$275 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: May 14, 2014 Check-out: May 15, 2014

The Betsy Hotel, South Beach

5 stars
1440 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.4
out of 5
43 reviews
Fun trip!

A great hotel (service, location & décor). Really enjoyed the pool and rooftop deck. I will happily... See full review

  • Amy L
  • Mar 24, 2014
Great views and a very pleasant stay

We had a great ocean view from our room. There is a very nice indoor pool for guests. Also, the... See full review

  • RelaxMiam1
  • Jan 31, 2014
Spa, steak and rainfall showers – hotel covers all the SoBe bases

Named for Betsy Ross, this Ocean Drive hotel is a standout among South Beach's many Art Deco hotels and winner of prestigious 4 Star Forbes Plaque. The boutique hotel's colonial design was a departure for architect L. Murray Dixon who designed other notable hotels in the area. Today's Betsy merges tradition and technology. Outside, find a white plantation façade complete with wooden shutters. Inside, behold 21st century amenities such as bath mirrors with built-in LCD TV and Bose sound and rainfall showerheads. The lobby's BLT Steak, a modern American chophouse and bistro, is a magnet for foodies.

Highlights
  • 63-room boutique hotel on Ocean Drive
  • Colonial architecture and modern amenities
  • Rooftop wellness garden offering spa treatments
  • BLT Steak, a contemporary American steakhouse, on site
  • Easy  beach access and secluded garden pool
Rooms

The 63 beachside rooms and suites mimic the traditional flair of the hotel, with contemporary touches here and there. Think plantation-style shutters, striped armchairs and fresh potted orchids that pop against geometric throw pillows and white Frette linens. Bathrooms are outfitted to the nines. Mirrors have built-in LCD TVs and Bose sound systems.  Kallista de Stile shower wands and rain forest shower-heads promote relaxation. Wi-Fi is included in the resort fee.

Features

Located on South Beach's most prestigious boulevard, the hotel affords easy access to vibrant nightlife, dining and shopping.  Guests can unwind at the garden pool or visit the rooftop Wellness garden for massages in the open air. An in-house fitness center provides free headphones, weight and cardio machines, chilled towels and a yoga and stretching area.

 

For prime steaks, seafood and chicken served with French finesse, book a table at BLT Steak, a bistro that charms with good steaks and stylish ambiance.

Transportation
  • Miami International Airport (11 miles)
  • Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (29 miles)
Attractions
  • Collins Avenue (0.2 mi/ 0.3 km)
  • Art Deco District (0.3 mi/ 0.5 km)
  • Washington Avenue (0.4 mi/ 0.6 km)
  • Lummus Park (0.5 mi/ 0.8 km)
  • Lincoln Road (1 mi/ 1.6 km)
  • Miami Beach Convention Center (1 mi/ 1.6 km)
  • Miami Convention Center (7 mi/ 11.3 km)
Business
  • Meeting space for smaller groups
  • Catering services
  • Wi-Fi
Policies and fees
  • There is $16 daily resort fee plus 13 percent taxes is payable to the hotel. The fee includes Wi-Fi.
  • Valet parking fee is $37.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

The Betsy Hotel, South Beach Rooms

Classic 2 Double bed
Behind its plantation style shutters, The Betsy Hotel Classic offers a tropical colonial beachside haven. The Betsy Hotel sets a new standard for elegant accommodations, and you'll find luxurious amenities and the latest in technology to suit your every need.
Classic Pool View King bed
Behind its plantation style shutters, The Betsy Hotel Classic offers a tropical colonial beachside haven. The Betsy Hotel sets a new standard for elegant accommodations, and you'll find luxurious amenities and the latest in technology to suit your every need. Views offered from the Classic category are secluded pool
Classic Pool View 2 Double bed
Behind its plantation style shutters, The Betsy Hotel Classic offers a tropical colonial beachside haven. The Betsy Hotel sets a new standard for elegant accommodations, and you'll find luxurious amenities and the latest in technology to suit your every need. Views offered from the Classic category are secluded pool.
Classic Ocean View 1 King bed
Behind its plantation style shutters, The Betsy Hotel Classic offers a tropical colonial beachside haven. The Betsy Hotel sets a new standard for elegant accommodations, and you'll find luxurious amenities and the latest in technology to suit your every need. Views offered from the Classic category are ocean views.
Classic Ocean View 2 Double bed
Behind its plantation style shutters, The Betsy Hotel Classic offers a tropical colonial beachside haven. The Betsy Hotel sets a new standard for elegant accommodations, and you'll find luxurious amenities and the latest in technology to suit your every need. Views offered from the Classic category are ocean views.
Master Suite 1 King bed
By wrapping every guest in contemporary colonial design, The Betsy Hotel Master Suite is exquisite in its attention to the smallest detail, from luxurious amenities to the latest in technology. Complete with separate living and entertaining areas, these suites offer a spacious alternative and either secluded pool or vibrant city views.
Master Suite 2 Double bed
By wrapping every guest in contemporary colonial design, The Betsy Hotel Master Suite is exquisite in its attention to the smallest detail, from luxurious amenities to the latest in technology. Complete with separate living and entertaining areas, these suites offer a spacious alternative and either secluded pool or vibrant city views.
Classic 1 King bed
Behind its plantation style shutters, The Betsy Hotel Classic offers a tropical colonial beachside haven. The Betsy Hotel sets a new standard for elegant accommodations, and you'll find luxurious amenities and the latest in technology to suit your every need. Views offered from the Classic category are secluded pool,

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Pool
General
Concierge
Pet friendly
Activities
Pool
Spa
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

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Hotel Map

25.7865 -80.1296
Area served
Miami Beach, FL
Nearby airports
Miami International Airport
Area description
Located on fashionable Ocean Drive, across from the beach and within walking distance of Lincoln road.

