Just spent 4 days here on a business/pleasure trip. Staff was very nice, security was prevalent, and there were lots of amenities (on site restaurants and quick service, gym, spa, shops, lots of pools). That said, this is very much a PARTY hotel. Not our vibe, but probably a great place for a girls or guys weekend away if you're into a DJ by the pool and drinking all day). We spent most of our time on the beach because the pool was wayyyy too loud - DJ all day long, pretty much, and the bass is so loud you can hear it down the boardwalk. We did see some families who were enjoying the kids pool but I personally would not stay here again, especially with young children. The high point was the Lapis Spa, which is fabulous. Lots of amenities - if you go for a massage or other service, you have all-day access to the spa - steam room, mineral pool, jacuuzi and more. Nice showers, changing rooms, lockers, etc,. and really friendly staff. I got a mani/pedi and 25-minute massage for $150, which was a deal considering all that I was able to enjoy in the whole of the spa. The gym was also nice - just did the treadmill a couple of mornings and the view looks out over the pools and beach - this aint no YMCA! At night, the lobby and the bars are VERY loud, but thankfully the sound doesn't emanate to the rooms (we were on the 10th floor). The party atmosphere does invite partiers, though, and we were faced with a naked 20-something guy in our hallway in the afternoon. The room was nice but nothing special - I actually expected a little more for the price. Bathroom space was sufficient and housekeeping was good - always had plenty of towels and room was very clean each day. In all, I would only recommend this hotel if you're into the nightlife and party scene. For me, a boutique hotel is more the way to go. Also be warned that they onsite restaurants and quick service are very expensive - $7 for a bottled water, $50 for a steak. But if you're paying the Fontainebleau hotel rate, then you're probably expecting those prices.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A spectacular blend of Golden Era glamour and modern luxury, Fontainebleau today reinvents the original vision of legendary architect Morris Lapidus – a stage where everyone plays their unique part. At Fontainebleau, striking design, contemporary art, music, fashion and technology merge into a vibrant new kind of guest experience. We invite you to enter a world where you are free to play, shop, dine, spa, meet or simply relax – however you define your perfect day. Express yourself in an environment that surrounds you with every kind of pleasure and invites every sort of adventure. Following a $1 billion renovation, the 22-acre oceanfront hotel features signature restaurants by award-winning chefs; two chic nightlife venues; a two-story, 40,000-square-foot spa, expansive poolscape, a pristine Atlantic Ocean beach and state-of-the-art conference and event facilities. A landmark since its debut in 1954, Fontainebleau has been restored and transformed by a team of renowned architects and designers to create the most dynamic destination resort on the eastern seaboard. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Fontainebleau Miami Beach Hotel Miami Beach
- Fontainebleau Hotel Miami Beach
- Fontainebleau Resort Miami Beach