Hotels near MacFarlane Homestead Historic District
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Head out of Miami to Coral Gables and visit the MacFarlane Homestead Historic District, a registered U.S. Historic District. Coral Gable's founder, George Merrick, created this area as a black residential neighborhood, with early homes built in the late 1920's and 1930's. It's often referred to as the "Black Gables" and was named after Flora McFarlane, the neighborhood's first solo female homesteader and the Gables' first schoolteacher.

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Neighborhoods near MacFarlane Homestead Historic District
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Embassy Suites by Hilton Miami International Airport
Embassy Suites by Hilton Miami International Airport
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7.9
Good
3974 NW South River Drive, Miami
from $109
W Miami
W Miami
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8.3
Excellent
485 Brickell Avenue, Miami
from $200
Fortune House Hotel Suites
Fortune House Hotel Suites
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8.2
Excellent
185 SE 14th Ter, Miami
from $139
Courtyard by Marriott Miami Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott Miami Downtown
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8.2
Excellent
200 Se 2nd Ave, Miami
from $139
Hilton Garden Inn Miami Airport West
Hilton Garden Inn Miami Airport West
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8.4
Excellent
3550 Nw 74th Ave, Miami
from $109
Country Inn & Suites Miami Kendall
Country Inn & Suites Miami Kendall
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8.3
Excellent
11750 Mills Dr, Miami
from $95
Westover Arms Hotel
Westover Arms Hotel
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8.3
Excellent
4100 Collins Ave, Miami Beach
from $109
Extended Stay America - Miami - Airport - Blue Lagoon
from $84
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Miami Airport E Medical Center
from $119
Rodeway Inn South Miami Coral Gables
Rodeway Inn South Miami Coral Gables
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5.9
Fair
5959 SW 71st Street, Miami
from $66
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Hotels Near Coral Gables

If the MacFarlane district is on your Miami to-do list, consider a hotel in or near Coral Gables. Here you will find some big-brand luxury hotels offering cheaper rates.

Properties include The Ritz-Carlton, Coconut Grove, The Westin Colonnade - Coral Gables, and Hyatt Regency Coral Gables. Cheaper hotels include Mayfair Hotel & Spa, The Mutiny Hotel, Sonesta Bayfront Hotel Coconut Grove, and Courtyard by Marriott Miami Coconut Grove. The downside is parking is typically not free at many Coconut Grove and Coral Gables hotels. If you are traveling by car, verify the cheaper hotel rate does not become more expensive when you include parking fees and Wi-Fi charges.

Miami's public transportation, including the Metrobus and Metrorail, runs between Miami and Coral Gables, which is a bonus if you want to stay outside of Downtown Miami. Coral Gables is also only a few miles away from the airport, making it an attractive option if you want to avoid high-traffic areas.

Attractions and Sights in Coral Gables

Coral Gables is just southwest of Downtown Miami and was one of the first planned communities. The area in and around Coral Gables has a number of interesting sights and attractions. The University of Miami, Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, Cocowalk, and Mayfair in the Grove are worth visiting.

Coral Gables offers a free trolley that runs along Ponce de Leon Boulevard during the day. Coral Gables is considered a very pedestrian-friendly city so plan to explore its downtown area on foot.

Coral Gables and MacFarlane Architecture

Coral Gables' architectural style is primarily Mediterranean Revival, while MacFarlane is Vernacular, a style not seen elsewhere in the area. These homes are primarily bungalows and one-story frame "shot gun" homes. The 32 historic buildings are located within the boundaries of Jefferson Street, Frow Avenue, Brooker Street, and Grand Avenue. Flora McFarlane (note the "Mac" in the official district name was an error) sold 20 acres to Merrick's company, creating the subdivision that attracted many Bahamian immigrant laborers.

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