Nautilus, a Sixty Hotel
Collins Avenue may be jam packed with hotels, but Nautilus is a newcomer worth checking out. Sixty Hotels completely revamped the old Nautilus Hotel designed in the 1950s by Morris Lapidus, the architect famed for some of Miami Beach’s most extravagant properties. Lapidus’s signature circular lobby with its cylindrical columns stayed, as did the original building’s bones, but just about everything else has been refreshed. The redesign played off of the midcentury aesthetic, with a lobby bar incorporating ‘60s-inspired banquettes, vintage trunks doubling as minibars in the rooms, and a pool bar overlooking the beach with Bertoia bar stools. The saltwater pool edged by lounge chairs and cabanas is a major draw, as is the beachfront access, reachable by a secret garden-esque bamboo passageway. Be sure to stop by the breezy Driftwood Room restaurant helmed by celebrity chef Alex Guarnaschelli for a refreshing glass of rosé and super fresh seafood.