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“The legendary Biltmore won't let you down!” 5 of 5 stars
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The Biltmore Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134   |  
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Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Coral Gables
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Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“The legendary Biltmore won't let you down!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2011

We had a wonderful stay at the Coral Gables Biltmore ~ it is a Historic National Landmark, and no wonder. The architecture is eclectic and the history is fascinating; taking one back to the roaring twenties.
Front desk service,concierge, and housekeeping service, all of which we used were friendly and helpful . Our room was a spacious junior suite looking out to the beautiful residential homes of Coral Gables~ quite a view. (the beds were comfortable and the room quiet) The hotel restaurants are excellent, but you must travel all the way into Miami for a night away from the hotel as there is not much else in the neighborhood. Don't forget to spend time in the beautiful pool. We did not use the golf course but it was quite busy while we were there.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ManagerCoralGables, General Manager at The Biltmore Hotel, responded to this review, August 9, 2011
Thank you for your feedback, it's always a pleasure to know that our guests enjoyed their stay at the Biltmore. As a self contained resort, with world famous pool, golf, spa, tennis, fitness center and some of the finest restaurants in South Florida, the Biltmore is a destination unto itself. For those that wish to venture out side of the resort, there are luxury shopping areas and fine dining within minutes of the hotel.
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2011

My husband and I stayed two nights (Jul '11) and it was very nice. We were in a deluxe suite, which is basically a long room with a cupboard/tv stand dividing it. The service at the poolside was excellent and the pool was full of happy middle class types bobbing about with drink in hand. The pool is huge. Beds are nothing special, but reasonably comfortable and king size. Bathrooms are shower over bath but excellent water pressure. Lots of towels. Blinds, but not blackout curtains so you will rise early. We had quiet people next to us but I think noisy guest could be heard if youre unlucky enough to get them. Beware wedding parties, as this is a "be seen" type of hotel, so there will be regular functions on. But I enjoyed myself -it was a nice hotel.

  • Stayed July 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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ManagerCoralGables, Manager at The Biltmore Hotel, responded to this review, July 27, 2011
We value all feedback from our guests, as it enables us to effectively measure our product and services. We see such as an opportunity to further enhance the welcoming and relaxing hospitality that our guests have come to expect. Therefore your comments are greatly appreciated.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2011

We thought this hotel was extremely grand and beautiful if a little bit overly "posh" for holidaying but we wanted to treat ourselves. It's more of a business/golfing/spa hotel and it's not cheap (2 rooms with buffet breakfast, £640 for 2 nights). It has a great history. We were allocated $20 per day for breakfast in vouchers but unless you added to this you only had enough for the continental breakfast which consisted of lovely fresh fruits, cereals, plain yoghurt only, breads and pastries with coffee/tea etc. The rooms were very tasteful and richly decorated and superbly clean with crisp white bed linen and fluffy towels and dressing gowns. No coffee making facilities in the room though (a disappointment for us as we all like our early morning brew) but you could buy coffee from the bar to take back to your room. We had been travelling around and were looking forward to a nice hot soak in the tub but the water was barely luke warm in the tub although it ran hot in the basin. We asked for this to be checked, which they did almost immediately, but the problem was never resolved during our stay. We were only there for 2 days and didn't want the hassle of moving rooms so we put up with the inconvenience. Our first night was superbly quiet but the second night someone moved in to the room next door and we could hear the loud tv and his personal telephone calls going on into the late evening and beginning again early morning. The sound-proofing wasn't that brilliant but one of the hazards of staying in hotels - some people just don't know how to be respectful of others and I understand that's not the hotel's fault. The huge pool was fantastic although we didn't get the chance to try it out due to bad weather and a film crew taking over parts of the hotel. The filming wasn't much of a problem (quite a novelty to watch actually and they were all very friendly) although we were unable to gain access at one point as they were using the upper reception for filming so we had to wait patiently in the heavy rain until they had finished their shot. The grounds were kept immaculate and were a delight to wander around. The adjoining golf course is a must for golfers. We ate lunch at the pool side bar and it was lovely. The service was perfect and our server paid attention to detail and was friendly and chatty but very professional. Most of the staff were very charming although one or two were a little bit starchy. There isn't much in close proximity to the hotel so you need to get out and about a bit to find the restaurants and shops. We found a great Italian place in the Merrick Shopping Mall (think it was called Villagio). All in all we had a lovely stay at this centre piece hotel of Coral Gables and would recommend it as a little bit of Paradise away from the hustle and bustle of busy Miami.

