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Richmond
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Have stayed here before. Big changes in policy since the last time. Forced to pay bill in full on check in. There was a 250.00 security deposit which is understandable but with 3 people splitting the cost it made it more difficult. Good thing my card had enough available on it. Phone didn't work, extra towel request ignored, A/C didn't...

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only stopped for a snack and a cool S. Pellegreno - friendly staff, not over priced for the location and great for people watching/car watching with Ferraris and Lamborghini quite common sights. From the south of Ocean Drive this is a good stopping/ turning point for the walk back down.

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Volha S, Guest Relations Manager at Penguin Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Stuart B, Thank you for visiting the Purple Penguin Cafe and leaving such a positive feedback. Enjoy our Happy Hour specials on hand-crafted cocktails from 3 pm till 8 pm right across the street from the ocean. Kind regards

Irving, Texas, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 2 nights at the Penguin after a business meeting and were very pleased with the value that we received. The location is absolutely unbeatable, everything we wanted to do was a 2-5 minute walk. The hotel rooms are clean with modern amenities and I thought the size was just fine, plenty of room for our 4 suitcases and...

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Volha S, Guest Relations Manager at Penguin Hotel, responded to this review

Dear John, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at the Penguin Hotel and leaving such kind comments on the location and the guest rooms. We are very delighted to hear you had a good experience! It was a true pleasure to host you, and we look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards, Volha

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok for all ages, clean rooms, ocean view. Price ok but it depends on the season. perfect location for visiting miami beach and nightlife and beach, great staff and nice cocktail bar!!! Small hotel but OOOKKKKK

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Volha S, Guest Relations Manager at Penguin Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Massimiliano P, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay and your kind comments on the guest rooms, the central location of the Penguin Hotel and the service culture! It was a true pleasure to host you, and we look forward to your return. Kind regards

Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location is perfect, just in front of the Ocean and close to the major restaurants/shopping area. Atmosphere is very relaxed and staffs are friendly and very relaxed. Some were very professional and pleasant but some were not very service minded and hardly understood English which made us awkward. We stayed in a ocean suite, but it is just a...

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Volha S, Guest Relations Manager at Penguin Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mc3939, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at the Penguin Hotel. We are happy to hear you liked our central location, the relaxing atmosphere and the service culture. If I locate your reservation correctly you stayed during Boat Show Weekend. Our hotel prices depend on the market demand, and the Boat Show Weekend tends...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can't get a better location on Ocean Drive, the park and the beach is right across the street. Starbucks on the corner as well. Having a breakfast on the terrace has amazing view. Welcome drinks from the hotel. Good cocktails served. Staff is nice and welcoming! Rooms are clean and quiet.

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Volha S, Guest Relations Manager at Penguin Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Alexandar, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay. We are so delighted to hear that you had a memorable experience at the Penguin Hotel and enjoyed our central location, your guest room and the breakfast on the terrace! It was a true pleasure to host you, and we look forward to your return. Kind regards

Paris, France
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic location. The beach is just on je other side of the road. Rooms very clean. Very quiet. We were on the first floor and a lot music but we did not hear it. Staff very very nice!!! They gave us all the information needed to go and see the area. The staff is outstanding especially Maria, Angel and Noremise!!!...

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Volha S, Guest Relations Manager at Penguin Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Berglind, Thank you for choosing and recommending the Penguin Hotel on TripAdvisor Community. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the central location of our property, found guest rooms clean and quiet. It is truly humbling but also rewarding to know that our team made your stay pleasant and we will share your kind comments with Maria, Angel...

Warren, Michigan, USA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great location for the south beach food and wine festival has small restaurant in front and porch seating great for people watching and a drink nice plain clean rooms staff is very friendly and is very accommodating

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Volha S, Guest Relations Manager at Penguin Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Zimco01, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay! We are very delighted to hear you enjoyed, and thank you for your kind comments. As the last remaining family owned and operated hotel in South Beach, we are very grateful for guests like you that take the time to post comments on our behalf on TripAdvisor....

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pros: LOCATION! You are walking distance to everything and across the street from the beach. Breakfast! We loved the coffee and the food was great- try the chicken n waffles! Cons: Our room was small, not representative of the pics online. Elevator is a bit scary. Take the stairs. There's a stark lack of furniture... just two miniature night stands...

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Volha S, Guest Relations Manager at Penguin Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Hotel Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the central location of our property, the morning coffee and the food at the Purple Penguin Cafe. We extend our apologies in regards to the slow check-in process! It was certainly far from our objective, and it is...

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walking along Ocean drive (during an 8 hour layover in Miami) stopped at the outdoor tables of the Penguin Hotel for a sandwich and a beer. Excellent sandwich (tuna) and the staff were friendly and courteous. Good vale for money and good for people and car watching. Wifi available too.

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Volha S, Guest Relations Manager at Penguin Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Michael W, Thank you for visiting the Purple Penguin Cafe and leaving such a wonderful review. We are so glad you enjoyed, and look forward to seeing you again during your next stop or visit to Miami Beach! Check out our Happy Hour specials on hand-crafted cocktails from 3 pm till 8 pm right across the street from the...

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about Penguin Hotel

Address: 1418 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139-4108
Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach > City Center
Price Range: $129 - $341 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Penguin Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 43
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Hotel Style:
#49 Business Hotel in Miami Beach
#66 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
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“choose it at another hotel”
 of 5 bubbles wego4Us, Jan 29, 2017 | Read review
“I believe the rooms are all good”
 of 5 bubbles renatabraga25, Jan 27, 2017 | Read review
“There a few rooms on the oceanside. i had no noise on the north side.”
 of 5 bubbles rafesq, Jan 25, 2017 | Read review
“Very quiet we were on 3rd floor with view of bldg next door only plenty of pillows, comfy bed”
 of 5 bubbles NorthCarolinaSandie, Jan 22, 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on the upper floors would have a view and more quiet surroundings.”
 of 5 bubbles edwardc555, Jan 12, 2017 | Read review
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