15 Best Budget Beach Hotels in Florida

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I’ve been traveling the globe as a budget traveler for over two decades, and as a Florida native, I know how it is important to get the best value for your money at Floria’s beach hotels. While it’s important to us budget travelers to get the best deal, we also want the most out of our vacation with easy access to the coast.

It’s no surprise that the oceanfront hotels that line Florida’s 1,350 miles of picturesque coast typically come at a premium cost due to high tourist demand. However, staying along the beachfront doesn’t have to break the bank, as there are hidden gem hotels that are both affordable and offer access to the white sand beaches at Floridas’s top beaches. If you want to stay near the sand, check out these best budget-friendly beachfront hotels in Florida.

Holiday Inn Resort Pensacola Beach Gulf Front, Pensacola Beach
Holiday Inn Resort Pensacola Beach Gulf Front

Holiday Inn Resort Pensacola Beach Gulf Front, Pensacola Beach

Pack your flip flops and stay at Holiday Inn Resort Pensacola Beach, which offers a prime location near Pensacola Beach’s top attractions. The family-friendly hotel boasts rooms that feature private balconies and terraces and dazzling ocean views, while its alluring on-site pool has cascading waterfalls and a lazy river. Dine on local specialties at Riptides Sports Grill and Beachfront Tiki Bar or get out on the water with a day of fishing, paddleboarding, kayaking, and biking.

Perry’s Ocean Edge Resort, Daytona Beach
Perry’s Ocean Edge Resort

Perry’s Ocean Edge Resort, Daytona Beach

A Daytona Beach favorite, Perry’s Ocean Edge Resort is right on the beach and is perfect for families looking to soak up the sunshine. There are multiple swimming pools as well as volleyball and shuffleboard courts and plenty of other organized fun and games, while each morning can begin with homemade breakfast donuts that are legendary. Its suites include kitchens for when you want to dine in, while family suites come equipped with bunk-beds for the little ones.

Catalina Hotel and Beach Club, Miami
Catalina Hotel and Beach Club

Catalina Hotel and Beach Club, Miami

A perfect spot for those looking to party it up in South Beach on a budget, Catalina Hotel and Beach Club in Miami is a boutique hotel just one block from the beach. Save your money for cocktails by staying at this intimate hotel that boasts Tempur-Pedic mattresses, 300-thread-count linens, and goose-down comforters. Take advantage of the rooftop pool with plush sunbeds, multiple on-site bars that offer happy hour specials, and complimentary bike rentals.

Wyndham Garden Fort Walton Beach, Destin
Wyndham Garden Fort Walton Beach/Destin Hotel

Wyndham Garden Fort Walton Beach, Destin

Escape to Florida’s Emerald Coast at Wyndham Garden Fort Walton Beach in Destin, where you can sit back and soak up the breeze under swaying palms. The oceanfront location at this beachfront Panhandle hotel is its biggest lure, where you can unwind in spacious rooms and suites after enjoying a rockslide and hot tub, game room, and poolside bar and grill. There are even organized activities such as Bingo by the pool, poolside movies, ping pong tournaments, and beach volleyball.

Beachcomber By The Sea, Panama City Beach
Beachcomber By The Sea

Beachcomber By The Sea, Panama City Beach

Treat yourself to spectacular Gulf of Mexico views at Beachcomber By The Sea in Panama City Beach without breaking the bank. It offers complimentary breakfast and discounts on the area’s attractions, while the gulf-front accommodations come in standard, jacuzzi and suite room styles. Enjoy a gulf-front hot tub and waterfall pool, then unwind in your spacious abode with a kitchenette and private balcony. Located near Frank Brown Park and Pier Park, you’ve got the best shopping, dining, and entertainment at your fingertips.

Tropical Winds Oceanfront Hotel, Daytona Beach
Tropical Winds Oceanfront Hotel

Tropical Winds Oceanfront Hotel, Daytona Beach

The sparkling oceanfront pool at Tropical Winds Oceanfront Hotel in Daytona Beach is the hotel’s crown jewel. You can ride the waves of the Atlantic Ocean or make sandcastles on the sandy beach, while the hotel’s hearty breakfast offerings and lunch served at the Poolside Cafe means you don’t need to venture far. Take in the views from your private balcony or collect seashells along the “World’s Most Famous Beach”.

Holiday Inn Resort Panama City Beach, Panama City Beach
Holiday Inn Resort Panama City Beach

Holiday Inn Resort Panama City Beach, Panama City Beach

A top hotel on the white sands of Panama City Beach, Holiday Inn Resort Panama City Beach boasts gulf-front rooms surrounded by tropical gardens. You’ve got plenty of dining options on-site, including a beachfront deck and tiki bar, in addition to a lagoon-style pool and waterfall. Little ones can join supervised kids’ activities such as hula-hoop hopscotch, beachside Bingo, and corn hole. There’s also a fun Aqualand with water slides and giant water buckets.

