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 public areas

Parking

USD 40 per day

Luggage storage
Late check-in/ -out
Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Cafe

Coffee shop

Laundry

Self-service laundry

TV

Flat-screen TV

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

Penguin Hotel is situated in the center of Miami Beach near Centro Cultural Espanol en Miami, Jungle Island and Jewish Museum of Florida. Operating in Miami Beach since 1948, this hotel features French architecture and modern comforts.

Its location next to a port allows to see a theater, a museum and a gallery in Miami Beach. Set within a 10-minute walking distance from Miami Beach city center.

A mall, boutiques and shops are located nearby.

Penguin Hotel is within a 20-minute drive to Miami International airport.

Rooms

This traditional hotel comprises of rooms like Ocean Corner Double Room, Ocean Corner Suite and Tradition Single Room with Italian decor and such comforts as a personal safe, individual climate control, TV, a telephone and a kitchen. Some rooms at Penguin Hotel have a view over the ocean. They feature bathrooms with a hairdryer, a bathtub and free toiletries.

Eat & Drink

Residents can have breakfast in the restaurant. The small restaurant serves delicious meals. Billiards, a terrace and Wi-Fi are provided in the Lobby bar. A 5-minute walk takes guests to the steakhouse BLT Steak Miami.

Services

Guests will make use of an elevator, a baggage storage and parking as well as find a photocopier and a meeting room useful for work.

Relax

Various activities, including water skiing, windsurfing and sailing, are available on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

public parking is possible at a location nearby at USD 40 per day.

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

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Facilities

General

  • Free 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

Sports & Fitness

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

Services

  • Paid valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Self-service laundry
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

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

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
  • Bottled water
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

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

Self-catering

  • 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. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

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

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City Center
  • Miami Beach
    600 m
Train Stations
  • Bass Museum of Art
    1.3 km
  • Miami Airport Station
    13.0 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 Room
Double Room
Bed type: Queen-size bed or Double bed or 1 King-size bed or 1 Queen-size bed
Size: 26 m²
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  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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Standard|Double Room (Without Breakfast)

Room facilities
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    Corner Double Room
    Bed type: 2 Queen-size beds
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    • Air conditioning
    • Shower
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      Deluxe Double Room
      Bed type: Queen-size bed or King-size bed
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      • Air conditioning
      • Shower
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      Deluxe|Ocean Front 1 Queen Room non-refundable (Resort Fee exclusive)

      Room facilities
        Penguin Hotel photos Room
        Ocean Corner Double Room
        Bed type: 2 Queen-size beds
        Size: 23 m²
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        • Air conditioning
        • Shower
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          Ocean Corner Suite
          Bed type: King-size bed
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          • Air conditioning
          • Shower
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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
            • Bass Museum of Art
              1.3 km
            • Miami Airport Station
              13.0 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

            Penguin Hotel Location

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            What's nearby

            Tourist attractions

            • Jackie Gleason Theater of the Performing Arts - 800 m
            • (SOBE) South Miami Beach - 900 m

            Places of interest

            • Art Deco District Welcome Center - 300 m
            • Half Price Tour Tickets - Day Tours - 500 m
            • Miami Beach City Clerks Office - 900 m

            Convention centers

            • Miami Beach Convention Center - 1.0 km

            Sport related

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

            Amusement

            • Miami Beach Cinematheque - 300 m

            Monuments and Landmarks

            • Espanola Way - 400 m
            • Duck Tours Miami - 600 m
            • Art Deco Historic District - 700 m
            • Collins Avenue - 800 m
            • Ocean Drive - 900 m

            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

            Beaches

            • Miami South Beach Oceanfront Hotels - 700 m

            Local attractions

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

            Near 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 - 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
              Price Range: GBP 20 - GBP 78

            • Purple Penguin Cafe - 10 m

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

              74% likes this, based on 69 reviews
              Cuisine: International
              Price Range: GBP 6 - GBP 39

            • Jerry's Famous Deli - 150 m

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

              Price Range: GBP 0 - GBP 15

            • Front Porch Cafe - 120 m

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

              70% likes this, based on 577 reviews
              Cuisine: American
              Price Range: GBP 13 - GBP 31

            • Barock - 20 m

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

              62% likes this, based on 39 reviews
              Cuisine: American, Asian
              Price Range: GBP 8 - GBP 30

            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
            • Bass Museum of Art
              1.3 km
            • Miami Airport Station
              13.0 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