Nautilus - A SIXTY Hotel

Miami Beach, Miami

The hotel

Originally designed in the 1950s by famed architect, Morris Lapidus, the Nautilus is something of a South Beach gem! Stretching from Collins Avenue to the beach, guests enjoy exclusive access to their own private stretch of sand! And, as if that wasn’t enticing enough, there’s also a huge outdoor salt-water pool complete with cabanas, poolside lounge and an underwater sound system should you feel like a spot of aqua jive! In need of some pampering? No problem. Head to the Spa Lounge, there’s a wonderful menu of treatments to choose from, including the Coco Colada manicure and The Iridescent facial. Eating and drinking at the Nautilus is also a treat. The Lobby Bar features a sunken bar and the restored ‘staircase to nowhere’. For gourmet delights, head to the Driftwood Room, home to celebrity chef Alex Guarnaschelli who combines her expertise in the cuisine of Southern France with fresh Floridian ingredients. There’s plenty of outdoor seating so reserve a table and enjoy a night lingering over great dishes under a Miami night sky.

Amenities

Where is it

Right on South Beach with exclusive access to the beach. Ocean Drive with its bars and restaurants is 1 mile away. Valet parking $40 plus tax per night* (payable locally, subject to change).

Hotel information

250 rooms on 8 floors. All with air-conditioning, 48-inch flat screen TV, telephone, WiFi, tea/coffee maker, Bluetooth docking stations, hairdryer, safe, bathrobes, iron and board. Queen Rooms have 2 queen beds, sleeping max 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

King and Queen Superior Rooms with 1 king-size bed or 2 queen beds, sleeping max 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

King Deluxe Rooms are slightly larger, with 1 king-size bed sleeping max 2 adults.

Studio King Rooms with city views of South Beach, have 1 king-size bed and sofa-bed, sleeping max 2 adults and 2 children.

Studio King Ocean Front Rooms with stunning Atlantic oceanfront views have 1 king-size bed, sleeping max 2 adults.

King Ocean Front Balcony Rooms with direct ocean-front views and a balcony have 1 king-size bed, sleeping max 2 adults.

Driftwood Room (a fusion of Southern French and Miami cuisine, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner). Nautilus Cabana Club (pool and beach service 10.00am-5.00pm) Lobby Bar. Pool Bar.

Outdoor heated salt-water swimming pool. Poolside cabanas* (payable locally). The Spa Lounge*.

WiFi.

*Denotes local charge.

Please note: A resort fee of $25 plus tax per day is payable locally. The resort fee includes use of the following amenities: Pool access, beach loungers, beach towels, fitness centre access, WiFi, local phone calls, complimentary newspaper, and in-room safe. Resort fee and its inclusions are subject to change.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Celebrated girlfriends 24th birthday!!

