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The Penguin Hotel

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On the beach, white sand, beach towels
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Overview of The Penguin Hotel

The Penguin Hotel

3.5 out of 5

3.9/5 Good

Guests rated this property 4.1/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Parking available
  • Bar

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
1418 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL, 33139

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationMiami Beach Boardwalk1 min walk
  • Popular LocationEspanola Way and Washington Avenue12 min walk
  • Popular LocationCollins Avenue Shopping Area12 min walk
  • AirportMiami, FL (MIA-Miami Intl.)18 min drive

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About this area

Miami Beach

The Penguin Hotel is located in South Beach, a neighbourhood in Miami Beach, and is in the entertainment district and on the beach. Art Deco Historic District and MiMo Biscayne Boulevard Historic District are local landmarks, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Miami Beach Boardwalk and Miami Beach Marina. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at American Airlines Arena or Marlins Park. Take the opportunity to explore the area for water adventures such as scuba diving.

What's nearby

  • Miami Beach Boardwalk - 1 min walk
  • Lummus Park Beach - 3 min walk
  • Espanola Way and Washington Avenue - 12 min walk
  • Collins Avenue Shopping Area - 12 min walk
  • Flamingo Park - 3 min drive

Getting around

  • Eleventh Street Metromover Station - 8 min drive
  • Miami Airport Station - 14 min drive
  • Miami International Airport (MIA) - 18 min drive

Restaurants

  • La Cerveceria De Barro — 1 min walk
  • Lure fishbar - 7 min walk
  • Byblos - 8 min walk
  • Quality Meats - 9 min walk
  • Grillfish - 10 min walk

About this property

The Penguin Hotel

Beachfront hotel for sun and fun
This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, a bar/lounge and valet parking. Free cooked-to-order breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Other amenities include concierge services, a 24-hour front desk and tour/ticket assistance. All rooms are individually decorated and offer free WiFi and free local calls. For a bit of entertainment, plasma TVs come with cable channels, and guests will also find fridges and free bottled water.
The Penguin Hotel offers 43 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with a safe and complimentary bottles of water. Each accommodation is individually decorated. 32-inch Plasma televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include a shower, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers.

This Miami Beach hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Valet parking on site (USD 45 per day; includes in/out privileges)

Food and drink

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast available daily 7:30 AM–10:30 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • Access to nearby outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Access to nearby outdoor pool
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Fridge
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Conveniences

  • Lift

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Outdoors

  • Beachfront location
  • Garden
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille signage
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

More

  • Beach towels
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 32-inch plasma TV
  • TV channels

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water
  • Fridge

More

  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Individually decorated
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Safe

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Check-in

Check-in from 3:00 PM - 7:00 AM
Early check-in subject to availability
Early check-in is available for a fee (amount varies)
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
A late check-out fee will be charged

Special check-in instructions

If you are planning to arrive after 11:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
The listed optional service fee applies to valet parking for commercial vans or shuttles. The valet parking lot can accommodate vehicles up to 16 feet in length. Buses are not permitted.

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 20 per day.
Free cots (infant beds)

Payment types at the property

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 150 per stay
  • Resort fee: USD 21.66 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Beach towels
  • Internet access
  • Phone calls
  • In-room safe
  • Housekeeping

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

The nightly resort fee of USD 21.66 (tax inclusive) per accommodation is based on 2 guests, An additional nightly resort fee of USD 10.83 (tax inclusive) will be charged for each extra guest. The resort fees are excluded from the rate and collected at the property upon check-in.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Valet parking fee: USD 45 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20 per day
  • Service fee: USD 65 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18 years old.
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard and American Express; cash is not accepted
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and window guards
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms

Property is also known as

Hotel Penguin
Penguin Hotel
Penguin Hotel Miami Beach
Penguin Miami Beach
The Penguin Hotel Hotel
The Penguin Hotel Miami Beach
The Penguin Hotel Hotel Miami Beach

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Overall score and ratings

3.9

Good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 297 out of 878 reviews
5 - Excellent 34%
Rating 4 - Good. 331 out of 878 reviews
4 - Good 38%
Rating 3 - Okay. 152 out of 878 reviews
3 - Okay 17%
Rating 2 - Poor. 55 out of 878 reviews
2 - Poor 6%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 43 out of 878 reviews
1 - Terrible 5%

4.1/5

Cleanliness

4.0/5

Staff & service

3.7/5

Amenities

3.8/5

Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Overall stay was nice. Rooms were small but clean. Staff was friendly with exception of one guy. The air conditioners are very loud. Water pressure in the bathroom was low. The complimentary vouchers gets you tiny drink and small breakfast.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2021

1/5 Terrible

Travelled with family
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
It’s a dirty unattractive hotel
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2021

2/5 Poor

Travelled with partner
Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Horrible - MOLD on the walls and ceiling, scratches and dirt left on the closet wall and mini fridge, no table and chair and no coffee maker. It was filthy. 9/10 of the tv channels are un-viewable and fuzzy, you couldn’t make anything out. We didn’t go there to watch tv but if it’s in the room it should work. The room noise was so loud, you could hear everyone in the hotel. The street wasn’t even as loud as the folks in the rooms next door, who were partying until 6 am every night. You shouldn’t be able to hear as much as we did. To enter the room you have to step into the bathroom. No bathroom counter space. When it rained, water was pouring into the room from the ceiling and got our clothes soaked. There were nails/screws in the ceiling where the rain came in through that looked deliberate… like what?!? One tiny elevator that was slow and smelled like fish and marijuana. On our second day after breakfast, there was a huge red sign on the front door of the hotel saying the building was in several violations. Pool was at the neighboring property. Elliott, the pool staff was amazing. The pool was the size of a bathtub. Breakfast vouchers were nice and the food was okay but the options are VERY limited and they do not offer coffee refills which is unusual and disappointing. Location is great and the only thing good about this place - next to the beach, Starbucks, Walgreens, right on ocean drive so near all the bars and restaurants.
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
David at the front desk was a great guy, lot of asspciks giving him grief, held his composure, true pro
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Everything was great here, except for wuxi connectivity in the rooms which received prompt attention. A great place to live in South Beach, we will return here during our future travels.
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2021