Miami Beach

The Betsy - South Beach

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Why We Love It

  • Iconic Ocean Drive hotel completely renovated in December 2016
  • Hosts poetry readings, live jazz and art shows year-round
  • One of three Florida hotels on the 2017 Conde Nast Traveler Gold List 
  • Rooftop pool deck has 360-degree views of the ocean and Miami’s skyline

"Delivers the full-throttle South Beach experience with style, pizzazz and cultural twist" -- Fodor’s
Enjoyed This
(5 Member Ratings)
"The rooms are very comfortable and nice. The location is perfect for the beach."
Sep 25, 2017
Washington, DC, USA


Map & Directions

The hotel is 30 minutes from Miami International Airport, and guests can expect to pay approximately $55 in taxi fare to reach their destination. 

Rooms & Rates

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Among the neon-lit Art Deco hotels lining Miami’s famous Ocean Drive, The Betsy stands out with its stately Florida-Georgian columns and plantation-style façade. The AAA 4-Diamond hotel first opened in 1942 and is a historical landmark; renovations completed in December 2016 filled the property with luxurious modern amenities like black-walnut hardwood floors, Italian linens, marble bathrooms with LCD TVs built into mirrors and Bose surround sound.

Guest rooms offer the choice of one king or two double beds and have in-room libraries, Malin + Goetz bath amenities and are decorated with original artwork and large windows covered by plantation shutters. Upgraded rooms are larger and face the pool or beach; some also feature balconies. Suites have private bedrooms and living rooms with sofa beds. The wrap-around terrace in the penthouse suite looks out at city skyline and beach. All stays include continental breakfast and free Wi-Fi.

The renovations added a rooftop pool complex with 360-degree views, a spa and BLT Steak & Seafood restaurant. Year-round cultural programs include poetry readings, live jazz, and art shows. Guests can also find respite in the Library, brimming with beautiful books and featuring a well-stocked bar. 

From the press:
  • "A cool blend of stately Florida Georgian and snazzy Art Deco" -- Conde Nast Traveler
  • "A rare South Beach boutique option" -- Departures Magazine
  • "You’ve got yourself one luxe Miami landmark" -- Forbes



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Fitness classes
  • Games room
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Roof terrace
  • Nightlife / entertainment
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • ATM
  • Baby-sitting service (fees apply)

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel


  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Valet service (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Accessible spa
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 21.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children up to the age of 11 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request).
Cot/crib available on request, free of charge for children up to the age of 3. Extra beds are not available.

Pets: Pets (up to 25lbs) are allowed on request and will be charged a $150 non-refundable deep cleaning fee per stay, with a portion donated to charity . Charges will be added to your bill directly at hotel.

Fees: A daily resort fee of $39.90 applies and will be added to your bill directly at hotel upon checkout. The Resort Fee includes: Two Beach Chairs, Towels and Umbrella; High Speed Wireless Internet Access, Unlimited Local Calls and daily Newspaper Service.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(5 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Betsy South Beach over the past 15 months.
4.4 Ambiance
5.0 Location
3.4 Rooms
4.4 Quality of Service
3.8 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The rooms are very comfortable and nice. The location is perfect for the beach.
Other Comments
There's no room service in the hotel after 10:30 pm (when restaurant closes the main dining in the lobby). It was odd for room service to shut down so early in the hotel and a bit of an inconvenience. Having a pool on the property was very convenient and nice, however, both the rooftop pool and the lower level pool were extremely small.
Elizabeth Sep 25, 2017 Washington, DC, USA
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Great place just to relax and get away...
Kelli Sep 18, 2017 Pembroke Pines, FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location, location, location. The fitness room. Bed was comfortable. Staff was excellent. Pools were nice.
Other Comments
small, claustrophobic room, no clock, no coffee maker, no micro-wave, no refridge, ONE ice machine for the entire hotel, getting to our room was in insane-up one elevator, walk to another elevator, then to your floor. Taking a shower was a task, the shower head kept sliding down the track, a real chore just to take a shower.
Henry Aug 19, 2017 Naples, FL, USA

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