Penguin Hotel  3 stars

1418 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, Miami, United States, 33139  show mapSave
From  US$ 237
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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   42.

hotel Penguin Hotel Miami location

The hotel occupies fantastic location right at the seafront close to the well-known South Beach and the sights of Espanola Way, the shopping Mecca of the Lincoln Road and varied entertainment of the tourist center.

Distance to:

  • City Center - 600 m
  • Airport: SPB - 4.2km, Miami - 5.1km
  • Train Station: Miami Airport Station - 13.0km, Hialeah Market Station - 13.3km
  • Bus stop - 300 m

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.

Facilities

General
  • Parking (fee required)
  • Elevator
  • Tour desk
  • 24-Hour Front 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.

Dining facilities
  • Bar
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • In-room safe

Policies

Check-In

from  3 pm

Check-Out

until  11 am

Pets

Pets are not allowed

Children and extra beds
  • One child under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Maximum capacity of baby cots in a room is 1. 

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Rooms and availability

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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                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.

                Attractions for Tourists
                • Versace Mansion
                  400 m
                Popular areas
                • South Beach Miami
                  600 m
                • Art Deco District
                  700 m
                Shopping Areas
                Amusement
                • Score
                  800 m
                Museums
                Parks
                Air business related
                • Copa Airlines Airport
                  1.0km

                Local Attractions

                • Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU
                  1.6km
                  301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach
                • Beach Yoga @ 3rd Street
                  1.6km
                  South Beach at 3rd Street, Miami Beach
                • Miami Beach Golf Club
                  1.9km
                  2301 Alton Road, Miami Beach
                • South Pointe Park
                  2.3km
                  1 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach
                • Fisher Island
                  2.7km
                  1 Fisher Island Drive, Miami Beach

                Near the hotel

                • Art Deco Historic District
                  440 m
                  Miami Beach, FL
                • Art Deco Private Walking Tour
                  350 m
                  10th Street, Miami Beach
                • South Beach
                  750 m
                  Ocean Drive, Miami Beach
                • World Erotic Art Museum (WEAM)
                  370 m
                  1205 Washington Ave., Miami Beach
                • The Villa by Barton G.
                  450 m
                  1116 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach
                • Miami Beach Cinemateque
                  470 m
                  1130 Washington Avenue, south side, ground floor, Miami Beach
                • Bal Harbor Beach
                  490 m
                  Collins Ave, Miami Beach

                Restaurants Nearby

                • BLT Steak Miami

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

                  70 m
                  1440 Ocean Dr

                  Phone: (305) 673-0044

                • Front Porch Cafe

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

                  120 m
                  1458 Ocean Dr

                  Phone: 305-531-8300

                • Purple Penguin Cafe

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

                  10 m
                  1418 Ocean Drive

                  Phone: 305-534-9334

                • Barock

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

                  20 m
                  1412 Ocean Drive

                  Phone: 786-691-1020

                • Jerry's Famous Deli

                  Food: Delicatessen
                  Price Range: USD 0 - USD 20

                  160 m
                  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

                3.1
                out of 5
                Good
                Based on 128 reviews

                Rating by category:

                Rooms
                3.0
                Service
                2.2
                Value
                3.0
                Dining
                3.3
                Location
                3.8

                Individual guest reviews

                • The location was excellent, the staff at the Pengiun hotel was absolutely great and the bathroom and the towels were clean.

                  Rooms in back were noisy.

                  My rating for the hotel:

                  • Average rating
                    4.0
                  • Location
                    4
                  • Rooms
                    4
                  • Value
                    4
                • Great location on Ocean Drive and i just returned from Miami Beach on oct. Overall the stay was fine, the staff were very nice and the fact that the rooms were clean and quiet.

                  Dirty hotel and the front desk girl told me that my reservation was not in the system. The bed was uncomfortable.

                  My rating for the hotel:

                  • Average rating
                    3.0
                  • Location
                    4
                  • Rooms
                    4
                  • Service
                    2
                  • Value
                    2
                • The location was wonderful, my favorite aspect of The Penguin Hotel was its relaxed and the Housekeeping service was excellent as well. The rooms were beautiful.

                  The staff seemed tired, the bathroom needs a paint job and a good scrubbing.

                  My rating for the hotel:

                  • Average rating
                    4.0
                  • Location
                    4
                  • Rooms
                    5
                  • Service
                    3
                  • Value
                    4
                • Fantastic location near the beach and a quick crossing of the street. Good value for money and nice decorations at room walls and elevator. The staff were always cheerful, i liked the balcony and the fact that we had our own floor.

