Penguin Hotel - Miami Beach

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

 Paid Wi-Fi

Paid Wi-Fi in public areas

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Early check-in/-out

 Sports activities

Golf course

Wind surfing

Water skiing

Sailing

Canoeing

Billiards/Pool tables

 Breakfast

Continental breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

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 four-star Penguin hotel is located in the most prestigious area of Miami Beach right off the vibrant Ocean Drive and just steps away from the South Beach.

This boutique hotel was fully renovated in 2006.

It has a contemporary design maintained in the bluish and turquoise colors of the nearby Atlantic Ocean. The guests can take advantage of the most up-to-date amenities of the adjacent five-star President hotel. It also disposes of a bar and is famed for the best breakfast in Miami.

Year renovated:   2006.  Number of rooms:   43.

Rooms

Each of 44 rooms has a unique design with the floral elements, bright posters and crystal chandeliers. Some of them have terraces with a seafront view. The en-suite amenities include bathroom with tub, hairdryer, toiletries, air conditioning, phone, mini-bar, satellite TV, kitchenette and Wi-Fi.

One extra adult in the room is charged USD 50 per night when using the existing bed. Extra beds or cots are not provided.

Dining options

A varied breakfast buffet comprising a large variety of the cold and hot items, fresh fruits, pastries and beverages is served at the open-door terrace. The breakfast is surcharged.

A Front Porch Café with a sun terrace offers unique cocktails, light drinks and snacks.

At the hotel Penguin guests are invited to a continental breakfast served for free. 

Services

The hotel offers the meeting and conference rooms with an up-to-date audio-visual equipment and a business center providing fax and photocopying services.

Leisure

There is an on-site fitness center. The guests are complimented with a free access to the swimming pool and spa facilities of the nearby President hotel.

Additional features

Additional features include a 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, safety deposit-box, elevator, facilities for disabled guests, air conditioning and Wi-Fi access in the public and private spaces, tour desk and concierge service.

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Facilities

General

  • Paid Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid parking
  • Early check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Coffee shop
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Guest Parking

  • private parking is possible on site at USD 30 per day.

Sports & Fitness

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

Services

  • Paid valet parking
  • Room service
  • Laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Cafe

Meeting facilities

  • 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
  • Bottled water
  • Terrace
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Separate tub and shower
  • Steam shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Kitchen facilities

  • Refrigerator

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Telephone
  • Free local telephone calls
  • AM/FM alarm clock

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. 
  • All children under the age of 12 may stay at the price of USD 25 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs 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
    13.0km
  • Hialeah Market Station
    13.3km
  • Bus stop
    300 m
Restaurants
  • BLT Steak Miami (cuisine: Steakhouse)
    70 m
  • Front Porch Cafe (cuisine: American, Family Fare)
    130 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 rooms:
    43

Rooms and availability

Each of 44 rooms has a unique design with the floral elements, bright posters and crystal chandeliers. Some of them have terraces with a seafront view. The en-suite amenities include bathroom with tub, hairdryer, toiletries, air conditioning, phone, mini-bar, satellite TV, kitchenette and Wi-Fi.

One extra adult in the room is charged USD 50 per night when using the existing bed. Extra beds or cots are not provided.

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Double Room
Bed type: Queen Size bed or Double Bed or 1 King or 1 Queen bed
Size: 26m2
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  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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This oceanfront room features a flat-screen plasma TV and a small fridge.

Room facilities
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    Corner Double Room
    Bed type: 2 Queen Size beds
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    • Air conditioning
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    This ocean view room features a flat-screen plasma TV and a small fridge.

    Room facilities
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      Tradition Quadruple Room
      Bed type: Quad
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      • Air conditioning
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      This quadruple room features a cable TV, air conditioning and tile/marble floor.

      Room facilities
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        Ocean Corner Double Room
        Bed type: 2 Queen Size beds
        Size: 23m2
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        • Air conditioning
        • Shower
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        Room facilities
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          Ocean Corner Suite
          Bed type: King Size bed
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          • Air conditioning
          • Shower
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          This suite features a sea view, air conditioning and tile/marble floor.

