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Park Central

  • 640 Ocean Dr. Map It
  • South Beach
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  • Spacious rooftop sundeck
  • Comfy beds
  • Good location


  • Dated furnishings
  • Small bathrooms
  • Noise and dust from renovation in progress at this writing

Published 09/18/2015

Fodor's Review

This seven-story, oft-photographed 1937 archetypal art deco building on Ocean Drive currently offers a wide range of somewhat dated, Old Florida–style rooms complete with wicker chairs and black-and-white photos of old beach scenes though an in-progress renovation will refresh the rooms and join the historic hotel with its four art deco neighbors as a single property by late 2016; the hotel will remain open during the renovation. This Henry Hohauser hotel has some of the beach's best-preserved geometrically patterend terrazzo floors. The so-called "Blue Jewel" also has a sculpture garden and a compact pool, the setting of much parading about in swimsuits. There's a roof deck for sunning, where people also gather to watch movies on Thursday night (with free popcorn and soda) and for yoga on Saturday.

Hotel Information


640 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, Florida, 33139, United States

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Hotel Details:

  • 113 rooms, 12 suites
  • Rate includes: No meals

Published 09/18/2015

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