Our family loved The Betsy. Far enough away from the party scene but close enough to beach, shops, and restaurants. Hotel has a unique charm, not sterile in any way. It really gives you a flavor of South Beach. Pay extra for a suite if you have more than 2 people. Staff was nice about early check in and accommodating our request for a 3rd floor room. Hotel roof was incredible-go there for sunrise and bring a camera. Our suite slept 4 comfortably. Beds and bath products are 5 star quality. We made the right decision not to pay for ocean view which is blocked by palm trees. Hotel pool just ok-water was cold but who cares when beach is across the street. Beach set up is the best with chairs and umbrella. The Betsy made our South Beach vacation a memorable three days-would definitely stay there again.