We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Simply wonderful”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 11 more sites!
The Betsy - South Beach
Ranked #15 of 208 Hotels in Miami Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Canterbury, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Simply wonderful”
Reviewed February 27, 2014

What a fantastic hotel - lovely rooms, excellent service, well placed and stress free.
At the far end of South Beach it's close enough to the madness to join in but just far enough away to escape when you've had enough. An understated elegance to the operation makes everything seem possible and the staff do their utmost to ensure everything is possible. We couldn't have asked for more and it was a great end to our winter holiday.
Due to a technical error we managed to book a room when they were full, however, we were accommodated with no fuss (lucky for us there had been a cancellation) and when the room wasn't quite ready we were offered drinks at the bar. After that it was plain sailing for our two night stay. We will definitely return.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Hisotherhalf
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

2,525 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    1,768
    502
    157
    64
    34
See reviews for
517
1,242
101
180
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (512)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Istanbul, Turkey
Level 5 Contributor
85 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed February 27, 2014

A very tastily designed hotel which offers you everything without walking miles of corridors. We always feel at home there. Everything is well kept, and the service is impenccable. Remember this is South Beach where unkept properties and no service is the standard. Location wise you are on the upper corner of Ocean Drive which is not noisy and not so crowded, but everything is walking distance to the south and north. Hotel's restaurant operated by BLT Steak always worths a try. The rooms are small but comfortable. On the negative side the kitchen of the restaurant is extremely slow especially for breakfasts and daytime meals.

Room Tip: it might be a good idea to check the suit rates, since sometimes the difference for them is not so b...
See more room tips
  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Tomruk O
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Quebec City, Canada
1 review
Reviewed February 25, 2014

This was our third time at Betsy.It was as enjoyable as the first and second time.The staff is excellent ;,each person is doing their best in order to make your stay perfect .The facilities are very comfortable .The location is quiet with great access to the sea.From the moment you get in the hotel,you feel in vacation .I would recommend Betsy any time to my best friends. michel g

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank michel g
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Lexington, Massachusetts
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 23, 2014

a bit pricey but you get what you pay for. great service, amazing food, committed to guest satisfaction, across the street from beach but great area, with beach chairs and umbrellas available for guests, overall great place

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank sde0724
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
ny,ny
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed February 23, 2014

This was an absolutely gorgeous hotel across the street from the beach. The food at BLT was superb. The pool was gorgeous and warm. Special thanks to Sean, Monique (Shout out to NYC) and Henriq with the cool British accent for making the visit so special My whole family wanted to stay more nights. Luxurious without being stuffy or pretentious. Also the art on all the walls throughout the place made you feel like you were staying in a museum. Roof deck gorgeous as well.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank akazin
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Aurora, Colorado
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed February 23, 2014

The Betsy is no doubt one of the best ever hotels in South Beach and it has been made even more wonderful by the opening of the roof top bar! They now have a fulltime bartender, the awesome "mixologist" Jason....just tell him what you have a hankering for, and he'll whip up something delicious for you. Plus, his pleasant, laid back personality is a perfect blend with the lovely atmosphere on the roof. They have a food menu there now too, not as extensive as the one inside, but you can find something you like for sure. It's a terrific experience if you want to escape the hectic scene on Ocean Drive for a bit.

Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
Helpful?
Thank Donna S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Somerset, UK
Level 6 Contributor
217 reviews
189 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 333 helpful votes
Reviewed February 23, 2014

The southern end of Ocean Drive may be getting 'tacky' but up at the Betsy Hotel's end, all is style and sophistication. We liked almost everything about this hotel. The lobby is beautiful, the staff are helpful and friendly and the bar is great with a jazz trio one of the evenings we were there. Had a fantastic lobster cobb salad one time.

The location is perfect - just across the street from the beach and a few blocks from Lincoln Road and with lots of great restaurants within easy reach.

For balance, the rooms are beautifully furnished but small and our bathroom was tiny with no room for a bath or even a towel rail. And we were put off from eating in the restaurant when we got poor service our first morning but I expect we were unlucky - had breakfast each morning at the News Cafe just a few minutes walk down Ocean Drive.

But overall we loved this place and this will be our Miami Beach hotel of choice in future - we used to go to the National.

Room Tip: We had a pool view room but on the third floor there's not much of a view.
See more room tips
  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Spineynorman
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Miami Beach hotels
COMO Metropolitan Miami Beach
#4 of 208 in Miami Beach
1,385 reviews
City Center
W South Beach
W South Beach
#12 of 208 in Miami Beach
3,517 reviews
Loews Miami Beach Hotel
#59 of 208 in Miami Beach
6,527 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
City Center
Z Ocean Hotel South Beach
Z Ocean Hotel South Beach
#11 of 208 in Miami Beach
1,896 reviews
The Confidante
#29 of 208 in Miami Beach
2,991 reviews
City Center
1 Hotel South Beach
1 Hotel South Beach
#9 of 208 in Miami Beach
3,089 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to The Betsy - South Beach? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Betsy - South Beach

Property: The Betsy - South Beach
Address: 1440 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139-4108
Phone Number:
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
#11 Spa Hotel in Miami Beach
#12 Family Hotel in Miami Beach
#14 Luxury Hotel in Miami Beach
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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 an elegant, beach-side haven located in the heart of South Beach and only one of three Florida hotels to be awarded the 2017 Condé Nast Traveler Gold List Award. 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 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, a 24-hour fitness center, a Lobby Bar, Library and Conservatory with an Espresso Bar giving guests ample options to lounge and enjoy live jazz music and signature cocktails. 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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Orbitz, Booking.com, Travelocity, Hotels.com, Hotwire, TripOnline SA, Cheap Tickets, Cancelon, HotelsforEveryone, getaroom.com, HotelQuickly and Evoline ltd so you can book your The Betsy - South Beach reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Betsy Hotel Miami Beach

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing