769 Rooms / 735 Suites
Fontainebleau is a standout on Miami’s Collins Avenue, thanks to its luxe design, excellent amenities and sheer size. With more than 1,500 rooms and suites designed in a crisp, contemporary style, it’s a large and bustling hotel, making it popular with conventioneers and bachelorette parties alike. It’s definitely a see-and-be-seen type of place, with lively bar settings at the three watering holes, Bleau Bar, Glow Bar and La Cote, and one of Miami’s hottest nightclubs, LIV.
For daytime, fun, meanwhile, the hotel boasts the fantastic 40,000 foot Lapis spa with its incredible wet areas, a fun pool scene with myriad lounge chairs and multiple areas for swimming, and designer shopping. You barely ever need to leave the property — which is also a good thing, since the surrounding neighborhood is rather residential.
A slew of casual eateries abound, but you’ll find excellently prepared dishes at the fine dining establishments, which include Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Scarpetta for Italian fare, Four-Star Hakkasan for refined Cantonese cooking, and Gotham Steak for dry-aged meats galore.
Service is what you’d expect from a large hotel (checking in and out at off-hours will help you avoid the long lines) but it’s easy to get a taste of the good life at Fontainebleau; no wonder everyone from Frank Sinatra to James Bond (in Goldfinger) have spent time at the iconic Forbes Travel Guide Recommended hotel, whose design even coined the architectural style Miami Modern.