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Join the Miami jet set party in South Beach

Occupying a prime piece of beachfront between the Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, South Beach is the crown jewel of Miami Beach, a glitzy resort that sits just east of Miami's city limits. Nicknamed SoBe by the global jet set, South Beach is best known for having one of the liveliest nightlife scenes in the country. And while the clubs here are packed nightly with partiers from all over the world, this slice of tropical paradise isn't just a playground for the rich and famous.

Things to see and do

On the beach

South Florida is home to miles of invigorating coastline, and South Beach offers a unique mix of eclectic culture, beachside entertainment, panoramic ocean views and fine white sand. To get to the stretch of sand featured in movies, music videos and postcards, walk south to the tip of Miami Beach. Before you settle down for a day of sunshine and swimming, stop for quick photos at the beach's quirky lifeguard stations, a collection of unique huts in a variety of shapes, colors and patterns.

Off the beach

Find your version of a good time along Ocean Drive, the most famous street in Miami Beach. Lined with historic buildings, trendy cafes, designer stores and souvenir shops, Ocean Drive is a feast for the senses. To learn more about the stunning Art Deco architecture you see along the way, ask for a complete tour of the district at the nearby MDPL Art Deco Welcome Center. If you're a fan of high fashion, don't forget to take a closer look at Gianni Versace's Ocean Drive mansion, which is now operating as a luxury boutique hotel and restaurant. Stick around after dark to see Ocean Drive come alive with neon facades, vibrant music and great energy.

Art Basel

While December means the beginning of a cold winter in the North, the arts scene in Miami Beach heats up with the annual Art Basel show, a spectacular event that celebrates contemporary art through gallery exhibits, installations and live performances. Art Basel draws an international crowd of over 70,000 visitors, artists, collectors and museum directors every year. As a guest, you don't need to register ahead of time to participate in Art Basel, but remember to book your accommodations well in advance of the show's date if you're planning on attending. During Art Basel, demand for South Beach hotels is high, so reserving your room early is the best way to guarantee both a spot in the neighborhood and a fair rate.

Where to stay

South Beach hotels range from high-end retro spots to affordable big-name chains. Accommodations directly on Ocean Drive are ideal if you're coming to soak up the party scene and want to be in the middle of the action. Those traveling with young children or visitors who prefer a quieter place to stay should look for family-friendly accommodations off the main party strip. Staying on less popular avenues means you'll be within walking distance to the hustle and bustle of Ocean Drive during the day, while enjoying peace and quiet as the crowd hits the popular bars and clubs in the evening.

Getting to and around South Beach

Visitors to South Beach typically arrive by air via Miami International Airport (MIA). From there, you can head to your hotel by taxi, bus or shuttle. If you're planning on traveling elsewhere in Florida or want to explore nearby towns, a rental car is a plus but not a necessity in South Beach. The entire Miami Beach area is very pedestrian-friendly, and avoiding parking charges can save a good chunk of change for budget-conscious travelers. Although you'll have access to the beach and plenty of stores, restaurants and attractions on foot, bike rentals are cheap and readily available for those times when you want to cruise around the neighborhood or enjoy a relaxing ride on the boardwalk.

Recently booked South Beach hotels

Hotel Last booked Stars Price from
Boulan South Beach
South Beach
18 hours ago 5 stars $347
Gale South Beach
South Beach
1 day ago 5 stars $285
Room Mate Waldorf Towers
South Beach
1 day ago 3 stars $159
Blanc Kara Hotel Miami Beach
South Beach
24 days ago 3 stars Choose dates

Recently Rated South Beach Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Gale South Beach
South Beach
4.0 / 5
43 reviews
5 stars $285
Room Mate Waldorf Towers
South Beach
4.4 / 5
10 reviews
3 stars $159
Boulan South Beach
South Beach
4.3 / 5
31 reviews
5 stars $347
Blanc Kara Hotel Miami Beach
South Beach
4.3 / 5
3 reviews
3 stars Choose dates

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Featured South Beach Hotels

From $178

1 The Catalina Hotel and Beach Club

4 stars
3.2 / 5 551 reviews

1736 Collins Avenue Map

The Catalina Hotel and Beach Club located at 1732 Collins Avenue will offer affordable luxury and great value in a stylish and sophisticated environment. This hotel is much more than just a place... More

Great trip with friends
The hotel was amazing staff was very friendly. Happyy hour consists of free drinks ! It's jus located a little far from the beach
Dec 23, 2014
From $118

2 President Hotel

3 stars
3.4 / 5 151 reviews

1423 Collins Avenue Map

Winter Special 30% Off

Tropical getaway hotel in the center of all the South Beach actionThis boutique Art Deco hotel tempts Miami Beach visitors who want to be close to clubs and the pristine beach. The 64-room property... More

Good location but, needs to improve amenities
The location was excellent however the hotel really needs to improve its complimentary breakfast. Little Debbie pinwheels and, stale toast and 8oz cups of juice do not even quantify as a...
Dec 5, 2014
From $158

3 Beds n Drinks Hostel

3 stars
1.0 / 5 1 reviews

1676 James Avenue Map

BEDS N' DRINKS is an ultra modern hostel with keyless locks on the doors, a fully restored marble lobby, and professionally designed private and dorm rooms! The hostel is fun, energetic, and most... More

Booking At Hotels
It was not a very comfortable stay as it was like a college student dorm setting. The house keepers never cleaned the one shower for up to 8 people to use, same fur balls on the floor since...
Dec 9, 2014
From $139

