Penguin Hotel - Miami Beach

1418 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL, United States, 33139show map
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GoodBased on  334 reviews
Overview

Penguin Hotel is a 3-star venue set 6 km away from American Airlines Arena. Penguin Hotel was opened in 1948.

The hotel overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and offers a perfect setting in the center of Miami Beach. The property is set a 10-minute stroll from Miami Beach center.

Penguin Hotel is set close to a museum, a theater and a gallery as well as Bass Museum of Art, which is 1300 meters away.

Bass Museum of Art train station is nearby. The hotel is within 25 minutes' drive from Miami International airport.

Rooms

There are 43 guestrooms featuring art oceanfront queen room, ocean oceanfront queen suite and ocean oceanfront king suite equipped with complimentary wireless internet, individual climate control, a minibar, a private terrace and a mini-refrigerator. Rooms offer a spectacular view over the ocean. The classic rooms come with comfortable Art Deco furniture.

Eat & Drink

Guests will enjoy international dishes served at the lobby restaurant. The hotel invites guests to the Lobby bar to relax with a drink. Situated 50 meters from the venue BLT Steak Miami and Teatro serve a variety of food.

Services

Guests can benefit from a storage room, parking and a lift.

Relax

Leisure options include a courtyard and a golf course. Windsurfing, water skiing and sailing are provided on site.

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
Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

USD 35 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Outdoor dining area

Restaurant

Cafe

Laundry
TV

Flat-screen TV

Elevator

Lift

Sports & Fitness

  • Wind surfing
  • Canoeing
  • Sailing
  • Banana boat
  • Water skiing
  • Motor board
  • Bowling
  • Golf course
  • Billiard tables

Services

  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Outdoor dining area

Business

  • Conference room
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • Children's buffet

Spa & Leisure

  • Live entertainment
  • Sun terrace
  • Leisure/ TV room

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Ocean view

Room features

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Sitting area
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries

Media

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

Room decor

  • Parquet floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotFREEAll children3 - 12 yearsExtra bedMaximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Rooms and availability

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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
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Wolfsonian MuseumWolfsonian Museum2000 ft
Mangos Tropical CafeMangos Tropical Cafe2300 ft
Carel GalleryCarel Gallery3000 ft
South Florida Art Ctr IncSouth Florida Art Ctr Inc3000 ft
Espanola WayEspanola Way900 ftBetween 14th and 15th Streets from Washington to Jefferson Aves.
Collins Avenue Collins Avenue 1800 ft15000
Art Deco Historic District Art Deco Historic District 1900 ft Miami Beach, FL
Ocean DriveOcean Drive3000 ftEighth Street and Ocean Drive
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BLT Steak MiamiBLT Steak Miami300 ft1440 Ocean Dr
Front Porch CafeFront Porch Cafe500 ft1458 Ocean Dr
Purple Penguin CafePurple Penguin Cafe100 ft1418 Ocean Drive
BarockBarock100 ft1412 Ocean Drive
Il Bolognese On OceanIl Bolognese On Ocean200 ft1400 Ocean Drive
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Deep Sea Fishing - Reward FleetDeep Sea Fishing - Reward Fleet1.1 mi
Miami Convention CenterMiami Convention Center3700 ft
Miami Beach Bass MuseumMiami Beach Bass Museum4000 ft
Center For Emerging Art IncCenter For Emerging Art Inc4600 ft
Liberty Arts 21st Century IncLiberty Arts 21st Century Inc4600 ft
Miami Beach Parks and RecreationMiami Beach Parks and Recreation4000 ft
South Pointe ParkSouth Pointe Park1.3 mi
Muss ParkMuss Park2.3 mi
Talmudic University of FloridaTalmudic University of Florida5000 ft
Bayside MarketplaceBayside Marketplace3.6 mi401 Biscayne Blvd, R106
Bayfront Park Bayfront Park 3.6 mi Miami, FL
American Airlines ArenaAmerican Airlines Arena3.6 mi601 Biscayne Blvd
Bicentennial ParkBicentennial Park3.7 mi301 Biscayne Blvd
Downtown MiamiDowntown Miami3.8 mi Miami, FL
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Getting around
Airports
Miami (MIO)3.2 mi
Train
Miami Airport Station8.1 mi
Hialeah Market Station8.3 mi
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Reviews
6.6
GoodBased on  334  reviews
  • 6.6
    Good

