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Hotel overview

With white-sand beaches, museums, dynamic dining and more, Sarasota is both an exciting urban destination and an elegant coastal retreat. The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota bridges these two worlds with unparalleled luxury and experiences. Our Sarasota hotel offers exclusive access to The Beach Club on Lido Key, an onsite spa, championship golf, 276 spacious suites and guest rooms and 60,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space at this Gulf Coast destination. Book your stay at our luxury resort in Sarasota and let us create experiences so exceptional that every stay in the most preeminent of Sarasota?s stylish hotels is more memorable than the last.

Property information

Year Built: 2001
Last Renovation: 2015
Floors: 10
Nonsmoking rooms: 276
Suites: 31
Total rooms: 245
Total rooms and suites: 276


Hotel details


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Hotel advisories

Advisory A minimum mandatory hotel-imposed fee of $60.00 (plus tax) per room, per day, will be charged and collected by the hotel at check-in or check-out. This fee is subject to change without prior notice. The information published here is to give the client an estimate of additional fees that they may be responsible for but is not a guarantee of the final amount due. For a detailed description of what is included in the mandatory fee, please see hotel policies.

General policies & fine print

Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Kids Stay Free Policy Maximum number of children per paid adult: 0Maximum child age: 13
Pet Policy Pets Allowed: USD 250 non-refundable cleaning fee Per Stay; maximum of 2 pets allowed; maximum weight per pet is 30 pounds

Ratings & reviews

TripAdvisor traveler rating

4.5 2970 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Unexpected spa experience

    I booked a massage at the spa and with Tracy B. I’m currently wearing a neck brace for a spinal cord injury, but I thought it would be OK as long as we avoided that area. She took the time to carefully explain why it wasn’t a good idea without a doctor’s recommendation. She had a family member that had a similar injury and she said she thought she was the one I was booked with “for a reason”. I don’t disagree with that possibility. Then she went above and beyond by following up with a thoughtful card and consolation gift. I appreciated her kindness and respect.

    Apr 13, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Spring Break at the Ritz!

    This was our 4th or 5th visit to this Ritz location and it did not disappoint. We were upgraded from our Club room to a Club Suite which was a huge improvement! Yes, the rooms are a bit dated and the resort needs a cosmetic upgrade but the service is absolutely impeccable and all the employees are polite, pleasant and provide 5 star service. The club lounge was wonderful and the staff extremely hard working and willing to go above and beyond. Housekeeping, front desk, beach club and Jack Dusty staff all wonderful and professional. We look forward to visiting RC Sarasota soon!

    Apr 07, 2024
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Broken Septic - Smells Like Sewage

    This may be the most run down Ritz I have ever experienced. Absolutely nothing special. I initially expected my review would end there but it doesn’t. I Went to sleep at 10pm and was woke up at 3am by a banging sound in the bathroom. The pipes in the sink were making the loudest sound. It would happen intermittently through the rest of the night. I recorded and played it for the front desk when I went to breakfast. They gave me credit for the resort fee. Upon return to my room after breakfast the smell of sewage permeated the entire room. Unbearable to even be in the room. I tossed everything back in my suitcase and checked out. Fortunately I was refunded for my stay. The worst part - 2 employees told me this is a known issue. $1300 a night you shouldn’t have a room that smells like a septic tank.

    Mar 20, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Home Away From Home

    This is a beautiful location. Right on the beach. Always tidy, neat and clean. The staff is polite, courteous and respectful. Keep in mind, on the island there are no grocery stores or sundry places for last minute items or to pickup something you forgot….not to worry, you’ll find everything you need here.

    Mar 18, 2024
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Underwhelming experience…..

    Unfortunately the Ritz did not live up to its reputation or cost on this visit. Our room was dated, snacks were stale, the frig was warm and contents looked old. The carpet was worn out and had snags in multiple areas. The sink made gurgling sounds and the shower/bathtub looked like it was 10 years old Jack Rusty was fantastic and the beach club was solid as usual…..but the room experience did not justify the cost.

    Mar 13, 2024