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1 room, 2 adults

The Penguin Hotel, Miami Beach, United States of America

3.5-star3.5 stars
Great for families

Good to know

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • On beach
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
1418 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL, 33139, United States of America

3.5-star beachfront hotel with restaurant, near Ocean Drive
  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast and free WiFi
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Free cribs/infant beds
    • On beach
    • Free WiFi
    • Refrigerator
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  • Rooms were really small. Don’t expect to spread out. Clean and convenient Aug 8, 2020
  • Clean. Smelled fresh in room. Friendly staff. Great location. Only issue I had was…Aug 1, 2020

The Penguin Hotel, Miami Beach, United States of America

from NZ$117
  • 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
  • Ocean Corner Room 1 King Bed

What’s around The Penguin Hotel, Miami Beach, United States of America


  • In South Beach
  • Ocean Drive - 1 min walk
  • Miami Beach Boardwalk - 1 min walk
  • Collins Avenue Shopping Area - 12 min walk
  • Lincoln Road Mall - 12 min walk
  • Miami Beach Convention Center - 19 min walk
  • Miami Beach Marina - 28 min walk
  • Lummus Park Beach - 3 min walk

Getting around

  • Miami Intl. Airport (MIA) - 18 min drive
  • Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood Intl. Airport (FLL) - 38 min drive
  • Miami, FL (MPB-Public Seaplane Base) - 8 min drive
  • Miami, FL (OPF-Opa Locka Executive) - 34 min drive
  • Miami Airport Station - 14 min drive
  • Hialeah Market Station - 16 min drive
  • Miami Station - 20 min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

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


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-7:00 AM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
If you are planning to arrive after 11:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18
  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Up to 2 children 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 *

Payment types at the property

Other information

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

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
Things to do
  • Beach towels
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1948
  • Elevator
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Assistive listening devices available
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board
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
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


La Cerveceria De Barro - This beachfront restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Happy hour is offered.

The Penguin Hotel, Miami Beach, United States of America’s small print

Also known as

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


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and window guards on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

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

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

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.

Deposit: USD 150 per stay

  • 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
  • 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 (subject to availability, amount varies)

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

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

Rollaway beds are available for USD 20 per day

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

FAQs for The Penguin Hotel, Miami Beach, United States of America

  • Does The Penguin Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, The Penguin Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at The Penguin Hotel?
    Yes. Valet parking costs USD 35.00 per day.
  • Are pets allowed at The Penguin Hotel?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Penguin Hotel?
    You can check in from 3:00 PM to 7:00 AM. There's a charge for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability). Check-out time is 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability).
  • Are there restaurants at or near The Penguin Hotel?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include lure fishbar (7-min walk), aroma espresso bar (8-min walk), and Grillfish (10-min walk).

Recent reviews

Good 7.8 From 669 reviews

Very good 8.0
When I checked in I was given a room that was occupied. I opened the door and walked in on 3 men. It all worked out, but never had that happen before. The front desk woman fixed the situation. Room was very clean...seemed weird the bed didn't have a headboard, or even one on the wall. The wall paper on the wall behind the bed was kind of cut here and there making it look...dumpy. The blind didn't/wouldn't come all the way down to the windowsill on one of the windows, so I had an alley light coming in during the night, made the room quite bright...the blind should be fixed. Besides that the room was quite clean, the bathroom was nice. The pillows were awful, but the bed was great. There should be explicit directions on how one can access the pool and the breakfast...the woman at the front desk described it quickly and I had no idea where it was. Besides that, I had a very pleasant stay. I don't think I would stay again simply because the wallpaper/headboard/blind thing really made it seem like a dump. I guess I couldn't get passed it. It seems those things could be fixed quite easily. The location is superb. The cost was fine.
us1 night business trip
Very good 8.0
Excellent stay
Great location, short walk to beach and restaurants! Great breakfast and service?
Evelyn, us4 night family trip
Poor 2.0
Access streets closed. Police did not allowed us to be able to check in due to curfew.
Julie, us1 night trip
Very good 8.0
My stay was great, the hotel was nice, staff was friendly,location was great. We were given drink ,and breakfast vouchers which was pretty cool. Everything is walking distance and south beach is across the street.
Charnieka, us3 night trip
Very good 8.0
Location is key
Rooftop pool very small but location is amazing. Mexican restaurant food not great.
us3 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great place
Great location. Room exceeded our expectations. Very easy check in and check out.
Mark, us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Amazing little Hotel
Amazing location as it on ocean drive strip but seems to be louder closer to the middle of the strip. front desk was amazing and friendly. our was small but clean and washroom was clean and good shower. we don’t spend time in there except for showering and sleeping so it was all we needed. rooftop pool is at a sister hotel but only a 2 minute walk. very convenient. would recommend to anyone
Greg, ca2 night trip
Good 6.0
Room was fine, bed was comfortable. Road noise was very loud and windows leak when the wind is blowing creating a whistle and wind tunnel sound which gets louder as the wind increases.
Steven, us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Excellent location, at the beach, near a lot of restaurants. Good amenities, nice and clean hotel room. Would certainly come back.
us2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
South Beach
The hotel was clean and comfortable. The staff was exceptionally helpful and very friendly. I would definitely recommend it.
Lauren, us1 night trip with friends

The Penguin Hotel, Miami Beach, United States of America

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