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“Elegance and Hip Altogether!” 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 #6 of 203 Hotels in Miami Beach
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Elegance and Hip Altogether!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

This hotel is the discerning travels best choice in South Beach. In the midst of brash it is an oasis of class and service. The lobby bar and restaurant are out of architectural digest and the food at their BLT restaurant is innovative yet classic. Don't miss their famous popovers with a cut of Kobe beef. Ideally situated right on the ocean for swimming The Betsy has a rooftop zen-like garden with a view of the ocean and comfortable chaise lounges to sun yourself. The service is top notch with competence and warmth. After a night out dancing and drinking with the hordes it is heaven to go home to the safety and luxury of The Betsy.

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  • Stayed March 2013, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

Just got back from a great 5 day visit to The Betsy. It is in a fabulous location at the end of Ocean Drive just far enough away (abt. 1 block) from the craziness of the rest of the road. It's just across the street from the beach, and I loved having access to a beach chair and umbrella. The staff was amazing and friendly and they even brought me a little treat to enjoy as I had mentioned I was there celebrating my birthday. I loved the evening music in the lobby each night and the roof top deck had plenty of space to sit back and relax with a pre-dinner drink. I'm definitely looking forward to my return trip in the fall!

Room Tip: If you're a light sleeper like me be sure and ask for a room not located along the alley way. I...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Great location, great staff, cool roof terrace, nice vibe. Really good spot at the end of Art Deco drive. Fantastic photo exhibition of rare Rolling Stones and Beatles prints. Great little library which was useful as I had a night flight out and needed somewhere to hang out.

Room Tip: I had a room overlooking the pool which was fine.
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  • Stayed March 2013, 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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Nashville, Tennessee
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Great view from the hotel through the park to the ocean. The location is great ... next to one of the bike rent and go stations for a lovely ride through the park. The food at the BLT restaurant is delicious. Had the chicken with arugula sandwich. Second time here...love it ...just wish check-in had happened before 5 pm....awfully late for arriving early in the A.M.
This is the second time this happened...presuming there is not enough house cleaning staff.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

perfect location for a weekend in south beach. small but comfortable room. Roof top deck is a nice retreat. Proximity to beach with cabans services is ideal. Walking distance to everything in south beach

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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Ellicott City, Maryland
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

Bright, cheerful, great lobby and lobby bar, lovely roof bar with amazing views, and clean rooms with fine linens. Great location on the beach. Classic art deco rehab. Lovely pool. Check out the Beatles and Rolling Stones photos throughout the lobby and on every floor.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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
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Yorkshire
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

We stayed here for five nights in June 2012 and I simply cannot fault the place. Loved the location, the rooms, the bar etc. Lovely colonial feel to the place. You very simply get what you pay for. Hope to come back soon.

  • Stayed June 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
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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
#7 Family Hotel in Miami Beach
#8 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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