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4.7 out of 5

"Nice hotel close to the beach! ....................................................................................................................... ... " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 09 Jul 2018

Hotel Description

4.5-star beachfront hotel near Lummus Park Beach

On the beach

At this South Beach hotel, you'll be well placed to visit Ocean Drive and Lummus Park Beach, both within a 5-minute walk. Collins Avenue Shopping Area and Art Deco Welcome Center are also within half a mile (1 km).

Award-winning

The hotel's outdoor pool, fitness center, and 2 bars/lounges are among the featured amenities. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center, free WiFi in public areas, and valet parking. You'll appreciate the restaurant, a rooftop terrace, and laundry facilities.

Free Internet, LCD TVs

The 130 guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, LCD TVs with satellite channels, and thoughtful touches like bathrobes and slippers. Minibars, room service, and premium bedding are also available.

Betsy Classic King

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$168* Per night/room Aug 20 - Aug 21

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

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Superior Balcony Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Balcony

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

The Betsy - South Beach ratings based on 29 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.7 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 (8) Family (1)
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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5 out of 5

A gem in South Beach Miami

Pros: Friendly and attentive staff. Beach is right across the street.
Location: Walking distance to beach, restaurants and bars, and shopping.
I love this hotel. The rooms and so cozy and inviting with everything you want or need. The location is perfect.

Posted by on Dec 9, 2015

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5 out of 5

Lovely Hotel, Perfect Location

Pros: Proximity to everything, but still quiet Attentiveness and thoughtfulness of staff Hotel decor-I felt like I was in South Florida! BLT restaurant
Location: Palace drag show; historic walking tour, great restaurants, bike rental, happy hours (Bodega was great)
This is a lovely hotel in the perfect location on South Beach-close to the action, but not the noisy part; sits on Lummus park and the beach, easily walkable to many parts of South Beach. The hotel staff is superbly attentive, thoughtful and detail oriented. The hotel is lovely. My room was the perfect size (a standard room; on back side of hotel, so very quiet). The meals at BLT, the hotel restaurant, were excellent. There is also a hotel bar. Do not hesitate to book this hotel-you will not regret it.

Posted by , from New Orleans on Sep 30, 2015

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5 out of 5

AMAZING STAY AT THE BETSY

Pros: Friendly Staff, Food, roof top patio ... waiter Johnson makes a helluva drink! :)
Cons: The pool area is very small but having the luxury to go to the beach side and enjoy that location makes up for it :)
Location: PLENTY to do on Ocean Drive! most was in walking distance. a few locaitons were a 5 min cab ride away.
My recent stay at the Betsy was amazing! Great customer service! the staff was amazing ! never wanted for anything! it was nice to go and and enjoy the night life to return to a nice quite relaxing hotel . I recommend this Hotel to anyone who would like to experience being catered too on a different level. this is the only place I will stay when I visit Miami going forward!

Posted by , from Chicago, IL. on Sep 15, 2015

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4 out of 5

Great hotel but not very helpful staff

The beautiful room ( though somewhat cramped), restaurant and phenominal location make the Betsy the perfect destination in South Beach. However, the staff was luke warm (occasionally helpful and occasionally rude).

Posted by , from new york, ny on Mar 27, 2015

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 1, 2015 by Jean at The Betsy

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments with us. It is disheartening to find that your experience was less than flawless. It looks like your stay was pleasant enough, but our staff was anything less than attentive, then we have missed our mark with your stay. We hope to have another opportunity in the future to show you the high level of service that we strive to provide every day. Sincerely, Jean Blackwell Font Guest Experience Manager The Betsy - South Beach #thebetsyhotel

About the The Betsy - South Beach

Location 1440 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Property Features

The Betsy - South Beach offers its guests an outdoor pool and a fitness center. There's a restaurant on site. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. A computer station is on site, and both WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. A business center, limo/town car service, and a meeting room are available. A rooftop terrace, spa services, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at the luxury The Betsy - South Beach. 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
  • Built in 1942
  • Dining venue
  • Terrace on the roof
  • 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, FL (MIA-Miami Intl.) (18.1 km / 11.3 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

The Betsy - South Beach offers 130 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and laptop-compatible safes. Beds feature premium bedding. LCD televisions come with premium satellite channels, video-game consoles, and pay movies. Bathrooms include showers, bathrobes, slippers, and designer toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the 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 complimentary bottled water and hair dryers. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. Amenities available on request include hypo-allergenic bedding.

  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • LCD television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower
  • 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
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

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

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool and 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
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Spa Services

  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body treatments
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is 21

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.

Pets

  • Pets: USD 150 per accommodation, per stay
  • Maximum 1 per room (weight limit: 25 lbs)
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information, you can reach out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation

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 are 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. 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 are 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.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available

Fees

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

  • Resort fee: USD 39.90 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Pool access
  • Beach access
  • Beach loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Fitness center access
  • Fitness/yoga classes
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • In-room safe

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

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

You should know

  • 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.
*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.