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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
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
31 hotel reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

LIKE - LOCATION - Ocean Drive, all interesting places and the beach in short walking distance; - STAFF friendliness; - Hall and room fancy DESIGN; - Whisper QUIET air conditioner and fridge; - Linens and towels; - BEACH convenience - the hotel provides towels and beach chairs under umbrella; - Hotel quickly RESPONDS to emails and answers the questions. DISLIKE:... More 

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Morristown, New Jersey, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had never stayed before. Had a meeting in Miami so the wife and I figured, why not. Great hotel. No pool, but you're 1 block from the sand and ocean. Funky little place. The staff is OUTSTANDING. As someone who travel a lot, I can tell you they truly stood out. We'll be staying there again and recommending to others... More 

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

Dear Danielle R Thank you for recognizing out staff services on your review. We all work very hard to exceed our guest's expectations and make an impact on their stay and your kind comments are of great importance. Warm regards, Mauricio Martins - General Manager More 

Princeton, New Jersey, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed my stay at Lord Balfour in Miami Beach. The Staff at the hotel where very friendly, helpful and accomodating. The hotel is in a very convenient location. Close to the Beach, shopping and an array of restaurants from high end to moderately priced. Will definitely book this hotel again for future trips to Miami!

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

Thank you Danielle R for acknowledging the quality of our guest services on your review. Our staff works hard to go above and beyond to please our guests and your recognition is very rewarding. We hope to be of service again in the future. Regards, Mauricio Martins - General Manager More 

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7 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I spent 2 nights at the Lord Balfour after a cruise. The Hotel is clean and modern and has a great location on Ocean Drive at the southern end of South Beach. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The rooms are not very large, but we weren't in the room a lot, so that wasn't an... More 

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

Dear Wayne H What a pleasure to read this great review from a Senior Contributor! Thank you for sharing your experience and we hope to see you again soon, for a longer stay. Best regards, Mauricio Martins - General Manager More 

Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel was conveniently located on Ocean drive in South beach. The hotel itself is very funky, artwork everywhere & staff are very friendly. To get the the beach was only a 1 minute walk & the hotel has a section of the beach with complimentary sun baking chairs for the guests of the hotel. Breakfast was nice, better than... More 

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

Thank you "Connielee11" for staying with us and for your review. I understand your comments about room size and insulation, our hotel is located in a historic building from the 1940's and when we renovated we had to comply with the rules of the Art Deco Preservation Society. Not all rooms are the same size and we have few noise... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a fantastic stay at L. Balfour. Darryl provided some ver good information. It is on the expensive side but it is Miami, everything is expensive. Avoid Ocean drive if you want to have a good time. Highly recommended.

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

Dear Yas K Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience during your stay with us. I am glad that our staff made a positive impact and that you enjoyed your stay. Please think of us again when your travels bring you back to this area. Warm regards, Mauricio Martins - General Manager More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for two nights at new year before a cruise. Rooms are small but reasonably comfortable. No pool but near the beach and hotel supplies towels. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was adequate. Nice hotel , pleasant stay.

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

Thank you "Hezzaa A" for sharing your experience at the Lord Balfour. We will be adding a pool this year, we hope to see you back on your next visit to Miami Beach. Regards, Mauricio Martins - General Manager More 

Morro Bay, California
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at the Lord Belfour for 2 nights and it was great. The staff were very welcoming and informative on what to do in the area. The rooms are very small but have amazing artwork on the walls. I arrived on Christmas day so the bar was not open that night but plenty of other places were so it... More 

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

Dear "froggymeemaw" We are glad that you chose the Lord Balfour to spend your holidays in Miami Beach. I will pass your comments to our staff, thank you so much. Best regards, Mauricio Martins - General Manager More 

Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I cannot wait to return to this hotel which is in just 3 weeks!! I found the Lord Balfour to be a very unique property, its fun and artsy. The rooms are beautiful, clean and new as is the public space. The location is perfect and the staff could not be nicer. They also include a delicious healthy continental breakfast... More 

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

Dear "Kimmerkpr" It was a great pleasure to read your kind comments about our hotel and the service our staff provided during your stay. I am happy that our concierge, Dilip, enhanced your South Beach experience with some insider's tips. We look forward to have you back for an even better experience. Best regards, Mauricio Martins - General Manager More 

Dubai
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I chose Lord Balfour for my 5 day business trip in Miami so that I can do my business and still benefit from the beach. It is perfect location and peaceful. I was very impressed by the attention to details at this hotel from the room, the service and quality offered! The check-in staff were very helpful, the concierge was... More 

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

Thank you "Ashraf B" for staying with us and for your kind comments about our hotel and staff. I am glad that your watch was returned safely. We hope to be of service again on your next visit to Miami Beach. Kind 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
Hotel Style:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
#6 Romantic Hotel in Miami Beach
#8 Family Hotel in Miami Beach
#19 Business Hotel in Miami Beach

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