The Park Central
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It's a beautiful feeling, that blast of warm air which hits your skin as the air-conditioned doors open and you walk out of the British winter and into the humid heat wafting up from the Caribbean. After the sluggish gluttony of Christmas and a bout of laryngitis what could be better for the soul than a trip to the land of the body beautiful, that …
Last weekend I went to Miami with my three brothers' wives.
They were especially kind not to trash-talk the Coudal name. Oh, yes, here was a little bit of "Why don't the Coudals celebrate birthdays well?" and "You won't let me play that move [in Scrabble] yet I thought the Coudals were rule-breakers? Hunh?" But I shrugged them off, and …
25/09/2009 - Watching a film last night on the rooftop of our hotel, overlooking Miami, was an experience to remember...
Spent today lounging by our hotel pool. It was really quiet and at times we had it all to ourselves. In the evening we went to a restaurant called 'The Big Pink', a wicked place on Collins Ave in South Beach that serves …
22/09/2009 - Woke up at 5.30am to catch the train from Savannah down to Miami. Ed had left us a 'doggy bag' full of goodies for the trip and a lovely card too. The 1895 Inn was definitely one of the best places we have ever stayed.
The train journey was much better than the last and we even managed to catch up on some sleep. It makes all …
We got up and decided to go straight to the beach which was about 5 minutes walk away. There was a nice amount of people and it didn't take us long to get into the surprisingly warm sea. It was so nice and relaxing swimming around in the shallow waters, noticing a few small jellyfish and other interesting sea creatures swimming around us. It was such a nice experience and we lay on the sand afterwards with some drinks enjoying the sun and the sea. ...
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The Park Central exceeded my expectations!
We love this hotel & will be staying here again. The hotel looked new; the front desk was very helpful & friendly. The housekeeping was excellent &. The rooms were large & clean. The location was GREAT & Very convenient. This would be a nice honeymoon spot. We would definitely stay there again.
The BEST place to stay on South Beach!
From start to finish, the Park Central was a delight. Our rooms were nicely decorated, very clean, and the featherbeds are to die for! Our room had an nice ocean view (well worth the slight up-charge) and the service was friendly and prompt. Our rate included a full breakfast, which was an excellent value, and our dinner in their sidewalk resturaunt on our last night there was the best we'd had in South Beach (don't miss the mashed potatoes) By far the best part was Mario-the world's best doorman. His hospitality and great tips on where to go made our trip fantastic!
Great Place but beware....
I stayed in the hotel for my birthday two years ago which was my first time there. Its a great hotel on the end of south beach away from the mad crowds and yet close to the fun. When i stayed there ABC was there and Diane Sawyer doing the big J LO interview. The hotel staff treated us great. So great i took my girlfriend to the hotel as a suprise for her birthday. And like the other person i was stuck in the back of the hotel. Our door was in the fire escape. You all know how at the end of the hallway there is a door leading to the stairs-our room was behind that door in the fire escape. Be careful when booking there.
We searched the Web for a decent hotel in Miami Beach that was close to the beach, in the middle of the South Beach fun and not too expensive.
We were really lucky to have found The Park Central. From the moment we arrived the staff went out of their way to make sure that we enjoyed our trip. The doorman (Mario) was always friendly and offered good advice on restaurants and bars. The rooms we had (there were 3 couples in our group) were clean and well maintained. The complimentary breakfast each day was excellent. While this is by no means a hip or trendy hotel, it is located in the heart of South Beach and within walking distance of just about anywhere you might want to go. Whenever I return to South Beach, you can be certain that I will be staying at The Park Central.
Nice hotel in a good location with good ocean views. After much searching on the web we went for this hotel based on confort, service and location - Had a great ocean facing suite which compensates for the smallish bedroom. Very clean with inpecable service and good breakfasts (negotiate complimentary if you can). This hotel is great for hanging out, not hip or too crowded and therfore they try that much harder. If you want the in crowd try the Nash, Tides or The hotel of South Beach - but are they really worth the money?This is a better than average 3* plus hotel and can't be faulted - recommended.
Business Man's delight
When in Miami go South Beach . As a business traveler I am always looking for places that are in the thick of things and Park Central has it all. The Staff was helpful and the service prompt. Rooms are clean and comfortable. More importantly they are located in the heart of South Beach fun. clubs, dancing and lots of people hanging out. I Started in the hotel bar at 8PM and ended up back in my room at 2AM all on a Monday night.
We have stayed at the Park Central three times, the last time in August 2003. We love the place, nice clean rooms, friendly staff and most importantly for me accessible. I am a wheelchair user and I stay in a wonderful wheelchair accessible room, with a roll-in shower and wonderful view of the ocean. i have access to all the areas ofthe hotel and there is a ramp leading to the front door. A truely lovely place and we will be back next year. Oh I nearly forgot, the manager placed a lovely bunch of roses in our room, because we had stayed there more than once.
Being from a city that specializes in hospitality, I am always a little nervous when staying somewhere new. I had read enough reviews of this hotel to give it a shot and I must say that I was not disappointed.
Just got back from a quick, two nite trip to SoBe and had a great time at the Park Central. Very clean, nicely restored to its deco grace, very cool lobby and bar, nice little pool. Lots of nice touches - cotton bedding and period furnishings, bottled water in your room every day, affordable room service, helpful and smiling faces everywhere. Our room was less than a hundred bucks, but next time we'll splurge a little and get a room facing the water. We'll definitely return to the Park Central.
After reading a bunch of reviews, we got a rate of less than $100 for late December. We wanted to stay in a nice older place with character and not a faceless chain type place. We got what we wanted.We arrived around 11pm and checked in to the quiet lobby. When we went to the room we were disappointed. The room was large and clean but the view was horrible. It looked out on the back alley and it was noisey because of an AC unit. Called down to the desk and asked to be moved. The desk person was really nice about it. He said he could move us to an ocean view room but it only had two double beds. We took it and it was much better.The bed was really small for two people but when we woke up the view was amazing. The bathroom was small as well but the fixtures had all been modernized and it was all very clean. This hotel is located in what I think is the prettiest section on SB. Right on Ocean Drive with a beautiful park right in front of the building that leads to the beach. Awesome.We didn't eat at the hotel but the bar and restaurnat area looked really nice. We did take advantage of the really small gym area. It was too cold to use the pool and it too was really small but come on...the beach is right across the street.We got lucky with the Ocean view room even though the beds were too small. Why don't they just put a King in there? I'm not sure what the other rooms are like but the furniture was very nice period reproductions. Very tasteful.This is not a glitzy hotel but it's clean, comfotrtable and it has class.We stopped by the Delano to check it out. We botht hought it was kind of a joke. Trying way too hard. The Parc Central was cool and unpretentious. Highly recommended especially if you are paying lesss then $150.