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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 204 Hotels in Miami Beach
Cork, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Superb”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

Amazing hotel in South Beach. So luxurious but remaining comfortable and cosy. Had gorgeous room, very relaxed, comfortable, great bed, clean, spacious, bright and airy, and great shutters to block out the light when needed to rest the head. Excellent staff, very friendly, felt genuine, great advice for restaurants and cubs. Lovely reception/ bar area, cool and super comfortable place to have a drink. Superb restaurant BLT. Fantastic beef and also beautiful breakfasts.

Really nice pool, a bit small but very comfortable beds, plenty of towels, constant iced lime water. Nice area to chill out.

Hotel is located across the road from the beach. And a short ish walk from the Lincoln road area...

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

Recently spent 4 nights at the Betsy and have to say this was one of my favorite hotel experience's I have ever had. Great location and the best staff ever! Only issue was the size of the standard room. I knew going in that South Beach was known for small room and should have upgraded to a suite when booking. When I got there a suite was not to be had and it was my loss. I love this property and hats off to management for putting together a great team. Just 2 more things to add- The Betsy has one of the nicest roof top deck I have ever seen in the USA, To the powers that be if you guys/girls offered a happy hour on your deck with free wine and cheese for guest I believe it would make it such a cool experience. Also a big thank you to Paul at the concierge desk-you rocked! Can not wait to come back

Room Tip: if possible try to upgrade to a bigger room-we found it a bit tight for two with luggage-but still a...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

A hotel's concierge can make or break your hotel so wow well done the Betsy for having Paul...a perfect advertisement for what a seriously good concierge can bring to your reputation. The Betsy is a gorgeous hotel, and, in the main, fabulous staff. If you sleep light, make sure you do you not have a front facing room, or, a room outside of the lift (sorry, elevator) - people having a great time is a joy to behold but not necessarily to hear... Despite the noise, room was intimate and creative, loved the books and the bathroom and was obviously beautifully thought out....those little touches mean so very much. Breakfast was fine....did not have dinner because was very popular and booked to capacity - maybe next time.....

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

This was my third stay at The Betsy. The service, staff and food and drink continue to be exceptional. The rooms are immaculate and comfortable. The Housekeeping staff is so friendly and accommodating. The restaurant, BLT Steak, provides excellent food and service to match. My personal favorite is the Lobby Bar. Kedar and Dave made sure my wine glass was full, and my dinners were exactly as ordered. Orfelina, from the waitstaff, took time to chatter with me during her busy shift. With a perfect location to match, this is your place in Miami Beach.

Room Tip: It's a little more expensive but I would select an Ocean View Room.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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Sunderland, UK
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

What a stay...The hotel is amazing and the staff and manager should be so proud. We stayed for 15 nights (which I know it isn't the norm) but we never was bored.

We spent many long hours on the roof terrace or on the beach where we always looked after.

The food was amazing and would recommend you try it once at least...

Thank you betsy for our most memorable holiday...

  • 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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Ashford, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

First visit to Miami beach, we will be back, the Betsy was a holiday within our main holiday in Orlando, what a superb hotel, fantastic staff, Adman who checked us in, is a top man, as were all other staff, special mention to the cleaners, well done mam. Hotel facilites superb, certainliy the hype is true, go see for yourself, Great loaction across from the beach, great service and room delighful, great restaurant. Situated in great spot on Ocean Drive, my adult kids loved it, a perfect trip, will be talking about this visit for years.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Brussels, Belgium
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

This hotel is too famous for its own good. Our stay was supposed to be the highlight of our trip, but instead we were sadly disappointed. Our room was not ready when we came and we got no call, as promised, telling us when it was ready. The room was supposed to be with an ocean view, but at best you could get a glimpse of the ocean. It was also very noisy at night. On top of this, the staff in the reastaurant were the least service minded I have ever encountered in the US. At dinner, when I ordered a glass of wine, I didn't get to taste it nor did anyone explain to me what I was drinking. At breakfast, no one informed us that certain things were included in the price (the not very generous offer of two items, such as a muffin and a bowl of fruit) but that other things could be ordered. Finally, my visit to the spa ended in disaster (avoid doing your nails there), but they were kind enough not to charge me when I complained. I still believe that this hotel could be a nice experience, but that requires a change of attitude among the staff!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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TheBetsyHotel, General Manager at The Betsy - South Beach, responded to this review, August 17, 2012
Dear Ann Britt 10,

I was so sorry to read your comments about your stay. So many of our Guests comment positively on our staff, our service, and our ratings on our roof top spa are also top notch. I regret that the Betsy did not meet your expectations. We make every effort to not only provide the best, but to deeply analyze the situation on the rare occasion where one feels we have come up short. We will do that with your stay, and I sincerely appreciate your comments. Your comment card, which was received only yesterday, was also slated for a direct response from our Director of Operations. Hopefully there, we will be able to get to the bottom of this very unusal experience, and hopefully bring you back and make you a customer for life!

Sincerely,

Jeff Lehman
General Manager
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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 ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Miami Beach
#2 Romantic Hotel in Miami Beach
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
#4 Luxury Hotel in Miami Beach
#6 Family Hotel in Miami Beach
#6 Business 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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