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What We Love

  • At the quieter end of Ocean Drive, facing the beach
  • Chic and cozy rooftop bar and lounge area with ocean views
  • Preppy-chic rooms with plantation shutters and dark wood floors
  • Live jazz on Wednesday and Thursday nights; sunrise yoga every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday (included in the resort fee)

What To Know

  • A resort fee of $20 per night will be collected upon check out from Jetsetter
  • Valet parking only (available for $43 per night)
  • B-Bar is only available for private events
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Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

SoBe’s demure Southern Belle is a standout in a sea of flamboyant Art Deco divas

The Look

You can immediately tell the Betsy is different: Situated at the quieter end of Ocean Drive in South Beach, the white building has a Georgian facade and a sweeping front porch that look like something from the oak-shrouded Deep South rather than sexed-up South Beach. Formerly the Betsy Ross, the property dates back to 1942. When it reopened as the Betsy in 2009, the new decor was strikingly different. The colonial-style fans hang from the lobby’s coffered ceilings pay homage to tradition, while safari-inspired touches (wooden carvings from Africa, mirrors fringed in zebra prints) pair with natural fiber area rugs to add some whimsy to the equation.

Bed & Bath

The hotel’s 61 rooms are not overly spacious, but they’re full of style and comfort. The contrast of dark hardwood floors and white lacquered furnishings creates a clean, calming vibe, while raffia-covered ceilings and four-poster beds decked with lush Sferra linens add romance. Plasma TVs and a tricked-out entertainment system with movies and music on demand head the list of standard techno touches.

Beyond

The hotel has a gym and a small courtyard pool fringed by tropical foliage. If swimming’s not on your agenda but you still want to lounge in the sun, the Betsy’s rooftop lounge area, the Deck, is a great place to kick back. It’s kitted out with plush chaise longues and nooks for curling up with a cocktail or a book. Retractable sails add a somewhat clubby vibe at night, making it a good place for a pre-dinner cocktail.

In the Area

Cross the bridge to the mainland and Wynwood for authentic greasy spoon Cuban fare at Enriqueta’s or grab a café con leche from the takeout window out front. For a more natural take on South Beach’s hotel-backed scenery, grab a taxi and head for Key Biscayne National Park, where the beach is fringed with seagrapes and dunes. Ask the staff at The Betsy to provide you with a picnic basket for your day at the beach filled with snacks, wine, cheese, magazines and water. Hailed as one of the architect’s best new designs in years, the New World Center is home to the New World Symphony. Time your visit for one of the Wallcasts, and you can sit in a park outside as a concert is projected on the building’s wall.

How to Get There

The Betsy – South Beach
1440 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139 United States

Reviews

Don't stay anywhere else!
SuePW45

Super stylish, yet really comfy. Amazing food and rooms but it is the service that sets The Betsy apart. From Barbara on Reception, Carlos in the Resto, Andrew the Bellman and all the staff you bumped into in the corridors, everyone was super attentive to our needs and couldn't have been more friendly or helpful! We will be back :-)

My Review
uniqueness-4

I visited the Betsy hotel and was one of the best experiences.. The host Art was very helpful when i dined i’m to eat dinner , very kind and great energy, he’s the best!! Definitely recommend this place!

Birthday vacation
kurraranas

Thank you for a great life at the Betsy Hotel. Very professional, friendly and helpful staff.
The ones we noticed most were "bellman" Andrew and Alberto "Valet" and their perfect attitude is much appreciated.
Can be recommended. We will gladly come to Betsy again.
Mr and Mrs Jansson Sweden