Travel + Leisure calls this towering Mediterranean-style Ritz-Carlton a "smart choice" for travelers looking for a resort experience with the added perks of a city stay. Across the causeway from Sarasota's theater district, the hotel is appointed with marble floors, fine artwork and fresh-cut flowers. Guest rooms are decked in rich fabrics in seaside-inspired hues and feature pillow-top bedding, down duvets and sumptuous marble bathrooms with dual vanities.
The waterfront Jack Dusty restaurant focuses on fresh and local seafood dishes, as well as craft microbrews, and in-room dining is available 24 hours. Guests can take a shuttle to the resort's nearby private beach club, which features a semi-casual restaurant with indoor, alfresco and pool- or beach-side dining options. The Beach Club also features a luxe full-service spa. Guests gather on the beach each evening to watch the sunset, hoping for a peek at a "green flash" rumored to occur as the sun disappears into the Gulf.
Guests also have access to a private 18-hole golf course that incorporates 12 picturesque lakes and rolling hills, located about 13 miles from the hotel; there's a restaurant and bar on site.
From the press:
"Located in the city’s cultural district overlooking Sarasota Bay, The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota is close to the boutiques and galleries of the city but maintains a resort feel" -- Forbes Travel Guide
Infant cots / cribs
Newspaper / magazines
Sauna / Steam Room
24-hour front desk
24-hour room service
Currency exchange / ATM
Express check-in / checkout
Hair salon (fees apply)
Laundry / dry cleaning
Safe in reception (fees apply)
Iron and ironing board
Pay-per-view / movies on demand
Wi-Fi in guest rooms (fees apply)
Wi-Fi in public areas (fees apply)
Valet service (fees apply)
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed. Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.
Know Before You Go
Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
Children 18 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
This property allows pets in specific rooms only (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can request one of these rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 16.00 per day (rates may vary)
Fee for in-room high-speed Internet (wired): USD 16.00 per day (rates may vary)
Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 16.00 per day (rates may vary)
Valet parking fee: USD 26.00 per day (in/out privileges)
Pet fee: USD 250.00 per accommodation, per stay
Rollaway bed fee: USD 35 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
The Ritz-Carlton Sarasota is about a 15-minute drive from Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport.
Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.
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The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.
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