My daughter and I escaped the snows of the north and came early to check-in to the Park Central. We were originally booked into a room in the back of the hotel on the second floor, but based on previous reviews (knowing it was over the kitchen), we were able to get a room on the 3rd floor - great decision. We had a room with 2 double beds which was much larger than other rooms I have had in the Art Deco hotels in South Beach. The location was fairly quiet at night versus other hotels on Collins and Ocean Drive. Since it was cooler than normal, we took advantage of the roof top deck - great option for sunning. This hotel does not charge any resort fee, and includes beach loungers on the beach itself. We upgraded to a cabana - which was a wonderful option.
Some folks have complained about the bathroom - but ours was fine. Remember, this is a hotel built in the 30's - so it will be cozy. Many of the tiles are the original tiles from the 30's. If you want something different go check into a chain hotel. Frankly, it was great. The bathrobes are a nice touch. There is a pool, but we did not take advantage of it, as the beach is across the street and a walk over the dunes.
My five start rating is based on "bang for the buck". No, its not a five star hotel, and I was not looking for one. But if you are looking a great value, clean hotel, nice staff, and a fantastic location - this could be the one for you.
Great shopping around the corner on Collins. Lincoln road a short cab ride away. There is no need for a car if you plan to stay in South Beach/Miami Beach. A city garage is only a block away if you insist versus paying for valet parking.
Room Service at the hotel was slow.... They said they knocked on our door - an excuse, they did not. Oh well. The room service comes from the CasaBlanca restaurant which is not the same as Quinn's.
We ate at Quinn's two nights, the restaurant right in the hotel, which was great. Pricey but excellent food. Mojitos are the best at Quinn's and priced favorably for Ocean Drive. We also ate a Casablanca - skip drinks here - all priced at $14 and tiny and not good. Drink wine or beer if you are looking for value here. Great cheap food to be found at Puerto Saguaro around the corner for cuban coffee, roast chicken, flan, etc...
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- Park Central Miami Beach
- Park Central Hotel Miami Beach
- Park Central South Beach
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