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.
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The hotel staff was wonderful. The room was very spacious and had a full kitchen. There are a few things that need updated in the room (cabinet overlays were peeling off) Overall for the location and price it was great!
Our stay was short, but we got in late and check in was very quick and seamless. The rooms were nice and very clean (I am super picky about cleanliness). We had a nice view of the water. We left for Bimini the next morning and it was a short ride to get to the ferry which made the location perfect for us. It was also a short ride to Fritelli Milano which I highly recommend—delicious Italian food.
Hotel is situated downtown just blocks from the bayside marketplace. It is a two block walk from the water which you can see from many windows.
We stayed on the 23rd floor in a two bed, two bath luxury suite which was to only have city views but had bay views from both the bedrooms and balcony. Valet parking was excellent with in and out privaleges. The apartment was very nice with marble throughout and recent renovations. Full kitchen and living room. Bedrooms were nearly identical except one had a King bed with a bathroom attached and the other a queen and seperate bathroom. Everything was clean. The pool was outdoor on deck 6 with a jacuzzi nearby. This is a must do if the hotel you are thinking of staying in is only a one room, two bed for the same price like the Intercontinental. No brainer! I wanted to shout out one of the guys who helped me with great restaurant suggestions but I can't remember his name. This is a great gem in Miami.
Stayed here for a couple of nights around Valentine’s Day. The service was very good, but the rooms seemed a bit underwhelming. Our room had been recently painted and whoever painted it didn’t care if they painted light fixtures, handles, etc. The room was stark white, very little wall art, and instead of carpet, the floors were cold ceramic tile.
Short stay for two days - perfect suite and Karla from the main desk was super friendly and helpful. We will definitely come back. The rooms where super clean. The restaurant is very good. Many Thanks