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The Penguin Hotel

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
Great location
Bar and Beverages
Bar is awesome
Tasty breakfast
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The Penguin Hotel

from £150
  • 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

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
  • Built in 1948
  • 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
  • Fridge
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Purple Penguin Cafe – This beachfront café specialises in fusion cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Happy hour is offered.

The Penguin Hotel’s small print

Also known as

  • Penguin Hotel Miami Beach
  • Penguin Hotel
  • Penguin 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


  • 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)
  • Fillmore Miami Beach (13-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 445 reviews

The Penguin Hotel
Condensation, rude staff and overcharged.
The staff were very rude at times, they were unclear on taxes and which card they would charge and went ahead and charged my card anyway. Then when I complained they added a charge for room damage that did not exist. The included breakfast it not nice at all. Save yourself some stress and do not stay here.
Ryan, gb2 night romance trip
The Penguin Hotel
Very Good8.0
Good value for money!
The hotel is very well located. Internet reception is not very good in the rooms.
A Traveller, gb3 night business trip
The Penguin Hotel
Great location / average hotel
I have mixed views about the Penguin: On check-in I was annoyed to find that there was a daily $19 'resort fee' - I had seen this on the website but assumed it was local tax, in fact it was just an opportunity to top up the nightly rate by charging for items I either didn't want or would expect to be included - in no particular order 'free' wifi, welcome drinks on first night, breakfast, beach towels - I strongly feel that the wifi should be free and the rest should be optional (or included in the price). The public areas of the hotel were pretty shabby - though some works were being undertaken on the upper floors. To be fair my room was lovely and looked like it had recently been refurbished but my friend's room was very scruffy and when he complained the staff were uninterested. The staff were very variable in their customer service - the really tall bar-lady was lovely, but most of the rest were unhelpful or rude. When we ordered our 'free' drinks we found that we should have been given a voucher and the waitress refused to even take our order until the missing receptionist had been found to verify it; when we wanted beach towels and there was a queue of people checking out, the bar man who was in the reception and within reach of the towels refused to pass them over - despite them being issued with no signing in/out matching to room numbers. On the one morning we bothered with the 'free' breakfast we were presented with a bill for the gratuity we ignored it!
Michael, gb5 night trip with friends
The Penguin Hotel
Very Good8.0
Great value hotel
Amazing location on south beach. Room great for a family of four for a couple of days and included breakfast is a bonus. Yes some parts of the hotel are rather tired but you really can't beat this location for the price.
Claire, gb2 night romance trip
The Penguin Hotel
Best Experience a Hotel can offer
This hotel was the best experience of my life the rooftop was so amazing, the room was so clean and the continental breakfast is too die for, the customer service was excellent I will be back to experience this hospitality thank u penguin hotel don’t change!
David, us1 night trip with friends

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