RITZ CARLTON SARASOTA

1111 Ritz Carlton Dr., Sarasota, FL 34236 United States (USA)
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5.0 Star Resort Hotel in Sarasota County
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4.5/ 5

Based on 1250 guest reviews

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  • We have an outdoor pool
  • 266 rooms in hotel
  • 9 floors in hotel
  • 31 suites in hotel
  • Check-in time: 4 P.M
  • Check-out time: 12 P.M
  • Group booking rating of 7.5/10
  • 16 meeting rooms in hotel

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Local Attractions

Area attractions include Selby Botanical Gardens, St. Armand's Circle famous for shopping and dining and The Ringling Musuem of Art and Ca d'Zan Mansion. Siesta Key Beach, Long Boat Key.

Verified Reviews of Ritz Carlton Sarasota

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Hotel was great."
Overall Score5.0/ 5
The hotel was superb; we could not have asked any more of the staff. I would highly recommend this hotel.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
23-Apr-2014 Verified Review, stayed from Mon Apr 14 to Fri Apr 18 2014 at a $405.23 average nightly rate.

Summary of Verified Reviews

Summary of 402 verified reviews

88
Excellent

Excellent golf hotel. Easily accessible by car and close to shopping areas. Free internet. Great wellness & sports facilities. Friendly atmosphere. Popular among families.

“Good luxury hotel” “Pool and hot tub were nice”

Great Overall Ranking Top 12% in city
Excellent Golf Hotel Top 1% in city
Excellent Luxury Hotel Top 2% in city
Best Pool In City
Best Wellness In City

Good to know

  • Friendly service

    “Attentive staff” “Staff on the beach were very accommodating”

  • Noisy

  • Hotel is outdated

    “Older building” “Facility is dated”

  • Poor beds

    “Broken bed” “Mattresses on the beds horrible”

Review highlights

Pool

100/100
17 reviews

Great pool.

“Wonderful pool” “Pool relaxing” “Pool and hot tub were nice”

WiFi

100/100
5 reviews

Fast and cheap WiFi.

“Free wifi”

Wellness

95/100
13 reviews

Great wellness & sports facilities.

“Spa was fabulous in every way” “Amazing masseuse” “Great gym facility”

Beach

91/100
53 reviews

Beautiful beach.

“Private beach and golf course” “Nearby the beach club” “Beach Club was amazing”

Location

90/100
52 reviews

Great location. Great shopping and the beach nearby. Good car access, but so-so parking.

“Close to the best attractions” “Including valet parking” “Great courtesy shuttle to restaurants”

Bar

87/100
11 reviews

Bar is awesome.

“Complimentary bottles of water” “Drinks right on the” “Great cocktails”

Service

86/100
161 reviews

Friendly, more-or-less professional service, and so-so reception.

“Fabulous staff” “Staff is extremely attentive & polite” “Check-in was top notch”

Amenities

85/100
33 reviews

Old facilities, but pleasant hotel buildings.

“Beautiful meeting room” “Great property” “Classical decor of the hotel”

Breakfast

63/100
6 reviews

Breakfast is average.

“Broken Egg” “Overpriced breakfast menu”

Cleanliness

56/100
13 reviews

Rooms are dirty but the buildings are reasonably clean.

“Wall of sewage smell” “Clean rooms and common areas” “Clean room”

Room

52/100
90 reviews

Decent bathrooms and room maintenance. Outdated, cramped, and dirty rooms with poor beds. Great view.

“Modern convenience” “Wall of sewage smell” “Limited amenities”

Comfort

42/100
40 reviews

Small, uncomfortable rooms with bad beds and too much noise.

“Tv's are small” “Broken bed” “Bed was uncomfortable”

Ranked top 13% by couples, with a score of 89

Good to know

  • Great pool

    “Wonderful pool” “Pool relaxing”

  • Great location

    “Close to the best attractions” “Including valet parking”

  • Friendly service

    “Attentive staff” “Staff on the beach were very accommodating”

  • Friendly atmosphere

    “Relaxed atmosphere” “Casual elegance”

Review highlights

Pool

100/100
5 reviews

Great pool.

