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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Simply Amazing!! The Biltmore Miami has it all from epic history to a perfect wedding venue.
The staff was the BEST! Great Work! The front desk team, evening and morning was terrific in every way. Housekeeping was perfection.
The room was spotless and so comfortable. The room had it all as you did have quick snacks, wine, water and coffee available with some at an up charge. They did provide complimentary coffee and bottles of water. The bed was spacious and inviting and the comforter and bedding was so soft and cozy. Hard to get out of bed in the morning and different pillow options with the best pillow I have had in a hotel in recent stay. I slept so well both nights and usually tough on night one. The bathroom was very nice and loved the tile. The toiletries provided were first class. And very nice towels.
There is a spa and a golf course on site with many dining options. Fontana was great and I ate dinner and breakfast there. I had the best lamb ever at Fontana; great work Chef! And the staff at Fontana was great too and it did not matter who I encountered as they all met you with a smile and was eager to enhance your dining experience. The Courtyard at Fontana was delightful with the beautiful fountain. So serene!
There was a lovely wedding going on that Saturday night and wow what a terrific venue. Heck, if close enough would be the perfect romantic weekend getaway and never have to leave the hotel.
I will be very clear. If I am in Miami again and away from beach scene, I will definitely stay at The Biltmore Hotel Miami.
I enjoyed the Biltmore Miami and hope you Enjoy The Biltmore Miami as well!!
The hotel is obviously beautiful but the service was incredibly poor. We booked a room for 3 adults (one of my kid being 13) and 2 kids. When we entered the room, we discovered that there were only 2 queen beds and no option for an additional bed or mattress... after 10 minutes of discussions, the front desk told me that there was no other option saying as no other room with 2 beds was available. They finally told me that there was another room with 2 queen beds and a coach but I would have to pay $120 more (on top of the $360-400 already paid). As I already booked a room for 5, I said it was unfair and the manager only proposed to discount the price to $100. He said he had no other option and implicitly was fine with one my kid sleeping on the floor or in the bathtub... a very disappointing experience for our last day of vacations....
PS: on top of that their phones didn’t work (crackling) so I had to go to the front desk several times.
We had a great day here for Mother’s Day at the end of March. We were shown to our seats and looked after so well by Luis. The choice of food was lovely, as were the drinks. There is a cost for additional entertainment for the kids (balloon characters), which was a shame given the price we paid, but all in all we had a lovely relaxed time.
The one dampener was as we went to leave. The valet said they’d order us a taxi, but then didn’t and when we reminded them they said it would be 5 minutes and over an hour later, we were told we should head up to the main hotel reception and try to get one there!!! A shame when we had just one afternoon to see Miami Beach.
Stayed here a couple of nights during a conference that I was attending. Other than no place to park due to the conference, everything else was great! The room we had, a Junior Suite was spectacular, the staff excellent in every way. Wish i had time to use the pool which looked very inviting. We had dinner at the Fontana which was quite good, and breakfast at the 19th hole, also very good AND QUIET!
Step back to Roaring Twenties when you check into the Biltmore, the hotel was built in 1923 but its infrastructure is the twenty-first century. The rooms were a bit on the small side, at least width-wise, though mine had all the accouterments of a full-size room. The hotel staff was quite pleasant, bars and restaurants good, and the pool was big and beautiful.
We golfed and liked the course, though the rental clubs were a joke - ten-year-old TaylorMades; because we got the last of their rentals. The course was immaculately maintained and played tight.
Close to the Miracle Mile but South Beach was a bit of an Uber. I'd highly recommend the hotel to families and couples looking to chill in the Miami sun all the while being pampered by a world-class resort.