Miami Florida on a budget?!?
That sounds nearly impossible. But before I went to Miami, I did believe the hype of how expensive the city is. Some things are expensive, LIV nightclub charges $60 for club entrance on a regular night! Besides that one purchase (and need I mention I am NOT a clubber!) I was happy to find so many inexpensive things to do and STAY! I found 4 inexpensive places to stay for a small budget that each offers a unique experience. Two of the Hotels are right on Collins Drive, Miami Beach!
Here are the best inexpensive stays in Miami, FL.
I love Airbnb’s for a million reasons, but my forever reason is COST. They are usually a cheaper stay option compared hotels and Miami confirmed this theory. We booked a villa with Yamile, and the villa exceeded my expectations. The amenities mini kitchen area with sink, coffee pot, mini fridge and microwave. The villa sleeps 4. It was conveniently located near everything Airport, Little Havana, South Beach, and downtown Miami were all 15-30 minutes away. For the 4-day trip we only spent $300 compared to $300 a night at some hotels * cough cough* Hilton Miami.
Link to my Airbnb
The space is a simple apartment style hotel. Guest have the option of selecting a room with a private or a shared bathroom ( As always shared is cheaper). This location is near several bus lines with access to Miami International Airport which is 23 minute/bus. Things to Do: Wynwood/Design District 10 minutes/drive, South Beach 18 minute/drive, Jungle Island 13-minute drive. Room rentals range from $75-$146 per night depending on room selection. The company also has another location Hudson House Wynwood. In the Wynwood district rentals range from $80-$100 per night. I know you are thinking, “dang that is a little pricey” but both locations have a very private/clean and close to the happening art district, Wynwood.
Check out the Beginners Guide to Wynwood to help you plan your trip.
Posh Hostel South Beach
The Posh Hostel is luxury boutique loft style hostel located right on Collins Drive. It is literally near every hot spot location on South Beach. The hotel does offer $35/day valet parking and trust me parking in South Beach is a nightmare. The space offers rooftop pool and deck, complementary shuttle from/to Miami International Airport (MIA), free drinks 7-8PM, plus much more. Plant Theory is an onsite vegan restaurant with several yummy food options. The space offers bunk bed accommodations price ranging from $30-$50 per night. Super inexpensive for what you are getting! If you want to be close to everything without paying huge hotel prices, then Posh is where you need to book.
The Julia is 29 room ADULT ONLY hotel located near Miami Beach. Each room has its own creative design that is gorgeous. This hotel is near more than just the beach. While you are visiting Miami Beach stop by the World Erotic Art Museum Miami. Visitors can view collection erotic pieces throughout history. Prices vary by night stay and time of the year but for a 3-day stay in February the total was $197.31. If you book 7 days in advance you can save money through there Book Early & Save program. The amenity fees includes access to continental breakfast, wine & cheese happy hour and beach towels/chairs.
Want more Miami Post? Check out the Beginners Guide to Wynwood