Hotel overview

A stylish and sophisticated blend of cosmopolitan hotel and beach club, The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota is a luxury landmark on Florida's Gulf coast; the only AAA Five Diamond-rated hotel on the central Gulf of Florida. Conveniently located near the city center, each of the hotel's 266 well-appointed guest rooms have a private balcony and a view of Sarasota Bay, the marina or the city skyline.

Property information

Year Built: 2001
Last Renovation: 2010
Floors: 10
Nonsmoking rooms: 266
Suites: 31
Total rooms: 235
Total rooms and suites: 266

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Hotel advisories

Advisory A minimum mandatory hotel-imposed fee of $35.00 (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)

Ratings & reviews

TripAdvisor traveler rating

4.5 2654 reviews
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Average Led Ritz Carlton Hotel

    I have stayed at the Sarasota Ritz Carlton many years ago. I realize we have been in the midst of a pandemic. Yet, in order to obtain room service, we had to place an order and wait for the food for 40 minutes. Then, the food was placed in plastic dishes and served with plastic utensils. The food was averagely prepared with small quantities. I brought this up to the front desk, when departing, and was brushed off. I also found the pillows from other rooms stacked in the hallway. I thought if the pandemic was so serious, then this would have been handled better.

    May 23, 2020
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Whatever happened to Diversity?

    Came to visit for a couple nice cocktails and appetizer at the Dusty Jacks restaurant. Out of the blue, a “security” staff “member” cornered and harassed me with another waiter bearing false witness from hearsay another guest spoke of me because she dislikes the LGBTQ community. So sad to see the direction Ritz Carlton Hotels have taken. I hope this is an isolated incident and they train their staff properly.

    May 19, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    The best hotel in Sarasota - amazing beach club ❤️

    We stayed at the Ritz Carlton for 4 days - rooms are very spacious and tea, coffee and water provided together with luxury toiletries. The beds are also very comfortable. We took the daily shuttle to the beach club as there was building work ongoing next to the swimming pool at the hotel. The shuttle also stops at Armands Circle where there are many shops and restaurants ( the shuttle leaves the hotel on the hour and returns from the beach club at half past the hour). We had a breakfast inclusive rate which was served from an a la carte menu in Jack Dustys restaurant. The marina is close by and its definitely worth popping in to the Westin rooftop bar if you are venturing out. There are lots of restaurants in Sarasota (Element has a shuttle service that does free pick up and drop off - excellent steaks). This is definitely the best place to stay if you are in Sarasota - as well as excellent service you get the benefit of being within walking distance of downtown Sarasota and the Marina, combined with the shuttle to beach.

    Apr 04, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    One of the Best Ritz Resorts

    We just finished a two week stay at the Ritz Carlton Sarasota, and it's easily one of the best and most enjoyable Ritz resorts we've stayed in. The key is the Beach Club, which is a gorgeous facility located on a wonderful, walkable beach. We used the pool for sitting and the beach for walking, and the staff couldn't do enough for us, particularly Lori, Bill, Brianna, and Laura at the pool, and David at the valet desk. Great place to have lunch overlooking the pool and beach. The main hotel is very comfortable -- our room overlooked the marina. All of the staff were terrific, but particular kudos to Kent at the front desk, and Ivan in Loss Prevention. Because of the Coronavirus, things began to close in Sarasota during our stay, and toward the end the restaurants had to close, but the hotel adapted wonderfully with takeout service for breakfast in the room, and lunch at poolside. We'll be back next year for sure.

    Mar 27, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    gorgeous place, my absolute favorite in the world

    It was a trip long overdue and was provided by a wonderful friend of mine to help me relax and give me a time to reflect and meditate on all the wonderful gifts I had in my life, and this friend was with me, and he was a gift and this place was an amazing gift

    Mar 19, 2020