The Biltmore

Coral Gables' symbol of Old World elegance
The Biltmore is one of the finest properties in South Florida for a host of reasons. Beyond the fact that service excels here, the hotel, which is Coral Gables’ oldest, is an impressive yet tranquil example of Old World elegance.

Mediterranean-inspired architecture — complete with a 315-foot copper-toned tower — and tastefully decorated rooms are backed by a tropical location, all painting an idyllic picture of South Florida.

In addition to the stellar location, though, there are some fantastic public facilities at the Forbes Travel Guide Recommended hotel, such as a 600,000-gallon pool and professional-grade gym, that make your stay even more worthwhile.

James Beard-nominated chef Gregory Pugin serves up a five-course prix fixe menu at Palme d'Or, an elegant French restaurant. When you’ve finished creations, take a glass of wine at the Biltmore Bar and soak it all in.
Our Inspector's Highlights
  • Away from downtown Miami’s hustle and bustle, the luxury hotel sits in a quiet corner of Coral Gables.
  • Reserve a tee time to exclusive and immaculate The Biltmore Course, a 6,800-yard gem designed by Donald Ross, and you won't be sorry.
  • The Biltmore conducts a calendar full of programming for out-of-towners and locals that includes historic hotel tours, yoga, trunk shows, champagne happy hours and spa demonstrations.
  • The Biltmore hosts a cigar roller, a three-piece band and bocce ball games by the pool every Thursday, too. Don’t miss daily afternoon tea with a harpist, either.
Things to Know
  • A full breakfast comes with your room at the Forbes Travel Guide Recommended hotel. Head to Fontana restaurant for a buffet that includes an egg and pancake station and a bounty of pastries, fruits, and fresh juices.
  • The 10,000-square-feet workout facility has ClimbMills, touchscreen TVs and multi-purpose workout studios. The locker rooms include steams, saunas and showers.
  • The Biltmore's wine selection is enthusiastic and thorough. A handsome roster of whites, reds, ports and sparkling wines comprise a list of more than 300 labels.
  • Sitting in your leather library chair, peruse a list of signature cocktails that includes a classic Beluga martini and a Peartini with Grey Goose pear vodka.
The Rooms
  • Guest rooms at The Biltmore are spacious and feature stone floors and fine furnishings that give spaces an Old World style you feel flowing through the entire hotel.
  • Guest rooms include light oak-colored furniture pieces, floral art prints framed on the wall, patina-colored lamps and a decorative rug in the sitting area.
  • The Forbes Travel Guide Recommended hotel's bedrooms are arranged so that the sitting areas are on one side of the room while the beds are on another. The sitting area is anchored by a sofa and side chair, with any accompanying coffee table and side table.
  • There are often two televisions in the room, too, so that families can enjoy separate programs.
  • Other décor elements in the Coral Gables hotel’s guest rooms include beautiful oak window boxes, striped sheer curtains and crown moldings that pull the classically elegant theme together in a cozy way.
The Look
  • The design style of The Biltmore could be aptly described as Old World. There are several elements that signal this, none more obvious than a large bird cage in the lobby with little finches in it.
  • This spirit of yesteryears’ elegance continues to shine through decorative, high ceilings in the lobby and tons of opulent furnishings and seating areas throughout the property. The harpist playing during afternoon tea only enhances the mood.
  • The Forbes Travel Guide Recommended hotel's guest rooms allow for plenty of natural light to come in. The spaces also contain elements such as patina metals, stone floors, oak wood desks and romantic draperies.
  • Those who appreciate good craftsmanship will also enjoy looking at some of the moldings around the room and other property-defining details around the Coral Gables hotel.
Getting There
1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables, Florida 33134
MIA (16-24 min)  
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