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“Stunning hotel on Ocean Drive - the pearl in the oyster.”

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The Betsy - South Beach
Ranked #12 of 207 Hotels in Miami Beach
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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“Stunning hotel on Ocean Drive - the pearl in the oyster.”
Reviewed 24 August 2014

This hotel was the pearl in Ocean Drive, absolutely beautiful both inside and out. The charm of the hotel was also replicated throughout the service and atmosphere within the hotel. Nothing was too much of a problem and we felt extremely welcome.
The beach across the road is also stunning, and the service from the beach staff again was also amazing, arranging our sun beds, towels and umbrellas each day, together with providing up to date weather reports.
We would totally recommend The BLT restaurant within the hotel, we went both on lunch and dinner and each time the food was outstanding. Sitting outside of an evening allows you to watch the interesting sights that go by with the amazing cars driving by, to very random people carrying snakes!!!
During the odd day when the weather was a bit doubtful we went to the Malls. The Adventura Mall was only about 20 mins in a taxi and only cost around $35, however we got caught in traffic on the way back so it did cost slightly more - would definitely recommend a day at the Mall, it was fantastic. If you want something a little closer, Lincoln Mall is only about two blocks from the hotel and had a good array of different shops and restaurants.
The hotel does have a swimming pool, however the only disappointing thing is that it's quite enclosed (although it's been stunningly designed) the sun doesn't really get to it, and in the whole time we were there very few people used it. The sun terrace on the roof, however is also beautiful with a great bar service, but you would have to go all the way to the ground floor to cool off in the pool, but you do have a stunning beach across the road. Apart from this minor thing, the hotel is really stunning, and we looked forward to returning each day. Our rooms were kept immaculate, with the air con keeping them always cool from a day in the intense Miami heat. I've already recommended this hotel to many fellow travellers and hopefully we will also be back to South Beach soon, thank you again The Betsy for a fantastic holiday.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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TheBetsyHotel, General Manager at The Betsy - South Beach, responded to this review, 25 August 2014
Dear Mclou0471,

Thank you for your review! Our best ambassadors are those Guests who have stayed with us, and appreciate the differences in the Betsy compared to any other hotel in Miami Beach. As the city is growing up around us, it is our mission to provide a peaceful respite from all the energy that defines Miami. Anytime you are in South Florida, we are now your home!
Ward regards,

Jeff Lehman
General Manager
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Reviewed 22 August 2014

second time i've stayed at The Betsy. in both cases, the level of customer service and persnoal care that i received was extraordinary. very impressed with the experience overall. the hotel is cool, the bfast is perfect and the bartender has everything needed for a great cocktail or a nice glass of wine

one improvement opportunity was in trying to secure a reservation - it was a last minute trip and we went first through the hotel website and while we were in the middle of the booking the room that was available literally became unavailable. we called and get the off-site support center and was being helped by an awesome customer svc agent . . . the exact same thing happened. seems that the reservation system could use some upgrades. however, i called the hotel and the mgr on duty was incredibly helpful. she stayed on the phone with me until she found a way to find a room at an attractive rate. so in the end it was good but for some moments, it looked like we were not going to south beach - at least not at The Betsy

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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TheBetsyHotel, General Manager at The Betsy - South Beach, responded to this review, 25 August 2014
Dear Gregory S,

I'm glad you made it to the Betsy this time! Our repeat Guests are our most valuable asset. It's interesting that you mention about the difficulty of booking in. The Betsy runs quite full all year long, and the translation from our true availability to the hundreds of places where we can be booked sometimes does fall short. A call to the hotel is always best, and if that fails, a call to me directly is also welcome! We will always do our best to ensure that you can have the Betsy experience whenever you want it!
Sincerely,

Jeff Lehman
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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 August 2014

We stayed at the Betsy twice once on the way to the Keys and once on the way back, July 2014.
There were 4 of us two adults and two children aged 9 and 6. We have stayed in a few hotels around the world but this has to be one of the best as it covers everything, lovely rooms, great friendly service and a relaxing special atmosphere. You are at the end of Ocean Drive, just across from the beautiful beach but the Betsy is a tranquil oasis in amongst the partying and lively atmosphere surrounding. Thank you to all the staff for being so helpful and for making our stay memorable, we will be back! Jo x

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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TheBetsyHotel, General Manager at The Betsy - South Beach, responded to this review, 25 August 2014
Dear Jo H,

Thank you for your visits, and for taking the time to write your 5 Star review! We look forward to your return almost as much as you do - feel free to reach out to me directly to make your next booking. Our return Guests are among our favorites, and I welcome the opportunity to make each stay better than the last!

