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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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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 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed Wednesday through Saturday night. Got a little louder Friday and Saturday but hey! We are on South Beach! The hotel staff was very friendly and efficient. We asked for extra towels and had them within 10 minutes of the request. The continental breakfast could have a little more selection. The hotel is very art deco as well as... More

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

Thank you "Estep1129" for choosing the Lord Balfour for your stay in South Beach. Although we are located a few steps from a gorgeous beach we have plans to build a pool when we add 17 new rooms to the property. Our next addition will be our Restaurant, this will allow us to increase and improve our breakfast offerings as... More

New York City, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My sister and I stayed at this hotel April 2nd through the 6th and we did not want to leave! Our room was perfect! So clean and spacious! Loved the complimentary comfy orange slippers. Our check-in process was so smooth and seamless. We were greeted with a smile and a very warm welcome since our flight was delayed and didn't... More

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

Dear Stephanie S Thank you for staying with us and for your positive comments regarding your stay. Our hotel is full of little details as you mentioned, we try to create a memorable experience for our guests and I am glad that we delivered just that during your stay. Best regards, Mauricio Martins - General Manager More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great location and staff. Alejandro at the front desk was very friendly and helpful. Loved our room (410) with partial ocean view. Towel and chair service at the beach a plus. Location away from the touristy Ocean dr. Would definitely return.

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

Dear "F00die56" Thank you for staying with us and for your kind comments. We sincerely hope to be of service on your next visit to Miami Beach. Mauricio Martins - General Manager More

New York City, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Location could not be better for Miami Beach. Hotel staff was really great  with helpful information. Wi-Fi is free, and service was good. Even though the Hotel is "Ocean-Front", it's a block away to the beach with is greatBath was small but adequate. Linens were of good quality and plentiful towels. Overall, a GREAT choice. Everyone there was professional, friendly... More

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

Dear "firefighterj21" Your kind words about our staff and services are greatly appreciated. We work hard to meet and exceed our guests' expectations and we are pleased to hear that we are accomplishing our goals. We definitely hope to see you in the near future and hope that the Lord Balfour will be your hotel of choice in Miami Beach.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lord Balfour is a recently renovated, cute boutique hotel in the perfect location if you want access to SoBe without the headache and noise of SoBe. It's a little more adult and a little less glitz than the other hotels on Ocean Drive, but has just the right amount of attentive service and unique design to make it stand out... More

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

Dear Ken N, Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review of your stay with us. we appreciate your business and hope to see you again in the near future. Regards, Mauricio Martins - General Manager More

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clean, classy hotel on ocean drive. Friendly helpful staff. Valet service was provided for a fee of $35 daily which was great because we drove to miami from Chicago. Breakfast and Starbucks coffee complimentary....highly recommend!

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

Juanita C, Thank you for choosing the Lord Balfour for your stay in South beach and for recognizing our staff for the good service they provided. Mauricio Martins - General Manager More

Costa Mesa, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overall good experience- a bit of a glitch when we arrived there as we were told our room was not yet ready (check-in is at 3pm, we got there around 4pm), but they gave us beach towels and told us that they had lounge chairs and umbrellas on the beach across the street. Location is okay- on Ocean Drive but... More

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

Dear Anais T I am sorry if the room was not ready upon your arrival, it is rare that this happens but sometimes due to high occupancy and some late check outs we encounter this issue. I am glad that Richard caused a positive impact, he is one of our senior associates here and we really value his services. I... More

Brantford, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed at the Lord Balfour for three nights in March 2014. The room was clean and the staff was very nice. The room was small and so was the bathroom, but cozy. The walls and floors are thin, you could hear the people walking in the room above, not the greatest at 6:30 in the morning.... More

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

Thank you "Adam S" for your comments and for choosing the Lord Balfour for your stay in Miami Beach, I do hope that when you come back you think of us again. Best regards, Mauricio Martins - General Manager More

Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Modern, clean and cool in an excellent location. Easy walk to restaurants, beach and South Pointe Park. Room is compact but still works for two. Bed is really comfortable! Walls are thin but we were fine with a room far from the elevator/stairs.

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

Dear "Brittney W" Thank you for your review and for staying at the Lord Balfour. We hope to be at your service again in the near future. Best regards, Mauricio Martins - General Manager More

Vero Beach, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently had a stay here and was not disappointed. The hotel fits well in Miami Beach- love the art and decor. The service by all staff was excellent. Everyone we encountered was friendly and helpful. A few oddities: small closet, which by itself would have been ok, but the lone small dresser was IN the closet, and the bottom shelf... More

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

Dear "ScarletMoon2013"; Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. By the description of the shower and closet it seems that you stayed in one of our accessible rooms, reason for the low shower head, our regular rooms have very high showers and the closets are bigger than described. I am glad that this did not... More

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Additional Information about Lord Balfour

Also Known As:
Lord Balfour Hotel
Lord Balfour Hotel Miami Beach
Wave Hotel Miami Beach
Wave Hotel
Wave Hotel Miami
Address: 350 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Formerly The Wave Hotel)
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Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Miami Beach
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
#40 Business Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lord Balfour 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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