The Hotel has a long and illustrious history and a Billion Dollars was spent refurbishing and extending it just two or three years ago. At first arrival you are impressed with the number of porters and parking attendants making order out of a great deal of traffic, somehow the parking/drop off area seems too small for the size of the Hotel which went from two towers to four in the refurb.
We were over half an hour in the line at reception which didn't impress me, we had booked a suite but were left to find our own way to it and work out the room for ourselves which I did not rate as five star service. That being said the suite itself was beautiful, spacious and well furnished, with a very comfortable bed.
The standard of room cleaning during our 5 day stay left a lot to be desired.
Our room was 150 yards from the lift and it was another 150 yards to Reception and a further 150 yards to the pool so you got plenty exercise. there were several pools dotted around the property with a seperate one dedicated for children, however you had to go to the beach to get any peace and quiet because the main pools [and the main lobby bar] had loud house music playing all the time and you couldn't really have a quiet conversation. Beach Beds free but sunshades were $25.
The front of house staff to a person were everything that you would expect and there was a very high level of security about the place.
This review may sound negative but I don't really mean it to be. We really enjoyed our stay at the Fontainebleau, but at those prices we were looking for perfection which it wasn't.