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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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Florida
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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
“Beautiful hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

What I like: the free parking and self parking that is convenient. The good staff. The wonderful rooms. The great swimming pool. The lovely surrounding neighborhood.
What I did not like: kind of hard to find nearby conveniences, even finding a place to purchase gasoline is a bit of a chore. There are no nearby convenience stores, gas stations, etc. Also the drive to the hotel like other major cities, you have to drive through some places that are unattractive to reach the destination.
Service is top notch along with the amenities, and place is strikingly beautiful, including surrounding residential area.
This is my second stay here, I expect and hope it will not be my last.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 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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Biltmore H, Managing Director at Biltmore Hotel, responded to this review, May 21, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your post, I appreciate your feedback! I am very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and I apologize for any inconvenience you may had while here. I hope your next visit to the Biltmore Hotel is soon!

Yours truly,

Matthias Kammerer
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
    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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014 via mobile

The hotel looks lovely and the rooms are very nice however if you are traveling with young children or are a light sleeper sleeping under a bridge next to a major highway would be a better option. Paper thin walls resulted in my 18 month old not sleeping for three days straight. Not worth the price.

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Biltmore H, Managing Director at Biltmore Hotel, responded to this review, May 16, 2014
Hello Abodd,

I am truly sorry about your experience here at the Biltmore Hotel. I apologize for any inconvenience and for any noise that may have resulted in your lack of a good nights sleep. I do hope that you will return in the future!

Sincerely yours,

Matthias Kammerer
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South Bend, Indiana
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13 hotel reviews
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We love staying at the Biltmore. It is strikingly beautiful. The service is top-notch including turn-down service with fluffy robes and slippers. Our only issue this time was poolside. The area was so crowded that we were unable to order lunch. We were told the kitchen was closed and we couldn't order at all. My husband had to leave and go pick up pizza. I was surprised considering the level of service we were accustomed to.

Room Tip: Rooms on the 2nd floor are only accessible via stairs.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Biltmore H, Managing Director at Biltmore Hotel, responded to this review, May 15, 2014
Hi Jan,

Thank you for your comments, I truly apologize for any inconvenience that you had while being by the poolside. We do hope that we can see you in the future!

Yours truly,
Matthias Kammerer
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Miami
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15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

Remembering our years in England we like to spend a couple of hours having tea at the Biltmore. It is a treat with the tables fully decked, beautiful surroundings and great service. A lady is playing beautiful music on a harp while we take delight in our tea, small sandwiches and best of all scones with clotted cream and jam. Can't wait to go back and our thanks to Amparo and Wilson for the great service.

Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Biltmore H, Managing Director at Biltmore Hotel, responded to this review, May 15, 2014
Hello Angie,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am glad that you enjoyed the afternoon tea!

We hope that you can come back for another great experience.

Your truly,

Matthias Kammerer
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Miami, Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Overall nice facility with very good service levels.Ive been ther twice in the last 6 weeks and enjoyed massages from Yuri and Adrian and both were outstanding.I'm an avid spa goer so a rating of 5 has to really be earned.Lunch at Fontana was also delightful as the courtyard setting makes you feel like you're on a European holiday.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Biltmore H, Managing Director at Biltmore Hotel, responded to this review, May 15, 2014
Hi Josie,

Thank you for the review! I am very pleased that you enjoyed the spa and the lunch at Fontana.

We hope to see you very soon!

Yours truly,

Matthias Kammerer
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Laguna Beach, California
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18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Step back in time and enjoy the wonderful character of the hotel that is updated for the present . It is as if time had not passed from it's early days of the 1920's. All of the charm has been preserved from the marble and fine wood carvings. There are two bird cages with little finch fluttering. There are photographs throughout the hotel illustrating the history of the hotel. Take time to view. One of our disappointments, and it was our fault. We missed the weekly tour that is given. When you check in be sure to check the activity calendar and try and take this tour. All of the staff were very friendly, interested and extended themselves to make you feel welcome. We used the services of the concierge and they all need a shout out for all of their great help, especially Robert. When we arrived it was well before check in, but we were more than pooped having a terrible red eye into Florida. We were given a choice of waiting for the room intended for us that would have had a pool and golf course view or opting for a ready room. We opted for a room right then and it was lovely overlooking the front fountain and lovely neighborhood. It was on the second floor and reached via a staircase that was a joy to use. Must say the elevator for those that used it felt and probably was a service elevator, but not real distraction would stay in our room again when we return and hope we do! We had a suite which had two flat screen TV's (quirk of the room is that the TV's are back to back so at times when you turned one off thee other went on...At first we were sure the room was haunted...just kidding) a sitting area and was, as others describe light and airy. The amenities were very nice as was the bedding. There are robes, slippers. The room was quite and bed comfortable I would have enjoyed having a coffee maker that I have enjoyed at other recent stays at other hotels. The bathroom was very roomy and updated without loosing its charm. The maid service was also excellent.The store was very nicely merchandised, even bought a stylish hat. Monique needs a shout out she was great. The pool was very comfortable and there is service around the pool for cocktails and eats. We had lunch at the pool and found the food fresh and yummy. Cocktails were also fresh in thought and ingredients. There are two very comfortable bars with old style club feeling. There is also a car evaluable for the hotel guests. There was never a situation when the car was not available , but best to reserve. There is also a very well equipped gym. We enjoyed their Sunday Brunch...reservations a must. We sat in the outside court adjacent to a wonderful fountain. There was an excellent guitarist The service again was excellent. Now be prepared this is not a "buffet" this is fine dining experience with tables surrounding the court yard chocked with yummy fresh well prepared foods of all varieties to select from including breakfast faire of egg dishes, oysters, crab, caviar, sushi, prime meats, ceviche, fruits and oh yes deserts that went on for ever. With all of the fine food it was hard to remember to leave a little room for the desserts. Now this does come with a price, not inexpensive but worth it. Ok. you have heard all of the good. I must say that there were complaints made about some of the banquet service and that is a shame.

Room Tip: Our room overlooked the front and was on the second floor and I don't believe over one of the ba...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 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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Biltmore H, Managing Director at Biltmore Hotel, responded to this review, May 15, 2014
Hello Byron,

Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review, I truly appreciate it. I do hope you return to the Biltmore Hotel in the future and experience its "charm" again!

Yours truly,

Matthias Kammerer
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Falls Church, Virginia
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6 hotel reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

We attended a wedding at this beautiful, historic resort. Definitely explore the hallowed halls and grounds if you visit. The hotel is quite lovely. Food and drink was great for the wedding dinner and the next day buffet brunch. We loved lounging by the huge pool.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ManagerCoralGables, Matthias Kammerer at Biltmore Hotel, responded to this review, May 11, 2014
Dear Guest,

we are happy to read that you and the wedding party spend memorable time with us. Thank you for taking the time to share and we look forward to your next stay with us.

Best regards

Matthias Kammerer
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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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