Penguin Hotel  3 stars

1418 Ocean Drive, Miami, United States, 33139  show mapSave
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Verified Reviews:

  • Good water pressure - Bed and pillows and bedding was very comfy - Pool small
  • Flat screen tv on a mirror wall - Beach is just across the road - Breakfast was minimalistic
  • Rooms have been renovated - Staff was helpful - No internet
  • Rooms were decorated so beautifully - Bathrooms are new and clean - Great breakfast
  • Block away from all the action - Rooms were small - Cafe was great

Overview

The four-star Penguin hotel is located in the most prestigious area of Miami Beach right off the vibrant Ocean Drive and just steps away from the South Beach.

This boutique hotel was fully renovated in 2006.

It has a contemporary design maintained in the bluish and turquoise colors of the nearby Atlantic Ocean. The guests can take advantage of the most up-to-date amenities of the adjacent five-star President hotel. It also disposes of a bar and is famed for the best breakfast in Miami.

Year renovated   2006.  Number of rooms   43.

City Center Miami - 5.9 mi
Airports Miami International Airport (MIA) - 9.8 mi, Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International (FLL) - 19.9 mi
Train Stations Bayfront Park Station - 3.7 mi, Miami Airport Station - 8.1 mi
Bus stop - 1000 ft
Restaurants BLT Steak Miami (cuisine: Steakhouse) - 300 ft, Front Porch Cafe (cuisine: American, Family Fare) - 400 ft
Parks Lummus Park Beach - 2100 ft
Beaches Bal Harbor Beach - 1700 ft, South Beach - 2500 ft

Rooms

Each of 44 rooms has a unique design with the floral elements, bright posters and crystal chandeliers. Some of them have terraces with a seafront view. The en-suite amenities include bathroom with tub, hairdryer, toiletries, air conditioning, phone, mini-bar, satellite TV, kitchenette and Wi-Fi.

One extra adult in the room is charged USD 50 per night when using the existing bed. Extra beds or cots are not provided.

Dining options

A varied breakfast buffet comprising a large variety of the cold and hot items, fresh fruits, pastries and beverages is served at the open-door terrace. The breakfast is surcharged.

A Front Porch Café with a sun terrace offers unique cocktails, light drinks and snacks.

At the hotel Penguin guests are invited to a continental breakfast served for free. 

Work

The hotel offers the meeting and conference rooms with an up-to-date audio-visual equipment and a business center providing fax and photocopying services.

Leisure

There is an on-site fitness center. The guests are complimented with a free access to the swimming pool and spa facilities of the nearby President hotel.

Additional features

Additional features include a 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, safety deposit-box, elevator, facilities for disabled guests, air conditioning and Wi-Fi access in the public and private spaces, tour desk and concierge service.

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Facilities

General
  • Parking (fee required)
  • Safe deposit box
  • Currency exchange
  • Elevator
  • Multilingual staff
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Tour desk
Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for additional charge

Guest Parking

Private hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is USD 30 per day.

Services
  • Maid Service
  • Shops/Commercial Services
  • Valet parking
  • Laundry
Dining facilities
  • Continental breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Cocktail lounge
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Fax/photocopying
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
  • Wheel chair access
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Beach access
Room view
  • Ocean view
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • 24-hour room service
  • Ironing facilities
  • Terrace
Bathroom
  • Separate tub and shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Toilet
Kitchen facilities
  • Refrigerator
Media
  • Cable TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Internet access
  • TV
  • iPod docking station

Policies

Check-In

from  3 pm

Check-Out

until  11 am

Children and extra beds
  • One child under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 25 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 
Pets

Pets are not allowed.

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Each of 44 rooms has a unique design with the floral elements, bright posters and crystal chandeliers. Some of them have terraces with a seafront view. The en-suite amenities include bathroom with tub, hairdryer, toiletries, air conditioning, phone, mini-bar, satellite TV, kitchenette and Wi-Fi.

