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Switzerland
Reviewed January 6, 2017

Good hotel location on Ocean Drive. Very small room. No chairs because room so small... 2 suitcases on the floor need to walk in it to go to the bathroom. Free breakfast... better go to the Starbuck 2 minutes from there. Choice of one croissant or a little scrambled egg. We asked for a second croissant and they asked 8.00$....

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

Dear Nat_from_Switzerland, Thank you for taking the time to post the review. We are very happy to hear you liked the central location of the Penguin Hotel. Please accept our sincere apologies for the disappointment you experienced in regards to the room accommodations and the breakfast. We will note your comments to help improve future stays and service level. Thank...

Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

Im visiting from california and I came here tonight with my dad to have drinks and dinner and coming from a server/waiter (me) Melanie is one of the best waitresses I have ever had. She is extremely nice, gives great service and she overall made my experience wonderful.

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

Dear Jesstopher12, Thank you for visiting the Purple Penguin Cafe. We are so glad you enjoyed and look forward to welcoming you back again! Please check out our Happy Hour specials on hand-crafted cocktails from 3 pm till 8 pm. The restaurant has seating right on Ocean Drive which is great for people watching. Quality food and drinks await you...

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Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

Great place to stay. The perfect location! Staff were friendly and helpful. Great breakfast each morning. Great drinks at bar. Small quant space but perfect and comfortable!! Will be my go to place in Miami South Beach!!

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

Dear Valued Hotel Guest, Thank you for choosing and recommending the Penguin Hotel, your advocacy is greatly appreciated. Kind regards

Mandello del Lario, Lombardia, Italy
Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

I was quoted a price on the phone of $115 for a night- what a bargain! I booked for a one- night getaway with my boyfriend. Pity that when we arrived I discovered that our credit card had already been charge $215 for our evening. With an extra club fee and $100 deposit to be payed on arrival! Once again...

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

Dear Carol, Thank you very much for your feedback! Kind regards

Hackensack, NJ
Reviewed December 25, 2016

Hotel was in a great location on Ocean Drive. Clean. In our room was only the bed. No chairs, no place to put second suit case. Only 1 receptacle to charge our phones and ipad. Very very inconvenient. Thanks to Carmen at front desk who gave us an extension cable so we could charge our devices. Special thanks to morning...

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

Dear N Z, Thank you for taking the time to post the review. The genuine care and comfort of our guests is our highest mission, and we apologize for the experience you had at our property. Thank you for having chosen the Penguin Hotel, we truly appreciate the opportunity to have served you! Kind regards

Cairo
Reviewed December 18, 2016

We had a ocean view room. Nice and big, short but nice stay. I loved the location at Ocean Drive and the nice restaurant. Food was ok, but overpriced. The negative point: the breakfast was included, and you had a choice of ONE Croissant OR a little scrambled egg portion OR a cheese-bagel ... That was it. If you would...

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

Dear Sakkara11, Thank you very much for your kind review. We are so delighted to learn that you enjoyed your vacation in sunny South Beach and we hope to see you again soon. Kind regards

Arlington, United States
Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

It was great, i especially loved Noriemise at the front desk. She was very friendly and helpful. 2 thumbs up. Great location, everything is nearby. The plan was to stay for one night but ended up staying for 2, enough said.

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

Dear Sue, Thank you for taking the time to post the review. We are very pleased to read that you spent a good time at the Penguin Hotel and you are willing to visit us again and recommend our property to others. Our team works hard to make your stay a memorable one. We look forward to welcoming you back....

Bakersfield, California
Reviewed December 14, 2016

Hotel was in a great location on Ocean Drive. Hotel was small and could use some maintenance, but what you would expect from an older Art Deco hotel. Welcome drink was nice. Staff was very nice, even accommodated holding our luggage following our cruise until we left for the airport. All in all, a good hotel in a great location...

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

Dear Bmxermom, Thank you for leaving such a positive review. We are so delighted to hear that you had good time with us and we look forward to hosting you again. Simply grab a complimentary towel from our front desk and walk across the street to the beautiful, sandy beach which you can enjoy almost all year around. Cheers to...

Conneaut, Ohio
Reviewed December 14, 2016

We stayed at this hotel before a cruise. The place was clean and our beds were comfy. the shower was great, too! All the staff were very friendly and accommodating to us. I would definately stay there again!

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

Dear Nancy, Thank you for choosing and recommending the Penguin Hotel! It is a pleasure to read you comments. Your advocacy is greatly appreciated. We truly look forward to welcoming you back Kind regards

Idaho Springs, Colorado
Reviewed November 22, 2016

I have never stayed in a hotel where the staff were more friendly. They were very helpful with our baby stroller, and opening doors. made us all feel very important. One of the cleanest rooms I have ever stayed in. Rooms are small, bathrooms/showers are great. beach across the street, just a fun funky/art deco area. Edelio went out of...

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

Dear Bonnie, Thank you very much for such a wonderful review. It is a true pleasure to read your comments! Our top priority is to ensure that every guest is satisfied with his / her experience. With an ideal location directly across from the Atlantic Ocean, the Penguin Hotel is just steps from South Beach's best attractions, restaurants and entertainment,...

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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
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  • 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 - $343 (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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“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”
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