“Wonderful pool” “Pool relaxing” “Pool and hot tub were nice”

Beach

88/100
15 reviews

Beautiful beach.

“Private beach and golf course” “Nearby the beach club” “Beach Club was amazing”

Location

87/100
13 reviews

Great location.

“Close to the best attractions” “Including valet parking” “Great courtesy shuttle to restaurants”

Service

83/100
42 reviews

Friendly, more-or-less professional service, and so-so reception.

“Fabulous staff” “Staff is extremely attentive & polite” “Check-in was top notch”

Food

73/100
15 reviews

Delicious food.

“Upgraded to a bistro” “Great food” “Restaurant and bar are nice”

Room

55/100
25 reviews

Typical rooms, but substandard beds.

“Modern convenience” “No space” “Wall of sewage smell”

Comfort

40/100
11 reviews

Not very comfortable, with bad beds.

“Tv's are small” “Broken bed” “Bed was uncomfortable”

Ranked top 15% by business travelers, with a score of 88

Good to know

  • Fantastic service

    “Fabulous staff” “Staff is extremely attentive & polite”

Review highlights

Beach

93/100
5 reviews

Beautiful beach.

“Private beach and golf course” “Nearby the beach club” “Beach Club was amazing”

Service

85/100
7 reviews

Fantastic service.

“Fabulous staff” “Staff is extremely attentive & polite” “Check-in was top notch”

Room

47/100
4 reviews

Room is not nice.

“No ice machine” “Wall of sewage smell” “Tv's are small”

Ranked top 30% by families, with a score of 88

Good to know

  • Fantastic service

    “Fabulous staff” “Staff is extremely attentive & polite”

Review highlights

Service

89/100
10 reviews

Fantastic service.

“Fabulous staff” “Staff is extremely attentive & polite” “Check-in was top notch”

Good to know

  • Friendly service

    “Attentive staff” “Staff on the beach were very accommodating”

  • Noisy

  • Hotel is outdated

    “Older building” “Facility is dated”

  • Poor beds

    “Broken bed” “Mattresses on the beds horrible”

Review highlights

Pool

100/100
15 reviews

Great pool.

“Wonderful pool” “Pool relaxing” “Pool and hot tub were nice”

Wellness

94/100
11 reviews

Great wellness & sports facilities.

“Spa was fabulous in every way” “Amazing masseuse” “Great gym facility”

Beach

91/100
50 reviews

Beautiful beach.

“Private beach and golf course” “Nearby the beach club” “Beach Club was amazing”

Location

89/100
47 reviews

Great location with good access by car. Great shopping and the beach nearby.

“Close to the best attractions” “Including valet parking” “Great courtesy shuttle to restaurants”

Service

86/100
145 reviews

Friendly, more-or-less professional service, and so-so reception.

“Fabulous staff” “Staff is extremely attentive & polite” “Check-in was top notch”

Food

69/100
40 reviews

Bad overall dining experience with a bad menu.

“Upgraded to a bistro” “Great food” “Restaurant and bar are nice”

Vibe

64/100
38 reviews

OK vibe and a friendly atmosphere. Hotel is outdated. Stylish Hotel.

“Modern convenience” “Older building” “Lacks charm”

Cleanliness

51/100
11 reviews

Rooms are dirty but the buildings are reasonably clean.

“Wall of sewage smell” “Clean rooms and common areas” “Clean room”

Room

50/100
86 reviews

Decent bathrooms and room maintenance. Outdated, cramped, and dirty rooms with poor beds. Great view.

“Modern convenience” “No space” “Wall of sewage smell”

Comfort

41/100
39 reviews

Small, uncomfortable rooms with bad beds and too much noise.