One extra adult in the room is charged USD 50 per night when using the existing bed. Extra beds or cots are not provided.

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Bed type: 1 King or 1 Queen Bed or Queen Size Bed or King Size Bed
View: Ocean view
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    Bed type: 1 King or 1 Queen Bed or Two Queen Size Beds
    View: Ocean view
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      Bed type: Triple
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        Ocean Corner Double Room
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        Bed type: Two Queen Size Beds
        View: Ocean view
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          Bed type: King Size Bed
          View: Ocean view
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            Penguin Hotel LocationWhat's nearby

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            What's nearby

            What's nearby.

            The Art Deco historic district is 300m away, the South Beach Miami is 700m away, Versace Mansion is 400m away, the Wolfsonian Museum is 600m away. There are three golf courses in the vicinity and lots of shopping and dining venues in the area.

            Tourist attractions
            • Versace Mansion
              1400 ft
            Popular areas
            • South Beach Miami
              2000 ft
            • Art Deco District
              2300 ft
            Shopping areas
            Amusement
            • Score
              2700 ft
            Museums
            Parks
            • Flamingo Park
              3000 ft
            Air business related
            • Copa Airlines Airport
              3300 ft

            Local Attractions

            • Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU
              5200 ft
              301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach
            • South Pointe Park
              1.4 mi
              1 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach
            • Miami Beach Boardwalk
              1.9 mi
              Miami Beach, FL
            • Jungle Island
              2.8 mi
              1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami
            • Aqua Jet Miami
              3.5 mi
              1635 N Bayshore Dr, Miami

            Near the hotel

            • Art Deco Historic District
              1500 ft
              Miami Beach, FL
            • World Erotic Art Museum (WEAM)
              1300 ft
              1205 Washington Ave., Miami Beach
            • South Beach
              2500 ft
              Ocean Drive, Miami Beach
            • Bal Harbor Beach
              1700 ft
              Collins Ave, Miami Beach
            • The Wolfsonian - Florida International University
              2100 ft
              1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach
            • Lummus Park Beach
              2100 ft
              Ocean Drive, Miami
            • K17 Beach Club
              2600 ft
              1717 Collins Ave, Miami Beach

            Restaurants Nearby

            • BLT Steak Miami

              79% likes this, based on 515 reviews
              Cuisine: Steakhouse
              Price Range: USD 26 - USD 101

              300 ft
              1440 Ocean Dr

              Phone: (305) 673-0044

            • Front Porch Cafe

              70% likes this, based on 577 reviews
              Cuisine: American, Family Fare
              Price Range: USD 17 - USD 40

              400 ft
              1458 Ocean Dr

              Phone: 305-531-8300

            • Purple Penguin Cafe

              74% likes this, based on 69 reviews
              Cuisine: International
              Price Range: USD 8 - USD 51

              100 ft
              1418 Ocean Drive

              Phone: 305-534-9334

            • Barock

              62% likes this, based on 39 reviews
              Cuisine: American, Asian
              Price Range: USD 11 - USD 39

              100 ft
              1412 Ocean Drive

              Phone: 786-691-1020

            • Jerry's Famous Deli

              Cuisine: Delicatessen
              Price Range: USD 0 - USD 20

              600 ft
              1450 Collins Ave

              Phone: 305-532-8030

            Getting there.

            The hotel is perfectly placed for the beach and the central touristic area. It is also convenient for the Miami airport (16km).

            Getting around.

            Miami airport is 16km away, the Fort Lauderdale Hollywood airport is 32km away.

            Private parking is provided on-site (USD 30 per day).

