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“Another Encounter with Elegance” 5 of 5 stars
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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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Colchester, Connecticut
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21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
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“Another Encounter with Elegance”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2011

The Biltmore is such a lovely place to stay! Everything about the historic old hotel, from the manicured grounds and spectacular swimming pool to the friendly bellhops to the efficient front desk and clean, sizeable rooms to the elegant main lobby to the free NY Times in the morning spells luxury and service. Sure, you pay a lot, even with bargain rates, but just being in this wonderful old palace with attentive help makes the splurge more than worth the money.

  • Stayed August 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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ManagerCoralGables, General Manager at Biltmore Hotel, responded to this review, August 29, 2011
We are appreciative of our guests' positive comments and please to know that they were able to enjoyed the resort to its fullest.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Miami, FL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2011

Any time that you stay at a historic property, you know that the property won't be brand new but there are certain standards that you expect to be met at a five star property regardless of the age of the property. The room was huge - our suite was a one bedroom corner suite with three sets of beautiful windows, letting in lots of sunlight. But many of the basics you would expect to find in a suite, especially when you are traveling with a family, were not there: no refrigerator, no dining table, no cooktop/ kitchenette. Luckily the minibar was missing a drink so we were able to stash one cup of milk inside for our toddler. It would have been difficult traveling with a little baby as there was nowhere to store drinks or food. We would have been better of staying in a regular hotel room at a fraction of the price.
Regarding the Biltmore Kids amenities - make sure to request them at check in. The front desk staff does NOT offer the amenities (kids' bathrobes, cookies and milk at turndown) to you. You have to know about the amenities and ask or you won't ever receive them. (We first learned about the amenities after reading about them in the hotel brochure AFTER the kids went to sleep - too late!) We actually asked for them the next day and we never did receive the milk and cookies, despite being promised that room service was on the way to the room to deliver them. Lesson learned - ask often and early!!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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ManagerCoralGables, General Manager at Biltmore Hotel, responded to this review, August 30, 2011
Biltmore welcomes constructive feedback from all of our guests as a means of monitoring services and product quality, ensuring they're consistent with our profile; that of a world-class luxury resort. In regard to the guest room comments, our accommodations are spacious and well appointed. However, as is commonplace in most luxury resorts, other than condo-hotels, cook-tops or kitchenettes are not standard components in the guest room. Our kids and family friendly amenities do not require actions steps from our guests, as they are meant to be seamlessly presented. Management has addressed this issue with appropriate staff to ensure that delivery of these amenities is consistent.
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River Forest, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2011

We have been going to the Biltmore for ten years! Always an exceptional stay. We have never been disappointed in any aspect of the hotel. The rooms are beautiful. The food is outstanding. The staff is helpful and professional. We won't stay anywhere else!

Room Tip: If you want to go to sleep before 12 ask for a room away from the ballroom. The music from the part...
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  • Stayed August 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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ManagerCoralGables, General Manager at Biltmore Hotel, responded to this review, September 1, 2011
It is always a pleasure to hear from our loyal repeat guests and Biltmore Management and staff is very appreciative of the their positive remarks on our property and services. We look forward to welcome our value guests back in the near future.
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Wellington, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2011 via mobile

First class first class
Amazing Sunday brunch not cheap!

  • Stayed August 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ManagerCoralGables, General Manager at Biltmore Hotel, responded to this review, September 1, 2011
Thank you for your comment on your recent visit. Although the concept of brunch is not for all dining tastes, the Biltmore Sunday Champagne Brunch is recognized as one of the best in the country, having received numerous reviews and accolades from both patrons and the industry for its quality, price value, presentation, service and unique setting.
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2011

My wife and I spent three nights at the Biltmore last week. We were dropping off our son for his freshman year at UM. The hotel offered a special UM rate that put the price down into the manageable range. The junior suite was perfect for us. The view from the window spanned the courtyard area of the Fontana restaurant where we ate breakfast (and one dinner). The room itself was plenty large, with a divided sitting area and a cooling tile floor instead of the usual industrial carpet. The complex is truly a pleasure to walk around. The lobby is the best examples I have seen of the 1920s Renaissance/Moorish style. Large pillars fan upward into a blue, arched ceiling. The lagoon pool seems like it's an acre large. Again, it's a wonderful throwback to the early glamor era of Miami. It's a very relaxing place to spend some time in the late afternoon (I'm not a sun worshipper).

