With a setting on historic Ocean Drive and trendy interiors, the Penguin Hotel seamlessly blends the old with the new.
This hotel has secured a close-to-the-action spot on Miami’s world-famous Ocean Drive. Restaurants, bars and historic buildings roll out from its doorstep. And it’s just a minute’s stroll from the beach.
You might be in the middle of the Art Deco district, but this place is modern to a T. Rooms are inspired by nature – think pebble wallpaper, marble countertops and glass chandeliers.
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The Purple Penguin Bar
Shake Your Penguin - that's the signature cocktail of the Purple Penguin Bar. Located in the lobby for easy access, the bar brings the nightlife of Miami to your doorstep. There's a friendly and laidback atmosphere - and it's perfect for fresh juices and speciality cocktails.
The Purple Penguin Café
Breakfast. lunch and dinner served in an al fresco beach setting - the perfect pitstop after a day out. The café serves a range of American favourites. From waffles to burgers, sandwiches and muchmore, there's sure to be something to suit all tastebuds.
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Double rooms here are bight thanks to large floral-inspired feature walls. Each comes with free Wi-Fi, a plasma TV and a safe.
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Reference for a bad hotel
Just remembered that I stayed at this place about six months ago. This since my fiancÃ© and I nowadays use it as a reference as "lousy hotel". I'm always looking to cut costs since she is the expensive one and I try to keep up with the spendings. This gave us an experience in bad smells, no air passing through the room what so ever and a quick checkout within a few lousy hours of nearly sleep. The whole place is easiest described as a duct taped desperate last straw to keep the 80's strong. Or at least smells and whatnot from that time. Don't be cheap as I tried to be. This place is just not worth it and we ended up with lots of trouble getting our money back. I hope this saved some poor sucker a horrible experience. You're welcome.More
Clean and Comfortable! Loved it!
Room was clean. Bed was comfortable. View of the ocean spectacular. Staff really went the extra-mile to make our stay memorable. Every staff member gave 110%! Breakfast was great. The cafe in the lobby and on the sidewalk served delicious food at reasonable prices. I highly recommend the Penguin Hotel without reservation.More
Close to the beach relaxing
I stayed at the Penguin last year Mother's Day weekend. When I got there I was kind of disappointed because I was told I had to leave a deposit but the the clerk there spoke to the manager and I wasn't charged the full deposit. My room was on the first floor, I only had a bed and table with a bathroom but I liked it. It was quite and cozy and the tv was viewable. I didn't have any issues the staff was always nice and the housekeeper I had always keep my room well stocked with fresh towels. I ate breakfast at the penguin the breakfast was good. The front desk clerk was really helpful when I had to check out he gave me excellent advice and I saved money on transportation home! I booked the Penguin next month for Mother's Day weekend again.More
Lovely breakfast place
We had breakfast here the morning we were leaving Miami - the food was excellent, not too expensive and the service was brilliant. Shame we only found it the morning we were leaving but we would definitely recommend it!More
amazing place to stay
ok all of you people that complain about this hotel you really don't know what you want. we just got back from south beach and Penguin is an awesome place to stay. we had a corner ocean view room and the view was great to wake up to. the room was very clean and the bathroom was spotless, the staff was amazing they even give you a welcome drink. and the breakfast that many of you complain about is great too. you have 6 choices bagel with cream cheese, oatmeal with milk, pastry of the day, cereal, parfei and pancakes. these are all served with scrambled eggs, toast and a choice of bacon, sausage or ham. also daily fruit and juice and coffee. seriously u cant even eat it all. I only have one complain. when I ordered my ribeye steak I asked for the fatty steak and they brought me opposite all trimmed to nothing so I had a skinny dinner.lol But really stay at this place the location is awesome the room is awesome the breakfast is awesome the staff is awesome. would come back anytime.. GO PENGUIN!!!More
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