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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 1 November 2014

I've stayed at the Penguin Hotel in the past and came back again because it is a great value and excellent location. While nothing fancy, the room was clean and the bed comfortable. I appreciate that they have in-room fridge, safe, and iron. Complimentary breakfast is very simple - the better option is to use the coupon for 30% off...

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AlexeisE37, Guest Relations Manager at Penguin Hotel, responded to this review

Greetings Rob, It’s always gives us such a joy to have our guest come back for a return visit. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us! We humbly thank you for your awesome loyalty! Yes, one of our best features is our location. Being on the heart of Miami Beach definitely has its perks. Thank...

Reviewed 25 October 2014

It was great to stay again at the Penguin Hotel! This was my third time and as usual the treatment I received was excelent! I could keep my luggage at the hotel during a Bahamas Cruise for a small price! The room was renewed, confortable bed, very clean and just a few steps from the South Beach sand! Carmen, Thanks...

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AlexeisE37, Guest Relations Manager at Penguin Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Rapha, Rapha, we want you to know that it was a pleasure to have you stay with us for a third time. It is one of the biggest compliments our guest can ever give us! We truly appreciate your loyalty and I will be sure to pass on your awesome praises to Carmen. It was our pleasure to have...

Clydebank, Scotland
Reviewed 24 October 2014

Great location, near the main section of Ocean Drive, but far enough away from the noisy nightlife areas. Rooms nice, clean and spacious. Free drinks token on arrival appreciated too! Only drawback was noisy air-con, but wouldn't put me off recommending this hotel.

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AlexeisE37, Guest Relations Manager at Penguin Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Eve, Eve thank you so much for staying with us! We are happy to know that you enjoyed out location so much. We feel the same way; close to the action where you can access it with relative ease but far enough to have a quiet regress. We apologize for any inconvenience that noisy ac may have caused you....

Reviewed 22 October 2014 via mobile

At the reception Florencia immediately gave us a warm-hearted welcome.She solved quickly small issues + gave us the feeling to be at the right time at the right spot.There should be more people like you out there.Thanks a lot and stay the way you are.Raz & Inessa

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AlexeisE37, Guest Relations Manager at Penguin Hotel, responded to this review

Greetings from The Penguin Hotel, Wow, thank you so much for your wonderful praises! I will be sure to pass them on to Florencia. I’m confident that she will enjoy them. A compliment towards our staff such as yours never fails to make us smile! Thank you again and we hope to see you back for a future stay! Alexeis...

North Ayrshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 October 2014

Hotel was in a good location along ocean drive. Room was nice and clean. Bit smaller than the online photos but ok. DO NOT USE THE VALET PARKING MAN OUTSIDE HOTEL! We checked with reception that it was ok to use the valet parking outside the hotel. She didn't have a problem and the guy came into reception so we...

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AlexeisE37, Guest Relations Manager at Penguin Hotel, responded to this review

Greetings from The Penguin Hotel, We cordially thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We humbly apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced through the valet service. We can assure you that it will be investigated with the parking company’s managers as it is separate from us. However, we are happy to know that...

Shreveport, Louisiana
Reviewed 14 October 2014

The price is right and the place is just what one would expect in South Beach. Plenty of neon lighting and quiche rooms that scream art deco are always a pleasure to return to after a beach visit or a sweaty walk. The street over features a parking garage that will house your car for $20 a day which is...

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AlexeisE37, Guest Relations Manager at Penguin Hotel, responded to this review

Hello John, Thank you so much for taking the time to write to us. It was a pleasure to have had you and we hope to see you back real soon! Like a lot of the Hotels in Miami Beach’s Ocean Dr, we are a Art Deco and boutique. However, we feel that’s a major part of our charm. Thank...

Walnut Creek, California
Reviewed 9 October 2014

We love this place- we will come back again again all the wonderful humans that work there are incredible - Eva is the best and her staff is top notch. We love Stuart, he is off today - all I can say is I am happy he will be back tomorrow - MY BD!. And tonight we are eating with...

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AlexeisE37, Guest Relations Manager at Penguin Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Susan, Thank you so much for your wonderful compliments to our staff! Reviews such as yours always put a smile on all of our faces. Susan, it was our pleasure to have served you and we hope that your birthday was an awesome one. I will wholeheartedly be sure to share your review with the rest of the staff....

Naples, Florida
Reviewed 5 October 2014

Take a room with a Veiw is your best bet. The Veiw is fantastic - this hotel has a retro feel. In the entrance is their sit down area for their restaurant. I had a fish dish that was wonderful. Perfect location for everything Miami. I'll stay there again.

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AlexeisE37, Guest Relations Manager at Penguin Hotel, responded to this review

Greetings from The Penguin, We are very glad to know that you enjoyed our view so much! Being located on Ocean Dr (South Beach’s Art deco district) definitely has its advantages. You can feel the retro, being that it’s also a historical area filled with hotels from the 1930’s and 40’s! Thank you again for your wonderful review and we...

Reviewed 4 October 2014 via mobile

It's my first trip to Miami so I didn't know what to expect. Aneesa, Jet, and Florencia had amazing customer service! The location of the hotel is great, easy walking distance to everything. Definitely exceeded my expectation and had a great experience. Thank you for making this Miami trip so fun!

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AlexeisE37, Guest Relations Manager at Penguin Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Richard, Thank you for taking the time and sharing your experience with us. We are happy to know that you enjoyed our staff and I will be sure to share your wonderful graces with them. It’s always great to see our guest taking full advantage of everything our location has to offer. It was our pleasure to have served...

Reviewed 4 October 2014

We reserved a standard room, but Carmen, one of the receptionnists, gave us an upgrade for the whole stay!!!! (12 days)!!! She was very nice and helpful. ( also the other receptionnists were always very friendly, helpful and funny)! The service at the restaurant is just GREAT! All of them were very polite, paid very much attention to the customers,...

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AlexeisE37, Guest Relations Manager at Penguin Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Kristina, It was our pleasure to have made your experience that much special! It’s great to see that you enjoyed our restaurant and its staff. Great service is the base for all hospitality! Thank you for staying with us as long as you did (12 days, wow thank you) it was our pleasure to have served you. We hope...

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about Penguin Hotel

Address: 1418 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139-4108
Region: United States > Florida > Miami Beach > City Center
Price Range: $163 - $384 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Penguin Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 43
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Also Known As:
Penguin Hotel Miami Beach, Florida
Hotel Style:
#49 Business Hotel in Miami Beach
#65 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
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“best views very clean very convinient location”
2mainetraveler1, 20 Apr 2017 | Read review
“If a view is important, ask for an ocean view. We opted for the better price and no view.”
VickyHart, 6 Apr 2017 | Read review
“This hotel charge you a $250 deposit for your stay, it did take some time to get it back”
Getko, 3 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The only issue - the hotel next to it has a really loud ac, and you hear those all the time”
151olenab, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“choose it at another hotel”
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