Biltmore Hotel

sights / Architecture

Biltmore Hotel information

Location
Miami , USA
Address
1200 Anastasia Ave
Telephone
+1 855 311 6903
More information
www.biltmorehotel.com
Opening hours
tours 1:30 & 2:30pm Sun
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In the most opulent neighborhood of one of the showiest cities in the world, the Biltmore peers down her nose and says, ‘hrmph’. It’s one of the greatest of the grand hotels of the American Jazz Age, and if this joint were a fictional character from a novel, it’d be, without question, Jay Gatsby. Al Capone had a speakeasy on-site, and the Capone Suite is still haunted by the spirit of Fats Walsh, who was murdered here (for more ghost details, join in the weekly storytelling in the lobby, 7pm Thursday). Back in the day, imported gondolas transported celebrity guests like Judy Garland and the Vanderbilts around because, of course, there was a private canal system out the back. It’s gone now, but the largest hotel pool in the continental USA, which resembles a sultan’s water garden from One Thousand & One Nights, is still here.