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Sarasota: City by The Sea

From languid days on the beach, to cultural expeditions in the city, to corporate retreats rewarding a job well done, The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota welcomes visitors with experiences that are as diverse as the city itself. Here, guests may unwind with spa treatments or a round of golf. They can experience the luxury of resort living in the heart of an urban downtown. And they can arrive for the scenery but stay for the memories. Amenities include:

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

  • 276 spacious guest rooms and suites with private balconies
  • The Ritz-Carlton Club® Level and Lounge with complimentary dining and events
  • The Beach Club on Lido Key, an exclusive oasis of beachfront services
  • The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Sarasota, a luxury wellness destination
  • The Golf Club featuring an 18-hole, Tom Fazio-designed championship course
  • Four restaurants featuring local cuisine, fresh seafood and waterfront dining
  • 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

  • The Ritz-Carlton Club® Level guest rooms and suites with a luxury Club Lounge
  • Two lighted tennis courts located at The Golf Club, which is a complimentary shuttle ride away
  • Outdoor heated swimming pool and whirlpool
  • Full-service salon
  • Fitness center
  • The Cove game center with videogames, a pool table, foosball, ping pong and air hockey
  • Signature shop
  • Florida Green Lodging certified

The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota welcomes service animals.

Guest Room Features & Amenities

  • Private balconies in each guest room, many with beautiful views of Sarasota
  • Spacious guest bathrooms featuring marble-trimmed, dual vanities
  • Luxury amenities, including a Nespresso coffee machine in each guest room
  • High-speed wireless Internet access to stay connected while visiting Sarasota
  • In-room safe
  • Iron and full-size ironing board
  • Complimentary overnight shoeshine

Business Services

  • Full-service business center
  • Copy service
  • Network/Internet printing
  • Overnight delivery/pickup
  • Post/parcel
  • Fax service
  • Notary public (based on availability)

Awards and Accolades

  • Sharecare Health Security VERIFIED™ with Forbes Travel Guide, 2021
  • 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 18 or older to rent a room.

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

Our resort’s cancellation policy varies depending on time of year. Please refer to your reservation confirmation to verify your cancellation policy.


  • Valet Parking Overnight - $36
  • Valet Day Parking - $14

Portable Mattress
Portable Inflatable Beds: $35 USD per day, based upon availability
Only permitted in guest rooms with a King bed

Pet Policy

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

  • There is a $250 USD non-refundable maintenance and restoration fee and an additional $20 per day fee
  • Dogs less than 30 pounds are welcome and require advance registration
  • With the exception of service animals, pets are not allowed in any area where food and beverage is served, the Spa and Fitness Center, pool and beach areas as well as the Club Lounge floor
  • Pet-friendly accommodations are located on lower floors of the resort
  • To pre-register your pet and review the pet resort policy, please contact the resort concierge
  • Pets cannot be left unattended in the guestroom and must be on a leash in common areas of the resort

Resort Fee

The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota offers a $45 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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