4 Marseilles Oceanfront Hotel

3 stars
3.2 / 5 77 reviews

1741 Collins Avenue Map

The Marseilles has almost all the peculiarities of Art Deco style, including vertical emphasis and a combination of flat and curved walls, use of glass block, neon cove and porthole ceiling... More

Awesome location
This hotel was in a great location right next to the beach. I really enjoyed my time here and will definitely stay here again I love this hotel and would recommend this hotel to everyone.
Dec 16, 2014
From $130

5 Beach Paradise Hotel

3 stars
2.6 / 5 71 reviews

600 Ocean Drive Map

Super Savings! 25% off each night

Well located on the end of the world famous Ocean Drive, hotel is in the center of South Beach and The Art Deco District. You will be steps away from the glorious beach, fantastic restaurants,... More

Great overnight trip!!
Great hotel for the money & location was awesome. Would recommend.
Dec 22, 2014
From $118

6 Penguin Hotel

3 stars
3.1 / 5 99 reviews

1418 Ocean Drive Map

Winter Special 30% Off

The Penguin Hotel, is an example of 1940's Late Art Deco style. The hotel is situated directly on Ocean Drive and 14th street, across from the sandy beaches and only a few steps away from Lincoln... More

great location nothing else good
I was extremely happy with the location of hotel Original room next to staircase but I asked for different room which I received. No ocean view but that wasn't expected. Room was old and somewhat...
Dec 24, 2014
From $158

7 Clinton Hotel South Beach

3 stars
3.3 / 5 192 reviews

825 Washington Avenue Map

25% off each night

Hip boutique hotel near vibrant South Beach nightlife Ideally situated in the heart of South Beach, two blocks from Ocean Drive along vibrant Washington Avenue, The Clinton Hotel South Beach... More

Bad experience
Complete ripoff unfriendly staff was deceived by photos and immediately checked within 5 mins of checki in refused to refund because of hotel policy so I lost 245 hard earned dollars
Dec 4, 2014
From $128

8 Chelsea Hotel

3 stars
3.5 / 5 157 reviews

944 Washington Ave Map

Miami boutique hotel on Washington Avenue with cabanas, VIP club access. This 49-room boutique hotel packs in the amenities on the fashionable Washington Avenue. Guests can live like South Beach... More

vacation
The room is not very sound proof, I lived on the first floor and I heard upstairs walk around. They provide speakers for iPhones in the rooms, which was not a good idea consider how its already not...
Dec 1, 2014
From $177

9 SBH South Beach Hotel

3 stars
3.4 / 5 20 reviews

236 21st St. Map

Save 15%

Stay where casual comfort meets sophisticated style at the SBH South Beach Hotel in Miami Beach, conveniently located on 21st Street, walking distance from the ocean and Miami Beach Convention... More

It's alright, for a last min booking
I wouldn't recommend this hotel to a friend. The staff is not the greatest. There is no swimming pool if u wanna cool off. And is alittle out the way, of the things I wanted to do, but for the...
Nov 20, 2014
From $199

10 South Seas Hotel

4 stars
3.5 / 5 121 reviews

1751 Collins Avenue Map

Alfresco spa treatments and poolside cocktails at this SoBe hotelThis Collins Avenue boutique hotel satisfies South Beach fantasies with its ocean and city views. Its chic address puts it near the... More

Comfortable hotel and great location for beach.
Location, location, location! This hotel is in a great location and within walking distance to good shopping, excellent restaurants, and only minutes from the beach. Staff very helpful and...
Dec 1, 2014
From $269

11 Vintro Hotel South Beach

4 stars
Not yet reviewed

2216 Park Avenue Map

Vintro Hotel & Kitchen is a new boutique hotel located two blocks west of Collins Avenue and the beautiful Miami Beaches. The property is located at the crossroads of Park Avenue and the newly... More

From $233

12 Blue Moon Hotel, Autograph Collection

4 stars
3.7 / 5 127 reviews

944 Collins Avenue Map

Rate Includes Breakfast

Mediterranean sophistication at South Beach boutique hotel This 75-room boutique hotel differentiates itself from other South Beach properties as more classically Mediterranean in style than Art... More

Not clean
It was a dump. Dirty carpet floor: just too gross. AC was blowing at my face: not too comfortable.
Dec 4, 2014
From $135

13 Island House South Beach

3 stars
3.0 / 5 28 reviews

1428 Collins Avenue, Map

Complimentary Breakfast! Island House South Beach, a fully restored historic Art Deco hotel, offers comfortably furnished accommodations to all travelers, ranging from single rooms to studios and... More

great location; chill staff
Located nearby to both beach and SoBe bars; happily does not charge a resort fee unlike 99% of South Beach accommodations; good value for price paid compared to others around; would definitely return.
Jul 30, 2014
From $228

14 Hotel Nash

4 stars
3.9 / 5 111 reviews

1120 Collins Ave. Map

The Hotel Nash is perfectly situated in the heart of the Art Deco District. Surrounded by world famous nightlife, world-class restaurants, and high fashion shopping. This luxurious South Beach hot... More

Better to see than to stay
It's pricey for what they deliver. The bed is not comfortable, the walls of the room are thin so you hear all the noises from the corridor. The courtains don't block the light and had ugly stains...
Dec 6, 2014
From $128

15 Chesterfield Hotel and Suites

3 stars
3.4 / 5 257 reviews

855 Collins Avenue Map

South Beach boutique hotel marries old and new Miami Beach The hotel is located in a prime area of South Beach, between Collins Avenue and Ocean Drive. Jetsetters appreciate the Art Deco exterior... More

Very nice trip
No issues, very friendly staff. Very clean and had an enjoyable time.
Dec 20, 2014