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Family-friendly yet also the perfect retreat for couples , the Ritz-Carlton Sarasota sets the bar high for luxury Florida escapes. Its nearby golf club, dining venues, beach club access and first-class accommodation are just some of the reasons why.
Why you'll love it here
- Complimentary access to beachfront services at Beach Club on Lido Key, including swimming pool, Lido Key Tiki Bar and Ridley's Porch Restaurant
- Ten minutes' walk to Main Street's boutiques, pavement cafes, restaurants and bars and Palm Avenue's art galleries
- Access to The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club. an 18-hole Tom Fazio designed championship course, located at Lakewood Ranch, 13-miles from the hotel
- Club Room guests benefit from access to the exclusive Club Lounge, complimentary breakfast, lunch, mid-day snacks, hors d’oeuvres and drinks
Full accommodation information
This fantastic Sarasota hotel is actually positioned to face the sunset, as it dips over the glittering sea beyond. And, to make the most of your coastal setting, guests here also have access to a dedicated beach club (courtesy of a complimentary shuttle service) offering superlative dining, a pool, beach service and games for the kids too.
The accommodation itself is sleek and polished, in line with the Ritz-Carlton’s signature style. Expect rooms starting at 40sq m here, featuring large windows, dreamy king-size beds, furnished balconies, marble bathrooms and flat-screen TVs. The higher the room category, the larger the space and more indulgent the amenities – think decadent lounge areas, freestanding tubs and for many, bay or marina views to admire at sunset. You can also choose to book a room with access to the Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge, enjoying complimentary drinks and snacks, plus a dedicated concierge service too.
In addition, the Ritz-Carlton Sarasota serves up more indulgent experiences with its range of facilities and activities. For example, there’s a delightful spa with steam room, sauna and whirlpool tub; a 24-hour fitness centre offering yoga and Pilates plus two floodlit tennis courts. For golf enthusiasts there’s a magnificent 18-hole course just a short drive away too. If you’re travelling with little ones, they can be whisked off to enjoy activities courtesy of the Ritz Kids program while you relish some alone time on the (private) beach, or by the pool. To top it all, the Ritz-Carlton Sarasota not only boasts four restaurants and bars, but also easy access to the dining and entertainment scene of Sarasota itself, so you’ll be left wanting for nothing here.
Marvellously light-filled thanks to large, floor-to-ceiling windows, the rooms and suites at Ritz-Carlton Sarasota are tranquil havens indeed, starting at a spacious 40sq m. All accommodation comes with Asprey toiletries, bathrobes, a 55-inch TV with streaming apps, tea and coffee making facilities, comfy king or twin beds, marble en suites and complimentary bottled water. Many of them also come with Ritz-Carlton Club access, offering complimentary drinks, snacks and personal concierge.
This is the Ritz-Carlton, so expect a fully equipped hotel with bells on! You’ll no doubt while away the hours at the Ritz-Carlton Beach Club on Lido Key, just a short shuttle ride away from the accommodation itself. Here you’ll find a mix of drinking and dining haunts, an outdoor pool and activities for the kids such as arts and crafts, or beach games. At Lakewood Ranch, 13 miles from the resort but accessible by complimentary transfer, you’ll find the golf club, tennis courts and Grille Bar and Restaurant. The Ritz-Carlton Sarasota also offers a salon, 24-hour fitness centre, game room with videogames, pool table, air hockey and table football, a boutique, and spa with a Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room. Additionally, certain guestrooms provide exclusive access to the Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge, for complimentary refreshments and extra services.
Restaurants & Bars
A warm and welcoming eatery located on the marina, Jack Dusty is the place to go for seafood-laden meals, rum cocktails and craft beers. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, though also works as a casual bar and lounge with a wide array of libations and small plates to choose from.
This smart, sophisticated dining venue is located at the Ritz-Carlton Beach Club, clad with wraparound windows that overlook the beach and Gulf of Mexico. Whether you dine inside or out on the terrace, the sunset view is a perfect accompaniment to locally-inspired dishes and creative cocktails here.
The Lido Key Tiki Bar
Another haunt of the Ritz-Carlton Beach Club, the Tiki Bar offers that quintessential beachfront experience with its rustic thatch roof and open-air bar. Not only can you sip on refreshing beverages during the day, such as frozen cocktails and beer buckets, but also keep fuelled up with delicious light bites and salads too.
The Golf Club Grille
A timeless country club aesthetic feels very appropriate for this golf club venue, adorned with wooden features and fireplaces, plus views of the golf course. Another fun feature is that you can pre-order your lunch via a callbox on the 9th tee, which will be ready for you in the Club Grille once your game is over.
Activities & Entertainment
Spend your days at the Ritz-Carlton Sarasota luxuriating on the beach, indulging in spa treatments, feasting on delicious cuisine or playing golf with friends. The award-winning 18-hole Tom Fazio-designed course is punctuated with 12 lakes, located at Lakewood Ranch 13 miles from the hotel (a complimentary shuttle service is provided). Also at the golf club are two floodlit tennis courts, for anyone who prefers swinging racquets to clubs. Then, at the Ritz-Carlton Beach Club, there are sunset get-togethers with music as well as Ritz Kids activities (Friday to Sunday), a beach-facing pool and the Tiki Bar. Or, if you want to head out to explore Sarasota, there’s so much to keep you entertained right on your doorstep. Go shopping at St. Armand’s Circle, admire artworks at the Ringling Museum, catch a performance at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall or the Florida Studio Theatre, and immerse yourself in nature at the exquisite Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.
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