The Best Cheap Hotels to Book for Your Miami Trip

Ocean Drive is home to some of Miamis most stylish hotels
Ocean Drive is home to some of Miami's most stylish hotels | © Ian Dagnall / Alamy Stock Photo
Dominic Bertolami

Freelance writer

From trendy boutique hotels in the heart of South Beach to mid-range suites Downtown, these are the most stylish and cheap hotels in Miami, Florida – all bookable on Culture Trip.

1. Ithaca of South Beach Hotel, for Ocean Drive views

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Spacious accessible room in white and turquoise with chandelier and flatscreen TV at Ithaca of South Beach Hotel, Miami
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Looking for a cheap Miami Beach hotel with extra pizzazz? Nearly every one of the 11 rooms in this apartment-style boutique hotel has a view of Ocean Drive, where you’ll be situated. Bright statement walls in rooms – which include an accessible option – add color to the mostly white spaces, where you can chill on comfy seating and – in some – work at the handy desk. Don’t worry about any practicalities: the 24/7 digital concierge team will help.

2. Bars B&B South Beach Miami Boutique Hotel, for Art Deco vibes

Boutique Hotel

A sheltered outdoor lounge with low-rise seats and greenery at Bars B and B South Beach Miami Boutique Hotel
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Rooms at this Art Deco District stay are simple with vibrant touches like patterned rugs and bright wall art. It’s the amenities you’ll really love: from complimentary breakfast and beach towels, to the atmospheric Asian-style garden. The concierge team can help you make the most of your trip, offering all sorts of assistance, from spa bookings to tour reservations. The shared kitchen means you can rustle up dinner – but make sure you save room for the nightly complimentary wine and cheese.

3. Hilton Miami Downtown, for stellar views


Spacious king suite with L-shaped couch, carpet and floor-to-ceiling windows at Hilton Miami Downtown
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Watch the sunset over Miami from the skyline-view rooftop pool with bar, then see the Biscayne Bay area sparkle from your bed when you choose a bay-view room at this cheap hotel in Miami. Come morning, sip Starbucks in the lobby and hit the fitness room. Drive 10 minutes to get to South Beach and the Port of Miami or hop on the free Metromover nearby to reach Downtown. Bringing your furry friend? They have pet-friendly rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows, just like every room.

4. Tree House Studio Hotel, for boutique stylings

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Bedroom with rustic wood furnishings, elephant photo print and hanging lantern at Tree House Studio Hotel, Miami
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Feel at home in the hip MiMo District by staying in this apartment-style boutique hotel in Miami. Expect simple but modern bedrooms with private bathrooms, as well as a downstairs shared space where you can relax. The fridge and microwave will come in handy for simple home cooking. You’ll appreciate hotel-like virtual guest support: a team is on-hand to help when you need them.

5. Eurostars Langford, for vintage appeal


Upscale king room with parquet floors and large desk with shelves at Eurostars Langford in Downtown Miami
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Two blocks from Bayfront Park in Downtown Miami, Eurostars Langford is a charming 1920s landmark Beaux-Arts building, with a soaring ground-floor lobby, original crown molding, marble walls and vintage brass elevators. The 126 guest rooms have an urban appeal, with parquet floors and minimal antique furniture. Bloom Skybar, the rooftop lounge, offers classic cocktails and small bites with impressive city views. The hotel, which is surprisingly affordable, is within walking distance to popular nightlife destinations, including Lost Boy and Mama Tried.

6. Lincoln Arms Suites, for retro cool

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Modern bedroom with dark wood floors and patterned curtains at Lincoln Arms Suites, a South Beach Group Hotel, Miami
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In the heart of Miami Beach and a short walk to the ocean, Lincoln Arms Suites is a mid-range hotel situated inside a restored Art Deco building from 1942. The retro-chic lobby has original terrazzo floors, riveted steel and leather armchairs and a stylish Edison bulb chandelier. The 43 remodeled studios and one-bedroom suites feature wood floors, full-sized kitchens and well-placed modern furnishings. There is a sunny rooftop lounge with plush chairs and an exclusive happy hour offered at sister hotels. Within striking distance of popular beaches, restaurants and nightlife, this place is ideal for exploring Miami Beach’s quieter side.

7. Hotel Arya, for contemporary chic

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Rooftop pool with orange-cushioned lounge chairs and panoramic bay views at Hotel Arya in Coconut Grove
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Just across from the lush Peacock Park in Coconut Grove, Arya is a modern arty waterfront Miami hotel with unobstructed views of Biscayne Bay. Hardwood floors and white paneling are an ideal backdrop to the colorful prints, metallic sculptures and framed photographs on display. Bright guest rooms range in size from 280sqft (26sqm) to more than 1,500sqft (140sqm) with private balconies, contemporary furnishings and granite countertops. There’s a rooftop pool where you can spend the day relaxing with food and drink brought to your lounge chair. Meanwhile, the Panorama Restaurant offers upscale American fare with scenic views from the eighth floor.

8. Seaside, for harborside walks

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Spacious double room with cream headboards, pops of periwinkle blue and grey couch at Seaside All Suites Hotel, Miami
Courtesy of Seaside All Suites Hotel, a South Beach Group Hotel / Expedia

Located a block from the beach, not far from Bal Harbour, Seaside is a newly constructed North Beach boutique hotel with all the comforts of home. Bright, apartment-style rooms feature modern furnishings and full-sized kitchens. Studios are quite affordable, with one-bedrooms and doubles also available at a slightly higher cost. Take a dip in the courtyard pool or walk just a few minutes and you can swim in the ocean. It’s a short drive to popular nightlife destinations and a quick stroll to many shops, restaurants and the pristine North Shore Park. Access everything Miami has to offer while staying far enough away to relax and unwind properly.

9. L Hotel, for a boutique feel

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Guest room with palm-leaf-print accent wall, yellow armchair, brown curtains and burgundy carpet at the L Hotel, Miami
Courtesy of the L Hotel / Expedia

In the heart of trendy Mid-Beach, L Hotel is a mid-range boutique set inside a quaint Art Deco building. With only three floors, the modest hotel offers an intimate alternative to the chic high-rises of South Beach. The hotel’s 40 bright guest rooms are spacious and modern with metallic palm-leaf printed accent walls. Ideally located, the hotel is within walking distance to both the beach and some of Miami’s hottest nightlife destinations – including LIV. Although services are limited, complimentary breakfast is served in the lobby every morning from 8am until 10am.

Kim Gregory contributed additional reporting to this article.
To discover more hotels in Miami, check out our guide to where to book a stay in Miami. For alternative accommodation options, read our rundown of accommodation in Miami Beach for the savvy traveller, bookable with Culture Trip.

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