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The Nautical Beachfront Resort
Ranked #4 of 24 Hotels in Lake Havasu City
Tustin, California
1 review
“Everything you need in one location!”
Reviewed 17 July 2014

If you are looking to stay in a resort on the other side of the bridge, this is your place. It isn't in the middle of hotel row. It is across the bridge where you have a variety of families and young people. The rooms are very roomy and have a balcony with a great view of the lake. The A/C works perfect! We were on the top floor and the are little to no steps and no one above you. The staff is very friendly and willing to help... We rented a paddle board from the turtle store and brought it back early and they refunded us the money we paid for the time not used. The Turtle Bar is a great placed to unwind and have a few drinks and watch the lightning across the lake while sitting under misters to stay cool. It gets crowded but it's fun to people watch.... The drinks are priced well and very good. Taking a nice walk at night is safe. You can play during the day, drink and you don't have to drive. The pool is refreshing and has a beautiful view. **The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is that I didn't appreciate that non guests of the resort can use the pool for free. It was only a real problem when it tuned into a huge party which I am ok with until someone gets to drunk and causes a problem. Even that would have been ok if the non guest that was out of control was asked to leave. We ended up leaving instead.**

Over all it is a great place to stay. More so if you want just about everything you need without leaving the resort :)

Room Tip: The top location doesn't have an obstructed view because there isn't a balcony above you.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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thenautical, General Manager at The Nautical Beachfront Resort, responded to this review, 21 July 2014
Dear Yashica A

Thank you for the review. Your right the Nautical is the best place on the island. Yes our rooms are very roomy and I couldn’t agree with your more the top floor is the best. I’m so glad that my staff was accommodating; I have shared your wonderful comments with them. The Turtle is the place to be; its laid back and the best view in town great place to relax. Yes, we do allow non-guest into our pool area but everyone has to be 21 years of age; I do apologize for any inconvenience that was caused during your stay. On behalf of the Nautical team and myself we hope to see you on your next visit to Lake Havaus...

Yours truly,

Steven Boswell
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Upland, California
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Reviewed 17 July 2014

We have stayed at The Nautical Beachfront Resort in Lake Havasu City, Arizona on two occasions, so far. Our second stay was much better because we were more familiar with the resort amenities. Our room was overlooking the bay where we could reserve beach parking for out boat. The area is supervised and monitored by resort staff, which was an added benefit. Turtle Beach Bar, the Wet Bar & Pool, and The Turtle Grill provided great services after a fun day on the lake. The General Store came in handy for several wants and needs especially to purchase ice for our boat coolers. The Nautical Boutique had a large selection of attractive sun & swim attire. I found several items I could not pass up. Our room was comfortable and clean and provided a small refrigerator, a coffee maker, a micro-wave, and a sitting area. The Stay & Play Package is an awesome deal for boating enthusiasts, providing us with a nice break from daily launching. The Nautical Staff is friendly, helpful, and accommodating!

Room Tip: You may want to check in with the resort periodically prior to your stay, just to confirm your plans...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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thenautical, General Manager at The Nautical Beachfront Resort, responded to this review, 21 July 2014
Dear manganona

Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience. Yes, the Nautical does have it all; like I’ve said before it’s a one stop destination we have so much to offer. I have shared your review with my staff and we are all looking forward to your return visit.

All the best

Steven Boswell
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!!! You can swim in the Infinity pool or the beach. Have fun at the on-site water park, eat a the Grill or Wet Bar service. Rent Jet skis or pontoon. A golf course is also a part of the amenities this resort offers. Also a ++++ it's a PET FRIENDLY HOTEL!!!

MY FAMILY LOVED THIS RESORT!!!!

Room Tip: Beach suite rooms are wonderfully remodeled and next to the beach and near pool. No outside noise in...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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thenautical, General Manager at The Nautical Beachfront Resort, responded to this review, 21 July 2014
Dear Cari R

Thank you for the great review!!! I see that you and your family really enjoyed your stay with us. We have it all and yes we do allow your four legged family members... Look forward to your return visit.

Yours truly,

Steven Boswell
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

My family (husband and a 9 & 11) had a great weekend! A great view of the lake, the prices to rent boats are descent, the restaurant food is ok, the pool is nice. I think the price of the rooms were reasonable during the week, but on a non holiday weekend they almost doubled in price. Our room was ok, but the bugs were terrible. I called the front desk to ask where our patio set was because our patio was the only one without. Front desk wasn't that pleasant and just blew me off. I would stay here again because of the beach front access and the pool!

Room Tip: Pay more to get a room in the cove. Also get a room on the ground floor.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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thenautical, General Manager at The Nautical Beachfront Resort, responded to this review, 10 July 2014
Dear Brandi H

Thank you, for sharing your recent stay with us. Sounds like you had an excellent vacation at the resort. The views of the lake our great I’m pretty sure it’s the best
view in town. Sorry to hear about the patio furniture, we have recently purchased more furniture for our cove patios. I will be sharing your review with the staff as a training guide. We look forward to your return visit.

