Excellent Resort Property on Miami Beach
Posted Jan 15, 2017
We were stranded in Florida for a few days due to the incident at FLL on January 6. My wife had been to Miami Beach when she was young and remembered that the Fontainebleau was the premier hotel in Miami Beach. With a recommendation like that, we had to give it a try.
It is necessary to make a booking (online or otherwise) as the front desk does not accept walk-in room requests (so I made a booking on Expedia while sitting in the lobby). When the reservation appeared on the front desk's computers, we explained the situation that led to our being in Miami and asked if it was possible to have early check-out if a flight home became available earlier than was currently scheduled.
The front desk staff were most receptive and accommodating. Not only did they make a note on our file that we were not to be penalized if we checked out early (as it turns out, we didn't) but they gave us a significant upgrade (from a standard room to a suite)!
All in all, we had a great stay. The weather was unseasonably cool, so we didn't spend any time either in the hotel's pool area or on Miami Beach itself. We decided to explore the South Beach area to see the historic sites and the plethora of retail outlets.
I'd definitely recommend the Fontainebleau to anyone who is looking to stay in a high-quality resort-class hotel.