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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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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely hotel. Very friendly staff. Very nice front porch. Perfect location. Happy hour 5-7 every night, Room was not large but very comfortable. Bathroom a bit small but very modern with a nice shower. The vanity was just wide enough for the pedestal sink - an extra foot would have been nice but there were other shelves for storage. The... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are looking to get away from the madness of the main strip, this is the place to be; Rooms - small but it is all you need... note the bathroom is very small but this didn't bother us; in room safe and small bar fridge; toiletries are great Beach - just across the street and free towels, loungers... More

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

Dear "S C" First of all, I want to thank you for staying at the Lord Balfour and for the positive comments about your stay. I also want to apologize for the negative experience regarding the Sawgrass Transfer and how it was handled. This was poorly handled by the staff and management and for that I am sorry. I assure... More

New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not located in busy part of ocean drive which was perfect! Good walking distance to restaurants. Room is nice and the decor was awesome. The staff is like no other and the larger hotels should learn from the staff at Lord Balfour!

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

Dear "jadean41" Your comments about our staff are both flattering and rewarding. Thank you for recognizing our efforts to provide a memorable stay, it means a lot to us. Best regards, Mauricio Martins - General Manager More

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

I enjoyed my stay at this hotel. The hotel looked great, it was right by the beach and it definitely met all of my expectations! Not near too many restaurants but we were able to walk almost everywhere

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

Thank you bjwilson317 for taking the time to review your stay with us. Our location known as SoFi (South of Fifth) has become a favorite spot for visitors that want a quiet night sleep after strolling the vibrant Art Deco District north of Fifth. This one block buffer makes a lot of difference. We hope to see you again in... More

South Miami, Florida
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Most beautiful decor and rooms....stunning art and details of entire hotel....comfortable and casual atmosphere was enhanced by the gracious staff....quietly away from hustle but perfect for the beach and walking to restaurants.....very much recommend!

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

Thank you "Pyeface9" for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. We certainly appreciate your kind words about our staff as well. Best regards, Mauricio Martins - General Manager More

Mississauga, Ontario
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think this is a great hotel. It was my first time in Miami and I really enjoyed my time there. The weather was perfect. This hotel is quite small compared to others (if you go exploring) but the service was excellent, rooms were clean and tidy, decor was beautiful and the breakfast was delicious. I would recommend this hotel... More

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

Dear "rupiahuja" Thank you for your detailed review describing so well our property. Our location is one of our main features as it is located in a quiet side of Ocean Dr. but just one block away from all the action. Thanks for your compliments on our award winning décor as well. We hope to see you again, the next... More

Woodstock, Connecticut
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the proximity to the beach, the lounge chairs and umbrellas were key to what we were looking for and can't be beat. although the hotel is pretty far south of the main south beach attractions (clubs and lincoln road mall) it is right on ocean drive and walking distance to many great restaurants. breakfast was included and was satisfying. the... More

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

Dear "aek05001" Thank you so much for your review of your recent stay with us. I am glad that you enjoyed our hotel and the beach. Please come back to stay with us on your next visit to Miami Beach. Regards, Mauricio Martins - General Manager More

Leicestershire, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel is in good location just a short walk to all restaurants and the Beach All staff are extremely helpful and always find the time to talk with you Booking trips are also made easy for you with the help of the Concierge

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

Thank you Vann Family for your kind words about our staff and concierge, we are always happy when our staff services are acknowledged by our guests. Hope to be of service again in the future. Warm regards, Mauricio Martins - General Manager More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From dropping the car off to departing fabulous service by such friendly staff Excellent complimentary buffet breakfast. Rooms spotlessly clean and the most comfortable beds Only downside the valet parking expensive

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

Dear elainemaud Thank you for choosing the Lord Balfour for your stay in Miami. Thanks for highlighting our services, breakfast and cleanliness. I understand your comment about Valet, unfortunately parking rates in Miami Beach are expensive due to lack of space and high demand and we always check if our rates are in line with other hotels in the area.... More

Bowie, Maryland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent customer service! Everyone was really nice. The pool should be opening in January which will make the hotel that much better. Whatever we needed was at our fingertips I can't say anything negative about the hotel. I can't wait to visit again.

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

Dear bjones15 Thanks so much for your review. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you back in the near future. Best 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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