I live in Fort Worth and I've seen this hotel frequently during my life. It always looked pretty seedy. About 2 months ago, I noticed that it had a facelift and a beautiful panther fountain out front. When my best friend told me she was coming to town, I had no qualms about putting her up at the Park Central. They have excellent rates for a downtown hotel, and its walking distance to much of the good stuff in Fort Worth. Her room had sumptuous linens and cozy mattresses, if a bit tight with all the furniture. The friendly staff made her stay quite a pleasure. I will not hesitate to make the Park Central my guest room again in the future.
I've read many negative and so-so reviews of the Park Central, but since its remodel, it has overcome many of the issues cited and I certainly recommend it to the budget concious traveler.