"If you can't stay, go for the tour"
This is an absolutely beautiful setting with wonderful history. Volunteers from the Miami Dade historical society hold tours on Sunday at no charge. Our guide was amazingly knowledgeable and informative. We went into the main lobby areas, the gorgeous ballrooms, learned about the pool area, suites and grounds of this magnificent hotel. A grand place to stay if you are going to Coral Gables, if not make it a day and go for the tour. The brunch is supposed to be grand also.
We took the free tour of the hotel. The docent told us many stories and shared the history of the hotel. It is amazing. We will definitely be back to stay. The pool is absolutely breath taking. Loved the finchs in the lobby, golf course, ballrooms, restaurants, and so much more. The tour was incredible!
"Beautiful, Stunning, Historic Hotel"
Stunning! The historic beauty of the hotel is undeniable. From the beautiful bird cages in the lobby to the massive historic pool, it feels like you literally stepped back into a 1920's luxury hotel. I expected to see Gary Cooper around the corner. The exterior of the hotel is amazing and once you are in the pool it feels like an American Riviera. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. The only down side is that the room's decor seems a little strange and does not fit the lobby's style. They are really nice, but I would expect a different feel. Also, the location is a little away from all the action, but we kind of liked that. Have a drink at one of the bars and ask the bar tender about the hotel's history and what famous people they served through the years and what they drank.
"Stunning hotel - one of the best I have stayed in"
The Biltmore has something special. It has a couple of little tweaks needed, like the lifts need some TLC, but this little hickup was totally overshadowed by all other aspects of the hotel. The service from our porter was exceptional. The front desk service was ok, the bonus for me was I was offered an upgrade and later I purchased a lay-over to extend our stay to match our flight time. I believe it was excellent value for money. The room was outstanding, the best super comfortable, and the view was awesome. The hotel was amazing, the architecture is very special. The hotel in on a golf course, away from the action, so to speak, but this was exactly what we wanted. I would highly recommend the Biltmore for couples who want a very special time and to create a memory. This hotel is up in with my top 20 hotels in the world, a must stay.
I spent three days here on a business trip. The place is huge so expect plenty of walking. The hotel is very old and while modernized to a point, I found it to be way too musty for my sinuses. Loved the free self parking - unheard of in Miami. The wifi was very strong everywhere in the hotel - greatly appreciated. Staff were generally helpful but half of the ones I spoke to claimed it was their first day of work and they couldn't help me, which was odd. No hot tub at this hotel. I stayed in a suite which had two TVs, but turning one on always turned the other one on ... I just didn't see the purpose. Overall, a nice place priced at the level you would expect in Miami. Beautiful grounds and a Coral Gables is a lovely area.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Diners Club - Japan Credit Bureau (JCB) - Discover
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM