Coral Gables Journals

Coral Gables, a city within Miami

A travel journal to Coral Gables by Columbus

Biltmore Hotel Coral Gables Photo, Coral Gables, Florida More Photos
Quote: Beautiful, green Coral Gables a short ride from downtown Miami by car or Monorail (University Station) is a must to the visitor of southeast Florida.It is one of the most livable communities in the country with desirable turistic, residential and bussiness locations

Coral Gables, a city within Miami

Overview

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Start your visit in the business center of Coral Gables known as Miracle Mile with the fashionable boutiques and outdoor cafes. It runs from South 42 St to South 37 St. Stop at the City Hall and get a map of the city with a 20-mile self-guided tour of the City Beautiful. After walking Miracle Mile, you have to get into a car to visit the Venetian Pool, Biltmore Hotel, Merrick House 1920 home of Coral Gables founder and University of Miami, home of the Hurricanes.Quick Tips: For a quick lunch while visiting Miracle Mile, stop at the Colognage Hotel and you can visit the elegant entrance atrium or go north on Ponce de Leon Boulevard 2 blocks until Giralda Ave. turn right and you will find quit...Read More

Biltmore Hotel Coral Gables

Hotel | "The Biltmore"

Biltmore Hotel Coral Gables Photo, Coral Gables, Florida
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Large appointed rooms with beautiful views. King size bed. Very comfortable and up to date bathroom. Large towels and robes in the bedrooms. AC control, TV, Mini bar and all toiletries. Quiet rooms.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 24, 2000

Biltmore Hotel Coral Gables
1200 ANASTASIA AVENUE
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
305-445-1926

The Westin Colonnade, Coral Gables

Hotel | "Omni Colonnade"

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Centrally located in Miracle Mile the accomodations were within what it would be espected in an Omni Hotel. Very modern rooms with 2 double beds. Because of the location, some of the rooms are noisy.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 24, 2000

The Westin Colonnade, Coral Gables
180 ARAGON AVENUE
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
305-441-2600

Coral Gables Hotel Miracle Mile

Hotel | "Holiday Inn"

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Nice average Holiday Inn hotel rooms. Well kept and good room service. Towels are not the best I have seen but sill the location and price is excellent for the area.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 24, 2000

Coral Gables Hotel Miracle Mile
2051 LEJEUNE RD
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
305-443-2301

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Nice efficient and clean rooms with double beds. Not too quiet and with average decore. Some rooms with kitchenette. Rooms facing the main Blvd. should be avoided. Overall it''s a place to stay for no more than 3 days.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on December 24, 2000

Chateaubleau Hotel
1111 Ponce De Leon
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
(305) 448-2634

Ruth's Chris

Restaurant

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One of the best steak restaurant in the area. Service is excellent and food prepare just right. Side dishes are large portions. Wine list is very complete. Desserts are average.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 24, 2000

Ruth's Chris
2520 Salzedo St
Coral Gables, Florida 33133
305-441-8360

Caffe Abbaracci

Restaurant | "Abbaracci"

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This restaurant has been on the top list for many years. I'd recommend lamb chops or any pasta. And for dessert, the chocolate mousse cake always tops off an excellent dinner. Service is fast and owner Nino Pernetti is always there to supervise everything.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 24, 2000

Caffe Abbaracci
318 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
(305) 441-0700

Le Provencal

Restaurant

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Any plate is prepared in detail with a homelike flavor. Service is average to slow. The surroundings give the impression of a country inn. Duck is well prepared and desserts are good. Wine list is not impressive.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 24, 2000

Le Provencal
382 Miracle Mile
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
305-448-8984

La Casita

Restaurant

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Typical cuban cuisine with the black beans and rice, steak and fried bananas. It is like visiting Cuba without leaving the country. Service is courteous and prompt. There are other specialties in the English spanish menu worth trying.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 24, 2000

La Casita
112 Giralda Ave.
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
305-461-2729

Miss Saigon

Restaurant

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A very inexpensive Vietnamese restaurant. Serves large portions. Ask for only one plate. Has a french influence with the chinese touch. Service is fast and the food prepared promptly. A large variety of Asian beers.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 24, 2000

Miss Saigon
148 Giralda Ave
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
305-446-8006

Granada Golf Course

Attraction | "Biltmore or Granada Golf courses"

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Reservations ahead of time are recommended. Early morning or afternoon are the best times since the place is very popular and gets busy. Golf carts available. Phone 305-460-5364

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 24, 2000

Granada Golf Course
2001 Granada Blvd
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
(305) 460-5367

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The area where the Tennis Center is located is at Salvadore Park and centrally located with planty of trees and shade. Very popular and offer 1 hour classes by appointment.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 24, 2000

Coral Gables City of: Salvadore Park Tennis Center
1120 Andalusia Avenue
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
(305) 460-5333

City of Coral Gables' Venetian Pool

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Attraction | "Venetian Pool"

City of Coral Gables' Venetian Pool Photo, Coral Gables, Florida
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The Venetian Pool was one of the first creations in the city of Coral Gables. Carved in the coral rock in 1923 to form this Venetian type lagoon, with caves and a sandy beach. It has a capacity of 820,000 gallons of water and is open every day except Mondays. Gift shop within the premises.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 11, 2001

City of Coral Gables' Venetian Pool
2701 De Soto Blvd.
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
(305) 460-5356