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“A little bit of heaven” 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 203 Hotels in Miami Beach
Totowa, New Jersey
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“A little bit of heaven”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

After staying at multiple Miami Beach hotels in the past, we found our perfect fit at The Betsy. It is everything we have looked for, and have returned for the past four years. It is intimate and charming and meets our every need. Their attention to personalized, quality service puts this boutique resort in a class by itself. Kudos to Jeff, Ed, and the entire staff !!!!!!

  • Stayed July 2014, 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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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Hotel has very good location, close to wonderful beach and restaurants in the area. We found hotel staff very helpful and professional. Major drawback of the hotel is that rooms are very noisy, you can hear all of your neighbors talking, walking etc.. When we arrived we were given one half of a double-room an when our neighbors arrived with little kids we could hear every single word, kids tried to get into our room at 5.00 a.m. as the doors between two rooms were not lockable. We have asked to change the room in the morning and the front desk staff was very helpful and changed the room for us. Generally rooms have very poor sound insulation.
Hotel has very good restaurant and food quality was very good both for breakfast and diner.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Naples
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

From the front door opening to the staff saying goodbye we look forward to seeing you again, it was an above all customer service experience! Hendrick helped accommodate a room change request which made the experience so much enjoyable for our family.

  • Stayed July 2014, 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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Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

My husband and I recently stayed here for a few nights as an add on to a vacation to the Caribbean. I would highly recommend this hotel if you want to stay in the heart of south beach but want somewhat of a quieter location. This boutique hotel is on the northern end of ocean drive which was a bit more toned down than the rest of the area. The hotel rooms are clean, functional, and I would say average sized. The staff was helpful, friendly, and we loved having fresh water and ice in our room daily. The hallways are decorated with cool candid photos of the Beatles and Rolling Stones and the lobby had a lovely library feeling with chess and checker boards to use. The elevator is pretty slow but the hotel maybe has 4 floors so we just used the stairs most of the time. They charge a resort fee which gives you wifi, newspaper, and use of lounge chairs, umbrella, and towels on the beach. We had a great spot on the beach and it's just across the street from the hotel. I never made it to the pool area but I know there was free yoga offered and no need to sign up, you just show up. We had a great time here and was in walking distance to all the Art Deco buildings and great places to eat. We never ate at the hotel restaurant but the food always looked and smelled delicious. I would stay here again and would recommend this hotel to anyone going to that area.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Springfield, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

From the moment you arrive, you are surrounded by friendly staff and luxurious accommodations. As we waited for our room, we were offered champagne in the gorgeous lobby. Room was great, property is second to none, and would stay here in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed July 2014, 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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Baltimore, Maryland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Stayed last year with a group of 6 and returned for the same dates this year with a group of 8. Great hotel. If you are looking for a personal, boutique experience this is it. From the bellmen at the door, bar staff, front desk, wait staff and housekeeping they are great. The beds are perfect with high thread count sheets. Pillows are perfect and fluffy. Rooms are clean and well appointed. Overall a wonderful hotel.

  • Stayed July 2014, 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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Canyon Country, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Everything about The Betsy was pure class--the beautiful lobby with live music, the friendly and attentive staff, the beautifully appointed rooms, and its location right on Ocean Blvd., but somewhat out of its relentless foot traffic. The rooftop bar has a wonderful view and is the perfect place to take in the warm breeze of a summer evening before gearing up to go out. The wonderful BLT restaurant is conveniently located in the lobby. The beach is directly across the street and has good service--but no bar. Everything about The Betsy was first class all the way. The ultimate testimony--I would stay there again in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 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 ( 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
#1 Business Hotel in Miami Beach
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
#3 Spa Hotel in Miami Beach
#4 Luxury Hotel in Miami Beach
#7 Family 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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