We were looking for a memorable experience and our friend recommended to stay at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota. We had initially made arrangements through a transportation comapny to pick us up at the airport however they didn't show up and I called the Hotel Concierge and they said don't worry about it we will send you a driver. David McLaughlin came with a Mercedes Benz and he knew that it was our anniversary trip. He had fruits and juices in the car, he also provided us with a cold towel and our room keys were given to us. David gae us information about all we neede to know about Sarasota and told us about all what the property had to offer. Upon arrival at the Hotel, Deano gave us a warm welcome and already knew our name, that made us feel so good. A young fellow at the desk, I think his name was Chris at the desk was so accomadating and gave us an upgrade to a georgeous bay view suite as it was our special occassion trip. We were personally escorted by Jim who gave us a tour of the property told us all about the Members Beach Club, Spa, Golf Course and everything else the hotel had to offer. When we arrived in the room it was pristinely immaculate very comfortable beddings, great Bulgari ammenities, flat screen TV, coffee and tea in a mahagony box and there were plenty of fluffy towels. There was a personalised welcome note from Alexis, who had surprised us with chocolate covered tuxberries and champagne which we enjoyed on the balcony overlooking the calm and beautiful Sarasota Bay. Lily our Housekeeper checked on us on a daily brought us cookies and did a rose petal turn down in our room. When we came back to our room we were so thrilled with joy to see that the hotel went out of thier way to make our stay an extremely memorable experience. We took the beach club shuttle over to the Lido key and the driver was so informative about the St.Armands circle and the surroundings. The experience at the Beach club by Crystal who gave us a tour of the whole facility and it was truly a different world out there and we were able to truly relaxed and unwind. The servers were very attentiove and provided us prompt service. We were so sad to leave as everyone who we came to know at the Hotel were like family to us and kept on enquiring about our well-being. I would highly recommend this property for anyone who is looking for an unforgattable get away as the Ritz-Carlton knows how to make it a memorable experience.
- 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