top of page

The Betsy South Beach: Luxurious Colonial Style Hotel in Miami Beach

The Betsy South Beach is a luxurious colonial style hotel located just steps from the Atlantic Ocean and in the heart of the Art Deco District on the iconic Ocean Drive.


Located on Miami’s most famous street Ocean Drive, The Betsy South Beach stands out from other hotels with its unique Floridian Georgian architectural design, amenities, service and active arts and cultural programming. The boutique hotel is independently owned and operated and is the only boutique hotel in the greater Miami area to be awarded four stars by Forbes and Four Diamonds by AAA.

Stay in one of the 130 suites, all offering comfort and a modern, elegant colonial-style design. Led by Italian designers Diamante Pedersoli, known for designing the private residences of Ralph Lauren and Carmelina Santoro, the Betsy hotel features historic terrazzo floors, natural fiber carpeting, dark wood Venetian blinds and a charming, cozy design with ocean-inspired color palettes. Suite rates start at $250 per night and range up to $10,000 for multi-bedroom suites.


With one of the most active arts and culture programs of any hotel in Miami, the Art and Culture Program features live music, poetry readings, art exhibits, book signings and other curated cultural programs that actively engage the community. Enjoy on-site libraries, the Writer’s Room (a studio space for visiting writers and artists), art galleries and Miami’s best jazz musicians performing live at Lobby Salon on Wednesday and Thursday nights from 8 to 11 p.m.

Relax or dine on the Front Deck, the iconic hotel terrace with sweeping views of Ocean Drive and Lummus Park. The Front Deck is an ideal venue for special events such as weddings and corporate events. At the spa, you can take advantage of a range of treatments and therapies, as well as the 24-hour fitness center with weight training and a variety of cardio equipment.

There are several public areas worth enjoying, including a beautiful Rooftop Pool Deck overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, The Carlton Room for relaxing and drinking coffee, The BoardRoom, ideal for meetings, The Gallery, a 1,700 sq. ft. multi-purpose room on the ground floor, and The Atrium, an outdoor courtyard that offers 3,000 sq. ft. of space for events and private dining.

Food & Drink

There are several different dining establishments on the premises, all operated by Chef Laurent Tourondel. Tourondel has an excellent reputation, has published several books and was nominated for James Beard Foundation Award in 2008.

LT Steak & Seafood is the main restaurant at The Betsy South Beach and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. The elegant New American restaurant serves international flavors and masterfully blends French, Asian and Latin American flavors. Open daily from 7:30am to 10:30pm. For reservations, please call (305) 673-0044.

For a modern trattoria serving simple but tasty Italian cuisine, head to The Alley in the back of The Betsy. Enjoy classic Italian dishes with homemade pasta, beer and wine. Visit Lobby Bar for live music and a happy hour (Mon through Thu from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.). The Carlton Room Café is a spacious lounge area serving coffee, cold-pressed juices, local craft beers and light snacks like pastries and sandwiches. It is the perfect place to relax, work or enjoy the oversized TV. The Carlton Room Café is accessible via 1433 Collins Avenue.

Click below to launch slideshow >

1440 Ocean Drive

Miami Beach, Florida

(305) 531-6100

By ML Staff. Image courtesy of The Betsy


bottom of page