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Penguin Hotel on Ocean Drive
ABOVE: Outside the hotel Penguin 2-Star Hotel in South Beach Miami, Florida

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Hotel info

Hotel name: Penguin
Address: 1418 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, FL 33139 - USA
Rooms: 43
Categories: Art Deco, Budget, Oceanfront
Rating: 2-star hotel
Rates: Low season from $59. High season from $129.
Check in: 3pm, Check out: 11am

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Insider tips

The Penguin 2-Star Hotel is located accross from the beach on the quiet end of Ocean Dr. The Hotel features a variety of facilities and services.

The guest rooms are comfortable and nicely equipped. The Mexican style is evident in all rooms, which are comfortable and well equipped for all kinds of travelers. We offer 24-hour concierge service, and the Front Porch Cafe, next door.

Valet parking is available, but you can save a few dollars and park at the nearby 13 Street and Collins Ave. garage for a flat rate of $8 per day.

Wireless Internet access (Wi-Fi connections) is available
throughout the hotel.

Hotel amenities

Oceanfront hotel
24 hour front desk
Rooftop sundeck
Restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and room service
Meeting rooms
Business center
Valet parking
Multilingual staff
High speed Internet access
Children stay free - 12 years and under

Points of interest

• Miami Beach Convention Center: 5 blocks
• Lincoln Road Mall, Regal Cinemas: 8 blocks
• Delano, Skybar, Mynt, Rumi: 4 blocks
• Nikki Beach, Opium, Pearl: 11 blocks
• Bayside Market, Port of Miami: 6 miles / 11 kilometers
• Miami International Airport: 13 miles / 24 kilometers
• Ft. Lauderdale International Airport: 23 miles / 41 kilometers

Driving directions

From Miami International Airport to Penguin Hotel:

• Leaving the Airport, follow signs to 836 East (Beaches).
• Take 836 East to 395 East (Miami Beach) to A1A East.
• At the end of the Causewy, A1A becomes 5th Street.
• Continue East on 5th Street 7 blocks to Collins Ave..
• Turn Left (North) on Collins Ave..
• The Penguin is on the Left Right (West East) side of the street.

The Penguin is located at 1418 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, FL 33139. Use our Miami hotel map to find the exact location.
Penguin Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida
Penguin in Miami Beach, Florida

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Penguin Hotel "I'm super picky, but I loved the Penguin!!!"
Date: January 21, 2006
Reviewer: Miami Beach 411 User, New York, NY
I've travelled all over the world and I have been spoiled with wonderful hotels, hence I'm super picky and hard to please. BUT the Penguin was fantastic. I had read reviews condemning the Penguin, but it was very cheap and I was on an unfortuantely tight budget. When I arrived, I found the most pleasant surprise. The hotel is FANTASTIC.

Penguin Hotel "Not the best choice- two stars and less"

Date: February 2, 2005
Reviewer: Miami Beach 411 User, Dallas, TX
Where should I start? They are definitely overpriced. You can find a cheaper price on a search engine though. Let me start w/the service-Was the room ever really cleaned out? We had to ask for a garbage can. The bath water was never warm enough. Looks more like the Bates Hotel. The only reason they are worthy of two stars is because of the Front Porch Cafe. They are not the same company, by the way. That food was great. The other good thing about the hotel is that it is facing the beach, but don't let the pictures on the web fool you. The oceanfront view is the highest priced room. Not really worth a second stay. Try some time share. There is no free parking of course and no pool at all. No hair dryer, no first aid, no iron. This is a BYOS, Bring Your Own Stuff hotel.

Penguin Hotel "Terrible Experience"

Date: July 15, 2004
Reviewer: Miami Beach 411 User, Pittsburgh, PA
Someone should take the time and energy to sue this place for false advertising. They claim in their brochure to have parking and a pool and they have neither. The older front desk woman was one of the rudest and most confrontational "service" person I have ever come across. The rooms are small and tacky and they made us put a deposit down for the tv remote and there were no towels available!?! The only bright spot was that the restaurant was good and the waiters were nice and helpful, but apparently they just rent the space and couldn't help with any of our room problems.

Penguin Hotel "Like Roaches?"
Date: May 13, 2004
Reviewer: Miami Beach 411 User, Atlanta, GA
The staff are unfriendly and make you feel unwelcome. Roaches roam the halls and the rooms. Not at all luxurious...worse than a motel 6. If you want to relax and not worry about taking roach eggs home....don't stay at the President or the Penguin on South Beach.

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