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Penguin Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1418 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Perfect location, perfect for relaxation and close enough to party life. Staff was amazing with their hospitality. We arrived very early but they were so kind and let us check in at no additional charge. We are definitely going back to this hotel on our next weekender getaway. Daryl and Christie

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Our maid Josefa made us feel at home with her kindness and what a priceless thought with the animal towels. Over all great experience. The only thing that could be better will be to have enough free parking:)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Service at the Restaurant!! Eva was Amazing! We will definitely be coming back to see her!! And will be staying at this hotel next time we're in town! Thanks Eva! See you Sunday!! "You can't sit with us!" - Your LA Girls ...................................................

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My thanks to Phillip Muniz, Manager at The Penguin Hotel-Last Saturday night we had dinner in your restaurant. My conversation with you was so enjoyable. Our waiter, Carlos was just wonderful and very polite. Kudos to Carlos. We also had a chance to be introduced to the chef. We would definitely go back again to say thank you for being... More

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

Hello Carol Ann, We really appreciate you taking the time to leave us such a stellar review! We’re glad you enjoyed our delicious food and attentive service. We love hearing that several of our dedicated team members enhanced your dining experience with great conversation. We’ll pass the thanks on to Phillip and Carlos. It’ll make their day! We’d love to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked this hotel and thought it would suck but I was wrong employees are very nice and if you have questions they help you out. Got in my room quickly. I loved my room was on the first floor wasn't loud at night. Bed was very comfortable very modern room.had a safe and a refrigerator. Will be back again. Thanks... More

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

Hello Jordan, We’re so happy we pleasantly surprised you with our friendly team, quiet rooms, comfortable beds, and beautiful views. We’re thrilled you enjoyed our fantastic proximity to the beach and several of our charming amenities, including in-room safes and refrigerators. We’re glad you appreciated our welcome drinks and complimentary breakfast. The next time you’re heading to Miami, please think... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pros: The hotel is literally across the street from the beach. It is within walking distance to clubs, restaurants, and nearby shops. Housekeeping kept the room fairly clean. Most staff members were friendly and attentive to guest needs. Cons: The check-in time for 3pm was not honoured and we had to wait until 5pm to finally enter our room. The... More

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

Hello angmoi, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We’re thrilled you enjoyed our beautiful, beachfront location, friendly team, and clean rooms. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience you experienced due to a delayed check-in. We do our very best to accommodate all our guests and ensure their satisfaction and comfort. We are sorry to hear the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The next 2 reviews below are accurate and duplicate my experience. Park on the public ramp located at the NE corner of 13th & Collins = $20/24hrs or take your chances with the independent valet service (bad reviews). This cool, unique hotel is the best deal by far of lower cost level, old deco style hotels between 2nd & 16th... More

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

Hello ruzz2112, Thank you for the great review! We think we’ve come a long way since our cable debut. We’ve embraced our unique identity, added charming amenities, and filled our team with friendly, dedicated members. We’re thrilled you named us the best, affordable choice in our area! We’re delighted you enjoy our location, comfortable, “quirky” rooms, breakfast variety, and amazing... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

the food was great! the presentation was nice eye candy. the manager Phillip was very attentive and concerned. Jesus the waiter was friendly and concerned with everything. the secret needs to be told.

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

Hello RoxanaJohn, You’ve got our permission to shout it from the rooftops! Thank you so much for the fantastic review. We’re thrilled to hear you enjoyed our delicious food, beautiful presentation, and dedicated team. We’ll share your comments with Phillip and Jesus; it’s sure to make their day! We hope you come see us again soon; we’d love to offer... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything was great...from the front desk service to my waiters. The front desk lady who greeted me "Anessa" was very kind and welcoming to me, as well as accommodating me with my stay. If I need anything or have any inquires I call up the front desk right away and they'll get me what I need to make sure I... More

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

Hello Tajanae, Your “awesome” review made our day! We’re thrilled our fantastic team made you feel welcome and took such good care of you during your stay. We’ll pass your praise on to Anessa; she’ll really appreciate it! We’re also happy you enjoyed our delicious dining and great atmosphere. We agree; it’s the perfect vacation choice for the entire family!... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed there for one week. The rooms and especially the bath rooms were renovated. Surprisingly very clean!! cost-performance ratio was convincing! perfect location, breakfast, beach towels, 2 welcome drinks included, free wifi, very nice waiters/waitresses. i have actually nothing negative to tell about this place.

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

Hello Ringi, Your excellent review has us all walking a little taller and prouder here today! We’re thrilled you enjoyed our beautiful location, clean rooms, tasty breakfasts, and helpful amenities, like complimentary beach towels, welcome drinks and speedy Wi-Fi. The next time you’re planning a trip to our beautiful city, we hope you consider Penguin. Our dedicated team would love... More

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Address: 1418 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Penguin Hotel 3*
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#64 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
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