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The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota

5.0 of 5 Resort   |   1111 Ritz Carlton Drive, Sarasota, FL 34236
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Ranked #6 of 47 hotels in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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Pittsburgh
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was very happy with the cleanliness of the hotel and the rooms. The staff was very friendly. Grounds were very well maintained. I am certainly by no means cheap or frugal, however everything at this was extremely expensive and overpriced. It is pretty bad when you can buy a case of beer or a bottle of wine down the... More

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Spain
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44 reviews 44 reviews
32 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed at the hotel for a business conference in February so apologies for the tardy review, just catching up! This was the first time I had stayed at a Ritz Carlton so I had quite high expectations. The staff were friendly and I must admit very helpful. That said I am not sure if I would return to this... More

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Naples, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We decided to drive up from Naples because we had heard great things about Sarasota. We choose The Ritz because of its brand name. Unfortunately the premium priced hotel was not much better than average hotel. The room we stayed in was tired for lack of a better description. Although it was small. The walls were thin so you enjoy... More

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South Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed for a three nights with my wife at the end of a two week holiday in Florida. Have stayed at many Ritz Carlton hotels and this was up there with the best of them. We had a large balcony and it was great to sit out for a glass of wine and enjoy the view. The room was very... More

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Orlando, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had my reservations about going to the Ritz Carlton, since it isn't beachside. The hotel itself is right between a large intersection on the John Ringling Causeway and US 41. It's nestled in a large plot of land bayside. I must admit this had it's advantages as we weren't only staying here for the beach. We drove to several... More

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Mandan, North Dakota
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went as a couple for my husband's company trip. Food was absolutely phenomenal at Jack Dusty. Drinks not cheap but has a great atmosphere. Concergie was very helpful. They provide complimentary shuttle to beach club which was also great. Service at pool was wonderful. Theres also a cute tiki bar on the beach which we had a fun time... More

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River Vale, NJ
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Ritz Carlton, Sarasota during spring break. I knew before hand, this is NOT a beach front property, but decided to stay anyway. We had a room on the club level. The location is questionable and the staffs on the club level were just so-so. I guess you get spoiled by the other Ritz like in Laguna... More

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Texas
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed here with my wife for her birthday and our anniversary which are just days apart so typically we do something indulgent annually. This year we decided to hit the Florida SW gulf coast for some beach fun. And what better place to kick things off than at the Ritz, right. Valet: Friendly, helpful, and functions as concierge in terms... More

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Damien O, General Manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, responded to this review

Dear Rajesh H, Thank you for taking the time to share your constructive feedback. I am sorry your wife’s birthday and your anniversary stay with us was overall disappointing, particularly since you joined us to celebrate two special occasions. Your business is very important to us and it appears we failed to meet your expectations and for this, I am... More

Toronto, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Walking into the RC Sarasota having just stayed at the glorious RC Naples, is a huge disappointment. Anxious to get on the 20 minute hourly shuttle to the beach club, it's apparent upon entering our room that the batteries in our safe are dead. Taylor is quick to arrive and upon inspection, declares that 'engineering' must be called. The safe... More

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Damien O, General Manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, responded to this review

Dear UrbanLeo, Thank you for your recent review. While I was pleased you enjoyed the service and hospitality of our ladies and gentlemen, I was very sorry hear of your disappointment with your room. Constructive feedback is extremely important to us and how we learn in what areas we need to improve. If you have the time and would like... More

Fort Lauderdale
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

To be fair, there are lovely things about this Ritz. The food was very good, the rooms are fine, and the view and sunset is quite nice. The staff on the surface is excellent, saying hello and acting in a solicitous manner. What made it overall a poor to average experience is the following: There is no substance behind the... More

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Damien O, General Manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, responded to this review

Dear Sugale, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at our resort with the TripAdvisor community. While I was pleased to learn you enjoyed our friendly shuttle drivers and the various seating areas throughout the resort, I was very sorry to learn of the disappointments you described. Please accept my sincerest apology for the frustrations you... More

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Address: 1111 Ritz Carlton Drive, Sarasota, FL 34236
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Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sarasota
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota 5*
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Also Known As:
The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota Hotel Sarasota
Sarasota Ritz Carlton
Ritz Sarasota
Ritz-Carlton Sarasota

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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#1 Romantic Hotel in Sarasota #4 Business Hotel in Sarasota
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Experience a resort where the casual Gulf Coast lifestyle meets the sophisticated, cosmopolitan excitement of the city. Featuring exceptional dining, a luxurious spa, championship golf,off-site Beach Club nearby, lavish accommodations and sweeping bay and city views, The Ritz-Carlton in Sarasota, Florida, provides guests with a relaxing escape from the everyday. While you're visiting, be sure to enjoy the sandy beaches recently named the 2011 "Best Beach in America". ... more   less 
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