Ritz Carlton Sarasota

Ritz Carlton Sarasota

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2284 Reviews

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.

  • 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

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  • 266 rooms
  • Floors have lift access: Yes

Main Facilities

  • Outdoor pool

Board Basis Options

  • Room Only
Location Highlights

Ritz Carlton Sarasota

2284 Reviews 82% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1540
  • Very Good 419
  • Average 193
  • Poor 76
  • Terrible 56

What to Expect

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Jan 20, 2018

By Name Only

Naples, Florida

Regrettably, this another Ritz that looks and feels like a converted high rise. If you didn't see the name you won't feel like you are in the Ritz. They have all the ingredients but the proportions and arrangements simply do not come together for a memorable experience. I would not stay here again. Pool is woefully undersized, the location is odd. Simply walked away from our weekend with a feeling of indifference
Jan 16, 2018

I wouldn't stay again


We paid over $1000 a night and it just wasn't worth it. Every single time we went to the restaurant outside, they would try to place us at a table with a blocked view. They would move us when we asked, but it got a little frustrating to do that every time. On New Year's Eve, we had made our reservations about 3 weeks before and were placed at the end of the side porch, next to the stacked spare chairs. I might understand if it were packed, but there were several tables that went unused all night. By this point, we were just laughing amongst ourselves about it and didn't say anything. The food that night was fine, but not great. The pool at the main hotel is beautiful, but in full shade until the afternoon. The bus ride to the Beach Club was a long way to go to have no chairs available when you arrived. People were standing in the aisles of the bus the whole ride back. I looked at TripAdvisor to see what others had said, and I noticed the rave reviews were all for those talking about the 'club', so I guess that that is where the attention goes, and maybe who the tables were being saved for (?). Getting a spa appointment was also impossible. There is also no real lobby to speak of and the live 'mermaid' in the restaurant made me a little nauseated as the mother of 3 young women. Seemed a little exploitative.
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