Fodor's Expert Review Hotel St. Michel

162 Alcazar Ave., Miami, Florida, 33134, United States See on Map

This quiet and charming European bed-and-breakfast–inspired hotel dates to 1926—original elevator and all—and is right off Miracle Mile in Coral Gables. Each petite room is individually decorated with antiques imported from England, Scotland, and France. The intimate vintage inn has glass chandeliers suspended from vaulted ceilings in the public areas and a fabulous old-fashioned, manually operated elevator. Not all rooms have been refreshed in recent years, so make sure to ask for an updated room.

The City of Coral Gables is festooned with Spanish architecture, giving it the name, "the city beautiful".


Choose from contemporary or vintage furnishings in your room. Vintage rooms offer a touch of Parisian influence with antique vanity and plush chairs. Contemporary rooms have sleeker desks and seating. Either way, you'll be treated to modern amenities like complimentary Wi-Fi and DirecTV.

Some rooms have balconies with French doors -- perfect for your morning coffee ritual.


Old-fashioned bathrooms are small but pretty and have hair dryers and bath products.


The lobby of this landmark hotel features gorgeous Spanish tile accents and ebony wood trims and doors.




Zucca offers Italian and Mediterranean fare in a quaint, European setting.


Getting Around

Coral Gables offers municipal parking garages and street parking. Most Coral Gables shops and restaurants are walking distance from the hotel.


Ortanique on the Mile (5-minute walk) offers "cuisine of the sun", a mix of Florida, Latin, and Caribbean flavors by chef Cindy Hutson. The Biltmore's Palme d'Or (5-minute drive) is the perfect splurge for anniversaries and other special occasions. The Biltmore's Sunday brunch is a grand affair.


John Martin's Irish Pub (5-minute walk) is an authentic experience that offers live Irish music most evenings. The Bar (5-minute walk) serves up well-priced drinks in a no-frills setting.


European charm and close proximity to the many restaurants on Miracle Mile make this a perfect getaway.


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Phones: 305-444–1666;800-848–4683

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