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The Biltmore

1200 Anastasia Avenue | Coral Gables, FL 33134 [See Map]
#3 in Best Miami Hotels
Hotel Class 4.0-star Critic Rating Good Guest Rating
Property Type Resort hotel with 275 rooms, 15 floors
Primary View(s) City center, Neighborhood
Style Historic, Opulent
Best For Business travelers, Families, Couples
AMENITIES Room Service, Internet Access, Business Center See all amenities

U.S. News Review

If you have a hankering for nostalgia, consider booking a stay at this landmark property. Everyone from Ginger Rogers to the Duke and Duchess of Windsor to Al Capone has stayed at The Biltmore. Capone even ran an under-the-radar casino here, and legend has it that the 275 rooms and suites are still haunted with the ghosts of lodgers past. Don't let that spook you: We have a pretty good inkling that these Biltmore spirits are benevolent ones. Amenities like the posh Palme d'Or restaurant and the Donald Ross-designed, 18-hole Biltmore golf course are just too good to think otherwise. But should you need to unwind outside your digs, make your way to The Spa at the Biltmore for a massage or a skin treatment. According to recent guests, you should especially make time for the Sunday Champagne Brunch — that's when this hotel really puts its best foot forward. Rooms are just as rave-worthy with 340-thread-count Egyptian bedding, Frette robes and large picture windows. You'll find the lovely Biltmore in the city of Coral Gables, southwest of downtown Miami.

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Critic Reviews

Condé Nast Traveler

“Guest or not, tea in the lobby lets you admire the fountains and vaulted ceilings of the hotel’s Beaux Arts meets Andalusia mashup.”

Fodor's

“Its 16-story tower, like the Freedom Tower in downtown Miami, is a replica of Seville's Giralda Tower.”

Lonely Planet

“The grounds are so palatial it would take a solid week to explore everything the Biltmore has to offer.”

Travel + Leisure

“If you can, avoid staying when a convention is booked here; it can lower the hotel's regal tone.”

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor.com. A total of 503 guests have reviewed the The Biltmore, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

Guest Ratings: 4.5 (based on 503 reviews)

Guest Reviews: Read most recent guest reviews

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Amenities

  • Room Service
  • Internet Access
  • Business Center
  • Dining
  • Pets Allowed
  • Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Fitness Center
  • Pool

Location & Parking

Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1996, the Biltmore Hotel first opened in 1926. It was a popular spot in the Jazz Age, used as a hospital in the mid-20th century, and then reopened as a hotel in 1987. The Biltmore's Mediterranean architectural influences lend an Old World feel. Roughly 10 miles southwest of downtown Miami situated in the Coral Gables neighborhood, the Biltmore is about 5 miles south of Miami International Airport.

  • Less than 2 miles away from Coral Gables' Miracle Mile, with lots of shopping and restaurants
  • Miami Beach about 13 miles east
  • Complimentary self-parking as well as a car service that will take guests within a 2-mile radius of the hotel

  • 24-hour valet parking ($25)
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (free)

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach
  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping

Guest Rooms

Though standard rooms at the Biltmore aren't overly spacious, they make up for it with 340-thread-count Egyptian cotton duvet covers, Frette robes and Orchid Collection towels that are made with cotton and eco-friendly bamboo. Accommodations are outfitted in cream and yellow tones, and feature a small sitting area with a table and chairs. Some rooms showcase views of the golf course or of downtown Coral Gables.

  • Daily $22 resort fee includes Wi-Fi access and gratuities for the bellman and maids

Standard room size:

300 square feet
  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Dining

The Biltmore's property includes four restaurants, two bars and a tea lounge. Next to the pool, the upscale French restaurant Palme d'Or offers prix fixe dining only. The courtyard setting of Fontana transports diners and features Italian fare and a fountain centerpiece. Open-air Cascade is poolside, and its nibbles are French Caribbean cuisine. For a casual meal next to the golf course, the 19th Hole Bar & Grill serves sandwiches and salads.

