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The Nautical Beachfront Resort
Ranked #5 of 24 Hotels in Lake Havasu City
Southampton
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Reviewed 13 May 2010

The Nautical Beachfront Resort is set in a good location, with nice views out over Lake Havasu, and it is a short drive to the London Bridge, however we have stayed in better hotels.

Whilst the staff were good at their jobs and the food was OK in the Turtle Bar, the standard of the rooms was not at the level expected. Rooms were clean and tidy, but dated and fairly old fashioned. The rooms from an external view were not appealing - concrete blocks really, but they were OK on the inside which I guess is the important bit.

I think this hotel would be fine if you are looking for a cheap budget hotel and if you are in to water sports then this would be a great place to rest your head at the end of the day. Compared to other hotels I have stayed at in the USA, I was disappointed by the overall standards.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 April 2010

Great location but Houskeeping and service were terrible. Poorly managed nobody knows much about the place that works there. Housekeeping seems to include maybe making the beds and replenishing your towels, The first day they made one of the 3 beds in the unit and this was the largest and most expensive and only 2 bedroom suite they have.They never vacuumed the floor, the whole place needs to be pressure washed from years of neglect. I would recommend London Bridge Resort intead of theis place.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled with family
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West Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2010

For Euro readers, Lake Havasu City is the ‘Benidorm’ of the SouthWest.
A great lake setting in the middle of the desert, but a magnet for every personal water craft, RV and trailer for ‘000s of miles. What could have been delightful has been swamped by an urban sprawl of geezer-dom, jacked up trucks and chavs-with-toys. If you’re lucky you may find that quiet hotel-by-the-lake, and the Nautical certainly should be it. Great setting, very pleasant and efficient resort style reception, not so bad pricing, clean well equipped rooms (tho’ pleese guys, flush and air the bathrooms once in a while – the poo smell is too ‘islands authentic’), good views (if you get beach front) and actual sandy beaches. And therein lays the problem. Lets just say that it’s like staying in Monte Carlo, but having the rooms overlook the Formula1 race car pits… boats blasting in and outa the ramp, and soon drawn up on the small resort beach right in front. If you are already ‘deafened by kids’ or passing thro it’s OK, but warning, a quiet lakeside resort it ain’t. The resort Turtle Grill actually has quite good (fast) food but, ruined by service provided by Indifferent Teens R Us Inc. Nautical could be a whole lot better – shame. Better than a lot in Havasu (which isn’t saying much). Good for the experience but perhaps try further down the Colorado river.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 January 2010

Used this place as break point travelling from Grand Canyon to LA. Accommodation much bigger than I had expected with a lounge area, 2nd flat screen tv, full size fridge freezer and microwave. Overlooked the beach/lake and it was very quiet. Can imagine this would be a great place to stay for longer with children in season but suited us fine in off season period. Disappointed at the area by London Bridge - although out of season the 'London village' looked permently closed and run down. We picked up a flyer for 'walking tour' that sounded an absolute hoot - tales of the vikings saving London ! mass suicides !! and vampires !!! - unfortunately we only stayed overnight so didn't have time to find out if it was available.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled with family
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 18 October 2009

We absolutely loved our beach front room. It had everything our family needed. Kitchenette with fridge, spacious bathrooms, comfortable beds & great TV's. Our patio walked right out into the grassy play area which the kids loved. The sandy beach was just a few steps away. Loved the calm, warm water and the kids inflatable water park was perfect for the adults too!!!! We look forward to going back!
Heather & Bob Novak

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled with family
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Scottsdale, AZ
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Reviewed 9 October 2009

We stayed at the Nautical Inn for the second year in a row and had another great stay.
It's beachfront, clean, well managed and has a great restaurant called, The Turtle.
We had young children who equally had as much fun playing in the sand and at the water park. It was very quite at night with no issues of late night Havasu partiers. Will definitely be back again next year!

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled with family
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arizona
1 review
Reviewed 8 October 2009

Get the beachfront rooms and put the kids to bed and you can relax with friends and cocktails on the beach 15 ft from the rooms! You can walk to Starbucks, casual dinner on site. Easy family fun vacation!

  • Stayed October 2009, 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 #5 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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