Ritz-Carlton offers some of the best luxury hotels & resorts across America, Europe, Africa, and Asia-Pacific. It is easy to get a discount, special offer, free benefits, and ultimately the cheapest rate if you do your research. We share how to get the best deal on your next Ritz-Carlton hotel stay.
The Ritz-Carlton company is part of the Marriott group, which means you can collect Marriott Bonvoy points during your stay or redeem them for a free stay. Marriott Bonvoy is a solid loyalty scheme that offers a great way to get further value from hotel bookings.
To get the best possible deal, book your next Ritz-Carlton stay via our luxury travel concierge, and you will get the following free loyalty-style STARS benefits (on top of your own status and membership benefits) at every Ritz-Carlton Hotel at no extra cost. These benefits include breakfast for two, welcome amenities, room upgrades (subject to availability), and more.
You will also get these free benefits whilst taking advantage of Ritz-Carlton hotel special offers, which you can find on their website or from our agent, who can advise on the best offers. You see, Ritz-Carlton partners directly with a small number of high-end Virtuoso travel agencies, including our own luxury travel concierge, which means that we can share privileges at all Ritz-Carlton hotels and resorts with clients who make bookings with us.
You also get free room upgrades, free breakfasts, and perks at many other luxury hotel chains, including Four Seasons, Park Hyatt, Aman, JW Marriott, InterContinental, and more.
We can also add your own Marriott Bonvoy loyalty club number to the booking so that you stack your own elite membership benefits along with our free benefits whilst still earning your Ritz-Carlton loyalty rewards. In fact, the only rates we cannot add our benefits to are redemption rates (sorry!). If you redeem your points and book a redemption-only stay, we cannot add our benefits. Our benefits might just give you that extra reason to book your next trip away.
If you are looking for a nice discount, we suggest you pick one of the cheapest Ritz-Carlton hotels in the world, and we suggest you stay outside of the main season. While these properties never come in super cheap, stay in the low season to bag the best deal. The weather might not be ideal, but you are not forgoing any of the Ritz-Carlton luxuries, and you can pick up some super rooms at incredibly discounted rates simply by choosing the time of your stay carefully.
For the sake of this article, we have compared all the prices in US Dollars, but our concierge benefits can be applied to bookings made from anywhere in the world.
Whether you are looking for family pools, a spa, a beachside resort, or a convenient city location for business or a short break, here are some of the cheapest Ritz-Carlton hotels in the world. Unless otherwise stated, our pricing is based on a 3-night stay mid-October (16-19th) 2019, which is outside the summer season in most locations. Pricing may vary according to your date of travel.
1. The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal
While the almost unbearably hot summer may not be your ideal time to visit the United Arab Emirates, you can’t argue with the prices. The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi is extraordinarily cheap at just 463د.إ AED ($127 USD per night) in the summer. The rate rises significantly in the Fall, so you must visit in June, July, and August to get the cheapest price here. The level of luxury you get for this room rate is pretty incredible.
For a start, this hotel has one of the best club lounges in Abu Dhabi, and this is just the beginning. Expect sparkling chandeliers, your own patch of private beach, and breathtaking views to the Grand Mosque, all of which make the The Ritz-Carlton the best deal in Abu Dhabi in the summer. It also has impressive common areas and a fantastic pool with lovely lawns leading down to the beach. It is nice and quiet, making it ideal for families, particularly if you want to earn or redeem Marriott Bonvoy points. The location is actually across the canal from the Shangri-La Hotel.
As meals at any of the restaurants and bars at The Ritz-Carlton are expensive, club access offers excellent value for money, particularly as this club lounge is excellent with a fantastic view. Club Level Guest Rooms and Suites also offer even more magnificent views of the illustrious Grand Canal, stately gardens, or breathtaking Grand Mosque as you step onto your secluded balcony overlooking our luxury resort inspired by the 15th to 17th century Renaissance architecture and the urban planning of the city of Venice.
Expect a luxury stay overall at The Ritz-Carlton, Abu Dhabi, with a great room, wonderful bed, good location away from the noise & crowds of downtown, and great views of the beautiful Grand Mosque.
