Biltmore Hotel Miami

Miami, Florida

The hotel

Timeless, classic beauty — it’s what this place oozes. Since first opening in 1926, and a landmark in itself, the Biltmore Hotel has spent its years since winning award after award, and it’s easy to see why. You can take a dip in the huge pool (one of the biggest in the U.S.), have a round of golf on the 18-hole championship course, enjoy a relaxing treatment in the spa, and even take part in a cooking class. Little ones will be equally pleased too, with golf and tennis lessons, and a seasonal kids’ camp, they’ll never tire of things to do. And when the evenings roll in, head to one of the restaurants for some good food and, of course, a cocktail or two.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Families
  • Honeymoon
  • Kids Club
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Valet parking
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Yoga

Where is it

In Miami's Coral Gables, with local restaurants, bars and shops within walking distance. 30-minute drive to South Beach and Key Biscayne. Transfer time from Miami International Airport: 20 minutes.

Hotel information

271 rooms and suites. All with air-conditioning, TV with on-demand movies*, telephone, mini-bar*, coffee machine, alarm clock with radio, safe, turndown service, bathrobes, slippers, bath amenities and hairdryer. Superior Rooms have views of the pool or city, with 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Junior Suites are spacious rooms with a sitting area and views of the pool, city or golf course, with 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

One Bedroom Suites have views of the pool, golf course or Coral Gables, with a separate living room and 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Golf Suites have a large balcony with panoramic views of the golf course, a large separate living and dining room and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults. 

Tower Suites are in the iconic Biltmore tower, with panoramic views of the tree-lined streets of Coral Gables or the golf course, with a separate living and dining room and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults. 

Terrace Suites overlook Coral Gables from the large outdoor terrace furnished with chaise longe, a separate living room and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults. 

Complimentary self-parking. Valet parking $32 plus tax, per day (payable locally, subject to change).

Palme d'Or (French fine dining, open for dinner Tue-Sat). Fontana (Italian cuisine, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner). Cascade (poolside cafe, open for breakfast and lunch). 19th Hole (sports bar and grill, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner). The Cellar Club® (coffee shop in the morning and bar in the evening). Biltmore Bar (cocktails and premium cigars). Succo Juice Bar (in the fitness centre). Sunday brunch*. Afternoon tea* in the lobby. 24-hour room service*.

23,000 sq ft swimming pool. Pool cabanas*. Biltmore Spa* (in-room treatments available*). Fitness centre. 18-hole championship golf course. Cooking classes*. Kids' activities including golf lessons*, cooking classes*, tennis lessons* and seasonal kids' camps*.

Complimentary WiFi. 24-hour concierge. Complimentary town car within 2 miles of the hotel (reservations required, dependent upon availability).

* Denotes local charge.

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Venetian Suite

Jul 15, 2021 GypsiNoni Riviera Beach, Florida

I chose the Veneton suite because it had a terrace and 2 queen beds. The description said " interior terrace" I thought that was a terrace that didn't overlook the golf course or pool. It was actually a cement wall with fake grass on some of it. It had small windows up high so you couldn't see out of them. It reminded me of a prison courtyard. I… Read more
I chose the Veneton suite because it had a terrace and 2 queen beds. The description said " interior terrace" I thought that was a terrace that didn't overlook the golf course or pool. It was actually a cement wall with fake grass on some of it. It had small windows up high so you couldn't see out of them. It reminded me of a prison courtyard. I felt so claustrophobic ! I requested a room change. I told them I didn't need a terrace just a window to look out of. With a few phone calls they finally switched us to a terrace suite which is lovely. I payed more for it for it but that is o.k. Just a word of warning to not book this suite. They only have one photo on line which I thought was strange but hoped for the best. Visit turned out fine. I don't think they have enough people working but the people we encountered did a great job. The pool was lovely as usual. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Old-school class with modern touches

Jul 14, 2021 kojost Southwest Gulf Coast, Florida

For us, by far, the most beautiful hotel in Florida. What I really like is that it is a historic building, but it smells clean, fresh, as if it opened yesterday. The rooms are spotless and technologically well-equipped. We were in a junior suite in 557, and I've never felt water pressure like that in a hotel shower, or pretty much any other… Read more
For us, by far, the most beautiful hotel in Florida. What I really like is that it is a historic building, but it smells clean, fresh, as if it opened yesterday. The rooms are spotless and technologically well-equipped. We were in a junior suite in 557, and I've never felt water pressure like that in a hotel shower, or pretty much any other shower for that matter. I felt like I was standing under a waterfall, it was perfect. From the ornate lobby with birdcages and other common areas to the little touches like the period photographs on the walls in the hallways, you can spend hours just walking around taking pictures and soaking in the history. The front desk and Lobby staff were welcoming and gracious. If I have any complaint at all, it was with the bar downstairs. Great cocktails, but I got the impression that I was a nuisance to the bartender for simply being a patron on a busy evening. But that is a minor quibble. This place is perfect for a date weekend, or wedding. It's a cliche to say this, but the saying fits: This is a step back in time, and we'll be back. Read less
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Jul 10, 2021 AtParallel40 New York City, New York

There’s so much to say about the physical beauty and excellent maintenance of this National Historic Landmark Hotel that I could write pages about it. Magnificent grounds everywhere. However, there is a situation with the service and it’s nationwide-not enough employees. Biltmore Executive Tom Prescott was quoted in Coral Gables magazine* saying… Read more
There’s so much to say about the physical beauty and excellent maintenance of this National Historic Landmark Hotel that I could write pages about it. Magnificent grounds everywhere. However, there is a situation with the service and it’s nationwide-not enough employees. Biltmore Executive Tom Prescott was quoted in Coral Gables magazine* saying that staffing is a problem. “We can’t get the people.” According to him they are operating with 60% of their normal staff. Only one indoor restaurant, Fontana, is open. Plus the poolside and the 19th hole. If it is raining, as it was during our stay, the last one is not an option and the pool, although it has a roof, is open and therefore a maybe. Room service extremely limited and has the same menu as the Fontana, basically Italian with only one sandwich offered, a panini cotto or ham panini. One sandwich? After two days you’ve had it with the limited menu. And at each and every meal–no exceptions–the servers miss plates, butter, bring the wrong items, food cold, no spoons, teaspoons etc. See enclosed photo of filthy check holder. How can anyone present this to a guest? Towels and cups strewn about the poolside for hours (and it was a Monday, no mobs). Dirty table with caked on dirt. Hilda at breakfast remembered how we liked our coffee. Kudos to her and Dayana. Matthew was also hardworking and professional. We did not want our room cleaned, just water, tissues and fresh towels. We called for it before going to breakfast. Upon our return we found them left on the coffee table, but the wet bathroom towels were still on the bathtub, the wastepaper basket overflowing and they brought toilet paper, not tissues. Had to call again. Person came and removed trash and towels but no tissues, he had to return. I know I said no service but removing wet towels should be a no-brainer. Part of the problem is that guests don’t talk to Housekeeping directly, you go through Guest Services and they in turn talk to Housekeeping–messages get mixed. And why are people, I assume guests, allowed to walk into the interior courtyard where people are dining at the Fontana with a box of pizza and beer and plop down to eat it? So much for advertised sophistication. I called the manager who said he was “Sorry things did not meet my expectations,” throwing the blame on me. 😡 COVID: we got a letter at check-in that masks are always to be worn indoors. “Face coverings/masks (that completely cover the mouth and nose) are required at all times while indoors.” Some guests wore them, hardly any of the employees. Why the letter? I’ll say again–I know there is a labor shortage. I know the hotel went through a rough financial time during COVID. I want the Biltmore to return to it’s former glory and succeed. But the hotel is limping badly and it feels like no one is walking around the property supervising and training. And with such a lovely place, it’s a double shame. The Dukes of Windsor, former guests, wouldn’t have stayed even an hour at the current Biltmore. Mr. Prescott also said, “Next year should be a blowout.” I truly hope so, because we’d love to return. *Coral Gables magazine june 2021 Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent service and food

Jul 9, 2021 Juancillo66 Miami, Florida

Our stay at the Biltmore for the weekend of my daughter's 15 birthday celebration was wonderful. The lady that booked our room did a fantastic job and gave us one of the best rooms in the hotel. It was very big , spacious and very elegant with a fantastic view. The service from the beginning of check in to check out was excellent. Eddie and Amauri… Read more
Our stay at the Biltmore for the weekend of my daughter's 15 birthday celebration was wonderful. The lady that booked our room did a fantastic job and gave us one of the best rooms in the hotel. It was very big , spacious and very elegant with a fantastic view. The service from the beginning of check in to check out was excellent. Eddie and Amauri were very attentive, helpful and very nice, always asking how we were enjoying our stay and if my daughter was having a nice time. Michelle at La Fontana restaurant was also very attentive, helpful, kind and patient. She was a trooper when it started pouring during our dinner and helped to move our large group and accommodate us at other tables under cover, and then help with our big cake. The food was excellent and delicious. Then next day complimentary breakfast overlooking the golf course at 19th hole was also great, followed by relaxing day at the pool. Overall we had a wonderful time and experience and we will definitely love to return. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent service

Jun 30, 2021 Yenky1717

The place is gorgeous and the staff is wonderful i loved the restaurant and housekeeping was awesome it was like walking into the room every day for the first time. if you want a fun and family friendly hotel this is definitely it. 10/10