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“Quiet elegance” 5 of 5 stars
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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 #5 of 201 Hotels in Miami Beach
Miami, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Quiet elegance”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

This is our favorite Miami place for a getaway. The Betsy is an oasis on Ocean Avenue, perfectly located so that you're close to all the action on South Beach but not in the middle of the noise at four in the morning. The new owners remodeled it a few years ago, and every detail has been attended to with thoughtfulness and style. The piece de resistance is the BLT restaurant, a french-styled steakhouse that is simply fabulous.

Room Tip: Rooms on the back side, off the avenue, are quieter.
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  • Stayed February 2012, 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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TheBetsyHotel, General Manager at The Betsy - South Beach, responded to this review, April 2, 2012
Dear Debra D.,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your stay with us! I'm happy that you were able to appreciate the attention to detail that we put into each and every decision at the Betsy, whether it be design, service or our partners, including of course BLT-Steak! We have some exciting developments with BLT coming in the next few months, and look forward to your next visit with us to experience them!

Jeff Lehman
General Manager
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Cleanliness
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Airdrie, Alberta, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2012

If you want THE best food in South Beach without all the haggling and annoying people trying to drag you into their establishment... You want to eat at the BLT Steakhouse. The food quality was beyond amazing, the service, top of the line, and the best waiter for sure was Raymond. Professional, personal and attentive. We will be back every trip to South Beach without a doubt.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

We stayed here at the beginning of Spring Break ,South Beach was noisey and rocking, but
The Betsy was at the quieter end of the Beach,and a real haven,excellent staff,front desk,both concierges ,bell boys all great.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

Great rooms and location, very friendly and attentive staff.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
    • 2 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2012

My daughter and I stayed at The Betsy for a few nights this week. It was ideally located near the fun but not too noisy. Particularly note worthy was the concierge, Paul, who went out of his way to make sure we had a great time. He arranged great restaurants and a fun day sight seeing by jet skis (ask for Felipe!). We look forward to going back.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TheBetsyHotel, General Manager at The Betsy - South Beach, responded to this review, April 2, 2012
Dear Amy D.,
I'm so happy to read that you and your daughter had a great time here at the Betsy. We beleive our Concierge Department is second to none in Miami Beach, and considering how many times Paul is mentioned, many others seem to feel the same way! We too are looking forward to your return visit(s)!

Best regards,

Jeff Lehman
General Manager
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20 helpful votes 20 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.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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New York City, New York
1 review
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 roof deck.

We will definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Additional Information about The Betsy - South Beach

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 ( Wi-Fi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Miami Beach
#1 Romantic Hotel in Miami Beach
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
#3 Spa Hotel in Miami Beach
#4 Luxury Hotel in Miami Beach
#4 Family Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Betsy - South Beach 4.5*
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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