Penguin Hotel - Miami Beach

1418 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, United States, 33139  show map
 3 stars
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Penguin Hotel - Miami Beach

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

USD 35 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Cafe

Coffee shop

Laundry

Self-service laundry

TV

Flat-screen TV

Elevator

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

Penguin Hotel is situated in the center of Miami Beach near Centro Cultural Espanol en Miami, Jungle Island and Jewish Museum of Florida. Operating in Miami Beach since 1948, this hotel features French architecture and modern comforts.

Its location next to a port allows to see a theater, a museum and a gallery in Miami Beach. Set within a 10-minute walking distance from Miami Beach city center.

A mall, boutiques and shops are located nearby.

Penguin Hotel is within a 20-minute drive to Miami International airport.

Rooms

There are 43 fashionable rooms at Penguin Hotel feature a personal safe, a minibar, complimentary Wi-Fi, a mini-fridge and flat-screen television. The property boasts views of the Atlantic Ocean from its rooms. The hotel rooms come with marble floor and Art Deco furniture.

Eat & Drink

The lobby restaurant provides delicious meals. The modern snack bar features billiards and a terrace. A variety of dishes are served in BLT Steak Miami and Jerry's Famous Deli, which are only 5 minutes’ walk away.

Services

The hotel provides parking, a storage room and a lift along with a meeting room and a copier to fit the needs of all guests.

Relax

Guests can choose from water skiing, windsurfing and sailing available on the premises.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

public parking is possible at a location nearby at USD 35 per day.

Year renovated:   2006.  Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   43.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Coffee shop
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Wind surfing
  • Canoeing
  • Sailing
  • Banana boat
  • Water skiing
  • Motor board
  • Bowling
  • Golf course
  • Billiards/ Pool tables

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Self-service laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Continental breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Meeting room
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots

Leisure facilities

  • Beach towels
  • Live entertainment
  • Television in lobby

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Ocean view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Bottled water
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Free local telephone calls
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Penguin Hotel - Miami Beach Miami Beach location
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Hotel Address:

1418 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, United States, 33139

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City Center
  • Miami Beach
    2000 ft
Train Stations
  • Miami Airport Station
    8.1 mi
  • Hialeah Market Station
    8.3 mi
  • Bus stop
    1000 ft
Restaurants
  • BLT Steak Miami
    300 ft
  • Front Porch Cafe (cuisine: American)
    400 ft
Parks
  • Lummus Park Beach
    2100 ft
Beaches
  • Bal Harbor Beach
    1700 ft
  • South Beach
    2500 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2006
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    43

Rooms and availability

Penguin Hotel photos Room
Standard Double Room
Bed type: Double bed or 2 Single beds
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Standard|Traditional Room - Non Refundable

Tradition King Room
Bed type: King-size bed
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Standard|1 King - Non-Smoking - Traditional

Queen Room
Bed type: Queen-size bed or 2 Queen-size beds
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Standard|1 Queen - Non-Smoking - Queen - Ocean Front

Ocean Corner King Suite
Bed type: King-size bed
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Suite|Ocean Corner Suite King Bed - Non Refundable

Ocean Corner Queen Room
Bed type: 2 Queen-size beds
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How to reach hotel

hotel Penguin Hotel - Miami Beach Miami Beach location
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Hotel Address:

1418 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, United States, 33139

Get directions
City Center
  • Miami Beach
    2000 ft
Train Stations
  • Miami Airport Station
    8.1 mi
  • Hialeah Market Station
    8.3 mi
  • Bus stop
    1000 ft
Restaurants
  • BLT Steak Miami
    300 ft
  • Front Porch Cafe (cuisine: American)
    400 ft
Parks
  • Lummus Park Beach
    2100 ft
Beaches
  • Bal Harbor Beach
    1700 ft
  • South Beach
    2500 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2006
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    43

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • (SOBE) South Miami Beach - 3000 ft

Places of interest

Convention centers

Sport related

Amusement

  • Miami Beach Cinematheque - 1000 ft

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Espanola Way - 1400 ft
  • Duck Tours Miami - 2000 ft
  • Art Deco Historic District - 2300 ft
  • Collins Avenue - 2700 ft
  • Ocean Drive - 3000 ft

Museums

  • World Erotic Art Museum (WEAM) - 1000 ft
  • Wolfsonian Museum - 2000 ft
  • Mangos Tropical Cafe - 2300 ft
  • South Florida Art Ctr Inc - 3000 ft
  • Carel Gallery - 3000 ft

Local attractions

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

Near the hotel

  • Art Deco Historic District - 1500 ft
    Miami Beach, FL
  • South Beach - 2500 ft
    Ocean Drive, Miami Beach
  • The Wolfsonian - Florida International University - 2100 ft
    1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach
  • K17 Beach Club - 2600 ft
    1717 Collins Ave, Miami Beach
  • World Erotic Art Museum - 1200 ft
    1205 Washington Ave., Miami Beach
  • Bal Harbor Beach - 1700 ft
    Collins Ave, Miami Beach
  • Lummus Park Beach - 2100 ft
    Ocean Drive, Miami

Restaurants nearby

  • BLT Steak Miami - 300 ft

    Address: 1440 Ocean Dr
    Phone: (305) 673-0044

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

  • Purple Penguin Cafe - 100 ft

    Address: 1418 Ocean Drive
    Phone: 305-534-9334

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

  • Jerry's Famous Deli - 500 ft

    Address: 1450 Collins Ave
    Phone: 305-532-8030

    Price Range: USD 0 - USD 20

  • Front Porch Cafe - 400 ft

    Address: 1458 Ocean Dr
    Phone: 305-531-8300

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

  • Barock - 100 ft

    Address: 1412 Ocean Drive
    Phone: 786-691-1020

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

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2006
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    43
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Penguin Hotel Reviews

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

Average guest rating

6.4out of 10
Good
Based on 137 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Single
    7.0

    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

  • Couple
    7.4

    The rooms are very cute

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

  • Older travelers
    7.8

    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.

  • Older travelers
    8.2

    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.

  • Couple
    7.0

    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

  • Group of friends
    7.8

    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

  • Couple
    7.0

    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.

  • Older travelers
    9.6

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

  • Single
    6.6

    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.

  • Group of friends
    7.8

    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.

  • Group of friends
    7.8

    How close it was to th ebeach.

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

  • Couple
    5.8

    Nice decorations at room walls and elevator, good location

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

  • Older travelers
    7.0

    Conveince

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

  • Single
    7.4

    Location

    no internet acces, no breakfats in the building

  • Older travelers
    8.8

    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.

How to reach hotel

hotel Penguin Hotel - Miami Beach Miami Beach location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

1418 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, United States, 33139

Get directions
City Center
  • Miami Beach
    2000 ft
Train Stations
  • Miami Airport Station
    8.1 mi
  • Hialeah Market Station
    8.3 mi
  • Bus stop
    1000 ft
Restaurants
  • BLT Steak Miami
    300 ft
  • Front Porch Cafe (cuisine: American)
    400 ft
Parks
  • Lummus Park Beach
    2100 ft
Beaches
  • Bal Harbor Beach
    1700 ft
  • South Beach
    2500 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2006
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    43