Ideally located on oceanfront Collins Avenue, in the heart of Millionaire's Row, Fontainebleau Miami Beach is one of the most historically and architecturally significant hotels on Miami Beach. It is located 12 miles from Miami International Airport and 28 miles from Fort Lauderdale International Airport.
Beautiful !!!Comment of C. Randi , United States the 2016-08-13
The perfect luxurious escape.Comment of R. Heather , United States the 2016-06-14
Excellent hotel and locationComment of C. Rina , Guatemala the 2016-06-13
Es un hotel emblematico e increible.. todo es lujo y confort en la mejor zona de miami beach.. lo unico malo es que no controlan el tema de los ruidos y los horarios para hacer ruidos, en las noches, es un poco tedioso.-Comment of D. Fabrizio , Argentina the 2015-08-12
"1st and last"
I was very excited to visit this hotel because of all the hype and history associated with it. Pictures do look great. The disappointment started w arrival as our luggage made it to the front desk and not all the way to the room which was very surprising. Our room was not ready and we were offered an upgrade as it was available(surprise) hotel was 75 % occupied as we checked in on thursday . Our room was across from elevators which initially we thought was convenient until fri and sat nights when people were gathering after outings creating significant noise Rooms are basic more like a 3 star hotels without coffee machines, but clean w large TV and iMac Our balcony upgrade turned out to be a partial ocean view due to the roof of the building below despite our 10th floor elevation . Retrospectively upgrade was a downgrade and waiting an hour by the bar was would ve saved aggravation and money. I think purposefully rooms are said to be not ready for people to get more expansive upgrades as occupancy is low Food was great in Scarpeta and Mina Steak house priced similar to NYC. On the other hand breakfast buffet was a disaster. Likely due to inclusive promotion restaurant was overwhelmed with wait time 20 to 40 min. Selection pretty basic considering $32 charge. All 3 days we ate came out between 80 and 95 dollars per couple. $12 for Blueberries, small cup :). Coffee curtesy of La Colomba brand was good across all restaurants. Beach was nice and clean But very tightly packed and service for chairs and umbrellas only starts after 10 am, how bizarre!!! Overall bad experience and considering so many choices in Miami would avoid to stay at this hotel again. But if u do, know what to expect and plan accordingly Our friends, staying in Miami Edition similarly priced had a much better experience. Attempts to resolve our concerns with front desk were unsatisfactory
"Not a relaxing 5 Star holiday!"
Firstly, this hotel is lovely but there are some pluses and some BIG minuses. The good: Our 1 bedroom suite in 27th floor in the Tresor tower was lovely, great views, kitchenette and 2 TVs and bathrooms, ideal when travelling with a teenager. It was well laid out and comfortable. Staff overall are excellent from concierge to restaurant and bar staff apart from the Bleau lobby bar - if you aren't young and beautiful, you will get little eye contact and perfunctory service. Pizza and Burger has great atmosphere and great bar with fantastic cocktails (try the Zombie!) and staff The bad: Pool chairs are laid out like sardines in a tin, you are inches from the next person and can only get on and off by one end, no room at all on each side - see photo, taken on a rainy day but you can see the layout! Pool chairs are the most uncomfortable that I have ever come across and IMPOSSIBLE to get at weekends unless you want to get up very early, making pool area virtually unusable for us. This was topped off by the astroturf around the pool area, yuk! Definitely not 5 star. PLEASE NOTE - the Tresor pool on 7th floor is for resident owners only, not hotel guests, was told this on arrival, annoying but immaterial, as was closed for renovation anyway!! Room beautiful but some fixtures plastic and not well made, for example drawers very flimsy. Button in hot tub broken lying in bath on arrival, no problem for us as did not use but may annoy next guest and doesn't look great! Finally, the doorman put us in an unlicensed car to the airport - the driver tried to double the charge on arrival at the terminal! The Fontainebleau is a great party hotel but not for us, misses the 5 star mark on too many fronts. If you have ever been to Dubai, you will know what 5 star is, the Fontainebleau does not offer this level of luxury.
"Gorgeous Hotel! Great Customer Service!"
My boyfriend and I visited a few months ago for his birthday and we were blown away. The hotel was beautiful and had tons of character. From the moment we checked in, where we received a free room upgrade because of my boyfriend's birthday, to the moment we checked out where the bellman helped us with our bags, it was a great experience! The highlight of our trip, believe it or not, was the bar-tending staff in the lobby. Hector Jimenez whipped us up some unreal drinks (not on the menu) that we ended up having to go back for every day (a couple of times, haha)! Besides the great conversation, he even took the time to give us suggestions on what we "had to do while in Miami." Also, the food at all of the restaurants within the hotel was so incredible that we rarely left! On Sunday we did the Dim Sum brunch at Hakkasan (sooo delicious!) and they had a birthday card sitting at my boyfriend's place setting. It's small touches like that, that really made this vacation one for the books! We will definitely be back!
"Overall a nice experience"
For what we paid, the rooms seemed a little old and underwhelming. That being said, the hotel was beautiful as was the pool area. You'll want to get there early as all the good pool chairs are taken by 9. Before December/Thanksgiving is a great place to go if you're not interested in the party scene, as everything was very quiet, they were doing repairs and fire alarm testing the place was so empty. The pool was heated which was a nice touch, and there is a nice boardwalk to walk across the beach (no shops, just walking). If you want to save a couple (lot) of dollars, you'll want to get an uber and head into the center of town (about a 45 minute walk) to Lincoln Road (it's a nice walk and straight down, as the roads are numbered). We had a complimentary breakfast buffet included in our package which was very nice (the pancakes were amazing!). Overall it was a pleasant experience, and you probably will enjoy it, just don't let the price give you the false assumption that it will be an incredible place.
"Luxury on the beach"
It is the best service quality, Since we arrived in the front desk; Jeffrey was there for us. The installations were unique but they charge you for almost everything and high prices. The valet works perfect, you called them from your room and they have your car waiting but it expensive. The beach is relaxing and you can have some food for lunch.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Diners Club - Japan Credit Bureau (JCB) - Discover
Check-in: 4:00 PM , Check-out: 11:00 AM
Please note that a resort fee is payable direct to the hotel upon arrival. Resort fees are subject to change and guests are advised to check the hotel's website for current charges.