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Penguin Hotel

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1418 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

This place is the best Hotel to stay in South Beach, everyone was super friendly and accomodating that we were planing to extend our reservation. Unfortunately, they were very busy on the weekend so we had to leave, but I will come back for sure. We loved it. Thanks to all.

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Veronica S, General Manager at Penguin Hotel, responded to this review

TortorasFlas, Thanks so much for this great comment! Come back soon! More 

North Yorkshire, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Stayed her with a few mates on a Thursday and Friday in late Sept. Saw some previous poor reviews for the hotel, but we just wanted somewhere clean, convenient & well located at a good price where we could sleep. Room cost just $68 per night plus $15 per room resort fee (which paid for itself as it included towels,... More 

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1 Thank martin_boro3
Veronica S, General Manager at Penguin Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Martin_boro3, Thanks so much for writing this comment. It's so incredibly honest and I am so glad to hear you were able to understand our true value: low rates, great service, amazing location. Come back soon and take advantage of our special discount for Trip Advisor reviewers. Please mention this review next time you book with us. Thanks again. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

Excellent service here at the Penguin. This hotel is in a great location. Rates are very reasonable. Highly recommend this hotel. Clean and quaint. Fabio checked us in and was a HUGE help, and very accommodating. A++++ (I never write reviews, but had too for this hotel) hope it helps! LB

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Veronica S, General Manager at Penguin Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Lebadgwell, Fabio is a great asset to our reception team and our hotel in general, thanks for recognizing that. Should you come back to Miami Beach, please make sure to book with us directly and mention your Trip Advisor review for a super-saver discount. Thanks so much for taking the time to write this review. More 

Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

I stayed at the Penguin from the 22-25,2012. I loved the location right across the street from the beach and night life was close enough to walk too. The hotel was cute and clean, and the rooms are a perfect size. My favorite part of staying here was the staff they made us laugh all weekend even when we wanted... More 

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Veronica S, General Manager at Penguin Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks Chi_Chii, awesome review of yours!! We are all great salsa dancers here so come back soon for more classes....:) More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

I stayed in The Penguin from Sept 23-25. Booked online and payed 75$ per night. It is a nice location just 3 to 4 block away from all the nightlife, which is nice. The rooms where ok for the price. The service was good also. I was a little scared for all the negative reviews but I was surprised that... More 

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Veronica S, General Manager at Penguin Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Patricia, I love honest reviews like yours. We offer very competitive rates and nowadays this is one of the most important reasons to book a room. I am glad you had a good experience while staying with us. Thanks for writing this comment. More 

Beirut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

The hotel is really charming, it is just across the beach, the rooms are so bright, the idea of mirrors facing the bed makes is a nice trick to give impression of bigger room, however the conditioning system needs to be improved because it is very noisy!

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Thank HARBeirut
Veronica S, General Manager at Penguin Hotel, responded to this review

Dear HARBeirut, Thanks so much for your comments. It'd have been very helpful if you had mentioned which room number you stayed in so we can take care of this issue immediately. If you see this message, please email me with this information. Thanks again and we apologize for the inconvenience. More 

Toronto
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

We had two rooms at the Penguin hotel on Ocean Drive for one night pre-cruise. I don't understand those who consider the rooms to be small or dirty. Our rooms were great -- clean, bright and comfortable -- loved the unusual décor -- and having another sink in the bedroom was very useful. Couldn't wish for a better location. An... More 

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1 Thank RuthToronto
Veronica S, General Manager at Penguin Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Ruth, Great review! Thanks so much for all the compliments. It was very interesting to read your comment about light coming in from the bathroom window because most bathrooms are Penguin face to the sides of the building and there are no light poles there. Hmmm..I'll definitely look into this. Thanks again. We hope to have you back soon! More 

Bucks
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

We didn't stay here, but popped in for a drink whilst staying in Maimi and visiting South Beach. It was Happy Hour and wehad a great time sampling the "Penguin Cocktail" which came in a penguin shaped cocktail shaker! We also had great value canapes. Our server was Timothy, who looked after us admirably and was great fun. We loved... More 

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Veronica S, General Manager at Penguin Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Peykake, So you were one of the lucky ones that had tried our amazing "Shake your Penguin" cocktail?? How great is that??!!! Thanks so much for taking the time to write this review. It means a lot to us and you are right, Tim is great. We love him too!!! More 

Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

I think this is a good hotel for the budget holiday maker. We chose this hotel as we had no plans to spend time at the hotel, it was literally a sleeping and bathing base. I stayed here with my family and my one friend, we booked 2 rooms. The rooms were clean but both had very old baths with... More 

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Veronica S, General Manager at Penguin Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sharon2000, Thanks for your comments. We will work harder on the points you mention that we need to improve on. Cheers! More 

New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

I stayed at the Penguin hotel this past week and had a great time . The staff at the hotel is awesome anything that you need or ask about they are welling to help. I want to thank Anthony he helped us out alot showed us where to go around town and even booked a tour for us . It... More 

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Veronica S, General Manager at Penguin Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks Bob! Your review just made our day! More 

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