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Miami Hotels: From Airbnb to Hidden Gems

By DeAnna Taylor

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Where you stay plays a major role in the success of any trip. Luckily, there is an accommodation for every budget in Miami.

 

Miami is known as the home of gorgeous people and gorgeous beaches. It seems everyone tries to get down to the United States’ very own paradise at least once in their lifetime.

 

Looking to travel to Miami soon? Check out this list of some of our favorite hotels and Airbnb’s in and around the coastal city.

 

Miami Hotels

 

Loews Miami Beach Hotel: Deemed as one of Miami’s largest hotels, this spot does not skimp on the luxury. With its recent 50 million dollar renovation, Loews now brings guests an adult-only cabana pool club. You will spend a good chunk of change to stay here but if luxury is what you are going for, this is your place.

 

Photo courtesy of Loews Miami

 

The Fontainebleu Miami: Located on Collins Avenue, this is a hotel you are sure to hear about. The 1,504 room resort features two new towers, 12 restaurants and bars, and even a 40,000 square foot spa.

 

Hilton Cabana Miami BeachAccording to Essence.com, this black owned resort is one you surely should consider. Located just four minutes from the action in South Beach, you can still expect direct beach access and two oceanfront swimming pools.


 

Miami Boutique Hotels

 

The Betsy: This hotel stands out amongst its art-deco inspired neighbors with its colonial style building. With only 61-rooms, the Betsy is all about the details. Guests are treated to bookmarks with poems on their pillow in lieu of chocolate. The hotel also has a decked rooftop terrace perfect for chilling or enjoying a glass of wine.

 

Photo courtesy of The Betsy Hotel South Beach

 

Dream South Beach: This art-deco meets Morocco hotel has something for every Miami traveler. On the weekend, the hotel hosts a DJ that spins well into the night. Located only one block from the beach, you can spend the days soaking up some sun an working on the perfect tan.

 

The Redbury South Beach: Located in the heart of South Beach, guests are treated to their own old-school record player in their room. The 69-room hotel also has a 12,000 square foot rooftop pool.

 

Essex House: This is the sister property to the popular Clevelander Hotel, but with a lower price tag. The hotel is centrally located with easy access to some of South Beach’s most popular hangout spots.

Photo courtesy of Essex House by Clevelander Miami

 

Airbnbs

 

Lake House Studio: Live like a local in this unique studio apartment located away from the noise of South Beach. With a price tag of only $59 per night (subject to change based on dates) this mini getaway on the lake is great for the budget traveler.

 

Beachfront Studio: This hidden gem is located on the beach in the Congress Hotel. You will be right between the famous Versace mansion and the popular Clevelander Hotel. With an average price tag of $80 per night, up to four guests can call this space home during their time in Miami.

 

Cozy and Charming Cottage: Perfect for a couples getaway or even for a solo traveler, this cozy cottage is situated in a quiet residential area about 15 minutes from the beach. Guests will have their own private pool and even a picture worthy tiki-hut to use during their stay.

 

Oceanfront 16th Floor Brand New Flat: This newly renovated beachfront apartment brings stunning 180-degree ocean views. Decked in all-white décor, up to three guests can share this $89 per night gem while in Miami.

 

Photo courtesy of Airbnb

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DeAnna Taylor

DeAnna Taylor is a criminal defense Attorney turned travel writer. The Charlotte native recently completed one year abroad working as an English teacher in South Korea. Her hobbies include fitness, traveling to new countries, and trying new foods.

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