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“The boutique hotel of SOBE” 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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Paris, France
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“The boutique hotel of SOBE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

The Betsy is not only very well located within a walking distance of many great places in SoBe but also provides the kind of experienc when I travel . It is not too big and feels like home. The staff is great. My main concern was about noise and I was very happy to discover that my room was totaly calm. I only regret that I did not try the spa that is located on the deck. I also liked the option to have the beach or lounge on the terasse. I will definitaly come back for my next stay.

Room Tip: My room 232 was very quiet overlooking the swimming pool.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

really enjoyed our stay at this quaint, charming hotel. This is a true South Beach boutique hotel, not an old dump that needs major work, but still calls itself a "boutique".. The service was exceptional. The room, while not real big (didn't expect that anyway), was very clean and comfortable. The hotel has its own beach service (chairs, towels, etc) which is nice and there is a small pool as well. The restaurant, BLT Steak, was great for both dinner and breakfast.

Highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 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
    • 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, August 11, 2012
Dear Jeff,

We are always happy to read reviews like yours. Summer is often about "local Floridians" coming to South Beach for the high energy that exists here year - round...glad you could make it down. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Jeff Lehman
General Manager
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West Palm
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

My wife and I needed a hotel in Miami. We were on our ways to the keys and needed a hotel for one night. We tried the Betsy for the frist time and now we're hooked. Everyone at the hotel made our experience truely special. We've found our new hotel in South Beach.

  • Stayed July 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, August 11, 2012
Dear Roy,

Miami is still the crossroads of the world, and in the summer becomes the crossroads of Florida! So many enjoy a night or two here enroute tot he Keys, or a cruise, or beyond. Glad we could get you "hooked for life" on the Betsy!

Best regards,

Jeff Lehman
General Manager
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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

I travel as often a my bank account allows. I hope to show my daughter as many places as I can, have her experience the country specifically city vibes than our home city. This latest experience was all her idea. Having always wanting see Miami Beach, we chose The Betsy. My correspondence with the staff was prompt professional and all they mentioned was delivered. The hotel itself is located on the strip, close enough to the "scene" and shopping yet far enough to remain quiet. All within walking distance. The ambience of the hotel is warm and inviting. The rooms are comfortable and relaxing. Most notable is the staff, from the moment we arrived until we left we were welcomed and made to feel comfortable. The staff is truly its gem. The experience of this unique beach city was fun and made better with the comfort of The Betsy hotel and the staff that makes it all happen! For that, I thank you all!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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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TheBetsyHotel, General Manager at The Betsy - South Beach, responded to this review, August 11, 2012
Dear Michael,

It was great having you here! Your daughter should be commended for her excellent travel ideas. I'm happy that we could make your getaway special. We can be your summer tradition for many years to come!

Best regars,

Jeff Lehman
General Manager
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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

My husband and I stayed here for four nights and had a great time. We stayed right off the first floor lobby which I was worried about since the room was around the corner but we never had any issues with noise! It was amazing. And so convenient to walk in off the street or from the beach and head to our room without having to use an elevator! Felt like home! Being steps from the beach was convenient. The Betsy has beach towels/umbrellas/chairs available for you as well. Loved that! I enjoyed the beach so much more being on a cushy plush lounge chair and towel. My husband had to work some when we were there and was able to do it comfortably at the bar in the morning while sipping some joe. This hotel was close to everything but it was at the end of the street away from all of the places yelling about free drinks and trying to sell you dinner at 3pm. If you walk toward Collins you can avoid all of the hawkers on Ocean.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

All I can say is WOW, the staff was amazing, from the beach crew, the doormen, to hotel management, They made sure our four day stay was the most incrediable experience. Our first night roof top dinner, the food was great, we are still talking about the BBQ corn side dish they served. Yes it was a little pricey, but worth every penny, can wait to go back and stay again

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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, August 11, 2012
Dear Maria,

Thank you for your review, and for being part of the family reunion! Your group was very special to us - even though we are often the choice for reunions of 5 people to 100, yours was especially memorable, and even gave us ideas on things to suggest to future families planning a getaway!

We hope to see you (all!) again soon,

Jeff Lehman
General Manager
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Manila, Philippines
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

Just want to say that we just had such an amazing and positive hotel experience. Is a small, classy hotel. Great location, walking distance to a lot of things that we were interested in and we did walk almost everywhere. Thanks to the concierge that arranged our tours ( Everglades and the boat tour) we also got picked up from the hotel witch was great. Margot arranged all this at like 10pm for the next day ( what???? ) We were thinking we will waste a whole day planing all this. Thanks to her we had all booked by the next day. The front desk agents were very efficient and friendly also. Great decor, small but cozy, friendly staff, overall great value. Thank you all !!!!!

  • Stayed June 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, August 11, 2012
Dear Victor,

Thank you for your review! We pride ourselves on not only the best Concierge team in Miami Beach, but also providing concierge levels of service throughout the hotel. Margot is among our best, and I'm happy your time with us was memorable!

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 ( 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 Family Hotel in Miami Beach
#4 Luxury Hotel in Miami Beach
#5 Top resorts 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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