Need to know
61, 20 suites.
12pm, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 4pm.
Double rooms from $250.00, excluding tax at 14 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional resort fee of $20.00 per room per night on check-out.
Rates do not include breakfast (from US$15).
A hotel celebrated for its philanthropy and arts and culture programmes, lots of the pieces on display in the hotel are for sale.
There may be some construction noise between 8am and 4pm while the hotel is expanded.
At the hotel
Spa services on the rooftop, library, full gym, high-speed WiFi, beach chairs. In rooms: Sferra linens, Malin+Goetz products, snack-packed minibar and TVs and top-notch audio/video connections including iHome docks.
Our favourite rooms
If you’re a real vistaholic, 328 is a Grand Suite on the corner, with the best possible sea view. We of course love the high-ceilinged Grand Suites which overlook the ocean but that glory comes at a price. Light sleepers may want to request a room that is not next to the lift.
The small swimming pool is flanked by sunloungers which enjoy plenty of shade from the hot South Florida sun, but we think you might prefer the white-sandy beach which is a hop beyond Ocean Drive.
For the full photoshoot-ready effect, retro lemon-yellow accessories for the roofdeck by day, glittering disco threads for after-hours South Beach party-hopping.
Pets can stay – but there’s a US$250 price tag. And if you’re a philanthropy admirer, stay here with a clear conscience: the hotel is a do-gooding heavyweight with its fingers in lots of charitable projects.
This is a lovely hotel for urbane families. Baby cots can be added to the room at no extra charge although these don’t fit in a classic room.
Babies to teenagers.
Cots (cribs) can be added to all rooms at no extra charge although they don’t fit in a classic room. Master, Royal and Grand Suites have sofa beds.
You are only a hop from sandy South Beach itself: commence the sandcastle-building contest. Visit Jungle Island, a 10-minute cab ride from the hotel. Here, you’ll spy kangaroos, alligators and penguins. Best part, parents play for free. Head to Miami Beach park located across the street from the Betsy.
Active kids might not be best suited to their central-courtyard pool area.
A children’s menu is available in BLT with the ideal options for even the fussiest eaters.
Nannies/babysitters can be booked through the concierge.