The Island Resort, Fort Walton Beach
The Island Resort at Fort Walton Beach

The Island Resort, Fort Walton Beach

A budget-friendly beachfront resort located on the island of Okaloosa off the Panhandle of Florida, The Island Resort in Fort Walton Beach is a hotspot for fun in the sun. You’ll have direct access to the beautiful white sand beach, while its family-friendly property also includes multiple on-site restaurants and bars, a grotto swim-up bar and tropical gardens. The hotel places you within minutes of Fort Walton’s top attractions, including Okaloosa Island Boardwalk, Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park and Wild Willy’s Adventure Zone.

Plaza Beach Hotel - Beachfront Resort, St. Pete Beach
Plaza Beach Hotel - Beachfront Resort

Plaza Beach Hotel - Beachfront Resort, St. Pete Beach

You’ll find everything you need for a memorable beach holiday at Plaza Beach Hotel – Beachfront Resort in St. Pete Beach, a family-owned and operated property. You’re within arm’s reach of the alluring white-sand beaches in the luxurious suites without the hefty price tag. Save money by taking advantage of the kitchenettes, then get a tan at the pool overlooking the beach and lay back in the tranquil hammocks.

Sandpiper Gulf Resort, Fort Myers Beach
Sandpiper Gulf Resort

Sandpiper Gulf Resort, Fort Myers Beach

Offering the ultimate in relaxation, Sandpiper Gulf Resort in Fort Myers Beach offers access to the sugary white sand on Estero Island. Perfect for couples or families who don’t want to sacrifice on comfort, this budget-friendly hotel features a kid-friendly pool, an adults-only pool, and a chance to sign up for WaveRunner rentals or dolphin sightseeing tours. Choose from the array of cozy rooms and suites that overlook the Gulf and make the most of the spacious floor plans and kitchenettes.

Delta Hotels Daytona Beach Oceanfront, Daytona Beach
Delta Hotels Daytona Beach Oceanfront

Delta Hotels Daytona Beach Oceanfront, Daytona Beach

Soak up panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean at Delta Hotels Daytona Beach Oceanfront, located minutes from the heart of Daytona Beach. Its spacious rooms feature flat-screen TVs, luxurious bedding, and ocean views from your private balcony, while the city’s biggest attractions such as the Daytona International Speedway, Ponce Inlet Lighthouse, and Main Street amusements are just a short drive away. Take a dip in the oceanfront pool or soak in the hot tub, then dine in the Ocean Terrace or get a meal delivered to your room.

Best Western Hibiscus Motel, Key West
Best Western Hibiscus Motel

Best Western Hibiscus Motel, Key West

You can snag a deal at Best Western Hibiscus Motel, which is in a great location in Key West, only a short walk from the beach. Soak up the lush tropical setting that is located only one block from Duval Street, where you can explore the city’s top attractions then retreat back to the quiet neighborhood of the hotel. Take a dip in the heated pool, book a boat excursion, or sign up for a paddleboarding lesson. Start your day off with a complimentary breakfast, and if you need extra space you can upgrade to the 2 Queen Beds Suite with a separate living area.

Palm Pavilion Inn, Clearwater Beach
Palm Pavilion Inn - Clearwater Beach, Florida

Palm Pavilion Inn, Clearwater Beach

Palm Pavilion Inn is an award-winning beachfront boutique hotel in Clearwater, offering easy access to popular Florida attractions such as Adventure Island and Lowry Park Zoo. This small, budget-friendly hotel is perfect for families with its spacious rooms and one-bedroom apartments that come equipped with flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges, and spectacular ocean views. Soak up the sunshine at the outdoor pool or kick back at Palm Pavilion Beachside Grill & Bar, one of the best beachfront restaurants in Florida, while a front desk, luggage storage, and free morning coffee service ensure your stay is stress-free.

Ocean Manor Beach Resort, Fort Lauderdale
Ocean Manor Beach Resort

Ocean Manor Beach Resort, Fort Lauderdale

Ocean Manor Beach Resort is a budget-friendly Fort Lauderdale resort located on the Galt Ocean Mile. Along with beautiful oceanfront accommodations, this modern hotel offers unlimited family fun in the private poolside cabanas and a 200-foot stretch of private beach. The on-site Bamboo Beach Tiki Bar has one of the best happy hours in South Florida, while the authentic Italian restaurant Casa Calabria offers a fine dining experience with a piano bar. Best of all, Ocean Manor Beach Resort has a prime location near downtown Fort Lauderdale’s nightlife, the Las Olas shopping district, the airport and cruise port.

SpringHill Suites Panama City Beach Beachfront, Panama City Beach
SpringHill Suites Panama City Beach Beachfront

SpringHill Suites Panama City Beach Beachfront, Panama City Beach

Just steps from the Emerald Coast’s famous beaches, SpringHill Suites Panama City Beach Beachfront has a stunning view of the Gulf of Mexico. You’ll find spacious guest rooms with ocean views and balconies, as well as bunk bed options for families. Kids will love the frozen ice cream treats at the on-site Jelly’s, while the Compass Lounge has a sunset terrace where adults can enjoy handcrafted cocktails. Other perks include a free daily breakfast buffet with made-to-order items, free Wi-Fi, a fitness center, and The Market, which is perfect for late-night snacks.

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