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“Very good place to stay ,definitely would come back !” 5 of 5 stars
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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 197 hotels in Miami Beach
Orlando, Florida
1 review
“Very good place to stay ,definitely would come back !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013 via mobile

Excellent place to stay! Within walking distance to the beach,bars,food,and night life! We were so happy with the service and the rooms ! We love the tattooed girl on the walls of each room. The staff was very accommodating,polite and very quick.The shower was very nice! The hotel was very clean and smelled great when u walked in. We can't wait to come back ASAP !

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chauncey350, General Manager at Lord Balfour, responded to this review, July 30, 2013
Thank you for your kind remarks! I am happy to enjoyed your visit with us. We look forward to providing great service on your next visit as well.

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Chauncey
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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 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

I was going to a concert in Miami and stayed the weekend at this new hotel. The decor and art work in rooms are very trendy and the beds are big and comfy. The staff went above and beyond to assist my friends and I to have a great trip and even extended our stay with no issues for a second night. All needs were met in a quick fashion and they even let us borrow pool towels to use to lay on the beach which was great since the beach is right across the street. Local bars and restaurants are within walking distance or quick taxi trip down the road. This is a new and up and coming spot to check out if you plan to stay in Miami beach. It is a smaller hotel, so easier to get more attentive services. I would recommend this hotel to visitors and locals in South Florida.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chauncey350, General Manager at Lord Balfour, responded to this review, July 30, 2013
Thank you for your kind words and observations about our new hotel and staff! It's wonderful you enjoyed your visit with us.


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Chauncey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013 via mobile

I stayed two nights here and I can say the customer service was excellent. Everything is new so it was really clean. The minibar was not stocked due to the hotel one being open for one day. It's about 4 block down from the main action on Ocean drive but it was about a 3 min walk to the beach. The only bad thing I could say was that our cable went out the last night we were there but we were offered another room once we talk to the staff. The double bed rooms and bathrooms were small but its a south beach hotel. I would stay here again when I go back to South Beach.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chauncey350, General Manager at Lord Balfour, responded to this review, July 30, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to provide you kind words and observations about our new hotel. I apologize for the inconvenience you had with the cable and appreciate your other comments. It is our goal to provide a great experience every visit. Rest assured these items have been addressed and we look forward to providing great service to you in the near future.

Best regards,

Chauncey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013 via mobile

I just got back from a quick trip from Miami Beach and had a great stay at this new hotel. The service was great, very friendly and the drinks at the bar are creative and fantastic. It just opened, yet these people were all on their game. South of 5th, so a quieter, only a couple blocks from the action. Will definitely be back.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chauncey350, General Manager at Lord Balfour, responded to this review, July 30, 2013
Thank you for your kind remarks. I am very happy to enjoyed your visit with us and we look forward to providing great service to you on your next visit.

Best regards,

Chauncey
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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
#5 Top resorts 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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