The Cutest ‘Penguin’ on Miami Beach

If you have been to Miami Beach at least once in your life, you would remember that Ocean Drive Street is the heart and center of all the attractions and excitements on South Beach with its prime location that connects you to the world-renowned beaches. 

If you take a walk along Ocean Drive, you will come across refreshingly renovated and light blue-colored four-store hotel on 14th street and Ocean Drive intersection. Now, you will immediately recognize that it is the ‘Penguin’ hotel just by observing the Penguin butlers on the outdoor porch. The past and present guests can not have enough of the cute butlers that greet you throughout the hotel with their irresistible cuteness and charm. 

The guests are usually ecstatic about Penguin Hotel’s location because you can discover all that you can see and visit in Miami Beach by just taking a walk. You can just walk to the following places from Penguin Hotel just to name a few: 

  • Beach - Less than 1 minute
  • Lummus Park – Less than 1 minute
  • Mango’s Tropical Café – Less than 1 minute
  • Española Way – Less than 2 minutes
  • Lincoln Mall – Less than 10 minutes
  • Miami Beach Convention Center – Less than 10 minutes 
  • South Pointe Park – Less than 15 minutes 

However, make no mistake of assuming that cuteness and prime location are all the hotel offers. The Penguin Hotel offers variety of key amenities to its guests and strives to provide an excellent hospitality. Its standard amenities include flat screen TV, individually controlled air conditioning unit, alarm clock, phone with voicemail, compact refrigerator, iron and ironing board, hair dryer, complimentary toiletries and shower combination. Furthermore, the hotel offers highly valuable amenities on top of the standard amenities with its resort fee. The additional amenities include full buffet breakfast, welcome drinks, beach towels, Wi-Fi, bottles of water in the room daily, unlimited local calls, and in-room safe.  

Penguin Hotel also has rich and diverse history that is inseparable from Miami Beach history. Initially named as the Golden Dawn Hotel, Penguin Hotel was built in 1948 with a design from famous Art Deco designer Henry Hohauser. The building features “Horizontality” as a prominent element throughout the structure, with overhanging strip windows and a horizontal railing located on front facade. As mandated by City of Miami Beach, the outer structure of the hotel has never been changed since its inception, while the hotel have received significant renovations internally over the years, the latest being in 2018.