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“A charming old fashioned hotel”

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The Betsy - South Beach
Ranked #11 of 212 Hotels in Miami Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 26 June 2014

A perfect spot at the quieter end of ocean drive, this is an 'old school' cozy boutique hotel.
No loud music or loud kids! But a lovely atmosphere, the BLT restaurant is excellent, and all the hotel staff are friendly and efficient. We stayed on our way down to the keys, and had a minor problem with our room, but on our return visit on the way back, the front office manager Adnan Jafarov addressed this problem with grace and charm, we were impressed that he had bothered to contact us after we left, not many places left like this! We could not recommended this hotel highly enough, this was our third visit and we will defiantly stay again.
We are late in writing this review as we stayed in March. The lee- Kemps uk

Room Tip: We had an ocean front room, so a great view, would recommend a suite if it's possible
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

Charming and cozy boutique hotel on the quiet end of South Beache's otherwise manic Ocean Blvd. Rooms, food, amenities and beautiful beach right across street make this a perfect long weekend getaway!

Room Tip: try to get upgraded to a junior suite or better. Extra room worth it!
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

It's in the perfect spot if you want to stay in South Beach, near enough to everything, but at the quieter end of Ocean Drive.

Liked the roof top terrace, but they did keep having events up there which meant it wasn't as peaceful as it was normally.

The rooms aren't the biggest, neither are they the most luxurious, but they were perfectly adequate for a few nights.

There was one lift in the hotel and it was pretty slow, so we ended up using the stairs, not an issue for us but something you may want to consider.

The staff where good, did get given some incorrect info about breakfast at check in, but not the end of the world.

The restaurant was very good, but that's a separate review.

The extra charges where a surprise, the $16 a day resort fee for wifi and beds on the beach (which we didn't use) wasn't mentioned on the website we booked through, the $43 a day for parking also seemed a bit pricey.

Overall, a decent hotel, good location, but not quite perfection.

Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

Brought my fiance for a quick trip to Miami for her birthday. Booked the Betsy mainly because of it's strong Tripadvisor ratings. Overall it did not disappoint and I'd stay there again. Rooms were great, my fiance loved our suite. Very spacious suite with large bedroom and separate living room. Room was clean and very well equipped. The library of books in each room is cool. The staff were very courteous and helpful. The only downside to the stay was I booked a particular package deal with the hotel, and the staff didn't seem to know what was included...I had to ask several times to receive the items that were included in the package. Other than that the stay was great.




  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

Very nice hotel , staff was wonderful , so helpful and pleasent, restaurant amd rooftop was bery nice , more of a conservative smaller and older crowd then i expected for ocean drive south beach , but everything was great especially if you don't want loud or crazy young kids

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

My wife and I stayed at the Betsy and had great service from courteous and attentive staff throughout. This hotel is old school where service and quality are the priority. The small lift is indicative of the hotels age but the roof terrace is fantastic.
The location is ideal for either a stroll on the beach or a walk around the shops. If you want a refreshing drink drop in at the Playwrite bar on Washington and 13th.

Room Tip: An ocean view suite is ideal but the best views are from the roof terrace that is open to all
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 June 2014

Booked this through another website that I use and I have to say that I was most impressed by the Betsy Hotel. The staff are excellent. I was there with my 7 month pregnant wife and they were all over her requirements. The concierge's (x3) were all top notch. If you stay here use them. We ate in the steak restaurant attached - excellent food and waiter. The breakfast was exactly what we wanted and we top it on the veranda watching the Miami Beach world go by. Location, location, location - its basically exactly where you want to be if you are visiting Miami Beach, everything is within walking distance. The room was grand, not drop dead amazing but fine for what we needed. We did ask for a room change to get a bath but there was no reply to that. I'd suggest hanging out in the rooftop bar - food is perfect for what it is (the Cuban is tasty) and its just a cool place to hang out and read. I loved the Stones photo's on the walls and will be getting prints. Its a very cool hotel. You pay for it though, its not cheap but as in life you get what you pay for. We have since had our baby and the Betsy will always be the class hotel we stayed in before little Tahdg was born.

Room Tip: Ask for one overlooking Miami beach rather than the pool
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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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
#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: £203 - £631 (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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