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 Birthday treat- a mixed experience

Aug 19, 2019 pirret Norwich, United Kingdom

Hmm... the Fontainebleau redeemed itself on checkout, otherwise it would have received a 3 star rating. Pros: front desk operators are very personable and they worked hard to get us a room for early check in. The room was spacious and clean, with a jacuzzi bath and tv in the bathroom. A waiter called Aaron in the downstairs pizza place was truly… Read more
Hmm... the Fontainebleau redeemed itself on checkout, otherwise it would have received a 3 star rating. Pros: front desk operators are very personable and they worked hard to get us a room for early check in. The room was spacious and clean, with a jacuzzi bath and tv in the bathroom. A waiter called Aaron in the downstairs pizza place was truly exceptional in his service. The hotel is very clean and well presented. On checkout, the hotel waived its resort fee due to the relentless drilling and hammering. There is a lovely view of South Beach from the upstairs dining area of the La Cote. Prices are extortionate, as expected. Cons: a waiter in La Cote joked- not joked- via hinting to us to give him a $100 tip for bringing two cocktails. Yeah right. Also not impressed that I told him twice that other guests harmed a pigeon by pulling out its feathers. This waiter did nothing about it. Clearly the lady of the night who hurt the bird and her accompanying playboys were better tippers than us. The hotel is a little soul less. Some days were so hot outside that we stayed in our room. However, there was ongoing hammering and drilling from next door. I was really hoping that I would be able to give this hotel 5 stars on Trip Advisor, but the bird incident really did upset me. (Like or loathe the pigeons, they don’t deserve to be hurt). Also not impressed that the car parking attendants were bragging that they earn $500 per day via tips for parking guest’s cars!! WTF!! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating 4 star max and definitely not 5 star

Aug 18, 2019 RJDBP17 Watford

We stayed at this hotel thinking it would be a top notch 5 star hotel. However, we were disappointed because this hotel is dated, old and run down compared to how it is described online. The carpets, decor in the hotel and I. Our room was good but not great. Everything looked like it needed a revamp. Our bathroom was old, the shower cubicle… Read more
We stayed at this hotel thinking it would be a top notch 5 star hotel. However, we were disappointed because this hotel is dated, old and run down compared to how it is described online. The carpets, decor in the hotel and I. Our room was good but not great. Everything looked like it needed a revamp. Our bathroom was old, the shower cubicle looked like it was rotting and the skirting boards had bubbling paintwork. The gym is big but the machines are very old as are the weights. The pools were good but it takes a while to get sun beds and there is a charge for cabanas. Location wise the hotel is quite far away from south beach and there are no shops nearby. Compared to other luxury hotels around the world, this place disappointed us as I’d expected a lot better from how it is advertised. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Super busy big hotel with nice big rooms

Aug 18, 2019 Bringyourkids

My favorite as mother at our room as a mother was the washing machine and dryer in our room, so easy, traveling with two small kids! On the beach, great location, beautiful view from room and friendly staff!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fontainebleau rocks!!

Aug 17, 2019 Kelseykob

I visited Fontainebleau with my friends for a weekend and were impressed how this place is alive. There was a DJ by the pool, LIV was terrific and beach side was an absolute blast. We would like to thank Lucie who helped us with curing our hangover and was so kind to suggest the best items on the menu. Make sure you gonna try their blue mojito!!!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great week away

Aug 17, 2019 Ben B

Great hotel in a prime location. Awesome amenities and restaurants. Friendly and professional staff. Shout out to Francis for all the help at the beach. The room was beautiful and had a great view. The pool area had everything you need and a really fun atmosphere.