Park Central

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

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.

PROS

  • spacious rooftop sundeck
  • comfy beds
  • good location

CONS

  • dated furnishings
  • small bathrooms
  • noise and dust from renovation in progress at this writing

Location

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Lively
Near the beach
Practical Base

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 305-538–1611

HOTEL DETAILS

113 rooms, 12 suites
Rate Includes: No meals

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