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            How to reach hotel

            hotel Penguin Hotel - Miami Beach Miami Beach location
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            Hotel Address:

            1418 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, United States, 33139

            Get directions
            City Center
            • Miami Beach
              600 m
            Train Stations
            • Miami Airport Station
              13.0km
            • Hialeah Market Station
              13.3km
            • Bus stop
              300 m
            Restaurants
            • BLT Steak Miami (cuisine: Steakhouse)
              70 m
            • Front Porch Cafe (cuisine: American, Family Fare)
              130 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 rooms:
              43

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            What's nearby

            What's nearby.

            The Art Deco historic district is 300m away, the South Beach Miami is 700m away, Versace Mansion is 400m away, the Wolfsonian Museum is 600m away. There are three golf courses in the vicinity and lots of shopping and dining venues in the area.

            Tourist attractions

            • Espanola Way - 400 m
            • (SOBE) South Miami Beach - 900 m

            Places of interest

            • Half Price Tour Tickets - Day Tours - 500 m
            • Badehäuschen - 1.1km

            Convention centers

            • Miami Beach Convention Center - 1.0km
            • Miami Convention Center - 1.1km

            Sport related

            • Lincoln Theatre - 600 m
            • Jackie Gleason Theater - 800 m

            Amusement

            Monuments and Landmarks

            Museums

            • World Erotic Art Museum (WEAM) - 300 m
            • Wolfsonian Museum - 600 m
            • Mangos Tropical Cafe - 700 m
            • South Florida Art Ctr Inc - 900 m
            • Carel Gallery - 900 m

            Marina

            • Port of Miami - 1.0km

            Beaches

            • Miami South Beach Oceanfront Hotels - 700 m

            Local Attractions

            • Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU - 1.6km
              301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach
            • Miami Beach Boardwalk - 3.0km
              Miami Beach, FL
            • Aqua Jet Miami - 5.6km
              1635 N Bayshore Dr, Miami
            • South Pointe Park - 2.3km
              1 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach
            • Jungle Island - 4.5km
              1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami

            Near the hotelNear the hotel

            • Art Deco Historic District - 440 m
              Miami Beach, FL
            • South Beach - 750 m
              Ocean Drive, Miami Beach
            • The Wolfsonian - Florida International University - 610 m
              1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach
            • K17 Beach Club - 790 m
              1717 Collins Ave, Miami Beach
            • World Erotic Art Museum (WEAM) - 360 m
              1205 Washington Ave., Miami Beach
            • Bal Harbor Beach - 490 m
              Collins Ave, Miami Beach
            • Lummus Park Beach - 630 m
              Ocean Drive, Miami

            Restaurants Nearby

            • BLT Steak Miami - 70 m

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

              79% likes this, based on 515 reviews
              Cuisine: Steakhouse
              Price Range: CAD 33 - CAD 130

            • Purple Penguin Cafe - 10 m

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

              74% likes this, based on 69 reviews
              Cuisine: International
              Price Range: CAD 10 - CAD 65

            • Il Bolognese On Ocean - 60 m

              Address: 1400 Ocean Drive
              Phone: 3054550399

              81% likes this, based on 161 reviews
              Cuisine: Italian
              Price Range: CAD 51 - CAD 77

            • Front Porch Cafe - 130 m

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

              70% likes this, based on 577 reviews
              Cuisine: American, Family Fare
              Price Range: CAD 21 - CAD 51

            • Barock - 20 m

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

              62% likes this, based on 39 reviews
              Cuisine: American, Asian
              Price Range: CAD 14 - CAD 50

            Getting there.

            The hotel is perfectly placed for the beach and the central touristic area. It is also convenient for the Miami airport (16km).

            Getting around.

            Miami airport is 16km away, the Fort Lauderdale Hollywood airport is 32km away.

            Private parking is provided on-site (USD 30 per day).

            Hotel information
            • Check-In:
              from  3 pm
            • Check-Out:
              until  11 am
            • Year renovated:
              2006
            • Number of rooms:
              43
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            Penguin Hotel Reviews

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

            Individual 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
              13.0km
            • Hialeah Market Station
              13.3km
            • Bus stop
              300 m
            Restaurants
            • BLT Steak Miami (cuisine: Steakhouse)
              70 m
            • Front Porch Cafe (cuisine: American, Family Fare)
              130 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 rooms:
              43