Nautilus by Arlo
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 Nautilus Cabana Club'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 and community co-working
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Midcentury South Beach icon reimagined as a sexy modern hideaway featuring a glam pool, cabanas, and a celeb chef restaurant
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 Arlo 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 executive chef Richard Fuentes, Nautilus Cabana Club 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 went to Miami Beach with few friends to have fun without going crazy and we picked the Nautilus.The hotel was really pretty and clean and this is always very important to me. The staff was always kind and attentive but I want to pinpoint one employee: Flavio the concierge. He was the best. He told us he has been living on the beach for twenty years and all that knowledge of the city showed. From restaurants to bars to shops he never made a mistake. His service was professional but funny, he was attentive and kind.
We were sorry he was off the day we left but we hope this review will arrive to him !!
What a great stay! The staff is very helpful, especially the manager Mario. He was so professional, welcoming, friendly and just a pleasant person. We had a little issue and he fixed it in no time! Plus he gave us an amazing deal! My husband mentioned it was my birthday, so when we came back from our walk we found a bottle of Prosecco and a nice happy birthday note! The service is exceptional! We had the best time and mostly thanks to Mario! Professional staff is what makes the place great!!
On a side note, the place is beautiful, has a nice outdoor pool area, beautiful walkway to the beach and comfortable beach chairs included in your stay.
The hotel was amazing with it's great staff, clean environment and the convenience of being so close to the beach and pool. The pools were also really great as well! The only downside is their WiFi. I think because their WiFi is free too many people piggy back onto it, and so I kept losing connectivity and the connection was REALLY slow. I had to check into my flight and I had to use my data because I kept getting timed out.
First, the positives: Outstanding service throught the hotel. Everyone was friendly, casual, and eager to help. Just awesome. The lobby space was big, open, and well-designed. The restaurant was pretty good. The pool was nice enough but close and crowded. The rooms were fine, though the pormanteau beverage/snack bar in each room was a little gimmicky and the table and chairs pretty unstylish. The metal tabletop had rust stains. Now the negatives: WIFI was very spotty in both private and public spaces. A pretty big inconvenience I thought. No wash cloths. I don't understand how a hotel can give you liquid soap and no wash cloths, even though I asked for some. Who wallpapers next to a toilet? Bad idea.
My friend and i visited Nautilus a couple weeks ago for a girl's day on the beach.
We started on the beachside with a couple chairs, but ended up later moving to a bed by the pool. Throughout the day, we were taken care of by Jason Rhodes PJ and Jose. They were all very attentive and made sure we were taken care of all day long, with clean towels pillows drinks etc.