My wife and I were celebrating our 49th wedding anniversary and we decided to spend it at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables. As Florida residents, we were given a special rate. We live only a ten minute drive from the Biltmore, but arriving there was like being in one the most elegant hotels in Southern France or the Amalfi Coast. We book a small suite for our weekend stay. It was absolutely marvelous with its stone and marble bathroom, its comfortable couch and sitting area and it faux canopied king bed. The view was magnificent overlooking the huge pool and the beautiful golf course. We couldn't stop looking out the window. We rented a cabana at the pool. It was well worth the money as our cabana attendant, Carrie, catered to our every need.
We made diner reservations one night at the Palm d'Or, a Michelin rated restaurant. We were not disappointed. Since it was Miami Spice Month, we opted for the special three course diners. It was superb. The service had no equal, the ambience was classical and the food was terrific. The next evening, we dined at Fontana, the hotel's Italian restaurant. It's atmosphere is more casual, but beautiful as well. We met the chef who was preparing food in an open kitchen. He told us he was from Bologna, the home of lasagna. After having a delicious pork belly appetizer, we each ordered the lasagna. It was a four tiered pasta and beef layered delight. It was so big, neither my wife nor I could finish our dish.
If staying at the Biltmore or not, you cannot miss the Sunday morning Brunch. It is probably the best brunch my wife and I have ever been to. From King Crab to sushi, to roasts to omelets, from caviar to bagels and lox, you name it, it's there. Champagne and morning cocktails flow. The desserts are to die from. My only caution, pace yourself.
The Biltmore Spa is terrific and the golf course is world class. If you're coming to Miami, skip the hustle and bustle on Miami Beach and go to the elegant, beautiful Biltmore Hotel.
- 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