The Best Budget Hotels to Book in Downtown Miami

You can lounge by the pool under the Florida sun when you stay in the best budget hotels in Downtown Miami
You can lounge by the pool under the Florida sun when you stay in the best budget hotels in Downtown Miami | Courtesy of Aloft Miami / Expedia
J. Fergus

In a city which is mostly flat, Downtown Miami’s skyline pulls focus with its glistening skyscrapers and captivating condos, buzzing bars and high-end hotels. Fortunately for the budget-conscious traveler, there are a few places in the heart of Brickell which won’t empty your wallet. B&Bs in Overtown and design-fresh hotels near the Bayside Marketplace – here’s our pick of the best cheap hotels in Downtown Miami when you’re watching your dollars.

1. The Copper Door Bed and Breakfast

Boutique Hotel, Bed and Breakfast, Hotel

A light bedroom at The Copper Door B&B, Miami, with two beds, wooden floor, chairs, lamps and a TV
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In the historic neighborhood of Overtown, this building has been returned to its 1940s glory in the form of a bed and breakfast. The Copper Door has vintage-style rooms which feature full, queen or king-sized beds, and it also has three suites with more of a boutique hotel feel than a traditional B&B. Many of the rooms feature accent walls or ceilings, with Instagram-friendly wallpaper, intricately-tiled bathrooms, and garden views. The complimentary daily breakfast is made to feel personal, with deftly fried eggs, freshly baked cinnamon rolls, and sweet potato hashes. The Copper Door also hosts some great pop-up community events for an added incentive.

2. YVE Hotel Miami

Hotel, Boutique Hotel, Bed and Breakfast

When you think of a classy Miami hotel, you might imagine something like the glossy lobby and modern design of YVE. From the chairs in the restaurant to the yoga mats in the gym, bright accents from the signature Miami color palette punctuate this hotel. Most guest rooms look out at the skyline or Biscayne Bay, and the affordable bar-restaurant (the Biscayne Tavern) tops the list of on-site amenities with its American menu and more than a dozen craft beers. The hotel is a short walk from the Bayside Marketplace (great for shopping and eating) and the basketball arena, which also hosts concerts with some impressive headliners.

3. Holiday Inn Port of Miami-Downtown


An outdoor swimming pool at Inn Port of Miami, with green parasols, sun loungers and city views
Courtesy of Holiday Inn Port of Miami / Expedia
This Holiday Inn is just a couple of blocks away from the YVE Hotel, and its affordability and prime location make it a popular pick if you’re heading out on a cruise from the nearby seaport. As well as standard rooms, the hotel has some larger suites with living rooms to lounge in during your stay. Suite guests also enjoy the use of a mini-fridge, but you can always rent one from the front desk if needed. The outdoor pool is lined with stylish deckchairs, making it the ideal place to relax and catch some rays in the Miami sun.

4. SpringHill Suites Miami Downtown/Medical Center


An outdoor seating area at SpringHill Suites Miami Downtown, with sofas, tables, chairs, bushes and palm trees
Courtesy of SpringHill Suites Miami Downtown / Expedia

The newly refurbished SpringHill Suites offers spacious studios with sofas to help you unwind after a busy day enjoying the beaches in Miami. Make the room even cozier by setting your pillow preferences for a perfect night’s sleep. Choose from the breakfast buffet or order hot dishes straight from the kitchen in the morning. If you want to get some exercise, you can take advantage of the fitness center and pool in the hotel. This north downtown hotel is wonderfully close to the freeway, so you can quickly get to the other popular neighborhoods in the city.

5. Aloft Miami – Brickell

Hotel, Boutique Hotel, Bed and Breakfast, Spa Hotel

There’s always something good going on in the lobby of Aloft Miami. Music hums in its futuristic entryway while the bar draws in crowds with happy-hour drinks and its popular pool table. Many contemporary rooms have a balcony overlooking the city – but the outdoor pool area’s the place to be. Lined with palm trees and deckchairs, it’s perfect for relaxing, so grab a lounger and take in the Florida sunshine.

6. Stay Alfred Brickell

Budget Hotel, Hotel, Apartment

A room with a modern decor, a coffee table, sofa, armchair, wall art and a balcony with city views at Stay Alfred Brickell
Courtesy of Stay Alfred Brickell / Expedia

Stay Alfred Brickell takes the best parts of an Airbnb or vacation rental and adds hotel extras like a luxurious pool and on-site gym. Across the Miami River from downtown, the property has one, two, and three-bedroom condos which provide well-styled rooms, a dishwasher, and other top-of-the-line appliances. When venturing out, you’re just a short walk from the free Metromover, which will take you all over; and when the fast pace of the city center becomes overwhelming, stay close to home and check out the lively bars and restaurants in Brickell.

Looking for more budget-friendly hotels in Miami? Check out our guide to the best cheap hotels to book for your Miami trip, bookable with Culture Trip.

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