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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014 via mobile

For a hotel with an ocean view this was great, not in the super busy end of the street which was nice though so lots of road noise. Room was on though needs some fixing, shower head wouldn't stay up though pressure and heat was fine, basin was on a lean as legs had rotted out, couldn't hear the TV... More 

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Jenny K, Guest Relations Manager at Penguin Hotel, responded to this review

We are thrilled that you loved our location and great ocean views! We are very sorry for any inconvenience you encountered due to maintenance issues with your room. We would love some more information regarding those issues so we may arrange the necessary repairs, please email us at vsuperno@penguinhotel.com. We think a welcome drink is the perfect start to a... More 

Buffalo, New York
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

You can't beat the price and location of The Penguin Hotel. It's right near the start of Ocean Drive, so it's just a two minute walk to the beach. The staff was extremely friendly and accommodating; Carmen was easily one of the most helpful front-desk staff members I've experienced at any hotel. She went above and beyond to make sure... More 

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Thank Elizabeth S
Jenny K, Guest Relations Manager at Penguin Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you, your review has left us smiling! We absolutely love our location and we are thrilled that you feel the same. It is wonderful to hear that you found our rates reasonable. Your praise of our staff, especially Carmen, is greatly appreciated. We will be sure to pass on your kind words. We can’t wait to see you again... More 

london
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104 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

This is a great medium range location, just away from the noise further down Ocean Drive. We found the staff were very attentive and fun.It looks across the beach and you can walk along the beach in the sea to Lincoln/Collins as we did for a romantic stroll. It is !!

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Thank k g
Jenny K, Guest Relations Manager at Penguin Hotel, responded to this review

We love the spontaneity and romance you spoke of from your recent trip! We are very happy to have been a part of your great vacation. We hope to see you again when you next need some time on the beach. More 

Calgary, Canada
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296 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1,141 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Location! Location! Location! This boutique hotel couldn't be placed in a better location for visiting South Beach. It's perched on Ocean Avenue amidst a string of eclectic hotels and restaurants, with beach views from the front of the hotel. Full on interior and exterior South Beach Art Deco is the second best feature of the hotel. The front desk staff... More 

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5 Thank CanadianMum
Jenny K, Guest Relations Manager at Penguin Hotel, responded to this review

We are thrilled that you loved our location, we fully agree! The Art Deco district is an amazing historic neighborhood in the heart of a vibrant area, there is always something to see and do here! We are sorry that you were less impressed with the rest of your stay. We would love for you to reach out to us... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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67 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

Going to Miami Beach. Check out the Penguin. Great location and unbelievable service with a smile. Ask for Anessa and Leo. They will take good care of you....can't wait to return. The rooms are immaculately clean and just the right size. Enjoy your stay

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Thank Sjtsal
Jenny K, Guest Relations Manager at Penguin Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the fantastic review, you have truly made our day! We are thrilled that you had such a wonderful stay, and that our staff took excellent care of you. We can’t wait to see you in the future. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

My hubby and I booked this room last minute and were pleasantly surprised! The rooms were much more than I expected, the location was awesome and the free welcome drinks were a great plus! We ended up booking for an extra 2 nights! If Im ever back in Miami I will be booming here again!

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Thank BeccaG78
Jenny K, Guest Relations Manager at Penguin Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the amazing review, we are thrilled that you had such a wonderful stay as our guest! Welcome drinks… the perfect start to a beach vacation, we are glad you enjoyed them! It is great to hear that you had such a fantastic time you extended your trip. We can’t wait to see you again the next time... More 

Pensacola FL
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

My stayed was a wonderful experiences, the room was very clean, large for one person. The staff was very kind, helpful. Carmen at the front desk always was nice ready to provide what I need, David and Renzo best waiter, Laurence make sure I was taking care. The location is perfect.

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Thank Alicia L
Jenny K, Guest Relations Manager at Penguin Hotel, responded to this review

We are thrilled to hear that you had a fantastic stay at our hotel! Your praise of our staff is greatly appreciated. We will pass your compliments onto them; we know it will make them very happy. We hope to see you again when you next visit South Beach. More 

Paris, France
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

I knew this hotel ; everything was fine, room, free cocktails, and person working there. Special thanks for Carmen at the front desk, always nice helpful and smiling, David the best waiter, good proposal, efficient and taking care of everybody and Laurence, the restaurant manager which is the best smile of this hotel. I recommend it. Frederic Lénel

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Jenny K, Guest Relations Manager at Penguin Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for such a wonderful review! We are very happy that you had such a great experience at our hotel. We hope to see you again the next time you visit South Beach. More 

Bocas Town, Panama
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Ive stayed in Miami many times, I've stayed in some of the nicest hotels and this time because we only had one full day there, I went with the cheap option as I wouldn't be spending much time in the hotel. I thought Penguin was great for the price. It was significantly cheaper than the other hotels in this area... More 

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Thank brittany-morgan3
Jenny K, Guest Relations Manager at Penguin Hotel, responded to this review

We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed our location and rates. It is wonderful to know that our front desk staff treated you so well. We are truly very sorry that you were not so happy with a member of our restaurant staff. We would love for you to reach out to us personally at vsuperno@penguinhotel.com. We look... More 

Detroit, Michigan
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

So many things were wrong I don't even know where to begin. * The lobby, restaurant, bar, and bathrooms were all within 10 feet of each other. * The description of the rooms states double, but that does NOT mean double bed. * I felt like I was in a motel. * No remote control. No ice machines on any... More 

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9 Thank Crystal K
Jenny K, Guest Relations Manager at Penguin Hotel, responded to this review

We are truly sorry that you are unhappy with your recent stay as our guest. We would love for you to reach out to us personally at vsuperno@penguinhotel.com. We look forward to hearing from you. More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service

Additional Information about Penguin Hotel

Address: 1418 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach > City Center
Price Range: $104 - $390 (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
#64 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
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