2. The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch
While not always the cheapest Ritz-Carlton hotel in the world, in October, outside the ski season, the Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch is definitely one of the cheapest Ritz-Carlton hotels in America, priced at just $176 USD per room per night.
Nestled in the exclusive mountain enclave of Bachelor Gulch on Beaver Creek Mountain, The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch is the centerpiece of the “village-to-village” ski experience during the winter, with Beaver Creek Village to the east and Arrowhead to the west. The Bachelor Gulch high-speed quad chairlift is just steps from the Hotel’s backdoor, providing unmatched ski-in ski-out access and popular Ski Nanny service. Ten miles east is the Red Sky Golf Club, and the hotel sits 18 miles west of Vail and 25 miles east of the Vail/Eagle County Airport, as well as being 117 miles west of Denver International Airport, your main international airport hub.
Stay here in the ski season, and you will be paying high prices, but this is a year-round destination that offers a rock-lined grotto at The Bachelor Gulch Spa; Bachelors Lounge, an indoor/outdoor cigar and hookah lounge serving vaportinis and craft beverages; Buffalos restaurant, known for serving locally sourced menu items; and preferred tee times at Colorado’s highest-rated course at Red Sky Golf Club. You can enjoy all these features outside of the ski season.
The Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch is a beautiful hotel. Its interior is pictured above. It was designed and built according to the Bachelor Gulch residential area guidelines, which was inspired by the architecture of the grand lodges of Yellowstone and Yosemite Grand Teton National Parks. This unique style, known as parkitecture, features a variety of indigenous natural materials such as logs, timbers, and stone.
With 180 guestrooms, including 40 suites and The Ritz-Carlton Suite, 95 percent of rooms offer spectacular mountain or resort views, and we like the 77 rooms, which have their own fireplaces.
Regardless of which room you choose, beds have feather duvets with 400-thread count Frette linens, 100% goose down and non-allergenic foam pillows, a separate shower, and a marble bathtub. Club rooms give guests access to the club level on the eighth floor of the resort. This floor is accessible via elevator key only, and accommodations include guest rooms, suites, The Ritz-Carlton Suite, and an exclusive lounge.
Five daily culinary and beverage presentations are served, including continental breakfast, mid-day snack, hot chocolate, hors d’oeuvres, and desserts. Cocktails are served throughout the afternoon and evening. The guest rooms and lounge offer panoramic views of the ski area and the surrounding mountain ranges. Guests receive the highest level of attention, and the dedicated concierge provides exceptional service.
The Spa offers 21,000 square-foot of spa and fitness center with separate men’s and women’s relaxation lounges, 19 treatment rooms Private sauna, a steam room, a hot and cold plunge, lockers, and showers for men and women, co-ed rock grotto relaxation room with lazy river hot tub, a cardiovascular room with views of Beaver Creek Mountain, an Aerobics room with views of Vail Valley and a heated outdoor swimming pool with one large outdoor hot tub and two smaller, more intimate outdoor hot tubs.
Dining is excellent, with Spago, the flagship restaurant of master chef Wolfgang Puck continuing to set the standard for cuisine, service, and style, offering seasonal American cuisine with Asian accents in a sophisticated, warm environment crafted by esteemed New York-based hospitality designer Tony Chi. The Great Room can seat more than 50 throughout the day and into the evening, serving light fare, cocktails, coffee, and tea. Buffaloe offers farm-sourced ingredients blended with warm but crisp service in a relaxing environment, and Daniel’s Bar offers breathtaking views of the surrounding National Forest and beautiful Colorado sunsets. Bachelors Lounge (open to guests 21 years of age and older) is a cigar lounge offering signature spirits and a Sommelier-crafted wine list from around the world. The bartenders, sommeliers, and mixologists will create pairings for guests between cigars, spirits, beer, or wine. Choose from the outdoor covered and heated seating area or sit around the fireplace.
