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4.5 out of 5

"Great Place. Staff is exceptionally polite and friendly. Located in a best part of South Beach. Located on Ocean drive just a short walk to the beach ... " More

By a verified traveler on Wed 12 Feb 2020

Hotel Description

4.5-star beachfront hotel near New World Symphony Park

On the beach

At this South Beach hotel, you'll be within a 5-minute walk of Art Deco Historic District and Miami Beach Boardwalk. Also, Lincoln Road Mall is within half a mile (1 km) and New World Symphony Park is within 2 miles (3 km).

Award-winning

This luxury hotel features 2 outdoor pools, a fitness center, and a restaurant. Relax with beach cabanas, sun loungers, and beach umbrellas. Relax with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges and get perks like free WiFi.

Free Internet, iPod docks

The 130 individually decorated guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, as well as iPod docks. Other amenities include minibars, room service, and LCD TVs with satellite channels.

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Pool View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Classic Suite, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Classic Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Superior Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Penthouse, Terrace (Skyline)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

The Betsy - South Beach ratings based on 14 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Betsy - South Beach

Everyone (11) Family (1)
5 out of 5
Great Place. Staff is exceptionally polite and friendly. Located in a best part of South Beach. Located on Ocean drive just a short walk to the beach where beach chairs and umbrellas and towels are all waiting for you. Nice park across the street with palm trees and playground for kids and workout area with equipment and vendors. Lots of amenities in the Hotel: a library, a very nice cafe, a rooftop and courtyard pool, a photo gallery, restaurant, all very well done. Also the live music in the lobby is different every night and very well chosen. You don't need to go anywhere for entertainment. Very nice hotel where you are made to feel very at home for the week or however long you are staying there.

Posted by on Feb 12, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 13, 2020 by The Betsy

Dear Betsy, Your high praise makes our day! Thank you for joining us on our quieter end of South Beach, enjoying our bar, pool, library, and live music. We're glad you found everything you needed during your Miami stay right within our historic hotel! Join us again soon! Sincerely, Zach Plutzik, Managing Director

4 out of 5

Posted by on Oct 27, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 28, 2019 by The Betsy

Hello guest, Thank you for trusting us to host your vacation here in Miami! Until next time! Sincerely, Zach Plutzik, Managing Director

5 out of 5

Posted by on Sep 1, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 3, 2019 by The Betsy

Dear guest, Thank you for taking a moment from your day to leave us with your five-star rating! Until next time! Sincerely, Zach Plutzik, Managing Director

5 out of 5
Unique historic building. Great restaurant. Excellent location.

Posted by on Aug 20, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 20, 2019 by The Betsy

Dear guest, What a treat to read your accolades! Thank you for enjoying a taste of our history and come enjoy our beach and dining room again soon! Sincerely, Zach Plutzik, Managing Director

4 out of 5
Overall, it was a nice pleasant stay. What I found very disappointing was the breakfast and dinner restaurants. It was way over priced for the taste. I tried the steak Lt Restaurant and ordered the calamari, which was absolutely delicious but a small portion, 8 oz fillet mignon which was smaller than usual and way too salty. Also I ordered lobster it was so small and dry, not tender the way I’m use to eating it. My bill for 2 people was 229??? What the hell? I shook my head. It wasn’t the price but the principal. The food wasn’t good period. The service was a bit slow too, the waitress was polite but it felt like she forgot US😔

Posted by on Aug 7, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 8, 2019 by The Betsy

Dear guest, While we're glad our hospitality and accommodations delighted, we share in your disappointment that your meals at LT Steak & Seafood fell short of expectations. We hope for the chance to showcase the culinary experience we're known for the next time you're in South Beach. Sincerely, Zach Plutzik, Managing Director

2 out of 5
We had a bad experience with check-in as we arrived at 10:30 with our 2YO and asked if we could check in earlier. They explained the hotel was fully booked the night before and check in time is at 4pm, we understood but requested if they can let us know as soon as the room is cleaned. We checked with them again around 1:30pm but they said no, while letting another couple check in earlier. The front desk lady (forgot her name but she has a mole on her face) just did not have a good attitude the whole time, kept repeating check in time is 4pm. I then asked why did she let the other couple check in first, she said because they have a regular room and you have a suite. Ok understood, so the other guy at the desk told us it will be ready in 45min and will notify us. We had no choice but to let our daughter nap in a stroller in the heat and came back to the hotel after 1.5 hr. They still said it wasn't ready, again, NO apologies from anyone. I understand they have to follow policy but we did not appreciate their attitude and lack of empathy. After we finally got our room (around 3:20), we noticed that it did not have the crib we requested. My husband went down to the front desk to ask them to bring it up in an hr (since our daughter was still sleeping), they sent up the crib right away even tho we requested later. Also one AC unit cover was coming off half way and was making loud noises all night. Living room smelled moldy all the time. Super loud on the side alley. 3.5 star Max

Posted by on Mar 17, 2019

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5 out of 5
Nice hotel close to the beach! ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

Posted by on Jul 9, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 8, 2018 by Deborah Plutzik Briggs, Ownership Team

We're proud of our location, so close to the beach, and to everything else that Ocean Drive is known for. At the same time, we offer a little slice of paradise and serenity, because we're located at the end of the block, close to 15th street. From our rooftop pool you get a full view of sand and city ... and that's something everyone tells us means a lot to them too.

