The Betsy - South Beach

1440 Ocean Drive, Miami, USA
South Beach
130 Rooms
Contemporary Classic & Lively
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MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

In Miami the flash hotels arms race has escalated to a point where a hotel like the Betsy — South Beach is almost shocking in its restraint. We’re almost tempted to call it conservative, but with a disclaimer: the Betsy’s pre-deco style means it’s got a personality all its own, and can’t help but stand out from the poolside fashion shoots and celebrity-thronged nightclubs of its more attention-starved neighbors.

This was pretty much the last Georgian-style hotel to be built on Ocean Drive, and was, at the time, called the Betsy Ross. To be fair, the image of an old woman sitting in a chair sewing a flag is probably the wrong one for the hotel’s present incarnation, which folds in the former Carlton Hotel on Collins Avenue as its “Hohauser” wing. Interiors are contemporary but still classic, the palette sunny yet restrained, contrasting rich corals and greens with the ever-present Miami white. Bespoke fixtures and furnishings anchor the seaside ambience, picking up earthy notes of walnut, teak, raffia, and wicker.

The absence of a paparazzi-strewn nightclub scene takes nothing away from the hotel’s nightlife — we’ll take a Laurent Tourondel steak-and-seafood restaurant over a celebrity DJ night any time. And the amenities are marvelously sedate: there’s the beach, of course, plus a rooftop pool and solarium with a view out to sea and a fitness center. We suggest light bites, espresso or cold-pressed juices in the Carlton Room Café.

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The Betsy - South Beach
1440 Ocean Drive, Miami, USA
South Beach

Amenities & Services

  • Free wi-fi
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Off street parking
  • Valet parking
  • Bar
  • Honesty Bar
  • Wine Cellar
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Yoga
  • Gym
  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • Concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Doctor on call
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • ATM/bank office
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Wake-up service
  • Rooftop terrace bar
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Pet Friendly
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Boardroom
  • Business center
  • Bikes available
  • Golf nearby
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Cribs (subject to availability)
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Beachfront
  • Designated smoking area

Need to Know

  • The Betsy's Italian restaurant "The Alley" is currently not in operation. Room service is available for guests. Breakfast is from 7 am - 11 am and then Lunch/Dinner from 11am - 10pm. The gym is open to guests and available via appointment only. The hotel does not have an operating spa at this moment.
  • The Betsy welcomes dogs of all sizes but dogs weighing over 40 pounds need special clearance before reserving. The hotel adds a one-time fee of $150, 50% of which goes to Miami Dade Animal Rescue and the SPCA in Zimbabwe, childhood home of one of The Betsy’s owners.
  • Valet parking is available for a charge of 45 USD per night.
  • Eligible Plus reservations: Welcome amenities may be delivered to your room after you check in. A “Do Not Disturb” status may impact the delivery of these amenities.
Check in: 16:00
Check out: 12:00

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