Fontainebleau Miami Beach

Miami Beach, Miami

The hotel

The legendary Fontainebleau Miami Beach first opened its doors to the public in 1954, when the A-list celebs of the time — Elvis, Sinatra and the Rat Pack — liked to stay here. You can enjoy 22 oceanfront acres of a blend of Miami's golden era and stylish modern luxury. Take a dip in one of the 11 pools, and little ones will love the water play area. They'll also love the kids' camp, and while they're having the time of their lives, you can head to the spa and pamper yourself. All of this is topped off with nine different dining options, from sushi to pizzas, you're certainly in for a treat.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Families
  • Kids Club
  • Children’s Playground
  • Children's Pool
  • Night Club
  • Room Service
  • Valet parking
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Wheelchair access

Where is it

On 22 acres of beachfront, in the heart of mid-Miami Beach. A 15-minute drive to Ocean Drive and 10 minutes to Lincoln Road Mall. Transfer 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 with air-conditioning, plasma TV with pay-per-view films and games, WiFi access*, safe, hairdryer, iron and board, and marble bathroom. Deluxe Bayview Rooms are 300 sq ft and have views of downtown Miami or Biscayne Bay, with 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. 

Deluxe Bayview Rooms with Balcony are 320 sq ft and have views of downtown Miami or Biscayne Bay from the private balcony, with 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. 

Ocean View Rooms are 320 sq ft and have views of the Atlantic Ocean, with 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. 

Ocean View Rooms with Balcony are 400 sq ft and have views of the Atlantic Ocean from the private balcony, with 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. 

Bay View Junior Suites are 552 sq ft and have views of downtown Miami or Biscayne Bay, with 1 king-size bed plus sofa bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. 

Bay View Junior Suites with Balcony are as above, but with a private balcony.

Trésor Bay View Junior Suites are 500 sq ft and have a private balcony, kitchenette with mini-fridge, sink and microwave, and 1 king-size bed plus sofa bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child. 

Trésor Ocean View Junior Suites are as above, but with views of the Atlantic Ocean from the balcony. 

Sorrento Ocean View Junior Suites are 575 sq ft and have views of the beach and ocean from the oversized balcony, with floor-to-ceiling windows, a whirlpool tub in the bathroom, kitchenette, and 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. 

Sorrento Oceanfront Junior Suites are 550 sq ft and have unobstructed views of the ocean from the balcony, with floor-to-ceiling windows, a whirlpool tub in the bathroom, and 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. 

Executive Suites are 915 sq ft and have 270-degree views of the ocean and Biscayne Bay, a separate living room, bathroom with oversized jetted tub, wet bar, dining table, and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults. 

Executive Suite with Balcony are as above, but with a private balcony. 

Grand Suites are 1115 sq ft and have a separate living room with large dining area, wet bar, bathroom with oversized jet whirlpool tub, and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Grand Suite with Balcony are as above, but with a private balcony. 

Sorrento Oceanview One Bedroom Suites are 1011 sq ft and have an oversized balcony, large separate living room, fully-equipped kitchen with GE Monogram stainless steel appliances and washer/dryer, and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults. 

Sorrento Oceanfront One Bedroom Suites are 900 sq ft and have an oversized balcony with views of the ocean, separate living room, bathroom with oversized jet whirlpool tub, fully-equipped kitchen with GE Monogram stainless steel appliances and washer/dryer, and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults. 

Trésor Oceanview One Bedroom Suites are 1000 sq ft and have a full-size kitchen with washer/dryer, separate living room, 2 bathrooms, and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults. 

Trésor Bay View One Bedroom Suites are as above, but with views of downtown Miami or Biscayne Bay. 

  • Booking bonus: receive 25% off the accommodation cost for stays of 4 nights or more between 1 Jan-31 Oct '21. Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. 

Valet parking $45 for standard vehicles, $75 for oversized vehicles, plus tax per day (payable locally, subject to change).

Hakkasan (modern Cantonese cuisine, open for dinner, and weekend dim sum lunch). Scarpetta (led by Scott Conant, Italian-inspired dining, open for dinner and Sunday brunch). Stripsteak (classic American steakhouse by Michael Mina, open for dinner). Pizza & Burger (casual menu by Michael Mina, open for dinner). Blade (sushi bar and premium cocktails, open for lunch and dinner). Vida (American brasserie, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner). La Cote (beach bar scene with a Med-inspired menu, open for lunch and afternoon snacks). Chez Bon Bon (bakery). Fresh (snacks and ice creams). EazyO beachside food delivery app*. Room service*.

