We just returned from a wonderful 4-night stay at the Biltmore Coral Gables, a charming old hotel with very nice amenities and an incredibly attentive staff. We travel fairly extensively, in pretty nice places & may have developed a bit of "hotel snobbery", & this was one of our favorite spots ever ... and an incredible deal.
I was attending a conference & my family decided to come along for the trip. We were upgraded to a suite & the room was very comfortable (nice, clean, etc). The hotel is imbued with history & charm, with beautiful architecture & attention to detail throughout the facility. Even the conference center is a perfect mix of historical charm and modern functionality.
The food was fantastic, from a wonderful dinner at Palme d'Or to the poolside service to the pastries in the cafe ... everything was prepared perfectly and really a quite amazing bargain for the very high quality.
The golf course is beautiful & well-kept ... though I do think the range balls are in need of a refresh (and if that's my biggest "complaint", I'd say they're doing a great job).
The facilities, the food, the pool, they're all wonderful ... but they pale in comparison to the staff. WIth the possible exception of a few (very small and much more expensive) boutique hotels and cruise lines we've enjoyed, I've never been anywhere that so many members of the staff went out of their way to go the extra mile and provide that extra touch of service (not to mention how many of them remembered & used my name throughout our stay). The best example was when my 13-year old son went to the front desk to ask a question & David recognized his resemblance to me & guessed his last name (and, our son had not been with me when we checked in, is not a "dead ringer" for me, and I had only met David once at that point). From David's service at the front desk to the bag attendants & starters on the golf course to the waiters at the restaurants & poolside, everyone seemed focused on doing whatever they could to enhance our stay.
This was our first trip to the Biltmore but it will certainly not be our last!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Biltmore Hotel Coral Gables
- Biltmore Coral Gables