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Reviewed 16 October 2014

We had a wonderful stay at the Betsy. Staff couldn't do enough to please us. Great location, clean rooms. Very nice view from the rooftop bar. BLT restaurant was excellent, as was the prosecco at check in. We can't wait to return.

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Palm Beach Gardens
Reviewed 16 October 2014

We had a wonderful stay at the Betsey in Miami earlier this month. We booked through Mr. and Mrs. Smith which was reasonably priced and had a few perks - like breakfast and a couple of drinks included. Upon arrival the valet promptly unloaded our car and we were whisked inside and greeted with Prosecco and a very professional receptionist....

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Astoria
Reviewed 15 October 2014

I love the Betsey because the staff is truly there to make your stay a welcoming one. Everyone, from the front desk to the bell hops, are very glad to see you! I love the rooms, cheerful, clean, super comfortable beds and linens.Plus for all of you Starbucks addicts, there is one across the street, with the beach also right...

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TheBetsyHotel, General Manager at The Betsy - South Beach, responded to this review

Dear Garrettm309, You are indeed welcome at the Betsy! We never lose sight of the fact that it is our Guests who must feel that they have made the right decision when they stay with us. My entire staff is committed to making your time with us special and memorable, and to make you feel appreciated! I'm happy to read...

Miami, Florida
Reviewed 15 October 2014

This is really what all miami hotels should be. Quiet and beautiful. charming and lovely. I really dont have enough words to describe what was my stay. the bar at the 4th floor is great for a beer and chatting with friends. Great staff and state of the art guests rooms.

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TheBetsyHotel, General Manager at The Betsy - South Beach, responded to this review

Dear Mery Castellana, Thank you for your visit, and for writing your 5 star review! You found my favorite place - the roof deck lounge - private and perfect for sunrise and sunset (and just about everything in between)! I hope to see you again soon - please reach out to me directly so that we can be sure you...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 October 2014

Booked on the hotel’s own website for four nights in a Pool View Room. We arrived around 8:30pm and checked in swiftly. We unpacked two suitcases into the closet. There was plenty of space for hanging clothes. If anything we would have liked more drawer space. The bathroom had a decent shower and nice toiletries. There is even a TV...

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TheBetsyHotel, General Manager at The Betsy - South Beach, responded to this review

Dear NinthEagle, Thank you for your recent stay with us - and your very detailed glowing review! It is interesting to see the pattern that our Guests choose to enjoy themselves. Some prefer a relaxed at-home environment, others want the beach and watersports, and still others want to exhaust themselves on the many attractions that Miami has to offer. I...

Providence
Reviewed 14 October 2014

My wife and I just returned from a brief getaway to South Beach. We had never been before. The Betsy was just the right place for us. We are in our sixties and were looking for a more classic hotel. The staff was right up there with the best we have ever experienced. The doorman Sean, Jose who checked us...

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TheBetsyHotel, General Manager at The Betsy - South Beach, responded to this review

Dear Williams49, Thank you for your wonderful review! We do indeed feel responsible for making your time at the Betsy special, memorable, and everything you might expect - and perhaps a little more! We look forward to your return almost as much as you do! Warm regards, Jeff Lehman General Manager

Bornem
Reviewed 12 October 2014

The Betsy is a charming not too big hotel, ideally placed on Ocean Drive. The service in the hotel is excellent including top roof terrace and seats on the beach. The bathroom was tiny though and the swimming pool location is not that attractive.

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TheBetsyHotel, General Manager at The Betsy - South Beach, responded to this review

Dear Xavier_Marchant, Thank you for your recent visit with us, and for taking the time to write your review. We truly believe that service is the key to the best possible hospitality. Regarding your comment about our bathrooms, some are small, some are quite huge - I would be happy to work on your next booking personally to make sure...

Bern, Switzerland
Reviewed 8 October 2014

Two incidents soured our stay. First, our room smelled of urine. When we brought this to the attention of the management, the excuses were adventurous. Second, our scooters which were parked across the street from the hotel were towed - the staff stood by without notifying us!! Cost: 600 Dollars and no apology.

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TheBetsyHotel, General Manager at The Betsy - South Beach, responded to this review

Dear Isabelle J., Yours was a most unusual review. I would appreciate a further conversation with you as I am unable to identify a report about your room claim. Regarding your issue with the towing, we only have valet parking at the Betsy, but if you reach out to me I would be happy to help you with the City...

Harpswell, Maine
Reviewed 7 October 2014

Great location in South Beach. On beach, with chairs, towels, umbrellas. Terrific staff -- upgraded us to a suite for no apparent reason. Walk to the action on Ocean Ave. and Collins Ave. Modern conveniences in the room. Classic South Beach decor outside. Excellent restaurant in the hotel.

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TheBetsyHotel, General Manager at The Betsy - South Beach, responded to this review

Dear Peter B, Thank you for your recent visit, and for your great review! Our reason for your upgrade is simple: a third of the rooms at the Betsy are actually suites, some with separate living areas and oversize baths. Whenever possible, we like for our Guests to experience these accommodations. Our suites are usually the first to book, but...

Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 6 October 2014

A clean and beautiful hotel located in the more quiet part of Ocean Drive. Beautiful pool area, great roof bar and SPA. We have visited Miami Beach several times, this was our first time at the Betsy, but not the last - we'll be back.

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TheBetsyHotel, General Manager at The Betsy - South Beach, responded to this review

Dear Bente A., Thank you for your visit and your review! The best news I can hear is that you plan on coming back - our goal is to exceed your memories and expectations each time! Please feel free to reach out to my office directly next time - I am always at your service, especially for our many repeat...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
  • Breakfast Available
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 

Additional Information about The Betsy - South Beach

Address: 1440 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Region: United States > Florida > Miami Beach > City Center
Price Range: $332 - $1,055 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Betsy - South Beach 4.5*
Number of rooms: 128
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Also Known As:
Betsy Hotel Miami Beach
The Betsy - South Beach Miami Beach, Florida
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#5 Spa Hotel in Miami Beach
#5 Romantic Hotel in Miami Beach
#7 Business Hotel in Miami Beach
#7 Luxury Hotel in Miami Beach
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
#12 Family Hotel in Miami Beach
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“Ask for room on art deco side which are newer.”
 of 5 bubbles Maryjane676, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“They clean rooms all the time like so many times a day so one time I got startled when I saw the housekeeping making my bed after a shower so expect this kind of cleanliness. ”
 of 5 bubbles 800bellar, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Stay in the newly renovated block at the rear of the property. Stay away from rooms facing the service alley way between the two buildings”
 of 5 bubbles gw1819, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms are great but if you want a sea view you need to specify it.”
 of 5 bubbles jamescB7354ZJ, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Room 314 was a large and bright corner king bed room (no view)”
 of 5 bubbles JJA82, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
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