8 Cheap Hotels to Make the Most of Your Miami Trip

Ocean Drive is home to some of Miami's most stylish hotels
Ocean Drive is home to some of Miami's most stylish hotels | © Ian Dagnall / Alamy Stock Photo
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Freelance Writer27 October 2020

From trendy boutique hotels in the heart of South Beach to mid-range suites Downtown, these are the most stylish and affordable hotels in Miami, Florida.

Eurostars Langford

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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.

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Lincoln Arms Suites

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In the heart of Miami Beach and a short walk to the oceanfront, 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.

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Hotel Arya

Independent Hotel, Hotel
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Just across from the lush Peacock Park in Coconut Grove, Arya is a modern arty waterfront 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 (139sqm) 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 lounger. Meanwhile the Panorama Restaurant offers upscale American fare with scenic views from the eighth floor.

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Life House

Boutique Hotel
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In the heart of Little Havana, Life House is a vibrant 1920s-era hotel with a sultry Cuban influence. Lush palms and handsome monochrome-tiled interiors create a sophisticated yet relaxed atmosphere. Spread over three floors, the 33 guest rooms feature dark wood floors, dado rails and framed black-and-white photos on the walls. For group travelers on a budget, there is also a bohemian suite with sleek loft beds that can sleep four to eight. The location means that you can easily walk to the popular Latin restaurants on Calle Ocho or take a quick cab to Downtown and the Wynwood art district.

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The Copper Door

Boutique Hotel, Bed and Breakfast, Hotel
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Two blocks from the Miami River in historic Overtown, the Copper Door is a quaint bed and breakfast concept with serious culinary perks. In the lobby, original terrazzo floors and restored vintage furnishings add to the building’s retro beauty. The 22 intimate rooms and suites feature sleek minimal decor with colorful floral-printed accent walls and natural wood flooring. You can easily walk to the Brightline rail station for access to Wynwood and Little Havana with connections to the beaches and a variety of popular attractions. The reasonable room rates include a five-star home-made breakfast.

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  • Seaside

    Budget Hotel, Suite Hotel, Hotel, Apartment
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    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-size 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 is 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.

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    Crystal Beach Suites

    Budget Hotel, Suite Hotel
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    Crystal Beach is a waterfront hotel located on the quiet side of North Beach on Collins Avenue. One-bedroom suites can accommodate up to four people, some with ocean views. The beachfront pool is the perfect place to lounge in the sun after a swim in the ocean and an adjacent boardwalk provides miles of walking, jogging or cycling opportunities. Work on your beach body or keep up with your training routine at the full-sized on-site fitness center. Just minutes away from the famous Bal Harbor Shops, Lincoln Road Mall and a variety of restaurants and bars, this beachside getaway is the ideal budget-friendly accommodation.

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    L Hotel

    Boutique Hotel
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    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, there is complimentary breakfast served in the lobby every morning from 8am until 10am.

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    These recommendations were updated on October 27, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.