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Lord Balfour

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350 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Formerly The Wave Hotel)
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Atlanta, Georgia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed here for 3 nights (2 rooms) in early March for a girls trip. We all loved the location, the room was clean, the person helping us with luggage was extremely nice, and the breakfast was average but nice to have since everything is so expensive in South Beach. The bathrooms were nice but very very small, and I would... More 

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Maryland
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

LB is at an amazing location. Few minutes walk and you step in to the area with fun restaurants, crazy music and not to mention shopping :) The look and feel of the hotel is really different. The room size was perfect for us however the bathroom was a little small. Loved the rain shower head. The staff are very... More 

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RoomMateLordBalfour, Guest Relations Manager at Lord Balfour, responded to this review

We are very happy to read your recent review and your positive experience during your stay at the Lord Balfour. We are very pleased to read the many comments about our staff, and that is make the Lord Balfour so special. We hope to have you back in the future at the Lord Balfour or any other Room Mate hotels.... More 

Hesperange, Luxembourg
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We thank you very much for a wonderful stay at your hotel. A special big thank you to the chef concierge Dilip who spoiled us until the last minute. The rooms are clean and the location is just great. We also thank the front desk who was able to arrange us a late check out. Greetings from Luxembourg Diane, Martine,... More 

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RoomMateLordBalfour, Guest Relations Manager at Lord Balfour, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. We are glad that Dilip, our Chef Concierge made your stay more special, and we are happy to have a staff that is always willing and able to transform a stay to a special experience while staying at the Lord Balfour. We hope to have you back in Miami or any Room Mate... More 

Lakeland, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Eclectic and charming. Service is exceptional. Breakfast every morning. Porches feel like extention of your room. People watching the Ocean Drive Is great entertainment. South End of SoBe action a few blocks walk but great dinning and drinks just steps away. It's on my "I'll be back list"! Maybe the best value and charming of SoBe!

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RoomMateLordBalfour, Guest Relations Manager at Lord Balfour, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your positive experience during your recent visit at the Lord Balfour. We are indeed in the best location in Miami Beach. We hope that you will return to the Lord Balfour or any Room Mate hotels worldwide. Kind regards. More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

LB is south of 5th street right on Ocean Drive and I am so happy it was south of 5th street. If you have been to SoBe for Spring Break, you will understand. Quiet location, steps away from the beach and the good restaurants. Highly recommend the LB and it's cool atmosphere. Breakfast was nice (same each day) and staff... More 

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RoomMateLordBalfour, Guest Relations Manager at Lord Balfour, responded to this review

We thank you very much for staying at the Lord Balfour and for kind comments about your stay and the staff. We are happy to know that are guests do feel at home while staying with us, and that you will soon return to the Lord Balfour or any Room-Mate properties worldwide. Cordially. More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we enjoyed our stay here,clean and tidy throughout the hotel and although on the front it was quiet and hot a good nites sleep...a variation for breakfast..although i dont have one..apples etc on the bar for you too have..the staff were all helpful and service matched there personalities..although on the main drag the beech is just across the road down... More 

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RoomMateLordBalfour, Guest Relations Manager at Lord Balfour, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your recent visit and we are happy to hear we exceeded your expectations during your stay. Our location is truly strategic as we are in heart of Miami Beach, yet in a quiet area. Our staff is very dedicated and always happy to assist our guests whatever their needs may be. We look forward to... More 

Richmond, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At first I was a little put off by the giant mural of a tattooed woman's head and arm behind the bed but the hotel was really nice and the staff were friendly. This is a perfect location just off the beaten path near Lummus Park. Seems like it might be in one of the prettier areas if Sobe. Our... More 

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RoomMateLordBalfour, Guest Relations Manager at Lord Balfour, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at the Lord Balfour and for your review. In effect the location is prime in Miami Beach, across from the beach, right on Ocean Drive yet far from the noise. We apologize for the inconvenience of the coffee and tissues, we have notified the housekeeping manager about this oversight. We hope to see you again at... More 

Homewood, Alabama
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel was clean and free of any sketchiness whatsoever, and was probably the best deal available on South Beach for its price. Great location and great beach section. Not recommended for partying college students and you get a good night's sleep. The staff were extremely friendly too. One particular staff member provided outstanding service with issues in the hotel... More 

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RoomMateLordBalfour, Guest Relations Manager at Lord Balfour, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review and comments about Kendrick. We are happy to hear your experience has been positive and we welcome you back to any of our Room-Mate properties worldwide. Kind regards. More 

Bonn, Germany
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for a quiet very well designed Hotel and night life just around the corner this is the place to be. Hotel offers great Service, everybody proved to be very helpful, a continental breakfast was included as well as beach chairs and umbrellas.

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RoomMateLordBalfour, Guest Relations Manager at Lord Balfour, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us, and we welcome you back to any of our Room Mate properties. Kind regards. More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at the Lord Balfour hotel for spring break and was overall impressed with the attentive staff and good location. The hotel is right next to the beach but far enough away from the louder section of South Beach to enjoy a peaceful stay in Miami. The continental breakfast was standard aside from the fact that they don't serve... More 

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RoomMateLordBalfour, Guest Relations Manager at Lord Balfour, responded to this review

It was a true pleasure having at the Lord Balfour, and that your stay was made extra special by Kendrick. We are upgrading our breakfast service so very soon, we will be able to offer more variety on our menu including hot items. We hope to have you back to any of our Room Mate properties worldwide and to the... More 

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