Miami is known as a tourist mecca. Of course, there is the cruise industry with millions of passengers heading to South Florida every year to set sail. But Miami is a tourist destination of its own as well.
That’s good news if you are looking for a cheap Miami hotel. With so many people coming into the area, there are hundreds — if not thousands — of hotels. That means there is a lot of competition for your business, driving down prices and making Miami a surprisingly affordable place to stay.
Case in point: We’ve found 14 hotels below that are close to the Miami cruise port and priced affordably. For a recent search for a Saturday night stay, all of the hotels below were priced under $150 a night, with one starting at just $35.
To be sure, prices for these hotels can change depending on when you book. Click the links below to read reviews on TripAdvisor. We’ve also mapped all the hotels listed below.
Cheap Miami Cruise Hotels Near the Port
Me Miami | $137 per night
Located just across Biscayne Boulevard from Museum Park, Me Miami is highly rated and extremely close to the Port of Miami. Rooms for a recent search with a Saturday night stay were under $140 per night — a great price for being just minutes from the cruise ships. The hotel itself is hip and modern, with great views of the port and surrounding downtown Miami.
Miami Sun Hotel | $97 per night
We’ll be straight to the point. The reviews for this hotel aren’t that great, but it does offer cheap lodging (under $100 for a Saturday night stay) in the heart of downtown. The cruise port is just five minutes away, and it’s even shorter to the American Airlines Arena where the Miami Heat play basketball.
Holiday Inn Port of Miami | $139 per night
Sleep literally across the street from the cruise port for less than $140. The Holiday Inn sits just across Biscayne Boulevard from Bayfront Park at the entrance to the cruise port. You can watch the ships from your hotel room and also be steps from tons of shops and restaurants. It’s a location that can’t be beat at a well-known hotel that gets decent reviews.
Bikini Hostel | $35 per night
Among the cheapest places to stay near the port are hostels located in the world-famous South Beach area. Case in point: Bikini Hostel. For just $35, it has an envious location about 15 minutes from the port and a party atmosphere. Bikini Hostel certainly isn’t for everyone, but younger cruisers looking for a cheap place to stay before a cruise should love it. Private rooms are available.
Leamington Hotel | $86 per night
For just $86 per night, the Leamington is among the cheapest hotels in downtown Miami. It’s about five minutes from the port. The hotel is definitely older, and to be blunt, the reviews aren’t great. However, if you need a cheap place near the port, then it’s an option and the location can’t be beat.
The Langford Hotel | $134 per night
The Langford is a modern, upscale hotel with a strong call to the city’s Art Deco roots. Stylish and unique, there are Art Deco touches abound. It’s definitely a more memorable stay than bedding down a mega-chain hotel. Located about 10 blocks from the port entrance, you’ll need a ride to the cruise ship. However, the ride will be only a few minutes and considering the great price you can get for the hotel, it won’t hurt your wallet too hard.
Courtyard by Marriott Miami Downtown | $143 per night
Sure, staying at a chain hotel isn’t a hip and trendy at one of Miami’s unique boutique hotels, but the Courtyard by Marriott in downtown Miami has a great location and offers a clean and comfy stay. For under $150 a night, you can stay in the heart of downtown and less than 8 minutes from the Port of Miami even if traffic is at a standstill.
Sobe Hostel | $51 per night
How many hostels have their own bar? Well, hostels in South Beach are anything but ordinary. The trendy hostel is a hit with the younger crowd, but if you’re heading on a cruise, it’s also a convenient 15 minutes from the port… and a 3 minute walk from the beach. We found prices from $51 per night and Sobe offers everything from large dorm-style bedrooms (with 12 beds) to smaller rooms with four beds. It also has free breakfast and dinner and a shuttle from the airport.
River Park Hotel & Suites | $92 per night
River Park Hotel sits right on the edge of the Miami River, just about 10 minutes from the port on the south end of downtown.The ratings are somewhat average, but for under $100 for a weekend stay, your expectations should be adjusted accordingly.
Yve Hotel Miami | $108 per night
Modern, hip and trendy can all be used to describe Yve Hotel. But that would fail to to mention how great the location is. The hotel is on Biscayne Boulevard, just across the street from Bayfront Park and the entrance to the cruise port. The bright building and rooms will definitely let you know you are in Miami, as will the stunning views of the water available from the high-rise hotel.
Aloft Miami | $149 per night
Aloft Hotel is a national chain of trendy urban hotels and the Miami edition doesn’t disappoint. The hotel is about 10-15 minutes from the cruise port on the southwest side of downtown. Just a short walk away are tons of restaurants and the Brickell Metromover Station. If you’re looking for water views, then another hotel may be a better option. However, Aloft is highly rated on TripAdvisor, earning 4 out of 5 stars — all for less than $150 a night.
Extended Stay America – Port of Miami | $119 per night
Ok, it’s not the Ritz-Carlton, but the Extended Stay America offers clean and comfortable accommodations right on the edge of downtown. Rates are affordable — just $120 for a recent search for a Saturday night stay. The hotel is located about 15 minutes from the port and only about three miles away. Don’t expect anything too fancy, but the Extended Stay is great for those just looking for a place to lay their head.
Hotel Urbano | $139 per night
If you want to stay near the port, but outside of the busy downtown area, then Hotel Urbano may be perfect for you. Rates run less than $150 a night during a recent search, and the hotel sits about 15 minutes from the port. Hotel Urbano has a very “Miami” feel, including a resort-style pool with lush landscaping and cabanas. It’s a great choice for those who want somewhere stylish and contemporary to stay before their cruise.
Rock Hostel | $49 per night
Yes it’s a hostel and not a hotel, but Rock Hostel offers a place to stay that’s within a block of the beach for under $50 a night. It’s hip, trendy, and a party spot. You’ll be expected to share a room with hostel mates, and it’s not ideal for families (the hostel has an 18 year old age minimum). The 7-mile trip to the cruise port will take about 20 minutes from Rock Hostel.