Nautilus South Beach, a SIXTY Hotel
1825 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA
Nights at Nautilus South BeachI couldn't tell you my excitement to enter the lobby of Nautilus South Beach. It was February and Brooklyn was covered in snow. As a Florida native, I'm always biased to Miami's vibe, weather and culture. I had never visited Nautilus and I'm always eager to experience something new in my hometown.
Like many of the iconic hotels in South Beach, the hotel was built by Morris Lapidus in the 1950s. The Lapidus properties stand the test of time and are Collins Avenue superstars. The Nautilus Hotel reopened in 2015, offering an art deco feel with a modern vibe. The 250-room hotel is located right on the ocean, so there's easy access to the beach for guests. Like many of the historic Art Deco properties on South Beach, the guest rooms are small without closets, maintaining the hotel's historic grandeur and stylistic tradition.
What I liked about the room was that our bed faced the beach, so we were greeted with gorgeous views each morning. The outdoor terrace is perfect for sipping champagne and admiring Miami's beautiful people lounging by the pool.
The lobby is whimsical and quirky with a pop-up coffee shop and stylish gift shop for beachwear. There's a lot of graphic and digital art displayed in between the classy lobby bar down a few stairs before entering Driftwood Restaurant.
We mostly hung by the pool and took photos by the gorgeously framed bougainvillea walkway. The pool area transports you to the Italian Riviera with cool music, beautiful people and a relaxed vibe.