Miami, The Fontainebleau

Having grown up in South Florida, the name Fontainebleau is synonymous with class and Miami. This resort was and still is a premier destination, from the moment you arrive your surrounded by classic Miami style!

We didn’t get the to the hotel until after 11pm, so when we walked into the lobby, the Bleu Bar was alive with people and awesome music. Check in was quick and easy, we were given a room in the Chateau tower and headed up to change so we could come explore some late night Miami nightlife. Our room was an Oceanfront king balcony room, the room was average size, with a floor to ceiling marble tiled luxury bathroom, and boasted a corner balcony that wrapped around the hotel. We had views of the gorgeous pools, the port and downtown Miami and breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean.

View from our balcony in the Chateau tower of Fontainebleau

We headed to SET, a club on Lincoln Rd to meet other friends. SET is a typical high end Miami nightclub, where drinks are high priced, but the music is amazing and the dancing doesn’t stop. After leaving SET, we headed next door to Groovy’s pizza, which is one of the best late night eats, before heading back to the hotel.

After a great night’s sleep, we woke up to the sun shining through our windows and the sight of the gorgeous Atlantic. The main bowtie pool was already starting to fill up at 9am, so we hurried downstairs to get coffee from Solo, which has great coffee and even better pastries. We wanted to check out all of the resort’s six pools, so we first walked the property before deciding on a spot to settle and relax. If your looking for a bit of quiet, the round pool is a perfect spot, a little more hidden from the action, however if your looking for a great Miami pool party head to the main bowtie pool which is packed with people and fun! For an ultimate pool day, try renting one of the luxurious cabanas surrounding the pools. All of the cabanas, have butler service, flat screen TV’s, a comfy sectional and Wi-Fi. We ordered lunch poolside; I definitely recommend the cubano sandwich or a shrimp cocktail for something lighter.

We decided to watch the sunset from our balcony and then head down to Ocean Dr. to take in a bit more of South Beach. We ate at one of the many great restaurants on Ocean Dr. sitting right outside in the middle of all the action. South Beach definitely comes alive at night, and I recommend just hanging out and exploring the city.

South Beach will always be one of my favorite spots, whether we are there for a party weekend or a layover before we depart on a cruise, I always get so excited to be there. On this trip, the Fontainebleau was the highlight of our Miami stay and we give the resort a 10 out of 10, for luxury, fun and a classic Miami experience.

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