I had a business meeting at the Ritz in mid August. It was only for one night but at a great corporate rate I stayed an extra night and brought my wife and pre-teen daughter along. From a meeting perspective it was great! The rooms were a nice size and had a good view of the bay and downtown. The meeting room was large and very comfortable. All the catering for the meeting was excellent from the hot and cold items for breakfast and delicious lunch and over the top snacks.
We had a group dinner that evening at the beach club resturant. The food was good but the location was fantastic with a great view of the spectacular sunset.
While I was slaving away in a meeting room my wife and daughter enjoyed all the amenities the hotel had to offer. The pool at the hotel was large enough and they kept the temperature regulated so it was on the cool side (a good thing in Florida in the summer!). They spent a day at the beach club and enjoyed the private beach and the pool area there as well. They had lunch at both pool resturants and dinner at the lounge. They were very satisfied with the quality of the food and the service. We all enjoyed the beach club on the last day and we brought along a change of clothes and were able to use the club locker room and showers before our trip home. The locker rooms were immaculate, although there was no attendant to be found, but we really didn't need anything.
The service from the bellman, valet, conceirge, front desk, wait staff and housekeeping were all you would expect at a Ritz Carlton. Our only regret was that our schedule did not allow us to stay another day.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota Hotel Sarasota
- Sarasota Ritz Carlton
- Ritz Sarasota
- Ritz-Carlton Sarasota