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4.5 out of 5

"Lovely Hotel. Great location. Nice view form our room. Room was decorated nicely and very clean. Staff was very friendly and often anticipated your ne ... " More

By a verified traveler on Sun 29 Jul 2018

Hotel Description

5-star beach hotel near Lido Beach

On bay

Your stay at this Central Sarasota hotel places you within 3 miles (5 km) of St. Armands Circle and Lido Beach. Sarasota Memorial Hospital and Sarasota Jungle Gardens are also within 3 miles (5 km).

18-hole golf course

This luxury hotel features a golf course, a full-service spa, and 4 restaurants. Enjoy beachfront dining and relax with beach cabanas and sun loungers. There's fun for all ages with a children's club and an arcade/game room, and families will appreciate the onsite laundry facilities.

Comfy beds, WiFi

Boasting comforts like pillowtop beds and premium bedding, the 266 guestrooms also offer balconies and LED TVs with Netflix. Other amenities include 24-hour room service, WiFi, and wired Internet.

Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony, Resort View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
$639* Per night/room Feb 23 - Feb 24

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Balcony, Marina View

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Balcony, Resort View

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Club Room, 2 Queen Beds, Balcony, Resort View (Club level, Guest room)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Club Room, Resort View (Club level, Guest room, 1 King, High)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard View, Guest room, 1 King, Low floor, Balcony

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota ratings based on 26 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Oct 23, 2019

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3 out of 5
I have stayed at many Ritz Carlton’s. However, I had never stayed at this one. When I arrived, the valet guy asked if we were sure we were staying at the Ritz?! We said “yes.” He eventually pulled over a luggage cart. My mother and I had to transfer our luggage all by ourselves. We get to the room and we were under-whelmed. It was very outdated. It really needs a renovation. The grout in the bathroom between the marble was dirty, the paint was chipping, and the bathroom door handle was falling off. We ordered room service. My filet was cooked perfectly, but it was so small. I think no more than 5 ounces. My mother got the fish tacos. The grouper was really over cooked and inedible. We had breakfast downstairs the next morning. I ordered the eggs Benedict. They use way too much cooking oil and butter. The asparagus was drowning in it. This was such a shock because the Ritz food is remarkable and this food was just average. Our room was on the seventh floor and at 7:30 am we were awoken by lawn maintenance lawn mowers and leaf blowers! It was awful. Why would you have your maintenance crews do that so early in the morning? Most people staying in a hotel of this caliber are on vacation and want to sleep in. I was there for business and did not have enough time to voice my concerns or complaints. I definitely do not recommend this Ritz Carlton and will never come back.

Posted by , from Naples on Sep 10, 2019

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5 out of 5
Everything and everyone was outstanding! They intuitively responded to every request. Friendly, caring and happy staff. Really above and beyond to make a memorable stay! Thank you so much for such a memorable stay

Posted by on Aug 24, 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Apr 28, 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Jan 10, 2019

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5 out of 5
Best place Ever! We have been there 2 times this year and we will be back every year.

Posted by on Sep 24, 2018

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4 out of 5

Posted by on Sep 17, 2018

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5 out of 5

Beautiful htoel

Pros: Clean, proximity to beaches and shopping.
Lovely Hotel. Great location. Nice view form our room. Room was decorated nicely and very clean. Staff was very friendly and often anticipated your needs. Valet parking was great. Beach club was very nice. Too bad the beach has a lot of erosion. Hotel is near to St. Armand Circle which has nice restaurants and shops. Hotel is near Siesta Key Beach which is a must to spend the day! I would go back!

Posted by , from CT on Jul 29, 2018

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5 out of 5

Awesome Hotel close to Siesta Key Beach

Pros: Awesome service! Great pool area lots to do at the hotel. I had access to drinks to keep me hydrated. Inside my car, hotel, at the pool.
Location: I really enjoyed visiting St. Armand Circle it is without question a major tourist attraction. I love Siesta Key Beach. It's so relaxing.
I could not believe the wonderful treatment from all of the employees at the Ritz Carlton hotel. They really went out of there way to make this day special. The pool area is really nice and there are plenty of other activities on-site including canoe boats that you can get on that are located by the pool area. The hotel is close to all the main attractions and you don't have to drive far to get to Siesta Key Beach.

