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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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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

After reading the reviews on trip advisor, decided to stay the wknd here, just checked out earlier today. (8/29-8/31). This hotel was great! The exterior was pleasing, and once you enter the lobby, you are hit with this wonderful fragrance, which is very nice. Last year, my friends and I stayed at this hotel where it smelled like cigarettes and... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My girlfriend and I stayed at the Lord Balfour on Aug 22 2014 and received amazing service from the staff. I fully recommend this hotel for a few reasons. The pictures are exactly what you get and the staff gave impeccable service literally from the door. Thank you to Ana and Amaury for making us feel at home. Lord Balfour... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed here from 8/7 - 8/12/14. Since it's been renovated and renamed, this place has definitely moved up in the presentation and service department. The staff was excellent, especially Richard B, and his teammates who were helpful and friendly throughout our stay. The lobby is classy and clean, breakfast was good, the location was quite, 50 feet from the... More

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago 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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Mauricio M, General Manager at Lord Balfour, responded to this review

Thank you Clayton J for your detailed review and for recognizing the service of our staff. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and appreciate your business. We will be opening our Restaurant soon and adding another 18 rooms and a pool in the next year or so, please keep an eye on our website for the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 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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Mauricio M, General Manager at Lord Balfour, responded to this review

Dear TALAL S, I am happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and plan to come back. We all work very hard to provide our guests with a memorable stay and your recognition is very much appreciated. Best regards, Mauricio Martins - General Manager More

Newark, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 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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Mauricio M, General Manager at Lord Balfour, responded to this review

Dear jessica r, Congratulations again on your wedding and thanks for the "awesome" review. We hope to see you back for the 1 year anniversary and the 2,3,... Regards, Mauricio Martins - General Manager More

North Bergen,NJ
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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Mauricio M, General Manager at Lord Balfour, responded to this review

Thank you "ritasil" for choosing the Lord Balfour for your vacation in South Beach. Please think of us the next time your come to the area. Best regards, Mauricio Martins - General Manager More

Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Dear Denver145, Thank you so much for staying with us and for taking the time to write a review. We look forward to be of service again in the future. Regards, Mauricio Martins - General Manager More

Claremont, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank you "mdw12010" for the detailed review. We appreciate the pros and cons and are glad that you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for recommending us and please stay with us again in the future. Warm regards, Mauricio Martins - General Manager More

Tampa, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Mauricio M, General Manager at Lord Balfour, responded to this review

Dear Tiffany S, We appreciate your kind words about our staff, there are so many great hotels in Miami Beach but very few are fortunate to have such a talented and dedicated staff such as ours. Your comments are very important to us and for that we thank you. Regards, Mauricio Martins - 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
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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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