FAQs

FAQ's

Q:

Where can I eat in South Beach?

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You don’t even have to leave the hotel to discover inspired, world-class dining. Chef Laurent Tourondel has created elevating dining experiences at LT Steak & Seafood, The Alley trattoria, the Old Havana-esque Lobby Bar, and more. Learn all about our dining experiences here, or explore our curated list of recommendations.

Q:

What is there to do in Miami Beach?

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In short, anything and everything. From our perfectly situated location on Ocean Drive, you’ll be poised to explore one of America’s most vibrant cultural capitals. The Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, the Perez Museum of Art, the Frost Museum of Science, the Bass Museum of Art, the New World Symphony, the Miami City Ballet, the Fillmore Miami Beach, the Wolfsonian, the Miami Beach Cinematheque, the Colony Theater, Florida International University’s Miami Beach Urban Studios, and Lincoln Road are all a short walk from here. Let our knowledgeable concierge team help you plan the ideal outing.

Q:

How Long is Miami Beach?

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Approximately seven miles. The Miami Beach boardwalk stretches from 5th Street to the southern tip of 1st Street. It’s the perfect place to soak in the soul of Miami Beach, whether you’re exploring on foot or getting around by the convenient, free trolley service.

Q:

Can You Drink on Miami Beach?

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Negative — Miami Beach does not allow open containers of alcohol on the streets, sidewalks, or sand. To enjoy a drink with stunning ocean views, head up to one of our roof decks and take in the sunshine, the surf, and the stars. And, while The Betsy offers quiet serenity, our Miami Beach bars are open until 5:00 am.

Q:

Which airport is closest to South Beach, Miami?

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Miami International Airport (MIA) is approximately 10 miles—or a 20-minute drive—from our hotel. Flying into Ft. Lauderdale? Fort Lauderdale Airport (FLL) is only 21 miles—or a 40 minute drive. For details on ride hailing services, taxis, and shuttles, click here. 

Q:

How can I get around South Beach?

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Get around on two wheels with Miami’s Citi Bike program – you’ll find a station right across the street from us. If you’d rather explore on two feet, South Beach is easily walkable for most, and Uber, Lyft, and licensed taxis are also available.

Q:

What is the weather like in Miami Beach?

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In a word: summertime, all the time. Our spring brings pleasant temperatures (61-81ºF) and occasional rainfall, with the temperature and humidity rising (75-90ºF) in July and August. Autumns are dry and balmy (72-84ºF), and our winter months are wintery in name only (59-77ºF), so you’ll be able to enjoy all the area has to offer any time of the year.

 

Q:

Is The Betsy Hotel on the beach?

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We are a beachfront hotel, just steps from the sand and surf of Miami Beach. Cross the street in front of the hotel, walk through a shady grove of palms, and beachy bliss is all yours. Many of our guests also choose to enjoy the beach from our beach-facing roof decks and pool.

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Is The Betsy Hotel dog friendly?

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We certainly are! Our own golden retrievers Betsy and Rosa might just be the first to greet you when you arrive at the hotel. We offer a whole host of services for your four-legged companions and treat our canine guests like family. Read more here.

Q:

Is parking available at The Betsy Hotel?

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We offer valet parking, and additional parking is close by—just ask our friendly concierge.

Q:

Who owns The Betsy Hotel?

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Our hotel is family owned and operated (a rarity in South Beach), with the Plutzik-Goldwasser family curating every aspect of The Betsy as if it is their home. Read more about our team here.