With aviaries in the lobby, faux Spanish architecture and a hotel pool that once hosted the Miss America pageant, the Biltmore is certainly not going for understated luxury. This is still Miami, after all, even if you’re in Coral Gables. Still, it’s a welcome refuge from the buzz of the South Beach strip, especially in the refined courtyard where you can have breakfast by the fountain. That pool – the largest hotel pool in the continental U.S. – is not to be missed. If you forget your swimsuit, you can always pick up a pair of Vilebrequin trunks in the gift shop.