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Penguin Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1418 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Ranked #91 of 200 hotels in Miami Beach
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This relatively small hotel is actually the sister to the President, where we had stayed the year before. The atmosphere is nice- it's happening, but quieter than the raging parties a few blocks south, so getting to sleep at a decent hour was never a problem. The waiter could have used a bit of training; we waited ten+ minutes to... More

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Richards Bay, South Africa
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5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We chose The Penguin because we wanted to be on the beachfront, I had read other reviews on Trip Advisor and it seemed ok for our 2 night stay. We were in the room opposite the kitchen and I was so scared it would be noisy, but we slept very well. Beds were really comfortable. The room and bathroom were... More

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Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Located on Ocean drive right across from the beach and a few blocks away from Wet willies, restaurants, night clubs and boutiques. Stayed one night before our cruise;resort fees included continental breakfast, welcome drink, bottle water, wifi and beach towels.

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

Hello Criusintheworld, Thank you for the review. We love our fabulous location too! There are so many fun things to do nearby. We’re thrilled to hear you also enjoyed our delicious continental breakfast, welcome drinks, bottled water, fresh towels, and convenient wifi. We hope you had a wonderful time “cruising the world”, and we hope you return to South Beach... More

Perth, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We booked for 2 nights in July 2014. The location was perfect, right on Ocean Dr straight in front of South Beach. It was very close to great restaurants, shopping and nightlife. The rooms were big and nicely decorated however, this property is quite old and the bathroom wasn't up to scratch. I would recommend for a short stay.

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

Hello Happy Travels, Thank you for your great review! Your recommendation is the best compliment. We’re thrilled you found our fantastic location to be perfect for your visit. We hope you thoroughly enjoyed all the exciting things to see and do in the area. We’re happy you found our thoughtfully designed rooms spacious and comfortable, but we’re sorry to hear... More

Boston, Massachusetts
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54 reviews 54 reviews
24 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am giving this place a very good rating, not because it is a great hotel, but because it is very good for the price. I have stayed at the Loews at 16th St many times (see my review), but this two night trip was personal business and I wanted to save money. Of the cheaper, old art deco options... More

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

Hello surfKiey, Thank you for the great review; your perspective is both refreshing and appreciated. We’re very happy that our location offered you a great stay right by the famous South Beach night life, but in a quieter area. We love hearing that you enjoyed our cleanliness and value. Thank you for sharing the great service you received from our... More

Omaha, Nebraska
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm writing this review because I just walked into my room, and it was not only perfectly clean, but all of my belongings were perfectly organized better than even I would have hoped for! She even put towels in a form of a heart on the bed. I asked her name, and it is Josefa, so I advise asking for... More

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

Hello, You’re amazing praise of Josefa has made our day! We love hearing when our staff goes above and beyond, thank you. We’ll happily pass your compliments along to her; we know she’ll love it! You never know who or what you’ll see when visiting South Beach, and we’re glad you enjoyed seeing the movie filming. We hope to see... More

Miami Beach, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location better price, 4th of July stay was amazing. Relaxing and party in perfect combination! Service was great, food very good.. Thanks to Carmen at the front desk for making things easy on us.

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

Hello Trace, It sounds like you enjoyed a fantastic 4th of July! Thank you for the excellent 5 star rating and review. Your praise of Carmen is greatly appreciated. We’ll be sure to pass you gratitude along to her; we know it will make her smile. We hope to see you again for some more South Beach fun. More

Orlando, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thought it was going to be a hole in the wall kind of place, then we saw our room!! It opened up to the bedroom & bathroom, which we thought that was all it would be and then we shut the door and to our left was this HUGE Living area with pull out desks and a beautiful view... More

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

Hello, We’re thrilled to have pleasantly surprised you! It’s great to hear that you loved you room, the ocean views and our amazing location. If your nighttime party fun kept you from breakfast, then you enjoyed the area the South Beach way! We hope to see you again in the future. More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My stay at the Penguin Hotel was a pleasant experience. The staff was very friendly and, the food was good. The location was excellent close to the beach. I did find the additional fees (resort fees ) were a surprise once I arrived because I booked through hotel.com and found they were not included in my price. The hotel made... More

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

Hello Tee, Our location always keeps us happy, and we’re thrilled you loved it too! We’re sorry the resort fee took you by surprise. For future reference; the fee can be found directly under the nightly rate on all online travel agents. We can’t wait to see you again for some more beach time fun! More

Texas City, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was my first time at this hotel, all the staff were friendly and always willing to assist us with our questions, especially Aneesa who checked us out. There's a 19 dollar resort fee, that gave us two drinks, breakfast and some other things which was a plus. . Rooms are clean, and comfortable. I'd definitely reccommend to my friends.

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

Hello Jessica, It’s fantastic to hear that you loved your stay with us and that you’d recommend us to your friends. Thank you for your praise of Aneesa; we know it will make her day when we pass your compliments along to her. We hope to see you again for some more South Beach fun. 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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