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“Old world charm and first rate service” 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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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Old world charm and first rate service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

The facilities are absolutely georgous with old world charm that has been restored. I was in room 371 that had a quaint little terrace which was a wonderful surprise.

The swimming pool was amazing although too cold for my liking.

The service was outstanding. Everyone said hello in passing, were quick to assist, and restaurant service was first class.

We ate at every restaurant and the food was superb. Make sure to try out homemade pasta at Fontanas. Every pasta dish can be a half order which is a great side to fabulous seafood options.

the room itself was clean, the bathroom very well maintained, and the bed was like sleeping on a cloud. I would love to take it home.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ManagerCoralGables, General Manager at Biltmore Hotel, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
As a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, The Biltmore staff continuously strives to exceed our guests’ needs and expectations. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

We purchased this package (golf suite in hotel, round of golf, Sunday brunch) at a silent auction for a local charity, otherwise we may not have experienced this wonderful hotel. It is close to Miami airport and not far from South Beach. The property was beautiful, the staff was super efficient and friendly, the grounds were well maintained, the view from the golf suite is amazing. It's pricey, but it's in line with the location and the quality. The 19th hole restaurant serves great food at reasonable prices. The Fontana was exquisite. The Sunday Brunch cannot be defined - outstanding. The housekeeping staff were immaculate and friendly. It is not close to shopping or tourist attractions so would recommend renting a car if you plan on leaving the property. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to others, and hope to go back again at some point.

Room Tip: The golf suites are great but if there's a function on the terrace, it can be noisy. There'...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ManagerCoralGables, General Manager at Biltmore Hotel, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
Thank you for this feedback. Our staff and management at Biltmore always appreciate hearing from our guests. We’re delighted your and your spouse enjoyed the hospitality.
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Islamorada, Florida, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

I absolutely enjoy being at the Biltmore and each time I stay there, I discover something new that I love! The pool area is very pleasant and the service staff is very friendly. The food is very good anywhere you in the hotel.

Room Tip: Junior suites are beautiful!
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ManagerCoralGables, General Manager at Biltmore Hotel, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
It is always a pleasure to hear from our loyal repeat guests and know that their warm Biltmore experience keeps them returning year after year. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon!
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36 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

Its a historical place built in 1926. Very strategically located between the Miami International airport and the south beach where all the action is. Golfers will love it as it has a 18 hole Golf course. I was told that this was a hospital earlier. Very well maintained property with top class service. Excellent breakfast.

Room Tip: Choose a roof facing the golf course.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ManagerCoralGables, General Manager at Biltmore Hotel, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
We are very appreciative of your comments and look forward to welcoming you on your future return visits to the Biltmore.
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Arlington, Virginia, United States
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4 hotel reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Another great stay with the family. From Pavel the bellman to Clinton and Hilda in La Fontana, we love this hotel. Got upgraded upon arrival (AMEX Platinum perk), received a welcome basket and a drink. Was offered a box refrig for keeping our drinks cold. Breakfasts are wonderful and served by very friendly staff. If I had to ask for one improvement, I would suggest complimentary coffee during the stay...only room service coffee ($20/day). Will not be our last stay.

Room Tip: Take advantage of the AMEX Platinum perks.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 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, December 4, 2012
Our entire Biltmore team appreciates these kind words. It's always a pleasure to hear from our repeat guests. We look forward to your return and to delighting you again!
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

Pricey but worth it. The architecture is beautiful. Built in 1926 it was the jewel of Coral Gables, it then was a V.A. Hospital, it has now return to it's previous glory. Multiple restaurants, tea room and bars, the food is amazing. The service is impeccable. Golf Course, one of the largest pools I've seen, spa. It's location makes seeing all the sites of Miami easily accessible. If you don't stay, you should go for a meal. Of course there is also the Haunted Al Capone Room tour, quite fun.

Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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At The Biltmore, our desire to ensure every guest experience is both exceptional and memorable – we’re very pleased we exceeded expectations.
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Ambilly, France
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

Being there for a long 4 days week end in Miami, I have been well and nicely surprised with this beautifull place. Being Europeans my wife and I are used to places with a bit of history and architectural charm but without being mean this is something hard to find in US where all hotels of a certain standing look alike (sheraton, hilton, ...). Good standards but a lack in personality.
This place is gorgeous without pretentious.
We booked for a standard room, very cosy and cute but small for people with a bit of luggage (we were on a 3 weeks vacations). I exposed the problem and the nice lady (Front desk manager) upgraded us to a large room, suite category without extra cost! I was ready to pay for it but as it was low season she insisted on it!! what a superb clientele attitude!
We did not have the time and chance to try the restaurant (menu looked good though) but we did go several times to the buffet breakfast which was defaultless.
And a must see: the oversized pool! One of the largest and nicest I saw in a city hotel!!
Overall nothing bad to say! only positive feedback! A place to be in Miami! An oasis of quietness within!!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ManagerCoralGables, General Manager at Biltmore Hotel, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to share your positive impressions with us! In addition to all the fine amenities you mentioned, we also like to describe the Biltmore as “a bit of Paradise away from the hustle and bustle of busy Miami”. We’re pleased to hear that you left with unique and cherished memories from your stay at the resort.
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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 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*
Number of rooms: 273
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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