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Penguin Hotel

1418 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 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
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Loved our server Eva' s energy. She was really on it and made our meal more enjoyable. The food was pretty good too. Excellent service and good food in a beautiful location by the beach on Ocean Drive. You really can't beat the people watching from here.

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ChristopherR434, Guest Relations Manager at Penguin Hotel, responded to this review

Greetings from The Penguin, Thank you for leaving such a kind comment for Eva. I will be sure to share it with her as it will bring a big smile to her face. Thank you so much for dining with us and we hope to see you comeback for a second round really soon! Kindest Regards, Alexeis Espinosa Reputation Manager... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

Ask for Stuart, he's the man. I am always sure to voice my opinion regarding excellent service. The purple penguin provides wonderful service coupled with an easy going enviornment. I highly recommend the ambiance for people looking for a nice time, greeted with nice prices and nice service.

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AlexeisE37, Guest Relations Manager at Penguin Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Sydney, I will be sure to pass on your awesome comments to Stuart. Thank you so much for the opportunity to serve and we hope to see you comeback really soon! Alexeis Espinosa Reputation Manager The Penguin Hotel More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This was an excellent service that we receive from management , very clean rooms excellent amenities , friendly staff very helpful house keeper ( Josefa ) just one call away as well as front desk clerks. Continental breakfast included it was a great time . Thanks from our family !

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AlexeisE37, Guest Relations Manager at Penguin Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Dammarys, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your wonderful comments with us. I'm glad that you had such a good and full experience with us. I will be sure to pass on your good graces with the rest of staff! Thank you so much for visiting us and we hope to see you back soon!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

I went there on a sunny afternoon to have lunch and my experience was the best. Staff is very attentive and the place looks nice and clean. The view can be very relaxing since you have the beach across street. Oh and if you need a bartender ask for Alfredo, he's the best one I've ever met. His drinks are... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This hotel has a excelent location on 14th Street, with the South Beach and park being the nearest neighbor. The hotel on the other hand is not more than average. The room we got felt a bit sterile, but big enough. One wall were all mirrors and the opposite, a decorative wall. Of furniture there's a bed, a chair, a... More 

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AlexeisE37, Guest Relations Manager at Penguin Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Please allow me a moment to say thank you for choosing the Penguin as your premiere location when visiting Miami Beach! It gives us great joy to know that you had such a nice time and truly enjoyed or great location. With that said, we are disappointed that our room decor did meet your standards. Rest assured... More 

Manchester, Connecticut
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Great Location....right on Ocean Dr....front of the beach. Got perfect beach facing room so my experience was even better. Morning breakfast facing the beach was icing on the cake. Bad part is that hotel is old & crammed. Room was big enough.

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AlexeisE37, Guest Relations Manager at Penguin Hotel, responded to this review

Greetings from The Penguin, It's great to see that you enjoyed our awesome location and delicious breakfast! Personal tip, watching the sun rise from the horizon and over the ocean is a beautiful sight to be hold. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us and we truly hope to see you back really soon! Kindest... More 

Norwalk, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

My brother and I were happily surprised to find the Penguin Hotel which offered reasonably priced and quite good tasting food (and drinks too, due to the happy hour 2 for 1 special) right in the middle of the South Beach strip. I had the hamburger - very good! The outdoor seating on a warm night was just what the... More 

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AlexeisE37, Guest Relations Manager at Penguin Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Fred, Thank you so much for leaving us your comments! It was our pleasure to have you dine with us and greatly joyed that you found our burgers and drinks so delicious. I will be sure to share your wonderful comments with Eva as I'm sure that it will bring a smile to her face. Thank you again, Alexeis... More 

Hampshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

The Penguin Hotel has a wonderful position facing the park with the beach beyond. It is close to restaurants and bars but just far enough away not to be affected by loud music, Beach towels are supplied free of charge. We chose the hotel for its location, quirky photos and affordability but were immediately disappointed by our room, which was... More 

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AlexeisE37, Guest Relations Manager at Penguin Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jennie, Please allow me a moment to say thank you for choosing the Penguin as your premiere location when visiting Miami Beach! It gives us great joy to know that you had enjoyed our great location. Nothing like waking up in the morning and letting that cool ocean breeze hit you. I am sorry to see that your did... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

I ate at the restaurant inside. Eva was amazing. Very attentative. We had a party of six. I work in the food and beverage industry myself. My party was annoying to deal with she handled it so well! Great service. Bottomless mimosas for a great price.

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AlexeisE37, Guest Relations Manager at Penguin Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Jessica, You would be happy to know that everyone loves a challenge. You and your friends are more than welcome to come back and visit us at anytime. Thank you so much for your wonderful comments on Eva, I will be sure to share them with her. It was our pleasure to serve you and we hope to see... More 

Freeburg, Illinois
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Our stay at the Penguin Hotel overall was very nice. The rooms were clean, affordable, beds comfortable, and room was quiet. The food was very good. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. I loved sitting on the port each morning enjoying a delicious breakfast. The location was excellent; close to the boardwalk taking you to the beach and close... More 

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