Feb022017

Park Inn Prague Hotel Review

Park Inn Prague is located in Prague District 2 about 1.5 miles south of Charles Bridge in Old Town Prague and 100 meters from the Vltava River. The near-the-river location by a river railway bridge makes it an easy hotel to find, even when walking back through the city after a pub crawl.

Prague Vltava

While the location might seem a bit far from Old Town and Prague Castle, I found the neighborhood to be more authentic for pubs and restaurants if you would rather be dining and drinking around Prague locals instead of Prague tourists, who fill many of the Old Town cafes and pubs. Prices were significantly lower too for food and drink away from Old Town Prague center.

Park Inn Prague

And Prague has two major castles. Vyšehrad is Prague’s second castle established in the 10th century and only ten minutes walk from Park Inn.

Vysehrad entrance

The hotel itself has 5 guest floors in a repurposed 1907 printing and publishing house.

Park Inn lobby

Park Inn Prague lobby.

Park Inn Prague bar

Park Inn Prague bar.

Park Inn Prague dining room

Park Inn Prague dining room.

I did not patronize the bar or dining room during my 2-night stay. Neighborhood bars had far more character at half the price and breakfast was available in neighborhood cafes for one-third the price of breakfast at the hotel.

Room

My room was a Floor 5 Business Class complimentary upgrade as Club Carlson Gold elite member.

Park inn room1

The room was a comfortable size with enough space for an additional chair and a large patio deck. I was glad to have a room on the side of the hotel facing away from the train tracks.

Park Inn room 2

Park Inn Prague Room 515 patio with sliding glass door. The door would open, even though it was January, but I thought I might have to call maintenance to get it closed again. After my first trip outside, I did not play with the door a second time.

Park Inn room4

Surrounding buildings about the same height gave the patio an urban view, but still kind of cool since the view is urban Prague.

Park Inn room 3

King bed and comfortable pillows. Both bedside lamps and separate reading lights.

Park Inn Room 6

TV and desk with mini-bar in cabinet and safe.

Park Inn room7

Closet and cabinet with shelves, coffee maker, iron and board.

Park Inn room 8

Bath and separate shower in bathroom.

Park Inn room 9

The heated towel rack was useful for quick drying my hand laundry on my fourth day of travel.

Park Inn towel rack

The reception desk staff were friendly and helpful for me. I got a kick out of the young woman telling me she was born in Davis, California and did I know where that is located?

I lived in Davis five years and graduated from UC Davis with a BS in fermentation science.

Park Inn Prague ext

Park Inn Prague art deco facade building. Hotel entrance is around the corner of right end of building. There is a Tesco Express market seen in the left corner of building.

I stayed on Club Carlson’s 2-for-1 weekend rate paying $87 all-in for a Thursday and Friday 2-night weekend stay. This hotel rate discount for Europe, Middle East and Africa hotels was discontinued by Club Carlson three days after my Park Inn Prague stay. The 2-for-1 and 4-for-2 rates had been a discount opportunity I promoted for travelers on this blog for the past five years.

Club Carlson 2-for-1 and 4-for-2 Gold elite booking links gone (Jan 30, 2017)

About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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Comments

  1. “…Neighborhood bars had far more character at half the price…”

    Traveling to Prague regularly for work, I can say the same applies to hotels: no reason to stay at a Park Inn or Hilton when the city overflows with great boutique hotels at all price levels and better values than chains.

  2. @Steve – I will earn 50,000 bonus points this month with Club Carlson through that Park Inn Prague stay. That is a substantial rebate on my $42/night room rate.

    Better value is relative to each individual traveler.

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