    If the hotel could offer a tea maker / coffee maker in the guest room, it would be great.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Great room for being in South Beach...Wasn't expecting it to be as nice and clean. Very pleased. It was really chic and the staff was very friendly. For the location and price, I'd definitely stay there again.

    The walls are thin so it can be noisy but its South Beach what do you expect.

  • 3.2
    Guest rating

    Poor staff Small room noisy Not friendly

  • 4.6
    Guest rating

    I asked for two queen beds or at least 2 separate beds but I couldnt get anything but a normal regular bed.

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    I was very annoyed that there was a mandatory $16.95 resort fee when I registered that I did not agree to when I booked it. The fee was for breakfast, (I checked out at 5:30 am which was prior to breakfast), drinks(I do not drink) and beach facilities, towels etc( I arrived near five pm and left early in the morning at 5:30). It is outragous that I should have incured an expense that I neither agreed to when booking or that I would use the facilities it was intended to support.

  • 4.4
    Guest rating

    No service - poor staff skills, impersonal may as well just selected a key from a vending machine . Would not recommend to anyone. Could not get breakfast as they dfo not serve prior to 8am, but as I was leaving before 8am, I requested that I get something the night before and keep in my fridge. No go on that one. No free 1-800 numbers but other Hotels in the district have that for no extra included in the fee. Ropey Wi-Fi service - poorly administered. Rating 0.5 out of 5 stars. Will never ever stay there again and am spreading the word fast to all my colleagues and friends nmot to stay there. Best Scott

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    Practical place. Not too expensive. Best lacation possible. Internet avialable.

    No towels for two days. Front desk promised, but did not deliver. The vouchers for drinks are bogus, so is the Breakfast. However, Starbucks and other Breakfast places just around the corner. Some things are not ideal. Ac icing up, No towels. Rooms not in prime shape. Shebby corridors, relatively ok and practical rooms.

  • 3.8
    Guest rating

    The location is good.

    Everything else was terrible from check in through to check out. The room was poor and nothing like the images. I had to move out of an Ocean view room as the shower was broken, the receptionist at check in was so rude and unhelpful. To be fair the one when I checked out was very nice. The breakfast is basic and at $15 extra, which you have to pay for at check in, its not worth it at all. My advice would be to avoid this place.

  • 6.2
    Good

    Nice hotel. The location is excellent and I really recommend it for that. For a 3 star hotel with this location, the price is quite good. The bathroom and the towels were clean.

    The room walls were a little bit dirty. And the reception was moldy!

  • 7.0
    Very good

    very nice hotel, ygood location, small but clean

    small rooms

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Localization is great! We had a great time for going to the beach, shopping or having meals around the hotel. The room space is good, bed is confortable and cleaness is ok.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    the hotel was perfect for a nice long weekend getaway..close to the beach...close to shopping and excellent restaurants.

  • 6.6
    Good

    the situation in art deco area

    the room

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    For the past 10/11 years we celebrate our wedding anniversary (this year #53) at the Penquin or President. Carmen was especially helpful and always a delight to see. Looking forward to next year!! Also enjoy sitting on the porch and enjoying our visitors from other countries. Happy hour drinks and continental breakfast a plus. The Gooches

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    Location!

    I was untold that I would have to pay and extra $150 security deposit!

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Highlights
7
GoodBased on  334 reviews
Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotFREEAll children3 - 12 yearsExtra bedMaximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Miami (MIO)3.2 mi
Train
Miami Airport Station8.1 mi
Hialeah Market Station8.3 mi
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