3. The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun
If you are looking for sunshine, the Ritz-Carlton, Cancun, is one of the cheapest beachfront Ritz-Carlton hotels in the world. Outside the high summer and winter seasons in October, the Ritz-Carlton, Cancun is one of the cheapest Ritz-Carlton hotels in the world, priced at just $234 USD per room per night.
Resting on the tip of the exotic Yucatan peninsula is The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun, considered one of the world’s most luxurious resorts. An enticing stretch of white sand beach, indulgent amenities such as the full-service Ritz-Carlton Spa, and award-winning restaurants will attract you, and the intrigue of the ancient Mayan sites will enchant you can keep you coming back.
The resort has 363 guestrooms, including 50 suites, all with ocean views and private balconies or terraces. Each of the resort’s guestrooms and suites is a sanctuary of comfort featuring sweeping ocean views and a wealth of welcome amenities. For families with infants, specially designed rooms offer all the comforts of a home nursery, including a crib, a changing table, and a menu of baby essentials that can be ordered before arrival. Guestroom amenities include Egyptian cotton linen and duvet covers, a marble bath with double vanities and a separate tub and shower, plush terry bathrobes, and more. The Ritz-Carlton Club Level provides guests with the highest level of personal service with five complimentary food presentations daily.
4. The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain
Starting at just $250 USD per night in the summer, The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain, is one of the cheapest Ritz-Carlton hotels in the world. The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain Hotel & Spa boasts 245 rooms and suites within a 20-acre resort complex on the beaches of Manama. If you prefer something larger, choose from 23 seafront villas, each with a live-in butler, swimming pool, and private beach access (these are less cheap).
The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain Hotel & Spa also offers seven internationally inspired restaurants, lounges, and bars, including the intimate darkness of Plums in the evening. Indulge in the Burlington Club’s well-stocked humidor and enjoy a real Cuban cigar with a snifter of brandy.
One of the best features of the hotel is its large and deep swimming pool. In the summer months, this is actively chilled to provide relief in the hot summer months. You can plunge in after just a few minutes outside. There are also numerous beaches and a shallow lagoon where you can paddle in the sea without the usual disruption of the waves.
Ritz-Carlton hotels often offer the best club lounges in any city. They have an exceptional food offering 5-times a day and are usually lovely, luxury lounges to hang out. The lounge at the Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain Hotel & Spa is one of the best hotel club lounges in Bahrain.
5. The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota
The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota is a waterfront Ritz-Carlton resort and is also one of the cheapest beachfront Ritz-Carlton hotels in the world, out of the main season. If you want cheap rates, avoid the holidays, Christmas and New Year, and the winter months when people from further North fly South looking for sunshine. In the Fall, this Ritz-Carlton is one of the cheapest Ritz-Carlton hotels in the world, priced at just $313 USD per room per night.
Where the ocean meets the marina, The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, allows guests to delight in all facets of this Florida destination. Guests have exclusive access to The Beach Club on the white sands of Lido Key Beach; The Golf Club, a Tom Fazio–designed 18-hole course that is virtually untouched by any residential or commercial land; and The Ritz-Carlton Spa, a sanctuary of wellness within the hotel.
An oasis of style and sophistication on Florida’s Gulf Coast, The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, offers 266 guest rooms overlooking Sarasota Bay, a marina, and the city skyline. The hotel offers the best of both worlds, a city hotel in a relaxed resort destination, 11 acres in the heart of downtown Sarasota, and steps from art galleries, boutiques, and restaurants.
The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, offers guests a 3,000-square-foot full-service fitness center with free weights, circuit training, and cardiovascular equipment, and a heated waterfront pool. Three massage therapy treatment rooms offer an innovative selection of body and facial treatments, including Hot Stone Massage, Reflexology, and Hydra-Quench Facials. Three lighted tennis courts are available for guests’ enjoyment. In addition, a bicycle and jogging map taking guests from the hotel and through the downtown waterfront is available.
