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“A misnomer - one of the leading hotels in the world” 4 of 5 stars
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The 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
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Dublin, Ireland
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148 reviews 148 reviews
37 hotel reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“A misnomer - one of the leading hotels in the world”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Lovely architecture and historically interesting. Rooms small by US standards although compared to Europe - ok.

The highlight of my stay was the Concierge Service. He couldn't do enough.
All staff there excellent. The reception staff very nice also.

Their prices were leading hotel though.. And without Breakfast. and when asked for a local adaptor suggested I buy one in their gift shop. Every 3, 4 or 5 star hotel around the world has a supply of adaptors for visitors. But not the Biltmore.

I believe if one wanted to play golf its good. But please, catch up with services offered in similar star hotels. There is another world outside US. By the way, some locals, whom I spoke to, thought the Biltmore was the business. They should travel a bit more. 8 dollars for a bottle of water in room,. Usually water supplied in Leading Hotels. at least one litre per person per day.

when I mark service below mean the staff. The service by staff was excellent

Room Tip: its in a quiet residential area. But avoid near the outside Fountain as it can be noisy according to...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ManagerCoralGables, Managing Director at The Biltmore Hotel, responded to this review, February 12, 2014
Dear Guest,

thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to share your feedback. Your points about electric adapters and bottled water are well taken and we will review them with our leadership team as part of our ongoing efforts to maintain and strengthen our high standards of service and offerings. We hope to be able to host you once again during your next visit to Coral Gables.

Best regards

Matthias Kammerer
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Powell, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014 via mobile

We just spent four nights in a junior suite. The rooms was very spacious and we received nightly turndown service which included chocolates and an aperitif, such as Bailys or Sambuca. How nice! The facility is so beautiful and filled with old world charm. Look up and be sure to enjoy the fabulous ceilings throughout. Free car service to and around the Miracle Mile comes in very handy. The fitness center is very large with plenty of equipment. The pool is said to be the largest in the continental U.S. And is beautifully appointed with lovely palm trees. Can't say enough. If you have the chance, stay here and enjoy being pampered.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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ManagerCoralGables, Managing Director at The Biltmore Hotel, responded to this review, February 12, 2014
Dear Guest,

thank you for sharing you experiences about our many different offerings and services. Our team is excited about having met your expectations and we are all looking forward to be able to pamper you again some time in the near future.

Best regards

Matthias Kammerer
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Panama City, Panama, Panama
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

this hotel probably has the nicest pool in Miami, and the best Sunday Brunch.
Great Coral Gables location, and a very different offering from the typical "Miami modern" alternatives.
Meeting rooms are comfortable but their wifi is not very reliable.

Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
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ManagerCoralGables, Managing Director at The Biltmore Hotel, responded to this review, February 12, 2014
Dear Guest,

we very much appreciate your kind words about our pool (now heated!) and the famous Sunday Brunch. My apologies for any inconvenience due to Wi-Fi problems. While we generally have a very robust system, we are planning capital investments later this year in support of upgrading the Wi-Fi system property wide.

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Matthias Kammerer
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

I was captivated by the architecture of the buildings. The design is an elegant hispanic influenced construction and found myself looking up in the rooms I entered to see amazing detail even in the ceilings and elevators. The suite was very roomy and light with an old world feeling. I enjoyed seeing the pictures along the walls of various scenes from earlier years and the construction of the hotel. The pool was a beautiful big pool that is relaxing. They offer a great fitness facility and several great classes with good intense instructors. Members and instructors were extremely friendly and welcoming. I loved the golf course since it was pretty open and easy to get out of the sand. Keep your eyes open for iguanas! I did attend the culinary class there and would highly recommend it. Chef David is extremely helpful and offers a lot of tips. He actually made me like cooking that day and was fun. Make sure you try one of their chocolate chip cookies! They also offer shuttle service to certain areas like the Miracle Mile shopping area which is only a couple of miles away. The food is great and the hotel offers a variety to choose from. I would definitely recommend this getaway especially to warm up during the cold winter days.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 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, General Manager at The Biltmore Hotel, responded to this review, February 11, 2014
Dear Guest,

thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the cooking class and all that Chef David has to offer. We look forward to your next visit. Bon Apetit!

