Biltmore Hotel – Miami – Coral Gables
What We Love
- The hotel’s many activities, from cooking lessons and tennis workshops to spa treatments and aerobics classes
- The hotel’s iconic status — it’s a certified National Historic Landmark — and country club feel
- Families will especially love the hotel, as many of the activities are geared toward the younger set
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What To Know
- A $20 resort fee (including gratuities, WiFi and valet parking) per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Pool is weather-permitting and is closed during winter; property is not on the beach
- The vibe can be overly formal, and be sure to pack a jacket if you want to dine in the property’s signature restaurant
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Coral Gables’s iconic Biltmore Hotel is a historic, family-friendly alternative to the strip of party-loving properties over on South Beach. The Spanish-style hotel — built in 1926 and modeled on Seville’s Giralda bell tower — holds a place on the list of National Historic Landmarks, and it drips with old-school glamour thanks to vaulted ceilings, ornately carved pillars, crystal chandeliers and a grand piano.
Bed and Bath
After the grand show downstairs, the 273 guestrooms are a bit underwhelming. The hotel calls them Moorish in style, but they fall more toward the neutral end of the spectrum, with pale color palettes and chintz flourishes (arched headboards with hand-painted floral decorations). But all rooms are supremely comfortable, with feather mattresses and 340-thread-count sheets, Frette robes and bamboo towels.
Guests here are kept busy by the on-site tennis program, the top-notch spa and the culinary academy — and the lobby bar, which serves the best English afternoon tea in town. The golf course, designed by Donald Ross in 1925, is a duffer’s dream. Dining options include the very formal Palme d’Or (jacket required), where award-winning chef Philippe Ruiz serves highbrow French-inflected cuisine, such as braised sole with carrot and cumin beurre blanc. And then there’s the pool, which, with its grand styling, private cabanas and alfresco bar, provides a pretty spectacular setting in which to see and be seen. This is still Miami — what would you expect?
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Everyone here was so awesome. We enjoyed it so much we didn’t want to leave. The historical value was not list over the years. Also very clean and comfortable. Breakfast was above our expectations. Will definitely stay here again.
The hotel is an amazing, historic property. The staff is remarkable. The property is an oasis, there's tons to do around it but you'll wind up spending all your time at the hotel because it's that special. Last weekend I had to cancel last minute due to Dorian. The hotel was very cooperative in letting me cancel/change my dates and I'm eternally grateful for the help even though the reservation had some restrictions. This speaks volumes about the management and staff, they have heart and truly care about their guests. Thank you Biltmorel keep up the good work!
My wife and I booked one night at the Biltmore to visit out-of-town friends. We cannot say enough about our experience. This is an incredible property that has been restored to the glory of its beginning in the early 20's, rich is history and ambiance. Our experience began at check-in. Brooke was amazing and an awesome ambassador for the Biltmore. Our room was very comfortable and very clean with a great view of Miami. Everything was so clean and well kept. We loved looking at the historic photos from the 20's and 30's which are throughout the hotel. The pool is one of the largest we had ever seen and we enjoyed many hours there . . . and the pool bar! Great drinks! The service was top notch and very friendly. At times, we felt like we were the only ones staying there. A great place to experience South Florida! Highly recommended.