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Reviewed 19 June 2014 via mobile

The overnight guy was resourceful his name is dan. I recommend this place. The penguins were beautiful. The room itself was clean. The waitress staff was friendly. The night auditor referenced places to go to which were fantastic and phenomenal. Great experience!!

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Jenny K, Guest Relations Manager at Penguin Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Elysia F, Thank you for choosing to stay with us. We’re glad you would recommend our hotel to others; it’s the highest compliment you can give us. We’re thrilled you enjoyed our penguins as much as we do. We’re happy that our cleanliness and friendly service met your expectations. We will be sure to pass your praise of Dan...

Memphis, Tennessee
Reviewed 16 June 2014

Love staying in a small boutique hotel vintage buildings in South Beach. Always up for trying a recently renovated hotel, decided to give the penguin a try. Check-in process was a bit confusing the valet is independent from the hotel and charges $25 a night to park your car. It's apparently $30 a night if you ballet through the hotel...

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Jenny K, Guest Relations Manager at Penguin Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Katie, We’re thrilled you loved our Ocean Drive location; we couldn’t agree more! It’s also great to hear that our cleanliness, room size and décor all impressed. We apologize for any confusion you experienced while trying to park with valet. We’ll take all your comments, including your thoughts on the cost of parking, into careful consideration, thank you. We...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 11 June 2014

The location of this Hotel is very convenient. Right in the heart of south beach, one block away from the beach, close the shopping mall of lincoln road. The staff made my stay very pleasant, the supervisor raisa was very friendly and attentive, so was josefa from room service. I will definitively be back my next vacation and recommend this...

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Jenny K, Guest Relations Manager at Penguin Hotel, responded to this review

Robert, Thank you for the fantastic review and 5 stars! We’re excited you loved your stay with us and that our team took excellent care of you. We’ll be sure to share your compliments with them. Our location never ceases to keep us happy; we’re glad you enjoyed it. We can’t wait to see you again when you next visit...

Muenchen/ NYC
Reviewed 10 June 2014

I had an amazing time at Penguin Hotel. When I arrived and asked for an ocean view I was lucky enough to get an upgrade to the most amazing and huge roof top terrace room overlooking the beach and ocean. Thanks to Carmen and Jordan I got this amazing room and had the most fun and wonderful time there.

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Jenny K, Guest Relations Manager at Penguin Hotel, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your fantastic stay. Your praise for Carmen and Jordan is greatly appreciated; we know it will make their day when we share your kind words with them. It’s great to hear that you loved the ocean view from our rooftop terrace; you can’t beat waking up and looking at...

Miami
Reviewed 9 June 2014

The staff made my stay worry free and very pleasant. Carmin from the front desk and Josefa in room service were amazingly friendly. I am from a country where hospitality is taken very seriously so I was happy to have chosen this place for my stay. Even the supervisor on duty was excellent. Keep up the good job!

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Jenny K, Guest Relations Manager at Penguin Hotel, responded to this review

Lian, Thank you for the excellent 5 star rating. We’re thrilled to hear that our team took excellent care of you and made you feel welcomed. We’ll happily share your compliments with them; we know it will make their day. We hope to see you again when you next want to enjoy the South Beach life.

Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 28 May 2014

We are very happy because every things in this hotel are very good, actually I world say excellent! The peopple in the front desk and the restaurant are so nice! Very nice place to spend a marvelous vacation! I will recomend this hotel for all my frends in brazil.

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Jenny K, Guest Relations Manager at Penguin Hotel, responded to this review

Wow! You’ve truly made our day, thank you for the fantastic review! We’re thrilled to hear that you loved your stay with us; your recommendation is the highest compliment you can give us. We hope to see you again when you next visit South Beach.

Delhi
Reviewed 11 May 2014

The location of this Hotel is mind blowing. Right on the Ocean drive and minutes away from the Beach. Since it is on 14th St, it is much closer to Lincoln Rd. To be frank, I was quite skeptical in booking this Hotel as the reviews were not too great. But I must say that you should not be mislead...

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Jenny K, Guest Relations Manager at Penguin Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for giving our hotel a try; we’re very happy to have pleasantly surprised you! It’s fantastic to hear that you loved our location, value and amenities. Your praise of our staff is appreciated; we will be sure to pass your praise along to them. We hope to see you again when you next visit South Beach.

Boston
Reviewed 7 May 2014

We stayed at the Penguin Hotel at the end of April. The hotel is right in the heart of South Beach's Ocean Drive. Upon checkin you are required to leave a deposit even though our room was paid in full and on check-out an additional $19 a day is charged as a resort fee (This was noted when we booked...

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Jenny K, Guest Relations Manager at Penguin Hotel, responded to this review

Our fun location always keeps us smiling; we’re thrilled you enjoyed it! Thank you for your praise of Florencia, yes- you remembered her name correctly! We will pass your compliments onto her; we know it will make her day. We are sorry to hear that you were under impressed with your room and breakfast. We also apologize for any inconveniences...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 6 May 2014

My cousin n I came to Miami beach to enjoy the nite life n we decided to stay at this hotel n it was the best chances we made.. The hotel is right in front the ocean n on strip that ppl talk about.. We walked up n down n u have everything u need clubs, restaurants, lounges,bars, dancing, music...

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Jenny K, Guest Relations Manager at Penguin Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the awesome review! Your praise of Carmen is greatly appreciated. We will be sure to pass your complements along; we know it will make her day. It sounds like you and your cousin had a great beach vacation, and we can’t wait to see you again.

Miami, Florida
Reviewed 6 May 2014

Me and my boyfriend flew down from Boston for a getaway on sunny Miami Beach. Over all we had a blast. We chose a great hotel friendly staff and clean which is my pet peeve. Upon checking in it out front desk agent Carmen made our check in a breeze she was friendly very nice and quick after a long...

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Jenny K, Guest Relations Manager at Penguin Hotel, responded to this review

It’s great to hear that you and your boyfriend had a great stay with us! Carmen is fantastic; we fully agree! We will be sure to pass your praise along to her; we know it will make her smile. We can’t wait to see you again when you next visit South Beach.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about Penguin Hotel

Address: 1418 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139-4108
Region: United States > Florida > Miami Beach > City Center
Price Range: ₹ 8,446 - ₹ 22,456 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Penguin Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 43
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Hotel Style:
#49 Business Hotel in Miami Beach
#66 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
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