This property has been under a major renovation/construction project. The rooms on the 3rd floor are currently operating and the swimming pool is closed due to the construction. Access to a pool in the neighboring hotel Shelbourne could be granted for free if needed. This was unnecessary for us because the wide open ocean behind the hotel kept us busy.
The guest service representatives at the front desk were very friendly and welcoming. They provided us with beach towels when needed.
I noticed that a security personnel was available for 24 hours on site, only one of two elevators was working, and the entrance of the hotel was wheelchair accessible.
I actually had to turn off the A/C in the room several times during the stay because it was too cold at night. The mini refrigerator in the room was so handy to keep beverages cold and the ice machine in the hallway was definitely useful.
Because we spent most of the time on the beach and outside of the property, amenities unavailable did not make our stay any worse. ( no cable for TV, no iron/board, no coffee maker, etc.)
The place was convenient to get around the South Beach on foot and to access to the beach within a block.
I would like to stay at this property after the renovation gets completed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- OPENING SOON Originally built as the Nautilus Hotel, the oceanfront property is located in the heart of Miami's art deco district at 1825 Collins Avenue. Designed by famed architect Morris Lapidus in the 1950s, the Nautilus South Beach will be renovated with homage to its original spirit. Revealing an extensive evolution of what the property once was and stood for, the Nautilus South Beach will feature a comfortable design that emulates a luxury beach house with public spaces, rooms and suites that will have an international and residential feel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Continental Oceanfront Miami Beach
- Continental Hotel South Beach
- Continental South Beach Hotel
- Continental South Beach Oceanfront
- Continental Oceanfront South Beach Miami