We talk a lot about renting big deluxe hotel suites for your bachelor party, but that’s not the only way to spend your money. If you don’t plan to sleep in, or pre-game in your suite’s swank living area, or if you’d rather save your cash to give to dancers, bartenders and Uber drivers, then check out these five seriously awesome hotels where you can nab a sweet room for less than $200.
Freehand Miami2727 Indian Creek Drive, Miami Beach, FL, United States
Freehand is a stylish, premium hostel/hotel hot spot where locals, visitors and overnight guests chill at the pool by day and rage at the bar by night. It’s garnered a huge cult following with hip travelers and, unlike typical hostels, you don’t have to share a room with Hans from Frankfurt. In fact, if you’re really on a budget, you can book the 4-bed, private “bungalow” with a kitchen, a huge living room with flat-screen TV, and a private bathroom for only $156 a night. Or you can get your own private room for $126 a night. Either way, Freehand is possibly the cheapest option for a cool hotel in Miami, and you’ll get more “right on man” than “are you serious dude?” when telling people you stayed at a hostel (to clarify again, it’s a “hostel/hotel,” so run with that).
Intercontinental Miami100 Chopin Plaza, Miami, FL, United States
Intercontinental Miami is a steal. One of the top hotels in downtown (across the bridge, but a fifteen-minute drive to South Beach with traffic), this swank tower hotel right on the waterfront has shockingly low rates for a luxury hotel. You can book a room for $159 a night, and you get five-star service, great views, and fast wifi. There are 641 rooms and 34 suites which allows it to charge rates this low, and it includes all the amenities you can imagine. A huge spa, Toro Toro restaurant by celebrity chef Richard Sandoval, an outdoor pool, and more. Higher rooms mean better views (the Atlantic, Biscayne Bay and Port of Miami are all visible from here), and nabbing a club level room will get you free breakfast too.
YVE Hotel Miami146 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL, United States
First and foremost, YVE Hotel is a party hotel. The 243-room boutique hotel is all about neon lights and big, fun, colorful art. It also plugs into Miami culture as much as a hotel can (think Cuban coffee cart in the lobby, and partnering with local art galleries to curate art installations). Biscayne Tavern downstairs serves great craft beers and cocktails. Every major attraction in downtown is steps away, like American Airlines Arena for a Miami Heat game or Adrienne Arsht Center for concerts. As always in Miami, the higher the floor, the better the views. Basic rooms (195 square feet) here start at $135, and bigger suites like the Playful Junior Suite that’s double the size (380 square feet with pull-out sofa) start at $211.
Sagamore Miami Beach1671 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL, United States
Location, location, location. That’s what you’re paying for at Sagamore Miami Beach, one of the most historic hotels in the city and right in the heart of South Beach. The four-star property is on famed Collins Avenue, sandwiched by The Ritz Carlton and SLS South Beach, so back to that whole “location” thing. You can’t beat it. We’re not sure how rates have remained consistently low at this four-star hotel, but count yourself lucky that they have. The Sagamore has an amazing art house vibe, well-preserved Art Deco interiors, and all 93 rooms are suites with small kitchenettes to store your burrito leftovers and beers. The hotel has an outdoor pool that gets tons of action, and a great farm-to-table restaurant, Canvas. A studio suite, the most basic room at 350 square feet, will run you $185 a night and a (900 square feet) two-story bungalow starts at a mere $225 a night. These rates are a little higher on weekends when there’s more occupancy, but don’t expect to go that much higher.
Kimpton Surfcomber1717 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL, United States
The Kimpton Surfcomber is one of our favorite hotels in Miami, period. It just does everything right. It’s one of those hotels where even the staff is clearly happy to be there. The rooms are great (they kept the Art Deco interiors of the building), there’s art everywhere, an intense craft cocktail program at the bar, free wine during happy hour, a 24-hour gym. The pool is awesome and there’s a social space in the back, plus it’s just steps from the beach, where they have a private section with chairs and umbrellas. Rooms start at a low $189 but they might kick up over the weekend to about $250 depending on the season. If you want to upgrade to a room with a patio, they’ll set you back just under $300, which is still a great rate for this location and type of hotel.