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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Days Inn - Miami International Airport
Days Inn - Miami International Airport
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3.4
7250 Nw 11th St, Miami
from $59
JW Marriott Marquis Miami
JW Marriott Marquis Miami
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4.4
255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Miami
from $197
Marriott Miami Dadeland
Marriott Miami Dadeland
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4.0
9090 S Dadeland Blvd, Miami
from $116
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Miami Airport & Convention Center
from $103
Mayfair Hotel & Spa
Mayfair Hotel & Spa
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3.8
3000 Florida Avenue, Miami
from $135
Riviera South Beach Hotel
Riviera South Beach Hotel
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4.1
2000 Liberty Avenue, Miami
from $104
Best Western Premier Miami Int'l Airport Hotel & Suites
from $101
River Park Hotel & Suites
River Park Hotel & Suites
100 SE 4th St, Miami
from $65
Rodeway Inn South Miami Coral Gables
Rodeway Inn South Miami Coral Gables
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2.9
5959 SW 71st Street, Miami
from $66
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Kendall East Miami
from $101
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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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