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Sheffield,England
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at The Penguin Hotel on Ocean Drive for two nights on Super Bowl weekend early February it's a great value hotel in a perfect location, looking out onto Ocean Drive , Lummus Park and the beach and walking distance to all the bars, shops and restaurants of South Beach. The room we had (207) was more then adequate...

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Volha S, Guest Relations Manager at Penguin Hotel, responded to this review

Dear S6_OWL, Thank you for leaving such a lovely feedback! We are so delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us at the Penguin Hotel. It was a true pleasure to host you, and we look forward to your return. Special greetings are sent to England! Kind regards

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was our first time at the hotel and we fell in love! The room is big and the restaurant and breakfast were amazing! I stayed with my mother and sister and I must confess we are quite a mess! Our room was constantly getting messy and desorganized and I have to thank Josefa from house keeping. She totally saved...

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Volha S, Guest Relations Manager at Penguin Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mariana, Thank you for choosing the Penguin Hotel, and for taking the time to write a review! We are happy to her you had a good experience. It is truly humbling but also rewarding to know that our team made your stay pleasant and we will share your kind comments with Josefa. As the last remaining family owned and...

New Hartford, New York
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recently stayed at the Penguin Hotel for five nights including the Art Deco weekend. This hotel is in need of some serious renovations. We stayed in the oceanfront corner suite. Calling it a suite would be a stretch. the room had two small queen beds and that was it! The room is so small there is not room for any...

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Volha S, Guest Relations Manager at Penguin Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Gallagg47, Thank you for taking the time to post the review. We are disheartened to learn of your experience. Please accept our sincere apologies on behalf of the Penguin Hotel for any inconvenience caused during your stay. We extremely disappointed that our property failed to meet your standards. Thank you again for your time and for the opportunity to...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location, comfortable room, bed was great, shower too. Will definitely stay here again when I come back to Miami. Breakfast is basic but good. The hotel is charming. Breakfast is served inside or outside. There is a menu and you choose among seven or eight choices. Near Lincoln road and Collins avenue . All the hotel clerks are very...

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Volha S, Guest Relations Manager at Penguin Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Renatabraga25, Thank you for taking the time to post such a wonderful review. We are delighted to hear you had a memorable stay. Guest satisfaction is very important to us, and we look forward to hosting you again. The Penguin Hotel is located on Ocean Drive, steps away from the best dining and shopping areas in South Beach. Take...

florida
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want to be in the middle of South Beach at a small art deco hotel, The Penguin is excellent. Across from Lummas Park and the Beach/Ocean there are hundreds of hotels, bars, restaurants, night clubs and stores you can easily walk to. The hotel itself is only 3 stories and a hundred years old or so, but the...

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Volha S, Guest Relations Manager at Penguin Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Rafesq, Thank you for choosing the Penguin Hotel as your destination in South Beach. We are so very pleased that you enjoyed your time with us, and greatly appreciate you leaving such a positive review. We look forward to hosting you again. Kind regards!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were last here 3yrs ago. Stopped yesterday afternoon for some mojiotos and some people watching on Ocean Drive whilst 2 for 1 was on. Went back tonight for dinner. Good selection of food and reasonable prices plus the portions arent oversize (just right). Pleasant staff serving. Happy hour 3pm to 8pm for cocktails.

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Volha S, Guest Relations Manager at Penguin Hotel, responded to this review

Dear AHugh, Thank you for such a wonderful review and your continuous loyalty. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed, and we look forward to your return. Quality food and drinks await you at the Purple Penguin Cafe. Kind regards

North Carolina
Reviewed 22 January 2017

The Penguin is a small hotel right on South Beach. If it were somewhere else it would be a two star but putting it on Ocean Drive in Miami Beach automatically brings it up in my eyes. It is semi art deco. We stayed 3 nights, our room was very bright and clean. The bathroom has been updated with a...

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Volha S, Guest Relations Manager at Penguin Hotel, responded to this review

Dear NorthCarolinaSandie, Thank you for choosing and recommending the Penguin Hotel. It was a true pleasure to host you and we look forward to welcoming you back again. Kind regards

Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Ok ocean drive is the business but the Penguin cafe at the Penguin hotel the food and service is so wonderful they cooked food for us that wasn't on the menu so go there and ask for Michael or Angel great guys.

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Volha S, Guest Relations Manager at Penguin Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sonya, Thank you for visiting the Purple Penguin Cafe and leaving such a positive review. We are so glad you enjoyed! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Please check out our Happy Hour specials on hand-crafted cocktails from 3 pm till 8 pm right across the street from the ocean. Kind regards

Port St Lucie, United States
Reviewed 12 January 2017

We supposedly won a free trip to Miami Beach, but as it turned out it was one of those time share presentation gimmicks. We did stay at the Penguin and were very pleasantly surprised. The room was austere but it was perfectly clean especially the bathroom. The king size bed was very comfortable. Instead of bureaus it had a closet...

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Volha S, Guest Relations Manager at Penguin Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Edward, Thank you very much for such a kind feedback. We are very delighted to hear you enjoyed your short vacation in Miami Beach. It was a true pleasure to host you and we look forward to welcoming you back again. Plan your next getaway with great deals our property offers. The Penguin Hotel is located on famous Ocean...

Switzerland
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Good hotel location on Ocean Drive. Very small room. No chairs because room so small... 2 suitcases on the floor need to walk in it to go to the bathroom. Free breakfast... better go to the Starbuck 2 minutes from there. Choice of one croissant or a little scrambled egg. We asked for a second croissant and they asked 8.00$....

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Volha S, Guest Relations Manager at Penguin Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Nat_from_Switzerland, Thank you for taking the time to post the review. We are very happy to hear you liked the central location of the Penguin Hotel. Please accept our sincere apologies for the disappointment you experienced in regards to the room accommodations and the breakfast. We will note your comments to help improve future stays and service level. Thank...

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

Additional Information about Penguin Hotel

Address: 1418 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Region: United States > Florida > Miami Beach > City Center
Price Range: £107 - £239 (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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“choose it at another hotel”
 of 5 bubbles gallagg47, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
“I believe the rooms are all good”
 of 5 bubbles renatabraga25, 27 Jan 2017 | Read review
“There a few rooms on the oceanside. i had no noise on the north side.”
 of 5 bubbles rafesq, 25 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Very quiet we were on 3rd floor with view of bldg next door only plenty of pillows, comfy bed”
 of 5 bubbles NorthCarolinaSandie, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on the upper floors would have a view and more quiet surroundings.”
 of 5 bubbles edwardc555, 12 Jan 2017 | Read review
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