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
Just spent 7 nights at this hotel, all the staff were friendly, and the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in, very close to the beach and Lincoln road mall both within walking distance, the beach is behind the hotel to access to go out via the pool area. Very easy to catch a bus to bayside were you would catch the boat tours or do a little shopping.
I stayed with my daughter at this hotel from 30/7-1/8 and the only thing I regret of not staying longer.
Everything is wonderful at this hotel , the bedrooms, breakfast, beach club but mostly I praise goes to the staff who were simply fantastic. We arrived super early from San Francisco and totally exhausted after night flight. The reception staff managed to check us in at 11.00 am . We were very grateful and over the moon !! And from that moment onwards we had a fantastic few days at this hotel . Looking very much forward to coming back to Nautilus in a new future
I brought my family to Nautilus for a little staycastion. We reserved a cabana by the pool and the service was excellent. I did not have to look for anyone for help. Rhodes and Khalil were great! They checked on me several time to make sure everything was great and if I needed anything. Thank you guys sooo much! Looking forward to my next visit.
Love the Nautilus, my 3rd visit and i'll be back. Great location, friendly vibe and good value. The staff are friendly and down to earth, love the nautical styling and it has all the facilities you need for a great stay. love the free bikes you can sign out for a ride along the boardwalk, a nice touch.
We stayed at the hotel for a long celebratory weekend. The Nautilus has a cool vibe and great Miami feel. I’ve always stayed this part of town and the location did not disappoint. The hotel staff was very accommodating and super helpful with all of our requests. We had an amazing time and we all will be back!