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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Miami Dadeland
Miami Dadeland
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8.1
Excellent
7600 North Kendall Drive, Miami
from $96
La Quinta Miami Airport North Hotel
La Quinta Miami Airport North Hotel
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7.8
Good
7401 N.W. 36th Street, Miami
from $72
Homewood Suites by Hilton Miami - Airport West
Homewood Suites by Hilton Miami - Airport West
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8.7
Excellent
3590 NW 74th Avenue, Miami
from $99
Conrad Miami
Conrad Miami
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8.6
Excellent
1395 Brickell Avenue, Miami
from $156
Homewood Suites Miami-Airport/Blue Lagoon
Homewood Suites Miami-Airport/Blue Lagoon
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8.7
Excellent
5500 Blue Lagoon DriveWaterford Office Park, Miami
from $98
DoubleTree by Hilton Grand Hotel Biscayne Bay
DoubleTree by Hilton Grand Hotel Biscayne Bay
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8.3
Excellent
1717 North Bayshore Drive, Miami
from $109
Pullman Miami Airport
Pullman Miami Airport
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8.0
Excellent
5800 Blue Lagoon Drive, Miami
from $101
Courtyard Miami Coconut Grove
Courtyard Miami Coconut Grove
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8.1
Excellent
2649 South Bayshore Drive, Miami
from $139
SpringHill Suites Miami Airport South
SpringHill Suites Miami Airport South
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8.6
Excellent
6700 NW 7th Street, Miami
from $89
DoubleTree by Hilton Miami Airport Convention Center, FL
from $103
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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.