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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 201 hotels in Miami Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed here Aug.21-Aug.25 for my 30th birthday. This is a lovely hotel, the staff are very attentive and pleasant (high marks for Dilip, Amaury, Carol and a Latin front desk gentleman that wore black glasses, as well as a Black gentleman working with housekeeping, I apologize for forgetting their names). Dilip was thoughtful enough to leave a handwritten note... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I spent amazing 4 nights of staying in Miami beach on Ocean Dr in this nice lovely hotel. I love the way of acting and working that the crew is efforing to do to all guests. You are in a nice area of the Ocean Dr that littile quite than the north portion of the south beach in Miami. You... More

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Newark, New Jersey
3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I checked in on Thurs 8/21 at 12:00 pm, check in was super quick. I had a corner room on the second floor which was great. The staff and service is amazing, they are exremely friendly. They brought a bottle of champagne on ice to my room beacuse I was there on my honeymoon. Beach chairs, towels, umbrellas, and breakfast... More

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North Bergen,NJ
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you want a beach vacation this is your hotel of choice! towels chairs and umbrellas included,the art work & decor of the was so beautiful certainly a place for the art fanatics truly beautiful place, out in the courtyard filled with palm tree & plants!

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Lord Balfour reminded me of a European Hotel! It has 4 floors and is easily accessible by stairs or elevator. The rooms are simple yet tastefully done. The hotel definitely captures the Art Deco vibe, yet is modern and spotless. The bed was comfortable and the hotel, although along the South Beach stretch, was surprisingly quiet. The staff was... More

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Claremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This hotel has everything you need for a great stay in South Beach. Very diverse group of people staying at the hotel, which was also pretty cool (families, couples, business people, etc. from all over the world). Just a heads up: even though this feels like a luxury hotel, you won't find a gym/spa, restaurant, room service, etc. at the... More

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Tampa, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I absolutely loved this property! Friendly staff, beautiful decor and the location of the hotel is PERFECT. To all of the staff: don't change for anyone - you all are amazing at your jobs without being stiff or fake (which is hard to find in Miami). Thank you and we will be back!

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Queens, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great hotel. Amazing bellhop makes Richard, he was amazing and friendly and beyond helpful. The rooms were nice the bathroom was super small but it was clean. I couldn't find anything bad to say. The decor was amazing and easy to fall In love with. The bar tender who worked night shift ( don't remember his name... Tall with black... More

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

Dear "Jasmineaf1" Thank you for recognizing the services provided by Richard and Edwin, our Barman, during your recent stay. Our team works very hard in order to provide the high level of service our guests deserve and recognition is very rewarding. Hope to be of service on your next visit to Miami Beach. Regards, Mauricio Martins - General Manager More

2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Lord Balfour is in a great location at 4th street. It's a 2 minute walk to beautiful south beach (chairs and umbrellas provided). The rooms are nice, clean, and the staff is very helpful and friendly. It's also a quick walk down ocean drive to all of the cool restaurants. Our only complaint was that you could hear a... More

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

Thank you "SuperJDog" for your recent stay and review. We appreciate your positive comments and we look forward to your next stay with us. Best regards, Mauricio Martins - General Manager More

Cleveland, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at Lord Balfour with a few friends for a couple of days and we ended up having a great time. The location of the hotel was right on Ocean Drive making it easy to walk to many different places and get a great feel for Miami's night life. It is a relatively small hotel which allows for the... More

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

Dear Cheryl L, We are glad that we provided a relaxing and memorable stay at Lord Balfour. Thank you for you kind words about our associate Kendrick, we all work very hard to provide great service to our guests and this recognition is very important to us. Best regards, Mauricio Martins I General Manager 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
Wave Hotel 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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