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

  • Golf
  • Scuba Diving
  • Tennis
  • Windsurfing
  • Kids Club
  • Wheelchair access
  • Families
  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Night Club

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. 

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). Glow Bar (casual pool bar). Bleau Bar (cocktail bar). 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*. 2-storey, 40,000 square foot Lapis Spa*. Fitness centre. Water sports* on the beach including windsurfing, paddle boards and kayaks. FB Kids' Camp* with daily activities (temporarily closed), 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 Dirty and tired hotel with surly staff…

Nov 30, 2021 00Funandfree00 Sydney, Australia

As much as we would like to recommend this hotel (as it is meant to be one of the best in Miami) we can’t for two reasons: 1. Dirty and tired hotel Our room and the hotel in general was dirty. There was mould all through our room (see photos) and it was so bad in one of the toilets we couldn’t use it as the smell was foul. The air conditioning… Read more
As much as we would like to recommend this hotel (as it is meant to be one of the best in Miami) we can’t for two reasons: 1. Dirty and tired hotel Our room and the hotel in general was dirty. There was mould all through our room (see photos) and it was so bad in one of the toilets we couldn’t use it as the smell was foul. The air conditioning vents were covered in mould and the air filter looked like it hadn’t been changed in over a year. We are pretty sure we got sick form staying here. The furniture is all worn and stained and the hotel in general hasn’t been maintained. 2. Outrageously rude staff We are not joint when we say 90% of the staff were so rude and full of attitude. No one actually helped or provided service and it was always ‘someone else’s’ responsibility. Even something simple like getting cribs into the room tool hours and resulted in 2 tired and angry infants. When following up with the housekeeping staff after we had waited for an hour she spoke rudely about us IN FRONT of us, to her manager on the phone. The staff in the pizza restaurant were rude and un-accomodating refusing to let us use the accessible entrance as it required staff to escort us, instead demanding we carry a double stroller, 2 infants and bags down multiple flights of stairs. The staff in the coffee shop were filled with attitude and had guests waiting everywhere for their coffees that had been made yet staff ignored the overflowing ready coffees. God forbid if you asked for your coffee that was going cold. The pool staff were rude and we witnessed them telling off guests for taking towels from cabanas after they had waited for 20 minutes at the pool huts that were notoriously unstaffed. The valet got angry at us for following the instructions on the ticket and messaging to request our car when we were apparently meant to call. The list goes on… The security and staff in the spa were LOVELY! Save yourself the hassle and stay somewhere else. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Our very underwhelming four visit to this

Nov 30, 2021 988evz

Where do I start, I guess maybe with a positive. The staff at the beach, pool and at the steak house were wonderful! There is wonderful French woman at the Steak house we loved! and a young man with a man bun by the pool and basically everyone at the beach! --- with that! - The beach furniture is so worn and old and dingy! it was so unsightly… Read more
Where do I start, I guess maybe with a positive. The staff at the beach, pool and at the steak house were wonderful! There is wonderful French woman at the Steak house we loved! and a young man with a man bun by the pool and basically everyone at the beach! --- with that! - The beach furniture is so worn and old and dingy! it was so unsightly nothing luxury about it, no nice chair covers, old towels. The pool area beds, cabanas are absurdly priced!! and they are so unfair about refunds! we rented a $200 bed by the beach and it rained 45 minutes later, they told us we could back after but it never stopped raining. So we were charged for an all day bed we used for less than 1 hr. I spoke to the front desk which seems to be unable to help you with anything... I emailed and called and I am yet to hear back from "the beach manager" not for nothing but they could've offered to accommodate us the next day or given a refund! we are still waiting. - The spa booked our services on the wrong day even though all emails were labelled with the date needed! not only that but they then failed to accommodate us ... no complementary visit to the other amenities was offered, no free product... nothing. Now! I am not saying that they should give you free stuff for minor inconveniences but they literally booked our appointments on the wrong day which I booked over two weeks in advance and never even called to check why we didn't show up on the " wrong" date... they simply just charged us 1/2 and said " oh well" ... oh, when I did come to try to check on our reservations on the day I needed them they offered to book us for facials [ which we would have to pay ] instead of the massages we booked... which is so dumb! If we wanted facials we would've booked facials. The rooms don't offered robes or slippers anymore, you have to call for them and the room service people sounded annoyed to have to bring them! they cleaned our room once during our 4 day stay and there is nothing particularly nice about the rooms. It is simply so BLAH! Anyway hopefully they'll see our repeat business as important at some point and they'll have the decency to call us back at some point regarding the $200 chair we paid for and then didn't use. we were there from the 18th - 21th of November Sorrento tower ocean front - Conf#CI3NC308 Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Do not book this hotel! Service is TERRIBLE.

Nov 30, 2021 cassiebH8757JQ Hopkins, Minnesota

I have been trying to cancel my reservation for 2 days now! I can't get anyone on the phone, if I do, they transfer me, and then no one answers or the system hangs up on me. This is one of the rare times I booked a non-Marriott chain hotel and I have to say I won't do it again. This cancelation process is ridiculous!!! This hotel is a scam, book… Read more
I have been trying to cancel my reservation for 2 days now! I can't get anyone on the phone, if I do, they transfer me, and then no one answers or the system hangs up on me. This is one of the rare times I booked a non-Marriott chain hotel and I have to say I won't do it again. This cancelation process is ridiculous!!! This hotel is a scam, book somewhere else. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating First visit NOT the last!!!

Nov 29, 2021 Laura P Falmouth, Massachusetts

I didn’t know what to expect and it was awesome! The staff was SO friendlyand attentive. Dinner at Scarpettas was on point and David D our cabana attendant was excellent! He helped make our very rainy pool day stress free and fun! We’ll be back!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Outstanding Service

Nov 29, 2021 tarah80 Burlington, Vermont

I recently stayed at Fountaine Bleau for the first time. This resort provides an excellent selection of restaurants, shops and the king bed ocean view is worth the upgrade. The pool is by far my favorite and if your looking for exceptional service, there are a few people by the pool that really stand out. Ask for “English”, he has a great… Read more
I recently stayed at Fountaine Bleau for the first time. This resort provides an excellent selection of restaurants, shops and the king bed ocean view is worth the upgrade. The pool is by far my favorite and if your looking for exceptional service, there are a few people by the pool that really stand out. Ask for “English”, he has a great personality and excellent at ensuring you have everything you need, he’s such a polite and caring individual.I would also recommend Gigi, super sweet. Read less