We all could use some R&R. One of the best ways to do this is by relaxing on a white sandy beach. However, this kind of getaway is something that isn’t always in the budget. The good news is that there are some affordable beachfront hotels in America that the rest of us can enjoy.


The Palms Hotel & Spa, Miami Beach, Florida

This modern South Beach hotel has a bright décor and provides upscale elegance that will make you forget how little you’re actually paying. Even better is the resort’s outdoor cabanas by the pool and fabulous beach service, including lounge chairs, umbrellas and towels. Plus, their tiki bar serves an extensive variety of cocktails such as the popular Pain Killer, a mixture of rum, pineapple, OJ, cream of coconut and nutmeg.

3025 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL http://www.thepalmshotel.com/ - From $179 per night

The Palms Hotel


The Galvestonian, Galveston, Texas

Forget the Caribbean. From April through October, this Texan island located only 45 minutes from Houston is a convenient and budget-friendly vacation spot. The Galvestonian is one of the few resorts in Galveston offering private access to the island’s picturesque beaches. Their condominium suites, complete with kitchen and private balconies are incredible value.

1401 East Beach Drive, Galveston, TX  http://www.galvestonian.com/ - From $249 per night