Best regards,

Jeff Lehman
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 17 August 2014

We stayed three nights at this beautifully old girl. It is a beautiful property close to everything you could want to walk to in South Beach. We enjoyed the restaurant's amazing food and excellent staff. Our only issue was the fire alarms going off in the middle of the night.....two nights in a row. We realized there was not problem after looking out the window and seeing the restaurant staff setting the tables for breakfast. But TWO Nights in a row!! The staff were very apologetic, offering us a free drink at the roof top bar. It was a pity that when we tried to use the voucher the roof was closed for a private function. The staff were happy to hold our luggage after check out, until we were ready to join our cruise, which was great appreciated. We would be happy to stay at The Betsy again.

Room Tip: A room over looking the pool was great. We had a view, natural sunlight, but we were away from the s...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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TheBetsyHotel, General Manager at The Betsy - South Beach, responded to this review, 18 August 2014
Dear Maree P,

Thank you for your review - from your stay almost a year ago! I can only imagine that as vacation time is coming around, you must be thinking of the Betsy! I'm sorry that we had that fire alarm issue back when you stayed - rest assured all has been rectified there. If you should decide to come back to the Betsy, please feel free to reach out to me directly (or use the letter that I emailed you back in 2013!) and I will do my utmost to make sure that your next stay with us is wonderful!

Best regards,

Jeff Lehman
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Mongolia
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Reviewed 16 August 2014

Great location just across the road from the beach on Ocean Drive. Beautiful interior. Room was small but very comfortable and bright. Needs somewhere to hang wet bathing suits and towels in the bathroom, not much space for unpacking clothes. Pool area a little small and dark. Food excellent. Perfect outside restaurant to people watch without being bustled by the crowds. Service very good although at times it felt a little "tip-driven". Not cheap but highly recommended and preferable to the huge generic touristy hotels that abound the area.

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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TheBetsyHotel, General Manager at The Betsy - South Beach, responded to this review, 18 August 2014
Dear Drafiki,

Thank you for staying with us, and for your review! I was pleased to read that you felt you made an excellent choice with the Betsy. You didn’t mention our spectacular roof deck, private for Guests and including Miami's only outdoor spa - perhaps on your next visit?

Warm regards,

Jeff Lehman
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Key West, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2014

With an unbeatable location, exceptional customer service and attention to detail like nowhere else I've stayed, this might be the BEST hotel on the beach. We had dinner at the restaurant and loved it. We also enjoyed a couples massage on the roof. Everything at the Betsy is done with such style and understated luxury- it's a breath of fresh air

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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TheBetsyHotel, General Manager at The Betsy - South Beach, responded to this review, 18 August 2014
Dear AshleyMaxine,

Thank you for your recent visit, and your 5 star review! You are right - the massage under stars is truly a unique and memorable experience. I was happy to read that you had such a great time. Much like we have our favorite places in Key West, you now have your home in Miami Beach! I hope to meet you personally on your next visit!

Warm regards,

Jeff Lehman
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 16 August 2014

We stayed at The Betsy just before returning home after our holiday. It appeared to be the best finale. Great service, easy atmosphere and beautiful roofterrace! Live music in the lobby. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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TheBetsyHotel, General Manager at The Betsy - South Beach, responded to this review, 18 August 2014
Dear Thom M,

Thank you for your visit - your survey - and of course your review. We truly believe that the only way to stay in tune with our Guests is to listen with an open mind to all that they are saying. I am pleased that we could be a great finale for your US visit!

Best regards,

Jeff Lehman
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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 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
#12 Family 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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