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Park Central

  • 640 Ocean Dr. Map It
  • South Beach
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Pros

  • Spacious rooftop sundeck
  • Comfy beds
  • Good location

Cons

  • Dated furnishings
  • Small bathrooms
  • Most rooms have limited views

Updated 05/09/2014

Fodor's Review

This seven-story, oft-photographed 1937 archetypal art deco building on Ocean Drive offers a wide range of somewhat dated, Old Florida–style rooms complete with wicker chairs and black-and-white photos of old beach scenes. The Henry Hohauser hotel has some of the beach's best preserved geometrically-patterend terrazzo floors. The so-called "Blue Jewel" also boasts 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.

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Hotel Information

Address:

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

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Phone:

305-538–1611

Hotel Details:

  • 113 rooms, 12 suites
  • Rate includes No meals

Updated 05/09/2014

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Sep 28, 2012

Charming hotel across from beach

Good value hotel on Ocean Drive, right across from the beach. Not as glamorous as some, but comfortable and right in the middle of the action. The restaurants associated with the hotel are very good. There is also a nice pool area, a rarity on South Beach. Plenty of sightseeing wihin walking distance.

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