LIV nightclub* (admission fee applies). Bleaulive Presents (live entertainment).

11 pools including a 21-and-over day club, and a family pool with children's play area. Poolside cabanas*. Lapis Spa*. Fitness centre. Water sports* on the beach including windsurfing, paddle boards and kayaks. FB Kids' Camp* with daily activities, and Fri and Sat Kids' Night Out with movies and games (4-12 years).

Variety of shops. Laundry services*. Babysitting services*. Concierge.

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 - Access to the fitness centre - One daily fitness class per person (based on availability) - Unlimited WiFi in rooms and at the pools - Daily newspapers at the front desk - Local and toll-free numbered calls - Beach chair for each guest - Access to Refresh Lounge - 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

* 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.

Please note: LIV nightclub has a dress code, and the club may be closed due to private parties or special events.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Poor Management for a Beautiful Place

Aug 3, 2021 troyd698

I have stayed here numerous times on business and always enjoyed it, so was really looking forward to a family trip to share this place. I was sorely mistaken. We booked an Ocean Front Junior Suite with 2 Queen Beds. We were given 1 King for 4 of us. We were told the room we booked did not exist. My daughters have been sleeping on a sofa bed.… Read more
I have stayed here numerous times on business and always enjoyed it, so was really looking forward to a family trip to share this place. I was sorely mistaken. We booked an Ocean Front Junior Suite with 2 Queen Beds. We were given 1 King for 4 of us. We were told the room we booked did not exist. My daughters have been sleeping on a sofa bed. Fortunately after being hung up on 3 times, I went to the front desk and was able to get them sheets and pillows, not without some effort. They looked at us like we were crazy when we asked for extra pillows and a blanket. In an attempt to get toiletries and towels suitable for 4 people, my wife asked a housekeeping staff member across the hall if she could get towels and washcloths. The staff member rudely replied that she was just an employee and we were not paying her. After speaking with the front desk we were able to get some more bath towels. Unfortunately, they were not able to provide hand and wash cloths for 4 people. We were told they were out. Before I complain further, let me say that most hotel restaurant and bar staff members could not be nicer and more efficient. The pool. First day. Probably two-thirds is blocked off for a private event. Hotel guests are sent off to a back area with a fake grass yard. I am happy that business travel is returning and we eventually found a decent spot but it would have been nice to know. Continuing with the pool. Drink prices are totally random. One day we are charged $21, another $18 and then $25 for the same drink. Nothing premium, yet it is billed as such. I am ok with paying the going rate, but I would like to know what it is from day to day. Currently it is Tuesday, we checked in on Sunday. Other than the rude housekeeper, we have not had any service in the room. I would at some point like clean towels, sheets and the Keurig coffee (it takes about a half hour to get a cup at $6 from the coffee shop in the main lobby). We were told, after inquiring, that housekeeping was only provided every other day. Well, here we are late in the afternoon on our “scheduled” housekeeping day, and no service to be found. Room service trays are left in the hallways all day and overnight. The hallways and elevator vestibules smell putrid, due to the trash that remains in the hallways. We have asked several times to speak with a manager, without success. We have phoned, gone in person to the front desk, asked servers to speak with a manager, and there has been ZERO response. Overall, a beautiful facility. I have had the privilege of being given a tour of this property for past financing and was very impressed with the facilities and the management. Unfortunately, that has not been the case as a guest currently. This place is managed poorly, very sad to see such an iconic property being handled as it is. Save your money!! Read less
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Aug 2, 2021 GoPlaces733970

We were here for a business trip and had a day at a cabana! What an outstanding experience. Our service staff of Cassandra and our pool curator, Demetris were amazing. There was never a moment where we were unattended or forgotten. Everything we needed, they took care of us. Truly a great time and we would for sure come back and request these two.… Read more
We were here for a business trip and had a day at a cabana! What an outstanding experience. Our service staff of Cassandra and our pool curator, Demetris were amazing. There was never a moment where we were unattended or forgotten. Everything we needed, they took care of us. Truly a great time and we would for sure come back and request these two. Thank you! Read less
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Aug 2, 2021 willibth1