Dining

BLT Steak
As the name "Bistro Laurent Tourondel" suggests , Chef Tourondel presents his adaptation of the American Steakhouse, elevating it with his signature style and all-around finesse. The result is the Modern American Steakhouse. BLT Steak integrates traditional elements of a cozy French Bistro with those of a stylish, urbane boite.
Lobby Bar
The Lobby Bar at The Betsy is the place to see and be seen. Enjoy exceptional cocktails in our living room style Lobby.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1600
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (43)

Ratings and reviews for The Betsy Hotel, South Beach

Overall score

4.2 / 5
19 out of 43
Amenities:
4.1
Room cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.5
Room comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.9

95% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The Betsy Hotel, South Beach

Reviewer score

3
STUVW
Fairfield, CT
Feb 21, 2014

Mixed Review

The staff was very friendly and accomodating. With that said, they offered to store one of my bags which could not be stored comfortably in our room, because the rooms are very small. When I went to check out & get the bag to pack it, they had lost it. While they offered to go out and buy me a new bag, or give me something else to pack, it was too late and we were able to overpack the clothes in the other 3 bags we had. We usually left the room early and returned late in the day around 4. On one day, housekeeping didnt get to the room until 4:30 and I sent them away as I didn't want them cleaning while we were there. Lastly, the rooms are tiny. Some drwaers did not open completely because the bed was to close, etc. Everything cleared by fractions of an inch.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of The Betsy Hotel, South Beach

Reviewer score

5
RelaxMiam1
Durham, NC
Jan 31, 2014

Great views and a very pleasant stay

We had a great ocean view from our room. There is a very nice indoor pool for guests. Also, the beach is right across the street! Staff were very nice and ensured a pleasant stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Nightlife tip: Long walk from hotel

Walk south on Ocean Avenue and you will not be disappointed

Review of The Betsy Hotel, South Beach

Reviewer score

4
The playah
St Louis
Sep 11, 2013

Great Place

Overall great place and location, wonderful staff and nice restaurant.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

All restaurants along Ocean Drive will cost and most will try to get you to stop at their restaurant advertising a 20% discount. Most restaurants have their 18% gratuity included in the bill. Try to make happy hour and save on drinks.

Review of The Betsy Hotel, South Beach

Reviewer score

5
Lucy mom
Pennsylvania
Oct 29, 2012

Perfect south beach boutique hotel

The Betsy was just what we were looking for! Classy and chic but cozy and comfortable. Wonderful staff, great restaurant, perfect location. We look forward to a return visit!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of The Betsy Hotel, South Beach

Reviewer score

5
Gregory12
Georgia, USA
Sep 26, 2011

Great Escape

No regrets with this trip. The room was a little smaller than expected, but overall stay was great. Great location, friendly professional staff.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of The Betsy Hotel, South Beach

Reviewer score

4
BC145
Michigan
Jul 7, 2011

Hotel Betsy South Beach Miami

GREAT LOCATION!!!! Beautiful property! classy, yet relaxed! Excellent and gracious staff!! Covered beach chairs with towels just accross the street and onto the beach was a nice added touch! Food is a little pricey in general in South Beach as a whole so just prepare for that. If you are looking for a good pool hangout hotel, this is not it, but has a nice small pool. No hot tub. Within easy walking distance to EVERYTHING great!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

CVS and Walgreens within walking distace for anything you forgot at home or could not take on the airplane.

Review of The Betsy Hotel, South Beach

Reviewer score

3
Anonymous
NY
May 2, 2011

Could be so great, but...

Location and design are not everything... particularly in a hotel. Service is important too... The Bettsy has a fantastic location and a beautiful design... but their service is amateurish at best. People are very nice and all, but it is disorganized and they don't meet the quality standards you would expect in such a place. The good news is that it could be easy to fix.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Dining tip: In Hotel

The concierge, [...], is great

Review of The Betsy Hotel, South Beach

Reviewer score

5
Anonymous
Canada
Oct 23, 2010

Best Location and Luxury in South Beach

Exceptional service! Very centrally located. Delicious restaurant BLT in the the hotel. Couldn't have asked for a better visit.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Osteria del Teatro - amazing italian food within a short walk of The Betsy...

Review of The Betsy Hotel, South Beach

Reviewer score

3
Anonymous
New jersey
Oct 8, 2010

ok

The hotel is nice very stylish But the problem is It's no t a 5 star its a boutique 5 star so there are noises of trucks n stuff in d morning The gym is tiny The pool on ground floor is horrible The pool on rooftop was getting fixed when we went there so that I might be good Overall the stay is good but nothing exceptional

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
2
Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Everything is walkable it might be a good idea to hire a bicycle

Review of The Betsy Hotel, South Beach

Reviewer score

4
Anonymous
Washington, DC
May 12, 2010

The Betsy is a good bet!

The Betsy was a great place for our babymoon! They were able to check us in really early on the day of our arrival, which was wonderful. The location is fabulous, right in the heart of south beach, and easy walking distance to Lincoln road mall. The restaurant at the hotel is a bit expensive, but the food was great! Hotel staff were friendly and accomodating. I would definitely stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The Front Porch Cafe is right next to the hotel, and has pretty good food and reasonable prices.

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