Penguin Hotel - Miami Beach

1418 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, United States, 33139  show map
 3 stars
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Penguin Hotel - Miami Beach

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

USD 35 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Cafe

Coffee shop

Laundry

Self-service laundry

TV

Internet television

Elevator

Verified Reviews:

  • Good water pressure - Bed and pillows and bedding was very comfy - Pool small
  • Flat screen tv on a mirror wall - Beach is just across the road - Breakfast was minimalistic
  • Rooms have been renovated - Staff was helpful - No internet
  • Rooms were decorated so beautifully - Bathrooms are new and clean - Great breakfast
  • Block away from all the action - Rooms were small - Cafe was great

Overview

The tranquil 3-star Penguin Hotel provides contemporary rooms with a spectacular view of the ocean. Since 1948 the hotel has been hosting guests in a 4-story French building.

The property lies within 4.8 km from Port of Miami. Penguin Hotel is within about 10 minutes' walk of the center of Miami Beach.

Shoppers will find boutiques, shops and a mall within a few minutes of the hotel.

The property enjoys perfect location within a 25-minute drive to Miami International airport.

Rooms

Penguin Hotel provides guestrooms appointed with complimentary wireless internet, individual climate control, a mini bar, a private terrace and a private balcony. They are outfitted with unique decor.

Eat & Drink

Guests can have delicious meals at the small restaurant. The hotel invites guests to the Lobby bar to relax with a drink. Penguin Hotel is placed in South Beach district, within a 5-minute walk of the pizzeria BLT Steak Miami.

Services

The venue offers 24-hour reception, 24-hour room service and housekeeping.

Relax

A courtyard and a golf course are available at the hotel. The on-site activities include windsurfing, water skiing and sailing.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible at a location nearby at USD 35 per day.

Year renovated:   2006.  Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   43.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Coffee shop
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Wind surfing
  • Canoeing
  • Sailing
  • Banana boat
  • Water skiing
  • Motor board
  • Bowling
  • Golf course
  • Billiards/ Pool tables

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Self-service laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Continental breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Conference room
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots

Leisure facilities

  • Beach towels
  • Live entertainment
  • Television in lobby

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Ocean view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Bottled water
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Separate tub and shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Internet television
  • Free local telephone calls
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 2 years
Crib FREE
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

1418 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, United States, 33139

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City Center
  • Miami Beach
    600 m
Airports
  • Miami International Airport (MIA)
    15.7 km
  • Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International (FLL)
    32.0 km
Train Stations
  • Miami Airport Station
    13.0 km
  • Hialeah Market Station
    13.3 km
  • Bus stop
    300 m
Restaurants
  • BLT Steak Miami
    70 m
  • Front Porch Cafe (cuisine: American)
    120 m
Parks
  • Lummus Park Beach
    630 m
Beaches
  • Bal Harbor Beach
    490 m
  • South Beach
    750 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2006
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    43

Rooms and availability

Art Queen Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Queen-size beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Ironing facilities
  • Voice mail
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Toiletries
  • Dining:Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator
  • Wet bar
  • Media:Wake up service
Room Description:

Beautifully designed Art Deco rooms each showcasing individual nature-inspired art canvases that occupy an entire wall. Each room features a 32 " plasma TV with cable, individually controlled air conditioning unit, alarm clock, access to WI-FI, phone with voicemail, wet bar, compact refrigerator, safe box, iron and ironing board, hair dryer, complimentary toiletries and shower/bathtub combination.

Art Oceanfront Queen Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed, 2 Queen-size beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Ironing facilities
  • Voice mail
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Toiletries
  • Dining:Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator
  • Wet bar
  • Media:Wake up service
Room Description:

Beautifully designed Art Deco rooms each showcasing individual nature-inspired art canvases that occupy an entire wall. Each room features a 32 " plasma TV with cable, individually controlled air conditioning unit, alarm clock, access to WI-FI, phone with voicemail, wet bar, compact refrigerator, safe box, iron and ironing board, hair dryer, complimentary toiletries and shower/bathtub combination.