Fontainebleau is NOT a 5-star luxurious resort. The hotel was a complete disappointment for my first girls trip in Miami. Despite my high expectations for this hotel, I discovered that it's not what it's glorified to be.  Upon arriving at Fontainebleau, it was overwhelming. We luckily got to the hotel around 3pm (when check-in is 4pm) and had to… Read more
Fontainebleau is NOT a 5-star luxurious resort. The hotel was a complete disappointment for my first girls trip in Miami. Despite my high expectations for this hotel, I discovered that it's not what it's glorified to be.  Upon arriving at Fontainebleau, it was overwhelming. We luckily got to the hotel around 3pm (when check-in is 4pm) and had to wait in a 20-minute line at the front desk. While in line, you can see a ballroom FULL of luggage of the guests that had to wait for their rooms. I have never had to wait in a line more than 3 people to check into a hotel. It was packed and chaotic. When we finally got to a register, they couldn't find my reservation and the manager stated that there was nothing they could do and "I don't know where your money went." They actually found my reservation 20 minutes later and we could go up to our room without leaving our luggage with the hundreds of others.  The room is mediocre. We had a fridge, but it wasn't cold. We had a beautiful view of a flat roof with AC units that blocked any vision of the pool or sea. The room does not have any coffee. There is no Keurig and no microwave. I have never been to a hotel without coffee. If you want coffee you have to go downstairs to the cafe chez bon bon and wait in a 20 minute line, oh and you'll have to pay around $8 for one drink. Additionally, if you get hungry or thirsty during the night, you will not find any vending machines in the whole hotel. (At 11pm, we asked the front desk for a vending machine and she said we would have to order Uber eats). If you're drunk and hungry - good luck. I ordered a pot of coffee to the room at 10am and it arrived at 11am as we had brunch reservations we had to go to. Despite not being able to consume the coffee, we paid $23 for it.  Our first night we awoke to not even a fire alarm, but an evacuation message blasting on repeat at 1:30am. It said something like, "Please evacuate the building immediately, do not use the elevator, exit through the stairs while we investigate" We were very disoriented, people outside our room were all confused, and we left down the stairs through a maze of where all the workers and supplies are held.  We asked a couple workers what was happening and they said they had no idea, we basically got a free tour of underground FontaineBleau. Once we finally got outside, around maybe 30 people were evacuated and confused. As soon as we were out in the street in our pajamas, we were let back inside. The group of us huddled around the elevators to go back to our rooms, while the lobby of 100 people were still partying and socializing like nothing had happened. I don't think they left the hotel at all. It seemed to be just our floor, even though from outside of the hotel you could hear the alarm and flashing lights going off. We never got an explanation of what happened. It was completely traumatizing.  We decided to spend the next day at the pool. We got ready and went down, when the guy stopped us and asked for wristbands, which the concierge forgot to mention when we checked in. A wristband cost $30 for the guy in front of us, but we got ours for free. No sunbeds were available. While we paid to stay at a luxurious resort, they did not provide us with a sunbed. There was one, in which one of the pool guy's said we could take turns sitting on that one. Great service, thanks. The drinks were not worth the price for the poor service. Throughout the day, they inflated the prices of drinks. There was also the feeling that if the bartenders did not think you were 'worth enough' (unattractive, you didn't have much money, etc. ), they'd ignore you, not serve you, etc. I did not feel like a priority as a guest at a 5-star resort. I wasn't serviced to and made to feel like dirt. If you'd like to dine at the hotel's restaurants, you have to make reservations.  The hotel is trash. It's overcrowded, overhyped, and overpriced. Despite your importance, you are not attended to, and you are just money to them. It's dirty, tacky, substandard quality, and unprofessional. There's no denying that it's a beautiful and huge hotel, but those qualities cannot hide its flaws. I wish I had read the most recent reviews before staying here. Please spend your hard-earned money where you will be respected Read less
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Aug 1, 2021 andreafC7172IG

Carlos is amazing and highly recommend! So friendly and accommodating and very inventive! Carlos has been the best server here at the resort! Definitely makes up for the lack of service in other areas! If you’re here here on the beach ask for him!
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Jul 31, 2021 TeshTesh88

My service was great from Pedro, Cassandra, and Cecilia. They were awesome and friendly. They all provided great service and communicated professionally during my trip to the beach. The service was quick and conducted in a professional manner. I will definitely visit again.