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Wellness Factors

  • Non-Smoking Hotel

    Non-Smoking Hotel

    smoke-free premises

  • Massage Services

    Massage Services

    using all-natural Éminence Organic Skin Care products

  • Smoothie/ Juice Bar

    Smoothie/ Juice Bar

    fresh-squeezed drinks served at the Ocean Deck

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Green Features

  • Water Efficient Fixtures

    low flow faucets/fixtures prevent excess water waste

  • A\C Energy Saver

    guestrooms with individual energy-efficient A/C systems

  • Towel Program

    Don't Wash My Towel Program

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Community Impact

  • Donates Back

    extensive community impact through PACE Program

  • Local Artist Program

    supports local artists through PACE Program, including public art installations on property

  • Local Community Mentorship

    supports local community through PACE Program

  • Local Farmers Program

    Chef's Herb Garden on site

Sea-salt breeze, Miami sun, and Kindness all around… No, we’re not talking about heaven: Meet the Betsy Hotel.

The Setting
The Betsy South Beach is a beachfront beauty considered a ‘World’s Best’ by Travel + Leisure with one of the most exciting neighborhoods in America as its backyard. Its laid-back vibe echos South Beach as a whole: a winning blend of Colonial luxury, Art Deco inspiration, classy historicism, and beach-town bliss. You’ll love its new infinity rooftop pool with 360-views suspended in mid-air, a happening nightly Jazz scene, and its big heart for art, culture, yoga, and furry friends. 

Its palpable heart of Kindness is impossible to ignore, with the brand’s mission residing in its PACE Program: an acronym signifying its dedication to, and support for, Philanthropy, the Arts, Culture, and Education.

PACE not only entails a host of programming at the hotel, but also engagement with the nonprofit sector and local community, as well as public art installations. Add five on-site eateries, stunning pools (both ground-level and a one-of-a-kind rooftop pool experience), plus creative social spaces (like a Writer’s Room and library), this place feels almost too good to be true. Maybe we were talking about heaven, after all?

Sleep and Sanctuary

Betsy’s 130 guestrooms, including 25 suites, are spread across its two wings: the original Dixon WIng and the newer Hohauser Wing Their understated elegance leaves you pampered while right at home, tucking you away in an ideal beachside haven. Enjoy natural wood accents, dark walnut floors, high-speed WiFi, MALIN+GOETZ bath products (made from botanical extracts), and curated guest libraries, if you forgot your own beach read at home. As the hotel’s wings were crafted by two different designers, expect distinctly different, though equally appealing, feels in each: classic Floridian in the original Betsy (think wooden white shutters), and breezier beach vibes in the Hohauser Wing wing. This also entails some differing amenities. The bathrooms, for example, are made of marble in the Dixon wing, versus walk-in glass showers and bathroom mirrors inlaid with LCD TV’s (yes, we did a double-take here too) in the Art Deco. The rooms also include their own private bar offerings, so have fun working on your mixology skills before drinking up, Miami style.

Eat. Pray. Eat.

Exec Chef Laurent Tourondel leads Betsy’s culinary dream team, spanning six bars and restaurant throughout the hotel. His famed craft is based in the following purist philosophy that’s awarded him numerous accolades over the course of his career. Food preparation should be simple; service, efficient and Kind; and ingredients as fresh, high-quality, and locally-sourced as they can possibly come. Considering its ethos, the Betsy has a Chef’s herbal garden on-site, you can dine assured that Tourondel is both true to his word, and lives up to his hype. Bon appétit.

Dixon Wing

  • LT Steak and Seafood – Open for all meals, including weekend brunch, this refined and relaxed restaurant features American classics with a South Beach twist. Don’t let it’s name fool you; plant-based options are also offered on each seasonally-inspired menu, in addition to literary-inspired cocktails, in accordance with the Betsy’s artsy heart. Start your day with a healthy juice blend (like the Watermelon Kiss, with pineapple, lemon, and mint), then head on back to grub at lunch, with options like a crispy mushroom bao bun drizzled with truffle aioli, and the Lots of Grains Bowl filled with seeds, kale, avocado, grapefruit, jicama, and tamarind-guava vinaigrette. For dinner, try out a combo of market veggie sides, followed up by a dessert treat sampler to treat yo’self afterwards that included coconut rocher, macaron, blondie brownie, chocolate truffle, and mini trio of cookies. Need we say more?

  • Ocean Deck – What are roofs for if not to lounge amidst killer views? Enjoy while sprawled atop chaise loungers in either sun or retractable shade, facing an unobstructed, Atlantic Ocean view. Yes, please.

  • Lobby Salon – Notable for its live jazz gigs held nightly, this swanky, lobby hide-away should definitely be on your Betsy to-do list. Does your trip really mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing? Sip specialty cocktails crafted with local flavors and fresh ingredients and delivered with the stellar service that’s consistent throughout Betsy’s property.

Hohauser Wing

  • The Carlton Room – In the old, historic lobby of the Hohauser wing lies this communal lounging space, complete with a coffee shop. Light fare and mixed drinks are available as well, inviting guests to break bread and share a drink with friends, new and/or old.

Prefer to dine in peace and privacy? Enjoy in-room dining from the LT Steak and Seafood menu anytime between 7:30 am and 10 pm.

The Art of De-stressing

The Ocean Deck is home to a host of de-stressing activities. Rise with the dawn for sunrise yoga (held Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays) The hotel also houses its own 24-hour fitness center, offering internet-connected bikes, machines with TV’s and complimentary headphones, in addition to fresh apples, of course. Personal trainers are also available upon request.

