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By a verified traveler on Fri 02 Apr 2021

Hotel Description

3.5-star beachfront hotel near Lummus Park Beach

On the beach

At this South Beach hotel, you'll be well placed to visit Ocean Drive and Miami Beach Boardwalk, both within a 5-minute walk. Collins Avenue Shopping Area and Lummus Park Beach are also within half a mile (1 km).

Beachfront dining

A restaurant and a bar/lounge are featured at this hotel. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the free WiFi in public areas and valet parking. Enjoy the free cooked-to-order breakfast each morning.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

The individually decorated guestrooms offer free WiFi and free local calls. Plasma TVs come with cable channels, and other amenities include refrigerators and free bottled water.

Traditional Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
$105* Per night/room Jul 13 - Jul 14

Ocean Front Room 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Ocean Corner Suite 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Traditional Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Ocean Front 1 King Bed, Private Terrace

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Ocean Corner Suite 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

The Penguin Hotel ratings based on 6 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.0 out of 5 3.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 0.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Penguin Hotel

Everyone (3) Couples (1)
4 out of 5
The staff was very friendly and they were always willing to help us

Posted by on Apr 2, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 8, 2021 by Kathy

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your kind review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our friendly service. Thank you for staying with us and we look forward to welcoming you again during your next visit to Miami. Sincerely, Penguin Hotel Miami Beach

4 out of 5
Location on Ocean Drive as great, short walk to the beach and several restaurants and bars in easy walking distance. Hotel did not have a pool onsite, was at a sister hotel, so wasn't very convenient. Limited seating at the pool. No ice machine available without asking front desk to fill your ice bucket. Room was much smaller than expected, as rooms have a wall of mirrors making it seem larger than it is in reality in the pictures.

Posted by on Feb 18, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 23, 2021 by Kathy

Dear Guest, We are thrilled to hear that your overall stay with us has been pleasant and that you enjoyed your stay with us Thank you for staying with us and we look forward to welcoming you again during your next visit to Miami. Sincerely, Penguin Hotel Miami Beach

5 out of 5

Posted by on Dec 4, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Dec 4, 2020 by Micaela G.

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your 5 star-review and we are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for staying with us and we look forward to welcoming you again during your next visit to Miami. Sincerely, Penguin Hotel Miami

1 out of 5

Posted by on Sep 18, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 19, 2019 by Sukhee

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. We are very sorry to hear about your experiences during you stay with us. Please contact us directly and let us know what made your stay with us unpleasant.

2 out of 5

if sleep means something to you...

then stay away! Tthe A/C noise is astoundingly unbearable. I stayed during the time when temps dropped below 80s, so I thought opening the windows would solve the problem : it was as bad from other A/Cs buzzing away. The lobby and elevators are very dark and scary looking! The rooms are modern, go along with the Art Deco experience in the area. Lots lots of mirrors and Beautiful furnature. The downside is you'd better keep your curtains closed to avoid gawkers from hotells across your room. Overall - great location with terrible sleeping experience.

Posted by on Dec 31, 1999

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2 out of 5

Overall Unhappy with this hotel

The first room we were put in had a leak in a pipe in the restroom. Our ""queen bed"" was two twin beds pushed together. The second room's television and hair dryer did not work. The hotel replaced the hair dryer, but we were left with a dead television. No compensation for any of our inconveniences.

Posted by on Dec 31, 1999

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is served daily. WiFi is free in public spaces. A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly The Penguin Hotel. You'll have access to the outdoor pool at a partner property. Parking is available for a fee. This Art Deco Miami Beach hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 43 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • Built in 1948
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Towels for the beach
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Television in lobby
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: Miami International Airport (MIA) (18.1 km / 11.2 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

The Penguin Hotel offers 43 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and complimentary bottled water. Each accommodation is individually decorated. 32-inch plasma televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Miami Beach hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Plasma television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique decor

Food & Drink

Guests are served free cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM.

La Cerveceria De Barro - This beachfront restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Happy hour is offered.

Nearby Activities

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

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 7:00 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

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.

Guests arriving after 11:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property 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.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

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 cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

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 credit cards; 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

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

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 credit cards. Cash is not accepted. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and window guards in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Number of children who can stay free - 2
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Guests will 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've listed 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 fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Valet parking fee: USD 35.00 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

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • 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

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.