Top Tip: Villagio Restaurant, Merrick Shopping Mall (about 10 minutes by car). Lovely Pizza and Lasagne. Reasonably priced. Some people were dressed up and others casual. Very comfortable atmosphere with friendly serving staff.

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ManagerCoralGables, Manager at The Biltmore Hotel, responded to this review, July 27, 2011
Biltmore management is very appreciative of guest’s feedback. As a world-class luxury destination resort, the Biltmore enjoys a stellar reputation for professionalism, services and quality of product within the industry. We are always pleased to hear from our guests and know that they are left with unique and cherished memories from their stay at the resort. It is fitting to describe the Biltmore as ‘a bit of Paradise away from the hustle and bustle of busy Miami.’
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2011

Yea, it's a bit pricey but the availability of the pool, gym, staff, and bar make this review simple to write- The Biltmore is the best hotel I've ever stayed at..

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Stuart, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2011

Had a 1 night stay as a surprise getaway for a friend's 50th birthday. The hotel is fabulous! Junior Suite has more room than you could imagine-2 queen beds extremely comnfortable. We were entertained with "Burn Notice" being filmed on location-and although they took lots of room-we never felt put out by it. Had the pleasure of some spa services at the luxurious spa in the hotel-worth the trip. Can't wait to return.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2011

Stayed there for one night in June. The hotel is an icon in Coral Gables and arriving there one can easily see why: the building is imposing and stunning both inside and outside, as if I'm not mistaken it was conceived and designed by the same architects that developed the Sherry Netherland, the Waldorf and the Pierre in NYC.

The swimming pool, as you might expect, is an attraction itself and it has a Scott Fitzgerald kind of charm to it, you can imagine yourself sipping the odd cocktail during the pre-Depression years. Again, stunning.

However, the features described above can almost lead you to forget what the building is, i.e. a hotel. And I'm afraid it has to score lower in that department: staff is very nice, but the whole registration process was a bit confusing. And then the rooms, while adequate, definitely need a renovation: old TV, worn-out bathroom with dirty shower curtain and head shower that's nearly falling apart, noisy air-con device, etc. The hotel definitely needs some revamping if it doesn't want to become a living ghost and a tribute to the good old days.

A decent stay overall, but not worthy of unconditional praise.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Lawrence, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2011

While the Hotel has some beautiful features, It is somewhat outdated. The rooms are small and very "80's". Definitely time to renovate.

Breakfast in the garden was nice.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134
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Location: United States > Florida > Coral Gables
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#1 Business Hotel in Coral Gables
#2 Green Hotel in Coral Gables
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Biltmore Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 273
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Graced with effortless beauty and sophistication, The Biltmore Hotel is a national historic landmark located in the exclusive Coral Gables area with close proximity to Miami Beach and downtown Miami. The 273-room resort resembles classic Italian, Moorish, and Spanish architectural influences spread over 150-acres of tropical landscape. A favorite of world leaders and celebrities since its opening in 1926, the hotel offers a restored Donald Ross 18-hole, 71 par championship golf course, tennis courts, the largest hotel pool on the East Coast of the United States with private cabanas, a European spa, and an award-winning fitness center. The hotel's dining destinations include the award winning Palme d'Or, recognized by Zagat as one of the best restaurants in the country; Fontana, a traditional Italian restaurant surrounding The Biltmore courtyard and fountain; the poolside Cascade and the 19th Hole Golf restaurant. The hotel also recently unveiled its culinary academy offering an array of hands-on cooking classes for adults and children. The Biltmore is one of South Florida's preferred sites for leisure and business travel, high-level corporate briefings, public policy conferences, and an extraordinary wedding destination. The Biltmore is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World. ... more   less 
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