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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
  • Rooms
    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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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2010

From the front of the hotel, you can see Miami Beach. White sand. Turquoise sea. Heaven. Unless there is a thunderstorm. But don't let that put you off. Its still warm and after a night out, the sleep comes in very handy. There is an outdoor mall nearby with restaurants as well as shops. Ocean Drive is full as fancy... More 

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VeronicaPenguin, Manager at Penguin Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for all the valuable information! Hope to have you back soon! More 

New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2010

so we get to the Penguin at 1pm on Tuesday and first the woman doesnt spell our name right and tells us our 3 person room doesnt exist. She makes phone calls and doesnt keep us informed of ANYTHING until we finally ask her whats going on and she suddenly finds us in the system. They keep our luggae so... More 

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Chicago, IL
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2010

Went with a friend and stayed at the Penguin. First time to Miami and this fit our budget which we booked through Expedia. The staff was friendly, the rooms were decorated so beautifully and clean, had a mini-fridge, mirrored wall, closet, iron/iron board. The beds were really comfortable and the AC did it's job. The bathroom is small but it... More 

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presidentfd, Manager at Penguin Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for this comment!! We love your pictures too!!! Come back soon!!! More 

Ohio
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2010

Please accept apologies for the length, as this is IMPORTANT!! I should have known something was wrong as I drug/scraped my luggage up the stairs to the hotel Penguin check-in AREA (note: I did not say, 'Lobby"). As I wove my way in between diners....I thought this was odd. There was a couple complaining about their reservation, how they were... More 

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Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2010

Traveling with my sister to attend the SOBE Food and Wine festival 26-Feb thru 28-Feb-2010. Reviews were read and the trip was booked and paid for in advance at Otel.com (not to be confused with Hotel.com). Otel.com stated that a resort fee may be charged and payable to the hotel. I have paid up to $15.00/day for use of beach... More 

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presidentfd, General Manager at Penguin Hotel, responded to this review

This comment as well as the one directly above comes from the same guests that were really upset and misinformed about our Security Deposit. We truly understand their point of view but the $200 deposit is disclosed in every reservation website as well as in our own website. Habitual Miami Beach vacation goers know that all hotels take a security... More 

Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2010

My boyfriend and I stayed here over the V-Day weekend. Based on a lot of the reviews I was very nervous and just prayed for the best. We very much enjoyed our hotel. The room was very clean and so was the bathroom. Hotel staff was very friendly the entire time and always helpful. The location of this hotel just... More 

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Brighton
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59 reviews 59 reviews
42 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2010

The Penguin is a recommendable hotel. Rooms are nice, staff is friendly, location is first class. In this price range, Penguin offers a lot. It is nicely decorated, stylish and the Front Porch Café downstairs is great at anytime of the day.

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VeronicaPenguin, Manager at Penguin Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your comment! We're glad you enjoyed your stay! More 

ontario
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2010

This was a real neat spot to stay when visiting South Beach. It is directly across the street from the beach and that's where you want to be! Perfect spot for heading out to enjoy the night life as well. I would call the rooms discount 'chic'. They are done up to be appealing but with lower cost items. There... More 

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Jersey Shore
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2010

We stayed here for only one night -- New Year's Eve. Check in was not bad at all considering we arrived as the festivities were starting to heat up on Ocean Drive. The elevator is tiny, as others have mentioned. We packed our ton of luggage in and made out ok. The decor is just a cool as it appears... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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75 reviews 75 reviews
17 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2009

The rooms here are very modern, clean, and decorated in a very cute fashion. Our room had a big mural wall and a wall that was a mirror. The bathrooms were also very modern and clean. However, the rooms here are small. We got a great deal on this hotel, so no complaints from us!!!!

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mgr1423, Front Desk Manager at Penguin Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us. We appreciate your comments and it makes us very happy you found our rooms modern, clean and decorated. We hope we can welcome you back again in a more spacious room. Once again Thanks for the feedback! More 

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