I stayed at the Hotel Lord Balfour for two nights on 14th and 15th July 2013. The Hotel had opened only two weeks before my stay and it is in splendid conditions.
The staff is really excited to be part of this new hotel in such a prime location in Florida and is extremely attentive and professional. Everything from check-in to check-out was perfect and extremely well taken care of.
A special thanks to Dilip Pathek (head of concierge), who took care of myself and my daughter in an exceptional way and who has the experience to understand your needs before you have to express them.
The room (320), was excellent, in perfect conditions and with great facilities. A few inches more between the bed and the desk would have been enjoyed but I am sure many other rooms are slightly more spacious. Not a big thing.
Complimentary continental breakfast was excellent and the atmosphere in reception in the morning was very relaxing.
The location of the Hotel is excellent, as it is a very short walk from the heart of Ocean Drive but distant enough to be quiet in the evenings. Walk to the beach is only minutes and the beach is really, really nice. The Hotel has an agreement with a beach club establishment, which appears very nice but does not accept Hotel guests on Sundays - disappointing but am sure the Hotel will fix that.
Overall a splendid two days, in a super hotel that hits the right spot between luxury and informality, with excellent staff that will take care of you. My next stay in Miami will definitely be again at the Lord Balfour!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Lord Balfour Hotel Miami Beach
- Wave Hotel Miami Beach