Fontainebleau Miami Beach

5 out of 5 stars5 Stars

4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida, 33140, United States

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Fontainebleau Miami Beach
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Satisfaction Very Good
Excellent
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Very Good
20%
852
Average
11%
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Poor
7%
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Terrible
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Value Score Poor Value

Costs 30% more than similarly rated 5 star hotels

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  • Families72
  • Couples75
  • Solo76
  • Business69
  • Get ready to spend millions & be treated like crap

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    Fountainebleau claims to be a 5 star hotel but definitely does not treat you like a 5 star guest. You would think that when you are spending tons of money to stay here, you would be treated as a valued customer. Nothing here is free. Everything has a service fee and additional gratuity. The first morning we ordered room service breakfast (2 eggs, 2 OJ, and a side of bacon) the bill was $85!!! That set the tone for the rest of our stay. Everything here is overpriced. A small bottle of water is $10. We had a large party at Gotham Steakhouse and our reservation was 2 hours late, the service was the slowest ever (reservation at 9pm, first bite of bread 11:30pm, never a waiter to be found when we needed more drinks) We were a party of 14 and the bill was about $3,500. The service was AWFUL. After this we went to LIV where there is no line, people just gather around like a herd of cattle and wait for the ropes to open. Hotel guests get no breaks at the Fountaineblue clubs - everyone pays a mandatory cover fee of $60 each and there is no special access or guestlist for hotel guests. On Friday or Saturday nights they will tell you the clubs are closed unless you pay $1500 for a bottle with a 2 person minimum. These prices are outrageous. Even by NYC standards, this is beyond overpriced. We visited the spa, Lapis, which is amazing (bring a swimsuit to take full advantage of their mineral pools) but the receptionist would not allow us to alter our services because we did not give at least 6 hours notice. They wanted to charge us a fee of half our service because we wanted to change something, not cancel it - again, they do nothing to help their customers. We were booked there for a corporate event and had to request that we receive our corporate discount - It took over 30 mins to check in because of all this nonsense. On our last da we tried t eat breakfast at the Vida restaurant, we were told of a 20 min wait, so we waited 20 mins, then 30, then 40. When inasked to check on our table they said we were next yet cntnually we watched others get seated ahead of us. The manager came over and instead of helping us he asked us to wait outside the restaurant. It really felt like we were being blacklisted or something. After one hour of waiting we decided to leave and go to La Cote out by the pool. We ha waited so long that menus were all lunch now. We sat at the bar amd waited again forever for a server. Of course our simple order of 2 cheeseburgers came out wrong and had to be remade. At this point we were used to the awful service. Never an apology never an im sorry. At the end of our stay, we requested late checkout from the front desk and they said we would have to call in the morning to see if that was available. This hotel does NOTHING for their guests except find ways to suck as much money as possible from them. The ONLY thing free here is the water by the pool so drink as much as you can.
    Overall, I can't find any reason why anyone would pay to stay here and get treated like dirt. The Fountaineblue is an iconic name, with historical roots and a luxury renovation - but it is not worth a dime without the service that is poorly lacking.

    Unique Quality: Beautiful place - AWFUL SERVICE

    Directions: Millionaire's Row

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    Vegas meets Miami

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    Fontainebleau is a gorgeous new hotspot in Miami Beach, this hotel has been completely remodeled and has the splendor and modern design of Las Vegas and the sizzling location of tropial South Beach. The lobby, hotel grounds and room designs are Wynn meets Art Deco, with very open space and cold, chic South Beach style. The pool is a gorgeous cabana laden lush area where the sexiest of Miami go for their afternoon tans. The nightclub LIV is simply amazing, with the who's who of Miami in attendance.

    Unique Quality: Its the place to be in Miami circa 2010, that combined with the clean design and amazing service, this place is a must stay on any South Beach trip.

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    AWESOME hotel !!!!

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    The Fountainebleau used to be part of the Hilton Hotel change since it was built in the late 1940's but in the 2004 it lost the Hilton name and the hotel went into dispear .... then some investors from the UAE decided to buy it and pump $1 BILLION dollars in renovations ... that's right $1 BILLION dollars and the end product is stunning !!!! It has again gained it place of one the best hotels not only in Miami but in the World. Rooms start at $300 a night and run into the $1,000 for suite ... the hotel has some of the best restaurants in the country in the lobby, LIV nightclub is one of the hottest places in all of South Beach ... and as for the pool area ... well what can you say amazing !!!! A perfect 10 out of 10 !!! can't go wrong with this place !!!!

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    fontainebleau resort

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    located in the heart of miami beach the fontainebleau hilton is a 37 story beach front hotel. the upper rooms offer spectacular views of miami and miami beach. the fontainbleau offers all of the amenities of a first class hotel. located in an area that is safe for tourists.

    Directions: located in cental miami beach oceanside. from I-95 take I-195 or I-395 east to collins ave.

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    A landmark Hotel

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    It has been 10 years since I stayed here. But I thought it was worth putting on my tips. This hotel is a landmark. Since my stay they have fully renovated. When I do go to Miami area I try to swing by here if only for a cocktail.

