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The Betsy - South Beach
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1440 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (City Center)   |  
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Ranked #6 of 203 Hotels in Miami Beach
Miami, Florida, United States
1 review
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“SPA AMAZING!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2011

The Spa at the Betsy Hotel is one of the most fabulous outdoor spas in Miami. I live here and still feel like I am on some tropical vacation with the ocean breezes coming from across the street. I highly recomend the spa as it is not only beautiful, but the 'spa techs' are very well trained and better than any other techs in Miami and Miami Beach!!

Do yourself a favor and get a massage at the wellness garden while in Miami Beach!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2011

My husband and I got married in Miami this fall. We had our Rehearsal Dinner at the BLT and our Wedding Reception at The B Bar. The hotel is simply AMAZING. Every single staff member was so polite and wonderful. The event planner, Julie, was exceptional! She was so attentive to every detail and concern. Julie did not miss a beat when it came to the events, she was Remarkable. The rooms were stunning. The ease of walking to the beach was effortless. The hotel it's self was phenomenal! To experience Miami and all of it's glitz & glamour you MUST stay at The Betsy!

Room Tip: All of the rooms were amazing!
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2011

We booked this propery through SLH.com (Small Luxury Hotels). The location on Ocean Drive was excellent being right across from the beach and well within walking distance to Lincoln Road where many of the restaurants and boutique shops are situated. Our suite at the Betsy, although not overly spacious, was extremely clean and comfortable. The entire staff was genuinely warm, friendly and knowledgable.
We very much enjoyed the cozy lobby and porch area. Live music and great conversation with the diverse guests made our time there very enjoyable.
Consistent with many of our stays at boutique properties offered through SLH, the lobby and hallways at the Betsy are adorned with artwork which makes one feel as if they are wondering through an art gallery.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sarasota, Florida
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2011 via mobile

Most hotel's on Ocean suffer from noise from the constant Party that is Miami Beach from bars, bands and from noise from the street. This gem is on the North end Of Ocean provides all the location you would ever need. Faantastic lobby w live music on Thursday.... Very good restaurant in the form of BLT. Rooms are small, but clean and attractive. Pool area acceptable ( not well maintained w leaves in the water... And not heated... Upside is that nobody goes there)..... We will definately go back

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ashford, Kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2011

My wife and I stayed at the Betsy for 7 days in early November 2011 and on the whole had a great time there. We were in Miami because of work and so we weren't paying the bill which I suppose could affect this review, but I still hope to be as objective as possible.

I may as well get the downsides out of the way (of which there are few). Yes it's true, the rooms aren't the biggest nor are they the most modern. But the bed is so, so, sooooo comfy and the room is clean and more than adequate. Miami being the hot, vibrant city it is means that you don't need a huge room; you just want it to be comfortable and homely which it is.

Facilities at the hotel are pretty good. The pool is nice enough and the roof terrace is great; a lovely view to the beach, great background music, comfy beds and a decent bar service. Lovely! It would be just about perfect if the pool was on the roof terrace too, but the fact that it isn't is not the end of the world.

Service in the hotel was excellent. We didn't test the service too much (as in we didn't use the concierge etc), but we ate and drank there many times and found the food and drink service to be spot on . Special mention should go to Tony on the door who goes out of his way to help whilst also being a genuinely nice guy.

The food is also very good. Portion sizes are stupidly big, but I guess that's America for you. What you get however is tasty, though I suppose fairly simple.But that's the sort of food you want in a hotel, so it's perfect.

For me however, the best thing about the hotel is it's general vibe. It's a lovely, colonial building amongst a sea of art deco/neon tack. As a result, it's such a pleasure just being there! Sitting on the front terrace, grabbing some food or having a drink and watching the wackos of Miami beach drift by is such a pleasure and you start to notice that most people walking past the hotel look enviously at it as if they wished they were staying there. And I can't blame them, because it's a pretty great hotel in a great spot on SOBE. Don't be afraid to book here; it's a very good hotel.

Room Tip: We had a standard pool room which was fine.
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2011

All the other review's are very accurate,this is place is very classy . i keep asking myself why i didnt give it five star's ,maybe because the room's are a bit small (very nicely decorated,like the whole establishment) . we paid 300 dollars a night,this is a fair price,during off season can be cheaper thus a good deal,at peak season the price rockets,personally speaking would probably avoid then.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2011

we went the first weekend of october. even thou it was raining the entire weekend everyone at the hotel was super nice and attentive. we had an excelent room. spacious. we had room service. food came quick and was really good. Adnan was very helpful at the front desk.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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TheBetsyHotel, General Manager at The Betsy - South Beach, responded to this review, November 9, 2011
Dear Tersa,

Thank you for your kind words - I would pass them along to Adnan at the Front Desk but most of our staff read Tripadvisor reviews regularly themselves, so I am sure he has already seen your comment! Our Guest reviews are so important, and we always appreciate your taking your own valuable time to post your impressions!

Sincerely,

Jeff Lehman
General Manager
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Address: 1440 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach > City Center
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Miami Beach
#2 Spa Hotel in Miami Beach
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
#4 Luxury Hotel in Miami Beach
#6 Business Hotel in Miami Beach
#7 Family Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Betsy - South Beach 4.5*
Number of rooms: 61
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Betsy is an elegant, historic landmark hotel located in the heart of South Beach. Relaxed tropical interiors and an intimate courtyard pool create an aura that is passionately low-key. Sharing The Betsy's lobby is BLT Steak, an iconic modern American steakhouse featuring a full Sushi & Raw Bar. Betsy's rooftop Deck is expansive with sweeping views of the Atlantic, offering a Wellness Garden with a full range of spa treatments and complimentary sunrise yoga. The 61 room property cocoons its guests in timeless luxury, while offering an incredible view of the beach, exquisite amenities, and a unique presence for art and culture that invites travelers to relax, refresh and renew. ... more   less 
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