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Whether you're exploring Sarasota's colorful history, sinking your toes into a white sand beach or watching the sun dip below the Gulf of Mexico, The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota invites you to savor it all. Showcasing a serene private beach club, 18 holes of championship golf, a luxurious spa, vibrant waterfront dining and five-star accommodations, the resort is the perfect escape to experience the endless charms of Florida's west coast.

At The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, guests can enjoy:

  • Extraordinary views of Sarasota Bay
  • 266 guest rooms with private balconies
  • The Beach Club on Lido Key, an exclusive oasis of beachfront services located approximately three miles from the hotel
  • The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Sarasota, where gracious service is delivered by expert professionals
  • The Golf Club featuring an 18-hole Tom Fazio-designed championship golf course located approximately 16 miles from the hotel
  • Two exceptional dining experiences: Jack Dusty and Ridley’s Porch
  • Approximately 60,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space
  • Sarasota’s largest ballroom at 12,000 square feet

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Property Features & Amenities

  • Two lighted tennis courts located at The Golf Club 
  • Full-service salon
  • Fitness Center
  • The Ritz-Carlton Club® Level guest rooms and suites with Club Lounge and dedicated Club Concierge
  • Florida Green Lodging certified
  • Ritz Kids recreation area
  • The Cove—Videogame room with pool table, foosball, ping pong, and air hockey
  • Signature shop
  • Outdoor heated swimming pool and whirlpool

The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota welcomes service animals.

Guest Room Features & Amenities

  • Private balconies in each guest room
  • Spacious guest bathrooms including dual vanities trimmed with marble
  • Nespresso Coffee Machine in each guest room
  • In-room safe
  • High-speed wireless Internet access
  • Fully-stocked refreshment cabinet
  • Iron and full-size ironing board
  • Complimentary morning newspaper
  • Complimentary overnight shoeshine
  • Twice daily housekeeping/evening turndown service

Business Services

  • Copy service
  • Network/Internet printing
  • Notary public
  • Overnight delivery/pickup
  • Post/parcel
  • Full-service business center
  • Fax service

Awards and Accolades

  • U.S. News & World Report Best Hotel Rankings, Gold Badge Winner 2019
  • U.S. News & World Report Best Hotel Rankings, 2019 - #1 Best Resorts in Sarasota
  • AAA Four Diamond Award, 2018
  • Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards, 2018 - Top Resorts in Florida Category
  • Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star, 2019
  • Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Award, 2019 - The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Sarasota
  • Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards, 2017 - America’s Best Beach Hotels
  • Environmental Sustainability Performance Award, 2014 – One of only two properties in the world to receive this prestigious award from Marriott Golf

Resort Policies

All guests must be 21 or older to rent a room.

  • Check-in: 4 p.m.
  • Checkout: 11 a.m.

In the event you are unable to keep your hotel reservation, please cancel at least 72 hours prior to arrival to avoid a cancellation charge.

  • Cancellations made within 72 hours of arrival are subject to cancellation charge (one night's room rate & tax)
  • Pricing and policies are subject to change without notice

Effective January 1, 2019

  • Valet Parking Overnight - $30
  • Day Parking - $14

Portable Mattress
$35 USD per day, based upon availability. Due to Florida Fire Code, portable mattresses are not permitted in accommodations with two queen beds.

Pet Policy

Sarasota's only luxury hotel is also the only one in the area to offer upscale accommodations with a pet-friendly attitude.

  • Dogs less than 20 pounds are welcome and require advance registration
  • Pet cannot be left unattended within guestroom and must be fully trained and appropriately restrained by the owner at all times
  • There is a $250 USD non-refundable maintenance and restoration fee
  • For registration as well as a copy of the resort pet policy, please contact the resort concierge

Resort Fee

The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota offers a $37 USD resort fee per room, per night to enhance your resort experience. Amenities and services included in the resort amenity fee are:

  • Complimentary WiFi and enhanced Internet speed at the hotel, The Beach Club and The Golf Club
  • One complimentary fitness class daily
  • Two-hour bicycle rental at the hotel
  • Umbrellas and chairs at The Beach Club
  • Use of masks, fins, and body boards at The Beach Club
  • Access to driving range and golf practice area
  • Use of kayaks, paddleboards and life vests at the hotel
  • Use of fishing poles at the hotel


  • Main entrance
  • Registration desk
  • Accessible guest rooms have a 32 inch wide opening
  • Route to accessible guest rooms is accessible
  • Restaurants and lounges
  • Meeting spaces
  • Pool entrances
  • Spa entrance
  • Fitness center entrance
  • Business center entrance
  • Self-operating lifts or sloped entry
  • Pathway to registration desk
  • Service animals allowed for persons with disabilities


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