Fortune House Hotel
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Historical Traveler Reviews Fortune House Hotel Miami
Mothballs that open windows could not cure
Arrived to find reserved accomodations not available. Were given alternate arrangements after a lengthy wait. The one room smelled so badly of mothballs I could not stay in it. I slept on a dirty couch in our second apartment.
I can not believe the good reviews that I see on this page.
If you are a tourist, donīt goe there. I really donīt understand how you have put The Fortune House in your web, furniture is old and durty and sofa bed is sticky.
It could be ok fore someone who has a car hire, and just go there to sleep.
I suppose some apartments has been renovated and others are not. Any way I had 4 nights booked and only stayed one.
My solution was Sherton biscayne bay. much better than the fortune house.
We called it at home Unfortune House
I d never come back to the hotel. Because its true, its really cheap, but if you are looking for the new furniture and clean everything you see on the of. web site, forget it! you wont find that. I was expecting exactly what I saw but instead of that, I spent 20 days in a really used and tired apartment. The sofas where really sticky and I couldn even think about sitting there...
The main sleeping room was really small and the main bed had a brown stain, like coffee , and they didnt change ir for the hole stay... I had to sleep with that on me...
The bathroom was really ugly. everything low quality plastic.
There was nothing I liked from the hotel. Sorry! People was really kind but...
Very, very, very good!
I returned yesterday from 11 days in Miami. Before I left I researched all the other hotels in Miami, read their reviews and I couldn't recommend Fortune House Hotel highly enough. The staff, from the front desk Pablo, Carolina and Gabriella even to the cleaning ladies, everyone was happy and keen to help with everything. When needed, they even recomended me a taxi driver Frank, so helpful and reliable that in fact he became my chauffeur for the whole stay. He even invited me for a tasty home-cooked lunch in Little Havana. Very, very impressive. And not least of all the location is great, two blocks away from Publix (the supermarket chain), just a block away from the Metro mover (free ride) and one station away from Metrorail ($1.25 per ride). Also you're only 5 minutes from Vizcaya Mansion, and 10 minutes from Coconut Grove and Downtown Miami's Bayside Mall in the opposite direction. Fortune House is located in Brickell, in the heart of the Business District, away from the busy Miami beach, but the Hotel's swimming pool is one the best treats. Opened from 6am to 12pm, for the evening swim the water is so warm it feels like you're almost having a bath. Not bad for an outdoor pool. Also the gym is quite big as well and doesn't get crowded at all.
And finally the rooms. Neat, clean and spacious (I was in a one bedroom) you can cook and do your own washing as well. So if you're planning to go there don't take too many clothes. I could have gone with half a suitcase. Going to Miami, remember, in Miami Beach a cheap deal get's you all the noise of an already noisy area and not to mention the poor service. For a better deal you have to pay through the nose.
But the Fortune House was a great experience, a memorable break, excellent value, a very good location and definately a place to return to. Don't miss it, you'll enjoy it and your wallet won't complain either.
I booked this hotel online because a friend who recently stayed there recommended it. I wasnt familar with it so I checked their reviews and it sounded pretty good. I checked in and the people at the front desk were very nice. My room was clean, spacious and had a great view, I felt right at home!
My experience was great so I promised I would write a nice review, so here it is.
Pleasant stay and good service.
I stay here several times a year when I travel for business and I've decided to post my opinion about this hotel. This is a great hotel with great service that offers me incredible value. Their suites are very spacious and their facilities are complete. In the last 2 years that I've been coming here I've seen how this area has exploded in populalrity with the construction of the Four Seasons Hotel next door.
This hotel don't have a restaurant. Instead they have a Deli which is
Ok for a quick bite to eat but not the place I would like to have
dinner at. But I guess now with the new restaurants in the area I can
just cross the street and find a nice place to eat. I like this hotel
very much and have become very fond of their wonderful staff.
Very Nice Hotel highly recommend it.
We stayed here during the winter music festival and had a great time.
They have very nice facilities, a very big gym (which doesn't look big on the picture of the brochure) and a nice pool overlooking the bay.
Security is very strict there. I think a little too much but it made my wife feel better. You need your room key to get in the elevator and the gym as well as the front door. They have a door man in case you forgot your key but you can tell they do watch over you in here. Very clean and well kept and the rooms are very big and comfortable, like apartments with kitchens and everything in them. The only bad thing about this hotel which they can improve on is the fact that I had to be placed on a waiting list to get a reservation but a manager called me when they had gotten some cancellations and I was able to book my room.
They told me everything was sold out in Miami for the Winter music festival so I guess this is just a one time thing.
We were staying at the Four Seasons Hotel for 1 month but noticed the Fortune House next door. We were pleasently surpriced to find out that for half what we were paying for at the Four Seasons we could stay in a 2 bedroom suite. The hotel is incredible, the staff is overly friendly and we just had a great time. The thing that surpriced me the most was their huge gym!! Would definitelly stay there again. Yes, it was hard to get a reservation, we had to wait 3 days for them to have room for us.That's the only bad thing.. but it's also a good thing I guess. Would make me nervous to be in an empty hotel.
I have stayed at the Fortune House on several occasions, and the staff has been extremely accomodating. When you are a repeat guest, you receive a better quote, sometimes 50 dollars off the standard rate. The one bedroom apartment is quite comfortable with a full kitchen, washer and dryer and with nice views of downtown miami. The apartment feels like you are at home. If we had a problem with the room that we were in, the staff either moved us to a more confortable room or upgraded us to a high floor more spacious two bedroom apartment. I recommend this hotel to anyone who needs more room than a studio hotel.
Stay away from this hotel!!!!
I had a convention in Miami along with 10 of my business partners. We booked 2 rooms at the Fortune house hotel 5 months prior to traveling.
I called 1 month before to confirm and also to change the dates that we were staying over. The man on the phone said everything was in check and that the dates were changed to what I needed them to be. The Monday before traveling I decided to call just to confirm one more time. This time on the phone they went back and forth from having only one room to NO rooms, and the nightmare began. Finally the following day after talking to the manager and so on I was assured I had two rooms booked.
So off we went to the convention. When we were about 2 hours from the hotel, 2 of my business partners who would have been arriving before me get to the hotel and we have NO rooms!!! They said I had cancelled my reservations!! We found another hotel for 2 nights but they said we would have a room there(Fortune House) for the last night of our trip.
So when Saturday night rolled around, We called and they said that of course they had a room and they would come pick us up in 25 minutes.
Well the phone rang 5 minutes later and it was the manager himself saying they were booked up and it was not there mistake to fix. Being the weekend it was and so many people were in Miami for something the nearest hotel was Fort Lauderdale. Luckily we were staying at a hotel with A++ customer service and they did all they could do to accomodate my business partners and I. We were not the only one this happened to that weekend. Three other business partners from different areas of the country had the same exact story!!Please watch out if you are going to be staying at this hotel. They might try to pull something on you.
Personally I will never book anything there again.