Pros

  • Quiet, value property on Daytona Beach with a spacious courtyard
  • Homey rooms have kitchens and balconies, many with beachfront views
  • Beachfront heated pool and hot tub
  • Free continental breakfast and free daily cocktail hour
  • Movie nights, shopping excursions, and seasonal kids' activities
  • Laptop in the lobby for guests
  • Self-serve laundry room
  • Free Wi-Fi and outdoor parking
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Cons

  • Interior decor is old fashioned
  • Free breakfast is basic
  • No fitness center or restaurant on-site
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Bottom Line

The 99-room Nautilus Inn is a well-kept value hotel on Daytona Beach with a heated pool and hot tub in a tropically landscaped, oceanfront courtyard. Free breakfast is served in a casual dining room and there’s also a computer corner and laundry room. The hotel offers a free daily cocktail hour, bingo, movie nights, and shopping excursions, mostly geared to older guests. Rooms have homey, tropical decor alongside full kitchens, sitting areas (some with sofa beds), and balconies -- many facing the ocean. Guests may want to consider the Hampton Inn Daytona Shores - Oceanfront for easier access to local restaurants, plus a fitness center. 

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Oyster Hotel Review

Nautilus Inn

Scene

Value hotel with a quiet, no-fuss vibe and great ocean views

For guests looking for a quiet alternative to some of the louder haunts in Daytona Beach, the 10-floor Nautilus Inn fits the bill (and has amazing ocean views plus direct beach access). Retirees mostly stay at this hotel, which has a quiet-but-social atmosphere with movie nights, bingo, and a daily happy hour that offers cocktails like the popular peach-flavored Sheila Special. Daily sign-up sheets for activities are posted at the entrance to the hotel, but don't come here looking for a lively party setting. Pineapple-patterned carpeting lines the lobby, where homey furniture in the lounge, a flat-screen TV, newspapers, and table lamps make for a cozy scene. Tropical landscaping is nicely manicured in the courtyard that overlooks the beach. To the dismay of smokers, the hotel instituted a smoke-free policy in September of 2015, so smoking is prohibited on balconies. While older couples and groups of friends are the norm here, plenty of families pass through as well. 

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Location

In a quiet area on Daytona Beach, a five-minute drive from city center

The hotel sits in a quiet location on South Atlantic Avenue -- with few dining options, aside from an oyster bar across the street -- but the Daytona Beach shores are just a few steps from the hotel’s pool. From here it’s one-and-a-half miles to the Daytona Beach Boardwalk, a five-minute drive, for all sorts of tourist shops and restaurants. Shopping excursions are arranged through the hotel and the Ocean Walk Shoppes are fewer than 10 minutes away by car. The Daytona Beach International Airport and Daytona International Speedway are a 15-minute drive from the hotel. The Lighthouse Point Park takes 20 minutes to reach by car. Golfing is within 10 to 20 minutes by car at the Daytona Beach Golf Club, Indigo Lakes Golf Club, or Riviera Country Club. Outdoor parking at the hotel is free. 

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Rooms

Homey, clean rooms have flat-screen TVs, kitchens, and oceanfront views in most

The style in rooms is quintessential Florida, with floral polyester bedspreads, light wooden headboards, and palm tree table lamps -- they are homey and impeccably clean, even if the look isn't the freshest or most current. What makes these rooms special are the ocean views from balconies, and full kitchens with stoves, kettles, coffeemakers, microwaves, refrigerators, toasters, place settings for four, and dining tables. Rooms offer queen, king, or two full beds with patterned carpets and seating by the windows. Hardwood furniture is a nice, cozy touch. Features include flat-screen TVs, air-conditioning, safes, and sofa beds in some rooms. Cribs can be requested. Bathrooms are mostly beige, with handsome marble-top wooden vanities, shower/tub combos, and hairdryers. Accessible rooms are available with roll-in showers, bathtub grab bars, and lowered fixtures.

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Features

Oceanfront pool and hot tub, direct beach access, free breakfast, and kids’ programs

Flanked by palm trees and the Atlantic Ocean, the heated outdoor pool and hot tub offer beautiful ocean views with plenty of lounge chairs on the deck and in the spacious stone courtyard. The beach -- a long stretch of sand that’s typically uncrowded -- can be reached from the pool. A casual dining area, the Sand Dollar Room, serves a free breakfast with the usual continental spread, and on occasion there are special treats like biscuits and gravy. Live piano players often entertain guests. Kids’ activities are available seasonally, and a limited supply of buckets for the beach can be requested. A laptop computer is in the lobby, where guests can request printing services. Self-serve laundry machines -- although sometimes on the fritz -- are also available. The hotel organizes excursions for guests, including shopping trips, and bingo and movie nights are a frequent occurrence. Wi-Fi is free throughout the hotel.