Art King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Ironing facilities
  • Voice mail
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Toiletries
  • Dining:Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator
  • Wet bar
  • Media:Wake up service
Room Description:

Beautifully designed Art Deco rooms each showcasing individual nature-inspired art canvases that occupy an entire wall. Each room features a 32 " plasma TV with cable, individually controlled air conditioning unit, alarm clock, access to WI-FI, phone with voicemail, wet bar, compact refrigerator, safe box, iron and ironing board, hair dryer, complimentary toiletries and shower/bathtub combination.

Penguin Hotel photos Room
Standard Double Room
Ocean view
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds, 2 Queen-size beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:High speed internet
  • Safe deposit box
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Tiled/marble floor
  • Voice mail
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Separate tub and shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator
  • Wet bar
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • iPod docking station
Room Description:

Standard|Traditional Room - Non Refundable

Penguin Hotel photos Exterior
Corner Queen Room
Ocean view
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Queen-size beds

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Ironing facilities
  • Tiled/marble floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Oceanfront Queen Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed, 2 Queen-size beds

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:High speed internet
  • Safe deposit box
  • Internet television
  • Ironing facilities
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Separate tub and shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Dining:Refrigerator
  • Media:iPod docking station
Room Description:

Standard|2 Queen - Non-Smoking - Corner Queen - Ocean Front

Penguin Hotel photos Exterior Hotel information
Tradition King Room
Ocean view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:High speed internet
  • Safe deposit box
  • Terrace
  • Ironing facilities
  • Tiled/marble floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Separate tub and shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • iPod docking station
Room Description:

Deluxe|Traditional Room 1 King Bed non-refundable (Resort Fee exclusive)

Standard Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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Penguin Hotel photos Exterior
Ocean Corner Queen Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Queen-size beds

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:High speed internet
  • Safe deposit box
  • Ironing facilities
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Separate tub and shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Dining:Refrigerator
  • Media:iPod docking station
Ocean King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Ironing facilities
  • Parquet floor
  • Voice mail
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries
  • Dining:Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator
  • Wet bar
  • Media:Wake up service
Room Description:

Traditional only by name, these ocean drive rooms are adorned with full-wall art inspired by nature and the classic art-deco style that is typical of Ocean Drive. Each room features a king bed, 32 ” plasma TV with cable, individually controlled air conditioning unit, alarm clock, access to WI-FI, phone with voicemail, wet bar, compact refrigerator, safe box, iron and ironing board, hair dryer, complimentary toiletries, shower/bathtub combination, fully renovated bathrooms and new hardwood floors.  Please Note: There is a Resort Fee of $19.00 + tax ($21.66 total) per room, per night, based on double occupancy, to be collected upon check in. For the third and fourth guests staying in the room, the hotel will charge a $10.83 Resort Fee per extra guest. 1) Credit card is the preferred form of payment. As a reminder, accepted credit cards are Visa, MasterCard and American Express. 2) Daily incidentals' deposit will amount to

Ocean Oceanfront King Suite
Ocean view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Private terrace
    • Balcony
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  • General:Terrace
  • Seating area
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bedding:Sofa bed
Room Description:

Our newly renovated oceanfront suites are perfect for groups or the traveler who simply craves a little more space to stretch out. The Ocean Corner Suite King Bed features an ocean view, king bed, sleeper sofa, new hard wood floors and fully renovated bathrooms. Enjoy brilliant views of Ocean Drive and the shimmering sands of South Beach in one of our ocean front rooms or from your own 500-square-foot balcony complete with lounge chairs and blue sky.   Please Note: There is a Resort Fee of $19.00 + tax ($21.66 total) per room, per night, based on double occupancy, to be collected upon check in. For the third and fourth guests staying in the room, the hotel will charge a $10.83 Resort Fee per extra guest. 1) Credit card is the preferred form of payment. As a reminder, accepted credit cards are Visa, MasterCard and American Express. 2) Daily incidentals' deposit will amount to $100 USD, per room per day with a maximum amo

Penguin Hotel photos Exterior
Ocean Corner King Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:High speed internet
  • Safe deposit box
  • Ironing facilities
  • Tiled/marble floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Separate tub and shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • iPod docking station
Room Description:

Suite|Ocean Corner Suite King Bed - Non Refundable

Ocean Oceanfront Queen Suite
Ocean view
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Queen-size beds

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Balcony
    • + More
  • General:Seating area
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
Room Description:

