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“A South Beach Classic” 4 of 5 stars
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The Park Central
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   640 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, FL 33139   |  
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Ranked #91 of 203 Hotels in Miami Beach
Leeds, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“A South Beach Classic”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

This was our 4th stay at the park Central and as usual it didn't disappoint, the room was again lovely with a new, wall-mounted flat screen TV and a large, sumptuous bed. My only criticism would be that I think it is about time the bathrooms were upgraded, the shower is wall-mounted over a bath and I would have preferred a stand-alone shower, doing away with the Bath all together.
That being said, we really enjoyed The Park Central again, the staff were attentive and when called the reception for anything it was seen to in minutes.
The concierge got us a reservation at one of South Beach's top restaurants and cannot be thanked enough.
Overall? --- Brilliant!!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

This art-deco hotel has very nice rooms. But be sure you ask one with seaview, so that means the expensive rooms in the front of the building, or the other rooms at the higher floors. When you are down low, you can end up with a view of the alley next to the hotel. The hotel is on Ocean Drive, so ideal for beach, food and just hanging around Miami Beach. The parking which the hotel offers is good, five minutes from the hotel and a quick get-a-way from Miami Beach. The food of the restaurant is great. The pool is rather small, looks much bigger on the internet. The rooftop terrace is nice, but not spectacular. The beds are good, the bathroom is small, but stylish and complete. The staff is nice, easy-going and relaxed. The free fruit at the counter, where you get your beachtowels for the reserved beds on the beach, are a nice touch. Yes, we had a great week here and would love to go back.

Room Tip: Higher floors have better views.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

This is the second time we stayed at Park Central. The first time (2 years ago) was "ok" but the building seemed kind of "tired." We stayed again because we needed a room with 2 beds and had trouble finding anything that's was affordable. Park Central was so much less expensive that we were steeling ourselves for a disaster. Not the case at all! The room was large, spotless, with two queen sized beds. We were located on the 6th floor, right near the roof deck. Linens and towels seemed brand new. Employees were gracious and welcoming. Location is great, right across the park from the beach. We were very happy with our choice and will be back!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012 via mobile

Yes it's an old hotel - many period features mean things are old and are not new - but - great location in the Art Deco section - staff have been helpful and polite. food is good in the restaurant. Good value and it's on Ocean Drive South Beach - cant get much better. Highly recommended. Room 403 was quiet and very efficient aircon. Very clean.

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

This hotel is in the heart of South Beach action. Our first real impression was the dimly lit, somewhat dingy looking hallway but I understand that they are trying to keep with the golden years time period so that can be shrugged off. Our room was a nice surprise: comfortable bed, clean, fabulous TV and spacious. I think this place grew on us since we staid 5 nights here because our plans to go to Key West had to be cancelled due to the hurricane. I haven't staid in any of the other hotels along the Ocean Ave strip but Park Central seemed above all the others in this section. If you are looking for a fancy roof deck and pool, this hotel is not the right pick but they do have both.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

I can't say thank you enough to the staff at The Park Central. During what could have been a stressful time, an impending hurricane, they showed so much consideration to us and between this and their lovely hotel and convenient location, we were able to make the best out of a rainy, windy situation.

First, the hotel. We had a lovely corner room - worth the $50 upgrade. It was large, on the 6th floor and had a view of the beach and the entire strip, north and southbound. Though this is an old Art Deco hotel, the room was modern in terms of great linens and huge flat screen tv. The bathroom had its original lovely pink and black tile with loads of mirrors and original mirrored medicine cabinet. In this upgraded room, there was also a small window in the bathroom as well. We were very please with this room. I should mention that parking is $20 a day and is in a public lot about a block behind the hotel. Easy to access and we could come and go as we pleased, though we didn't need to car very much.

What made this experience great was the hotel staff. From check in to check out, everyone went out of their way to lend a hand, smile and say hello. During the storm, our room windows and walls were leaking, leaving a wet mess on the carpets. They offered us another room and we declined, so they sent towels, a handyman and their apologizes. The morning that we went to check out, they were ready for us and the sweet manager apologized yet again and waived the upgrade fee entirely! What a nice unexpected surprise and it made this rainy trip a little less grim. I would stay at Park Central any time I'm in Miami. Its that good.

Room Tip: Pay the upgrade and get Room 606. One of the locals mentioned that its the room that Anne Rice house...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

After spending our last vacation in Miami in a 5 Star right up the street, we decided to try a hotel closer to the action. Well we found it at The Park Central! The staff is so friendly and accommodating we could hardly believe it. The Park Central is a boutique hotel. It's not a modern style luxury hotel but once you're in, we felt at home. We really liked the interesting art deco design with all the modern amenities. From free Wifi virtually anywhere on the hotel property to the widescreen tv in the room a pool and lounge chairs (included) on the beach, we really couldn't ask for more. Also, being so close to shopping, especially during tropical storm Issac, we could easily get any supplies we wanted. Special thanks goes to the staff at The Park Central who were there to 'follow our every whim.' Front desk: Keysha, Sharon Fatima in house keeping. Many thanks!

Room Tip: The rooms from the 5th have no obstructions. Below the 5th, you may be viewing a wall.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Park Central

Address: 640 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, FL 33139
Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#64 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Park Central 3*
Number of rooms: 127
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