    Unique Quality: The Fountainebleau is famous for its style, its see and be seen atmosphere as well as the "Grotto" and the Cabaret "Ronde."
    The Grotto is a series of pools and waterfalls. A wonderfully unique place to unwind.
    The Round Caberet has had so many fantastic artists over the years, it is a landmark unto itself. The Rat Pack were regulars here.

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    Hotel in Miami Beach

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    South Florida's most renowned landmark hotel, the Fontainebleau Hilton is situated on 20 lush tropical acres on the ocean in Miami Beach and is now home to ''Cookie's World'', our own interactive children's water playland ....The resort continues to reflect the gracious ambiance and prestige that has made it famous since its opening in 1954.

    Unique Quality: Where the Beach Began ...

    The Fontainebleau Hilton Resort has been the crown jewel of Miami Beach since its inception in 1954. Long before the trendy street cafes and nightlife scene erupted on South Beach, the famed Fontainebleau was the home to movie stars, politicians, major celebrities and more. Rich in history, and visited by every American president since Eisenhower, this legendary hotel has graced the Miami Beach landscape for nearly 50 years. Miami Beach and the Fontainebleau Hilton Resort continue to remain virtually synonymous, it's nearly impossible to imagine one without the other. All it takes is one visit to understand why.

    Begin with a magnificent setting that encompasses a half-acre lagoon-style rock grotto pool with cascading waterfalls surrounded by lush tropical greenery. Poolside cabanas overlook ''Cookie's World'' and the sparkling Atlantic Ocean just beyond the naturally beautiful beach.

    The resort's interior is just as stunning. The hotel offers the leisure and business traveler both comfort and luxury in handsomely appointed spacious rooms, some with sweeping terraces. A majority of the rooms have breathtaking water views. Atop the legendary Chateau Building is the ''Executive Floor'', an exclusive hotel-within-a-hotel. Guests here are pampered by the elegance of lavishly decorated rooms, personalized concierge services, upgraded amenities and access to a private lounge.

    Restaurants and lounges offer an array of dining choices, including the innovative ''Bleau View'' restaurant featuring fine Mediterranean and classic cuisine and an award-winning Sunday Brunch. The Fontainebleau Hilton Resort offers guests a stress-relieving experience and invigorating workout at its fitness center, complete with state-of-the-art equipment. And, when business brings guests to Miami, they are assured of quality services offered at the resort's complete business center and first-class meeting and conference facilities.

  • Miami's best hotel.

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    Glitzy, historic, impressive, comfy. Memories of classic James Bond and rat pack history from the 50´s makes this place something special. I've stayed here as a traveller and I've also organised a conference here. The facilities are great and it makes you feel good, even though it is expensive. Highly recommended if you can afford it. Be aware, it's not the newest hotel, so there is a feel of grandeur possibly past it's prime, but hey, if you appreciate the history then you'll love it.

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Fountainebleau was fine, don't know what all the fuss is about

by TripAdvisor Member kaudrey

I just spent 4 days at the Fountainebleau with 2 friends (a girl's getaway weekend), and we really enjoyed it. We were in the "old" part, and it was fine. Big bathroom, big room, great ocean view. Extra towels when we asked for them. They are doing some construction by the pool, so beyond one side of the pool area it was a little noisy, but we just stayed on the other side or laid out on the beach. We never had a problem getting towels or chairs, even on the weekend when the pool was, admittedly, quite crowded. We just spent more time at the beach Saturday (which I prefer anyway). They charge for chairs on the beach, which is a little annoying, so we just grabbed extra towels and laid on those. No big deal. The pool is big and very nice, with waterfalls and nice landscaping. Waitstaff was very nice and came around the pool and at the beach. Drinks were expensive, but they were expensive everywhere in Miami and South Beach. We would stay there again.

Fontainebleau Great

by A TripAdvisor Member

I recently stayed for a weekend at the Fontainebleau on the penthouse floor. The staff was very friendly and the location was ideal. We wondered though why so many people stayed on the property's pools when the beach was a few steps from the hotel. I had a great view of the ocean and beach from my balcony. The bed was fairly comfortable compared to my bed at home, a tempurpedic. I would definitely go back.

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Beach hotel in Miami

by MERGY

hello threre,
i need a help...i look for a nice 4 star or better hotel on beach in miami.
what do you think about Fontainbleau Miami Beach ? I saw it's crowded and a huge building..do you know something smaller? but with a beach access?

AND..how is the weather at the end of september?

Thank you
Mergy

Re: Beach hotel in Miami

by ricky52

Due to extreme climatic changes the World is experiencing at the moment, trying to predict the weather can be difficult because of local, on the day variations.
Most places now are seeing weather conditions well outside the norm.
The information below should be used as a guide only.

Here is the average weather for Miami for this time of year.
Enjoy your holiday.

September.
High 87f / 31c
Low 77f / 25c
Rain 7.00in / 178.0mm
Rain days 17
Hours of sun 9
Daylight hours 12
UV level 11 = Extreme
Humidity = High
Sea temp 85f / 29c

October.
High 84f / 29c
Low 73f / 23c
Rain 5.70in / 144.0mm
Rain days 14
Hours of sun 8
Daylight hours 12
UV level 8 = Very High
Humidity = Moderate
Sea temp 83f / 28c

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Address: 4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida, 33140, United States