Fontainebleau Resort

 
72% love it
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Ultra-Trendy All-In-One Resort
How to describe this hotel? Paris Hilton loves it. The Fontainebleau is the #1 place for people looking to be as trendy as possible. If you want to lay out at the pool, most of the chairs MUST BE RENTED (!?!?!), the nightclubs are difficult to get into if you're not accompanied by a woman, and the restaurants have waiting lists. Unfortunately the big nightclub, LIV, has numerous complaints about security harassing gay patrons--which is unusual for South Beach nightspots.

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    • JoeFuentes
      JoeFuentes Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Iconic Hotel that's Worth It
      Be prepared to spend a bit but theplace is worth every dime. This is Vegas meets Miami Beach. Lots of restaurants - Hakkasan and Scarpetta are my favorites. LIV is the nightclub that is the #1 revenue producing in the US - you will see why. All the celebrities hang out here. Be sure to have at least a drink in the iconic Bleu Bar this is the place to be seen and to people watch. If you are staying here be sure to ask for the Chateau Tower - the original tower with an ocean view balcony. The Tresor and Sorrento Towers are worth it if you have hte extra $$$ to spend - especially the Sorrento which is the newest tower. The pool scene is the best in Miami - hang out at a cabana and really feel like a King. Also, the outside restaurant is a great place to chill. Food is very good as well. This is a must see hotel in Miami....

    • shaner001
      shaner001 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Not worth the price
      Beach, bar and restaurant service was good but the rest of hotel serviced sucked. The front desk was slow, the bell hops weren't helpful and the maid service was awful (no clean cups, hairy towels, dirty floors). Although it's close to south beach, it is still a cab ride so if you're looking to be near action, find something closer.

    • SummerLovers
      SummerLovers Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Off the chart elegance and style.
      Pools...wow! Beach front...schwing! Roomy rooms most with walkout balconies. Gym top-notch. You're going to have to cab to Lincoln, Washington or Ocean Drive, but that's ok...for me at least. The Fontainebleau is a great place, quiet elegance but still close to the heat, party atmosphere and frenzy of South Beach.

    • danrenzi
      danrenzi Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Nice, but further north
      The rooms here are very nice, and service is good. It is a lavish setting, similar to a mega-resort in the Caribbean, with pools scattered around the grounds. Many people love staying here. But once you check in, you are stuck on property—nothing else is in walking distance. There is a Starbucks in the lobby; other than that, you must eat at their restaurants, which are VERY expensive. If you want to go anywhere else, you have to take a cab. The clubs (notably LIV) are über-trendy, but not particularly gay-friendly. You usually need some girls with you to get in.

    • Crosby
      Crosby Over a year ago
      Loves it

      The FB
      Very comfortabke, servicd is very good and a choice of lots! Very large though, navigating your way around does take a littld while to gef uour head around! But it is definately worth the explore! Will return one day