Know Before You Visit
Congress Venue & Hotel Location
4441 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, Florida 33140
Situated on oceanfront Collins Avenue in the heart of Millionaire's Row, Fontainebleau Miami Beach is one of the most historically and architecturally significant hotels on Miami Beach, Florida. Its iconic design is a spectacular blend of Miami’s glamorous golden era and stylish modern luxury. A revered Miami Beach landmark for more than half a century, Morris Lapidus’ emblematic curvilinear building sets a new standard for business and pleasure.
Airport & Transportation
Transportation from the Miami International Airport (MIA) to the Fontainebleau Miami Beach:
Taxicab: Taxicabs are located on the airport’s “Arrivals (ground) Level”, outside of the baggage claim areas. The cost for a ride to Fontainebleau Miami Beach is a flat rate Zone 4 - $35.00 USD. Cash or credit card is accepted. Travel time is about 45 minutes without traffic. We recommend allowing at least 90 minutes for travel, especially during morning and evening rush hour. Taxicabs operate 24/7.
Ride-Sharing App (Uber/Lift): Ride-sharing companies can be located by the curbside signage with a cell phone image. Ride-sharing app pickup zones are located on the “Arrivals Level (1)” at the middle median outside of doors 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 11, 15, 20, and 23.
Transportation from the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) to the Fontainebleau Miami Beach:
Ground Transportation Booths are located in each terminal on the Lower Level. Customer Service Coordinators typically staff these Information Booths during peak periods with significant flight arrivals. They will assist FLL Airport patrons with ground transportation questions.
Taxicab and Ride-Sharing App (Uber/Lift): To access all ground transportation, follow the easy-to-read signs in the terminal from your gate to the baggage claim area located on the lower level. After you pick up your bags, go outside the terminal. You can make arrangements for a taxicab or shared ride at a Transportation Podium located at the curb outside of the baggage claim area. The estimated cost for a ride to Fontainebleau Miami Beach is estimated at $70.00 USD. Cash or credit card is accepted. Travel time is about 35 minutes without traffic. We recommend allowing at least 60 minutes for travel, especially during morning and evening rush hour. Taxicabs operate 24/7.
Know Before Your Visit
International Travelers to the US can learn more about traveling with medications, service animals, etc. on the U.S. Customs Know Before You Visit website.
Currency Exchange, ATMs & Credit Cards
Currency Exchange locations are conveniently located at the airports. You can find ATMs almost anywhere in the US, and credit cards are widely accepted in the US (Master Card, VISA, and American Express. Diners Club is not accepted in most places).
At the Miami International Airport (MAI) - Currency Exchange Booths are located in Terminals D, E, F, G, H, J.
(4) locations on the 2nd level throughout the terminal
(2) locations in each Greeter's Lobby areas: Concourse E 1st level and Concourse J 3rd level
(3) locations passing security checkpoints: one inside Concourse J, one location inside Concourse D
(1) location in the E Satellite building, open daily from 5:30 AM - 11:00 PM
At the Miami International Airport (MAI) - ATMs are located in Terminals D, E, F, G, H, J.
At the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) - Currency Exchange are located in:
Terminal 1 pre-security international arrivals area, open daily from 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Terminal 4 in the Baggage Claim area on the lower level, open daily from 8:30 AM – 9:00 PM
At the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) – ATMs are located in all four terminals (pre and post-security).
An ATM is also located in the Rental Car Center on the third level. They are available 24/7.
Multi-currency ATMs are located post-security, Concourse B in Terminal 1, Concourse D in Terminal 2, and Concourse F in Terminal 3.
Climate & Attire
Chances are, no matter what time of the year you’ll get some use out of your beach sandals – even mid-winter. Expect light showers almost daily throughout the summer, but don’t worry, they’re known to only last about ten minutes. Pack your favorite outfits for the tropics according to the expected weather conditions. Click here to view Miami Weather for the week.
The US uses 120V and 60Hz AC electricity. Plugs have two round pins and an additional ground pin. A standard travel adaptor plug will enable you to use appliances from abroad.
In the US, tipping is based on how pleased you are with the service you received. A standard tip is around 15%-20% of the final total of the check. Some restaurants for large groups (for example - 8 or more people) will automatically include the tip on the check when you receive it.
Getting Around Miami
Taxicab: Most taxicab drivers run a meter, which displays the fare you are expected to pay. The rate in Miami starts at $2.95 USD for the first 1/6 mile and $.85 USD for each additional 1/6 mile until 1 mile then $.40 for each 1/6 mile after that. Waiting time is $.40 USD per minute (or $24.00 USD per hour). You’ll also be responsible for any tolls during your trip. Additionally, tipping is optional but customary (and expected for good service which is usually 15%-20%).
Most Miami cabs have a credit card reader but double-check with the driver before leaving.
In Miami, unlicensed taxis are illegal so make sure your taxi service is licensed. Look for the “taxi” or “cab” displayed on the vehicle, as well as a telephone number. The taxi’s license number, driver’s license number, and the driver’s rate card must also be displayed. Click here for more information about taxicabs.
Miami Beach Trolley: The citywide FREE trolley service currently operates 15 hours a day, from 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM, 7 days a week at an approximately 30-minute average service frequency along each route. Click here for more information and trolley routes.
Rideshare (Uber/Lift): Both companies also offer a variety of options for the vehicle that will be picking you up. Of course, the better-quality vehicles come at a premium.
Emergencies and Pharmacies
In case of emergency (ambulance, fire and rescue, police), call 911, a toll-free number that works 24/7 across the US. The 911 call center immediately identifies the caller’s location. It has interpreting services covering as many as 170 languages.
Closest Hospital - Mount Sinai Medical Center
4300 Alton Rd., Miami Beach, FL 33140
FastCare Urgent Care (Offers COVID Testing - no appointment)
825 Arthur Godfrey Rd Suite #100, Miami Beach, FL 33140
Mon-Fri: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sat-Sun: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
4049 Pine Tree Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33140
Store Hours: Open 24 hours
Mon-Fri: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM / Lunch break 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Sat: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM / Lunch break 1:30 PM- 2:00 PM
Sun: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM / Lunch break 1:30 PM- 2:00 PM
Postal & Courier Services
FedEx Office Print & Ship Center - Located in the Fontainebleau Hotel Miami
4441 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140
Visitor Info About Miami, FL
Social Tours, Attractions, and Culture
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