Sonesta Bayfront Coconut Grove: Another Expedia special, this one means staying away from the South Beach/Design District/Downtown action--but at a time as crazy as this, that could be a good thing. (Read: peace). Plus, there's free WiFi.
How much? $239 a night, via Expedia.
Townhouse Hotel: Back on the beach, you can get the intimate, boutique hotel experience--in a great location, with a great sushi bar, BONDST Lounge--at the Townhouse, which still flies a teensy bit under the radar.
How much? Quikbook is listing it at $395 a night (cheaper than its neighbors). Plus, you get a free Parisian breakfast.
The Shore Club: Another hotel that doesn't get near as much buzz as it a) used to or b) as its sister properties. But its Art Basel rate isn't that far off the regular rates at Delano and other Collins Ave stalwarts, and this will be home to its own art-party scene, thanks to the Mallick Williams Gallery taking over Skybar.
How much? $410 a night, if you book via Quikbook.
The Whitelaw Hotel: Situate yourself right in the middle of the South Beach action. It may get noisy, but at least your room will be all pretty-in-pink-and-white as you lay there recounting the night you had and the cute conceptual artist you met.
How much? $259 a night.