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“our miami beach oasis” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Betsy - South Beach

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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
New Hope, PA
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“our miami beach oasis”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2010

We are four sisters celebrating an upcoming wedding and wanted a hotel that was classy,clean and near the beach. The Betsy had that plus superb service and was very comfortable and welcoming. Cory was extremely helpful and friendly. ....actually all the staff were so accommodating. We were there for fun and nightlife but not looking for a party hotel. The Betsy has the class and sophistication without feeling stuffy or pretentious. Beautiful rooftop deck and lobby with a great bar. Would return again and again.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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, Director of Guest Services at The Betsy - South Beach, responded to this review, July 1, 2010
Dear Sandy41,
The sisters are not forgotten here at The Betsy. Cory and Andrew (Concierge) send you their best. Thank you for the wonderful review, especially your nice words about our staff. Please know that The Betsy welcomes your return again and again.
Sincerely,
Reo Davis
Director of Entertainment & Guest Services
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2010

I took my girlfriend to South Beach for the first time and we stayed at the Betsy on a recommendation from a friend. It was the best experience we could have ever asked for. Michael Gutierrez there is amazing and made sure we were well taken care of. He was like our personal guide to the city and made sure we felt like VIPs everywhere we went. I would definitely stay here again and always recommend it to a friend.

  • Stayed June 2010, 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, Director of Guest Services at The Betsy - South Beach, responded to this review, June 26, 2010
Hello TravelFreak2000,
Good news accepted. It’s great that you took time out to post. Michael Gutierrez does so much here at the hotel, and as you discovered, he does a lot outside of the hotel! Michael is the quintessential ‘man about town’. Since you now have VIP status in South Beach, hurry back with your girlfriend so that everyone in town can again treat you like Betsy Hotel VIPs.
See you soon,
Reo Davis
Director of Entertainment & Guest Services
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2010

Stayed at this small gem of a hotel on the front end of a business cruise and then stayed 2 days after the cruise was over. Only complaint is the room we had was small, especially for 2 people. Everything else about this place is fab. Staff is super attentive, concierge Andrew recommended 2 restaurants that were wonderful. The location in South Beach is great; faces the ocean and a lot to do/see in the neighborhood. I liked the fact that it was on Ocean Ave. vs. Collins which can be a bit Vegasish at night with a lot of people. BLT Steak is the restaurant in house and it was fantastic also. A bit strange having the restaurant in the lobby, but space is at a premium at this place. I would defineltely stay here again if I am in SoBe.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled on business
    • 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, Director of Guest Services at The Betsy - South Beach, responded to this review, June 26, 2010
Hello mlimoges,

I agree! The Betsy is a sparkling gem in front of the clear waters of the Atlantic, close to ‘everything’, but not in the wildish center. Good things come in small packages. Thanks for recognizing Andrew, he knows his stuff! Our super attentive staff is the special ingredient here at The Betsy.
Best wishes,
Reo Davis
Director of Entertainment & Guest Services
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charlottesville
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2010

The Betsy is superb! The staff is amazing, the food is fantastic, and the service is unsurpassed! Our week stay has been perfect! We have stayed at several other high end establishments in South Beach in the past and the Betsy has definitely won us over! Thank you to each member at the Betsy for making our stay so comfortable! -the Kuttner's

  • Stayed June 2010, 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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TheBetsyHotel, Director of Guest Services at The Betsy - South Beach, responded to this review, June 26, 2010
Hello kmm7c,
Your words are appreciated. We won you over and your family most certainly won us over. Come back soon with the kids for more lemonade!
Cheers,
Reo Davis
Director of Entertainment & Guest Services
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2010

I stayed here for a night on business. I would come here again for pleasure in a second. Having stayed all over South Beach over the years, most boutique hotels are well-worn, noisy and a little to much like hostels. The Betsy is bright, clean and cozy in a "this is my own private mansion" sort of way. The bar, nightclub B bar downstairs and BLT restaurant are all awesome - like having a cocktail in your living room. The best part is the rooftop bar. Only a stone's throw from the beach too!

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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, Director of Entertainment & Guest Services at The Betsy - South Beach, responded to this review, June 22, 2010
Dear GinDandy,
Cheers to you! Your description of the amenities available to Betsy Hotel guests is spot on. BLT was recently voted “Best Steakhouse in Miami” by New Times readers and our speakeasy lounge B Bar was voted “Miami’s Best Hotel Lounge”. Sir, the private mansion awaits your return to South Beach.
All the best,
Reo Davis
Director of Entertainment & Guest Services
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Huntsville, AL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2010

My family and I stayed at the Betsy Hotel prior to boarding our cruise ship on June 11, 2010. We drove from Alabama to Miami. It was a 14 hr. trip. We were greeted in the front of the hotel by two gentleman. One asked for our hotel confirmation and the other one valet parked our car after taking our luggage to the room. Nicole, the front desk receptionist was very friendly. The room was very contemporary with accessories from Pottery Barn, which is one of my favorite stores. I felt at home. The bed linens, mattress, pillows were very comfortable. The room was very clean. We loved the electronic mirror in the bathroom with the television peering through it. This was a first for us. We loved the location as it was right on South Beach. Starbucks was right across the street too! I recommend this hotel to anyone interested in a clean place to stay with friendly staff. Although it was pricey, it was well worth it. I give it two thumbs up and 4 stars!!!!:)

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
    • 3 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, Director of Guest Services at The Betsy - South Beach, responded to this review, July 5, 2010
Hi Mamatoots,
The Betsy loves you too! It was fun speaking with you and your daughter in the Lobby Lounge over BLT Popovers… tasty. I also had the pleasure of chatting with your husband and son, great guys. You have a beautiful family. Come home soon. Nicole was very excited upon reading your kind words. Thank you for recognizing our incredible staff.
Cheers,
Reo Davis
Director of Entertainment & Guest Services
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Corydon, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2010

My husband and I traveled to Miami to celebrate our anniversary. We stayed at the Betsy for 4 nights. It was fantastic!! Everyone there was very nice and accommodating. The rooms were decorated beautifully. Of all the hotels that we passed while walking around south beach , there is not one that I would have stayed in over the Betsy. I am so glad with our choice of hotels. We will definitely be coming back to Miami and staying at The Betsy again. I am very picky when it comes to lodging and the Betsy met all my requirements. Also, the concierge helped us pick fantastic restaurants to dine at to make our trip the best!!

  • Stayed June 2010, 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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TheBetsyHotel, Director of Entertainment & Guest Services at The Betsy - South Beach, responded to this review, June 22, 2010
Hello jenlyn76,

It's a joy to know that what we at The Betsy work so diligently to achieve was accomplished for you. Our Team is an incredible group of unique people, all dedicated to creating a special experience for our guests. We await your return and look forward to outdoing ourselves on your behalf.
Sincerely,
Reo Davis
Director of Entertainment & Guest Services
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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:
#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 Business Hotel in Miami Beach
#6 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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