Save Your Pennies At These 10 Best Budget Hotels In Miami

If you've ever seen a TV show or movie based in Miami, you're probably convinced that it's a place of extreme wealth. And if you've ever visited areas like Mid-Beach and Brickell, you might believe that this city is wholly unaffordable to the average joe. After all, there are stunning high rises, posh restaurants, and luxury cars throughout this town. But local know that while there is an incredible amount of affluence here, it's not entirely impossible to get by on less than stellar means, even when visiting. 

In fact, there are plenty of places in which you can stay that won't have you breaking the bank. Take the New Yorker Boutique Hotel, for example. This kitschy little place in the heart of MiMo is the perfect place to stay if you simply need a nice place to rest your head while visiting town.

Or if you'd rather stay beach side, one thrifty place to shack up in is the SoBe Hostel. It's right in the middle of the commotion and will save you tons of money, as beds frequently go for as low as $20 a night.

Before booking your next flight and hotel stay, read through this list and see if we don't save you an extra buck or two.




For those looking for a long-term stay without spending a fortune, Habitat Residence, a combination condo and hotel, might be the place for you. Located in the posh neighborhood of Brickell, these apartment-style accommodations offer short and...  Read More



Wishes Hotel provides adults-only accommodations at an affordable rate, perfect for anyone dropping into Miami for a night or two who isn't looking to be in the midst of South Beach nor so far removed from the nightlife. This modest hotel is...  Read More



Being a chain hotel, this Holiday Inn Express is required to meet certain standards in order to continue operating under the HI brand. But while some locations might exhibit less than stellar customer service or subpar cleanliness, this Holiday...  Read More



When it comes to relatively cheap hotels in downtown South Beach, Miami, this all-suite boutique hotel is one of the classiest and most reasonably priced. Registered as a National Historic Monument yet boasting a sleek, modern interior, the...  Read More



It's hip, it's hot, and for under $100 a night, you can call it home--at least, temporarily. The Whitelaw Hotel has a reputation for being something of a party spot, especially during high tourist season. Party-lovers flock to this cheeky and...  Read More

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If you're looking for cheap without going the motels route, Miami, Florida has just the place: Townhouse Hotel in South Beach, 30 seconds from the Atlantic. Described by the designer as "a happy, unpretentious place for people who have style but...  Read More



Lovely and laid-back, this satisfyingly cheap hotel's location in the heart of South Beach, Miami delights, while the playful lobby design, down-to-earth staff and simple, chic rooms bring a smile to every guest's face. Visitors can unwind in a...  Read More



The New Yorker Boutique Hotel located in the MiMo district of Miami displays a kitschy combo of contemporary decor and 1950s era accents. And it's no wonder since its technically housed within an old 1950s motel. The hotel is just minutes from...  Read More



Visitors seeking cheap motels for an economical Miami, Florida vacation can raise their expectations without raising their price range at the award-winning Essex House. Just one block from the ocean in the Art Deco District, this boutique beauty...  Read More



If you're not averse to sharing a room (or a bathroom) with one or more strangers in the interest of saving a few (or a lot of) bucks, SoBe hostel is the place for you. This chic hostel located on the popular Washington Avenue is just a 5 minute...  Read More


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