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“A Trip to Old Florida” 4 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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Minneapolis, MN
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“A Trip to Old Florida”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

Long before South Beach was saved from the wrecking ball and went from cheap to chic, the Biltmore was and still is a genteel, calm respite away from the heavily trafficked streets of Miami Beach. The Biltmore is not on the beach, and that's part of its old world charm. Set on beautiful grounds in Coral Gables, the resort is a combination of old world lux hotel and country club. The lobby revisits an era that could easily be the setting for a Fitzgerald or Hemingway novel. The grounds are beautiful and the pool is legendary. There's tennis and golf, and the fitness center is the best I've ever seen in a hotel. The rooms are ok, nothing spectacular, but we didn't stay in a suite which may be nicer; however, the whole experience of the Biltmore makes up for any shortcomings of a standard room because the experience is anything but standard.

Room Tip: Get a room that faces the golf course - better view - and try to upgrade to a better room that the s...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ManagerCoralGables, Managing Director at Biltmore Hotel, responded to this review, May 14, 2013
The Biltmore is a designated National Historic Landmark property known for its rustic Mediterranean charm, which is usually warmly embraced by our guests. We’re delighted your stay with us was enjoyable.
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
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Markham, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I got a conference held at this resort, so I stayed here for two nights. Service level is excellent, pool is gorgeous, and buildings are historical and well maintained. I enjoyed the town car service provided by the resort, so I got a chance to visit Village of Merrick Park (high end shopping plaza). The town car service is complimentary and within downtown range. I also enjoyed the morning jog around the area.

Room Tip: My room is facing downtown area, it's very beautiful.
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  • Stayed May 2013, 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, Managing Director at Biltmore Hotel, responded to this review, May 14, 2013
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

When i go to Miami- i love to stay at the Biltmore Hotel - the service is always very very good
what i say has changed is the clientele
never before have i been at the Biltmore where guest where allowed to "reserve" multiple pool chairs with a towel- a hat -swim goggles- and leave them empty for hours- this is just not right-and to have other guest removed from those chairs because they were "RESERVED"
also smoking at or near the pool
to allow a few people to infringe on everyone's holiday is just not fair
maybe a designated smoking area- or even better a SMOKE FREE POOL AREA
I will return again - and hope to be able to find a pool chair for me

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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, Managing Director at Biltmore Hotel, responded to this review, May 14, 2013
We are very appreciative of your feedback. As a world-class luxury destination resort, The Biltmore enjoys a stellar reputation for professionalism, services and quality of product within the industry. Please know that we have ordered new chaise lounges for the pool deck area and are reviewing ways to seat our guests there in a manner that is more accommodating for all.
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Bonita Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We spent our anniversary at the Biltmore and the hotel delivered, exceeding our expectations! Fabulous room on the 7th floor near the Spa with views of the pool and golf. We lounged around the enormous pool and had mojitos & empanadas at Cascade Restaurant by the pool. Later that evening we had dinner at Fontana Restaurant with a table outside by the fountain, very romantic and the service was outstanding and the food was exquisite. We plan on going back with the kids and reserve one of their large cabanas by the pool for a day of fun and sun! Thank you MK

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ManagerCoralGables, Managing Director at Biltmore Hotel, responded to this review, May 14, 2013
We 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, and look forward to your return with the rest of your family.
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Commack, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Everything about the Biltmore is topnotch. Rooms are comfortable and staff is friendly. Pool is beautiful and staff there are ready to serve at a moment's notice. Beds are so comfortable and the breakfast is delicious.

Room Tip: I always request a pool view.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ManagerCoralGables, Managing Director at Biltmore Hotel, responded to this review, May 14, 2013
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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London, United Kingdom
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

The Biltmore in Coral Gable Miami is the perfect hotel. from the beautiful entrance lobby with 2 large bird cages and fantastic vautled ceilings.
great wellcome and very easy/quick check in
upgrade to a junior suite with a nice view over the swimming pool and the golf course.

A proper old fashioned confortable Hotel!

Room Tip: room at the back of the hotel for better views.
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  • Stayed April 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ManagerCoralGables, Managing Director at Biltmore Hotel, responded to this review, May 14, 2013
We are very appreciative of this feedback, as the Biltmore prides itself on an outstanding service culture worthy of its luxury status.
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Lake Worth, Florida
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55 reviews 55 reviews
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

My pet peave with Resort and many of the better hotels is their numerous add ons. The higher rates of a resort is understandable but in their mistaken belief that becasue they are a "destination" facility their guests will not return. If the management would read their phony surveys (which they don't) they would also understand the power of 'word of mouth'. You can avoid the $25 per day Valet parking by parking at their golf facility next door but of course you have to ask. When we made the reservation they mentioned the $20 resort fee but neglected to mention that it was a daily fee. They asked if we were coming for a special occassion and we said that besides the meetings that we were attending we would be celebrating our 60th Anniversary. (When we celebrated our 50th at the Shore Club in Miami they sent up a nice card,
flowers and a bottle of Champaigne, along with a glass of wine at dinner). At the Biltmore; not even a card.

Note that the grounds, the room the giant pool and the service was fabulous. The Biltmore is located in the heart of beautiful Coral Gables.The food however was another story. The first night's rubber chicken dinner was poor. (the second night we went to the famous Joe's Stone Crab which was excellent). A limp shrimp cocktail at the pool looked and tasted enemic and was $30+ The breakfasts were frankly a disgrace. After powdery scrambled eggs we I settled for sunny side up after that. Poor choices of breads. Lousey coffe at $5 a pop. My wife's pancakes were completely dry and when we complained what they brought after adding milk to the flour was only marginally better. Next morning was waffles which were only fair, even when the butter and syrup finally came. A breakfast for 2 is close to Sixty Dollars!

The Biltmore is undoubtedly OK for weddings because of the decor but I doubt if any of the wedding guest would either return to this hotel or recommend it to their friends. We certainly won't!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ManagerCoralGables, Managing Director at Biltmore Hotel, responded to this review, May 14, 2013
We welcome constructive feedback from all of our guests as an integral part of monitoring services and product throughout the resort. It’s our desire to ensure every guest experience is both exceptional and memorable. We were surprised to see the comments regarding cuisine quality, as two of our restaurants, Palme d'Or and Fontana, have received top Zagat ratings in South Florida for six years running. If there is any other aspect of the hotel that you would like to discuss, please contact us directly so that we may address with you more thoroughly. Also, please know that resort fees are standard charges at all hotels throughout South Florida.
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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
#3 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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