Mar 29, 2020 LaughterssMedicine

We arrived on March 11th with my girlfriend and her best friend. **Please keep in mind that this was the day BEFORE all major sports cancelled and cities began to shut down, so please be easy on us. We bought the tickets months in advance to celebrate my girlfriends birthday on March 17th, so we aren’t one of those ‘Spring Breakers’.** Anyway, so… Read more
We arrived on March 11th with my girlfriend and her best friend. **Please keep in mind that this was the day BEFORE all major sports cancelled and cities began to shut down, so please be easy on us. We bought the tickets months in advance to celebrate my girlfriends birthday on March 17th, so we aren’t one of those ‘Spring Breakers’.** Anyway, so the night we landed in Miami, the Lyft driver who picked us up from the airport was not only 30 minutes late to pick it up(keep in mind he was probably almost 80 years old), but he even put in the wrong address in his personal maps(which spoke his native language and was easier to use for him) and instead of driving us 20 mins west to south beach, he drove us 45 minutes north to North Miami. Fast forward 2 and 1/2 hours after requesting the Lyft from Miami Airport, we finally arrived at Nautilus. You can imagine how exhausted we were from the Lyft ordeal by the time we got to the hotel around 11:30pm. This is where we met one of the kindest and most genuine hotel employees we have ever encountered. You could tell she is someone who is genuinely kind, rather than an employee who is just trained to be ‘hospitality minded’ and give you robotic responses like “I’ll be happy to assist you with that today” 🤖. Robyn made us forget about the rough start to the trip we had, and even promised an upgraded room with an ocean view for no additional charge for half our stay because of my girlfriends birthday. Take it one step further and the very next day, we came back to our room to find where a handwritten note with balloons and cookies were left on the table for the birthday-day girl, written by who other.... Robyn. There are two other employees I want to make sure I acknowledge. Michael from the bar and Jesus from the front desk. Michael is the exact kind of bartender we we look for when we go on vacations. He’s down to earth, has a sense of humor, and is so experienced you can just tell that he could bartend basically anywhere in the country if he wanted to. His drinks were amazing (most weren’t even on the menu too). What made Michael different was, most bartenders in Miami know your getting charged auto-gratuity so they don’t feel a need to put extra effort into conversations or being extra friendly, we didn’t feel that way with Michael once so we decided to only go to the bars if we saw him working. Lastly I wanted to thank Jesus from the front desk. It was our 3rd night there and I didn’t have a clean pair of pants to go out so I couldn’t get into the Mint club a few doors down. Keep in mind it’s after midnight and he’s the only one behind the desk at the time. As we walk by in disappointment over the pant situation he asks what’s wrong and we explain to him the situation. I kid you not, he tells us to wait there so he can see what he can do. After making a few phone calls and walking to multiple locations, Jesus reappears with clean dress pants (IN MY SIZE TOO!). Almost forgot, I never got her name but the Blonde female who I’m guessing is the supervisor of the poolside crew along with all of her staff were absolutely incredible. She even remember our names every time we came down to the pool or were just walking by. I have to be honest with you guys. This is the first time I have ever written a review for a hotel on TripAdvisor before. But after Robyn, Jesus, and Michael went above and beyond to make our stay as comfortable as possible, I needed to give them praise. I personally have bartended at an adult resort in Turks & Caicos in the past and I know the difference between an average fake smiling employee, and one who actually wants you to enjoy yourself. Gives these people raises, promotions, bonuses, you name it! Just please make sure you keep all 3 around. What sets apart a good hotel from a great one is usually having a handful of employees that stand out from the rest. Thanks again for everything Nautilus. If we ever come back to Miami, there is no other place we would ever stay. Read less
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Mar 25, 2020 LABriGuy Los Angeles, California

We booked an Ocean Front Suite and paid for it through Expedia. Once we arrived at hotel we were told the room was not ready and that they would put us in a smaller room the first night and discount our second night. The room was gross, barely cleaned, everything was stained, trash behind the furniture and a used condom under the bed. I complained… Read more
We booked an Ocean Front Suite and paid for it through Expedia. Once we arrived at hotel we were told the room was not ready and that they would put us in a smaller room the first night and discount our second night. The room was gross, barely cleaned, everything was stained, trash behind the furniture and a used condom under the bed. I complained the next day and the management didn't care. The next night we were told that the suite I originally paid for was being inspected by supervisor which was untrue we later learned. Once in the new room the electricity did not work. We had to have the maintenance come to our room to turn off lights as we wanted to go to sleep. They ended up unplugging all the electricity for that room and was left with no lights. Again management didn't care and told me to complain to Expedia. This hotel is horribly ran and will need new management immediately. We will be filing claims with City of Miami, Health Department and State of Florida. Read less
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Mar 21, 2020 PabloC3265 New York City, New York

Stayed here in March and staff was great, with hotel in good condition. Prices, especially pool side, were very reasonable by South Beach standards. Would come again In addition, Maggie (who worked the pool while we were here) was really awesome. She hustled, kept everything in good condition, and made sure all the guests were taken care of
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Mar 21, 2020 Paynetravller

Miami on lockdown but hotel still going strong. Pool vibes and staff very friendly and caring (thank you Maggie) Enjoyed my stay, will be visiting again for ultra Miami next year. Defo go say hello Maggie
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Mar 21, 2020 392darylm Miami Beach, Florida

Despite everything going on in Miami and most venues being closed, Maggie managed to keep an extremely good vibe around the pool. Very professional and helpful. Would recommend. I can’t wait to come back for Ultra next year 🤞🏼