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.

  • Booking Bonus: Book by 11 Feb'20  and guests will receive 25% off their hotel stay if traveliing between 12 Apr-25 Dec'20. Offer is not combinable. Offer will be calculated into prices show.  

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 plus 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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Jan 24, 2020 maribboy Miami Beach, Florida

If you’re coming to Miami you better go to Fontainbleau and ask for Jessica at the pool to help you and get the best time of your life in Miami Beach and once ur in the Fontainebleau u don’t need to go anywhere else
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Pure Chaos for my Bachelor Party last weekend (1/20/202)

Jan 23, 2020 djomal Columbus, Ohio

The check in line was 15 hours long. Rowdy crowds of angry people chanting as the staff hid in the back room. It was crazy! I paid for 3 nights for a suite in the Sorrento Tower but I only stayed 2 nights b/c I could not check in until Saturday. We missed our "main" dinner res at STK because no one could leave the check in line! The worst part was… Read more
The check in line was 15 hours long. Rowdy crowds of angry people chanting as the staff hid in the back room. It was crazy! I paid for 3 nights for a suite in the Sorrento Tower but I only stayed 2 nights b/c I could not check in until Saturday. We missed our "main" dinner res at STK because no one could leave the check in line! The worst part was that we had no room keys for the 10 guys in my Bach party and the hotel security kept kicking us out. We couldn't hang out at the pool or beach during day without being hassled by security. NO ONE had room keys in the entire hotel.. It was a huge hassle and we spent the majority of my bachelor party standing in line trying to check in. Apparently they were having computer problems. We honestly felt bad for the staff and we never got load or angry with them. It does not change the fact that my bachelor party was a bust because we had to cancel everything we planned. We were already charged (partially) for the rooms so we felt stuck. We heard an offer to cancel reservations and credit back. Thanks for the offer at 10PM. This was after waiting 10+ hours in line Friday and we needed 5 rooms. It felt like they were literally kicking us to the curb with no place to stay. I feel bad for all my buddies that came and spent so much money at this hotel to stand in line for 15 hours and be hassled all day. I would not recommend for large groups. I wish I would have picked any other hotel in Miami for my bachelor party. Read less
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Jan 23, 2020 Resort742354

Even though we did not have keys or access to our room with the key , the trip was still fun for all . We didn’t even Get the rooms we payed for , but can you say “ heated pool “. Now that was amazing in itself , But when we add in the bakery that is “to die for “, most of our room key troubles faded away . My hats off to the staff for handling… Read more
Even though we did not have keys or access to our room with the key , the trip was still fun for all . We didn’t even Get the rooms we payed for , but can you say “ heated pool “. Now that was amazing in itself , But when we add in the bakery that is “to die for “, most of our room key troubles faded away . My hats off to the staff for handling all of us angry but not hangry guests who didn’t have a key to their room . Place and staff were amazing for having such trouble with their computers that weekend And still delivering a great time for all who stayed there . Sometimes problems happen on vacations but a great vacation destination will fix all small troubles , relax and enjoy . Read less
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Jan 22, 2020 Steven J

Had a lovely 2 day getaway last week at Fountainebleau. Bleau Bar staff was super friendly and attentive. Randy was a gem, both mornings at the pool, he found me a great spot in the sun and made sure I had everything I needed. Great man
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Victims of The System

Jan 22, 2020 Kristen M

We escaped to Miami over MLK weekend for some sun, relaxation and Flo Rida. We were excited to arrive in the mid afternoon because it gave us time to check in, look around and shower/get ready for 6pm dinner reservations before the show. Upon arriving, we were told “the system was down” and that we needed to hand write our information, including… Read more
We escaped to Miami over MLK weekend for some sun, relaxation and Flo Rida. We were excited to arrive in the mid afternoon because it gave us time to check in, look around and shower/get ready for 6pm dinner reservations before the show. Upon arriving, we were told “the system was down” and that we needed to hand write our information, including credit card information. We were told that we would be notified via text when our room was ready. Fast forward 6+ hours- we go to an exclusive dinning experience in the clothes we showed up in from the Northeast- and barely make our show. No communication was provided by management. No complimentary water or drinks or food. The lines at this point spilled into the lobby bar. Worse were the number of families waiting with small children at 9,10, even 11 at night. A banquet hall held our luggage. The hotel has four towers- that’s thousands of people affected. That’s also thousands of people’s credit card information on a piece of paper while they had some sort of breach of security. The next day, the nightmare continued. The hotel staff- apologetic that the service would be slow because systems were down, we also couldn’t charge anything to our rooms. It took over an hour to get a drink at the pool. Worse was when staff confided their fears about how they would get paid as there was no way to document their time worked. We had heard the system issues started on the Thursday prior to our arrival. It would have been good to hear from a resort representative about the potential issues. At no time was any information posted anywhere on their website about this. The hotel obviously had no back up plan at all as to what to do or how to handle a situation like this. Am I wrong to think that an organization has a plan B if the computers goes down? An algorithm to dispatch help and communication to those affected? This is no Holiday Inn. We choose the hotel based on its reputation, exclusiveness and reviews read right here on TA. The price we paid was not inexpensive. I think the Holiday Inn or other chain may have a better back up plan given that it is a larger hotel chain with better IT resources? We left on Monday with the systems still down. No compensation or apologies. And rumor has it that they are charging 1800 a night for the Super Bowl. I hope things are fixed by then. Read less