Effortlessly uniting the stylish elegance of a hotel with a private beach resort, this luxurious Florida landmark features award-winning dining, a superior spa and personalised service.

The hotel sits perpendicular to the bay, affording fantastic views of Sarasota Bay, the marina and the city skyline. It’s just over a mile from the cultural district of Downtown Sarasota, with its galleries and boutiques, and two miles from the charming shops of St. Armands Circle. Tampa International Airport is 65 miles away – you may be tempted to stop off at Ellerton Prime Outlets, Florida's largest outlet on the Gulf Coast, on your way through. Expect valet fees, if you've hired a car.

First impressions of polished marble and glittering chandeliers contrast the laidback beach vibes this hotel also affords. All rooms are spacious and are luxuriously appointed with rich fabrics and antique furnishings. They also feature luxury touches including a Nespresso coffee machine and robes and slippers. The private balcony offers a resort or marina view depending on the room category booked. Upgrade to a Club Level room for stunning views of Sarasota Bay and access to the Club Level Lounge on the eighth floor, providing self-service drinks and five food servings throughout the day, from hot breakfast to evening hors d’oeuvre and desserts.

Accommodation details


1111 Ritz Carlton Drive
FL 34236

Check-in Details:

Normal Check-in: 16:00
Normal Check-out: 11:00


4.3 mi / 6.9 km from city centre

Room types and facilities

Total Number of Rooms - 266


Sleeps 4, Bed Type: Queen(s)  Air conditioning, Television, In Room Movies, Private bathroom, Balcony/Lanai/Terrace, Minibar, Satellite television, Bathtub/shower combination

Resort View Room

Sleeps 4, Bed Type: Queen(s)  Satellite television, Minibar, Air conditioning, Private bathroom, Bathtub/shower combination, Balcony/Lanai/Terrace, In Room Movies, Television

Marina View Room

Sleeps 4, Bed Type: Queen(s)  Satellite television, Minibar, Air conditioning, Private bathroom, Bathtub/shower combination, Balcony/Lanai/Terrace, In Room Movies, Television

Club Level Resort View Room

Sleeps 4, Bed Type: Queen(s)  Satellite television, Minibar, Air conditioning, Private bathroom, Bathtub/shower combination, Balcony/Lanai/Terrace, In Room Movies, Television

General facilities

  • Laundry/Valet service
  • Business center
  • Sauna
  • Non-smoking rooms (generic)
  • Complimentary in-room coffee or tea
  • Exercise gym
  • On-Site parking
  • Hair dryer
  • Internet services
  • Tennis court
  • Ironing board
  • 5 Restaurant
  • 2 Pool
  • 1 Children's pool
  • 4 Lounges/bars
  • Room service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Shop
  • Kids Club
  • Massage services
  • Safe deposit box
  • Elevators
  • Live entertainment

Other facilities

For leisure activities, guests are spoilt for choice. Take the complimentary shuttle, running once or twice per hour (depending on the season), down to The Ritz-Carlton Members Beach Club, three miles away. On the stunning Lido Key, this exclusive tropical retreat has a private white sand beach and a beachfront swimming pool.

The hotel extends its concessions to The Ritz-Carlton Members Golf course and Mobil-rated spa offering an extensive fitness facility. There is an entry fee for the spa, unless you meet the treatment price threshold. Try the Lemongrass Bamboo Massage or the hot stones to relax and rejuvenate.

Ritz Kids entertains children aged 5 to 12. Activities are based on the four pillars – water, land, environmental responsibility and culture, covering topics from coral reefs and forests to recycling and sustainability. Just send them off in their play gear with shoes they can kick on and off easily. Pack a swimsuit, spray-on sunscreen and goggles for the pool and they’ll be good to go.

Dining information

No exception is made for the dining experience. Offering great value for money, Jack Dusty serves Gulf Coast cuisine and affords waterfront views of the marina, both inside and out. Sample Fried Green Tomatoes, Fried Grouper and Lobster Rolls, or sample the cocktail menu. The (very potent) four spirit ‘Siren’ and the showstopping ‘Smoking Jacket’ (which overflows with smoke) are the most intriguing contenders. You’ll also be spoilt for choice at The Ritz-Carlton Beach Club. Look out for the Ridley’s Porch Daily Inspiration and the signature Seafood Pasta at one of only a few beach side restaurants in Sarasota. Or try some lighter bites at the Lido Key Tiki Bar, before enjoying a memorable sundowner and catching a glimpse of wild dolphins if you’re lucky. At the Golf Club you can place your lunch order at the call box on the 9th tee and it’ll be waiting for your arrival at Turn Grill.

Additional information

The Ritz Carlton Sarasota is situated along the marina rather than on the beach. The Ritz-Carlton Members Beach Club is three miles from the hotel in Lido Key with complimentary transportation to and from the hotel to the Beach Club.

Resort fee (payable locally) includes: complimentary use of the Spa Fitness Centre, high-speed and wireless internet access in all guest rooms, wireless internet connection in public areas, beach chairs, towels and umbrellas, use of the tennis courts and golf practice range with clubs and shoes, bottled water, use of the following non-motorised water sports equipment: floating mats, snorkelling equipment and fins and a selection of daily fitness classes. Inclusions are subject to change.

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