Fortune House Hotel
What We Love
- Fully furnished suites in Miami's up-and-coming Brickell, with breakfast optionsHanging out in your suite’s living room or on its furnished balcony
- Sampling delicious breakfasts, lunches and dinners at the restaurant
- Hitting up the nightspots throughout Brickell, widely considered the new South Beach
What To Know
- Located about a 15-minute drive from Miami Beach
- Miami International Airport is about 6 miles away
- Private parking is available onsite for $25/day
- Free WiFi works well
Think the Magic City action always happens in South Beach? Think again. Historically the local financial district, Brickell is giving SoBe, if you’ll pardon the expression, a run for its money. Curbed recently published the results of a real-estate study finding that main-drag Brickell Avenue is Miami’s hottest street. Vogue, meanwhile, called the area “the lesser-known Miami neighborhood you need to check out” in late 2016. Stylish nightspots have been steadily cropping up since the opening of Blume Nightclub, followed by everyone from the Miami New Times to Haute Living.
In a city where the It bar, lounge and fashion boutique changes as fast, and unpredictably, as the songs on the latest dance remix, a new It destination has arrived, and you’re going to want to check it out. Base yourself Fortune House Hotel, a convenient, comfortable and central base, where each suite comes with a walk-in closet and furnished balcony. You also get access to laid-back Madison’s Restaurant and Lounge, with a host of other eateries just steps away. Oh, yeah – we forgot to mention that Travel + Leisure also called Brickell a burgeoning “restaurant epicenter,” in its article “Miami’s New Food Scene.”
Each suite is spacious and generously appointed, comprising a living room, a dining room, a bedroom, laundry facilities and a bathroom. The pièce de résistance is your furnished balcony, with your choice of views of the city or the water.One-Bedroom Superior and Luxury suites both measure a spacious 650 square feet and offer a king bed in the master bedroom. For 950 square feet and an additional bedroom featuring one queen bed, opt for the Two Bedroom Superior or Luxury suite. In both cases, the recently renovated Luxury options are more upscale than the Superior abodes, with higher-end furniture, appliances and finishes. Luxury accommodations also include one very convenient perk: daily breakfast.
Madison’s Restaurant and Lounge dishes up made-to-order breakfasts, lunches and dinners that bring together contemporary and traditional flavors. Other restaurants abound in the area, specializing in everything from Peruvian to Japanese cuisines.
It’s no longer a secret that Brickell is the new South Beach, and as a Fortune House Hotel guest, you’ll be blocks from many of the venues that have made this neighborhood so happening in recent years. Among them are Mary Brickell Village, a shopping hub that houses jewelers, fashion boutiques, a gelateria and a Rosa Mexicano outpost, and Blume, which was “first true nightclub experience” in Brickell and whose opening was followed by everyone from the Miami New Times to Haute Living. We also recommend visiting the impressive prehistoric Miami Circle. Hop in the car to head downtown or into Little Havana, Coconut Grove or Coral Gables.
How to Get There
We stayed here one night before our cruise. When our plane arrived I received a text saying our room was ready and upgrades may be available. So I texted back how about a free room upgrade. They texted right back I was upgraded at no extra charge. Upon arrival the people were very nice. They also said the area we were in was the Financial District of Brickell City Center. They pointed out that the area was "very safe" also there were many places to eat and a mall within walking distance. They recommended some places and were correct. We felt safe and the mall was about half mile away. The room was clean with decent views. It had a dining table and kitchen as well as sofa with cable tv. A bedroom that had walk in closet. Overall clean tasteful decor with a slightly trendy feel large enough to entertain some friends. Also the location is close to the cruise ship port and ideal if you are going on a cruise. I liked my stay and would not hesitate to recommend.
The room was a 1 br apartment, with good size kitchen, living room, bathroom, washer and dryer...
I was pleasantly surprised at how large the place was.
The location (Birckell) was also perfect...
I very much enjoyed my stay there.
An excellent experience in all respects! The staff was helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. Outstanding service in the bar and restaurant with well prepared food. Our group only ate breakfast there, but it was so good we went back 3 days in a row. The value of the room was one of the finest I have experienced, especially in downtown Miami. We had a fabulous view, daily service, two bedrooms (in my group of 2) with each having its own bathroom. I highly recommend the Fortune House!
The property is beautiful! The lobby is modern and the staff A+. What I loved the most about Fortune House was the location and the size of the suites. I am definitely coming back next year. Big thanks to Sally for the upgrade and the great treatment.
While on the outside and in the lobby the place is nicely done up, the rooms are very basic and one cannot help noticing that the place is old.
To open and close the door with a steel key costs quite an effort as the wood of the frame is warped.
But the worst is that in my room the internet signal was so poor that I had to go to the lobby to work properly. Also this morning when I was showering and was fully “soaped” the water pressure went for about 3 minutes - I was not amused.
On the positive side one has to say that the staff is friendly and helpful and that the place is relatively cheap.
Nevertheless, the problems I encountered don’t permit me giving a better rating.
For a few bucks more you can get better deals in more adequate places for a business traveler.