Very, very, very good! A review of Fortune House Hotel
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.