Yours truly,

Steven Boswell
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San Marcos, California
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

First time we stayed there was long before the rmodel- thought it was nicer then- had an absolutley fantastic resuraunt- Captains Table- now the Crunchy Turtle or something "world famous calimari- (processed crapamari) you have to be drunk to enjoy the food.
Outdoor bar is really nice- if you have watercraft the beach area is really nice, finally heated the pool in the winter however felt just over freezing over- it is a nice pool area.
Prices are high, "resort charge" paying it is worth the chuckle! RESORT???? Okay there is a golf course ....kinda...there but don't expect Palm Springs or Palm Desert!
And they did quote a price then all over the board on check in..didn't come close to the quoted price..It is worth checking out..(pun intended) By the way one of the buildings is pet friendly but they charge way too much

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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thenautical, General Manager at The Nautical Beachfront Resort, responded to this review, 15 July 2014
Dear Dean t

Thank you, for being a guest of ours through the years the Nautical has had a lot changes take place over those years. I’m sorry you didn’t enjoy our famous calamari at the Turtle Grill, its one the most popular items on the menu. Yes, our pool is heated which means you can visit us in the winter time and enjoy the pool area. We do have a resort fee that includes so much, 2 7lbs bags of ice per day during your stay, 2 rounds of golf per guest, per day during your stay, ½ hour at the waterpark (seasonal), wifi access, usage of the launch ramp, mooring on the beach in open spaces, incoming and outgoing faxes, local and long distance calls, usage of the pool and pool towels. There is a pet friendly side at the resort and we do charge a one time fee of $50 for up to two pets in the room and there is a $200 security deposit which is released at the end of your stay. I would just like to thank you again for your review and hope to see you during your next visit.

Yours truly,

Steven Boswell
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Westminster, Colorado
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Reviewed 5 July 2014 via mobile

The good: amazing views of the lake, great accessibly for boats and launching, great beach front water and boat parking, and a nice pool!
The horrible:
Bugs, bugs and more annoying things...Roaches, crickets and birds. The room was infested with bugs. Didn't sleep well a single night. Either because of the several crickets noises underneath the bed or the nasty roaches. I left shoes on the entire time and left nothing on the floor the entire stay. When we told someone they just said, "we have a water bug problem" & "can't spray" when we were in the room. Not exactly the response I was looking for. I would have liked an upgraded room or a discounted room rate, as we came from a distance and considered changing hotels but there were no other places that had rooms.
Next...They didn't change the bed sheets as we had a cool aid stain on them for 4 nights. (We had a 2 year old and a 4 year old.) I was unaware of the $20 daily fee until I checked in but was okay because we used the ice and launched a boat. However, and unfortunately someone stole our anchor from the beach, that was very annoying. The music was loud and the cove was busy, but we didn't mind that as it was entertaining. You could hear the boats and music at night but the bugs were much more annoying and nasty.
The property needs some much needed TLC to be called a "resort". It has so much potential but the rooms, bugs and the grounds need attention.

  • Stayed July 2014
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thenautical, General Manager at The Nautical Beachfront Resort, responded to this review, 15 July 2014
Dear Gina P

Thank you for sharing your experience during your stay with us. I couldn’t agree with you more we have the most amazing views from our rooms at the resort of the lake and the city, the Nautical is a great place to view the sunrise and sunsets. Our beach area is great for swimming and mooring your water toys during the day and of course over night, it really makes it nice to not worry about trailering each day this gives you more time to enjoy your visit with family and friends. I’m glad you enjoyed our pool area, great view of the cove while enjoying one of our famous buckets. My sincere apologies; we have our rooms sprayed and maintained weekly by a local pest control company being in the desert and so close to the water will attract certain critters. I will be sharing your comments with my housekeeping manager and team; it will be used in discussions and as a training tool. We do have a daily resort, this fee is disclosed at your time of reservation it’s also posted on our website and our online travel partners sites, I’m sorry you were not informed until your check in time. Our cove area is a popular area for boats and guest to enjoy the beach we do have security that is onsite 24 hours and our quiet time is at 11pm. We do hope that you come back and visit us again.

All the best

Steven Boswell
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 3 July 2014

If I had to write this review with one word, it would be...Awesome! My Family (wife and 2 young kids) had a great time at the Nautical. We had a very nice room in the cove, which meant our boat was close for loading and unloading each day. The room was nicely appointed, not a Four Seasons, but the view and service made up for it. Jeanette, at the front desk, and the entire staff for that matter, set the tone for the entire trip....they were all very nice and accommodating! Extra nice-ities were the kid water play park, the infinity edge pool, the on-site bar/restaurant and did I mention it's the only beachfront property where your boat is right in front of your room!?! Definitely going back!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Property: The Nautical Beachfront Resort
Address: 1000 McCulloch Blvd. N, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403-0955
Region: United States > Arizona > Lake Havasu City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 24 Hotels in Lake Havasu City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — The Nautical Beachfront Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 139
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled on the island shores of Thompson Bay, The Nautical is the only beachfront resort in Arizona offering guests from around the world superior service and award-winning cuisine. Boasting 139 rooms and suites, with panoramic views of the lake and surrounding mountain ranges, The Nautical is a tropical island paradise for guests to gather and enjoy throughout the year. You pack your things and we'll pack your stay with a wide variety of on-site activities to entertain guests of all ages. Golf, Shopping, Watercraft and Boat Rentals, Kids Zone Waterpark, a Caribbean style infinity edge pool, Sandy Beaches and Pet Friendly, the Nautical has something for everyone. Host to Concerts, Car Shows, Boat Regatta's, the Lake Havasu Balloon Festival, Fishing Tournaments and Qualifying World Class Events, the Nautical Beachfront Resort invites you to Boat up, Drive up or Fly in and experience the vast array of activities that await you on the Island in Lake Havasu City. The Nautical features three distinctive restaurants and bars, allowing our guest's too choose how they want to relax and be entertained. The Turtle Grille offers a relaxed comfortable indoor atmosphere with spectacular lake views. At WET our guests can enjoy a contemporary menu and refreshing drinks at the Palapa Bar or relax in the poolside Cabanas. The infamous Turtle Beach Bar is a kick off your flip flops and chillax in the sand good time. If you're visiting Lake Havasu the Turtle Beach Bar is a must do on everyone's list. A lakeside sandy beach bar with umbrella tables, tropical island drinks and of course the "Turtle Bucket". ... more   less 
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