In need of a break from the harsh Pennsylvania winter, the Scarpino family heads south to Miami, FL. With a $2,500 budget, they take a whirlwind tour of 3 different hotels. Which will they choose?
The Scarpino family’s first stop is the Shelborne Hotel, located on historic Collins Avenue right in South Beach, <a href="http://www.travelchannel.com/destinations/miami">Miami.</a>
The 3-star hotel will cost John and Jann Scarpino $1,250 – well under their budget. The location is perfect, but is this hotel kid-friendly enough for their 2 young boys?
Next up is the Trump International Beach resort located north of Miami in Coral Gables. A 5-night stay will cost the Scarpinos $2,000. Here, John, Jann, Jake and Johnny pose for a photo at the hotel’s cooking class.
The Scarpinos tour the Trump International’s kids' area. With 2 pools – complete with waterfalls – the Trump is more kid-friendly than the Shelborne, but the location is not as ideal.
The last stop for the Scarpino family is the Biltmore Hotel. Built in 1926, the hotel is a National Historic Landmark. A 5-night stay will cost the Scarpinos $1,500.
The Scarpinos pose for a photo at the Biltmore Hotel’s Culinary Academy. The Biltmore is the only hotel in North America with its own recreational culinary school. The Scarpino's learn to make a “floating island,” a traditional French dessert.
The Biltmore’s world-famous swimming pool is the largest in the continental United States.
The Biltmore chef in the culinary academy’s kitchen.
The impressive grounds of the Biltmore Hotel. Which hotel will the Scarpinos choose? Find out on Top Spot: Miami.