Miami Beach Hotels

Written by Jeremy Horelick
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The spirit of Ian Schrager comes to life via flamboyant Miami Beach hotels, which mix sundry styles to produce an entirely unique architectural and stylistic landscape. Miami Beach hotels are not for the faint of heart. To the contrary, their fluorescent and pastel schemes, ornate designs, and ostentatious facades practically scream for attention, and attention they receive.

All along Ocean Drive and Collins Avenue, clubs bump with bass sounds, booties shake, and limos cruise by with no particular destination in mind. For those staying in South Beach, there are few hotels that are conducive to next-day recovery after a ferocious night of grinding it out on the dance floor. Once you book your hotel, you're a cog in the all-night-fiesta machine and are expected to carry your weight accordingly. Miami Beach hotels are not the places that beg you to crash for the night with your favorite romance novels. Instead, they encourage you to live your own romance novels, right in the heart of this Art Deco paradise.

Deals on Miami Beach Hotels

With a bit of foresight, you can save money when booking your Miami Beach hotels. If you know, for example, that you'll be traveling in the "off" season, namely, whenever Spring or Winter Break aren't in full effect, you can receive vastly reduced rates on accommodations all up and down the coast. For under 200 dollars a night, reservations at five-star hotels like the Ritz-Carlton or the Bentley Hotel are feasible. These often include views of the Atlantic, complimentary breakfasts, and a suite of in-house services.

There are, of course, great deals as well for budget travelers, mainly through popular motel chains and lodges along Miami's South Beach. While the drag is mostly home to fabulous and in-your-face high-rise hotels, the other side of Collins Avenue features more recognizable national franchises a few blocks back. Super 8s and Extended Stays are the norm as you move inland, and at under 70 or 80 bucks a night they're a legitimate alternative to the high-profile properties along the sand.


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