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The Betsy - South Beach
Ranked #12 of 207 Hotels in Miami Beach
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Great break in Miami!”
Reviewed 8 March 2014

Stayed for three nights to escape the cold of Chicago. Overall happy with our stay at The Betsy, loved the Art Deco style and Rolling Stones and Beatles photos that line the hotels corridors. The hotel staff were great, shout out to Chris the doorman who was always friendly and anticipated your needs before you even thought of it yourself! BLT steak, food was great for dinner and the 3 breakfasts we eat. Service was not so great, basic things not met for a hotel that has 4 diamonds and over $500 a night room rates I expected more. Asked each morning what our name was and if we were staying in hotel, got a bit old. Waiting over 20 minutes to get coffee that was barely warm, then having to get up and ask bus boy if we can get more coffee, no good morning from server, food runners who do not smile and just dump your food on the table and cannot even get you fresh black pepper for your eggs when you ask for it was poor in my opinion for a hotel restaurant of this level. Service at dinner was much better, breakfast just seemed that guests were forgotten about.
Concierge was excellent and we had some great meals due to Margo"s recommendation!
Great stay and would go back, but need to improve service in restaurant not up to the level you get at a Four Seasons.

Room Tip: Pool view room was worth the extra $ if my opinion.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 March 2014

I Stayed here last week and was most enjoyable, captures a era long gone but just fantastic. The suite was well kept and attractive. Yoga at 7.30 watching the sunrise on the roof top with a beautiful view over south beach and the ocean. Spa treatments under the blue sky.

The service was excellent and friendly, the manager could not do enough to make my stay a plesent one. Great location,great hotel,great food, great service, what more can i say! loving the art deco of south beach.

Room Tip: corner suites are better than rooms which i a little small
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 March 2014

We planned a 4 night stay with friends, and were so happy with our choice. The Betsy is the perfect size hotel, not too large, and charming. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. Margot and Paul helped set us up with dinner reservations and a fantastic boat rental.Boat rental with driver was $$$ but worth the price, if possible make reservation with Paul and ask for Spenser as your driver-he was fantastic!
Rooms are small but very clean.You have access to the beach with chairs and towels. BLT is fantastic restaurant located at hotel.Loved the bar area.No need to try a new hotel for our next stay in South Beach, we look forward to going to The Betsy again.

Room Tip: We had a room facing the pool, which I heard was quieter.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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melbourne, fl
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Reviewed 7 March 2014

I can't rave enough about this hotel. You can't stay at another hotel St.Regis, Ritz, Four Seasons, etc. and get better service. The staff was amazing. The hotel is great too. I will always stay at the Betsy from now on...as long as they have rooms.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 5 March 2014

We stayed at The Betsy last week and enjoyed our visit very much. The lobby is small, classic South Beach Art Deco with the restaurant BLT Steak open to the lobby. The location is ideal. Walking distance to all of the hot hotels and Linclon Road shopping and dining. The room was small but nice.

The highlight of the hotel is the roofdeck. It provides and beutiful quiet setting to read a book or have drinks at night and watch the show that is Ocean Drive.

The only negative was the pool which was located in the back. Very small and virtually no sunlight or view. Stay at The Betsy for the scene and access to the beach. if you are a pool person go somewhere else.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Miami Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 5 March 2014

Paul gave us great advice and was able to get us into one of the hottest restaurants in town. We went to The Betsy to meet some friends that were staying there and have a couple mid-day drinks. After drinks we were at a loss as to where to eat for dinner – we are locals so we had some ideas, but since we hadn’t planned most of the hot spots were full. We asked Paul and not only did he give us some great ideas…with a quick phone call he got us reservations at one of the hottest dinner spots in town! Thanks Paul…you went above and beyond…and we greatly appreciate it.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne
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Reviewed 1 March 2014

The Betsy is a lovely boutique hotel. The staff were very pleasant as soon as we arrived. Our room was clean and of a decent size. The reception area, the roof deck and the hotel are all beautiful.
Great location right next to the beach and main strip.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Betsy - South Beach
Address: 1440 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139-4108
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Region: United States > Florida > Miami Beach > City Center
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre 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
#9 Spa Hotel in Miami Beach
#11 Luxury Hotel in Miami Beach
#12 Family Hotel in Miami Beach
#12 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. 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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