“Tv's are small” “Broken bed” “Bed was uncomfortable”

Ranked top 26% by couples, with a score of 86

Good to know

  • Great location

    “Close to the best attractions” “Including valet parking”

  • Friendly service

    “Attentive staff” “Staff on the beach were very accommodating”

  • Poor beds

    “Broken bed” “Mattresses on the beds horrible”

  • Uncomfortable

    “Tv's are small” “Broken bed”

Review highlights

Beach

88/100
12 reviews

Beautiful beach.

“Private beach and golf course” “Nearby the beach club” “Beach Club was amazing”

Location

87/100
11 reviews

Great location.

“Close to the best attractions” “Including valet parking” “Great courtesy shuttle to restaurants”

Service

84/100
35 reviews

Friendly, acceptably professional service.

“Fabulous staff” “Staff is extremely attentive & polite” “Check-in was top notch”

Food

70/100
11 reviews

Delicious food.

“Upgraded to a bistro” “Great food” “Restaurant and bar are nice”

Vibe

64/100
6 reviews

Decent vibe.

“Modern convenience” “Older building” “Lacks charm”

Room

53/100
21 reviews

Typical rooms, but substandard beds.

“Modern convenience” “No space” “Wall of sewage smell”

Comfort

39/100
10 reviews

Not very comfortable, with bad beds.

“Tv's are small” “Broken bed” “Bed was uncomfortable”

Ranked top 32% by business travelers, with a score of 86

Good to know

  • Fantastic service

    “Fabulous staff” “Staff is extremely attentive & polite”

Review highlights

Beach

93/100
5 reviews

Beautiful beach.

“Private beach and golf course” “Nearby the beach club” “Beach Club was amazing”

Service

88/100
5 reviews

Fantastic service.

“Fabulous staff” “Staff is extremely attentive & polite” “Check-in was top notch”

Room

47/100
4 reviews

Room is not nice.

“No ice machine” “Wall of sewage smell” “Tv's are small”

Ranked top 59% by families, with a score of 83

Good to know

  • Fantastic service

    “Fabulous staff” “Staff is extremely attentive & polite”

Review highlights

Service

89/100
9 reviews

Fantastic service.

“Fabulous staff” “Staff is extremely attentive & polite” “Check-in was top notch”

Review highlights

Service

88/100
8 reviews

Fantastic service.

“Fabulous staff” “Staff is extremely attentive & polite” “Check-in was top notch”

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Customer Reviews of Ritz Carlton Sarasota

4.5 out of 5. Based on 1250 guest reviews , Very Good

Property Description

Guests of the resort have access to our exclusive amenities including the Members Spa Club, Members Beach Club and Members Golf Club. The Spa is located in the hotel with 15 treatment rooms, men's and ladies' healing waters areas, and state-of-the-art fitness center. The Beach Club is 3.5 miles from the hotel on the Gulf of Mexico, and features 3 beachfront pools, waterfront dining in the Beach Club Grill, and the Sunset Terrace for group events. The Golf Club is 25 minutes from the hotel. This championship course was designed by Tom Fazio with no residences on the property. The hotel is located on the waterfront of Sarasota Bay, just blocks from downtown shopping, dining, and entertainment.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 4 P.M
Check Out: 12 P.M
Year of Last Renovation: 2001
Floors: 9
Rooms: 266
Corridors: All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 266
Handicap Rooms:
Suites: 31
Room Windows: Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency: Daily
Meeting Rooms: 16
Meeting Space: 18000 sq. feet
Banquet Space: Holds 50 people
Dist. to Food/Bars: On-site
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: On-site
Dist. to Nearest Gym: On-site
Lounge/Bar Hours: 4PM-2:00AM
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
48 Hours in advance
Nightly Parking: $19
Typical Group Deposit: 25%
Total Taxes: 11.00%
Total Misc Fees: $0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
State Tax: 7.00%
Occupancy Tax: 5.00%
Food and Beverage Tax: 7.00%
Audio Visual Tax: 7.00%
Resort/Hotel Fee: 0.00 Per Night
Parking Fee: 24.00 Per Night
Cleaning Fee: 0.00 Per Night
Gym Fee: 0.00 Per Day (24 hour fitness center)
Spa Fee: 25.00 Per Item (Without a Spa treatment)
Shipping Handling Fee: 5.00 Per Item
Additional Person Fee: 20.00 Per Person (more than 2 adults)
Rooms Wireless Internet Fee: 0.00 Per Day
Rooms Wired Internet Fee: 0.00 Per Day
Meeting Wireless Internet Fee: 300.00 Per Day
Meeting Wired Internet Fee: 300.00 Per Day
Meeting Power Surcharge Fee: 15.00 Per Day
Food and Beverage Service Charge: 24.00%
Audio Visual Service Charge: 24.00%
Banquet Bartender Fees: 100.00 Per Function
Chef Attendant Fees: 100.00 Per Function
Avg. Continental Breakfast Cost: 25.00 Per Person
Avg. Plated Breakfast Cost: 30.00 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Breakfast Cost: 42.00 Per Person
Avg. Plated Lunch Cost: 68.00 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Lunch Cost: 48.00 Per Person
Avg. Boxed Lunch Cost: 35.00 Per Person
Avg. Plated Dinner Cost: 80.00 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Dinner Cost: 100.00 Per Person
Morning Break Cost: 12.00 Per Person
Afternoon Break Cost: 12.00 Per Person
Banquet Gallon of Coffee: 62.00 Per Person
Banquet Soda: 4.00 Per Person
Banquet Bottled Water: 4.25 Per Person
Banquet Hosted Bar: 22.00 Per Person/Per Hour ($22 1st hour, $10 add''l)
Banquet Reception w Hors d'oeuvres: 30.00 Per Person/Per Hour

Amenities / Features


Pet Friendly? Yes! Pets are allowed.
Pets under 25 lbs are permitted. $150 non-refundable deposit.


  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • ATM
  • Baggage storage facilities
  • Breakfast in room
  • Car rental
  • Central location
  • Child facilities
  • Concierge service
  • Conference facilities
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Credit card accepted: JCB
  • Dinner available
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health centre
  • Games room
  • Garage
  • Hairdryer available
  • Hair dresser
  • Handicap accessible
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Jacuzzi
  • Licensed bar
  • Mini bar
  • Movies in room
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Office or business center
  • Pets allowed
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Private car parking
  • Private garden grounds
  • Quiet location
  • Radio in room
  • Refrigerator
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hours room service
  • Safe in rooms
  • Sauna
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shop
  • Shower
  • Shows or evening entertainment
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Terrace
  • Travellers cheques accepted
  • VCR or VCP
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

Sarasota/Bradenton Airport, 3.5 miles, $8.00-10.00 taxi one way. Tampa International Airport, 55 miles, $75 one way on average, plus or minus depending on program needs.

Local Shuttle Info: The hotel''s complimentary shuttle transports guests to the Members Beach Club on the Gulf of Mexico and will drop guests off/pick them up on St. Armands Cirlce. The shuttle operates daily from 9:00 am - 9:00 pm, depending upon the hours of dining at The Beach Club Grill.

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.

About Ritz Carlton Hotels

  • The ultimate in luxury and personalized service, The Ritz-Carlton has over 100 years in the business with 87 hotels worldwide in 29 countries
  • Become a member of The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and earn points with each stay towards free nights, access to exclusive members-only offers and special benefits also with their partner hotels
  • Private baths in each guestroom
  • Lighter fabrics used for a deeper, cleaner wash
  • Fresh flowers throughout the public spaces
  • A la carte dining and a gourmet cuisine
  • Smaller lobbies designed for a more intimate guest experience

The Ritz Carlton Hotels highlights above are subject to change without notice.

Previously known as:
The Ritz Carlton, The Ritz Carlton Sarasota

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