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Lord Balfour

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   350 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Formerly The Wave Hotel)
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Ranked #5 of 200 hotels in Miami Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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Oslo, Norway
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Spent one night here and loved it - one block from the beach - private beach club - great service. A special thanks to Richard Beauvais who went out of his way to help me with all my luggage:) Highly recomended!!!

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Mauricio M, General Manager at Lord Balfour, responded to this review

Dear "Travel-with-Yogamat ", Thank you for reviewing your short stay with us, perhaps on your next visit you will be able to stay longer and enjoy more of our hotel and the beautiful Miami Beach. Best regards, Mauricio Martins - General Manager More

Miami, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Love the decor and loved more that it was an art deco building. Service was spectacular and beach access was easy to get to (literally across the street) with an umbrella and chairs for guests of the hotel. My only complaint was that the bathroom was a tad bit too small but otherwise a great little find.

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Mauricio M, General Manager at Lord Balfour, responded to this review

It is always rewarding to read reviews praising our services, thank you Tammy G. The entire staff works very hard to please our customers and we know that this is what makes the Lord Balfour stand out in the Miami Beach market. We hope to be of service on your next visit to our city. Warm regards, Mauricio Martins -... More

Severna Park, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The rooms were kind of small, but we were not in them much. I just wanted to thank Devin Hartling & Raiza Areas for such GREAT service. Throughout our four days there during the July 4th weekend, they were both so nice and accomodating. Two of the best people I have ever had take care of me and my family... More

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Mauricio M, General Manager at Lord Balfour, responded to this review

Thank you ALAN H for choosing the Lord Balfour for your stay in Miami Beach. We appreciate the nice comments about our staff members and we are happy that they were able to enhance your experience with us. Best regards, Mauricio Martins - General Manager More

London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Booked this Hotel through travel agents so did not know what to expect. It is a boutique Hotel. The rooms and bathrooms are relatively small, but you have everything you require in the room. Rooms are clean. My room was a little noisy (421). There is a very small gym, but no pool. You have to pay a $20 a... More

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Mauricio M, General Manager at Lord Balfour, responded to this review

Dear "Trevor0wen" Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to review your stay. We appreciate your comments and I am happy to let you know that we will have our Restaurant operating in the next couple of months, therefore we will be able to offer hot breakfast options, also we will be adding 17 new rooms... More

Zurich, Switzerland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great place to stay in Miami Beach. Very friendly and helpfull staff. Located at south end of Ocean Drive and close to the Beach. All places of interest are in walking distance. Very friendly and helpfull staff.

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Mauricio M, General Manager at Lord Balfour, responded to this review

Dear Stephan R: Thank you for choosing the Lord Balfour for your stay in Miami. As I have said before, our staff is our biggest asset and their service is what differentiate us from many other great hotels in South Beach. We appreciate your review and hope to see you again in the near future. regards, Mauricio Martins - General... More

Miami Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lord Balfour is not the largest hotel but when perfect especially for a short get away with your significant other. When I stayed their I thought it was absolutely beautiful. I truly enjoy the modern decor around the hotel and the variety of different art pieces. This first night was a tiny bit noisy but we were told the person... More

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Mauricio M, General Manager at Lord Balfour, responded to this review

Dear Kimberly H: Thank you for your kind words about your recent stay with us. I am glad that Kendrick was able to make a positive impact on your stay, he will be recognized for it. we hope to be at your service again in the future. Kind regards, Mauricio Martins - General Manager More

Barcelona, Spain
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This boutique hotel has impressed me. A really personal and awesome service, they take care of you since the first minute. Very nice decoration, contemporary, very clean, and cute. Also excellent location in ocean drive, next to the beach( they give you towels, umbrella...) Can't even say a negative thing of it. I loved it

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Mauricio M, General Manager at Lord Balfour, responded to this review

Dear Loren231, It is really a pleasure to read a positive review from such a savvy traveler. It gives us great satisfaction to provide personalized service to our guests and be acknowledged for it. On behalf of the staff of Lord Balfour, I thank you. Best regards, Mauricio Martins - General Manager More

Brighton, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What a wonderful hotel. Far enough off of the busy strip to be quiet and close enough to walk to all the clubs and fine dining. Beautiful hotel inside, the room was very nice. Shower was awesome. Would recommend this hotel to anyone.

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Mauricio M, General Manager at Lord Balfour, responded to this review

Thank you Mark H for your review and endorsement. We appreciate you business and welcome you recommendation. We hope to be your hotel of choice in Miami Beach from now on. Best regards, Mauricio Martins - General Manager More

New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I cannot complain about the look and feel of the hotel I thinks it's beautiful, however I did not stay the night. I came to Miami for my daughters 9th birthday in hopes to show her a great time. The hotel was advertised as a kid and family friendly hotel but I completely disagree. There are do amenities for children... More

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Mauricio M, General Manager at Lord Balfour, responded to this review

Dear "KeronR1" Thank you for taking the time to review your brief stay with us. Unfortunately we were not able to meet your expectations as far as kids activities, I am sorry about that. Although we are not advertised as such, not even on the online travel site you used to book your room, we welcome kids and families and... More

Los Angeles, California
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11 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Other hotels on the strip may have bigger profiles and scenes, but LB sits quietly at the end of the strip as one of the best - if not the best - hotel in Miami Beach. I've stayed at several top Miami Beach hotels like Delano, Albion, Betsy, Townhouse, Setai, Fontainbleu & more, but only recently heard of and tried... More

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Mauricio M, General Manager at Lord Balfour, responded to this review

Dear "AdenTravelsALot" What a pleasure to read your review, we truly appreciate your kind comments and comparison to some of Miami's best hotels. Our goal is to provide a flawless and memorable stay for our guests, offering a comfortable and fun room, healthy continental breakfast and most important: great service by our well trained, engaged and empowered staff. We hope... More

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Address: 350 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Formerly The Wave Hotel)
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Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lord Balfour 3.5*
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Lord Balfour Hotel Miami Beach
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Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Suites Wheelchair access
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#3 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach #4 Romantic Hotel in Miami Beach #5 Top resorts Hotel in Miami Beach #6 Family Hotel in Miami Beach #32 Business Hotel in Miami Beach
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Opened June 2013: The Lord Balfour made its debut after a multi-million dollar renovation. The Lord Balfour molds well into the rich diversity of Art Deco styles as its exterior is marked with forms of the industrial era. Originally opened in 1940, the Lord Balfour hotel opened its doors as the influx of tourists streamed to Miami Beach, with an enthusiasm for the warm and sunny climate – continuing to do so today. The hotel sits in close proximity to the city’s ever growing arts and culture scene. Enter the hotel’s public space comprising lobby and bar, and you’ll discover a chic vintage setting combined with animated and witty design details. A prominent display of mirrors, on a backdrop of soft textures is a playful homage to Lord Balfour, a man who was considered thoroughly vain. Guest rooms feature natural and sustainable bamboo hardwood floors and all of the modern comforts required of traveler’s today. Oversized windows overlook the interior palmed courtyard, Ocean Drive, or offer city views of the SoFi neighborhood. Furnished with custom designed writing desks and chairs, and leather lounge seating, additional amenities include ETRO bathroom products in a scent that will satisfy both men and women. Comforts include luxurious bed linens along with plush robes, towels and slippers. Fully modernized for today’s guests, rooms feature docking stations, 40” televisions and complimentary WiFi. ... more   less 
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