5 out of 5

My stay at The Betsy Hotel

We had an amazing time at The Betsy. The food, service, hospitality was all exceptional and I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone. 5 Star evaluation!!

Posted by on Mar 16, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 8, 2018 by Deborah Plutzik Briggs, Ownership Team

We're so proud to have exceptional guests like you. I'm so pleased that you had a great stay and recommend us highly. Thank you.

4 out of 5

Great location, a bit overpriced

Overall a pleasant experience, booked through Travelocity, superior room with balcony. At arrival, an upgrade was offered to a suite at a discount price, which we accepted. It was conveniently left out that there is a construction going on right next to the room, so we woke up every day to a sludge hammer alarm clock. Given that we spent most of the time outside the hotel, it was overall nice experience, the food in the restaurant was superb, and their freshly baked flaky bread (which we loved) was a tasty addition. The young manager was trying her best but also be aware that the international cleaning and services crew you may experience some of English language "challenge" that is understandable.

Posted by , from California on Mar 6, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 8, 2018 by Deborah Plutzik Briggs, Ownership Team

It's wonderful to hear that a few disappointments didn't spoil a great vacation. The construction next door was completed soon after your stay, and I am most apologetic it wasn't done earlier. But let's get taking about our pop overs! Yes, they are one in a million, and prepared (like all of our other food) by celebrity chef Laurent Tourondel - who is amazing in every way. With many thanks for your generous review, I hope you'll give us another shot.

5 out of 5

An excellent stay

The staff was SO nice and accommodating. We loved our stay. The bed was super comfy, room was clean, and we had such a great no hassle stay at this hotel. The hotel itself has this boutique artsy elegant atmosphere. Would definitely recommend this hotel!!

Posted by , from NY on Jul 9, 2016

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About the The Betsy - South Beach

Location 1440 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Renovations + Closures

This property is closed from March 24 2020 to October 29 2020 (dates subject to change).

Property Features

Sit back and relax on the beach with cabanas (surcharge), umbrellas, and sun loungers. After a day at the beach, cool off in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools at The Betsy - South Beach and enjoy amenities like a fitness center. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 2 bars/lounges and a poolside bar. A computer station is on site, and both WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. For a fee, parking is available. This 4.5-star Miami Beach hotel is smoke free.

  • 130 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • 25000 sq ft of conference space
  • 2323 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1942
  • Dining venue
  • Bar by the pool
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Cabanas on the beach (surcharge)
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Conference center
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: Miami Intl. Airport (MIA) (18.4 km / 11.4 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

The Betsy - South Beach offers 130 accommodations with iPod docking stations and minibars. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Beds feature Frette Italian sheets and premium bedding. A pillow menu is available. 50-inch LCD televisions come with premium satellite channels, video-game consoles, and pay movies. Bathrooms include showers with rainfall showerheads, bathrobes, slippers, and designer toiletries. This Miami Beach hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary newspapers, as well as phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include laptop-compatible safes and complimentary bottled water. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. Amenities available on request include hypo-allergenic bedding.

  • Minibar
  • IPod dock
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • LCD television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Coffee maker
  • Frette Italian linens
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Pillow options
  • Shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Gaming console
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Children's robes
  • Children's slippers

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 7 AM to 11:30 AM.

LT Steak and Seafood - This seafood restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

2 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Water skiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Health or beauty spa nearby
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Spa Services

  • Number of treatment rooms 2
  • Outdoor treatment areas
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Reflexology
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at anytime
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 0 per stay.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 150 per accommodation, per stay
  • Maximum 1 per room (weight limit: 25 lbs)
  • Food and water bowls are available
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information, you can reach out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.Contactless check-out is available.Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.The property affirms that it adheres to the SafeStay (AHLA - USA) sanitization guidelines.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Security system
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • Number of children who can stay free - 2
  • gap period enforced between guest stays 24 hours

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 45.60 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Pool access
  • Beach access
  • Beach loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Fitness center access
  • Fitness/yoga classes
  • Sporting facilities or equipment
  • Business center/computer access
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • Phone calls
  • In-room safe
  • In-room safe and safe insurance
  • Lending library access
  • Housekeeping
  • Additional inclusions
  • WiFi access (may be limited)

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 10 and USD 50 for adults, USD 10 and USD 40 for children (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 45 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 150 per accommodation, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 0 per stay

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Betsy South
  • Betsy South Beach
  • Betsy South Hotel
  • Betsy South Hotel Beach
  • Betsy South Beach Hotel Miami Beach
  • Betsy South Beach Hotel
  • Betsy South Beach Miami Beach
  • Betsy Hotel Miami Beach
  • The Betsy South Beach
  • The Betsy - South Beach Hotel
  • The Betsy - South Beach Miami Beach
  • The Betsy - South Beach Hotel Miami Beach

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • To make arrangements to bring your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).

Awards & Affiliations

The Betsy - South Beach is listed in the 2010 Condé Nast Traveler Hot List.

The property is a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.