We loved the Betsy! Great location, great rooms, great buzz. Breakfast on the terrace at the front of the hotel was cool. Great things to eat and to see as the world walks, jogs and runs past in various outfits and with various animals.
A colonial feel, muted shades and dark wood – for when you tire of the art deco colours and lights that South Beach is famous for.
Not all rooms can face the ocean – and we had a cute junior suite (upgrade free as SLH members) which had a decent – not large – bedroom and a great little dressing room / sitting room. All the amenities you would expect.
Very helpful staff – got my iPhone and iPad working with their wifi – no problems! Oh, yes FREE wifi!
BLT STEAK is the hotel restaurant – good food, simply presented and great service – just what you would expect. (BLT does not stand for bacon lettuce and tomato but in fact Bistro Laurent Tourondel!). http://www.zagat.com/r/blt-steak-miami-beach
Cab from airport a fixed city rate – well priced and quick.
We booked the hotel through the SLH web site with the lowest price guarantee. As it happens we saw a lower price a little later and SHL kept the guarantee and the hotel even discounted the room further as an apology. As we say above we even got the SLH upgrade too.
Recommend – book via SLH the guarantee is real.
Room Tip: Try a junior suite