Betsy Hotel South Beach

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;