Nautilus, a SIXTY Hotel
What We Love
- The jetset-friendly decor, with its luxe textures and chic artworks from cult photographer Sante D’Orazio
- An unbeatable setting on Collins Avenue, steps from the beach
- The heated saltwater pool, which has an underwater sound system, private cabanas and loungers
- Inventive Mediterranean fare on the Driftwood Room's buzzy outdoor terrace
What To Know
- The hotel opened its doors in October 2015
- Most of the hotel’s public spaces will be available for private events
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Designed in the 1950s by illustrious architect Morris Lapidus (known for his eye-catching neo-Baroque Miami buildings), this South Beach icon has been totally reinvented for the 21st century by ultrahip SIXTY Hotels. The style falls somewhere between nautical-inspired breezy beach house and glamorous residential crash pad; the 250 airy guestrooms feature a soothing neutral palette and custom artworks from cult photographer Sante D’Orazio, along with luxe textures like white marble floors, sisal rugs and studded leather wingback chairs. Flashes of design brilliance abound, like vintage steamer trunk–inspired minibars that evoke the golden age of travel. The head-turning lobby, a hub for Miami’s abundant beautiful people, features tufted gray linen sofas and metallic orange leather chairs, while outdoors, guests can preen by the heated saltwater pool, which features an underwater sound system, private cabanas, a pool bar and a lawn leading down to the beach. Helmed by celebrity chef Alex Guarnaschelli, the Driftwood Room is a white-hot addition to the South Beach dining scene, with its Mediterranean and Floridian-accented fare and buzzy outdoor terrace spanning 1,950 square feet.
In the Area
Sure, you could blow some serious cash at any of the swanky high-end bars and restaurants lining South Beach, but why not explore the city’s cheap-and-cheerful side instead? Start at the South Beach outpost of My Ceviche, a fun cevicheria from Miami hospitality fixtures Sam Gorenstein and Roger Duarte that serves top-notch wild seafood, bright zingy salads and tacos using free-range meat. Need to eat something to soak up those adult beverages you consumed poolside? Get thee to La Sandwicherie, a Miami Beach go-to for sandwiches both All-American (the Terminator features three different kinds of meat, plus provolone) and Euro-influenced (croques every which way.) If you’re feeling in more of a Latin mood, hop over to El Mago de las Fritas for some authentic Cuban sandwiches or fritas, Cuban-style hamburgers loaded with delicious calories galore. Or, if you’re feeling posh but don’t want to spend a lot of dosh, slurp freshly shucked oysters at the River Oyster Bar; at the daily happy hour (4:30 to 7 p.m.) you can snare a dozen oysters for less than 20 bucks.
How to Get There
We stayed at this hotel multiple times. The location to Ocean drive is not to bad far enough away to stay quiet. Lobby is very nice design and art deco. Service is ok to good from time to time. Everyone is very nice. Access to the beach is not far. Pool does have a DJ and sometimes get busy. Food is fresh and very good. Other bars and restaurants close by. Late night eats are also close by 2 blocks away.
We had a lovely stay during our visit this past weekend. The location was great! The hotel was very clean and modern, the staff was nice and the accommodations were excellent. The outdoor area was really nice and the beach access was easy. Our resort fee covered the use of towels and chairs. Our room was clean and cool. I would recommend if you are needing a hotel during your visit.
This hotel is completely spoilt by the unbearable load music played by the pool. It is fine to have some music but totally inconsiderate not to consider all guests and have it at a level where you can actually hear yourself think or have a conversation.
Me and my girlfriend stayed at the Nautilus Hotel for 4 nights in June. The manager was nice enough to upgrade us to an ocean view room. We loved that. The hotel is very clean and professionally run. People are friendly.
But the highlight of our stay was the beach club. Those guys rock. They provided excellent service across the board and even remembered our names. They worked really hard every day but always with a smile.
The three guys we want to give kudos to are Bradley Sexten, Peter and Kory Kon. These guys were awesome. Management is lucky to have such a great team on the beach. Thanks!!!
Stayed here for the first time 4th of July for 3 days. From Check In to Check Out it was an amazing stay and everyone at the hotel was nice and accommodating. The hotel was clean, the room was also clean and had all the amenities that we needed for the trip. It was right on the beach which was perfect as well ad it had an amazing view.