The Best Cheap Hotels to Book in Florida, USA

See and do as much as possible on your Florida vacation with a stay at a budget-friendly hotel
See and do as much as possible on your Florida vacation with a stay at a budget-friendly hotel | © dennizn / Alamy Stock Photo
Nick Dauk

Let’s face it: while a Florida holiday is always money well spent, your budget can easily be stretched to the limit with so many amazing sights and experiences to indulge in. You want to see and do as much as possible without ending up bankrupt, which is where we come in. Read on for our list of the best cheap hotels in Florida. No need to fret over funds to have a memorable stay in these little beauties – bookable on Culture Trip.

1. Gale South Beach, Curio Collection by Hilton

Boutique Hotel, Business Hotel, Hotel

Compact double room at the Gale South Beach, Curio Collection by Hilton, with black-and-white framed photos on the wall and a small balcony area.
© Gale South Beach, Curio Collection by Hilton / Expedia

Yes, you can stay one block from South Beach without paying an arm and a leg. Gale South Beach, Curio Collection by Hilton is an affordable Art Deco escape that rolls out fresh, minty-white decor and vintage-inspired furniture. You’ll never believe you’re not staying at a design hotel – and you’ll swear you’re in Naples, scarfing down pizza margherita al fresco at the Dolce Italian restaurant. Only steps from South Beach and Lincoln Road, this place is an unbelievably great hotel with suites at an even more improbable price.

2. Freehand Miami

Boutique Hotel, Budget Hotel, Hostel, Hotel

Double room at Freehand Miami with a blue wooden bed, red stripes on the wall and a red, freestanding minibar.
© Freehand Miami / Expedia

The bar’s the star at Freehand Miami: Broken Shaker appears on countless hip-watering-hole lists – for good reason, you’ll soon understand, sipping another gin-laced Classic Randy and absorbing the free-minded community spirit. What better way to prepare for a night out in nearby Miami Beach and South Beach? The jaunty red, white and blue-tinted dorms and private suites cater to every budget, and 27 Restaurant & Bar has winning ways with seafood – think spicy Thai mussels and shrimp dumplings – at decent prices. Get chatting at happy hour and learn more about how to do South Beach on a budget.

3. Circa 39 Hotel Miami Beach

Boutique Hotel

Double room at Circa 39 Hotel Miami Beach with coral-pink and sage-green decor, mid-century-style furniture and framed prints on the wall.
© Circa 39 Hotel Miami Beach / Expedia

39 is the lucky number at Circa 39 Hotel Miami Beach in the “Wundermile,” as they call the middle stretch of Miami Beach. Circa 39 is a modestly priced Art Deco boutique hotel of spring-fresh rooms with stylish bare floors. Wiry basket chairs amid foliage at its heart invite you to linger. An affordable “double double” room for two can comfortably accommodate four for a small surcharge. Book direct on the website, and they’ll sweeten the pot with free breakfasts, exclusive discounts at a nearby spa and three free gifts that you can pick out. By the way, the magnificent white sands across the street are yours to roam at no cost.

4. YVE Hotel Miami

Hotel, Boutique Hotel, Bed and Breakfast

Minimalist double room at YVE Hotel Miami, with white and cream decor and a sea view from the window.
© YVE Hotel Miami / Expedia
Live the Downtown Miami life at a discount with a stay at YVE Hotel Miami. This part of town is gritty and great after dark, and the 243 skyline-view suites cost less than a night out clubbing. Cheap drinks and Cuban eats are sold in the lobby. For only a few bucks more, you can upgrade to an amenity package that includes unlimited wifi, bottles of water in your room, a signature cocktail at their bar and a discount at Hard Rock Cafe Downtown Miami.

5. Ocean Beach Palace Hotel and Suites

Hotel, Chain Hotel

Twin room at the Ocean Beach Palace Hotel and Suites, with white and beige decor, rose stems on the beds and a garden view.
© Ocean Beach Palace Hotel and Suites / Expedia

Here’s a right regal Fort Lauderdale base that won’t put a dent in your funds. You’re within a short walk of the beach, but chances are you’ll do little more than hang out on the sundeck sipping a Cuba Libre or chilling in a cabana – if, that is, you can tear yourself away from the whirlpool tub in your room. Just make sure you spend plenty of time working on your tan poolside on a lounger to gain the rich Floridian glow that marks out the coolest locals.

6. Fortuna Hotel

Hotel, Chain Hotel

Double room at the Fortuna Hotel with padded blue headboard and two matching armchairs, and matching blue-and-white stripy curtains and valance.
© Fortuna Hotel / Expedia

Laid-back living in the midst of the Fort Lauderdale beach scene is what you’re here for at Fortuna. Rooms – some monochrome, some tropically vivid, with sunshine-yellow bursts – provide plenty of space to work. There’s room for relaxation, too, with two pools and an expansive lawn. If you’re the kind who plans your budget down to the last penny, visit the lobby Fun Center for help creating an itinerary of the best (and best-value-for-money) activities in Fort Lauderdale.

7. Hampton Inn Jacksonville Beach/Oceanfront

Hotel, Chain Hotel

Twin room at the Hampton Inn Jacksonville Beach/Oceanfront, with blue and white decor, a desk and a balcony.
© Hampton Inn Jacksonville Beach / Oceanfront / Expedia

Jacksonville is a wonderful place for a budget Florida vacation, and the oceanfront Hampton Inn will help you stay on track, especially if you’re traveling with the family. Guest rooms and suites are business-smart, with ridiculously comfy beds for adults and pull-out sofas for kids. Expect high chairs, cribs and a children’s menu that young ones will actually adore, too. Free breakfasts and beverages plus a short stroll to Jacksonville Beach equals an effortless, inexpensive Florida escape.

8. Amelia Hotel at the Beach


Aerial view of Amelia Hotel at the Beach, a terracotta-colored three-story property just one block from a long, sandy beach.
© Amelia Hotel at the Beach / Expedia

Amelia Hotel at the Beach delivers an Amelia Island vacation that’ll placate your bank manager, too. You’ll receive first-class amenities at an affordable rate, allowing you to save your hard-earned cash for activities in the vicinity – among them fishing charters, ghost tours and shopping sprees. There’s free breakfast each morning, but all rooms have a coffee-maker, a mini-fridge and a microwave for quick-fix sustenance. If you can spare a little more for a properly luxurious experience, you won’t regret booking the Terrace Suite with its whirlpool tub and fireplace.

For more options, discover our guide to the best hotels in Florida for every traveler. If you feel inspired to splash the cash after all, discover our guide to the best luxury hotels in Florida and book now on Culture Trip.

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