Best regards

Matthias Kammerer
Managing Director
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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

We wanted a hotel for vacation and golf and chose the Biltmore because of the golf package which let us play golf for 2 days and stay in the hotel which otherwise would have been too pricey for us. We arrived on Saturday afternoon around 12:30 and got into our room right away. We were greeted in our room with a plate of fruit and bottled water which was a very classy touch. We had chosen the least expensive room but our room and bathroom were very nice. Our view wasn't great but we didn't really care. We did hear some noise at night which we thought was cleanup from a wedding but overall the room was fine. The hotel itself is beautiful.

The practice range and golf course are very good but not great as we had to hit off of mats at the driving range and we found the fairways too matted and hard. Still we thought the golf package was a really good deal.

We chose not to eat dinner at the hotel but regretted that as the outdoor restaurant looked very nice. We did get breakfast included and the breakfast buffet was excellent. After golf the second day we sat by the pool which is huge and very beautiful. We had lunch by the pool which was another great meal.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ManagerCoralGables, General Manager at The Biltmore Hotel, responded to this review, February 11, 2014
Dear Guest,

thank you for sharing your recent golfing experience with us. We are proud of our Donald Ross designed course and look forward to your return visit.

Best regards

Matthias Kammerer
Managing DIrector
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Evergreen, Colorado
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71 reviews 71 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Built in 1926 and it is spectacular.
All throughout the building there are photos and in the lobby China and things used when they first opened.

The pool is amazing and the largest one in the United States. Water is clean and the temperature perfect

Nice workout fitness center.

Four restaurants and I will be reviewing them.

The rooms are small but they are nice and clean.

The employees make you feel very welcome.

Two nights in one day was not enough time to truly enjoy it all.

I am thankful to God for the time I did have though.

Room prices fair.

Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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ManagerCoralGables, General Manager at The Biltmore Hotel, responded to this review, February 11, 2014
Dear Guest,

thank you for your kind words and your appreciation for our history.

Best regards

Matthias Kammerer
Managing Director
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Paris, Ile-de-France, France
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

If you want peaceful, refine,laidback yet old school, the Biltmore is certainly one of the best places in Miami ! Impressive building, over the top swimming pool, great service,..
If you decide to escape Miami Beach and its loudness you will find an oasis at the Biltmore!

Room Tip: I had 311, it has a nice terrace ;-)
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  • Stayed January 2014, 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 The Biltmore Hotel, responded to this review, February 11, 2014
Dear Guest,

We are delighted that you enjoyed your recent stay with us and thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with all. We look forward to your next visit.

Best regards

Matthias Kammerer
Managing Director
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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 Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Coral Gables
#2 Business Hotel in Coral Gables
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Biltmore Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 273
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Graced with effortless beauty and sophistication, The Biltmore Hotel is a national historic landmark located in the exclusive Coral Gables area with close proximity to Miami Beach and downtown Miami. The 273-room resort resembles classic Italian, Moorish, and Spanish architectural influences spread over 150-acres of tropical landscape. A favorite of world leaders and celebrities since its opening in 1926, the hotel offers a restored Donald Ross 18-hole, 71 par championship golf course, tennis courts, the largest hotel pool on the East Coast of the United States with private cabanas, a European spa, and an award-winning fitness center. The hotel's dining destinations include the award winning Palme d'Or, recognized by Zagat as one of the best restaurants in the country; Fontana, a traditional Italian restaurant surrounding The Biltmore courtyard and fountain; the poolside Cascade and the 19th Hole Golf restaurant. The hotel also recently unveiled its culinary academy offering an array of hands-on cooking classes for adults and children. The Biltmore is one of South Florida's preferred sites for leisure and business travel, high-level corporate briefings, public policy conferences, and an extraordinary wedding destination. The Biltmore is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World. ... more   less 
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