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Romantic Evening

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Romantic Evening

I'm planning on leaving our 6 month old with the inlaws and taking my wife away for a romantic evening. I'm looking at staying at the Ritz or Lido Beach Club. The Ritz, obviously, is more expensive. Having never stayed at a Ritz I don't know if the service, etc. is "worth it" or not. One special evening - do I splurge for the Ritz or look elsewhere? Thanks for any and all input!

sarasota, FL
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for Sarasota, Venice, Siesta Key
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1. Re: Romantic Evening

The Ritz is noted for it's service, which is why it is a highly rated hotel. The bar and dining (Vernona) are very nice.

What are you looking for in a "romantic evening"?

The Ritz is not on the beach, but is a downtown location with a beach club off-ste on Lido Key.

There is also the Longboat Key Club and the Lido Beach Resort to consider. There are reviews on TA. Both are on the beach.

It is a matter of what you are looking for...

~SRQgirl

NY, NY
posts: 3
2. Re: Romantic Evening

Thanks for the quick reply! just hoping to have a nice grown-up evening in a hotel with good service. The more I look into it the more I think the Ritz is the way to go for us - they have some nice package options which include either dinner or a spa credit and breakfast. The Lido Beach Club is slightly cheaper but we'll save that for next year's trip. thanks again.

sarasota, FL
Destination Expert
for Sarasota, Venice, Siesta Key
posts: 9,166
reviews: 124
3. Re: Romantic Evening

It's pricey, but it will be worth it.

Time alone is a good thing....................

~SRQgirl

NY, NY
posts: 3
4. Re: Romantic Evening

thanks - looking forward to it. do you have any insight on spas for a good massage (other than the Ritz?) A friend suggested the Mandala Medi Spa: http://www.srqmedispa.com/

sarasota, FL
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for Sarasota, Venice, Siesta Key
posts: 9,166
reviews: 124
5. Re: Romantic Evening

Mandala has a nice reputation, but it is south of the downtown on Stickney Pt. Rd. I would check prices.

~SRQgirl

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