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The Penguin Hotel, Miami Beach

3-star3 stars
1418 Ocean DrMiami BeachFL33139United States of America
Boutique hotel on Ocean Drive with ocean views.
  • Free continental breakfast and free WiFi
Great location
Bar and Beverages
Bar is awesome
Fantastic service
Tasty breakfast
424See all 424 reviews
From 1,271 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

The Penguin Hotel, Miami Beach

from $135
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  • xxNot in use
  • Room, Ocean View
  • Standard Room Single
  • Oceancorner 2 Queens
  • Room Assigned at Check In
  • Traditional Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Traditional Room, 1 King Bed
  • Suite, 1 King Bed, Terrace, Sea View
  • Suite, 1 King Bed, Ocean View
  • Suite, Ocean View
  • Exclusive Suite, 1 King Bed, Terrace, Ocean View
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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 continental 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 café 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.

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-minute walk)
  • Lummus Park Beach (9-minute walk)
  • Lincoln Road Mall (16-minute walk)
  • Miami Beach Cinematheque (8-minute walk)
  • New World Center (12-minute walk)
  • Flamingo Park (13-minute walk)
  • Miami Beach Convention Center (16-minute 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 424 reviews

The Penguin Hotel, Miami Beach
Very Good8.0
Great value hotel in high rent district
Very nice place to stay...for the money. Not a fancy hotel, but very clean with helpful staff and what you get is location, location, location at a relatively affordable price. A great value hole...just do not expect many frills. There are some frills such as a daily complementary continental breakfast, welcome drinks, and complementary water bottles each day.
Michael, us4 night trip
The Penguin Hotel, Miami Beach
Find someplace else
First time on Ocean Drive as we usually stay further up on the beach. Thought for a boutique hotel this would have been a better experience. Saving grace was the great breakfast. Room was small with full length mirror on wall that had glass that should be replaced. The light fixture over the bed had 5 bulbs but only one worked. In-room safe did not work because batteries were dead. Had to swap out batteries from TV remote to make dinner reservation on time. Got more batteries when we came back after dinner. TV remote was flaky at best but the TV was the worst. Needs to be replaced. When the screen is on it looks like someone sat on it. Thought there was a roof top patio only to find out it was only for the suite. Our ocean view was ocean facing... it should say street view. Bed was comfy, bathroom small, had to wear sandals in room because the floor was dirty. Only electrical plugs to use were one in bathroom and one on mirror / TV wall. Had to have phone/ipads sitting on the floor. Many people had their bags stored at checkout and they all ended up in a bathroom off the restaurant for holding. While all staff were friendly, this hotel is dated and should not be charging the rates that are listed. I appreciate they are right on the strip, but its basically a dollar motel in a great area. But the breakfast was good.
A Traveler, us2 night trip
The Penguin Hotel, Miami Beach
only had one issue
overall great hotel but the internet sucks and goes thru a content filtering service that blocks sites like netflix.
A Traveler, us2 night trip
The Penguin Hotel, Miami Beach
Very Good8.0
friendly staff
holly, us3 night romance trip
The Penguin Hotel, Miami Beach
Very Good8.0
Great staff/service, but street construction bad
The hotel itself was’great. Everyone was friendly, the room was small, but comfortable and clean, and the location is unbeatable. The only down side is that the construction in the area is horrible and all of it can be heard in the room, starting around 8am. We were on the ground floor, do that may have made a difference in terms of the amount of noise that could be heard. I’d definitely stay there again, but I may ask for a higher floor next time.
A Traveler, us1 night romance trip

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