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The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota

1111 Ritz-Carlton Drive | Sarasota, FL 34236-5594  [SEE MAP]Sarasota, FL  [SEE ADDRESS]

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This hotel boasts top-notch customer service
The beach club is located off-site on Lido Key
Lovers of the Ritz-Carlton brand are very much impressed by the Sarasota, Florida, version. Even though they've come to expect top-notch service, plush rooms and classy ambiance from these properties, travelers still can't stop gushing over the excellent customer service and the close attention to detail. At this Marriott-affiliated property, accommodations impress with amenities like private balconies, goose-down pillows and 55-inch flat-screen TVs. The resort also boasts an 18-hole, Tom Fazio-designed golf course (15 miles off-site). For non-golfers, The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota provides tennis courts; but if you'd rather kick back and relax, you'll also find a pool, a spa and a beach club. (The property's $37 daily resort fee covers the 3-mile shuttle ride to the beach.) At the end of the day, recent travelers said a meal at Jack Dusty, the resort's popular seafood restaurant, is a must. You'll find The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota on Ritz-Carlton Drive alongside Sarasota Bay. Plus, Marriott Bonvoy members can earn and use points by staying here.
Sarasota, FL
Hotel Class
Property Type
Resort, 266 rooms
Primary View
City center, Bay



  • 5.0Hotel Class


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Critic Reviews



With a style that developers like to say is circus magnate John Ringling's realized dream, The Ritz is appointed with fine artwork and fresh-cut flowers. Its marble-floored hallways are softened with plush Oriental rugs.



A prime downtown location on the waterfront enhances this lovely hotel. Luxuries include a full-service spa and salon where you can pamper yourself and a separate first-class beach club facility.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 2652 have reviewed the The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2652 reviews 4.5 (based on 2652 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Standard rooms here start at 425 square feet and are designed in a traditional yet elegant fashion, with earth tones and wooden furnishings. All rooms feature private balconies with city, resort or bay views, plus pillow-top mattress and marble bathrooms with double sinks and luxury bath amenities. Club-level accommodations come with additional perks, such as access to a lounge with concierge services and alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages.
  • Daily resort fee includes in-room Wi-Fi access, coffee, newspapers, overnight shoeshine services and unlimited local phone calls
Nightly resort fee$37

Standard room size425 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota is an oceanfront resort located just west of downtown Sarasota, Florida. This Ritz-Carlton is not located on the beach, but it does offer free use of its exclusive beach club, which is about a 3-mile drive southwest on Lido Key. The restaurants, shops and museums of downtown Sarasota are all within easy walking or driving distance.
  • Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport is 4 miles north
  • Daily resort fee includes shuttle service to and from the beach club, golf club and St. Armands Circle
  • 24-hour valet parking ($30)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (free)

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping


The resort houses Jack Dusty, a seafood restaurant that serves craft microbrews and specialty cocktails. There is also a restaurant at the beach club and another at the golf course. For drinks, guests can visit the beach club's Lido Key Tiki Bar, which is open from noon to sunset daily.
  • Room service available 24 hours a day
  • Jack Dusty serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily

Number of restaurants3

Cuisine TypesAmerican

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast


The resort's heated pool is surrounded by lounge chairs and umbrellas and provides food and drink service all day. The beach club on Lido Key also has a heated pool with a zero-entry design, plus a Jacuzzi and beach access.
  • Pool cabana rentals
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


The Spa & Salon at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota offers a plethora of service options, including body treatments, massages, facials, couples packages, water therapy and salon rituals. In total, guests can choose from more than 100 wellness and anti-aging treatments.
  • Spa open every day from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Specialty treatments include Chardonnay manicures and pedicures and body scrubs with seawater

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna


The Ritz Kids club offers supervised kids activities that are both fun and educational, including pool games, arts and crafts projects and storytelling. An outdoor pool, two tennis courts and free loaner kayaks and paddleboards are also available. Each activity costs $20 per child.
  • Daily resort fee includes use of snorkeling gear, body boards and fishing poles at the beach club on Lido Key
  • Kids ages 5 to 12 are welcome at the children's club
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs


The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota has a 24-hour fitness center with cardio machines and weight-training equipment. The property's daily resort fee covers several fitness amenities, including use of kayaks and paddleboards and participation in group exercise classes. Keep in mind, guests ages 16 and 17 must be accompanied by an adult when visiting the fitness center.
  • Individual TVs on cardio machines
  • Two Har-Tru tennis courts located at Golf Club
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


Seven meeting rooms and several outdoor spaces are available at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, including a healing garden, a 12,000-square-foot ballroom and the John Ringling Boardroom, which offers seating for up to 12 people. The largest space, the ballroom, can accommodate up to 1,200 guests for receptions or theater-style events. Themed activities and team-building outings, where groups volunteer at local organizations, are also available.
  • Audiovisual equipment
  • Property has a business center

Number of meeting rooms1

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available


Guests staying at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota are welcome to bring dogs that weigh no more than 20 pounds for a nonrefundable fee of $250. Pets cannot be left unattended in guest rooms at any time. Only one dog is permitted in each room.
  • No in-room pet amenities
  • Pets allowed (with fee)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting


The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota has plenty of room both indoors and outdoors to host various wedding events. Outdoor venues include two lawns and a healing garden, while the largest space, The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom, features gray tones, coffered ceilings and modern chandeliers. On-site wedding advisers can help arrange everything from florists to ministers.
  • Beach weddings can be hosted at property's beach club

Maximum wedding guest capacity1200

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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