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Girls Weekend Getaway at The Biltmore Hotel Miami

November 28, 2017

Finding the perfect girls getaway location can be challenging. Don’t worry, I’m here to make that a little easier for you and tell you all about one of my favorite Miami spots for an epic girls weekend!

When you think of Miami —  beaches, exotic people and Will Smith’s 1997 hit song Welcome to Miami probably come to mind. But in reality, Miami is home to so much more—including a vibrant arts scene, rich Latin culture and some seriously beautiful spots, besides South Beach, to spend an afternoon or weekend. By all means, visit the beaches, nightclubs and sing along to all those famous Miami tunes, but be sure to experience the rest of the city for an accurate view of what Miami is all about.


Check into The Biltmore Hotel

The Biltmore Hotel is as classy as a girls weekend getaway can get. If you’re looking for an adventure filled weekend away from the typical tourist scene, then grab your girlfriends and bikinis—there are few getaways more perfect than this!

The luxe quarters include rooms, several suite types and 3-bedroom penthouses. All have feather bedding, 340-thread-count Egyptian cotton duvet covers, sitting areas, and picture windows with golf course, pool or cityscape views. Amenities include a full-service spa, an 18-hole golf course, a tennis center, a 10,000-sq-ft fitness center and a 21,000-sq-ft outdoor pool. Fine and casual dining options are available on-site.

History Behind The Biltmore Hotel

About a thirty minute drive from Miami Beach and a 15 minute drive from Miami International Airport, you will find The Biltmore Hotel. The Biltmore is located in Coral Gables and hasn’t always been a hotel. It was built in 1926 by George Merrick, the founder of Coral Gables. The hotel was known to host glamorous fashion shows, galas, golf tournaments and water shows in what was then the largest pool in the world. After World War II, the federal government transformed The Biltmore into a military hospital. Once the war was over, it continued to function as a hospital for veterans. In 1952, the University of Miami turned The Biltmore into a medical school. Shortly after, in 1968, the hospital closed and The Biltmore was left abandoned until 1983. At that time, the city of Coral Gables invested $55 million into renovating The Biltmore and the hotel reopened in 1987 and was restored to glory. Today, the Biltmore is known as one of the most historic and luxury hotels in Miami.


Day 1 – Fri-YAY

Rent a Cabana Poolside

What’s a vacation in Miami if you’re not in a bikini, poolside soaking in the sun? Just along the hotel pool, you will find private cabanas surrounded by native palms, bougainvillea and hibiscus. This is the perfect spot for those who want a little privacy. Cabanas are available from 10 am – 6 pm. Pricing and cabana inclusions are listed below.

DELUXE CABANAS
Featuring a flat screen TV, two chaise lounges, love seat and table.
Monday-Thursday $159
FridaY – Sunday $189
Designed for 2 guests; $20 daily fee for each additional guest (over 4 years old)
with a maximum of 4

CABANA SUITES
Featuring a flat screen TV, four chaise lounges, love seat, table, dining table
and pool bed for two.
Monday-Thursday $189
Friday-Sunday $249
Designed for 4 guests

If a private cabana isn’t your style, then grab some lounge chairs or a table poolside. I suggest arriving early in order to claim an area for your group. Lunch and cocktail menus are available poolside for all guests.

Day 2 – Satur-DAZE

Spa Day

A girls’ weekend getaway to The Biltmore would not be complete unless you experience their luxurious spa. In a timeless setting, you are invited to embrace a slower pace and give yourself time for rejuvenation of the mind and body. For the Spa Menu click here.

We decided to all have massages, which were nothing less than amazing! After our massage, we relaxed in the spa and sipped on champagne.

Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea at The Biltmore is an enduring custom where guests can choose from a range of teas served with finger sandwiches, scones and a mouth-watering selection of pastries. Afternoon tea is approximately $45.00 per person and served Wednesday through Sunday alongside live harp music. You must make reservations in advance.

Day 3 – Sunday Funday

Sunday Brunch

Start the day off on the right foot by heading to The Biltmore’s famous Sunday Champagne Brunch including live entertainment, bottomless Champagne, Bellinis and more. The Biltmore’s Brunch is the best brunch in Miami! Every Sunday in their stunning courtyard, an extravagant buffet with delicacies, such as caviar, seafood, pastas, sushi and more is served unlimited from 10 am – 4 pm. Brunch culminates with a wall of desserts prepared to perfection by Executive Pastry Chef Olivier Rodriguez. Pricing is approximately $90 person. Click here for the Brunch menu.

Where to Dine

The Palme D’or

An elegant restaurant creating a truly authentic fine dining French culinary experience prepared by Michelin starred and James Beard “Rising Star” nominee Chef Gregory Pugin.

Fontana

An Italian restaurant overlooking the Biltmore pool offering sophistication from sunrise until sunset by Chef Beppe Galazzi. Fontana is a great place for lunch or a romantic dinner

Where to Cocktail

The Cellar Club Bar

A casual bar located in the lower lobby serving over 100 types of wine by the glass.

The Biltmore Bar

A bar with a classy ambiance serving a variety of different cocktails. Great spot to grab a glass of champagne with the girls!

Overall, our weekend getaway at The Biltmore was everything and more! If you have an upcoming trip, be sure to take visit The Biltmore Hotel!


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  1. When I lived in Boca Raton I took a staycation to the Biltmore and loved it!! Your photos are great and I did it solo but think it would have been great to do with friends as well.

  2. This looks like a phenomenal and romantic weekend (even if it is just the girls). It looks so removed from the images I normally see of Miami. That pool is ah-ma-zing.

    1. Yes, it is very different than the typical Miami scene that most people see on South Beach. The pool is definitely one of the perks!

  3. This hotel looks positively dreamy! What a fun girls weekend to splurge on. It looks like old Hollywood, not typical Miami.

  4. The hotel has quite the history – galas, hospital and now hotel. It’s a stunning property with luxurious amenities like the pool cabanas and spa. I’m saving this for a future girls weekend (or weekend with my hubby).

    1. Yes, this hotel has quite the history! Definitely a great place for a girls weekend or romantic weekend with your hubby!

  5. Wow! Definitely a lot of history in the hotel for sure! That $55 million renovation job looks well-worth the money too. Such a beautiful hotel and I would’ve never guessed this was in Miami. Will have to add it to my girls getaway destination list for sure.

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