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“Brilliant art deco hotel in South Beach” 5 of 5 stars
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Room Mate Lord Balfour
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   350 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Formerly The Wave Hotel)   |  
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Ranked #12 of 206 Hotels in Miami Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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“Brilliant art deco hotel in South Beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We love boutique hotels which is why we chose Lord Balfour - we were not disappointed. Staff were very hospitable and helpful. Rooms are elegant and very well appointed and I loved the toilet amenities. Beds are sooo comfortable. Location is superb - easy walk to the action but away from the noise.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mauricio M, General Manager at Room Mate Lord Balfour, responded to this review, August 11, 2014
Dear "waihekebrett" , you definitely came a long ways to visit our city. I am glad that we were able to provide you a good experience and that you enjoyed your stay with us. Whenever your travels bring you back, please think of us again.
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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 August 2, 2014

We stayed for 10 days the service was awesome Amaury in the front desk super good energy and Reynaldo in the night hours , I definitely love it, the customer service excellent,I will recommend and is going to be my place to stay in Miami any future trips.

Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
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Mauricio M, General Manager at Room Mate Lord Balfour, responded to this review, August 4, 2014
Dear "FanniLescano"
We are glad that you enjoyed your recent stay with us and that 2 of my Front Desk associates were able to enhance your experience. It is very rewarding to see their names mentioned as I see on a daily basis their dedication to please and accommodate our guests. We appreciate your business and kind comments.
Hope to see you again in the near future.
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Mauricio Martins - General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Although the rooms are small, they are gorgeous. The same goes for the bathroom. The beds are super comfy. The staff are super friendly and helpful. Anything you need ask Richard. He's your man. The hotel is in a prime location. It is in walking distance to all of the action, but far enough where you can appreciate the quiet. My next trip to Miami I know where I will be staying.

Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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Mauricio M, General Manager at Room Mate Lord Balfour, responded to this review, August 4, 2014
Dear DeeDee B:
Thank you for choosing the Lord Balfour for your stay in Miami Beach, we appreciate your comments about our staff, in particular to Richard. We will hold you to your word and will be waiting for your next visit.
Thanks so much,
Mauricio Martins - General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This property is perfectly located close to the beach and comercial / restaurants area at Ocean Drive, but not right into the noisy area. Comfortable room, elegant decoration and prime taste amenities. Some people might find the bathroom too small, but it was not a problem for us (just me and my daughter). The breakfast was simple but enough, with choices of bread, drinks, fruits and yogurts. The staff was very helpful and ready to help. Although it is more "european oriented", the manager is Brazilian and was very kind and friendly from even before check-in till time to leave. The parking (valet) is not cheap, but average Miami and the service is good. Beach service impeccable, with chaises, towels and shade umbrellas. Gay friendly. Highly reccomended for any party, we will sure come back.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mauricio M, General Manager at Room Mate Lord Balfour, responded to this review, August 4, 2014
Dear LucianaG70
Thank you for your kind comments about your recent stay with us. I am happy that you and your daughter had a good time here and we hope to see you again in the near future.
Warm regards,
Mauricio Martins - General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Regular rooms are very small and tight. Book suite rooms only for comfortable stay, may cost more but it's worth it. Hotel is very clean and everyone is very nice and accommodating. Love the showers and lounge area.


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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 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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Mauricio M, General Manager at Room Mate Lord Balfour, responded to this review, August 4, 2014
Loved your alias "Miamitakeover2014 " !!
Thank you for staying with us and for your review. I hope you found everything you were looking for in Miami Beach and come back soon.
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Mauricio Martins - General Manager
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Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Room was not big enough to fit all my clothing and luggage. Had to hang some clothes on lights next to bed. Bathroom was so small that when sitting on toilet, you could not reach toilet paper without being a contortionist as arms were squeezed against the sink. Decor was unique with faux cowhide stripes on doors and walls. People/employees were great. Location was fantastic, but room conditions make this a non-starter.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Mauricio M, General Manager at Room Mate Lord Balfour, responded to this review, July 29, 2014
Dear William A:
I am sorry that the size of your room did not fulfill your needs. In every Boutique Hotel in the Art Deco District rooms are smaller than in the new hotels but we have different room configurations with bigger closets and bathrooms as well as Suites. On your next visit let us know in advance and we will reserve a room that fits your needs. Thank you for staying with us and for your review.
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I was very pleased with my stay .What you see is what you get . Super cute hotel . Nice clean rooms.Very intimate. Prime location . Comfortable beds and amazing service. The concierge Richard is extra helpful.

  • Stayed July 2014, 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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Mauricio M, General Manager at Room Mate Lord Balfour, responded to this review, July 28, 2014
Thank you reviewer, for staying with us and for your comments. We are happy that you enjoyed our property and that Richard was able to make a positive impact on your stay.
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Additional Information about Room Mate Lord Balfour

Address: 350 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Formerly The Wave Hotel)
Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Miami Beach
#7 Family Hotel in Miami Beach
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
#13 Business Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Room Mate Lord Balfour 3.5*
Number of rooms: 64
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come to Miami Beach and meet Room Mate Lord Balfour, an Art Deco hotel inspired in XX Century Art with a modern twist. Situated right by the beach, just a few steps walk from Lummus Park, the hotel has a privileged location in the Art Deco District of Miami Beach. Breakfast till noon, gym, free Wi-Fi, private garden is also on site, amenities in room, multilingual staff available 24 hours and evrything you need to feel at home. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Lord Balfour Hotel Miami Beach
Wave Hotel Miami Beach

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