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The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota

5.0 of 5 1111 Ritz Carlton Drive, Sarasota, FL 34236
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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oregon
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I usually do not stay at the Ritz so this was a chance to test the reputation. The Hotel was spotless and there were always people around to help and greet you by name. Every day it seemed as if there was another free cocktail or champagne in the lobby. For a high end hotel it was a joy to... More 

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98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my third stay at this property and it is consistently very good. The staff is totally customer oriented, which is rare these days. They are about to begin a renovation of the hotel so I advise you request rooms that are redone or far from any noise that renovation might cause.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Ritz in downtown Sarasora is beautiful. The rooms are perfect, the service is impeccable and it's easy to get around. You can swim outside and sit at the bay, or hop on their shuttle to head over to The Beach Residence Ritz Club. Take advantage of the pool, hot tubs, sun, sand and food!! They even have the best... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I echo many of the other comments on this forum. This first and foremost is a Ritz, so the level of quality, service, and certainly expectations is elevated. This is the second time I've stayed at this property for a business convention and have enjoyed my stay both times. The location is not the greatest, as access to the Ritz... More 

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nyc
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14 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my fourth stay at the Sarasota Ritz Carlton; we come every January for a business convention held at the property. It's certainly convenient to stay here for the meeting but were it not for that annual boondoggle it's unlikely I would ever come to this hotel. For one thing, the beach is two miles away (and 25 minutes... More 

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

Dear doppel, Thank you for taking the time to share your constructive comments. While I was pleased to hear you appreciated our full service Beach Club facility and the service extended to you by our front drive staff, I was very sorry to hear of the other disappointments you described. Feedback is extremely important to us and how we learn... More 

Orinda, California
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156 reviews 156 reviews
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A ritz is a ritz is a ritz...no complaints.. Getting Marrriot points and staying in such gorgeous luxury with over the top service -what is there to complain about?..the world is small and when you have stayed at many places-comparison is inevitable. Traditional furnishings and big chandeliers.. That's ritz Carlton.. Comfy beds, top end sheeting, full large Carrera bath-gorgeous..and spotlessly... More 

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

Dear drmader, Thank you for sharing your review with the TripAdvisor Community. I was pleased to see you appreciated our spa and overall facilities. I am sorry you experienced a few disappointments during your stay and apologize if you were inconvenienced in any way. We truly value your feedback and hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back. Best... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It looks like a Ritz but lacks class. They charge for early morning lobby coffee. During my stay, the lobby was off limits due to wedding photographs, my room was not made up until after after 5 and the food in the restaurants was mediocre. Staff try to be helpful but they are not professionals-they are part-timers put into uniforms... More 

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

Dear William J, Thank you for taking the time to share your constructive comments. I was very sorry to hear of your disappointments. Feedback is extremely important to us and how we learn in what areas we need to improve. Our apology at this time cannot undo the past but our regret is sincere and our efforts in the future... More 

Johns Island, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ok, great location and top notch common areas and facilities. Late afternoon coffee on the terrace was fabulous. You leave all that behind once one steps into the elevator and enters a 15-year time warp. Granted, many Ritz Carltons seem to be decorated with your grandmothers old furniture but this was old, worn and unclean. We stayed on the Club... More 

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

Dear SDcritic, Thank you for your recent review. While I was pleased you enjoyed the location, common areas, service and our friendly staff, I was very sorry to hear of the disappointments you described. We truly value your constructive feedback and hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future. Best wishes, Damien O’Riordan General Manager More 

Boston
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60 reviews 60 reviews
14 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at the Ritz Sarasota for a business/pleasure trip. The staff were amazing and the property was lovely. I have to say it had a different feel than other Ritz Carlton's I've stayed at - instead of the typical old school lush feel this Ritz was more casual - guess it goes with the territory - wouldn't want heavy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Ritz Carlton Sarasota for two nights over the holidays. The hotel was a typical Ritz and up to expected standards. Staff were excellent and took care of everything with a smile. Nice breakfast in the morning outside at the marina. We did not use the beach facilities. Would stay again on my next visit to Sarasota.

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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*
Number of rooms: 266
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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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#1 Romantic Hotel in Sarasota
#4 Business Hotel in Sarasota

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