Coral Gables oozes history, and despite the Westin sheen, the Colonnade Hotel is no different. Once the offices of Gables’ founder George Merrick, this stately building later housed the Florida National Bank. So it makes sense that the hotel now caters to a business clientele. But there’s still romance: the immense entrance is a two-story rotunda with Corinthian columns, crystal chandeliers, marble floors and a fountain. Rooms are equally plush.
|Venue name:||Hotel Colonnade Coral Gables|
180 Aragon Ave
|Cross street:||at Ponce de Leon Blvd|
|Transport:||Bus 24, 40, 72, Coral Gables Circulator|
|Price:||Rates $169–$279 double|
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