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
- 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?
How to Get There
The Biltmore Hotel Miami Coral Gables is very old and needs renovation. Front Desk Customer Service is substandard.
Janelle Llanes, Manager on Duty on 07/11/18, require training on treating customers with dignity and respect. The Reservation Office and the Hotel website are excellent.
My husband and I have been staying at this hotel for over 9 years and it never disappoints. This time we stayed over 4th July celebrations, probably never again!! It was manic. Hotel was full, swimming pool was full, car parks were full and so was the golf course before the firework display! Fantastic display and was well worth the inconvenience. Staff are very helpful and we could not believe the team work at the 19th hole bar on the night of the 4th. Carlos and his team were amazing. Looking forward to our next visit.
I know I had high expectations considering the name on the hotel is Biltmore but I must say everyone of them was exceeded! I loved the historic pics throughout the property, the staff was friendly and exceptional from the front desk to the bellman (who pointed out many of the historic pics and features on the trip to my room) to the wait staff. Love, love, love this hotel!
I’ll remember most the stunning lobby and exterior. Just like out of a classic movie. Rooms were really big and ours had a great view over the pool. The fitness programs are comparable to the best gyms. Take Phillip’s bootcamp or spin classes for a good challenge. Lots of people were in the pool for water aerobics too. Classes run from early morning to evening so you always have a chance to get a good workout during a conference or business trip. The pool is huge. I was there for a conference and the staff was very attentive and quick to respond. The hotel is going to go through a renovation and the rooms need some updating. Also I hope the upgrade or add more elevators. Tips: the small bar on the ground floor is a coffee bar in the morning for pastries, breakfast sandwiches, lattes, etc. The juice bar in the gym has awesome smoothies too.
Gorgeous place, historical building with upscale rooms and delicious food. Also, great place for events, weddings, showers, etc. They offer many options for any event with affordable prices. You definitely get what you paid for.