What a great experience! The beach is beautiful, the room was nice, convenient shuttle service to the beach club, nice pool, fast & friendly valet service, and typical Ritz quality with all the friendly, do anything for you, employees.
This was our first stay at Sarasota Ritz. We have a 22 month old & a 3 1/2 year old. We were pleased to see other families with kids around the same age & loved how friendly evrryone was to them. They have beach toys, boogie boards, buckets, pool noodles, floats all accessible for use right at beach/pool side.
We ordered drinks today while on the beach and although they were pricey, they sure didn't skimp on the liquor! Quick service too.
Now most Ritz's are generally the same. They have the same standards. This Ritz had the most friendly, talkative, outgoing, generous staff of them all. Five people really impressed us and 4 of them were in the lounge (which is a FANTASTIC experience... food/snacks throughout the day, cocktails, wifi, and the most comfortable deck to just sit over the water and relax). If you can do the club suite lounge, Matthew, Amanda, Scot, and Mirza all work there and all took the best care of us! They totally made this trip the best it could be. They were so over the top good to my kids, we loved sharing stories with them, we would just have the last sip down and new drinks were being placed on our table. We looked forward to seeing them every day.
Then there was this one housekeeping attendant who always made it a point to say good morning to my kids. Always smiling & happy. Asking them how their day was. Just so sweet. We come back to our room after being gone all day to find little gifts from someone named Brittany. It took us a few minutes to realize.... it was from our housekeeper!! AMAZINGLY THOUGHTFUL!
The care and level of hospitality from these people alone will make us want to return.
You will be happy staying here. Nice hotel, nice people, nice beach. No complaints here :-)
- 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