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 multiple miles from the main property
Lovers of the Ritz-Carlton brand are very much impressed by the Sarasota version. Even though they've come to expect top-notch service, plush rooms and classy ambience 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 (a 3-mile complimetary shuttle ride away). At the end of the day, recent travelers said a meal at Jack Dusty, the hotel'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
Best For
Business travelers, Couples, Families


  • 5.0Hotel Class
  • GREATCritic Rating


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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List
  • Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Awards
  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards



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.

Other Awards

  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List
  • Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Awards
  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 2497 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 2497 reviews 4.5 (based on 2497 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Standard rooms at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota 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; marble bathrooms with double sinks and luxury bath amenities; and pillow-top bedding and goose-down pillows.
  • Daily resort fee of $35 includes in-room Wi-Fi access and coffee, newspapers, overnight shoeshine services and unlimited local phone calls

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. 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 about 4 miles north
  • Daily resort fee includes shuttle service to and from Beach Club, as well as property's Golf Club and St. Armands Circle
  • 24-hour valet parking ($28)
  • 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. Menu items include everything from calamari and mussels to freshly caught and grilled fish and lobster. There is also a restaurant at the Beach Club and another at the golf course. And at the resort's spa, a cafe serves health-conscious fare alongside views of the Healing Garden.
  • Room service available 24 hours a day
  • Jack Dusty serves breakfast, lunch and dinner

Number of restaurants4

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, as well as a Jacuzzi and beach access.
  • Pool cabana rentals available
  • 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 treatment 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