The Betsy’s Colonial architectural style makes it stand out on Ocean Drive amid an array of Art Deco Hotels. Situated at the northernmost end of the famous street, the 130-room, family-owned hotel has been honored by Travel + Leisure as one of the “World’s Best.”
Accommodations range from deluxe ocean view king rooms to the Skyline Penthouse and Terrace Complex, a multi-bedroom suite accommodating up to 14 guests.
Best Bet: Known for its arts and literary friendliness, all rooms have mini-libraries and writing desks, should you be a fledgling novelist needing a place to get away to write.
LT Steak & Seafood is the hotel’s casually elegant New American restaurant by Chef Laurent Tourondel, offering hand-selected USDA prime or certified black angus steaks, fresh caught fish, and vegetarian options.
Great activities abound: there is rooftop sunrise yoga, a 24-hour fitness center with Peloton bikes, docent art tours, live jazz performances nightly, and year-round arts and cultural programming. The Betsy also features two pools and a rooftop deck.
Visit: 1441 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, FL; 305-531-6100; www.thebetseyhotel.com