If anything speaks to the soul of this property, it has to be the Writer’s Room, housed in the Dixon wing. This space of respite invites writers to get in their zones, a peaceful retreat recalling the “writing rooms” common to hotels of the pre-war era (in turn, falling in line with Betsy’s historical element as a whole). B Bar is another space meant for literary geniuses: a vintage-vibe speakeasy (also in the Dixon Wing) that hosts poetry readings and can be booked for special events, too. The Hohauser Wing offers further de-stressing options, including a 24-hour library and an enormous outdoor courtyard, called the Atrium. This wing also hosts a rooftop pool with a spacious deck, which only enhances the ante of the Dixon Wing pool, held ground level. Lastly, but far from least, don’t forget your salt-water swim option. Turquoise waves and white sands await you at the beachfront Betsy, in addition to its famous service, which extends to the beach as well. 

  • Gym

  • Pet Friendly

  • Mini Fridge

  • Family Friendly

  • Air Conditioning

  • Complimentary Coffee/Tea

  • Ipod Dock

  • Laundry Facility

  • Restaurant

  • Bar Lounge

  • Library

  • Room Service

  • Conference Rooms

  • Beachfront

    Beach Cabanas

  • Bath Robes

  • Complimentary Newspaper

  • Flat Screen TV

  • Minibar

  • Complimentary WiFi

  • Pool

    Poolside Menu

  • Golf Course Nearby

  • Handicap Accessible


The Dixon Wing is home to three types of standard guestrooms: Classics, with single king or two double beds; Superiors, with king beds and views of the Atrium and Courtyard Pool; and larger Deluxes, with single king or two double beds, as well as views of Lummus Park and the Atlantic Ocean (bring on Mother Nature!). On the Art Deco side, find even more standard options. Superior Balcony Rooms feature single king beds, with the Atrium versions overlooking the Atrium courtyard. The snazziest options, Deluxe Balcony Rooms located on the Skyline Level, feature terraces as well. This Skyline Level constitutes the Hohauser Wing top floor, featuring open-air corridors and easy access to the rooftop pool. Dive in!


Suites are similarly spread out across the two wings, with names reflecting their aforementioned, standard counterparts. Each features a separate living and entertaining area (with sofa bed), in addition to varying features: Classics offer views of the Hohauser Wing and single king or two double beds; Superiors include courtyard pool views and single kings; and the sprawling Betsy Royal Suites, with Atlantic Ocean and Lummus Park views, feature single king beds and oversized bathrooms with double sinks. In the Hohauser Wing, find Superior Double Balcony Suites overlooking the Atrium courtyard and The Art Deco District, offering single king beds and sofabeds. Have you ever heard of suite options so sweet?

Special Rooms

If you thought Betsy’s grandeur had ceased, think again: she outdoes herself in the Skyline Penthouse Suite with Terrace. Get cooking in your personal kitchenette in the living area, or crank out a tune on your baby grand piano. Plus, the wraparound terrace is straight up HUGE, so prepare to sit back and soak in stellar sunsets over Miami’s skyline. Not too shabby, Betsy.

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Kind Eats and Drinks
  • Enjoy healthy and organic, plant-based dishes at Green Bar & Kitchen
  • Discover why hidden lunch gem GoGo Fresh Food Cafe has earned a local cult following
  • A trip to Miami ain’t complete without Cuban food; try another local favorite, kitchy Versailles diner
Conscious Culture
  • With so much to do in and around the Betsy, stay tuned with its event calendar for happenings during your stay
  • Explore the Miami Design District, home to 130 art galleries, showrooms, creative services, architecture firms, stores, antiques dealers, eateries and bars
  • Visit and pay tribute at the Miami Beach Holocaust Memorial
Mindful Adventures
  • Reconnect with nature in one of Miami’s many parks
  • Zoom through South Beach on two wheels with Bike and Roll, offering both bike and segway adventures
  • Get some exercise and sun with a round at Miami Beach Golf Club
Do Good for the Day
  • Get involved with Betsy's local Charity, South Florida Cares: The organization hosts periodic events at which travelers are invited to volunteer–contact the South Florida CARES office for details (786-708-8224 or hello@southfloridacaresmentoring.org)
  • Show animals you care with a visit to The Humane Society of Miami
  • Support the local art scene and arts education with a visit to ArtCenter South Florida
Be Kind to Yourself
  • Find one-of-a-kind serenity with a full moon meditation session, offered oceanfront with 3rd Street Beach Yoga
  • Tone up by taking to Miami on foot, where running routes abound
  • Learn how to craft healthy meals at home with a cooking class (many raw-based) from Real Food Academy

1440 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139

By Plane
  •  11.4mi from Miami International Airport (MIA) (Taxi flat rate $32)
    • Super Shuttle: $20/ person
    • Sedan + Limousine Shuttle Service: approx. $165
    • Route 150 - Airport-Beach Express (Leaves every 30min from 6a-11p, 7 days a week)
  • 30.8mi from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) (Taxi: approx. $90)
By Train
  • 12.9mi from Main Miami Amtrak Station (MIA) (Taxi: approx. $48) 
  • TriRail line connects to beach towns along the coast
    • 10.9mi from Hialeah Market Station (Taxi: approx. $41)
    • 12.7mi from Metrorail Transfer Station (Taxi: approx. $48)
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  • Certified Sustainable Seafood
  • Conde Nast Award
  • Forbes Travel Guide 2013
  • Forbes Travel Guide 2014
  • Forbes Travel Guide 2015
  • Energy Star
  • AAA Diamond Award