It is entirely possible to not leave South Beach and still get plenty of shopping done, with no need to trek to a faraway mega mall. Just steps away from the gleaming sea and sand lies the pedestrian friendly and lush Lincoln Road mall. On many Sundays you can find antiques, collectibles and a farmers market here as well as popular brands’ stores such as Fossil, Swarovski, Zara and Athleta. The Collins Avenue retail district beckons as well, with a Barney’s New York outpost, Sephora and many others. Then there is the stretch of Washington Avenue between Fifth Street and Lincoln Road, which features lots of eclectic and independently owned boutiques. There are many conveniently located hotels that will keep you close to the shopping action. Check out our suggestions on where to get hotel deals for South Beach shoppers below.
Crest Hotel Suites
Central to everything SOBE, this Art Deco Hotel offers convenience at a stellar location. Turn right at the corner upon exiting and you will be on Lincoln Road Mall with block after block of shopping opportunities. Turn left and in two minutes you will hit the beach. Rooms at the Crest come with kitchenettes and free WiFi. There is a small pool to relax your muscles in after a day of serious shopping and an onsite restaurant. Rates started at $115/night when we checked. Click to find out more about the Crest and book a room.
This chic and affordable Art Deco hotel is located in the Collins and Washington Avenue shopping district, steps from the beach as well as a few minutes from famous Lincoln Road Mall. The Shelley offers free airport shuttle, nightly happy hour and a convenient location to not only shopping but also famed nightclubs and restaurants. Rooms started at $108 a night when we checked. Click for more info and to book a room.
Situated two blocks from Collins Avenue shopping, six blocks from Lincoln Road Mall and one block from the beach, this classic Art Deco hotel offers you a central and convenient location. You don’t need to rent a car, because you will be able to walk everywhere or take advantage of local shuttles to get around. The Kent has well-appointed rooms with DVD players and 32-inch TVs. Rates started at $109 a night when we checked. Click to find out more and book a room.
The 1939 maritime-inspired Art Deco hotel is in a central location at the southern stretch of Lincoln Road Mall, where shopping is plentiful. It is also just one and a half blocks from the beach and within easy reach of other shopping areas via bus lines 120 Express and the S, both of which take you to Aventura Mall. You can also hop on the Airport Flyer line here. This is a great choice if you like being in the thick of things and not dealing with cars and expensive parking. Rates can be as low as $99 a night for “petite”rooms and $129 for a deluxe room. Click to find out more and book a room.
South Beach Splurge:
The National Hotel
If you want to stay in style while you shop the South Beach area, we suggest a stay at the National Hotel. Not only is it steps away from Lincoln Road, it is a beautifully restored Art Deco property that sits right on the sands of Miami Beach. It has a lovely garden and pool area, a stylish lobby bar and two restaurants. Specials can run as low as $159 a night. Click to find out more and to book a room at the National Hotel.
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