Whether an understated Art Deco gem teeming with nightlife or a colorful boutique hotel with a glorious view, these top budget-friendly hotels in Miami Beach offer the best in affordability and variety.Less
The AC Hotel by Marriott is a modern-style hotel located in Mid-Beach with 150 rooms and elegantly understated decor. A gallerist curates the rotating collection of local contemporary art on display in the lobby. Guest rooms are spacious with a minimalist design and feature comfortable beds and floor-to-ceiling windows. Classic cocktails are served alongside tapas at the hotel’s Gin + Collins lounge, featuring tall, tufted banquette seating and a stylish marble bar.
This trendy boutique hotel in the heart of South Beach’s Art Deco Historic District is the perfect location to revel in Miami’s hedonistic tendencies. Dream South Beach’s 108 uniquely designed retro rooms are moderately priced and have the atmosphere of a moody nightclub, complete with colorful lights and brocade-upholstered cushions. Catering to a younger crowd, HIGHBAR – a 1970s-inspired rooftop pool and lounge – has guest DJs and high-energy parties most nights.
Originally built in 1939, this historic oceanfront hotel is a South Beach legacy. Located in the heart of the Art Deco Historic District, the National Hotel exemplifies vintage style, from its original terrazzo floors and curvilinear recessed ceilings to its iconic 205ft (62m) swimming pool. Adding to its throwback appeal, the rooms are adorned with rich cherry-wood headboards and polished-chrome bedside lamps.
This budget-friendly lodging is set along the quaint walking street Española Way, a few minutes from the ocean in South Beach. With a pink-stucco facade and Spanish-tile roofs, El Paseo Hotel comprises five three-story villas. Painted in pastel hues of turquoise and seafoam green, the guest quarters are surprisingly spacious and contain Juliet balconies overlooking the bustling avenue below.
Casa Faena – the sister property of the luxurious Faena Hotel – is an affordable Spanish-style boutique hotel with a lovely garden terrace. The bright and airy rooms feature handwoven Argentinian throw blankets and pillows, creating a comfortable atmosphere. Serving bold Mexican flavors, the spacious on-site restaurant, Gitano, is open for lunch and dinner. Guests also have access to the facilities at the Faena Hotel, including the Tierra Santa Spa.
Located close to the southern point of South Beach, the Local House feels like a home rather than a hotel, complete with soft blue interiors and whitewashed wooden furniture. The cozy rooms feature ocean-themed accents, and some even have balconies with lovely ocean views. For local cuisine and cocktails to suit every palate, visit the Local House Restaurant, and for exploring the area, the hotel offers complimentary bikes.
This historic Mediterranean Revival property was built in the 1930s, and although it’s undergone a redesign with contemporary touches, a vintage charm still shines through. Two blocks from the beach on Washington Avenue, Kimpton Angler’s Hotel has plenty of lush landscaping, creating an atmosphere that is private and serene. There are 132 rooms, including modern-style suites with floor-to-ceiling windows and modest original lofts.
Sister to the luxurious Shelborne Hotel, the Gale South Beach is a laid-back alternative. Located just across the street on Collins Avenue, enjoy Miami’s finer side without the hefty price tag. Set in a timeless Art Deco-style building, the vintage glamour is tastefully accentuated with a color palette of cream and navy blues and dark hardwood flooring. The hotel’s 87 guest suites play on its classic appeal with vintage-style furniture and framed black-and-white photos.