Stayed for 1 week in Feb 08 and enjoyed it. Best of all close enough to walk into town for restaurants, theatre and bay. Not sure we will go back, not that anything was wrong but in our opinion it was too expensive for what was on offer. For example bottle of wine in bar area started at $66 and golf on the Ritz Carlton course is $245 plus tip for obligatory caddy, so with tax and hire of clubs probably $700 for two players. Apparently the course is very special so up to you if you wish to pay for that privilege. we went elsewhere.
Very luxurious throughout but bizarre admin. Putting the 'SHH' ( do not disturb ) sign outside early evening while jet lagged just brought housekeeping on the phone to tell us that the 'SHH' sign was outside and they could not get in to turn down. Why did we put it out at all I wonder. Also things on the guest channel for what is on showed that there was something interesting on three days before - it was the only thing on at all.
Having siad that it is a luxury hotel. Car parking is obligatory $20 per night by valet but many seem to self park on the drive though we were told by concierge that they will get towed. Not so ! Dozens and dozens do so much of the day and night..
Beach club very nice but very very shallow pool. Ideal for chidren but too shallow for adult to swim over much of it, I think max depth 3 feet 6 inches. Really good for kids though..
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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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