Fontainebleau Miami Beach

Miami Beach, Miami

The hotel

This legendary hotel first opened its doors to the public in 1954, when the A-list celebs of the time — Elvis, Sinatra and the Rat Pack — were frequent visitors. The hotel offers 22 oceanfront acres of a spectacular blend of Miami's golden era and stylish modern luxury. There's a sophisticated poolscape with water features including the secluded Oasis Pool and an interactive waterscape play area that will be a hit with the kids. The hotel also has a 40,000 square foot, state-of-the-art health spa — a luxurious retreat designed with your well-being in mind. Add to all of this, a wide choice of innovative restaurants, stylish bars, intimate lounges and a trendy nightclub, and you're in for an exceptional Miami Beach holiday.

Amenities

  • Children's Pool
  • Children’s Playground
  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Wheelchair access
  • Windsurfing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Restaurant
  • Families
  • Fitness Centre/Gym

Where is it

On 22 beachfront acres in the heart of mid Miami Beach. Driving time from Miami International Airport: 25 minutes.

Hotel information

1,504 rooms and suites on 37 floors in 2 buildings of the original design (Chateau & Versailles) and 2 state-of-the-art towers with suites; all 4 buildings have lifts. All have air-conditioning, plasma TV with pay-per-view films and games, WiFi, safe, hairdryer, iron and board, and marble bathroom. Chateau/Versailles Standard Rooms, located on the lower floors, have 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Chateau/Versailles Ocean View Rooms with partial ocean views have 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Deluxe Balcony Rooms, in the Versailles building, with a private balcony offering ocean views or views of Biscayne Bay and Downtown Miami have 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Trésor Bay View Junior Suites with a kitchenette, mini-fridge and microwave, 1 king-size bed and queen-size sofa bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Trésor 1-Bedroom Bay View Suites have a separate master bedroom with 1 king-size bed and sitting area with queen-size sofa bed, a fully-equipped kitchen with fridge, oven, microwave and washer/dryer, and a balcony with impressive views of Biscayne Bay or downtown Miami, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 3 adults and 2 children.

Sorrento Ocean View Junior Suites have a kitchenette with mini-fridge and microwave, 1 king-size bed and queen-size sofa bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Chateau/Versailles Ocean Front Rooms offer ocean front views with a furnished balcony and have 1 king-size or 2 queen-size beds sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Sorrento 1 Bedroom Ocean View Rooms have fully-equipped kitchen with washer/dryer, 1 king-size bed and queen-size sofa bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 3 adults and 2 children.

Valet Parking from $44 plus 7% tax per night (payable locally, subject to change).

12 restaurants and bars including Gotham Steak By Alfred Portale (steak and seafood with extensive wine list), Hakkasan By Alan Yau (Chinese cuisine), La Cote By Sean OConnell (casual dining on two levels), Scarpetta by Scott Conant (regional Italian), Vida (casual dining, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner), Solo cafe, Bleau Bar, Blade Sushi Bar (Japanese fare, opens onto pool area), Glow Bar (poolbar serving snacks, sandwiches and cocktails). Most restaurants feature indoor and outdoor seating areas.

Poolscape featuring a total of 11 pools. Lapis Spa offering numerous treatments* and hair and nail salon*, boutique, fitness centre and relaxation areas. Water sports* from the beach including windsurfing and much more. Special kids' area with cabanas and lounge chairs which allow parents to relax while overseeing their children at play. The resort’s youngest guests can enjoy an interactive play area with a beach-style entry, waterslide, spray canopy, water canons and zero entry wading pool. Kids' programme* (4–12yrs). Golf, tennis and diving available nearby.

Variety of shops, to include 3 upscale clothing boutiques and a watch and jewellery boutique. Laundry services*.

This hotel has a resort fee of $33 including tax per room, per day (payable locally, subject to change).

Resort fee includes use of the following amenities - Internet access in guest rooms - Access to the gym - Beach lounge chairs (for up to 4 people per room daily) - Unlimited local 800 calls - Daily newspaper. Resort fee, tax and inclusions are subject to change - please see hotel check-in for current inclusions available to you upon arrival.

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

5 nights 30–31 Dec '18.

7 nights 30 Mar–7 Apr '19 (Trésor 1–Bedroom Bay View Suite and Sorrento 1–Bedroom Ocean View), 30 Mar–7 Apr '19 (Sorrento 1–Bedroom Ocean View).

*Denotes local charge.

Please note: There may be a local charge for use of a roll-away bed for rooms with a king-size bed and for suites. This is subject to change and is charged by the hotel.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Treated like second class citizens

Jun 26, 2019 Daniel B

I was severely disappointed in the Fontainebleau. Travelled hear for our 25th wedding anniversary and were treated like second class citizens since they had rented out the lobby, the lobby bar, the arrival drive and other parts of the hotel for shooting a film. No consideration was given to the guests and no advance notice. I spect that when I pay… Read more
I was severely disappointed in the Fontainebleau. Travelled hear for our 25th wedding anniversary and were treated like second class citizens since they had rented out the lobby, the lobby bar, the arrival drive and other parts of the hotel for shooting a film. No consideration was given to the guests and no advance notice. I spect that when I pay to stay at a hotel that the guests are the priority - not the film crew. NEVER COMING BACK! Read less
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Jun 26, 2019 shalikaj Meerut, India

The hotel is larger than life. I was totally under awe. We checked in in the evening. Total 2 nights we were in the hotel. 1 St day after a tiring day i came back to an unclean and unmade room. It was upsetting. These people give no complimentary water. Surprisingly, they even charge money to use their fridge. It is weird and silly. There was… Read more
The hotel is larger than life. I was totally under awe. We checked in in the evening. Total 2 nights we were in the hotel. 1 St day after a tiring day i came back to an unclean and unmade room. It was upsetting. These people give no complimentary water. Surprisingly, they even charge money to use their fridge. It is weird and silly. There was nowhere we could keep our water or beverages. After complaining about all these problems, they did not come up with a convincing solution. They were super busy with shooting episodes of ‘ The Marvelous Mrs. Measel’. So there was added discomfort of not using the hotel lobby and walking through diverted paths. The experience was not relaxing at all. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Huge Hotel, Action Packed!

Jun 26, 2019 cheptner Wichita Falls, Texas

This hotel is just huge. There are 5 towers with tons of rooms. I will say our first room they put us in had a terrible view so we ask for a different one and we had to upgrade. This room was large with amenities (microwave, fridge, large bathroom sitting area, coffee maker, safe, mini bar etc...). We had a balcony and an ocean view. The hotel… Read more
This hotel is just huge. There are 5 towers with tons of rooms. I will say our first room they put us in had a terrible view so we ask for a different one and we had to upgrade. This room was large with amenities (microwave, fridge, large bathroom sitting area, coffee maker, safe, mini bar etc...). We had a balcony and an ocean view. The hotel was very clean and looked really nice for as long as it has been around. Room prices are OK, this time of year but this place can get very expensive. And everything else from cabanas to food to drinks are over the top expensive, but they are all over Miami Beach. Read less
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Jun 25, 2019 Claudia C

Francis v help me with my umbrella and chair and we had a amazing conversation about Miami and he told me a lot like how it is and where some amazing areas to eat and he give me a spot in front so I can Enjoy my vacation
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Jun 25, 2019 Milton O

Francis. V help us with amazing service with a great personality he talk to us and help us with our chairs and he give us an amazing space that has a great view of the ocean and he told us so much about miami and the amazing spots to go to THANK YOU francis