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Lord Balfour

3.5 of 5 350 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Formerly The Wave Hotel)
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Mexico City, Mexico
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

room, amenities, location, the best option for staying. Very near to beach and flexible access to Decobici. Felicidades! If you decide to have a pool, you will be my favorite place. please, tell me what kind of fragance use at elevator,It's very nice.

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

Dear "adrianflores_MEX" Thank you for your kind comments about your stay. I am happy to say that construction of the pool and 17 additional rooms will begin early 2015, so I do expect to have you back. The scent throughout the hotel was created for us, a mix of lemon grass and chamomile, I am glad you liked. Best regards,... More

Maplewood, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed 3 nights and would highly recommend this lovely small boutique hotel. We loved the location at the quiet end of South Beach and the European feel. Looking forward to the additions which are coming soon!

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

Thank you "leonardg981" for staying with us and for sharing your opinion on this site. Please visit our site for news and information on the rooms and pool addition. Regards, Mauricio Martins - General Manager More

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed at The Lord Balfour for 3 nights, 6-10 November 2014 I don't usually submit reviews, but felt that I was duty bound to do so this time. While the hotel itself is fantastic, the real plus is the quality of the staff and the superb level of customer service they provide - a level not attained at a... More

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

Dear "cregor" What a great pleasure to read your review, it is very rewarding to see that our efforts to impress our guests are paying off. Thank you for acknowledging Richard for going out of his way to bring your bags, he is a true ambassador of our hospitality. Hope to be of service again soon. Best regards, Mauricio Martins... More

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lovely boutique hotel, friendly, helpful staff, nice room, quiet location but close to everything, shame that the bedroom walls were so thin you felt like you were sharing the room with your neighbours! Also the lighting was dim and ceiling lights not well placed, bathroom lighting was poor too.

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

Dear "439Diane" Thank you for your honest feedback, I appreciated it and fully understand. Some rooms may be noisy, not all, and it all depends on your neighbors as well. We have a zero tolerance noise policy and we enforce it. I hope you give us a second chance on your next visit to Miami Beach. Best regards, Mauricio Martins... More

Columbus, Ohio, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This small 1940s Art Deco building was recently completely remodeled and reopened under the name of Lord Balfour (an English Prime Minister of the early 20th century, a philosopher and a wit whose quibs decorate the lobby and the individual bathrooms). The decor tends toward contemporary hipness by embracing a tattoo aesthetic grafted onto a clean minimalism. The room furnishings... More

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Saint James, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Let me start by saying this is a boutique hotel, if you don't like small-don't stay here. I absolutely loved it. Rooms were state of the art trendy chic! Loved the shower head. Direct TV in the room. Great location, quick stroll to the beach, shopping, restaurants, ect..... Hotel staff and management couldn't be more friendly and accommodating. I arrived... More

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

Dear "Lexnac" I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, thank you for recognizing out staff service, this means a lot to all of us. Please think of us the next time you are coming to Miami Beach. Best regards, Mauricio Martins - General Manager More

1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We felt at home at the moment we came in the door. Small and friendly hotel with fresh rooms and very nice and helpful personnel. Nicely decorated. Short distanse to the beach. Short distance to shops and restaurants. Stayed only one night but would love to come back!

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

Dear Inger B Thank you for staying with us, I agree that only one night is not enough to enjoy everything that this city has to offer. There will more opportunities and I hope you choose us again for your stay. Kind regards, Mauricio Martins - General Manager More

Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was at the Lord Balfor last year.. You will have a hard time matching the service you get here compared to other area hotels. Like all Miami hotels, they are not what you would call modern, but the night life and atmosphere make up for everything. I would defiantly return

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

Thank you "david l" for your kind comments about our service here at Lord Balfour. As I have said before, there are plenty of beautiful, modern, upscale hotels in Miami Beach but the caliber of our staff is hard to find, they are our biggest asset and we are very pleased to see that they made an impact on your... More

los angeles
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Acceptable for 1 night. Rooms are basic, clean and modern although there is no storage and the bathroom is TINY !! if you are on the large or tall side - you will not be comfortable. Entirely European guests during our stay in October. Breakfast is meh, not great. Cold stuff only served in lobby. The hotel is small and... More

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

Dear "susLA" Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us. I understand your comments about the room size, typical in Boutique Hotels in South Beach. We have Suites that are larger and rooms with different configurations and perhaps larger than the one you had. Our Continental Breakfast is simple but fresh, pastries, bagels, etc. are delivered... More

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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Behind the traditional Art Deco facade, the hotel is right-this-second cool. Ahead-of-the-curve decor and art couple with a terrific location and warm, helpful service to overcome the minuscule bathroom. The front terrace let's Miami present itself to you, and everything in South Beach is a short stroll away.

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

Thank you "ELDorey" for your review and for staying with us. Come see us on your next visit to Miami Beach. Warm 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*
Number of rooms: 64
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Also Known As:
Lord Balfour Hotel Miami Beach
Wave Hotel Miami Beach

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