Posted by on Jul 11, 2018

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5 out of 5

Courtesy and friendliness of staff was amazing.

Pros: We cannot adequately describe our pleasure and hospitality we received.
Cons: Nothing!. This is a very well managed hotel
Location: Centrally located to downtown Sarasota, it is also only 8 minutes drive from St Armands Circle and pristine beaches.
For anybody wanting pampering and over the top service, I would highly recommend the Ritz Carlton Sarasota. The Beach Club facility was a particular example of the pampering and service. We are planning further stays at this amazing hotel.

Posted by , from St Louis on Mar 22, 2018

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About the The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota

Location 1111 Ritz Carlton Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236

Property Features

Feel the sun on your face and the sand in your toes on the private white sand beach, located just 3 miles away. You'll be playing in the surf in no time with a free ride on the hotel's complimentary beach shuttle. Sit back and relax on the beach with cabanas (surcharge), umbrellas, and sun loungers. Summer fun is a breeze at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, where you can play a round of golf at the golf course, cool off in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools, and enjoy a treatment at the full-service spa. There are 4 restaurants on site, along with a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 4 bars/lounges and a beach bar. A computer station is on site and WiFi is available in public spaces for a fee. This luxury hotel also offers an outdoor tennis court, a 24-hour health club, and a garden. For a fee, parking is available. This 5-star Sarasota hotel is smoke free.

  • 266 guestrooms or units
  • 20 levels
  • 4 dining venues
  • 4 bars or lounges
  • 26000 sq ft of conference space
  • 2415 sq m of conference space
  • Bar on the beach
  • Coffee shop
  • Kid's club (surcharge)
  • Supervised kid's activities (surcharge)
  • Cabanas on the beach (surcharge)
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Cabanas by the pool (surcharge)
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Game room or arcade
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Free area shuttle
  • Laundry facilities
  • Arcade/game room
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge) , Wired Internet access (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge)


Valet parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Sarasota, FL (SRQ-Sarasota-Bradenton Intl.) (6.6 km / 4.1 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free area shuttle and beach shuttle
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota offers 266 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and laptop-compatible safes. Rooms open to balconies. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. 55-inch LED televisions come with pay movies and Netflix. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, bathrobes, designer toiletries, and complimentary toiletries. In-room wired and wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers, and phones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and hair dryers. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

  • Private balcony
  • Pillowtop beds
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • LED television
  • Premium channels
  • Netflix
  • Movies for purchase
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily from 7 AM to 11 AM.

The Lido Key Tiki Bar - Onsite bar.

The Golf Club Grille - Overlooking the golf course, this restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast and lunch. Open daily.

Jack Dusty - This seafood restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Ridley's Porch - This beachfront restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

Guests can play rounds at the 18-hole golf course. 2 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with an outdoor tennis court and a 24-hour health club.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Pilates classes on site
  • Golf driving range on site
  • Golf lessons on site
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site

Spa Services

The Ritz-Carlton Spa has 16 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include facials, body wraps, body scrubs, and manicures and pedicures. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a steam room.

The spa is open daily. Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa.

  • Sauna in spa
  • Steam room in spa
  • Number of treatment rooms 16
  • Minimum age to access spa is 18
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Massages


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 35.0 per day.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets: USD 250.00 per accommodation, per stay
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 1 per room (weight limit: 20 lbs)
  • Certain rooms only
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • UnionPay


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 40 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Pool access
  • Beach access
  • Beach loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Fitness center access
  • Fitness/yoga classes
  • Sporting facilities or equipment
  • Children's club/arcade access
  • Shuttle service
  • Business center/computer access
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • In-room coffee
  • Concierge/valet service
  • Additional inclusions

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 14.00 and USD 69.00 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 16.00 per day (rates may vary)
  • Fee for in-room wired Internet: USD 16.00 per day (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 16.00 per day (rates may vary)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 30.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 250.00 per accommodation, per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 35.0 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Pets are welcome in specific rooms only, which can be requested by contacting the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.