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The Betsy - South Beach
Ranked #11 of 214 Hotels in Miami Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 1, 2014

The Betsy's service, vibe, location and decor are great. Our room faced an alley, however, and I didn't get the full picture when making the res. A lot of $$$ to see garbage trucks going in and out. Nice to have BLT Steak there, and a great rooftop deck.

Room Tip: Don't get a room on the ground floor facing the alley.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 31, 2014

Good location though rooms at front hear bar music and noise. Small bathrooms, especially for the price. Additional daily resort fee even if you don't use the beach. Service great, atmosphere good, food excellent. Roof deck fabulous.

Room Tip: Don't book a room at the front - too noisy.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 31, 2014

We went there upon recommendation.Had lunch outside on the terras: sopisticated,linen,fine silverware.
Staff very efficient,but not very friendly: more butlerlike or as old fashioned service in a Michelinstarred restaurant in Paris.A smile would be welcome.
The food ( we tried shrimps,tuna tataki and grilled swordfish) was excellent and prepared to perfection.The shrimpcoctail,however,was an oversimplified variation: just 3 large shrimps on ice and some sauce.You do not need a chef to prepare that,anyone can.In a restaurant like The Betsy one should recognize the chef's influence in any dish ( as in the complimantary bread with cheese,very good).

Room Tip: Just visited the restaurant
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 29, 2014

We have stayed at a lot of nice south beach hotels but this is our favourite. The location is good - close to the crazy part of the strip but relatively quiet. BLT is a great restaurant on site. There is a Starbucks across the street and easy access to the beach. Then rooms are nice and service very good.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 27, 2014

This boutique hotel offers all the amenities and lovely touches that you'd expect from a luxury property -- from champagne at check-in to soft robes in the rooms. It's in a great location on Ocean Drive: close enough to the night life a few blocks away, but not right in the thick of it that the crowds and noise are a problem. Also, it's right across the street from the ocean and lovely sand beaches. The beach chair and towel service provided by the hotel were so comfortable and much appreciated.

We especially enjoyed the roof deck which provided stylish areas for lounging and relaxing, with amazing views of the ocean. The deck butler offered gracious service of drinks and a limited menu.

We dined one night at the in-house restaurant, BLT. We both indulged in the steak with sides. It was delicious, though pricey. Perfect for a special occasion or a last night treat.

Room Tip: We were in room 324, ocean view king. The room was a little small, not surprisingly as this is an o...
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 22, 2014

Our week at The Betsy was just perfect. Centrally located on Ocean Drive, but thankfully not right in the bustle. Beautiful hotel, very helpful concierge service and excellent spa staff (spa located on the roof top not optimal in bad weather, but all the nicer when the sun shines). Fantastic food, but most of the waiters/waitresses not too attentive and friendly, that's the only negative we can possibly find to mention. Overall totally worth the money, which isn't always the case in South Beach... We will definitely come back.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 22, 2014

The Betsy Hotel is a perfect haven of tranquillity in the heart of Southbeach, beautifully located to appreciate all the Art Deco beauty of the area, as well as being a stone's throw from the beach. The hotel's chic colonial style is complemented by the fabulous, friendly service of the staff and the fact that it is a boutique hotel gives it a personal quality so lacking in sprawling resort-type hotels. Our room was cool, quiet and well-appointed, the public areas are inviting (if a little over air-conditioned) and we particularly enjoyed the roof deck, which has sun loungers and a bar with beautiful views over the palm trees to the beach. The BLT restaurant is very good and I feel compelled to mention the popovers, whichare a specialty of the house and are utterly delicious! A special mention must go to the concierge team at the Betsy: Paul, Margot and Adam, who were more than helpful and helped make our stay a gastromonic delight. Eating out in Miami is one of its greatest attractions. We wouldn't hestitate in staying at the Betsy again if we return to Miami. Just gorgeous.

Room Tip: Do ask for a quiet room, as footfall on the stairwell seems to echo.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Address: 1440 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139-4108
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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:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Miami Beach
#7 Business Hotel in Miami Beach
#8 Spa Hotel in Miami Beach
#9 Luxury Hotel in Miami Beach
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
#10 Family Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range: $262 - $1,236 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Betsy - South Beach 4.5*
Number of rooms: 130
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Betsy – South Beach is Travel and Leisure’s Top Rated Resort Hotel on Miami Beach (2017), the only Forbes Four Star and AAA Four Diamond boutique hotel on Miami and Miami Beach, and one of only three Florida hotels to be awarded the 2017 Condé Nast Traveler Gold List Award. Having recently completed an expansion, The Betsy now offers 130 guest accommodations across the existing Colonial and new Art Deco wings, with a variety of room types and suites, including a Skyline Penthouse. An elegant, beach-side haven located on historic Ocean Drive, The Betsy’s relaxed tropical interiors create an aura that is passionately low-key and cocoon guests in timeless luxury. Incredible service, exquisite amenities, world-class cuisine, and a unique presence for arts and culture, invite travelers to relax, refresh and renew. The Betsy’s Ocean Decks are expansive with sweeping views of Miami and the Atlantic, offering a Rooftop Pool, Wellness Garden with a full range of spa treatments and sunrise yoga. Other amenities include private beach service, 24-hour Fitness Center, Lobby and Pool Bars, Property and Room Libraries, and a Conservatory with an Espresso Bar. Thoughtfully designed public spaces welcome guests to lounge and enjoy cultural programming year-round which includes Live Jazz and curated property-wide playlists. Known as a hotel with a heart, The Betsy’s unique hospitality model champions the power of community through its dedicated PACE (Philanthropy, Arts, Culture, Education) program by weaving those brand pillars into the guest experience through the sights and sounds of art, music and literature. ... more   less 
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