Hotels in Miami and South Beach are expensive, period. So what chance do travelers on a budget have of making a cost-effective South Florida vacation a reality? A really good one, if you stay away from the area’s posh digs. With some persistence and a little know-how, you can find affordable accommodations in the Magic City and SoBe. Three reasonably priced options, the Beacon, the Catalina and the Blue Moon, start at under $150 a night in peak season (December through March). Better still, Indian Creek and the BeachComber have some of the area’s cheapest rooms, with starting rates of less than $100. All offer clean, comfortable rooms close to the action. And with prices like those, you’ll have enough spare cash to actually enjoy your stay in town. Learn more about these and other Miami budget hotels.