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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My stay is missing just one star, mainly due to the little bit of TLC the Hotel is missing with the paint and fixtures. Our stay was good, trouble free with friendly helpful staff. The rooms were spacious, save for the bathroom which was not representative to the rest of the suite. But it is all clean and modern. The location works well, and very close to the Metro mover for easy access getting around the downtown area.
Each staff member we encountered was helpful, polite and eager to assist. As mentioned, a lick of paint and a few fixes would really do wonders but it is nothing too detrimental to the Hotel. Pros are the location and nice staff. Cons would be the mentioned little fixes and perhaps room service which, is extensive and quick, but pricey for what it is. Would stay here again. (Lovely Orchid display at reception!)
We stayed for 2 nights after a cruise and it was a good and ideal location.
The accommodation was comfortable but there are differences between suites for the same price. We booked 2 suites: one very comfortable with all facilities and the other with the minimum (small bathroom, no dressing, no bedsides...)
However we wouldn’t hesitate to book again subject to having a very comfortable suite
2 bed 2 bath condo was very very nice. A bit far from the port of Miami and wayside. Was able to take tram for free. Tram was not far from hotel/condo. Everyone that works there was outstanding. They take good care of you.
Hotel staff was very helpful and accommodating. Hotel suite was nicely decorated and spacious.
Nicholas Browning on the front desk was excellent. We appreciated his hospitality and helpfulness. Rooftop pool is beautiful.
Stayed there last week and had such a great experience the moment I walked in. I was welcomed with cold botted water. Great downtown location, place is immaculately clean, accommodations were very spacious and had large kitchen areas and own washer and dryer. The bar offered great food selections and atmosphere and the staff were very friendly and extremely helpful.
Forget your chain hotels. I will highly recommend and will definitely be staying again.