This might be the best way to experience the old European charm of Coral Gables. The Hotel St. Michel was built in 1926 as the Sevilla Hotel, and then refurbished and renamed in 1995. Now, the tiny, European-style gem sits in a great location for anyone interested in exploring Coconut Grove and Coral Gables. Fresh flowers and fans adorn the cozy lobby. The distinctive rooms have wood floors, dark paneled walls, lovely antique furniture and a fruit basket. Before you get to those rooms, however, you’re in for an incredible ride on a ‘20s-style brass elevator.
Neighborhood: Coral Gables is a relaxed chunk of Miami that oozes old Florida charm. But it's not just a sleepy alternative to South Beach. Gables packs some serious options when it comes to food, drink and culture—and is also very family friendly.
Bulla Gastrobar: Super popular bar and restaurant great for happy hour
Eating House: A local gem that serves seriously good food in a relaxed atmosphere
Coral Gables Museum: Learn all about the surprising history of Coral Gables
Time Out tip: The St. Michel doesn’t have a pool, but the Venetian Pool, one of the coolest public pools in Miami, is a short Uber away.