Restaurants include Jack Dusty, Sarasota’s most buzzed-about waterfront seafood restaurant, lounge, and marketplace. The Beach Club Grill offers simple yet elegant cuisine reflecting the unique cultures ringing the Gulf of Mexico in an alfresco beachside and poolside environment.
We have reviewed more of the cheapest Ritz-Carlton hotels in Florida in case you are heading South but don’t like the look of Sarasota.
6. The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul
The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul is a gorgeous luxury hotel located in the heart of Istanbul’s most prestigious Dolmabahce district. It is also one of the cheapest Ritz-Carlton hotels at just $333 USD per night.
It is located 30 minutes from the Istanbul Atatürk International Airport and within walking distance of many of the city’s cultural attractions, designer shops, Old City, and vibrant Beyoglu. This hotel comes in at 35,000 Marriott Bonvoy reward points if you want to redeem your points for a stay here.
A cheaper Marriott Bonvoy option is the Hotel Renaissance Polat Istanbul, which comes in at number 3 of our best club lounges in Istanbul article (the Ritz comes in best at number one) listing and which costs around half the price of the Ritz-Carlton in both cash or points. Bear in mind that while the Renaissance is cheaper, it is not as well located and does not offer the same level of luxury as the Ritz-Carlton.
243 Ritz-Carlton guest rooms include 21 well-appointed suites, and 57 Club Rooms offer Turkish-inspired style and décor, housekeeping service twice a day, 24-hour room service, and evening turn-down service, along with everything else you would expect from a 5-star hotel. Oversized marble bathrooms offer a separate rain shower and bathtub and plush terry robes and slippers. We recommend requesting a “Front Bosphorus View”, ideally on the 9th floor or higher, to get a truly incredible vista from your room.
The hotel’s newly designed restaurant Atelier Real Food prides itself on an open kitchen, offering contemporary Mediterranean cuisine. The Atelier Lounge is a specially designed place to meet, eat and drink, offering bite-sized, Mediterranean-inspired, upscale contemporary Turkish cuisine overlooking the Bosphorus. Bleu Lounge is the main bar where you can enjoy an unforgettably illuminated ambiance of the Bosphorus. Smooth tunes and live music programs also fill the venue with vibrant live performers playing the latest hits.
The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul, offers a unique Open-Air Spa, an urban oasis on the rooftop of the second floor, along with a lap pool and two Jacuzzis at different temperatures are available for relaxing under the blue Mediterranean sky. The Spa also has an indoor swimming pool as well as authentic Turkish Hamam offering a traditional experience.
The Club lounge on the 12th floor offers a traditional lounge with incredible views and an exclusive food and drink service five times a day, along with high-speed Wi-Fi.
7. Penha Longa Resort, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel
Set among rolling hills, lush gardens, and tranquil mountain lakes, Penha Longa Resort, is one of the most stunning luxury resorts in Portugal, a destination which the luxury traveler often overlooks. The location rather than the quality of this resort makes the rates at this Ritz-Carlton cheaper than others. Portugal, Lisbon, and the surrounding area offer a cheap destination compared to other European cities, and rates here, without any discounts, tend to be around $333 USD per night in October.
With elegant accommodations, first-rate dining, championship golf, a lavish spa, and a plethora of indoor and outdoor activities, along with creative clubs for kids and teens, Penha Longa was once the retreat for the Portuguese Royal Family. Its location, just 16 miles (30 minutes drive) from downtown Lisbon, and a ten-minute drive from the romantic village of Sintra and the beaches of trendy Estoril and Cascais, makes it the perfect resort to explore this upcoming region.
8. The Ritz-Carlton, Bali
Starting at just $340 USD per night The Ritz-Carlton, Bali offers 313 spacious and sumptuously appointed suites and villas and benefits from a stunning clifftop and beachside setting. In an elegant tropical ambiance, with tranquil views over the azure waters of the Indian Ocean, resort guests can indulge in an idyllic romantic, family, or business stay. Along the foreshore are The Ritz-Carlton Club, six stylish dining venues, an indulgent and exotic marine-inspired Spa, a glamorous beachfront chapel, fun recreational activities, and extensive meeting and celebratory event venues for stays that make memories to last a lifetime.
