Fontainebleau Miami Beach
What We Love
- Faithful nods to the hotel’s history despite a $1 billion overhaul in 2008
- On-property outposts of famed New York and Las Vegas restaurants like Scarpetta and StripSteak
- Celebrity sightings from Bieber to the Kardashians at LIV nightclub
- Treatments at the 40,000-square-foot Lapis spa include access to mineral-infused water therapies like a 35-foot rain tunnel
What To Know
- Located about 1.5 miles from the Lincoln Road Mall and South Beach Art Deco district
- Only two of the hotel’s four lodging towers, Chateau and Versailles, are original to the property
- Basic rooms have views of Biscayne Bay and downtown Miami; ocean views for an upcharge
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
A fixture on oceanfront Collins Avenue for more than six decades, this South Florida landmark oozes over-the-top glamour reminiscent of the area’s Rat Pack heyday. When it opened in 1954, the hotel’s curving, avant-garde design drew plenty of detractors, but, over time, architect Morris Lapidus’s ultramodern masterpiece became emblematic of Miami Beach itself—a destination for Hollywood A-listers from Elvis Presley to Lucille Ball. A two-and-a-half-year, $1 billion renovation and expansion completed in 2008 restored the historic hotel to its original opulence, The 1,504 rooms—ranging from the standard 300-square-foot bayside king to a lavish five-bedroom, 10,000-square-foot Atlantic-view penthouse—now feature sleek decor in soothing neutrals and ocean tones, while on-property attractions include the sprawling Lapis spa, twelve restaurants and lounges including chef-driven hotspots like Scott Conant’s seasonal Italian Scarpetta and StripSteak by Michael Mina, and LIV nightclub, where a new generation of young celebs mingle with the city’s social elite.
In the Area
Situated at mid-beach, you’re just over a mile north of the pedestrian-only Lincoln Road Mall, a palm-shaded hub of shops and outdoor eateries that buzzes with locals and tourists alike. A few blocks further south is the famed Ocean Drive, the epicenter of Miami’s renowned Art Deco District. The Miami Design Preservation League, which was instrumental in the district’s historic preservation in the late 1970s, hosts daily 90-minute walking tours of the area’s restored hotels, restaurants, and other pastel-hued structures. You won’t lack for dining options in South Beach, be it farm-to-table fare at the James Beard-recognized Yardbird Southern Table & Bar or refined tapas at the Philippe Starck-designed Bazaar by José Andrés in the SLS Hotel.
How to Get There
We had a great family holiday at Fontainebleau. It’s an even better singles place
We had the best view from our balcony
The staff were all amazing
Great restaurants to choose from
There were so many sun beds we never had trouble sitting anywhere
My only negative comment would be that the pool was too warm. Not refreshing enough . It would have be nicer if it were refrigerated if that is the term for it
We preferred to swim in the ocean as it was so close and cooler
We had a marvelous stay here at Fontainebleau hotel. Even though rooms are nothing extra they had excellent service and thousand of activities to do. A big thanks to Tom, a beach attendant who was so sweet that borrowed us a sun cream when we forgot ours. Definitely will come back this year!
I usually go to this hotel every year , and I recognize the facilities of the hotel are probably the best in Miami beach, basically due to the big Surface of the facilities.
In general the hotel is good, although they charge you for everything and everything is high Price, but ok, that is something you know and you accept it.
The valet service is also very expensive and very bad, in fact is normal to await 30 minutes to get your car, but you know it, and you can decide if it deserves for you or not.
However the cleaning of the rooms never has been good, but year by year is even worst and this year, on the door of our room we have had a beetle for 3 days. but to have a beetle on the gate of your room could be posible, but 3 days and after to say three different times to the reception desk is unacceptable. for that reason I have decided to say through tripadvidor and to enclosed the pictures and video.
I suppose from now on, when a guest contact three times with the reception desk, the responsable person who Will decide to do something else a part to listen and to say oh my God is discasting….
Unbelievable location. Top notch service
Darrell ruff in Amex vip was unbelievable!!!
Reservation was Lopez . Couples definitely need to come here and liv nightclub was unreal . Rooms very updated spa was great too
This hotel is iconic and has a amazing history. It is very large and not suited for everybody. Everything is big, pool, reception also the room and distance to go. One the downside was the noisy cooling system outside making the balcony nearly worthless as the sound was extreme. Also eating and drinking her is not for low budgets. How ever the pool was very nice, staff very helpful and service minded. The location is not perfect if you seek other restaurants and shops close nearby as the are located futher down between 2 20 streeth