Hotel restaurants are often iffy. This place has two very good ones; Fontana and Le Palme D'Or. We partook of the value Miami Spice menus at each. Value indeed, a three course meal for $35. Excellent value at both venues. Stunning value at Le Palme D'Or.

Room Tip: Look for advertised specials in the off season.
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  • Stayed August 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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ManagerCoralGables, General Manager at Biltmore Hotel, responded to this review, September 19, 2011
Biltmore's management is always appreciative of feedback from our valued guests.Our restaurants continue to receive recognition for their culinary creativity and impeccable service. This guest's gracious comments will certainly be shared with all of our team.
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2011

Having a student at University of Miami we very much wanted to love the Biltmore because of its proximity to the school and 5 star rating. Sadly not everything was to love. The facilities and grounds of the hotel are lovely and the restaraunts were also very good. The rooms however were very poor. Our room though rated a deluxe was anything but and had a mildew smell. Most dissapointing though was the service. Roomservice was very unreliable as was housekeeping. On one afternoon we returned to the room to find takeaway food containers with food in them in the room. They were not ours...housekeeping appeared to have left them behind after cleaning the room. Some days they simply forgot to make up the room. The Spa was attractive but the quality of the services was low. I had a deep tissue massage that was not at all a deep tissue massage and the 28% tip that was already included on my bill was excessive even if it had been an outstanding massage. Our experience was quite dissapointing on the whole as it is a lovely hotel and if properly managed and with the rooms renovated could be a very special place

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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ManagerCoralGables, General Manager at Biltmore Hotel, responded to this review, August 29, 2011
We are appreciative of our guests' sincere feedback and will certainly address the related issues. During this specific period, the hotel was experiencing unusual challenges, all of which may have impacted the typical experience for this guest. We're also confident that the circumstances which caused such have been effectively resolved. In regard to accommodations, our rooms are spacious and well appointed; although, as is common with historically designated properties, there are a handful of rooms that are undersized and décor is to be refurbished. We have placed these few rooms out of inventory until they've been appropriately updated.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2011

As a Soldier on R&R leave, this was a tangible paradise. Exquisite gourmet meals, lush spa treatments, and charmingly attentive service made my visit and birthday a treasure. Architectural and landscaping details lent to the awesome quality of this hotel, and of course, the pool is remarkable in its own right due to size and decoration. The deluxe room had a very comfortable bed, outstanding warm and great water pressure in the showers, and great sound-proofing walls to make me feel like I had found a peaceful escape. I really could not have had a better stay. I stayed in room 608 and had an excellent view of the city landscape and the main fountain.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ManagerCoralGables, General Manager at Biltmore Hotel, responded to this review, August 29, 2011
We appreciate the guest’s comments regarding their stay at the Biltmore. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback from our guests and know that our staff's warm and sincere hospitality is well received and contributed to memorable experiences.As a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, the hotel’s staff continuously strives to meet our guests’ needs and expectation.
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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 ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Coral Gables
#2 Green Hotel in Coral Gables
#2 Business Hotel in Coral Gables
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Biltmore Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The AAA Four Diamond Awarded hotel features 275 guest rooms including 130 spacious Mediterranean styled suites and two famed Presidential Suites, a Donald Ross 18 hole golf course, 10 lighted tennis courts, the signature Palme d’Or restaurant, Biltmore Spa, The Culinary Academy, 75,000 square feet of meeting and function space and is a preferred venue for notable high society events and weddings.The legendary Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables has been a favorite of world leaders, celebrities, and sports stars since its opening in the 1920s. Offering much more than exceptional accommodations, the Biltmore Hotel showcases championship golf, cosmopolitan dining, a luxury spa and premier conference facilities, all while exceeding our refined guests’ expectations. Perhaps this is why we’ve remained Miami’s only four-star, four-diamond hotel for six consecutive years. Graced with natural elegance and sophistication, the Biltmore Hotel offers a stunning location in the exclusive Coral Gables area, minutes from South Beach, downtown Miami, Coconut Grove and the Coral Gables business district. Surround yourself by old world charm and beauty at the Biltmore Hotel. ... more   less 
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