            Penguin Hotel Reviews

            Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Penguin Hotel

            Average guest rating

            6.4
            out of 10
            Good
            Based on 134 reviews

            Rating by category:

            Location
            7.5
            Rooms
            6.0
            Service
            4.5
            Value
            6.0
            Dining
            6.6

            Individual guest reviews

            • Single

              The staff was very nice

              Matress extremly uncomfortable, Bed made a lot of noise every time I moved. Shower holder broke so I had to hold the shower in order to take a standing up bath, otherwise I would have to use teh bathtub

              • Average rating
                7.0
            • Couple

              The rooms are very cute

              The entrance of the hotel is very small, with many people walking by.

              • Average rating
                7.4
            • Older travelers

              Very central location; Close to Lincoln Rd.; On Ocean Dr. = quiet street

              Very noisy room with a communicating door; 200$ warranty shoud be payed for the room inventory with no control by the customer but no problems to get it back when leaving.

              • Average rating
                7.8
            • Older travelers

              location, next to everything, room cleanliness, bedding

              Room AC noise; Very small room but O.K. for short stay; 200$ to be paid for an inventory the client can not check before entering the room.

              • Average rating
                8.2
            • Couple

              Liked the spaciousness and decor of the rooms. The location is great.The staff were always cheerful (despite always being on their own at Reception and therefore having to juggle competing demands).

              Check-in: This took quite a long time as there was only one person on duty and she was being pulled in various different directions, e.g. someone enquiring about valet service, someone trying to check-in, someone wanting to leave their luggage etc. She remained calm throughout but it was neither pleasant for her or for the queue of guests waiting to check-in. Hot water: I did not have any hot water on the first night and had to have a cold shower in order to make my dinner reservation on time. Door lock: On the second night this did not work and had to be replaced entirely (room 212). It was almost two hours before I could get in my room and this meant that I ended up missing my dinner reservation!! The room smelled funny, like damp perhaps

              • Average rating
                7.0
            • Group of friends

              The location next to the beach and resturants in the area

              Not knowing the cafe was no longer in that hotel until i checked in. I have stayed there before and was looking forward to this perk

              • Average rating
                7.8
            • Couple

              The personnel from the reception: they are really nice and they help you with tourist information. The hotel is nice and it is placed in the quiet part of the legendary Ocean Drive street. By paying 15$+tax per night (mandatory), breakfast and free wifi are included.

              The valet parking: they scratched our car when they returned it to us and, after that, they expected to be tipped!!! I strongly recommend not to use the valet parking; much better to park in the parking placed on 12th or 13th street and it cost 20$ per day. Apart of this, you must pay 15$+tax per night and it includes free cocktails, breakfast and free wifi, but it is not really true: cocktails are half than normally and you have to pay 1$ for each cocktail.

              • Average rating
                7.0
            • Older travelers

              Value for the price was great. The room was clean and the staff was always at our service.

              • Average rating
                9.6
            • Single

              central location: close to the beach and shopping areas

              hidden cost: mandatory $15per day additional to pay for use of sister hotel President for breakfast and pool, which has size of bathtub. this should have been clearly pointed out at hotel details.

              • Average rating
                6.6
            • Group of friends

              The location was great. It was very close to the beach and within walking distance from great restaurants, shopping and entertainment.

              I didn't like how breakfast was served at the sister hotel. I think that the penguin had a nice location and had a nice view for having breakfast.

              • Average rating
                7.8
            • Group of friends

              How close it was to th ebeach.

              They did not have two double beds in my room as requested.

              • Average rating
                7.8
            • Couple

              Nice decorations at room walls and elevator, good location

              staff was not friendly, wifi did not work, over all pricy hotel

              • Average rating
                5.8
            • Older travelers

              Conveince

              Beds were horrible. Placed in a Room near stairs noisy all nite.

              • Average rating
                7.0
            • Single

              Location

              no internet acces, no breakfats in the building

              • Average rating
                7.4
            • Older travelers

              The location was excellent and the cleanliness was fantastic. It was also very quiet, even at Christmas.

              The hotel was advertised as having a kitchenette but had no equipment all, not even a kettle or cups to make tea or coffee.

              • Average rating
                8.8
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