My bf and I stayed at The Betsy the nights of 4/3-4/6. There's no shortage of hotels on Ocean Drive, but The Betsy was in a class of it's own. It oozed elegance and sophistication from the beautiful building to it's lobby, to the quaint room we stayed in. The front desk was warm and welcoming, and they were eager to assist us with making dinner reservations, calling for cabs, etc. Everyone who worked at the hotel greeted you with a smile and a "hello" as you passed by them.
We stayed in a classic King room. The room was small but you don't need a humongous suite when all you need to do is pass out at night. The bed was comfortable and the sheets were super soft and warm. Our room included a closet, minibar, and a lovely, sleek bathroom. Even though the Betsy is located on Ocean Drive, it's far enough from the really loud bars and restaurants for you to get a good night's rest. The only sounds we heard from our room was the occasional car honking, and the service vehicles in the morning.
We had free breakfast with our room rate, which consists of coffee/juice, 2 eggs any style, home fries, a choice of sausage or bacon, and a small side of fruit. It certainly filled us up enough to skip lunch and save room in our bellies for dinner. You can walk across the street to the beach, where you get a free umbrella, 2 towels and 2 chairs when you mention your room number at the hotel.
The only downside I can say about the hotel was that the roof deck was closed to the public during the weekend for private events. However, the hotel staff left a letter on my door apologizing for the inconvenience and they offered us a free cocktail each at the bar. Speaking of the bar, the bartender at the main lobby made me the most exquisite chocolate martini. That alone deserved 5 stars! All in all, I definitely recommend the Betsy. I felt like I was treated like royalty, and I definitely will be staying here again on my next visit!
- 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:
- Betsy Hotel Miami Beach