Biltmore Hotel Miami Coral Gables

Miami, Florida

Virgin rating

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

  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Yoga
  • Kids Club
  • Families
  • Honeymoon
  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Free Parking
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service

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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely hotel with some negatives outweighed by the positives.

Jun 26, 2022 davyp777 Durham, United Kingdom

After two years of cancellations, we were able to make this trip to Miami and incorporate it into our Ruby wedding anniversary celebration. I booked a Junior Suite for a four night stay with breakfast included and we were looking forward to our stay after learning about the history of the hotel. We arrived late due to utter chaos at Miami… Read more
After two years of cancellations, we were able to make this trip to Miami and incorporate it into our Ruby wedding anniversary celebration. I booked a Junior Suite for a four night stay with breakfast included and we were looking forward to our stay after learning about the history of the hotel. We arrived late due to utter chaos at Miami airport, however, we eventually arrived at the stunning reception area to check in. We were the only guests checking in at the time and the process seemed somewhat unnecessarily protracted. Our allocated room was reasonably spacious and tastefully decorated, although the bathroom was disappointingly small. There was no separate shower just a tub, with a shower head above. I didn't realise that shower curtains were still a thing - I can't recall the last time I saw a shower curtain in a hotel. That said, the shower was powerful and very good, the downside of which was the curtain sticking to your skin while trying to wash. There was a balcony overlooking the magnificent golf course but another disappointment was the absence of patio furniture to sit and enjoy the view. Unfortunately once settled in bed, it became there was an issue with the grill on the AC unit as it was annoyingly rattling. I attempted to secure the grill, but was unsuccessful and eventually switched it off which resulted in an uncomfortable night. The problem was reported the following morning, but by mid-afternoon, hadn't been rectified. I contacted reception again and two maintenance guys arrived to secure the grill...or so I thought. That night the AC was fine, but by the following day, it was back to its rattling and we just decided to live without the AC during the night. There was also a persistent noise throughout the night from the air/water handling system feeding the unit which again, was annoying. It was good to see that housekeeping was undertaken daily post Covid and that was certainly a positive. Another plus was free self-parking, although like most US hotels, they charge a 'resort fee', however, the sting of such a fee is mitigated when parking is included as opposed to an additional charge. I had no issues finding a parking space as the parking area is large. The area the hotel is set is very opulent and pleasing to the eye, however, there is nothing within walking distance so for many, a car will be required. Downtown Coral Gables/Miracle Mile is only a short drive away where you will find restaurants and shopping and Miami Beach was an approximate half hour drive depending on traffic. We intended having our anniversary meal here, but we decided to go into Coral Gables as we were both disappointed with what was offer at breakfast. If you cannot get basic breakfast items cooked to a decent standard, we didn't have confidence of having something more sophisticated at the hotel restaurant. The setting for breakfast was lovely and the staff were really nice, sadly, the food couldn't match the environment. We opted for the buffet during our stay and the items never changed for the four days we were there. Furthermore, the food is kept heated by lamps that are cremating the food. The scrambled eggs had to be cut into squares in the gastro tins to serve, and as much as I like my bacon crispy, I prefer not to have it dehydrated. The sausages were also way overcooked and as for the waffles, they just disintegrated due to over exposure to the lamps. Any chef who cares what they cook should be checking what is being served and replenish sub-standard food. The hotel was charging $35 for this sorry offering and I would be demanding a refund if the breakfaast wasn't included in the rate. On a Sunday, they serve a brunch and sadly, the service at Breakfast totally disappeared as it seemed all the catering staff were preparing for (I suspect) a lucrative brunch event. For sure, there were negatives on this stay, but I would still very likely return if they could iron out some of the niggles that could so easily be resolved. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Major cleanliness issues

