Ratings based on 1,018 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.4 out of 5
81% of guests recommend
3.7 Room cleanliness
3.4 Service & staff
3.3 Room comfort
3.2 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler

We will book this place again!

Posted Jul 22, 2015
Pros: Location and atmosphere
Cons: Can't really think of anything.
Location: It's close to central Ocean Drive, so it's in the middle of everything. We never needed our car. We walked everywhere we wanted to go!
We wanted to stay on the beach in South Beach, but we didn't want to pay the huge price. We found The Penguin for a fraction of the cost, and booked it through Expedia. When we got there, we were at first disappointed because it said "on the beach" but it was actually across the street on Ocean Dr. However, we ended up being completely happy and satisfied with our choice. The hotel was a quaint, boutique hotel with a 1950s feel. The staff was very helpful and friendly. It was directly across from a public bathroom and a short walk to the beach. It was in the middle of EVERYTHING and we loved it! The bartender suggested we go to Espanola Way and Lincoln Mall. That was a great recommendation. We would never have known about those places had he not told us! We will be back!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Atlanta, GA

Fun, Hotel in Heart of So. Beach Historical Area

Posted Jul 20, 2015
Pros: Oceanfront location, great hotel restaurant and bar, fairly quiet, historical charm, helpful staff
Cons: room was very clean but smelled strongly of bleach, small bathroom, wish it had a swimming pool
Location: Beach right across the street, dozens of restaurants and shops within ten minute walk, good bar and restaurant right in the Penguin
We enjoyed our stay at the Penguin, where the beach is right across the street and dozens of restaurants and shops line Ocean Drive all around it.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Great location across from beach and eateries

Posted Jul 17, 2015
Pros: Walkable
Cons: More towels in room needed to be provided. No info for bus to downtown Miami As traffic is bad
Very clean which is most important to me. Nice pleasant staff! NEGATIVES no pool no hotel activities Pricey Valet parking Hotels Service fee should be optional as it in includes breakfast
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Students
by A verified traveler from Brooklyn, NY

Great location, super friendly staff, clean rooms.

Posted Jul 17, 2015
This hotel is not luxurious by any means but it gets the job done. If you're looking for an affordable place to stay right near south beach within walking distant of all major attractions, this is it! The hotel was clean and the staff was really nice and helpful. Those two things are more important to me than other details and thus, I highly recommend this place for an affordable and casual stay in Miami especially if you plan on spending the majority of your vacation outside of your room (as you should when in SB!).
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from brw

Dingy hotel, great location

Posted Jul 13, 2015
Although it had been recently remodeled, tee pictures make the hotel look significantly nicer than it was. Nothing was outright dirty, room was clean, but it was dingy. A fresh coat of white paint would have helped. However, the location could not have been any better!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Los Angeles, CA

In a nice location

Posted Jul 3, 2015
Pros: The location is very close to the beach, Collins St & Lincoln Mall
Cons: staff customer to be friendlier
Location: shop at the lincoln mall, eat at nearby restaurants, swim at the beach, stroll at the park
This hotel is ok for the price we paid for. The restaurant staff could be more friendlier, otherwise the front desk staff and housekeeping staff are very friendly. The elevator need fixing particularly the smell when you're inside it.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Rio de Janeiro

Recomento

Posted Jun 24, 2015
Pros: Localização
Cons: O café da manhã
Hotel super bem localizado em Miami Beach. De frente pra praia e perto do point da cidade. Apesar de ter ficado em um apartamento no térreo, não havia barulho. Possui atendentes que falam inglês e espanhol e te ajudam no que for necessário. O café da manhã é pre estipulado e todos os dias possuem as mesmas opções. As opções não são muito refinadas e fartas mas atendem bem.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Great view, close to beach and restaurants.

Posted Jun 14, 2015
This was a 45th Wedding Anniversary present for my parents and they loved it! They went golfing, to the beach, walked to shops and restaurants. The view was beautiful from the room, room was nice and clean, bed was comfortable- and they said it looked like the hotel had just been renovated recently. Breakfast was included, plated, not buffet and had a very nice selection. I am very happy with my choice for them!
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Woshington DC

Weak stuff, weak service. Food and room are so so.

Posted Jun 11, 2015
Pros: Location
Cons: Nothing
Location: Ocean.
Weak stuff, weak service. Food and room are so so.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Mourmelon

Hotel accueillant, proche de la plage

Posted Jun 10, 2015
Bonne expérience: proche de la plage et pas loin de la mer.