We recently had the delightful pleasure of staying at the beautiful Biltmore Hotel in Miami. Not just a hotel, but also am national historic landmark – the incredible architecture, luxurious facilities, attentive service and overall elegance, promise for a first class stay. Prior to its hotel days, The Biltmore has served different purposes including a Country Club, a hospital for soldiers in World War 2 and a University, whilst in between times being sadly abandoned for years on end too. It was almost torn down before the local residences protested and it is now once again an awe-inspiring hotel.
The Biltmore Hotel is located in Coral Gables in Miami which is a quiet area just a short drive away from the bright lights of the city centre. This situation therefore offers the perfect blend of an opulent and peaceful sanctuary with the opportunity to explore vibrant and eclectic Miami as well as its beautiful beaches.
The hospitality at the Biltmore was fabulous, we couldn’t have felt more cared for. From the gym staff to the reception staff to the cleaners and even the harpist – everyone was so friendly and welcoming.
The Biltmore facilities are breathtaking; it lies on a golf course which was restored in 2018 to match the original design from 1925, so the views over the course are very impressive. The pool is also particularly fancy, at one point being one of the largest in the world, you can imagine the sort of size it is as the pictures don’t do it justice! It is still one of the largest in the US, and feels more like a luxurious lake, effortlessly catering for its 273 rooms.
The spa was like my own little heavenly bubble of peace and serenity. Being on the top floor, it offers incredible views over Coral Gables, with a relaxation room, a beauty shop and treatment rooms. I was honoured to be offered an unbelievable massage. After a full day of travelling they day prior, it was an especially welcomed hour – the masseuse was wonderful and I think I will struggle to find better! You can chose from a menu of marvellous massages here.
Our room was stunning, oozing grandeur and opulence with palatial touches like a gorgeous chandelier above the bed, long luxurious curtains and beautiful furniture. The bathroom was not quite as lavish as I’d have expected but I guess it is in keeping with the historical ambiance of the building.
The food was delicious, one of my highlights was enjoying breakfast in the Fontana restaurant al fresco, with the birds swopping around the tropical trees and the water fountain sprinkling away whilst I was guzzling down a Cappuccino and savouring some fruity pancakes. There was a real Moroccan atmosphere enveloping us, which we later found out was due to the fact that when building the hotel, they bought in Moroccan influences along with Spanish and Italian hence the strong European styles throughout the hotel.
Whilst residing at the Biltmore, we were also treated to a superb afternoon tea in the great hall which was accompanied by a harpist – it was such a magical experience soaking up the hotels beauty, fantastic cuisine (from a British afternoon-tea frequenter, I can confirm it was one of the best) and elegant music – it was a moment that will last in my memory forever.
The Biltmore is an incredibly special place; the beautiful design, traditional luxury and remarkable service in the most beautiful grounds are some of the reasons that make this hotel exceptional, you’ll have to visit yourself to appreciate the rest to get the full Biltmore experience.
Thank you for having us and we hope to come back again in the future!
*PR stay but all opinions are my own.