With its seafront setting, the Park Central Hotel offers the perfect location for both business and leisure travellers. The Bournemouth International Centre is adjacent to the hotel, while the Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre is just a 2-minute walk away. The unique rooms, each with their own individual and modern feel, offer stylish and luxurious accommodation. Each has a flat-screen TV, free Wi-Fi and toiletries, while some boast views of the coastline. Alongside the Park Central is the hotel’s Crab at Bournemouth fine dining, seafood restaurant. Here you can enjoy fine cuisine prepared by Michelin star trained chefs. Bournemouth's sandy beaches and coastal restaurants are a few minutes’ walk from Park Central and the town centre is less than 5 minutes away by foot.

This is our guests' favourite part of Bournemouth, according to independent reviews.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.5 for a two-person trip.

Park Central Hotel has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 17 Mar 2010.

Property highlights

Situated in the real heart of Bournemouth, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.5

Breakfast info

Continental, Full English/Irish


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Room type
1 large double bed
2 single beds
1 double bed
1 sofa bed
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Bournemouth
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Ian
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    The staff were great. The hotel was spotless with great breakfast. Bed was very comfy
  • Nadine
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Warm welcome, lovely staff. Our first ever hotel overnight break with our toddler kids. They were so excited. The view and size, as well as having attached room with door was great value for money.
  • Rietta
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Location great, 5 minute walk to the beach. Staff. very friendly. Cooked breakfast good.
  • Jane
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Large spacious room with all required equipment in situ. Breakfast fantastic staff great. Visited the Crab restaurant for a Lunch Evening meal and 2 breakfasts all excellent. Brilliant location.
  • Chloe
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Very good location, close to the town, beach and right opposite BIC.
  • Irina
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Although not requested, we got a room with sea view! Much appreciated!
  • Katie
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Great location. Friendly and accommodating staff. Clean. Sea view.
  • M
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Staff were polite, helpful, respectful. Room was nice enough. Food was very nice in their Crab restaurant, staff great there also. Very welcoming and helpful.
  • Samantha
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Very clean. Comfortable bed, and good shower. Staff were helpful and friendly. Lovely breakfast included at the Crab restaurant.
  • Martin
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    The room was clean and comfortable. The breakfast was very good, varied choice of cereal's & drinks etc. Location was excellent for both the sea front and town.

Property questions and answers
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The property usually replies within a few days

  • What time is breakfast served ?

    breakfast is served from 7-9:15 on weekdays and 7:30 till 9:30 while on weekends.
    Answered on 13 October 2021
  • Do you have parking facilities?

    yes, we do offer onsite parking only for bluebadge holders. all our other guests park their vehicle in multi storey car park at BIC with additional ch..
    Answered on 13 October 2021
  • Need walk in shower would this be possible with your classic double room 2 people. Please advise. Thank you.

    yes, we do have double rooms with bath and shower, please request the resrvations while you make the booking.
    Answered on 7 March 2022
  • is there a lift to all floors

    Yes hotel has lift to all floors
    Answered on 15 May 2022
  • Is there any parking for disabled badge car

    yes. we offer free parking on site only for bluebadge holders.
    Answered on 7 March 2022
  • Hi, i would like to book this room and i would like to asking you are doing late check in. We would be arriving around 7pm. Could you please advice? ..

    you can check in anytime after 15:00
    Answered on 7 March 2022
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Hotel surroundings *

1 restaurant on site

  • The Crab at Bournemouth
    • Cuisine

Facilities of Park Central Hotel
Great facilities! Review score, 8.1

Most popular facilities
  • Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • Bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Additional toilet
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Beachfront
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Beach
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • TV
  • Pay-per-view channels
Food & Drink
  • Kid meals
    Additional charge
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Public parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is needed) and costs £14 per day.
  • Accessible parking
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • Concierge service
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safety deposit box
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Wake-up service
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Lift
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Wake up service/Alarm clock
  • Room service
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator
Languages spoken
  • English

House rules

Park Central Hotel takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 15:00 to 00:00


From 10:00 to 11:00



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

0 - 3 years
Cot upon request
4 - 14 years
Extra bed upon request
£10 per child, per night
15 - 17 years
Extra bed upon request
£15 per child, per night

Prices for cots and extra beds are not included in the total price, and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in


Pets are not allowed.


When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Maestro Mastercard Visa American Express Cash Park Central Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

When booking 5 or more rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply. The cancellation period will not remain as 1 day before the date of arrival.

Please note that the property does not accept stag or hen parties, or similar groups.

The Crab at Bournemouth is closed from Wed 11 Nov 2020 until Tue 01 Dec 2020

Bar is closed from Wed 11 Nov 2020 until Tue 01 Dec 2020

FAQs about Park Central Hotel

  • The prices at Park Central Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Room options at Park Central Hotel include:

    • Double
    • Single
    • Twin

  • The nearest beach is just 200 yards from Park Central Hotel. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Check-in at Park Central Hotel is from 15:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

  • Park Central Hotel has 1 restaurant:

    • The Crab at Bournemouth

  • Park Central Hotel is 500 yards from the centre of Bournemouth. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Park Central Hotel offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Beachfront
    • Beach

  • Guests staying at Park Central Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.2).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish