New Years in Miami?

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    Oct 01, 2008 4:04 PM GMT
    Hey guys,

    I've never been to Miami, but I'm thinking about heading down with some other New Yorkers for New Years.

    Problem is, my budget is tight and I need a place to stay. I know the South Beach hotels are astronomical. Does anyone have an apartment or extra room for rent over New Years?

    Thought I'd check here before craigslist.
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    Oct 01, 2008 9:00 PM GMT
    actually, that's a myth. There are actually very affordable hotels in south beach. Try the Clay Hotel. I'd book way in advance, though.
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    Oct 01, 2008 9:12 PM GMT
    posthuman saidHey guys,

    I've never been to Miami, but I'm thinking about heading down with some other New Yorkers for New Years.

    Problem is, my budget is tight and I need a place to stay. I know the South Beach hotels are astronomical. Does anyone have an apartment or extra room for rent over New Years?

    Thought I'd check here before craigslist.


    I may be spending New Year's in New Hampshire. I hope to resolve that shortly. How many are you, and will you have a rental car? I'm way up in Fort Lauderdale, could possible handle 1 or 2. But Miami Beach is a 35-mile trip.
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    Oct 01, 2008 11:02 PM GMT
    An unethical yet effective way to find a cheap room is to search out hotels in the area and look at what local business centers are located around them. Most hotels will advertise this off the companies main website.

    Just call or have groups of friends call and ask for rates for X dates under (insert company name). Few hotels will really require proof of employment unless its specifically demanded by the rate program or a really anal hotel staff. Good locations to look for are any large scale companies like manufacturing or insurance.

    Ex: The Marriott brand hotel I work at would normally sell for $159 - $240 for a night yet local companies like Kaman Aerospace have $89 - $109 rates.
  • GQjock

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    Oct 02, 2008 12:09 AM GMT
    Yep ... hotels down here run the gambit
    from extremely cheap to outrageously expensive

    Hit Priceline and Hotels.com you'll see
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    Oct 02, 2008 1:10 AM GMT
    does the hotel need to be on the beach?
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    Oct 02, 2008 1:58 AM GMT
    There are no gay hotels in Miami Beach, but I do recommend one as being stunningly beautiful. Right along the beach, it's in a period art deco building, but has been renovated in the "neo deco" style. I adore martinis there on the second floor veranda. Behold the Hotel Victor:

    http://hotelvictorsouthbeach.com/hotelvictor_1024.html

    Disclaimer: I contributed money to efforts to save the Hotel Victor from the wrecking ball nearly 30 years ago, but I have no connections whatsoever with the present owners and management.

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    Oct 02, 2008 2:47 AM GMT
    I think he said his budget was tight - unless something has changed, I don't think anyone is staying at the victor for less than $600 a night...sadly bc it's adorable.
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    Oct 02, 2008 3:07 AM GMT
    But there are some cheaper hotels. Look along Collins and Washington.
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    Oct 02, 2008 3:10 AM GMT
    IdkMyBffJill saidI think he said his budget was tight - unless something has changed, I don't think anyone is staying at the victor for less than $600 a night...sadly bc it's adorable.


    Ah, then you know it. But one can go up to the second floor veranda for cocktails anyway, and enjoy the ambiance.
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    Oct 02, 2008 3:47 AM GMT
    the penguin was kind of cute.
    the room itself is nice.