$64 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: May 26, 2015 Check-out: May 28, 2015

Penguin Hotel

3 stars
View map of 1418 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Hotel Overview

Ratings and reviews for Penguin Hotel

Overall score

3.1 / 5
5.01.0
120 out of 120
Amenities:
2.6
Cleanliness:
3.6
Hotel staff:
3.5
Comfort:
3.3
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.5

68% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Lost In St Pete
Business
Sydney, Australia
May 12, 2009

An Interesting Place

I needed a place that offered easy access to the beach and convenience to eating and going out places. The hotel is ideal for those. The price was very comfortable but the reception staff was offering $199 per night over the telephone for the weekend and that was ridiculous. The facilities are not worth that. When we arrived in the room our feet got dirty from walking around in the room. I had to ask housekeeping to wipe the floors which was not done till next day. There are no electrical sockets in the room. You have to unplug the bed lights to get access. Guys, this is a budget hotel and as such it is good value for money and has a great location. If you are paying more than what feels budget, you should look for a place further along the street or nearby.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Beach is across the street and nightlife all around the place, very close by.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Bucketlip
Business
Pittsburgh, PA
May 9, 2009

"Great location, good value!"

From check in to check out, we were very pleased. The friendly staff was very accomodating and helpful. There is a restaurant on the front porch which always has a line waiting - a tribute to their food and staff......delicious ice tea!!! The room was small and had a quirky decor (wall murals and mirrors)just like the photos on Orbitz. We would recommend a stay. Check out the ceiling on the first floor hall and the penguins in the elevator!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
SOBE Diva
Business
New Haven, CT
Apr 29, 2009

Cute Hotel

The location was great. The rooms are a little small but if your only sleeping there who cares..right? For the money it was a great deal, right across the street from the beach! I would stay at this hotel again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Penguin Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
bob arruba
Business
Holland NY
Apr 23, 2009

Have to remember "you're on the strip"

Great strip location (comes with noise)Did not spend much time in smaller than average but clean & accomodating room. View was great. Having the "Front Porch Cafe" at the doorstep was great. Friendly staff, both hotel & cafe. Could be a step on two faster in the cafe, especially when you need a drink. Steps to the beach, cabs, bus, dining & drinks. Price was great, doubt that is the norm.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Be bold & get the attention of a server or else you could go thirsty. 17% tip included, but you can alter to suit.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
NYC Road Warrior
Business
New York
Mar 27, 2009

Hidden Fees

Great rate but hidden fees. Upon check in management will ask for a $200.00 additional security deposit on top of the booking rate through Orbitz. This will slow your departure since management must send someone to personally inspect the room prior to checkout and release of deposit. The room was actually nice but based on the Orbitz rate your are placed in the back of the hotel facing the alley.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Stephanie R.
Business
Madison, WI
Mar 3, 2009

Awesome hotel for the price

THis hotel was great. The staff was extremely friendly and the rooms were very beautiful. Although the hotel doesn't have a pool, it is right scross the street from the ocean so it is not a big deal. I definitely would recommend eating at the Front Porcj Cafe. Their food is delicious. Overall, a great hotel..I will definitely be coming back!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
USA
Jun 23, 2008

very family friendy

close to beach, breakfast very good,room clean.close to every thing. poor parking

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Newark, NJ
Mar 18, 2008

Young and Fun

The rooms and hallway were really fun and suitable for the area and clientel that would be staying there

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Very close to nightlife

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Review of Penguin Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Newark, NJ
Mar 18, 2008

Young and Fun

The rooms and hallway were really fun and suitable for the area and clientel that would be staying there

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Very close to nightlife

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Review of Penguin Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Houston, TX
Feb 4, 2008

My review of Penguin Hotel

I like everything of the hotel.it is a lie of everything what the others say

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

The caf? next door has the best breakfast in town. Make sure you try the guayin

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