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“Great location but below expectations”
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The Park Central
Ranked #132 of 208 Hotels in Miami Beach
California, USA
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great location but below expectations”
Reviewed 9 April 2012

Firstly, let me begin with the following statement: WE are NOT picky travelers and we’ve been traveling places for a while…. The Park Central is located in the center of Miami Beach right on the beach, so the location is great. However, this, perhaps, is the only positive about this hotel. It’s very noisy at night and you can barely sleep – you can hear the music from downstairs till about 4:00 AM, but I think it’s to be expected in Miami Beach.
But the hotel is not updated, rooms are very small, the beds are HORABLE - the mattresses feel like jelly. We asked for additional blankets and were told they didn’t have any. The window in the room was so dirty you could hardly see outside. The walls are so thin that I woke up and could no longer sleep when our next door neighbor turned on his/her TV in the morning. A/C is very-very loud and makes some very funny noise. Valet parking is $28/night and it takes about 20 min to get your car. I would stay somewhere else…

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Stamford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 April 2012

Lovely exterior art deco hotel.

Small lobby, which looks lovely at night.

Old building, and rooms are average, and a little tired, though they do have lots of facilities, good air con, iron, hair dryer, free wifi etc. Small bathroom.

Corridors are very dark and gloomy and make the hotel look very tired.

Pool was closed for renovation when I was there (Nov 2011), the roof top sunbathing area was very nice, but no bar or anything there, just a deck and a bathroom/tired shower area.

Reception staff were unwelcoming but the valet guy was fantastic and very friendly, ordering taxi's and storing luggage with efficiency and was very polite.

Location is good, with a walgreens/tgi's nearby, and the beach opposite.

I'm returning to South Beach in September, but will try another hotel. It is expensive for what you get, when you look at other alternatives.

Not a bad stay at all, but very average.

Room Tip: I had a room with no view over looking a side street, but was very quiet.
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 7 April 2012

The hotel itself is nice upon first glance, however, we found cockroaches in our room. The shower randomly shuts off on you then turns back on scalding hot. And DO NOT waste your money on valet parking it took literally 22 minutes to get our car! The ONLY redeeming factor is the bellhop named Rick was wonderful and the manager Neil was very responsive to the cockroach situation. But I will definitely not go back, for that money, I will try to find somewhere much nicer.

  • Stayed April 2012
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Boulder, Colorado
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Reviewed 5 April 2012

While planning a spring break trip to Florida with my kids, I decided to add on Miami to visit a friend. Since I am missing out on a conference in South Beach later this year, I decided to stay in South Beach. I like historic hotels....I like to be near the beach when possible.... so I chose this hotel. Staying here with kids during spring break was my mistake, but then I am told that the loud music played during breakfast on the front porch cafe is normal. We had to sleep with earplugs because the street noise went on til 4 pm. However if you want to stay up late and be close to the action, this is the place for you! If I was young and single and partying this would probably be a great place to stay. Our room was small, the bathroom door didn't close, the sink stopper didn't work (had to rise out swimsuits in the tub), and the maid service came late. Definitely hang the "Maid" sign on your door if you want to maid to come sooner than later. We came back at 3:30 pm to take a nap and the room was still not clean. However it has a beautiful facade and interior, great live music out front in the evening and I think having dinner here would be lovely. Beware the valet parking. We checked out at noon Sunday and it took an HOUR to get our car. There is really no other option for parking (and it is expensive) so I'd advise not to ask for your car at noon on the weekend. If you like a minibar, there appeared to be a well-stocked minibar in the room, although we did not use it at all. Nice walkin closet too.

Room Tip: If you ask for ocean view you will also get noise. If you have a room on the side you will get noise...
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 5 April 2012

good location just in front of the beach. The guy at the front desk was not very kind.The pool is small but clean. No breakfast. Sometimes noisy due to the situation on Ocean Drive.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about The Park Central

Property: The Park Central
Address: 640 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139-6219
Region: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#65 Luxury Hotel in Miami Beach
#89 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
Price range (per night): ₹ 7,415 - ₹ 14,507
Hotel Class:4 star — The Park Central 4*
Number of rooms: 127
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