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The Penguin Hotel, Miami Beach

3-star3 stars
1418 Ocean DrMiami BeachFL33139United States of America

3-star beachfront hotel with restaurant, near Art Deco Welcome Center
  • Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi
Beautiful beach
Bar and Beverages
Bar is awesome
Tasty breakfast
Food is all right
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The Penguin Hotel, Miami Beach

from $75
  • Ocean Front Room 1 King Bed
  • Ocean Corner Suite 2 Queen Beds
  • Traditional Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Traditional Room, 1 King Bed
  • Ocean Corner Suite 1 King Bed
  • Ocean Front 1 King Bed, Private Terrace

About The Penguin Hotel, Miami Beach

Hip Ocean Drive hotel, across from Lummus Park and beach

Hip Ocean Drive hotel
The Penguin Hotel combines hip style with a prime location on Ocean Drive. Across the street from Lummus Park and the beach, the hotel's location is a hit with guests. You'll be a half-mile from Lincoln Road Mall and the New World Symphony campus.

Historic district setting
Guests can take a stroll through the historic Art Deco District. For events, the Miami Beach Convention Center is 4 blocks away. The views of South Pointe Park are less than 2 miles away, and you can see world-class art at Bass Museum of Art, less than 1 mile north.

Smoothies and cocktails
The hotel's resort fee includes a buffet breakfast and 2 house cocktails each day from the Purple Penguin Café. The café also serves lunch and dinner, indoors and out. Other nice-to-have resort perks include WiFi, 2 free bottles of water, and beach towels and chairs. Concierge services and meeting rooms are available as well as valet parking for a fee.

Nature indoors
Each of the 42 guestrooms offers nature-inspired art and Czech crystal chandeliers. A 32-inch flat-screen TV, WiFi, small refrigerator, and in-room safe help make your stay more enjoyable.

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 43 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-6 AM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Required at check in

  • Credit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Up to 2 children (12 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Valet parking *

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
Things to do
  • Beach towels
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
Working away
  • One meeting room
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built 1948
  • Elevator/lift
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 32-inch plasma TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Purple Penguin Cafe - This beachfront restaurant specializes in fusion cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Happy hour is offered.

The Penguin Hotel, Miami Beach’s small print

Also known as

  • Hotel Penguin
  • Penguin Hotel
  • Penguin Hotel Miami Beach
  • Penguin Miami Beach


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

The resort fee displayed is based on 2 guests per accommodation/night. The resort fee will increase with additional guests. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Deposit: USD 100 per day

  • Resort fee: USD 21.66 per accommodation, per night

Resort fee inclusions:

  • Breakfast
  • Beach towels
  • Internet access (may be limited)
  • Phone calls (may be limited)
  • In-room safe
  • In-room bottled water
  • Housekeeping

Inclusions may be listed elsewhere on the page as free or for a surcharge.

Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge

Valet parking costs USD 35.00 per day with in/out privileges

Rollaway beds are available for USD 25 per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around The Penguin Hotel, Miami Beach


  • In South Beach
  • Art Deco Welcome Center - 7 min walk
  • Lummus Park Beach - 9 min walk
  • Lincoln Road Mall - 16 min walk
  • Miami Beach Cinematheque - 8 min walk
  • New World Center - 12 min walk
  • Flamingo Park - 13 min walk
  • Fillmore Miami Beach - 13 min walk

Getting around

  • Miami, FL (MPB-Public Seaplane Base) - 11 min drive
  • Miami, FL (MIA-Miami Intl.) - 19 min drive
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL-Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood Intl.) - 38 min drive
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL (FXE-Fort Lauderdale Executive) - 48 min drive
  • Miami Airport Station - 17 min drive
  • Hialeah Market Station - 18 min drive
  • Miami Golden Glades Station - 25 min drive
  • Valet parking (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Good 7.2 From 446 reviews

The Penguin Hotel, Miami Beach
Our stay was very good, enjoyed the breakfast offered had a great variety, liked our room and the hotel was conveniently located to restaurants, shopping and beach. Service was very good and would stay there again.
Deborah, us3 night trip
The Penguin Hotel, Miami Beach
Very Good8.0
Decent Hotel, Great location
Location is amazing, staff not so friendly, 8% resort fee they don’t tell you about till you get there, no couches in the rooms, small room, bad TVs, loud AC, 3.5/5
A Traveler, us3 night trip
The Penguin Hotel, Miami Beach
Very Good8.0
The rooms are much smaller than advertised. The hallway was hot.
Kenya, us1 night trip
The Penguin Hotel, Miami Beach
The location was great! But everything else was terrible! The breakfast was not free(THE BREAKFAST WAS HORRIBLE) we had a resort fee that we had to pay $100 for 3 days. That covered breakfast and wifi. THEY ADVERTISE IT AS FREE! The room was hideous looked nothing like the pics on the internet. CHANDLER DIRTY! REALLY SMALL ROOM THE PICS THEY ADVERTISE WITH ARE PHOTO SHOPPED TO MAKE THE ROOM LOOK BIG. IT'S NOT!!!!:(((( THE LAST PIC IN MY REVIEW IS WHAT MY ROOM SHOULD OF LOOKED LIKE!!!! WHEN I TOLD THE man at the front desk the room I got was nothing like the room I saw on the reservation. He said that was a different type of room. It wasn't my room was the same but substandard. I WANTED TO CHECK OUT HOWEVER I HAD ALREADY PAID UPFRONT AND WOULD HAD ANY KIND OF REFUND FOR THE UNUSED NIGHTS. SO WE STAYED. AFTER ALL THIS WAS OUR ONCE A YEAR VACATION. WE STOPED IN MIAMI BEFORE GOING ON A CRUISE. The room was 12 x 17 really small. they had construction going on in the hallway. WINDOWS IN ROOM DIRTY. It was musty due to the sparkling they were doing . The shower head didn't work right when we addressed with the front desk the man there was really rude. The daytime manager did give us credit for one day of resort fee. We paid around $700 for three days BAD CHOICE!!!!!!
A Traveler, us3 night trip
The Penguin Hotel, Miami Beach
Very Good8.0
Penguin hotel stay April 2018
Rooms are clean and neat, smaller than the usual but this is on ocean Drive and expected to be smaller. Staff was great bartender goes the extra mile. Expect to pay a resort fee but that goes for all properties in this area. Ours was $22 that covered the both of us and got us a drink and breakfast.
E John, us1 night trip

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