The Penguin Hotel is the perfect choice for those travelers who aren’t high maintenance and don’t expect many amenities – you know, those of us who prefer to spend our hard-earned vacation money on shopping, dining at the best restaurants in South Florida and of course, South Beach’s fantastic nightlife. And as an added bonus, this is the best location on the strip!
The Penguin Hotel is located across from the beach and approximately eight miles from Miami International Airport. Local attractions include downtown Miami, Bayside Mall, Miami Beach Convention Center and the Cruise Ship Port of Miami. Designed by legendary architect Henry Hohauser in 1948, this three-story boutique hotel, originally named the Golden Dawn, offers 44 renovated (albeit still on the small side) guest rooms in addition to the penthouse suite, which features a rooftop solarium.
Modern guest room amenities include Satellite TV, voice mail, data ports, mini refrigerators, in-room safes, laundry/valet service, multilingual staff, wake-up calls, concierge, limited room service, translation services, car rentals, gift shop and hair salon. And as a quaint reminder that this is a historic landmark you can expect wall air-conditioning systems (a bit noisy, but they do the job!).
In addition, deluxe guest rooms feature tile floors, 30″ flat screen LCD TVs, hair dryers and irons with ironing boards. Bathrooms include Italian marble counter top, deep soak jet-tub, glass doors and rain showers. All rooms have electronic door locks, smoke detectors and sprinkler systems. Guests will enjoy access to a private, secluded garden and wading pool at the President Hotel, which is adjacent to the Penguin Hotel. The Front Porch Café & Restaurant, which is said to have the best breakfast in South Beach, is now located half a block north.
• On Ocean Drive
• 3 blocks to Lincoln Road
• 5 blocks to Convention Center