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The Betsy - South Beach

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1440 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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london
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2012

I think this is a fun place to stay with a good atmosphere, friendly staff, good facilities and an excellent location. However, from a European point of view it is expensive.

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New York City, New York
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

I was born and raised in Miami Beach. This is my first time staying as a visitor. My boyfriend and I loved everything about The Betsy. The room was beautifully decorated and soooo clean. We loved the restaurant BLT Steak and enjoyed a few breakfasts and lunches there. The staff were warm and welcoming and we loved sitting on the... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

This hotel hit the mark all around except for the pool. The lobby, restaurant, and rooms were really beautiful and the included beach chairs, umbrella and towels were great. The pool though was not luxurious. The bed and sheets were really comfortable too. We slept well.

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TheBetsyHotel, General Manager at The Betsy - South Beach, responded to this review

Dear Vittoria, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your recent stay. I'm glad that so many apsects of the hotel were to your liking. Regarding our pool, which is in our center courtyard, this is indeed a quiet area of the hotel, which many of Guests prefer due to its general serenity. We do have... More 

ny
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20 reviews 20 reviews
20 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

was really looking forward to my stay and the place did not disappoint. from check in to check out, the staff was friendly and professional. the location is great, the restaurant is nice, and even the products in the room are on the fancier side. took advantage of the beach chairs across the street, pool was nice but sort of... More 

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miami beach
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2012

Cheers to a job well done Betsy Ross, this place has thought of everything. Being a resident of Miami Beach, I had never stayed there, UNTIL last night. I recommended The Betsy to all people coming in because of its amazing location, uber chic decor (picture David Bowie and Chateau Marmont, but Key West Style), and incredible philanthropy programs, however... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2012

We stayed for 4 nights at The Betsy Hotel, after spending hours reading reviews on this website. The hotel is beautiful, and the lounge / bar area and decking outside front, and on the roof, are really nice places to chill out. As other reviewers have mentioned - the rooms are small. They are NYC hotel size. I had expected... More 

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TheBetsyHotel, General Manager at The Betsy - South Beach, responded to this review

Dear Andreainessex, Thank you for your recent stay and taking the time to comment. I am happy to hear that you had a good stay! We take our Guests and our service very seriously and very personally at the Betsy. Most of the historic hotels in Miami Beach were built 70+ years ago, and have a wide variety of sizes... More 

Indy
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2012

Stayed at the Betsy March 1st for only one night with my beautiful wife. Might be the best hotel we've ever experienced, next to the Bellagio in Vegas. Perfect location--one can sit out front or on the rooftop and people-watch for hours. Great restaurant, and we only had lunch there. The staff was superb, from the restaurant folks to the... More 

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TheBetsyHotel, General Manager at The Betsy - South Beach, responded to this review

Dear Melmar, Thank you for your kind words. Bellagio is one of my favorites in Las Vegas, too! At the Betsy, we do our best to elevate personal service and caring about our Guests to an even higher level than can be accomplished at larger properties. I am so happy that you enjoyed the experience. We have specials that are... More 

London
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

What a fantastic hotel, loved the old colonial feel of the place, books, pictures, more like an old plantation house than an Ocean Drive hotel. A tranquil place to wind down after the hectic Miami Beach experience. Great roof terrace with views of the ocean, complimentary towels, & beds on the beach just across the road. Unheated ground floor pool... More 

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Midwest
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57 reviews 57 reviews
12 hotel reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

Our stay had some issues, but if I were to go back to Miami Beach, I’d try The Betsy again – I think it has potential to be a 5 star experience. In retrospect, I would have booked a Suite rather than a “classic” room and called a week ahead of time to confirm my reservation – I think had... More 

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TheBetsyHotel, General Manager at The Betsy - South Beach, responded to this review

Dear Bud 4977, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a detailed review on your recent stay. It is truly only through the insight of our Guests that we can continue or never ending mission to respond and improve. I aplogize for the mishap with your reservation - we have since identified that glitch in our... More 

Wilson, North Carolina
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163 reviews 163 reviews
29 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

A very nice hotel lobby, but it's old and the rooms are terribly small. Fresh paint and other renovations don't make up for the price gauging for the tiny rooms you get. We had a king bed - and that was it. No chair. No drawers to put away clothing. A narrow closet that forced us to jam suitcases and... More 

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TheBetsyHotel, General Manager at The Betsy - South Beach, responded to this review

Dear Jnenc, Thank you for your recent stay with us, and for taking the time to write a review. With regards to the room size and cost, indeed there are a variety of room types and configurations in all categories and suites - I am sorry that you were disappointed by your last stay. I would appreciate the opportunity to... More 

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