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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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Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Room was not big enough to fit all my clothing and luggage. Had to hang some clothes on lights next to bed. Bathroom was so small that when sitting on toilet, you could not reach toilet paper without being a contortionist as arms were squeezed against the sink. Decor was unique with faux cowhide stripes on doors and walls. People/employees... More

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

Dear William A: I am sorry that the size of your room did not fulfill your needs. In every Boutique Hotel in the Art Deco District rooms are smaller than in the new hotels but we have different room configurations with bigger closets and bathrooms as well as Suites. On your next visit let us know in advance and we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was very pleased with my stay .What you see is what you get . Super cute hotel . Nice clean rooms.Very intimate. Prime location . Comfortable beds and amazing service. The concierge Richard is extra helpful.

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

Thank you reviewer, for staying with us and for your comments. We are happy that you enjoyed our property and that Richard was able to make a positive impact on your stay. Kind regards, Mauricio Martins - General Manager More

Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A beautiful boutique hotel a 1 minute walk to the beach and 3 minute walk to the Main Street of South Beach Miami. Rooms are not huge especially the bathroom but it is clean, modern and well presented. We had a perfect time relaxing and unwinding in Miami. Thanks!

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

Dear Sharon R, We have seen such an increase of visitors from Down Under and we are extremely happy that Miami became a destination from Australian visitors. Thank you for your comments and for staying with us. Regards, Mauricio Martins - General Manager More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay at The Lord Balfour Hotel. The Hotel was great. The rooms are not huge but if you are on South Beach you are not in the room much. The location is great. Not by all the noise but only a short walk from the action. While the accommodations were great, the staff is really what... More

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

Thank you "DLJ3200" for choosing the Lord Balfour for your stay in Miami Beach and for recognizing the services provided by Richard, we very much appreciate your kind comments as well as your patronage. Best regards, Mauricio Martins - General Manager More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Came to the Hotel and we was greeted by a very nice gentle men Richard Beauvais. He was very nice and helpful with everything. Our stay was wonderful and these are the nicest people ever. Thank you so much Lord Balfour for letting us stay we will be back and make sure Richard Beauvais is there.

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

Dear "Aline E" Thank you for your review and we are glad that Richard was able to impress you and make your stay memorable. He is one of the many talented staff members that take exceptional care of our guests and distinguish our Hotel from other hotels in Miami Beach. Best regards, Mauricio Martins - General Manager More

Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very convenienty located in Miami South Beach. It can`t get any better. The resort fee the hotel charges includes a small continental breakfast buffet which was perfect for us. We do not need anything else for breakfast anyway. Staff was friendly and helpful. We had a good time. We stayed in other hotels in South Beach before and found this... More

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

Thanks Denneo for staying with us and for your positive review. We appreciate your comments and hope to be of service on your next visit to Miami. Regards, Mauricio Martins - General Manager More

Columbus, Indiana
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I wanted to experience South Beach "style" and the Lord Balfour hotel delivered. Very aesthetically stylish (room, lobby) as well as the fact that they had the best music playing in their lobby! My husband and I were travelling with our 2 teenagers who were only interested in beach time. Lord Balfour was close to beach and had the chairs... More

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

Dear "ColumbusLori11" Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are happy that you liked our hotel, despite the fact that our rooms are not as large as other hotels you have stayed, most of the boutique hotels in historic buildings in South Beach have smaller rooms. Regarding the additional $50.00 per person, our rates... More

Oxford, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Classy place at quiet end of the street. Good breakfast, small garden to enjoy it in. Beach area is average rather than gorgeous. Room and bathroom great though which was more important for me. Really nice restaurant right next door. Refreshingly normal sized portions, rather than standard, over the top American sized ones.

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

Thank you, "Caffie" for you 5 stars review of our property. We appreciate that you see the value in what we offer and we hope to continue to have you as a guest in the future. Best regards, Mauricio Martins - General Manager More

Oslo, Norway
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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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 Family Hotel in Miami Beach #3 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach #4 Romantic Hotel in Miami Beach #31 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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