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The Betsy - South Beach
Ranked #11 of 212 Hotels in Miami Beach
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Reviewed February 9, 2014

This hotel has - in my opinion - the best position of all hotels in Miami, regarding views and beach access! It has a wonderful setting , facing beautiful beach and a lively promenade with bars and clubs.
The most wonderful thing is that you can go jogging early in the morning along the sea, and come back right for a tasty breakfast served in fantastic hotel restaurant.
Service is first-class! You don't see it - you feel it!
Hotel makes you feel at home.
Nice bathroom amenities!

Room Tip: take ocean-facing room! worth it!
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 5, 2014

I stayed at the Betsy in January and found the experience overall to be outstanding. The staff were friendly, courteous and very helpful with all of my needs and concerns. The setting/location is excellent and the hotel provided me with a "sanctuary' in South Beach given that I was looking for a relaxed and quiet environment for my business trip.

Room Tip: If you want a quiet room, ensure you get one facing the interior with a view of the pool.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 5, 2014

My husband and I traveled to Miami recently for our "babymoon," one last trip together before our baby arrives. The accommodations at The Betsy were comfortable and clean, and the hospitality was excellent. We couldn't have asked for a better location, as we were situated at the end of Ocean Drive, which made for a quick walk to the beach and many restaurants and shops. It was nice not being right in the middle of all of the action of South Beach, however, as we had looked at The Clevelander and were very glad we did not stay there (it basically turns into a really loud night club after dark.)

It was so nice having access to nice chairs and umbrellas on the beach as well. Most hotels in South Beach have resort fees to my knowledge, so it wasn't a huge surprise to us. We didn't actually eat at the restaurant, BLT Steak, due to the high price tag. Drinks at the rooftop bar were insanely priced--I was charged $6 for a can of club soda! After we realized this we avoided ordering any drinks at the hotel itself.

Overall we were very glad we stayed here, and if we venture back to Miami at any point we'll certainly consider staying here again.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 5, 2014

This place is worth Every penny. The rooms are so beautiful and comfy.

And if you love steak BLT Steak has the BEST steak we have ever had and we have travelled and ate at some of the best places in Chicago, San Fran and Atlanta.

The Besty is across from Starbucks close to a GREAT breakfast place called On the front porch, across from the ocean and has a roof top bar deck and spa.

The staff is AMAZING too .

Room Tip: upgrade to the King Suite , you get 3 TVS, one in the bathroom mirror .... great Light
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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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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Additional Information about The Betsy - South Beach

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 Family Hotel in Miami Beach
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range: $280 - $879 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Betsy - South Beach 4.5*
Number of rooms: 128
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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