Fontainebleau Miami Beach Rating: 4.5 Pearls
When Westen met with big baddie Gilroy in the episode "Friendly Fire", we knew immediately where he was -- we'd know the curves of the sexy Fontainbleau pool anywhere. Real-life actor Jeffrey Donovan, who plays Michael Westen, likes the hotel as well: It’s where he got a little drunk before getting arrested for driving under the influence.
Beacon Hotel Rating: 3.5 Pearls
In the pilot episode, Westen stops to catch his breath under the Beacon’s awning, where there’s terrace seating for the restaurant Rendezvous. (Good thing he didn’t stop to eat — we thought Rendezvous was mediocre and overpriced.)
Albion Rating: 3.5 Pearls
In the episode “Unpaid Debts,” sparks fly when Westen’s mom, Madeleine, goes on a date at The Albion with Sam’s friend, Virgil. This low-key Art Deco landmark is one of South Beach’s best bargains; it strikes us as just Madeleine’s style.
1 Hotel South Beach Rating: 4.0 Pearls
In the episode “Truth and Reconciliation,” a dolled-up Fiona ensnares a killer — the son of a Haitain dictator — at this chic hotel. The hotel also appeared in the episode “Double Booked,” and the super-sleek infinity pool is featured in some of the Burn Notice promos.
The Tides South Beach Rating: 4.5 Pearls
Madeleine and Sam stake out Eddie, who stole money from hip-hop Mogul Valentine and framed Westen’s client, Ricky, at Tides’ La Marea restaurant in the episode “Bad Blood.”
Cardozo Hotel Rating: 2.5 Pearls
Crime boss Concha Ramirez meets with Michael at the hotel’s Cuban restaurant Oriente in the episode “Broken Rules.” We found Oriente’s entrees to be overpriced and poorly prepared –- not a bad place to take an enemy.