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Penguin Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1418 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Ranked #100 of 197 hotels in Miami Beach
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Rockville, Maryland
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

When my husband and I decided to go to South Beach, we were looking for a simple and well located hotel in South Beach to enjoy the beach, the nightlife but in a quiet place to rest. This hotel is the perfect choice! The staff is very helpful and friendly; the restaurant has a great menu and the price is... More

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Yarmouth,Maine
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very stylish but can tell the rooms have been used hard. Great location in South Beach. Very comfortable bed and very clean. The room is just a bit worn around the edges. The restaurant and bar were great. Not part of the chain that runs all the places in South Beach. David the waiter does a wonderful job. The front... More

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Jenny K, Guest Relations Manager at Penguin Hotel, responded to this review

Dave, Thank you, we are thrilled that you loved our location! It is also great to hear that our staff took excellent care of you, especially David. We can’t wait to see you again when you return to South Beach. More

Boston, Massachusetts
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We returned to the Penguin Hotel after two years and found it to be even better than it was in January 2012. The rooms have been renovated and new lighting throughout gives it a cool look. The formerly empty lobby had been transformed into a café and bar which greatly livened up the vibe. Once again we sprung for an... More

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Jenny K, Guest Relations Manager at Penguin Hotel, responded to this review

Fred, Thank you for your loyalty. We are thrilled that you loved our new renovations; the results are exciting! We can’t wait to see you again, hopefully soon! More

New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is by far the best hotel on the strip here on South Beach. Being well welcomed by Melissa and Karla from when we walked in EARLY. They offered to hold our bags until check-in and even gave us towels for the beach. Valet parking is a little pricey but well worth it. They also accommodate breakfast and two free... More

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Jenny K, Guest Relations Manager at Penguin Hotel, responded to this review

Mallory, Thank you for the fantastic review! Your praise of our staff is greatly appreciated, and we know it will make everyone smile when we pass on your compliments. We hope to see you again when you next visit South Beach. More

Miami, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is phenomenal. I had made my first reservation through the call center and when I arrived found there was some sort of issue where they had not received my reservation. Anessa at the front desk was incredibly helpful, patient, and courteous in helping me sort it out. She honored the rate I was given over the telephone and... More

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Jenny K, Guest Relations Manager at Penguin Hotel, responded to this review

Kennedy, Thank you for the fantastic review! It is great to hear about your wonderful stay at our hotel; we will be sure to pass your compliments along to our staff. We can’t wait to see you again. More

San Francisco, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We got in to early and the front desk told us she will help us get a room and we go ahead and have breakfast at their hotel, so before we got serve our breakfast the front desk told the waiter that she have a room for us, my partner got up and did all the info and stuff and... More

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Jenny K, Guest Relations Manager at Penguin Hotel, responded to this review

We are thrilled that you loved our location and that you felt so well taken care of! Your praise of our staff, especially Carmen, made our day! We will be sure to pass your compliments along to her. We hope to see you again when you next visit South Beach. More

Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

+Check-in was fast simple and easy -Hallway to room didn't smell great +Room itself was a good size, overall clean, view of the ocean -Mini-fridge was off when we got there, though i wouldn't say this was entirely their fault. The plug was just loose from the socket and just needed plugged all the way in. -Turned a/c off for... More

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Jenny K, Guest Relations Manager at Penguin Hotel, responded to this review

We are very happy that you loved our location and the welcome drinks. We apologize for the maintenance and noise inconveniences you encountered. We are always striving to improve and your comments help us know what we need to focus on, thank you. We will take each of your suggestions into careful consideration. We hope to see you again the... More

Miami Beach
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I stayed on our way to a cruise. Our room was on the first floor right next to the kitchen. Nice room but noisy until after midnight. Free continental breakfast did not look very good, we ended up dining at the Penguin instead of the offered freebie. Overall the stay was enjoyable.

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Jenny K, Guest Relations Manager at Penguin Hotel, responded to this review

We hope you had a great cruise! We are very sorry for the noise from the kitchen and any inconvenience it caused you. It sounds like you enjoyed the Purple Penguin Café! We hope to see you again in the future. More

Fort Myers, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Carmen @ front desk was very personable & friendly! Went out of her way to accommodate me as I needed 2 beds as was traveling with another adult. She did some rearranging & came up with an a fabulous solution! Live in Ft. Myers, FL & go to South Beach 4-6 times a year and really appreciate Carmen's friendly welcoming... More

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Lori M, Guest Relations Manager at Penguin Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Dave. We’ll be sure to let Carmen know you appreciated her help and thanks so much for sharing your experience with everyone on TripAdvisor. Friendly and welcoming is always the goal and it’s awesome to hear we achieved that. Please come stay again soon. More

LongIsland, NY
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located in the heart of the busy Art Deco district, as expected, this old building has small rooms, small bathrooms, and narrow hallways. We had two 3rd floor Ocean-view rooms, one with a corner view. Both rooms were updated with great beach and Ocean Drive views. The staff is very nice, helpful, and friendly. Have a long lunch on the... More

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Lori M, Guest Relations Manager at Penguin Hotel, responded to this review

Cheers to you, BeachingItAgain! Thanks for the helpful tips and the kudos to our staff. We’re so glad you liked our updates. See you again soon! More

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Additional Information about Penguin Hotel

Address: 1418 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #100 of 197 hotels in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Penguin Hotel 3*
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