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Awards and Accolades


  • 2018 Travel + Leisure World's Best Award Winner
  • 2018 Forbes, 4 Stars
  • 2018 AAA, 4 Diamonds
  • 2018 U.S. News & World Report Gold Badge Winner


  • American’s for the Arts’ 2017 Best Businesses Partnering with the Arts in America
  • 2017 Travel + Leisure World's Best Top Resort Hotel in Miami Beach
  • 2017 Condé Nast Traveler - Gold List Award
  • 2017 Zoe Report Top 10 Best Boutique Hotels in the US
  • Best Spa Hotels In The USA - U.S. News & World Report, February 2017
  • Citizen of the Year to Jonathan Plutzik, Platinum - Real Estate Council of the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce
  • Innovative Architecture Award, Platinum, Real Estate Council of the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce
  • Historic Preservation Award, Sliver - Real Estate Council of the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce
  • 2017 GMBHA Honor Award for Excellence for Overall Hotel
  • 2017 GMBHA Honor Award for Excellence for Hotel Outdoor Divine Detail
  • 2017 Forbes, 4 Stars
  • 2017 US News and World Report - Miami Beach's Best Hotels


  • 2016 Condé Nast Traveler - Reader's Choice Award for Top Hotels in Miami
  • 2016 Condé Nast Johansens - Best Urban Hotel in Canada, USA, Mexico & The Caribbean
  • 2016 Forbes, 4 Stars
  • 2016 AAA 4, Diamonds
  • 2016 South Florida Gay News 2016 OUT50 List Inclusion for Jeff Lehman (Managing Director)
  • 2016 Aqua Foundation Ally Award for Betsy PACE Programs (accepted by VP, Deborah Briggs)
  • 2016 Miami Beach Women's Commission's 'Woman Worth Knowing Award' to VP, Deborah Briggs
  • 2016 Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce's Jan Pfeiffer Distinguished Service Award to (Chairman) Jonathan Plutzik


  • AAA, Four Diamonds
  • Forbes, Four Stars
  • Best Steak House in Miami, Eater.com
  • Pink Flamingo Awards Favorite Boutique Hotel
  • One of top three Romantic Hotels in America, USA Today
  • Unity Coalition's LGBT Community Visionary & Ally Award
  • Brides Magazine names The Betsy among 10 Best Beach Wedding Venues in Miami, July 2015


  • AAA, Four Diamonds
  • Forbes, Four Stars
  • Miami New Times – Best Steakhouse in Miami for BLT-Steak at The Betsy
  • Miami Herald – ‘The Betsy is set apart from other hotels by its commitment to the arts’
  • The White House Champion of Change Award to Betsy owner, Jonathan Plutzik
  • GMBHA – Best Culinary Manager Award  (Danny Ganem)


  • AAA, Four Diamonds
  • Forbes, Four Stars
  • Greater Miami and The Beaches Hotel Association Hospitality Leadership Award, Sales & Marketing Manager - Jean Blackwell
  • Miami Chamber of Commerce - Good to Great Award – Small Business Designation
  • ‘One of Top 14 hotels in the world inspired by literature’ – CNN
  • ‘Miami’s only literary hotel’ – CNN
  • New York Times – Betsy named as top literary hotel
  • Most Excellent Small Hotel- North America- Conde Nast Johansens


  • Boutique Lifestyle and Lodging Association Boutique Hotelier of the Year (Jonathan Plutzik)
  • Boutique Lifestyle and Lodging Association Boutique Hotel of the Year (The Betsy)
  • GMBHA – Outstanding Special Events Director (Julie Burstein)
  • GMBHA – Outstanding Community Relations Program
  • Knight Foundation Arts Challenge Winner for The Writers Room
  • Best Hotel (under 100 rooms) by Ocean Drive Mag


  • Betsy covered in Wall Street Journal as ‘Having the Write Stuff’
  • Miami Dade Public Schools, Special Service Recognition
  • GMBHA – Outstanding Community Relations Program
  • Conde Nast Johansens Recommended Hotel


  • Miami Herald - "The Recently renovated Betsy caters to a creative-thinking clientele"
  • Hot Hotel, Conde Nast Traveller


  • Trip Advisor (Consistently rated in top 5 of over 200 hotels on South Beach)
Forbes, Four Stars

An unexpected departure from bustling Ocean Drive, The Betsy has more awards than rooms.
- Travel + Leisure

Tripadvisor reviews
  • "Perfect romantic getaway in our favorite beach town! The rooms were very cute, very clean, and perfect for our beach needs."

    - Melliet
  • "The The Betsy Hotel is in a great location where you can park your car and walk to everything."

    - Stuart B - Hoover, Alabama
  • "Perfection is the only word that fits it—beautiful in every way."

    - William - Prescott, Arizona
  • "I can’t say enough nice things about the The Betsy Hotel. The service was excellent and very friendly."

    - Joe M
  • "Amazing restoration of a beautiful property within walking distance of the beach and Del South Beach for dinner."

    - Mike R - Juno Beach
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