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In a lively city like Miami, you can be sure that you will have your pick of glamorous and budget-friendly properties alike. If you are looking to find a unique place to stay on your vacation, these are the five hotels in Miami that should definitely be on your radar.

1. Best Downtown Hotel — The Viceroy

If you want luxury, look no further than the boutique hotel The Viceroy. The Viceroy Miami is located in the neighborhood of Brickell, right in the heart of downtown Miami. Although prices are on the higher end, many rooms include late check-out, gourmet breakfast, and drink vouchers for cocktails by the pool.

Don’t miss a meal at the on-site restaurant, 15th & Vine, which offers a contemporary American menu with unbeatable views of Miami.

2. Best Airport Hotel — Sofitel Miami

Just because you leave the city, doesn’t mean you should forego the extravagance of Miami. The Sofitel Miami Hotel is located nearby Miami International Airport and features luxurious rooms with amazing views of Miami’s skyline. Other perks worth noting include complimentary fruit, airport shuttle bus service, and an outdoor pool for one last swim in that glorious Florida sunshine.

Don’t miss the hotel’s unique restaurant, La Riviera, which serves up incredible Latin cuisine with French infusion.

3. Best Hip Hotel — Hotel Beaux Arts Miami

The Hotel Beaux Arts Miami is located by the Port of Miami, a central location that is the perfect base for exploring the city. Sleek, contemporary, and loaded with fun gadgets, rooms at theHotel Beaux Arts Miami will please the most discerning technology lovers. The five-star hotel features plasma televisions, MP3 docking stations, and even an arcade game room. Internet is complimentary, of course, and there is an outdoor pool, tennis courts, and a full-service spa on-site.

Don’t miss a visit to Bayfront Park, a short walk away from the property. Beach access and glorious ocean views await.

4. Best Historic Hotel — Riviera South Beach Hotel

A renovated property from the 1940s, the Riviera South Beach Hotel is an Art Deco masterpiece located on Miami’s lively South Beach. With luxurious apartment-style accommodations featuring gourmet kitchens and modern designs, Riviera South Beach is ideal for history buffs and jetsetters alike.

Don’t miss a walk along Collins Avenue right outside the hotel doors. Coined “Millionaires Row,” the street offers a fascinating view of Miami’s elite, as well as a look at its most famous Art Deco era buildings.

5. Best Budget Hotel — Motel Bianco

What Motel Bianco Miami lacks in luxury, it makes up for in location. Situated near Little Havana, Bettcher Gallery, and the Haitian Heritage Museum, the property is perfect for visitors hoping to explore authentic Miami. All rooms at Motel Bianco are air-conditioned and include a private patio, but the selling point here is its perfect spot near so many things to do.

Don’t miss a visit to Jungle Island, Miami’s most popular zoo, located about five miles away.

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Disclosure: I write for the Hipmunk City Love campaign as a paid contributor.