Average 212
  • Poor 93
  • Terrible 64

What to Expect

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Nov 14, 2019

Wonderful !


Cannot say enough about the staff , the hotel , the location All of the above wonderful, but the staff made the experience truly special ! So great to be with people who are passionate about their job ! From Kalid at reception ( thanks for the champagne reception) to Lyle in the restaurant, to Rachel at the beach club and our shuttle driver thank you , you made our short break so very wonderful. We truly needed to be pampered it’s been along year.
Nov 12, 2019


Fort Wayne, Indiana

This is a pretty average Ritz-Carlton, which isn't to say it's bad. It's average. It is also tired and in need of a renovation. There have been some light updates since the hotel opened in the early 2000s but a more extensive overhaul is needed. Rooms: 1) No alarm clock, radio or Bluetooth-streaming speaker in guest rooms. 2) No electrical outlets by bed. There are outlets in the two nightstands but they didn't work. 3) In-room lighting is that bad yellow color and requires you to operate too many switches. 4) Closet lighting doesn't turnoff at night. 5) Bathrobes are cheap and didn't match each other. No plush robes like most Ritz-Carlton properties. 6) Slippers were cheap generic slippers, not the nicer slippers with Ritz-Carlton logo on them. 7) Mini-bar and coffeemaker oddly located in entryway, though a small mini-bar tray with snacks is located in the sitting area by the sliding glass door. Weird design flaw. 8) No stationary, except notepad. Would be nice to have letterhead or a postcard. Free advertising for hotel if a guest uses it. 9) Pens and keycards aren't branded with Ritz-Carlton Sarasota. Just the generic Ritz-Carlton branding. 10) At this price I expect the Toto Japanese high-tech toilets that other comparable properties both within Ritz-Carlton and competing brands feature in guest rooms. As for the lobby and check-in experience: 1) Basic. No recognition of Marriott status. 2) Most Ritz-Carlton properties offer club lounge or in-room check-in, not a transactional experience at an impersonal front desk. 3) Lobby needs updating. As for the club lounge: 1) Basic and not much better than a good Marriott or JW Marriott executive or concierge lounge. Outside of the free alcohol it really isn't worth it. The breakfast selection was very meager and basic. 2) The eggs looks powdered. Could be wrong but they look exactly like the powdered eggs that a Fairfield Inn serves. 3) No ketchup for eggs. 4) Breakfast starts too late. Breakfast should start at 6 or 6:30 a.m. during the week. On the whole, the Ritz-Carlton Sarasota is an average Ritz-Carlton. Nice, but hardly luxurious. And charging the resort fee when the active construction at the adjoining Ritz-Carlton Residence makes sitting by the pool impossible is absurd and just wrong.
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