  • Sunday brunch in Fontana's courtyard includes bottomless Champagne, a buffet and live entertainment
  • The Cellar Club Bar pours more 100 wines by the glass; the Biltmore Bar next to Palme d'Or, serves cocktails and has outdoor seating and cigars available
  • On-site culinary academy offers adult, child and corporate classes

Number of restaurants:

4

Cuisine types:

Buffet, Italian, American, French

Awards:

AAA/CAA, Forbes Star Rating
  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast

Pool

Back in the day, the Biltmore's centerpiece 600,000-gallon, 22,000-square-foot pool played host to shows from alligator wrestling to synchronized swimming. Famously, Tarzan actor Johnny Weissmuller was a swimming instructor at this pool. With six Romanesque statues looking on, guests can relax in the huge pool or one of the 10 cabanas.

  • The Biltmore boasts the largest hotel pool in the continental United States
  • Two- and four-person pool cabanas contain teak chaise lounges, TVs, banana leaf ceiling fans, and outdoor rainfall showers. They are rimmed with native trees and plantings for a bit of privacy
  • The pool is open year-round and heated when necessary
  • Lounge chairs, small tables and umbrellas surround the pool

Number of pools:

1

Pool types:

  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo

Pool amenities:

  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar

Spa

The Biltmore Spa, on the seventh floor of the main hotel, provides views of the golf course. A full range of services, including a signature massage with French Chardonnay grapeseed oil, and facials with BABOR products, are offered.

  • A private spa suite, the Zen Suite, can be booked for small groups (up to 10 guests)
  • Relaxation area is stocked with fruit and other nibbles

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna

Kids

Children ages 4 to 12 are able to participate in the hotel's kids club, Biltmore Buddies. With half- and full-day (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) options, Biltmore Buddies engages visitors in games, art, scavenger hunts, and other activities.

  • Monthly parent-and-child cooking classes (for kids age 5 to 13) are offered at the hotel's culinary academy
  • Kids club ($55 per day)
  • Cribs
  • High chairs

Fitness

In addition to a golf course and tennis courts, a 10,000-square-foot fitness center features a free weight room, cardio room and two other equipment rooms. The Biltmore's exercise schedule is packed with more than 100 weekly classes, from Zumba to Pilates in the pool. All classes are complimentary for hotel guests.

  • The yoga studio, which is in a separate location from the fitness center, has views of the golf course
  • 10 on-site tennis courts
  • Personal training sessions are available on request (extra fee)
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles
  • Tennis (free)
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats
  • Motor boats

Business

With 26 meeting rooms and several outdoor space options, the Biltmore hosts business events in its hotel and adjacent conference center. The 75,000 square feet of space includes three ballrooms, many terrace options and executive boardrooms.

  • Two amphitheaters are among the meeting spaces
  • Team-building classes are available at the hotel's culinary academy

Number of meeting rooms:

26
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available

Pets

Up to two pets — cats or dogs — are allowed per room at the Biltmore. Pets must weigh 35 pounds or less.

  • Pets are only allowed for guests with rooms on the first and second floors of the hotel
  • Pet owners must provide the hotel with a cell number for emergencies
  • A $500 advance deposit is due for those bringing pets; will be refunded as long as there's no damage to the room and no extra cleaning is necessary
  • Pets allowed (free)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting

Golf

Designed in 1925 by Donald Ross and refurbished in 2007, the Biltmore's golf course is an easy walk from the main hotel. The 18-hole, par-71 course has a canal running through it that often attracts wildlife. The course hosts the Junior Orange Bowl that includes alumni like Tiger Woods and Bubba Watson.

  • Golf lessons and performance evaluations are available
  • Club house has a full restaurant, 19th Hole Bar & Grill
  • Golf carts are equipped with GPS
  • Golf carts
  • Golf packages
  • Club rentals
  • Club house
  • Refreshment stand or restaurant
  • Caddy service
  • Pro shop

Wedding

With the Mediterranean architecture, running fountains, huge arches, and other picturesque points around the property, the Biltmore hosts weddings both indoors and outdoors. From a ceremony in the garden to cocktails in the courtyard to a reception in the grandiose Granada Ballroom, couples have many options for their wedding events.

  • Food for wedding events is prepared by the chefs at the hotel's restaurant Palme d'Or
  • The hotel is very welcoming of LGBT weddings

Maximum wedding guest capacity:

500
  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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The Biltmore

1200 Anastasia Avenue | Coral Gables, FL 33134 [See Full Map]