A majestic monument to the Gables of the Florida boom years, the Biltmore boasts a 300ft bell tower modeled after the Giralda in Seville, as well as the largest pool in the US. It’s worth checking in for the history alone. The lobby has a hand-painted vaulted ceiling, and French and Spanish furniture, along with large wooden aviaries containing songbirds. Marble floors, oriental rugs and soaring columns add to the grandeur. Upstairs, Egyptian cotton duvets and plump feather beds add comfort to the period drama. To top it off, there’s a world-class golf course, spa, wine club and sumptuous Sunday brunches. The only drawback is the lonely location.
|Venue name:||Biltmore Hotel||Contact:|
1200 Anastasia Ave
|Cross street:||at Granada Blvd|
|Transport:||Bus 24, 42|
|Price:||Rates $209–$479 double|