Our South Beach ocean front suites are perfect for groups or the traveler who simply craves a little more space to stretch out. Enjoy brilliant views of Ocean Drive and the shimmering sands of South Beach in one of our ocean front rooms or from your own 500-square-foot balcony complete with lounge chairs and blue sky. Each room features two queen beds, new hard wood floors and fully renovated bathrooms.  Please Note: There is a Resort Fee of $19.00 + tax ($21.66 total) per room, per night, based on double occupancy, to be collected upon check in. For the third and fourth guests staying in the room, the hotel will charge a $10.83 Resort Fee per extra guest. 1) Credit card is the preferred form of payment. As a reminder, accepted credit cards are Visa, MasterCard and American Express. 2) Daily incidentals' deposit will amount to $100 USD, per room per day with a maximum amount of $250 USD for a 3-day stay or longer; payab

Ocean Corner Queen Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Queen-size beds

  • Check Prices
Room Description:

Suite|Ocean Corner Suite Two Queen Beds - Non Refundable

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Tourist attractions

  • (SOBE) South Miami Beach900 m

Places of interest

  • Half Price Tour Tickets - Day Tours500 m
  • Miami Beach City Clerks Office900 m

Convention centers

  • Art Deco District Welcome Center300 m
  • Miami Beach Convention Center1.0 km

Sport related

  • Lincoln Theatre600 m
  • Jackie Gleason Theater800 m

Amusement

  • Miami Beach Cinematheque300 m

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Espanola Way400 m
  • Duck Tours Miami600 m
  • Art Deco Historic District700 m
  • Collins Avenue800 m
  • Ocean Drive900 m

Museums

  • World Erotic Art Museum (WEAM)300 m
  • Wolfsonian Museum600 m
  • Mangos Tropical Cafe700 m
  • South Florida Art Ctr Inc900 m
  • Carel Gallery900 m

Theaters

  • Jackie Gleason Theater of the Performing Arts800 m

Beaches

  • Miami South Beach Oceanfront Hotels700 m

Local attractions

  • Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU1.6 km
    301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach
  • Miami Beach Boardwalk3.0 km
    Miami Beach, FL
  • Aqua Jet Miami5.6 km
    1635 N Bayshore Dr, Miami
  • South Pointe Park2.3 km
    1 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach
  • Jungle Island4.5 km
    1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami

Near the hotel

  • Art Deco Historic District440 m
    Miami Beach, FL
  • South Beach750 m
    Ocean Drive, Miami Beach
  • The Wolfsonian - Florida International University610 m
    1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach
  • K17 Beach Club790 m
    1717 Collins Ave, Miami Beach
  • World Erotic Art Museum 360 m
    1205 Washington Ave., Miami Beach
  • Bal Harbor Beach490 m
    Collins Ave, Miami Beach
  • Lummus Park Beach630 m
    Ocean Drive, Miami

Restaurants nearby

  • BLT Steak Miami70 m

    Address: 1440 Ocean Dr
    Phone: (305) 673-0044

    79% likes this, based on 515 reviews
    Price Range: NZD 37 - NZD 144

  • Purple Penguin Cafe10 m

    Address: 1418 Ocean Drive
    Phone: 305-534-9334

    74% likes this, based on 69 reviews
    Cuisine: International
    Price Range: NZD 11 - NZD 72

  • Jerry's Famous Deli150 m

    Address: 1450 Collins Ave
    Phone: 305-532-8030

    Price Range: NZD 0 - NZD 28

  • Front Porch Cafe120 m

    Address: 1458 Ocean Dr
    Phone: 305-531-8300

    70% likes this, based on 577 reviews
    Cuisine: American
    Price Range: NZD 24 - NZD 57

  • Barock20 m

    Address: 1412 Ocean Drive
    Phone: 786-691-1020

    62% likes this, based on 39 reviews
    Cuisine: American, Asian
    Price Range: NZD 15 - NZD 55

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2006
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    43
Cities nearby
  • North Bay Village hotels - 7 km
  • Bal Harbour hotels - 11 km
  • Key Biscayne hotels - 11 km
  • Surfside hotels - 10 km
  • Miami hotels - 10 km
  • Bay Harbor Islands hotels - 11 km
  • South Beach hotels - 1 km
  • North Miami hotels - 12 km
  • Coral Gables hotels - 16 km
  • Coconut Grove hotels - 15 km

Penguin Hotel Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Penguin Hotel

Average guest rating

6.4out of 10
Good
Based on 138 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Single
    7.0

    The staff was very nice

    Matress extremly uncomfortable, Bed made a lot of noise every time I moved. Shower holder broke so I had to hold the shower in order to take a standing up bath, otherwise I would have to use teh bathtub

  • Couple
    7.4

    The rooms are very cute

    The entrance of the hotel is very small, with many people walking by.

