The Betsy South Beach

1440 Ocean Drive | Miami Beach, FL 33139-4108  [SEE MAP]Miami Beach, FL  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Recent guests had high praise for the staff, tasty cuisine and comfortable accommodations
Room rates are expensive for the area

Miami Beach travelers appreciate that the beautiful Betsy isn't like the other hotels along Ocean Drive. As opposed to poolside parties and a lobby that doubles as a runway, this boutique hotel is decidedly quieter and more laid-back than its competition. And the 130 rooms and suites (some of which were recently added in late 2016) definitely aim for substance rather than style – though that isn't lacking either. In the accommodations, you'll find Thassos marble bathrooms with Malin+Goetz beauty products and walk-in showers with shower wands and rainforest shower heads. Techie touches abound here, too: Rooms and suites feature the basics, such as high-speed internet access, plus over the top perks like TVs built into bathroom mirrors. The Betsy also adds thoughtful extras, including fresh orchids in all accommodations. Despite some complaints of high room rates, recent guests claim to have thoroughly enjoyed their stay here, chalking their good experiences up to the excellent customer service. The Betsy's rooftop bar and in-house restaurant, LT Steak & Seafood, also garner praise, while previous guests said that lounging in The Wellness Garden & Spa helped ease them into a relaxing stay.

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Location
Miami Beach, FL
Hotel Class
4.5-star
Property Type
Hotel, 130 rooms
Primary View
City center, Ocean
Style
Traditional, Modern
Best For
Couples, Solo travelers

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Scorecard
  • 4.5Hotel Class
  • EXCELLENTCritic Rating

Rankings

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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2018
  • Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Awards 2018

Fodor's

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An art deco treasure elegantly refurbished and totally retro-chic, The Betsy sits directly on world-famous Ocean Drive and delivers the full-throttle South Beach experience with style, pizzazz and cultural twist—the Betsy offers cultural programs year-round such as poetry readings, live jazz, and art shows.

Fodor's Choice

Oyster.com

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Yet though the hotel has an upscale feel, it nonetheless embraces a laid-back, beach-y ambiance; framed black-and-white photos of iconic '60s British rock bands add a playful touch. The hotel also features a rotating exhibition of fine art and photography in its lobby and public spaces.

Travel + Leisure

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Opened in 1942, the L. Murray Dixon-designed landmark continues to distinguish itself with top-notch services and amenities, including an outpost of chef Laurent Tourondel's BLT Steak, a rooftop deck offering views of the Atlantic Ocean, a crafted cocktail lobby bar, and a tranquil outdoor spa and wellness garden.

Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards 2018

AAA

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In a prime location across from the beach and close to shops and restaurants, the hotel offers a variety of room types and four different color schemes, such as coral and natural wheat. All guest rooms feature highlights, such as luxurious bedding, upgraded technology, a small book library and walk-in showers.

AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019

Condé Nast Traveler

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With its spacious accommodations, helpful staff, and breezy feel, The Betsy is really the only choice for someone who wants to be a part of the Ocean Drive action without being a part of the Ocean Drive craziness.

Other Awards

  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2018
  • Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Awards 2018

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 3142 have reviewed the The Betsy South Beach, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3142 reviews 4.5 (based on 3142 reviews)

Guest Rooms

After completing a renovation of the property's Art Deco Wing in late 2016, The Betsy – South Beach added 69 more accommodations. Each room and suite, whether in the original Colonial Wing or the new wing, contains a curated library of books and fresh flowers. Decor is mostly white with accents of blue, purple, yellow or coral, and offered amenities include iPod docking stations and Thassos marble bathrooms with mirrors that have built-in LCD TVs.
  • In-room Wi-Fi access and newspaper delivery covered by property's daily $39 resort fee

Standard room size234 square feet

  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Located on Ocean Drive, which is known for its art deco hotels, The Betsy stands out as the last remaining example of Florida-Georgian architecture in the area. South Beach is a short walk across Ocean Drive, and ocean views are available from many of the rooms. The Betsy's location at the end of the street offers a more tranquil atmosphere while also remaining within walking distance of several nightlife options.
  • Lincoln Road Mall's shops and restaurants can be reached on foot from property
  • Excursions to local attractions can be booked through hotel's concierge
  • Miami International Airport sits 12 miles northwest
  • 24-hour valet parking ($45)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping
  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach

Dining

The Betsy's main on-site restaurant, LT Steak & Seafood, highlights its namesake ingredients in a variety of American dishes. And at the rooftop Ocean Deck Dining, guests can savor tropical fruit smoothies, cocktails and lighter fare while taking in views of the ocean. A lobby bar with drinks and live jazz music (on Wednesday and Thursday nights) is also available, as is the Panther Coffee Shop, which serves espresso, tea, cocktails and fare from LT Steak & Seafood within the Art Deco wing.
  • Room service offered every day between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m.
  • Reservations accepted at LT Steak & Seafood

Number of restaurants3

Cuisine TypesAmerican

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast

Pool

The Betsy's courtyard swimming pool is located in a secluded courtyard surrounded by white lounge chairs and tropical plants. Additional seating and umbrellas are provided by beach attendants at the hotel's beach. The newer Rooftop Pool boasts panoramic views and day beds with umbrellas.
    • Family pool
    • Infinity pool
    • Whirlpool/hot tub
    • Adults-only pool
    • Lap pool
    • Wading pool
    • Lazy river
    • Seasonal
    • Indoor
    • Outdoor
    • Indoor/outdoor combo
    • Pool bar
    • Lifeguard on duty
    • Poolside service
    • Waterslide
    • Deck chairs or cabanas

    Spa

    The Wellness Garden & Spa at The Betsy is one of the only open-air rooftop spas in South Beach. It provides treatments under retractable sails opening to views of the ocean or inside guest rooms. Treatment offerings include standard and signature massages, facials, body wraps and scrubs, manicures and pedicures. Nighttime treatments allow guests to experience a massage under the stars.
    • Spa open daily from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
    • Spa packages offered

    Services offered:

    • Massage
    • Facial
    • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
    • Salon services
    • Outdoor treatment area
    • Steam room
    • Sauna

    Kids

    Kids books are provided in each accommodation's library, and children are welcome to play in the pool or at the adjacent beach.
      • Kids club
      • Cribs
      • High chairs

      Fitness

      The Betsy offers an on-site fitness center that provides cardio and weight-training equipment. Complimentary morning yoga classes are also offered four days a week on the rooftop, where guests can experience panoramic views of the ocean.
      • Fitness center open 24 hours a day
      • Additional yoga classes can be arranged through hotel's concierge
      • Two Peloton Bikes within the fitness center
      • Weight equipment
      • Cardio equipment
      • Yoga mats
      • Free fitness classes
      • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
      • Bicycles
      • Tennis
      • Guided runs
      • Paddle boats
      • Motor boats

      Business

      One traditional meeting room and several indoor and outdoor spaces are available at The Betsy for business functions. The Boardroom offers seating for up to 20 people, and there is also an outdoor break space with an herb garden. Other venues found on-site include a library, a conservatory, a gallery, an atrium, a penthouse and the pool deck. The property's restaurants and bars can also be reserved for corporate events.
      • Largest space can accommodate up to 300 guests

      Number of meeting rooms1

      • Business center
      • Meeting rooms
      • Meeting and event planners available

      Pets

      The Betsy welcomes dogs that weigh 40 pounds or less (or larger dogs with the hotel's permission) for a one-time fee of $150 per pet. Half of the property's pet fee is donated to local dog shelters and Zimbabwe's branch of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
      • Special pet and owner side-by-side massages offered
      • Pets allowed (with fee)
      • Dog walking
      • Pet-sitting

      Wedding

      The Betsy offers multiple spaces that can be used for wedding ceremonies and receptions with up to 300 guests. The Ocean Deck, the property's largest venue, and the Ocean View Deck offer sweeping views of the ocean, while the pool deck is ideal for couples who want the Miami skyline and Art Deco District as their backdrop. Other venue options include an atrium, a gallery, the Skyline Penthouse and a conservatory with a built-in espresso and wine bar.
      • Catering from LT Steak & Seafood available
      • Hotel's bars and restaurants can also be reserved for wedding-related events

      Maximum wedding guest capacity300

      • Hotel hosts weddings
      • Outdoor space for weddings
      • Wedding planners available

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