Miami has some alluring lodging options, but beware that high-season prices can be sky-high. South Beach has all the name recognition with boutique hotels set in lovely art deco buildings, but there are plenty of other options in Miami – from Downtown high-rises with sweeping views and endless amenities to historic charmers in Coral Gables and Coconut Grove and some modern – MiMo – beauties along Biscayne Boulevard.
Need to Know
If you opt for hotel parking, expect to be charged $25 to $50 a day for the privilege. It may be easier to park in the large public garages scattered all around South Beach.
In general, prices are quite high in Miami, with top South Beach hotels priced similarly to high-end options in NYC or LA. You'll save money by looking in neighborhoods outside of Miami Beach and Downtown, though you'll probably want a car if you stay elsewhere.
Aside from a few cheaper places, most hotels in Miami Beach charge non-negotiable 'resort fees'. These fees, typically $25 per night, are said to cover free wi-fi, pool towels and sometimes beach service (namely lounge chairs and towels on the beach). Some hotels also have free bicycles for guests.