Loved this place. Chose it because, well, there's so many to choose from and I didn't know where to begin so i went for the 'colonial feel' one.
With regards to the hotel -
Loved the lobby
Loved my room - very comfy bed
Loved the roof terrace
Pool - didn't use but looked.. OK-ish
Loved being across from the beach - short walk and you're there.
Staff were lovely and very kind, especially Margie? on reception.
Now here comes my tip... I called a few days earlier as to ask for an early check-in as I was arriving on a red-eye at 6am and had business meetings that day.
They do state that it's only possible if they have availability - no quibbles there.
Unfortunately for me, there wasn't (although also no record of my request on my account).
I had to change clothes (several times) in the disabled toilet in the lobby.
Again I can't blame the hotel, if they are full, they are full.
And that's the difference between smaller, boutique hotels and larger ones, who are more likely to have capacity.
The staff were very kind in trying to accommodate me, just bad luck/timing. Although watching someone else arrive 30mins after me and checking in was disheartening.... Sooo tired... needed.... sleep....
But if you're arriving early note official check-in is 4pm. So don't bank on getting into your room early, especially over a weekend.
I would stay there again though.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Betsy - South Beach is an elegant, beach-side haven located in the heart of South Beach. Its relaxed tropical interiors create an aura that is passionately low-key, cocooning its guests in timeless luxury and service, while offering exquisite amenities, world-class cuisine by celebrated Chef Laurent Tourondel, and a unique presence for art and culture that invites travelers to relax, refresh and renew. The Betsy's Ocean Deck is expansive with sweeping views of the Atlantic, offering a Wellness Garden with a full range of spa treatments and sunrise yoga. Other amenities include private beach service, a 24-hour fitness center, and an intimate courtyard pool. Guests can also enjoy live jazz music and signature cocktails in our lobby bar. While located in the heart of the Art Deco District on famed Ocean Drive, The Betsy is within walking distance to shopping and nightlife, yet offers a uniquely serene experience in one of the world's great beach destinations. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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