The 10 Best Cheap Hotels in Miami

Laine Doss | April 18, 2018

Miami has long been called the American Riviera. Television shows and movies have long portrayed the Magic City as one of affluence with exotic cars and celebrities playing under the sun. Despite the fact that Miami does hold a lot of plush amenities, you don't need to be a millionaire to explore Wynwood's art scene and South Beach's famed Ocean Drive. There are cheap hotels in Miami -- you just have to do a little research. Here are some good values for the money.


Villa Paradiso

Why it made the list

This tiny little property, tucked away in the middle of South Beach's Collins Avenue, offers clean accommodations that are perfect for budget travelers like full kitchens and complimentary beach towels.

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The Lord Balfour

Why it made the list

The Lord Balfour offers quirky and artistic rooms just a block from the beach and a short walk to Ocean Drive. The hotel, located in the South of Fifth neighborhood, is close to the famed Joe's Stone Crab.

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Hotel St. Michel

Why it made the list

This 28-room boutique hotel in Coral Gables features old world charm. Each room is furnished differently, and offers complimentary wireless and pillowtop beds. The hotel has no restaurant, but is walking distance to Coral Gables' famed Miracle Mile, featuring a host of places to eat and shop.

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Essex House

Why it made the list

This art deco gem is part of the vibrant Clevalander complex, but is the quieter side of that hotel's party scene. Guest rooms are decorated tastefully and the property is just across the street from the beach and is located directly on Ocean Drive.

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Circa 39 Hotel

Why it made the list

The Circa 39 Hotel is located in Mid Beach, making for a more relaxed vacation. The hotel is across the street from the beach and offers guest rooms decorated in citrus colors. Be sure to grab a drink at Wunderbar, a Miami Beach hidden gem.

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Cadet Hotel

Why it made the list

This boutique hotel in the heart of South Beach is rich in history. Clark Gable stayed here during World War II. The hotel is a few blocks from the beach and doesn't have a host of resort facilities, but guests who are willing to forego pool parties will find a deal in its rooms.

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Catalina Hotel & Beach Club

Why it made the list

Actually a series of hotels aligned, the Catalina is all about the party. Visitors to South Beach who plan on staying up all night to explore its vibrant nightlife will love the Catalina with amenities like a complimentary guest happy hour, a free shuttle to Miami International Airport, and a 24 hour bistro on premises.

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Dream South Beach Miami

Why it made the list

Located right off South Beach's Ocean Drive, the Dream offers plenty of amenities for a well-priced hotel including a rooftop deck that hosts weekly parties, 107 rooms and suites with WiFi, and spa robes. Celebrity chef Ralph Pagano's Naked Taco offers Mexican food and bespoke margaritas with a party vibe.

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YVE Hotel Miami

Why it made the list

Located in Downtown Miami, the YVE Hotel offers rooms with city views and clean, modern furnishings. The YVE is directly across the street from the shops and restaurants of Bayside Marketplace and is just down the road from American Airlines Arena and the Port of Miami. For dinner, try Biscayne Tavern, which offers upscale pub fare and a good local craft beer selection.

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Pelican Miami Beach

Why it made the list

If you don't like cookie cutter hotel rooms, the Pelican is a refreshing choice. Guest rooms are designed by Diesel JEans with different themes from cowboy to outer space. The art deco gem is directly on Ocean Drive, but room rates are surprisingly affordable -- especially during off season months like August and September.

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