Inside Coral Gables’s Most Historic Hotel

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If you love golf, Michelin-star dining, cooking classes, elegant high tea, and unparalleled historic luxury, then staying at The Biltmore Hotel is essential when visiting Miami. Located in Coral Gables about forty-five minutes from Miami Beach, The Biltmore Hotel offers stunning hotel rooms and suites.

The Biltmore Hotel is currently celebrating their 95th birthday since it first opened its doors. The hotel is fresh off the heels of a $35 million restoration. They reopened their doors in June after local authorities forced hotels to close due to COVID-19.

The Biltmore Hotel is also home to the historic Donald Ross golf course.

Beyond the luxurious rooms, the Hotel is home to one of Miami’s most sophisticated and unique international dining experiences.

Cascade Restaurant at The Biltmore Hotel
Cascade Restaurant at The Biltmore Hotel

Dining at The Biltmore

The Biltmore culinary team creates some of the finest, and most memorable gourmet experiences. These include formal and casual dining options like their authentic Italian restaurant Fontana, and more.

In addition, The Biltmore hosts high tea on select afternoons with music by a live harpist. 

Afternoon tea, served Wednesday through Sunday, is one of the few traditional English high teas offered in the Miami area. The menu rotates seasonally with a selection of finger sandwiches, breads, scones, and petit fours.

Choose from a wide variety of teas, along with a refined selection of champagne and sparkling wine, including their own Biltmore Mimosa.

Room service is an experience in and of itself, within their five star rooms. A full gourmet breakfast is available to enjoy in your hotel suite. Dishes include French Toast, a tropical fruit platter, Virginia ham, eggs any style with bacon and potatoes, baked goods, and a selection of beverages.

The Relaunch of Sunday Brunch

The Biltmore Hotel’s world-famous brunch is now served 10am-4 pm every Sunday. Seatings are available at 10am, noon, and 2pm.

The al fresco dining area is situated in the beautiful and serene courtyard in the center of the notable resort. Guests can experience an all- encompassing board selection premium package for $90 per person or select from the numerous a la carte options.

the biltmore hotel superior double queen
The Biltmore Hotel Superior Double Queen

Rooms & Suites

Guestrooms range from Superior rooms to Executive suites. The legendary Everglades Presidential Suite and the Merrick Penthouse Suite, named after the resort’s founder George Merrick, are among The Biltmore’s most distinguished accommodations. Luxury rooms and suites feature European feather bedding, and balconies.

Luxurious bath amenities including soft and plush 100% cotton robes and towels.

Two stately Presidential Suites are located within The Biltmore tower and include views extending to Biscayne Bay. One of these spectacular suites features a two-story exclusive accommodation decorated with soaring hand-painted ceilings and a three-bedroom penthouse.

biltmore hotel fairway
The Biltmore Hotel Fairway

Hotel Offered Activities

Looking to hone in on your cooking skills while on vacations? If you have a passion for gastronomy, The Biltmore’s Culinary Academy is one of the only recreational cooking schools operating in North America. They host a variety of classes in their fully equipped professional kitchen from workshops and team building events for both adults and children.

Current cooking classes include Asian Street Food, French Dessert, and Sushi 101, among other choices. Private cooking classes need to be booked at least one week in advance.

The hotel’s sprawling outdoor pool is one of the largest hotel swimming pools in the continental United States.

There is also a luxurious spa located on the seventh floor with panoramic views and treatments ranging from massage therapy, facials, therapeutic scrubs and wraps.

Poolside, you can find private cabanas.

The Lobby at The Biltmore Hotel. Images courtesy of The Biltmore Hotel

When it comes to staying fit on vacation, The Biltmore offers fitness classes including water aerobics, Pilates, Spinning, yoga, and much more, along with a full-service indoor fitness center. Learn more about the Benessere Wellness Program at The Biltmore .

The Biltmore Hotel in Miami is an excellent destination for weddings, meetings, events, and much more. If you are traveling with children, they also have an on-site children’s program. Their programs include tennis lessons, golf lessons, cooking classes, and seasonal camps.

If you live in and around Coral Gables, The Club at The Biltmore offers memberships for a comprehensive fitness or golf program plus access to special privileges, resort amenities, and special events.