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Penguin Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1418 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Ranked #89 of 201 Hotels in Miami Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014
frankc182 Miami Beach, Florida
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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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Miami Beach, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I stayed at the penguin hotel for business so most of my time was spent at the restaurant they have a woman there Eva she was such a happy woman every time I seen her always put a smile on my face whatever th e y d o they better not let her go she w a los in everyone... More

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

Hello Frank, We’re happy to hear you had such a nice time here at Penguin. We love hearing when a dedicated member of our service team makes such a good impression. We’ll pass your high praise on to Eva; it’s sure to make her day! We’re thrilled we could provide you with a comfortable stay, memorable experience, and plenty of... More

Houston, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I stayed here for a week-long stay and had a decent stay. The room was a bit small for us, but we were comparing it to a different hotel in the area. I find the resort fee to be a bit more than a few other hotels in the area because they include beach towels, continental breakfast and two welcome... More

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

Hello Mellow, Thank you for your thoughtful review. We appreciate all your feedback. We are thrilled you enjoyed our beautiful location and some of the helpful amenities we offer. Our resort fee includes; 2 bottled waters each day, breakfast for 2, Wi-Fi, welcome drinks, a discount at The Purple Penguin Café, in room safe and local phone calls. We apologize... More

Miami Beach, Florida
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

Clean rooms. Great customer service! Its like a well oiled machine. Everything works here. Management definitely knows what its doing. I have no negative comments. Will recommend to everyone i know. I have stayed at Starlight and this Hotel runs circles around them.

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

Hello Kevin, Your fantastic review generated several smiles over here! Thank you! We love hearing what a wonderful experience you had with us. Your recommendation is the best compliment you could give. Please come stay with us again; we promise to continue to impress! More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 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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Jenny K, Guest Relations Manager at Penguin Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Zebulon, “Right on the beach, in one of the most beautiful architectural areas of the world” is definitely our thing! We’re thrilled to see we’re not alone. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and taking the time to share your experience. We’re glad you enjoyed our fantastic location, welcoming atmosphere, refreshing indoor climate, and sleek, carefully designed... More

Richards Bay, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

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

Hello Merl, We love seeing the word “perfect” in a review by one of our valued guests! We’re glad you chose Penguin for our beautiful, beachfront location. We are happy you were pleasantly surprised by our quiet atmosphere and clean, comfortable rooms. We are sorry to hear you weren’t impressed by the size of our bathrooms. We also sincerely apologize,... More

Buffalo, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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

Miami Beach, Florida
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54 reviews 54 reviews
24 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

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 July 10, 2014

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 July 5, 2014

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

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