We found out that there was a free tour of the legendary Biltmore Coral Gables hotel on Sundays on a local travel site Thrillist and it came in at #9. Glad we decided to take the time to go. When we entered the lobby you realize there is a lot of history here. The large bird aviaries in the lobby catch your eye.
As we waited for our tour guide we admired all the detail of the architecture. The tile work alone was stunning and the huge fireplaces set off both ends of the lobby. Our guide gathered us by the fireplace and introduced himself and we all told our names and where we were from and to my surprise we were the only Americans. The hotel had people from all over the world from Scotland to India and everywhere in between.
History of the Biltmore Coral Gables.
The swimming pool has its own history. It was once the largest pool in the world and the house swimming instructor was none other than Johnny Weissmuller the original TV Tarzan and Olympic gold medalist.