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

Late check-in

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 unique Penguin Hotel is situated in the center of Miami Beach close to South Pointe Park, American Airlines Arena and Port of Miami. Operating in Miami Beach since 1948, this hotel features French architecture and modern comforts.

The city center is 10 minute walking distance from the hotel. There are bars, nightclubs and cafés in the area.

Shoppers will enjoy quiet location close to a mall, boutiques and shops.

Guests will find themselves a 10-minute walk from Bass Museum of Art train station. The property is located within a 20 km distance of Miami International airport.

Rooms

A spectacular view over the park welcomes guests to ocean corner queen suite, king suite and tradition king room offering a private terrace, climate control, an in-room safe, a mini-refrigerator and a private balcony. Some rooms come with a view of the Atlantic Ocean. These contemporary rooms are equipped with Art Deco furniture.

Eat & Drink

A continental breakfast is offered at the restaurant. The restaurant menu features international dishes. There is an onsite Property Offers A Lobby bar to relax in. BLT Steak Miami and Fresco are located within 50 meters away.

Services

There are such business facilities as a meeting room and a copier on the premises.

Relax

On-site activities feature water skiing, windsurfing 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
  • Late check-in
  • 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

  • Meeting room
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available

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
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Bottled water
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Steam 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

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

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
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

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

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

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

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

The Oceanview Room offers spectacular ocean views and a built-in seating area by the front windows to enhance the experience. Each room features one queen bed, cable TV, direct-dial telephone with voice mail, alarm clock, safe box, individually controlled air conditioning unit, hair dryer, iron, ironing board, wet bar with marble counter top, compact refrigerator, 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 $100 USD, per room per day with a maximum amount of $250 USD for a 3-day stay or lon

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

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • 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
Room Description:

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

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
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 Front Room King Bed Terrace features an ocean view, king bed, new hard wood floors, fully renovated bathrooms and private terrace. 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 max

Ocean King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • 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 Corner Queen Suite
Ocean view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 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

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • (SOBE) South Miami Beach900 m

Places of interest

Sport related

Amusement

  • Miami Beach Cinematheque300 m

Monuments and Landmarks

Museums

  • World Erotic Art Museum (WEAM)300 m
  • Wolfsonian Museum600 m
  • Mangos Tropical Cafe700 m
  • South Florida Art Ctr Inc900 m
  • Carel Gallery900 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: CAD 31 - CAD 124

  • Purple Penguin Cafe10 m

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

    74% likes this, based on 69 reviews
    Cuisine: International
    Price Range: CAD 9 - CAD 62

  • Jerry's Famous Deli150 m

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

    Price Range: CAD 0 - CAD 24

  • Front Porch Cafe120 m

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

    70% likes this, based on 577 reviews
    Cuisine: American
    Price Range: CAD 20 - CAD 49

  • Barock20 m

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

    62% likes this, based on 39 reviews
    Cuisine: American, Asian
    Price Range: CAD 13 - CAD 47

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2006
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    43
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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 137 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

hotel Penguin Hotel - Miami Beach Miami Beach location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

1418 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, United States, 33139

Get directions
City Center
  • Miami Beach
    600 m
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