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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Apr 18, 2021 986brooker

We have been to the Fontaineblue multiple times and have always loved it but it had been a few years since our most recent trips. We booked a long weekend at the end of January and quickly realized the hotel had gone majorly downhill. It needs serious updates. The rooms are dirty, dingy and dated. We still had a good time so when we had to cancel… Read more
We have been to the Fontaineblue multiple times and have always loved it but it had been a few years since our most recent trips. We booked a long weekend at the end of January and quickly realized the hotel had gone majorly downhill. It needs serious updates. The rooms are dirty, dingy and dated. We still had a good time so when we had to cancel our spring break to the Bahamas, we decided to book for here and suggested this hotel to 10+ other families, making our group over 30 ppl. I am ashamed that we ever suggested this hotel and feel horrible that these families spent their hard earned money here. I don’t even know where to begin. The service was absolutely appalling; from check in to check out and everything in between. The only times we experienced good service during our trip was when we went off property. There is no housekeeping, you have to hunt down your own towels, sheets, etc. which is next to impossible because the front desk nor housekeeping ever answer the phone. In fact, we were told that they stop answering phones after 8pm. What?? Not to mention, if you are able to get in touch with an employee, they are incredibly rude. There was a gross plunger next to our toilet when we arrived and we quickly learned it was because our toilet didn’t flush properly. Clearly they are aware of the issue because they managed to put a plunger in the bathroom rather than fix the problem??? Ew. Not enough servers at the beach or pools. When you find one to ask if you can order, they’re all rude and tell you someone will be there shortly, but they never come. If they ever do, it’s 45 minutes for a ($20+) drink at the pool or beach, and by the time it gets to you, it’s watered down and gross. 2 hours+ for food at the pool/beach. We even decided to rent a beach cabana one of the days ($310), thinking the service might be better and...shocker...it wasn’t! Absolutely no Covid precautions. And I get it, we decided to travel to Miami during Covid, so we can’t be too picky. But other hotels we visited for meals took temperatures at the door and strictly enforced masks. 90% of the people at fontaineblue walked around with no masks. Elevators full of people with no masks, and staff could care less. It just gives off an overall “gross, dirty” vibe of a hotel when they don’t even bother to take the most simple precautions. When we voiced our concerns to management, they couldn’t have cared less. We are so sad to see how far downhill this once amazing hotel has gone. We will never come back. There are so many other great options in Miami - don’t waste your money here. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Decent

Apr 18, 2021 DayTrip777275

The fountain blue Hilton has been synonymous with the likes of many celebrities and that still holds true. It seems many, many come here in search of a good time and grant it, it is a good time. However, the quality of food is severely lacking for the high prices they charge. Alcoholic drinks seem to be really watered down and they too are quite… Read more
The fountain blue Hilton has been synonymous with the likes of many celebrities and that still holds true. It seems many, many come here in search of a good time and grant it, it is a good time. However, the quality of food is severely lacking for the high prices they charge. Alcoholic drinks seem to be really watered down and they too are quite pricey. I mean if you are pretty wealthy, I’m sure this isn’t a big deal but for some who aren’t, this isn’t the place to get your money’s worth. It seems like the hotel is mainly one big party with women wearing their finest beach wear, flaunting their newly “purchased” bodies to show off along with their designer clothing. If your into that then this is the place for you. Overall, it was a decent experience but if you prefer something much more low key and relaxing, this isn’t the place! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating I am still in shock.....

Apr 17, 2021 Kenziemarie77 Pompano Beach, Florida

I just came home from my stay at the Fontainebleau. I am still in shock of how expensive and horrible my experience was. Let me just start from the beginning. I decided to book a night to join my friends who were visiting from NYC. I live in Fort Lauderdale, and South Beach is just a short drive away. I booked my $700 a night room with my AMEX… Read more
I just came home from my stay at the Fontainebleau. I am still in shock of how expensive and horrible my experience was. Let me just start from the beginning. I decided to book a night to join my friends who were visiting from NYC. I live in Fort Lauderdale, and South Beach is just a short drive away. I booked my $700 a night room with my AMEX platinum on the Fine Hotels and Resorts website. This allows me some perks like early check-in and late check-out (when available), room upgrade (when available), and breakfast for 2. Just getting into the hotel valet is a huge ordeal, but this is common in the South Beach area, so I was prepared for that. The hotel was PACKED and the valet area and front desk were time consuming. The front desk lady stated, without me asking, that I was upgraded to a junior suite. Great! However, my room was so crappy that I wondered what my original booked room looked like. I had room 23016 and it was outdated, poorly maintained, and the room freshener masked some smoke odor. However, after my long wait on the front desk line, I wouldn't dare ask for another room. DRINKS! After all, this is a big bonus while on vacation. Well, I am convinced that the Fontainebleau does not have 1 decent bartender on the property. SORRY, but your drinks sucked. Even the drinks with only 2 ingredients!! Like, how do you mess up a drink with 2 ingredients? Every bar and restaurant was the same disgusting cocktail. AND THEY ARE $20 PLUS EACH DRINK! I have had expensive drinks all over the world, and I am no stranger to expensive drinks. BUT, those expensive drinks were delicious unlike Fontainebleau's drinks. Food was just gross. We had lunch by the pool and it took over 1 hour to get our salads. Our lunch at Cote was gross. For over $300, we had 1 drink each, 2 bruchetta's, 1 crudite (with old looking vegetables), and chicken wings. All was gross and not enjoyable. Breakfast at Vida was the worst of them all. Not sure how you can mess up eggs. Our food was served to us cold, barely warm, and was gross. Also, not sure who makes the Bloody Mary's for Vida, but shame on you. Staff always has an excuse. While I am sure the Fontainebleau has some great employees, we just happened to interact with the opposite. They all had excuses and were unapologetic. Nobody suggested a manager, so not sure the manager is aware of all the incidents that were going all around us or not. The problem is the Fontainebleau is over booked and under staffed, or so it seems. I absolutely hate being put in a situation where I need to complain and I shouldn't be put in that position. ESPECIALLY WHEN I AM SPENDING $2K IN 24 HOURS. Lapis Spa was such a let down.First spa I have ever been to that requires you to pay AND leave tip up front. They automatically charge you 18% tip upfront and suggest to you to leave an additional amount. So weird and unprofessional. I got a combo massage with hot stones, Swedish, and deep tissue. My masseuse told me to make sure my mask was on at all times. I was struggling to breath the entire massage. It was so hard to with my face pressed down on the massage bed. This was my 6th massage during coronavirus (had a massage in California, North Carolina, and several throughout Florida) and the first time a masseuse asked me to keep on my mask. SUPER contradicting when you have tons of guests hanging out in hot pool in spa and tons of guest walking around outdoor pool area and bar WITHOUT MASKS. Since I have been spoiled with amazing massages in the past, I guess I am being picky, but my massage sucked. She basically softly caressed my arms and legs while leaving some hot stones on my back. $220 later..... Pools are crowded and be prepared to wait on line for a beach chair. Want an umbrella with your chair? You have to pay for shade. So low class for a 5 star hotel to behave. Just give your guest an umbrella if they request one. That should make up for the 15 mutes I just spent in line for you to walk me to a chair. So, after just 24 hours at the Fontainebleau and over $2k later, I am angry and I feel cheated. I highly recommend you do your research and spend your hard earned money elsewhere. If there is a manager reading this, I appreciate your time, and I hope you can make sense of all this. Read less
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Apr 16, 2021 jorgeriq Villa Elisa, Paraguay

