Nautilus hotel Miami lobby
The lobby seating by the Nautilus’ bar is a mix of new and midcentury-inspired furniture.

From Golden Girls and CSI to Burn Notice and Jersey Shores, Hollywood makes Miami look like the hot place to visit—literally. If you’re looking to escape icy roads and winter jackets this year, you can experience the Florida heat for yourself. And while you’re at it, stay in the Nautilus, the beachside hotel with an MCM spin.

Nautilus Miami hotel lobby bar
The lobby bar in the Nautilus is sunken into the floor, and also features a “staircase to nowhere,” which the hotel restored from Lapidus’ original MCM design.

Midcentury Getaway

The Nautilus sits in the Art Deco district of Miami, the historic area of the city. The district contains many restored buildings from the ’20s–’40s. While not directly midcentury, many MCM designers got their start in the Art Deco period, and some of the buildings in this district show the early evolution between 19th century design and the classic MCM look. The Nautilus itself was designed in the 1950s by architect Morris Lapidus. “Nautilus has been renovated with homage to its original spirit,” the website says.

More modern coastal elements dominate the hotel rooms, but many of the communal spaces such as the cabana club and lobby bar, are filled with midcentury-inspired furniture and designs.

Nautilus Miami hotel penthouse
In the penthouse, the living room gives tribute to the hotel’s original 1950s design through the minimal decorations and MCM seating.

Miami Love

Besides touring the historic Art Deco district, there are many other sights and attractions to keep you occupied. You could lay on the beach or go boating with a sailboat or guided tour of the bay. Try out one of Miami’s museums, or stick with the coastal theme and visit the Miami Seaquarium. The Everglades National Park is just an hour away, or you could take a longer trek up to Orlando to visit Disney World and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. The options are nearly endless.

Nautilus Miami hotel
The outdoor patio offers a place to unwind and savor Miami sun and sand.
Nautilius hotel Miami Cabana Club
The Cabana Club overlooks the hotel’s outdoor area. “Designed with midcentury roots, the Nautilus Cabana Club offers Mediterranean cuisine with fresh Floridian ingredients,” the website says.
Nautilus hotel
Simple architecture and clean furnishings harken back to the hotel’s first days in the 1950s.
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