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The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota

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West Islip, New York
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2014

Stayed at the Ritz and had access to any BMW I wanted to drive for the days I was there (there was a time restriction for how long you had it but 4 or 5 hours a day more than enough). Hotel guest get to enjoy the Ritz private beach club and that was absolutely gorgeous. Will be doing it... More 

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2014

It was my birthday and they treated me like a queen. Cupcakes and champagne in my room very relaxing. Loved the view from my room. Staff so very friendly... luxury to the max. fun time.. first class all the way!!

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62 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2014

Stayed here for a few days prior to our week in Bradenton/Longboat area. The entrance to the hotel is spectacular with beautiful marble and a group of friendly staff waiting to greet you. I cannot embellish the quality of service that sets the a Ritz apart. Our room was nice... Not as large or high-end as you may expect, but... More 

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new jersey
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2014

Just returned from a wonderful 4 night stay. I had told them before we arrived that is was our anniversary. We went to the beach club on our 1st night to see the sunset( Wonderful) . When we returned we found choc covered strawberry's and champagne in the room ( Compliments of hotel) VERY NICE. Our stay overall was very... More 

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Cancun, Mexico
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2014

Arrived march 31st for one night. Booked an ocean view room and I'm also a gold marriott. We had to sit side by side on a small balcony to even see the water. No walk in shower...not sure why the price..very overrated in my opinion. Will not make this mistake again.

1 Thank Mgobril
Damien O, General Manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, responded to this review

Dear Mgobril, Thank you for your review. I am sorry you were disappointed we are not located on the Atlantic Ocean on Florida’s East Coast and only offer Bay front and Marina views as water view options due to our downtown location adjacent to Sarasota Bay on Florida's West Coast. Please accept my sincerest apology for any inconvenience this misunderstanding... More 

new york
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23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2014

Spoke to management. No worries everyone. There is a new policy, however, make sure you say something at check-in, you can opt out of the $28.00 Daily Resort Fee if you are not using what the $28.00 provides. This is great for business travelers who do not use the services. Upon check-in ask otherwise they will charge you. Be smart!... More 

3 Thank I5678910
Damien O, General Manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, responded to this review

Dear 15678910, Thank you for your comments regarding our optional Resort Amenity Program that includes several all-inclusive resort services developed to provide additional value to our guests. Our beautiful Beach Club located on the Gulf of Mexico on Lido Beach is accessible to all our Hotel guests during their stay with us. Please feel free to contact me at 941-309-2001... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2014

On the positive side, the toilet seats had a very nice feature - slow motion so it could not fall hard and make noise. Without question the best feature of our stay. Regrettfully, that's it for the positive. The beds were quite lumpy and sheets "rough." We woke each of our 5 night stay with serious back-aches. The room was... More 

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Damien O, General Manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, responded to this review

Dear HopeThisHelps2014, Thank you for your review. Your feedback is very important to us and a critical tool to help us improve our facilities and service. If you have the time and would like to contact me directly, I can be reached at 941-309-2001. Best wishes, Damien O’Riordan General Manager More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2014

this is our fourth year at "The Ritz". Every year it just gets better and better. The staff is amazing and always seems to remember us! The pool, the Beach Club, the location, the shuttle-they think of everything and cater to everyone's needs and wants. Can't say enough about The Ritz Carlton Sarasota!!!!

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Damien O, General Manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, responded to this review

Dear KarenM003, Thank you for sharing such a glowing review about our resort with the TripAdvisor Community! We thrive to provide the exact service you described; anticipating our guests needs, personalizing their stay and instilling the desire in our guests to return to our beautiful resort! We look forward to welcoming you back again and again! Best Wishes, Damien O’Riordan... More 

Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for a week during a work retreat. Room was pretty standard but the small touches are what set Ritz apart. Staff (the ladies and gentlemen) are always on hand to greet you with a warm smile and quickly respond to any questions or requests. The Asprey toiletries are also a very nice touch. A close walk to many... More 

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1 review
Reviewed 23 March 2014

The hotel is very nice, but the stay was impressive due to the staff. The Doormen were great and always willing to help. The housekeeping staff did a wonderful job. Our driver to the airport, Curtis, kept us cool on the way to Tampa, and was a joy to talk sports. Even the young men at the hotel pool provided... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Experience a resort where the casual Gulf Coast lifestyle meets the sophisticated, cosmopolitan excitement of the city. Featuring exceptional dining, a luxurious spa, championship golf,off-site Beach Club nearby, lavish accommodations and sweeping bay and city views, The Ritz-Carlton in Sarasota, Florida, provides guests with a relaxing escape from the everyday. While you're visiting, be sure to enjoy the sandy beaches recently named the 2011 "Best Beach in America." ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota

Address: 1111 Ritz-Carlton Drive, Sarasota, FL 34236-5594
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sarasota
Price Range: $501 - $1,077 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota 5*
Number of rooms: 266
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Also Known As:
The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota Hotel Sarasota
Sarasota Ritz Carlton
Ritz Sarasota
Ritz-Carlton Sarasota
The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota Florida
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#2 Green Hotel in Sarasota
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