Hi I am staying at this hotel for ten days leaving on abril 19th. If you are looking for a place to relax and enjoy excelente service where you feel you are taking care of, and making feel your money is worth, THIS IS ABSOLUTELY NOT THE PLACE. 1 phone will never be answer by concierge , front desk, maintenance or whatever place you need to speak… Read more
Hi I am staying at this hotel for ten days leaving on abril 19th. If you are looking for a place to relax and enjoy excelente service where you feel you are taking care of, and making feel your money is worth, THIS IS ABSOLUTELY NOT THE PLACE. 1 phone will never be answer by concierge , front desk, maintenance or whatever place you need to speak to within the hotel. You can keep on ringing for hours and nobody will pickup. If luckily they pick up the phone they will just say ONE MOMENT, and going to long waiting again. 2 we had some maintenance problems in the bath room. We had to go walk through the halls to find some one and when we find somebody from maintenance they will they you to go to front desk which again they will never answer. So we stayed the our whole vacation with the toilette not flushing. We manage the situation by fill a bucket with water and spilling into the toilette so that our number 2 goes thorough. 3 do to covid room make up is not done. So you have to put your used towels outside your door and will supposedly pick them up and live new ones. They picked the used but they never put the new ones. Once again we went through the halls looking for housekeeping and when we found she said she have only sheets. Besides that we looked over the storage and found two towels. She said that we should go two front desk to ask for more towels. 4 at the beach if you want to drink water, you have to wait until the waitress come to you, which almost never happens. Once we went to their place and ask for assistance and water and they keep saying in bad maners. YOU HAVE TO WAIT AT YOUR CHAIR. When that finally come in about an hour, you ask for your water and that Will take another 45 minutes. 5 most of the bathrooms in restaurant areas are ver dirty. 6 eventough all over hotel there are signs indicating you hace to use your face mask, 80 % of the people don’t do it. 7 entrance from beach to swimming pool area is control only on weekends. Other wise any one could enter the hotel area. 8 I travel a lot and I dont remember having to wait about 30 minutes to have breakfast. I can go on amd on but I think this is enough for you all to know what me and my wife have been through at FONTAINEBLEAU HOTEL IN MIAMI BEACH. This is a real NEVER ANY MORE FOR MY FAMILY. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Poor Service! Avoid!

Apr 16, 2021 BeachLover1978 Washington, DC

I recently stayed at the Fontainebleau with two friends for a four night stay. We were appalled by the level and quality of service at the hotel. First, we checked into a room that had not been cleaned well (there were hairs left in the bathroom). I called the various staff multiple times and all I was ever told was "there was no housekeeping… Read more
I recently stayed at the Fontainebleau with two friends for a four night stay. We were appalled by the level and quality of service at the hotel. First, we checked into a room that had not been cleaned well (there were hairs left in the bathroom). I called the various staff multiple times and all I was ever told was "there was no housekeeping services offered." We were appalled. No to mention, during the course of a four night stay with three women in a room, we needed housekeeping anyways. While the hotel used Covid as a crutch, it seems as a scheme to save money as many hotels in the country - and in Miami - ARE providing housekeeping. You are left to hunt down housekeeping in the halls to get your own fresh towels, etc. The rest of the service in the hotel was similar. The pool staff is either poorly trained or understaffed. The food service takes about 90 minutes. Even the cocktail servers when you have a daybed are not impressive (same issue of being told drinks would take 45 minutes and food would take 90 minutes). The caliber of guests was also much different than in past trips. I would not recommend this hotel! If issues are not even resolved when you leave messages and ask to speak to management, it shows what type of operation they are running! Read less