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The Park Central
Ranked #134 of 212 Hotels in Miami Beach
Reviewed October 8, 2013

It was only one night but it was fantastic.

We'd booked two a week holiday with a night in Miami, a 6 night cruise followed by a week in Clearwater Beach. We didn't particularly choose this Hotel as it was booked on the recommendation of the agent. (Virgin Holidays Abingdon.

We'd had the usual 9 hour flight from London and took ages getting through the formalities at Miami Airport. They had a big sign saying budget cuts had meant staff cuts and that meant you have to wait longer. Thanks!

We'd just about had enough by the time our taxi reached Ocean Drive.

Then we realised that it was Saturday night and everyone was out strolling or cruising. What an atmosphere. I think our mood started to change at that moment.

We entered the lobby and went to Reception.What a welcome!. I don't remember being greeted by such jovial, friendly and helpful people. we checked in and went up to the room. We weren't checked in as a seaview room but we were on the south side and could see out over the pool and terrace and across Ocean Drive and the beach to the sea. The room was comfy and spacious and although the original Art Deco features were there as we'd expected, there was no lack of modern creature comforts.

Next morning we went up to the roof terrace. What a stunning panorama. We could even see across to the Cruise Port which was our destination later that morning (6 nights on the Carnival Breeze to look forward to).

The staff were amazing. They took time to chat and answer questions. That and the Hotel's magical Art Deco features and atmosphere got us into holiday mood right away.

If you're looking for a classic Art Deco place on South Beach you won't beat this one.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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PCHotelManager, Operations Manager at The Park Central, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to review the Park Central Hotel Miami Beach. The staff will certainly be recognized for their amazing service. We are delighted to know that your 1 night stay was so magical. We appreciate your kind words and would love to serve you again very soon.

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Reviewed October 7, 2013

kiesha at the front desk is always a sight, wanted to stay in the exact room that I had styed in on previous stays but unfortunately it was occupied so after maybe 10 to 20 minutes of moving some things around she gave me a room that fit my needs perfectly. she continues to be the reason I return time and time again a true asset

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled solo
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PCHotelManager, Operations Manager at The Park Central, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2013

Thank you for taking a moment to review the Park Central Hotel Miami Beach. I am delighted to know Keisha was able to accommodate your request. We appreciate your kind words and look forward to seeing you again!

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Reviewed October 7, 2013

This hotel is located in the heart of Miami South Beach. Location is perfect for South Beach and you certainly feel like you've stepped into a time warp with all the fabulous Art Deco hotels on Ocean Drive and most of them maintain many of its original features. The hotel, we were a family of 4 staying for 4 nights and we chose this for location and price. For value for money, I would most definately score this a 4, if I had paid much more then a good 3! It's not a 5 star hotel and it never confesses to be. The staff are great, courteous, friendly, approachable and ever so helpful. They organised trips for us, gave advice on the baseball (which we always love doing when in the US) and made our trip special and memorable. If you're on a budget then this hotel is a must and don't forget it's all about the location, location, location!!!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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PCHotelManager, Operations Manager at The Park Central, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2013

Thank you for taking a moment to review the Park Central Hotel Miami Beach. I am delighted to learn you loved our location as well as the service provided. The staff will be recognized for being so courteous and friendly with your family. We appreciate your kind words and look forward to seeing you very soon.

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Reviewed October 1, 2013

This hotel,is located on Ocean Drive, in the heart of Miami South Beach. You couldn't wish for a better location. The hotel,is in the iconic Art Deco style and maintains many of its original features. The minute you enter, you feel a sense of quality. The valet parking and check in is both efficient and effective. You,have a bus boy to help with your luggage who gives you a description of the hotel and its facilities. Our room was beautiful. In the Art Deco style,very stylish and chique and, in our case with a partial ocean view. The bathroom maintained its original tiling which was good to see. The hotel is located over the road from the beautiful beach where you have complementary sun loungers. We chose to dine at then hotel's restaurant. The quality and service was top notch and the prices reasonable. I would certainly recommend this as a place to eat.

The many shops and restaurants are on your door step. Miami South Beach is a very vibrant location which is fun and feels safe. We loved it and we would have no hesitation is recommending this hotel to anyone wanting to visit South Beach. Excellent!

Room Tip: And ocean view or (as we specified) a partial ocean view is a nice touch
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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PCHotelManager, Operations Manager at The Park Central, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to review the Park Central Hotel Miami Beach. Park Central staff will certainly be recognized for their amazing service specially the bus boy who gave you a description of the hotel and its facilities. We appreciate your kind words and look forward to serving you very soon.

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Reviewed September 26, 2013

Drop in the evening and you could be mistaken for thinking you are back in the 1930's. Great lighting, period features give a great atmosphere. That apart a superb location to all Ocean Drive sights and the of course the Beach. An excellent bar and helpful staff made for a very pleasant stay.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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PCHotelManager, Operations Manager at The Park Central, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2013

Thank you for taking a moment to review the Park Central Hotel Miami Beach. I am delighted to learn that we were able to make you feel welcome and as you stated "back in the 1930's". We appreciate your kind words and look forward to seeing you again!

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Reviewed September 22, 2013

I stayed here on July 4, 2013, the night prior to the departure of my cruise. The view from my room was delightful: a direct shot across Ocean Drive to the Atlantic Ocean. Although the typical celebratory street sounds abounded, they were barely audible through my second story room.

Speaking of the room, the ambiance was cozy and classically "Scar Face-" like. I particularly enjoyed lounging in the down-laden bed in my spa robe while falling asleep to a documentary playing on the large, flat-screen television set. :-)

Aside from the clean amenities, I was pleasantly surprised that the staff was so efficient in accommodating for any need that I had. This is a rarity in South Beach!

Unfortunately, I did not find the included continental breakfast to be a pleasing meal. Offering only a bread (toast, bagel or English muffin), fruit, juice and coffee/tea, an instant sugar spike was imminent. I had to order another pricey breakfast, so as to get necessary nourishment!

Overall, I would, however, recommend staying at this property. :-)

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled on business
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PCHotelManager, Operations Manager at The Park Central, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2013

Thank you for taking a moment to review the Park Central Hotel Miami Beach. I am delighted to learn you had a great stay with us. We appreciate your kind words and look forward to seeing you again!

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Reviewed September 22, 2013

The Park Central is in the perfect location, across from the beach and in the middle of everything great about South Beach, but for the same price I paid to stay here I've stayed nicer places nearby.

There's nothing wrong with The Park Central, the rooms are large, clean, there's a mini bar, and a big sun deck on the roof to hang out at. There's a concierge who goes above and beyond in her knowledge, and there's a tiny pool (which is awkwardly close to Ocean Drive)

The cons: the room always felt damp, the bed was very squeaky, the TV always fuzzy, and the bathroom almost too small to turn around in. All little stuff and if this hotel were $100/night I'd give it 5 stars, but it's not and you can do better nearby.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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PCHotelManager, Operations Manager at The Park Central, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2013

Thank you for reviewing the Park Central Hotel Miami Beach. I am sorry to hear that you were not satisfied with your stay with us. Your comments will be shared with our team. We hope to have another opportunity to exceed your room expectations as we are remodeling our hotel in the near future.

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Address: 640 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139-6219
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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:
#20 Best Value Hotel in Miami Beach
#66 Luxury Hotel in Miami Beach
#90 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range: $115 - $225 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Park Central 4*
Number of rooms: 127
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