  • Older travelers
    7.8

    Very central location; Close to Lincoln Rd.; On Ocean Dr. = quiet street

    Very noisy room with a communicating door; 200$ warranty shoud be payed for the room inventory with no control by the customer but no problems to get it back when leaving.

  • Older travelers
    8.2

    location, next to everything, room cleanliness, bedding

    Room AC noise; Very small room but O.K. for short stay; 200$ to be paid for an inventory the client can not check before entering the room.

  • Couple
    7.0

    Liked the spaciousness and decor of the rooms. The location is great.The staff were always cheerful (despite always being on their own at Reception and therefore having to juggle competing demands).

    Check-in: This took quite a long time as there was only one person on duty and she was being pulled in various different directions, e.g. someone enquiring about valet service, someone trying to check-in, someone wanting to leave their luggage etc. She remained calm throughout but it was neither pleasant for her or for the queue of guests waiting to check-in. Hot water: I did not have any hot water on the first night and had to have a cold shower in order to make my dinner reservation on time. Door lock: On the second night this did not work and had to be replaced entirely (room 212). It was almost two hours before I could get in my room and this meant that I ended up missing my dinner reservation!! The room smelled funny, like damp perhaps

  • Group of friends
    7.8

    The location next to the beach and resturants in the area

    Not knowing the cafe was no longer in that hotel until i checked in. I have stayed there before and was looking forward to this perk

  • Couple
    7.0

    The personnel from the reception: they are really nice and they help you with tourist information. The hotel is nice and it is placed in the quiet part of the legendary Ocean Drive street. By paying 15$+tax per night (mandatory), breakfast and free wifi are included.

    The valet parking: they scratched our car when they returned it to us and, after that, they expected to be tipped!!! I strongly recommend not to use the valet parking; much better to park in the parking placed on 12th or 13th street and it cost 20$ per day. Apart of this, you must pay 15$+tax per night and it includes free cocktails, breakfast and free wifi, but it is not really true: cocktails are half than normally and you have to pay 1$ for each cocktail.

  • Older travelers
    9.6

    Value for the price was great. The room was clean and the staff was always at our service.

  • Single
    6.6

    central location: close to the beach and shopping areas

    hidden cost: mandatory $15per day additional to pay for use of sister hotel President for breakfast and pool, which has size of bathtub. this should have been clearly pointed out at hotel details.

  • Group of friends
    7.8

    The location was great. It was very close to the beach and within walking distance from great restaurants, shopping and entertainment.

    I didn't like how breakfast was served at the sister hotel. I think that the penguin had a nice location and had a nice view for having breakfast.

  • Group of friends
    7.8

    How close it was to th ebeach.

    They did not have two double beds in my room as requested.

  • Couple
    5.8

    Nice decorations at room walls and elevator, good location

    staff was not friendly, wifi did not work, over all pricy hotel

  • Older travelers
    7.0

    Conveince

    Beds were horrible. Placed in a Room near stairs noisy all nite.

  • Single
    7.4

    Location

    no internet acces, no breakfats in the building

  • Older travelers
    8.8

    The location was excellent and the cleanliness was fantastic. It was also very quiet, even at Christmas.

    The hotel was advertised as having a kitchenette but had no equipment all, not even a kettle or cups to make tea or coffee.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

1418 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, United States, 33139

Get directions
City Center
  • Miami Beach
    600 m
Airports
  • Miami International Airport (MIA)
    15.7 km
  • Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International (FLL)
    32.0 km
Train Stations
  • Miami Airport Station
    13.0 km
  • Hialeah Market Station
    13.3 km
  • Bus stop
    300 m
Restaurants
  • BLT Steak Miami
    70 m
  • Front Porch Cafe (cuisine: American)
    120 m
Parks
  • Lummus Park Beach
    630 m
Beaches
  • Bal Harbor Beach
    490 m
  • South Beach
    750 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2006
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    43