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While some of the most famous and well-known hotels and resorts are located in South Beach, the area can be noisy, crowded and expensive. Hotels and resorts are located along the entire length of Miami Beach, so travelers should also consider places further north of 23rd St.


  • Jazz on South Beach Hostel, 321 Collins Ave, ☎ +1 305 672-2137 (, fax: +1 305 672-4227). checkin: 3PM; checkout: 11AM. Backpackers hostel in Miami just 1 block from the beach. $21-$35 (dorms), $135 (privates).
  • Miami Beach International Travelers Hostel, 236 9th St, ☎ +1 305 534-0268 (toll free: +1 800 978-6787, ). checkin: 3:15PM; checkout: 11AM. This hostel has 100 rooms. Dorm rooms have four beds. Half of the non-dorm rooms are private. Kitchen, internet access (on a dated computer), video rental library. $13-$15 per room (dorm rooms), $32-$59 per night (regular rooms, low season), $49-$89 per night (regular rooms, high season).
  • South Beach Hostel, 235 Washington Ave, ☎ +1 305 534-6669 (fax: +1 305 672-5495). checkin: 2PM; checkout: noon. The hostel offers shared or private rooms for 4, 6, and 8 people. Security lockers in-dorm, large kitchen and TV area with pool table and internet access. They also have a large bar that is open until 5AM for the party animals with lots of great drink specials. Free transportation to Miami International Airport offered twice a day. If you are traveling on a tight budget, this is a great opportunity to experience South Beach without going overboard. $40 (2 bed room), $24-$28 (single bed).
  • Tropics Hotel & Hostel, 1550 Collins Ave, ☎ +1 305 531-0361. Dorm rooms have four to eight beds per room. Private rooms have TV and phone. Barbecue, pool. $27-39 (dorm rooms), $90-$180 (private rooms).

Mid Range

  • Albion Hotel South Beach, 1650 James Avenue, ☎ +1 305 913-1000. Modern Art Deco hotel ideally situated a couple of blocks to Collins Ave, Ocean Drive. The hotel is stylised as an Ocean Liner and is excellent value for money. The hotel has a large mezzanine level pool, hotel bar and rooms with very comfortable beds - you have been warned! The concierge staff are very helpful and will organise most things for you, there is also valet parking available.
  • Beacon Hotel, 720 Ocean Dr, ☎ +1 305 674-8200, toll-free +1 877 674-8200 (fax: +1 305 674-8976). Rooms are equipped with flat panel LCD TVs, cable television, IP-phones with voicemail and dataport features, in-room mini-bar, and Wi-Fi. $140-$460.
  • The Hotel of South Beach, 801 Collins Ave, ☎ +1 305 531-2222, toll-free +1 877 843-4683 (fax: +1 305 531-3222). Formerly the Tiffany Hotel (as implied by its spire on the top of the building), it was renovated by clothing and home decorating designer Todd Oldham. The Hotel has a blank façade on the outside but a multi-colored space on the inside. The 53 rooms are decorated with mirrors rather than artwork and have plenty of storage space around the room to compensate for room size. There is also a gem-cut swimming pool and lounge on the upper decks, room service, air conditioning, TV, stereo, and Wish, The Hotel’s French-Brazilian restaurant which also has a bar. $245-$285 (winter rates), $144-$245 (off-season rates).
  • Hotel St. Augustine, 347 Washington Ave., ☎ +1 (305) 532-0570. A "boutique" style hotel in the SoFi District with Art Deco architecture and 24 loft-style rooms.
  • The Kent Hotel, 1131 Collins Avenue. A boutique Art Deco hotel offering cool stylish elements of Miami Beach including modern themes, unique colors and furniture.
  • The Loft Hotel, 952 Collins Ave, ☎ +1 305 534-2244 (, fax: +1 305 538-1509. This hotel has 57 rooms. Air conditioning, TV and VCR, clock radio and kitchens in rooms. Starting at $99 per night.
  • Pelican Hotel, 826 Ocean Dr, ☎ +1 305 673-3373. Pelican Hotel claims it is a “toy-hotel” rather than a hotel because every one of its 30 rooms and suites is designed around a theme rather than the hotel itself being designed around a theme. Magnus Ehrland, a Swedish designer, created rooms like the “Psychedelic(ate) Girl,” “Jesus Christ Megastar” and the “Best Whorehouse” (which is said to be the most popular, and hardest to score, room in the hotel). Ehrland used his imagination and a lot of flea market goodies to design the rooms. The hotel also has a restaurant that serves breakfast well into the day, a bar, a concierge, laundry service, air conditioning, TV, refrigerator, hair dryer, iron, safe, and a stereo. $180-$440 per night (winter rates), $155-$310 per night (off-season rates).
  • The Raleigh, 1775 Collins Avenue, ☎ +1 305 534-6300. The 105-room Raleigh hotel is a masterpiece of Art Deco grandeur, designed by legendary architect L. Murray in 1940, and has been a staple of South Beach since its renovation in the 1980's. The pool is fantastic.
  • San Juan Hotel South Beach, 1680 Collins Avenue. The affordable choice to cheap hotels in South Beach, Miami, Florida offering budget traveler's discount lodging accommodations on Collins Avenue near tourist attractions, night life and the beach.
  • Townhouse Hotel, 150 20th Street. Cool, fun, & fresh lodging accommodations steps away from the ocean and Collins Avenue. Modern design & old-fashioned comfort.


  • The Bentley Hotel, 501 Ocean Drive. Yet another Art Deco Hotel in an oceanfront building dating back to from 1934. The Bentley's meticulously restored art deco architecture provides a luxurious, yet intimate environment. One of few upscale options on Ocean Drive.
  • Cardozo Hotel, 501 Ocean Drive. The Cardozo hotel, owned by singer Gloria Estefan and her husband, producer Emilio Estefan Jr., offers a variety of deluxe suites, as well as superior ocean view, and standard accommodations.
  • Delano, 1685 Collins Avenue, ☎ +1 305 672-2000. The hotel has poolside bungalows, the Blue Door restaurant, the Blue Sea restaurant, the Rose Bar, the Agua Spa, penthouse suites and meeting facilities. Known in the past for Madonna hanging around the hotel, nowadays you may find the likes of Food Network star Giada De Laurentiis in the hotel whenever she's in town. The famous hotel lobby has become a nightclub destination in its own right, which is great if you want somewhere to party, not so much if you're just trying to get back to your room. $315-$925 (standard room), $1,000-$2,100 (suite), $1,500-$3,000 (bungalow/two bedroom), $2,400-$3,800 (penthouse).
  • The Setai, 2001 Collins Ave, ☎ +1 305 520-6000. Contemporary Asian style hotel in a reconstructed Deco building. Managed by GHM hotels, operator of the high-end Chedi chain. Quite possibly one of the most expensive boutique hotels in Miami (let alone South Beach) $950-$9000+ per night (ask about their prices for their four bedroom penthouse).
  • The Shore Club Hotel, 1901 Collins Ave, ☎ +1 305 695-3100. Hotel has the Beach House (a private villa), two pools, a spa, the Skybar, Nobu & Ago restaurant, penthouse suites and meeting facilities. $450-$1500 per night.
  • The Tides South Beach Hotel, 1220 Ocean Drive, ☎ +1 305 604-5070. An icon of Art Deco architecture. Debuted a provocative new design in the fall of 2007 by trendsetting designer Kelly Wearstler. The glamorous new design re-dresses the hotel's interiors incorporating elements from the sea, rich textures, sunset colors and vintage recreations with a nod to its illustrious past while setting new standards for future hotel design.


Source: Wikitravel.