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Changing plans for South Beach Vacation

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We were heading to The Betsy at the end of April for a few days before driving down the keys. Rethinking the Miami stay now with the crowds, high crime, etc. I know spring break has exasperated the situation but is the pot, anything goes behavior normal all the time in this area?

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The Betsy is at the mellower northern end of the incidents you see on TV. I have never stayed there but have eaten there. Pot smell is not uncommon in Miami Beach. Try Loews just a couple of blockd away. They would not put up with nonsense and keep things in line.

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Betsy is an excellent hotel at the north end of Ocean Drive, and spring break will be long over by then. I would not change.

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Based on the walk I just returned from, if the smell of pot concerns you, you might not want to spend too much time in Key West! 😱

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What about the Lennox? I could reserve Loews or Lennox but they would both be much more expensive as I got a cyber Monday deal at the Betsy.

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Lennox is a fine hotel, but not necessarily better than the Betsy. For the good rate you’re apparently getting, I’d stay with Betsy.

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