A Beautiful History
Make a reservation at one of the hotels near the Coral Gables City Hall and you’ll be able to witness one of the best examples of a planned community. Coral Gables was specifically designed by George Merrick in the 1920s to reflect the Garden City and City Beautiful movements at the end of the previous century. Being one of the nation’s first fully-planned communities meant that almost every aspect of it was designed with both function and beauty in mind. That effort is apparent no matter which corner you turn.
City Hall was constructed in 1928 in the Mediterranean Revival architectural style, composed mostly of coral rock and local limestone. It is three stories tall and features a central, three-stage clock tower whose interior bears a breathtaking mural depicting the four seasons by painter Denman Fink. In 1973, Coral Gables was one of the first in Florida to adopt a historical resources ordinance, and a year later, the hall was added to the United States National Register of Historic Places, one of nine in the city. As the focal point of Coral Gables, City Hall draws the eye from the moment you drive in and represents all that Coral Gables was meant to stand for and provide to both its local community and visitors from afar.
One Part of a Wonderful Whole
With a room at the hotels near Coral Gables City Hall, you’ll not only get to be close to one of the most historical and awe-inspiring buildings in the Coral Gables itself, you’ll also be moments from everything that makes both the Coral Gables and all of the Miami area worth visiting. Whether you choose to book with the Courtyard Miami or the Hyatt Regency, the Westin Colonnade or the Hotel St. Michel, you’ll have so much to see and do you may find that one trip just won’t cut it.
Start with a little history and visit one of the three National Landmarks in Miami-Dade County right in Coral Gables at the Biltmore Hotel. Visit some of the other properties list on the National Register of Historic Places like the Coral Gables Merrick House or the Venetian Pool. Then move on to culture by participating in the monthly Gallery Night or visiting the Lowe Art Museum. And of course, there are plenty of places to get something delicious to eat, more than 100 in fact, and you can get some serious shopping in at Miracle Mile or the Village of Merrick Park. Better yet, you won’t have to wear yourself out walking from place to place. Vintage-style trolleys offer a free ride to anywhere you want to go in the area. The Miami International Airport is under five miles away. The hotels near Coral Gables City Hall provide you with a great room at a great price near the building that is truly the beating heart of Coral Gables. They offer the chance to experience only the first part of a greater whole.