General Information: A stylish and sophisticated blend of cosmopolitan hotel and beach resort, The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota is a luxury landmark on Florida's Gulf coast Five Diamond-rated hotel on the central Gulfcoast of Florida. Location: Conveniently located near the city center. Area: Located on the shores of Florida’s Gulf of Mexico, Sarasota is a city renowned for its sugar-sand beaches, casual elegance and stunning Spanish-style architecture. The city of Sarasota was built around its most famous residents, the Ringling Family. This dynasty of circus visionaries invested heavily in their community. They opened numerous fine art museums and hotels, not to mention the famous Ringling School of Art and Design. Recreation: For the discriminating guest, The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota features award-winning dining, famous personalized service and access to the Mobil-rated Spa, private Gulf-front beach club, and a Tom Fazio-designed championship golf course. Rooms: Each of the hotel's 266 well-appointed guest rooms have a private balcony and view of Sarasota Bay, the marina or the city skyline. ** Valet parking $22 per night** 29 July 2016 - 28 February 2017 construction taking place near the hotel.