Jun 26, 2022 yaniv345

Beautiful resort, but three major issues during our stay: 1) Multiple (>10) shards of broken glass on the floor of our room (pictured). Called them to clean it and we just kept finding more after they left. 2) Mold on our room service fruit. Called them to replace it and just found mold again on the replacement platter. 3) The final and most… Read more
Beautiful resort, but three major issues during our stay: 1) Multiple (>10) shards of broken glass on the floor of our room (pictured). Called them to clean it and we just kept finding more after they left. 2) Mold on our room service fruit. Called them to replace it and just found mold again on the replacement platter. 3) The final and most important straw: *AN UNMARKED PILL* on the floor, which I can only assume was ecstasy. We came here with a 1-year-old child. I don’t really need to say much more. They refunded about $100 of room service and resort fees, but I still feel pretty shortchanged since I was expecting basic, decent quality at this supposed luxury resort. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Highly recommend

Jun 20, 2022 laurendavis Denver, Colorado

Booked with American Express. Arrived at 9:45 at night from a long day of travel. The restaurant closed at 10 but they let us order a quick meal which had delicious food and great service. We hustled bc we knew the closing time but still had a great time. Upgraded to a gorgeous suite! Beautiful views! Next day enjoyed breakfast in the courtyard… Read more
Booked with American Express. Arrived at 9:45 at night from a long day of travel. The restaurant closed at 10 but they let us order a quick meal which had delicious food and great service. We hustled bc we knew the closing time but still had a great time. Upgraded to a gorgeous suite! Beautiful views! Next day enjoyed breakfast in the courtyard and a full day at the pool with late check out. Only gripe is pool food was really not good!! Disappointing :( Also, check your bill as they’d forgotten to give credit from going through Amex, which they did fix immediately when i pointed it out. Beautiful property!! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The most amazing place

Jun 3, 2022 Traveler388535

We booked with American Express resort. We arrived at 12.30 pm and got checked in immediately and from a junior suite upgraded to a one bedroom suite with balcony overlooking the golf course. The suite was gorgeous. The staff was friendly and super helpful. We felt pampered and well looked after. The hotel is just beautiful. The pool is big and… Read more
We booked with American Express resort. We arrived at 12.30 pm and got checked in immediately and from a junior suite upgraded to a one bedroom suite with balcony overlooking the golf course. The suite was gorgeous. The staff was friendly and super helpful. We felt pampered and well looked after. The hotel is just beautiful. The pool is big and the area very clean and well maintained. We could have stayed till 4 pm for checkout but left at 1pm. We are thinking of coming back in the summer, that how happy we were Read less
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May 28, 2022 Qbanbread Miami Beach, Florida

I grew up in Miami. I drove by this place once a week, dreaming maybe one day I could see the pool for real. Well now I'm big and little me was right. This place is extraordinary. Not a mass-produced modern with paper-thin walls. The doors are solid wood. The moldings are classic. This place is a piece of history. The [junior suite anyway]… Read more
I grew up in Miami. I drove by this place once a week, dreaming maybe one day I could see the pool for real. Well now I'm big and little me was right. This place is extraordinary. Not a mass-produced modern with paper-thin walls. The doors are solid wood. The moldings are classic. This place is a piece of history. The [junior suite anyway] bathroom is nicely-sized and gives couples privacy when it's wanted and a nice shared space when is not. The ceilings are high. The landscaping is second to none. The wildlife is so lovely; the Parrot Jungle birds overstayed their lease and now show off all day long. The suite is legitimately a suite and not a cube with a couch in it. The interior design is flawless. The bed has two firmer and two softer pillows. Lavazza coffee on room (hate places that make me get dressed to get coffee!). Lots of storage. Great views. FREE PARKING (South Beach hotels are charging $45 for daily parking). Shout out to Eva Luna for making me feel welcome the moment I arrived. Front desk guys (esp Maurius?) were fun, too. Cons: The pool service is poor so pack a bag ;) The room refrigerator is REALLY small. I almost forgot the pool. GOD, I LOVE THE POOL. Read less