I stayed 3 nights at Biltmore recently. This is a really interesting historic hotel and for the most part has held up well. But it is showing aging issues. If it wasn't a Leading Hotel of the World I would forgive the minor issues--
The Staff --really wonderful staff. Everyone we encountered were helpful and accomodating. Loved hearing a real voice for my wakeup call and not a computer.
The food- for the most part very very good. Fontana was solid the times we ate there..they were able to make their bolognese with a gluten free pasta which was really nice (although unfortunately undercooked but still delicious!). The food by the pool..not what I expected. Good but not great. Not worth the price tag. Eggs Benedict with truffle hollandaise at the Fontana tho...Just what I expected. I hope I didn't embarrass myself by licking the plate....
The room--very comfortable. Bed perfect. Shower good pressure but shower head and controls need to be upgraded. Asked for foam pillows and got them--however the sheer curtain in room had what looked like a huge chunk of peanut butter on it. Told concierge when I checked in..he said he'd have housekeeping change it the next day. They never did. I had a small balcony off my room. I went out for fresh air and noticed so many of the tiles missing and paint chipping. No flowers...kind of just old. Loved the turndown service.
The resort--I can't speak of the pool--it looked lovely but the water was VERY cold. The gym was well equipped but i opted for a walk which they had directions for at the club--great way to see the neighborhood. Which is stunning!
Overall--wouldn't be upset if I stayed there again--clean, great service, good food and a great history. Rumor has it there are ghosts...I guess they liked their stay there too!
- 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