Stepping through the doors of The Betsy Hotel in South Beach is like stepping back in time.
Located on the quiet end of Ocean Drive, The Betsy has a history that goes back to the 1940s when it was first built. And while today it is one of the most innovative properties in South Beach it still stands proud as a historical icon in South Beach architecture.
Stay at the Betsy Hotel – South Beach
The Betsy Hotel in South Beach Miami is the only property of its kind in Miami.
Today the Betsy boasts 130 rooms including suites and a Penthouse. The rooms are housed in one of two wings, The Dixon Wing and The Hohauser Wing which are connected through a passageway which is located under the Betsy Orb.
Rooms in The Dixon Wing are housed in what was originally built as the Betsy Ross hotel in 1942. In 1997 the Betsy hotel was expanded to connect with was formerly known as the Carlton hotel which overlooks Collins Avenue and is known as The Hohauser Wing.
What this means for guests is that staying in The Betsy is like staying in a museum. The architecture speaks for itself but the artwork and finishes really stand out and give you that luxurious boutique experience in the middle of South Beach Miami.
Besides the property being amazing the food is equally incredible. The in-house chefs have the skill to prepare foods from all around the world in ways that you have never had before. And the wine selection is equally amazing.
What are some property amenities at The Betsy Hotel – South Beach
The Betsy has two pools including a courtyard pool in The Dixon Wing and a rooftop pool in The Hohauser Wing. In addition to the rooftop pool, there are two decks, one of which overlooks the ocean.
You will also find a fitness center, spa and even yoga classes which are offered several times a week.
One amenity however that you don't see too often is the library. This is a true gem of the Betsy. And it is a labor of love from the hotel owners Jonathan Plutzik and his wife Lesley Goldwasser, who house their own personal collection of books and artwork in this space.
It is a perfect place to get away for a quiet afternoon or evening. Whether it is snuggling up with a good book, getting some work done, or enjoying a game of cards this is the perfect little hideaway.
Which room amenities are available at The Betsy Hotel – South Beach?
Whether you choose a guest room, suite, or penthouse you will not be disappointed in your stay at The Betsy.
The rooms are some of the most spacious in the South Beach area.
You can choose from a King or Double Room, some with balconies and ocean views. If you are looking for extra space the suites are perfect and include a separate living area with a sofa bed.
The rooms have large spacious bathrooms. (Perfect for getting ready for a night on the town). A minibar, complimentary wifi, and your own personal library. (A book lover's dream).
Everything from the bed linens, to the throws and even the bathrobes, are of the finest quality. The attention to detail and small luxuries are really what make this property stand out.
Where is The Betsy Hotel – South Beach located?
The Betsy Hotel – South Beach is located at 1440 Ocean Drive between 14th and 15th Street.
The location is perfect as it is in the heart of South Beach and close to everything from the beaches to restaurants and nightlife.
However, this end of South Beach is a lot quieter than other areas so it is the perfect place for those that want to be in the center of it all while still having a quiet place to call home for the weekend.
Which popular attractions are close to The Betsy Hotel – South Beach
The most popular attraction in South Beach is the beach of course. And The Betsy located right across the street from Lummus Park does not disappoint.
Lummus Park runs from 5th to 15th Street and is one of the most famous stretches of beach in Miami Beach. In addition to the beach there is a boardwalk for walking, running, skating, and cycling. And there are also two outdoor gym areas where you find people working out throughout the day.
Another popular area near The Betsy is Espaniola Way. Here you can find great restaurants as well as plenty of places to have an after-dinner drink.
For those who enjoy water sports and activities, Boucher Brothers is located beachfront where you can rent jet skis, go parasailing or even rent a Cabana for the day.
The Besty Hotel – South Beach Review
After having the opportunity to stay at The Betsy Hotel – South Beach I have to say that I am ruined for life. The luxury, attention detail, and property are beyond amazing. Everything from the food to the toiletries in the bathroom far surpassed our expectations.
As soon as you check-in you're greeted with “Expect No More. This is Happiness”. And this is the truth.
If you love history and architecture you will be delighted by the traditional American architecture meets Art Deco vibes.
For the foodie lover, the meals coming out of their two restaurants are absolutely amazing.
Art lovers can spend hours wandering the halls admiring all the artwork and prints which are actually part of the owner's private collection.
The rooftop pool is the perfect spot to enjoy the sunset while the sunsets. You really couldn't ask for more.
And the friendly staff will make you feel at home as soon as you enter the building.
Looking for hotels on Ocean Drive in South Beach?
If you're looking for hotels on Ocean Drive in South Beach you will not be disappointed with The Betsy Hotel – South Beach. This boutique luxury hotel is the perfect place to call home during your visit to Miami Beach.
From the location to the amenities. Even the most discerning traveler will find their stay at The Betsy to surpass their expectations. This is one of the best South Beach hotels on Ocean Drive.
So will I see you at the Betsy? Book your stay at The Betsy now. You can find special offers on their website here.
*Special Thanks to The Betsy Hotel – South Beach for hosting our stay. As always opinions are all our own.