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The Betsy South Beach


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Classic Double Classic Double

Classic Double

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  • BarBar
  • Free WifiFree Wifi
  • GymGym
  • Pet friendlyPet friendly
  • PoolPool
  • RestaurantRestaurant
  • SpaSpa

Classic King Classic King

Classic King

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  • BarBar
  • Free WifiFree Wifi
  • GymGym
  • Pet friendlyPet friendly
  • PoolPool
  • RestaurantRestaurant
  • SpaSpa

Classic Suite Double Classic Suite Double

Classic Suite Double

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  • BarBar
  • Free WifiFree Wifi
  • GymGym
  • Pet friendlyPet friendly
  • PoolPool
  • RestaurantRestaurant
  • SpaSpa

The Experience


Being the sole colonial-style property in a mostly Art Deco landscape should be enough to set a hotel apart on South Beach's Ocean Drive--and indeed, this is the case with The Betsy, which stands out for its classic formations and distinctive Georgian façade. Apart from looks, however, The Betsy also decidedly distinguishes itself by offering guests a rare level of intimacy, a hard-to-achieve balance of casual and elegance, and a deep entrenchment to the local cultural scene.

The Scene

The Betsy sits on the northern end of Ocean drive between Art Deco hotels and the resorts of Collins Avenue. Lummus Park and the beach can be seen from its beautiful colonial front porch. The bustle of South Beach can be experienced through a stroll down Ocean Drive or by walking along nearby Lincoln Road and Washington Avenue.

The Concept

Unlike its more glitzy Ocean Drive neighbors, The Betsy's raison d'être is centered on providing its guests with a home-away-from-home experience. And not just of any kind: while its perfect blend of casual and elegance is remarkable, its commitment to the arts is what really sets it apart. The Betsy offers a year-long programming focused on community arts and culture, and partners with several local and national creative entities. Its B Bar, a speakeasy-style private gathering space, hosts several year-round events, including the "O, Miami" (a biennial poetry festival held in the city), and The Writer's Room, a program which gives writers and other creative artists a place on South Beach they can find the tranquility and inspiration to work. Also worthy of mention is the hotel's knack for putting on live concerts, and its overall appreciation of music. On our most recent visit, the walls were being adorned with a collection of never-before-seen photos of The Rolling Stones. This love affair with the arts, interestingly, didn't develop out of ulterior motives, but rather in honor of the late Hyam Plutzik, the poet, Pulitzer Prize finalist and father of one of the owners.

The Look

The Betsy's commitment to the arts also reaches the bedroom. All rooms have a small library of books (often signed by their authors) and a poetry bookmark is placed on pillows every night. To match such an elegant and intellectual persona, designers from Ralph Lauren homes were commissioned for the interior design, mixing in elegance and warmth in a relaxed environment. In the lobby, plantation-style shutters and fans share space with dark wooden pieces, large palm planters, African-inspired accents and large inviting sofas. Likewise, rooms are inviting and full of comfort: sleeping areas blend rich, dark walnut flooring with bespoke white lacquered cabinetry, interesting raffia accents and soft textiles, while bathrooms inject a bit of luxury with Thassos and Carrera marble and mirrors with built-in LCD screens.

In Short

Between its prime location (with a rooftop lounge and spa), a Laurent Tourondel steak house, an eager-to-please staff and its commitment to the arts (including a year-round arts calendar), The Betsy spells out the perfect recipe for a one-of-a-kind stay in South Beach.

- BoutiqueHotels.com Editors -

What Stands Out

  • Commitment to local cultural scene with year-long arts programming
  • Intimate yet elegant vibe
  • Rooftop spa & lounge with stunning ocean views
  • All rooms have in-room library with books autographed by major writers

Know Before You Go

  • The hotel charges a $20/night resort fee
  • Built in 1942, the hotel underwent a complete remodel in 2009
  • Check the arts calendar to catch a local event while you're in town

Amenities

  • BarBar
  • Free WifiFree Wifi
  • GymGym
  • Pet friendlyPet friendly
  • PoolPool
  • RestaurantRestaurant
  • SpaSpa

About the Hotel

Rooms: 61

Address: 1440 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Check-in/Check-out: 4 PM/12 PM

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Reviews for The The Betsy South Beach


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Linds4y
Trip type:
Couples
Fabulous
Sep 25, 2017
We stayed here for two nights this week. After some initial disappointment about our room, we had a great stay. Re the room - we had booked one with ocean... more »
Douglas B
Trip type:
Family
Fabulous!
Sep 22, 2017
Fun and friendly staff. Ideal location. Rooms are a bit cozy, but hotel has lots of charm - inside and out. Rooftop pools are very relaxing after a long day... more »
KAREN H
Trip type:
Couples
Awesome hotel
Sep 15, 2017
We have just spent the last three days at this hotel. Once again relocated due to the hurricane the reservations agent Jack was superb and upon arrival the kindness and... more »
pam m
Miami Beach, Florida
Trip type:
Solo travel
The Betsy like no where else on the planet
Sep 14, 2017
The Betsy is a special place whether you are a visitor to South Beach or you call it home. The warm cozy design with so many areas to meet, learn... more »
Nick D
White Hall
Trip type:
Couples
Stayed at The Betsy for our anniversary, 10/10.
Sep 10, 2017
My wife and I stayed at The Betsy in mid-August and it has more than lived up to it's reputation. The hotel is beautiful, the decor and design go well... more »
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Editorial Reviews

National Geographic Traveller
"...It's a cultural retreat, with books in each room, regular poetry readings and concerts in the lobby, and a zen 'wellness garden' on the rooftop, offering yoga, massage, and herbal tea fixes...it's Miami, but not as you know it..."
World Spa & Travel
"...Elegant but relaxed tropical interiors and an intimate coutyard pool produce an experience that is timeless, unforgettable and passionately low-key..."

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