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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What a wonderful surprise when we arrived! Elise upgraded us to one of the water view apartments, a perfect touch to celebrate our anniversary. The suite was quite large and it comes with a fully equipped kitchen, washer and dryer and two 3 TVs. Room service was decent an the staff are extremely courteous. The manager greeted us upon departure. 5 stars!!
The boyfriend and I had a great stay at Fortune House. The staff were friendly, the room was clean and the amenities were clean and all in working order. We were upgraded which was a fantastic bonus. The property was going through some construction but it did not bother me. We had some food and drinks at the hotel bar during their happy hour and the bar tender is definitely worth visiting. He was more than accommodating and friendly... All in all a great stay in Miami !
The one negative I have is that many of the staff are very good looking. I even caught my boyfriend glancing at one of them. If your boyfriend / husband has a taste for latin men beware!!
My partner and I stayed here an entire week. I must say it was a bit unfortunate that we could not use that swimming pool however, clearly arrangements were made and we were able to use a nice pool at another facility just down the street. This property and its staff did not disappoint and we are very glad that we were able to stay there. Highly recommend!
Lovely building with a very nice vibe. We booked a 2 Bedroom Suite and it was way better than we expected. My bed was super comfortable, I love the fact that the kitchen was fully equipped with everything you could possibly need. Washer and dryer; 2 bathrooms, balcony with water view and awesome staff. I’m so glad we found this gem.
Rather than writing a 6000 word monologue detailing the skin crawling nature of the lack of basic hygiene standards that this embarrassment of a hotel has, I will simply bullet point the lowlights:-
A mattress that contained skin, hair, worn holes & deeply engrained black stains. Having woken up in the morning, when the sheets had revealed this abomination I felt physically sick. Ran to the shower and there wasn’t any hot water to wash the flakes of other peoples skin off of my face........
Tried to log onto Tripadvisor to let the world know and there wasn’t any WiFi.
Thought I could wash myself in the pool and that was closed.