The Best Hotels Near Coral Gables, Florida

Many hotels in Miami come with great outdoor spaces
Many hotels in Miami come with great outdoor spaces | Courtesy of Mr C Miami – Coconut Grove / Expedia
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Sophisticated city slickers and shopaholics will be in paradise in Miami’s buzzing Coral Gables district, with boutiques, bistros and bars lining the waterfront of Biscayne Bay. Luxury is Miami’s middle name, and you’ll find plenty of places to pamper your mind, body and soul at these excellent hotels of varying price points near Coral Gables.

1. Biltmore Hotel Miami Coral Gables

Boutique Hotel, Hotel, Luxury

Biltmore Hotel - Miami - Coral Gables
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Sprawled across 150 acres (61ha) of tropical landscape, the Biltmore Hotel epitomizes holiday decadence. Regal rooms feature gemstone chandeliers, plush velvet trimmings and balconies boasting panoramic views of the resort. Doze in the shade of spindly palms around the enormous pool, or revive your senses at the spa with rejuvenating fleur de rose or nourishing guava – a nod to the site’s history as a guava farm. Seafood tapas are served under a cascading waterfall, and afternoon tea is set in the grand vaulted-ceiling lobby, accompanied by live harp music.

2. Hyatt Regency Coral Gables

Luxury, Chain Hotel

Hyatt Regency Coral Gables
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Just minutes from Miami Beach and a short walk to the leafy avenues of Coconut Grove, this Mediterranean-inspired hotel is a tranquil retreat. Calming neutral tones pervade from the lobby into the rooms, splashed with sunflower yellow and hibiscus pink. Open up tall French doors onto your private balcony, overlooking the inviting pool below, before heading down to the stylish Two Sisters’ courtyard for cocktails. Dinner here includes plenty of gluten-free and vegan options, such as quinoa pilaf and pan-seared corvina.

3. Hotel Colonnade Coral Gables, Autograph Collection

Chain Hotel, Luxury

Hotel Colonnade Coral Gables
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A dazzling lobby with high-vaulted ceilings, cascading crystal chandeliers and art deco design sets the scene for a deluxe stay at Hotel Colonnade. Sip on craft cocktails in the Lounge Bar, and laze about in the open-plan rooms, where bold artwork and feature walls take center stage. Expect lavish breakfast spreads at Argon Cafe, along with hotel staff that goes above and beyond with handwritten notes and wine delivered to your door.

4. Aloft Coral Gables

Budget Hotel, Chain Hotel

Aloft Coral Gables
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Shop until you drop on Miracle Mile, and crash out in double or king-size beds at this budget-friendly hotel, where you can sleep in style and save for some serious shopping sprees. Sleek suites, a jazzy lounge bar and a cool rooftop pool provide the ultimate escape from the busy streets, where a world of cuisine is right on your doorstep – think Caribbean, Italian, Thai and a classic American steakhouse.

5. Hotel St Michel

Budget Hotel, Independent Hotel

Hotel St. Michel
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This European-style boutique hotel looks a little out of place amid the high-rises of Coral Gables. The interior is just as surprising, with green grass walls, mosaic tile work and a choice of contemporary or vintage-inspired rooms. Zucca serves up authentic Italian fare in a metropolitan setting, with more than 2,000 bottles of the finest Italian wine to pair with cheese-stuffed zucchini flowers and delectable charcuterie. Why not take a bottle up to your room to drink on your private balcony?

6. SLS Brickell Hotel and Residences

Business Hotel

SLS Brickell
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You’ll want to snap an image of every part of your stay at the SLS Brickell Hotel and Residences, a millennial’s Insta-dream on South Miami Avenue. Think powder-pink walls, marbled tabletops, chic rose-gold touches and sliding glass doors that open onto a private wraparound balcony. Ciel Spa bathroom products and free fitness apparel laundry service will keep you looking your best, while in-room spa treatments, complimentary yoga classes and beauty sleep-enhancing blackout shades will nourish your soul. Bottomless mimosas, wood-fired pizzas and handmade pasta are on the weekend brunch menu at Fi’lia – a Scandi-style restaurant adorned with hanging plants.

7. EAST Miami

Hotel

EAST Miami
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Sky-high suites with cloud-colored interiors make for a dreamy night’s sleep at trendy EAST Miami, a chic hotel with a playful urban jungle design in the city’s buzzing financial district. Rooms feature a walk-in rain shower, floor-to-ceiling windows and private balconies overlooking Biscayne Bay. Get the sunset cocktails flowing with Asian-style tapas at the tropical rooftop bar and garden. Alternatively, taste Latin American flavors at Quinto La Huella, a chic dining room that opens onto a color-popping pool; hidden behind a secret door lies the mysterious Tea Room, boasting Miami’s only Night Brunch.

8. Kimpton EPIC Miami

Boutique Hotel, Hotel

Kimpton EPIC Hotel
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A stone’s throw away from Biscayne Bay, the Kimpton EPIC Miami takes inspiration from its waterfront location, adding beach chic to the bright and airy rooms. Let the sandy hues and ocean blues help you drift off to a blissful night of sleep, or watch the twinkling lights of Miami from your private balcony. Surprising snacks await you in your minibar, while there are poolside cocktails at the rooftop bar and an inspiring wellness menu at the spa. Get your qi energy flowing with a Shiatsu massage, or get a deep cleanse with a hammam detox therapy.

9. The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami

Luxury, Spa Hotel

The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami
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Slip through serene scenes at the Ritz-Carlton in classy Coconut Grove, from the groomed gardens and glimmering pool to the sunlight-filled suites, complete with full marble bathrooms. Lounge by the spa poolside before heading for treatments using high-end natural products and local ingredients such as mango, coconut and organic honey. Vintage opulence and classy cocktails abound at the Commodore, while you can enjoy farm-to-table fare in a fresh garden setting at Isabelle’s Grill Room.

10. Mr C Miami – Coconut Grove

Boutique Hotel, Luxury

Mr. C Miami – Coconut Grove
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Cipriani brothers Ignazio and Maggio bring the Italian heritage of their family, who invented the bellini, to Miami Beach. European glamour meets laid-back luxury at the restaurant, where you can enjoy Italian classics in a nautical-themed setting, or dine al fresco in the leafy courtyard of Il Giardino. Don’t miss the bellini crepe with sweet peaches, creamy mascarpone, white chocolate and a hint of amaretti, topped with bellini foam. Get out on the water with its exclusive sailing experience, or hide out in your room, featuring a balcony overlooking Biscayne Bay.

11. W Miami

Hotel

W Miami
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Gaze out through floor-to-ceiling windows onto sparkling high-rises, lofty palms and the dazzling Miami River from a soothing soak in a deep bathtub at this waterfront hotel on Brickell. Lagoon blues and jungle greens of the vibrant views below are mirrored in the stylish and spacious rooms. Head to Addikt on the 15th floor for breakfast of buckwheat waffles and eggs benedict; ceviche and croquetas at lunch; and surf, turf and tipples at sundown. A marbled water lounge at the grand 28,000sqft (2,601sqm) Iconbrickell Spa awaits you.

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