                  Awful hotel, front desk clerk would not assist and hung up call.

                  My rating for the hotel:

                  • Average rating
                    3.6
                  • Location
                    4
                  • Rooms
                    5
                  • Service
                    2
                  • Value
                    3
                • The location was great, the design on the bedrooms wall were pretty fact, I liked that and staff were very friendly and attentive. The bathroom was awesome and the food from the café was very delicious.

                  Breakfast is in other hotel and only one of the front desk people has not the best attitude. Room to small and the cleaning of the ground of the room not sufficiend.

                  My rating for the hotel:

                  • Average rating
                    4.1
                  • Location
                    4
                  • Rooms
                    4
                  • Service
                    4
                  • Value
                    4
                  • Dining
                    5
                • The location is great and one of the best places we ate at was the Porch Café, is at the hotel. Most of the staff is very good and the DELUXE rooms look just like the pictures.

                  The service could be characterized as rude.

                  My rating for the hotel:

                  • Average rating
                    3.9
                  • Location
                    4
                  • Rooms
                    5
                  • Service
                    3
                  • Value
                    5
                • The location is good, the beach is just across the road and we moved to another hotel on the second day. Staff is helpful, rooms are nice and the restaurant as well is great.

                  For short stay, ubber Poor Service and the manager is very rude. The bathroom is tiny.

                  My rating for the hotel:

                  • Average rating
                    3.0
                  • Location
                    4
                  • Rooms
                    3
                  • Service
                    2
                  • Value
                    3
                • Excellent proximity to South Beach and quiet street. Good quality for the money and i liked having a bar in the lobby. Within walking distance from great restaurants, friendly helpful staff and all the employees were very pleasant and kind. The room was gorgeous.

                  Hotel a little dated, very bad service and the bed was old and squeaky and the towels were small and thin.

                  My rating for the hotel:

                  • Average rating
                    3.8
                  • Location
                    4
                  • Rooms
                    3
                  • Service
                    4
                  • Value
                    4
                • The location is just perfect and beach chairs are also available. The hotel is nice and the price is good too. Service is great and checkout is a prompt 11 am. All rooms have been renovated.

                  Wonderful place and also the lobby, bar etc_ were closed for maintenance. Staff were not friendly, bed made a lot of noise every time I moved and the front desk was beside one Russian/Polish woman very unfriendly.

                  My rating for the hotel:

                  • Average rating
                    3.5
                  • Location
                    4
                  • Rooms
                    4
                  • Service
                    3
                  • Value
                    4
                • Great location, nice hotel and the rooms are newly renovated and modern.

                  My rating for the hotel:

                  • Average rating
                    3.5
                  • Location
                    3
                  • Rooms
                    4
                  • Value
                    3
                • I liked the location beach front close to restaurants and the decor is just a cool as appears online. Staff is friendly, the bathrooms are new and CLEAN.

                  Not your typical boring hotel room.

                  My rating for the hotel:

                  • Average rating
                    3.7
                  • Location
                    4
                  • Rooms
                    5
                  • Service
                    3
                  • Value
                    3
                • The location was excellent and the cleanliness was fantastic, the hotel had a wonderful view of the beach, the room was CLEAN and BRIGHT.

                  Service at breakfast not always good.

                  My rating for the hotel:

                  • Average rating
                    4.5
                  • Location
                    4
                  • Rooms
                    5
                  • Value
                    4
                • Great room for being in South Beach, good location and the hotel was perfect for a nice long weekend getaway. The bathrooms were also very modern and clean.

                  The staff is extremely rude, inconsiderate, and unprofessional.

                  My rating for the hotel:

                  • Average rating
                    3.0
                  • Location
                    3
                  • Rooms
                    4
                  • Service
                    1
                  • Value
                    4
                • Good value for South Beach, very central location and the hotel was conveniently located near restaurants. The room was clean and the staff were always at our service.

                  My rating for the hotel:

                  • Average rating
                    3.6
                  • Location
                    4
                  • Rooms
                    5
                  • Value
                    2
                • For being in a high tourist area like South Beach, this hotel is awesome and the staff is accommodating and friendly. The room space is good and food is great.

                  My rating for the hotel:

                  • Average rating
                    4.0
                  • Location
                    5
                  • Rooms
                    4
                  • Service
                    3
                  • Value
                    4
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