The Ritz-Carlton, Bali is located 30 minutes from Ngurah Rai International Airport and is just minutes away from the Jimbaran Bay, Pecatu, and Uluwatu area, as well as cultural sites, including Jatiluwih and Ubud.
9. The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain
The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain is Tucson’s premier luxury resort, established in 2009. Nestled in Tucson’s scenic Tortolita Mountains, this Forbes Five-Star winning resort is wonderful and yet cheap, particularly in October, coming in at $349 USD per night.
Featuring a destination Spa, Jack Nicklaus-designed Signature Golf courses, four restaurant options including the award-winning CORE Kitchen and Wine Bar, world-class hiking and cycling, and a Ritz Kids program centered on Sonoran Desert life, Dove Mountain is a true luxury retreat.
This resort is a desert oasis. Guest facilities echo the local landscape and culture, featuring elements that feel natural, dark Mesquite woods, richly-hued fabrics, hewn stone, and a subtle Southwestern flair. Rooms are beautifully appointed with a fusion of modern comforts and authentic, hand-crafted architectural and design details. All rooms offer mountain views stemming from the Tortolita Foothills and Wild Burro Canyon. Guests can enjoy these stunning views from the luxury king and double queen rooms, spacious suites, and casitas.
Escape into a world of renewal in the seclusion of The Ritz-Carlton Spa®, Dove Mountain. It is said that the Native Hohokam believed there is spirit in all things; The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Dove Mountain, inspires a celebration of the spirit, where wisdom unfolds to reveal purity and gratitude. Eco-holistic spa experiences are based upon balancing elements and sacred healing stones, preserving the heritage and time-honored traditions of those long-ago tribes. Let the healing touch of our skilled providers melt away the cares and distractions of life. This peaceful haven is where our attention to detail is the beginning of your sacred journey.
Golfers will experience a world-class venue comfortably positioned just shy of the Tortolita Mountain Range. The original 27 holes are challenging and engaging, a seamless blend of innovative design and the High Sonoran Desert’s mountainside terrain (course elevation between 2,300 and 3,000 feet). The large greens feature dramatic movement throughout each nine and wind along desert washes, centuries-old Saguaro Cacti, native flora, and local animal life.
The resort’s picturesque desert setting and subtle undertones create the perfect blend of renewal and adventure. There is something for everyone to enjoy at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain.
10. The Ritz-Carlton, Santiago
Down to South America, and you will find our next cheap Ritz-Carlton bargain in Santiago. Chile’s capital and largest city, Santiago, provides easy access to both snowcapped mountains and sandy beaches. The Ritz-Carlton, Santiago, is perfectly placed in the heart of El Golf, one of the city’s most prestigious neighborhoods.
Offering 205 luxurious guestrooms, The Ritz-Carlton, Santiago invites guests to enjoy the unique rooftop swimming pool, the soothing day spa, and the fitness center, all exclusively situated beneath a glass cupola high above the city. For conferences and meetings, the hotel specializes in providing ideal facilities and impeccable service, reflecting both tradition and metropolitan sophistication.
Other cheap American Ritz-Carlton resorts which can offer a discounted deal in the low season include Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay, Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel, Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe, Ritz-Carlton Los Angeles, Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey, Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage, Ritz-Carlton San Francisco, Ritz-Carlton Santa Barbara, Ritz-Carlton Denver, Ritz-Carlton Vail, Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island, Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour, Miami, Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami, Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale, Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami, Ritz-Carlton Naples Golf, Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Ritz-Carlton South Beach (although this property rarely offers discounted deals, it is too good!).
Ritz-Carlton Kapalua tends to be expensive throughout the year because Hawaii is a year-round destination. The same goes for the Ritz-Carlton Waikiki Beach and Ritz-Carlton hotels in big cities like Chicago, New Orleans, Massachusetts, Boston, St. Louis, New York (Battery Park, Central Park, and Westchester), Cleveland, Toronto, Philadelphia, and Dallas.
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