Miami Hotels on the Cheap: Six Florida Stays to Fit any Budget
You don’t have to go broke to stay in this party city. Heat up your stay in Miami with these affordable but truly awesome accommodations.
The charmingly named and even more charmingly decorated Penguin Hotel is a great place to stay for those who don’t want to break the bank. This hotel is not only budget friendly, it is clean, comfortable and close to the best part of Miami—the beach!
The most popular features of this hotel are the free included breakfasts, a prime location on the beach and the windows that actually open (It’s true!) and let in some fresh ocean air. You don’t have to leave the hotel to grab a bite to eat or a fun cocktail. They feature unique and fresh menu items along with a great happy hour.
Location: 1418 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139
The Hotel Shelley is a great location on Miami Beach for anyone who wants to be close to the beach and to the lively downtown. The staff is known to be very friendly and helpful to all who wander in. The place is very reasonably priced compared to the other hotels nearby and it is kept very clean and charmingly decorated.
This place has a great little bar and lounge for people to hang out and enjoy the Miami nightlife from the comfort of their own hotel. If you plan on venturing out, it is a great place to grab a drink or three before hitting the town.
Location: 844 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Courtyard Miami Beach Oceanfront
As a big name in the business, the Marriott Courtyard Miami Beach Oceanfront has a reputation to uphold and it does that well and without the crippling price tag of similar hotels. The ocean view rooms are stellar and the hotel is a perfect place to just relax and enjoy some sunshine.
The location is true to its name and has its own beach access and throws a pool into the deal as well. Downtown is a short cab ride away if you want to shop or hit some bars and restaurants, but the hotel is in a fun neighborhood and even closer to some great Miami Beach attractions.
Location: 3925 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33140
This hidden gem of Miami Beach may not be one of the bigger hotels, but it is a perfect little hideaway spot that is great for relaxing and crashing. The bar and pool area is a great place to lounge during the day and it's also a great party place after the sun goes down since it is open to the public.
The Freehand Miami is a hostel but it's hard to compare to other hostels because it has private rooms with great beds. They do have a small kitchen area that you can use, as well as bike rentals that make it easier to get around. The beach is only a short 4 minute walk away, so get ready to have a great time while saving money.
Location: 2727 Indian Creek Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33140
Edgewater South Beach
This pretty little piece of Miami paradise is not only budget friendly, it is in a prime location right across the street from the beautiful ocean. They even give you beach chairs to make your beach time more enjoyable. The Edgewater has an air of beauty and simple comfort that will make you feel at home immediately.
Breakfast is complimentary here and the rooms are up-to-date and clean. If you must bring work along with you, wifi is free. You can also bring your furry friends since they welcome pets at the Edgewater as well. There are plenty of things to do in the area so you will have plenty of restaurants, clubs and bars to choose from.
Location: 1410 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139
This charming little art deco hotel is a true Miami-inspired place to stay. La Flora will definitely be a pleasant surprise for those looking for affordable accommodation. The deal you get is incredible because not only is the location prime, the staff is super friendly and the amenities are truly great for the price.
Being walking distance from Ocean Drive, the beach and plenty of nightlife venues is definitely a plus. The location is quiet and convenient though since it is off the main strip. Public parking is nearby for those that drive and happy hour is a must before a night on the town. They definitely keep the place clean and you will love the charming and spacious rooms. What else can we say? Breakfast is complimentary, pets are allowed, internet is free and you can even get a beach umbrella and towel. Just book your stay already!
Location: 1238 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
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