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Oyster Hotel Review

Nautilus Inn

Scene

Value hotel with a quiet, no-fuss vibe and great ocean views

For guests looking for a quiet alternative to some of the louder haunts in Daytona Beach, the 10-floor Nautilus Inn fits the bill (and has amazing ocean views plus direct beach access). Retirees mostly stay at this hotel, which has a quiet-but-social atmosphere with movie nights, bingo, and a daily happy hour that offers cocktails like the popular peach-flavored Sheila Special. Daily sign-up sheets for activities are posted at the entrance to the hotel, but don't come here looking for a lively party setting. Pineapple-patterned carpeting lines the lobby, where homey furniture in the lounge, a flat-screen TV, newspapers, and table lamps make for a cozy scene. Tropical landscaping is nicely manicured in the courtyard that overlooks the beach. To the dismay of smokers, the hotel instituted a smoke-free policy in September of 2015, so smoking is prohibited on balconies. While older couples and groups of friends are the norm here, plenty of families pass through as well. 

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Location

In a quiet area on Daytona Beach, a five-minute drive from city center

The hotel sits in a quiet location on South Atlantic Avenue -- with few dining options, aside from an oyster bar across the street -- but the Daytona Beach shores are just a few steps from the hotel’s pool. From here it’s one-and-a-half miles to the Daytona Beach Boardwalk, a five-minute drive, for all sorts of tourist shops and restaurants. Shopping excursions are arranged through the hotel and the Ocean Walk Shoppes are fewer than 10 minutes away by car. The Daytona Beach International Airport and Daytona International Speedway are a 15-minute drive from the hotel. The Lighthouse Point Park takes 20 minutes to reach by car. Golfing is within 10 to 20 minutes by car at the Daytona Beach Golf Club, Indigo Lakes Golf Club, or Riviera Country Club. Outdoor parking at the hotel is free. 

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Rooms

Homey, clean rooms have flat-screen TVs, kitchens, and oceanfront views in most

The style in rooms is quintessential Florida, with floral polyester bedspreads, light wooden headboards, and palm tree table lamps -- they are homey and impeccably clean, even if the look isn't the freshest or most current. What makes these rooms special are the ocean views from balconies, and full kitchens with stoves, kettles, coffeemakers, microwaves, refrigerators, toasters, place settings for four, and dining tables. Rooms offer queen, king, or two full beds with patterned carpets and seating by the windows. Hardwood furniture is a nice, cozy touch. Features include flat-screen TVs, air-conditioning, safes, and sofa beds in some rooms. Cribs can be requested. Bathrooms are mostly beige, with handsome marble-top wooden vanities, shower/tub combos, and hairdryers. Accessible rooms are available with roll-in showers, bathtub grab bars, and lowered fixtures.

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Features

Oceanfront pool and hot tub, direct beach access, free breakfast, and kids’ programs

Flanked by palm trees and the Atlantic Ocean, the heated outdoor pool and hot tub offer beautiful ocean views with plenty of lounge chairs on the deck and in the spacious stone courtyard. The beach -- a long stretch of sand that’s typically uncrowded -- can be reached from the pool. A casual dining area, the Sand Dollar Room, serves a free breakfast with the usual continental spread, and on occasion there are special treats like biscuits and gravy. Live piano players often entertain guests. Kids’ activities are available seasonally, and a limited supply of buckets for the beach can be requested. A laptop computer is in the lobby, where guests can request printing services. Self-serve laundry machines -- although sometimes on the fritz -- are also available. The hotel organizes excursions for guests, including shopping trips, and bingo and movie nights are a frequent occurrence. Wi-Fi is free throughout the hotel.

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Amenities

  • Air Conditioner

  • Balcony / Terrace / Patio

  • Basic Television

  • Beach

  • Cabanas

  • Cable

  • Cribs

  • Free Breakfast

  • Full Kitchen

  • Internet

  • Jacuzzi

  • Kids Allowed

  • Laundry

  • Pool

  • Poolside Drink Service

  • Rental Car Service Desk Onsite

  • Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space

  • Swim-Up Bar

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