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Room Mate Lord Balfour
Ranked #24 of 208 Hotels in Miami Beach
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Quito, Ecuador
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13 reviews
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“Great Hotel, Perfect Location”
Reviewed November 19, 2013

My wife and I just spent the weekend at Lord Balfour. Really cool lay out, great staff, and really comfy beds. As other posters say, the location is nice and quite, but very close to all the action of South Beach. The beach itself is literally a 3 minute walk away, and they provide beach towels. The one tough part about LB was the early check out time. 11:00 am. They will charge you an additional 100 bucks for a late check out of 2 pm. That being said, they can keep your luggage for you and still give you beach towels to spend time on the beach while waiting for your flight. They even have sizable bathrooms in the lobby for you to change in. Overall a great spot, and a shout out to Richard for all his help.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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broqui2000, General Manager at Room Mate Lord Balfour, responded to this review, November 22, 2013
We are delighted that you enjoyed the Lord Balfour Hotel and it's ameneties. Thank you for sharing your feedback and observations with TripAdvisor. Your comments are valuable and will be shared with the Lord Balfour Team, especially the accolade of our bellman Richard. Thank you again for your review, and we do hope to see you soon on your next vacation to Miami Beach.

With regards,
Ralph Reveron
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Palmetto, Florida
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Reviewed November 18, 2013

After I read the comments on trip advisor we decided to book this hotel. We were very happy with our decision. We love the decoration of the room. Breakfast was delicious. Location was very good. We will go back again

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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broqui2000, General Manager at Room Mate Lord Balfour, responded to this review, November 20, 2013
Thank you for your great comments on TripAdvisor regarding the Lord Balfour Hotel in Miami Beach. We are so glad to hear you were happy with your decision to stay with us amongst all the other boutique hotels in this area. It is our pleasure to have serve you and we do hope that on your next vacation that the Lord Balfor Hotel will be your destination of choice in the the Miami Beach area.

Sincerely yours,
Ralph Reveron
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Kansas City, Missouri
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Reviewed November 18, 2013

Really enjoyed our stay at The Lord Balfour on south beach. Carol and Richard was very pleasant. Great location, beautiful boutique hotel on Ocean Drive. This place is a must! All girls trip and this was a perfect location.

  • Stayed November 2013
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broqui2000, General Manager at Room Mate Lord Balfour, responded to this review, November 20, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share your comments about your recent stay! We are so thankful for the mentioning of our staff who helped make your stay wonderful. The entire staff is ready and poised to execute wonderful memorable experiences to all of our guest. We welcome the opportunity to be of host to you on your next visit to Miami Beach.

Truly yours,
Ralph Reveron
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Noblesville, Indiana, United States
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Reviewed November 17, 2013

We came into Miami a day early before our cruise. We knew we would be arriving around 9:45 am. We were planning on just dropping our bags off and heading out on the town to see the sights. We went to check in, and they told us that we could check in, but they were all booked for the rooms that we had reserved, so... they upgraded us. These people were so nice, and went out of their way to help us out. From the ladies at the desk, to the concierge. They were friendly and always had a smile on their faces. The room was very clean and spacious. This hotel is also within walking distance from the beach, or anything else you maybe looking for. Food, Shopping, People watching... It's just a lovely place to stay. We will definitely stay here again when we come to Miami.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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broqui2000, General Manager at Room Mate Lord Balfour, responded to this review, November 20, 2013
We greatly appreciate your kind words, thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on the Lord Balfour Hotel. Our staff takes the pride to ensure they deliver exceptional service to every guest satying with us. We are very happy to hear your vacation started in a positive way. I will pass along to the staff your accolades for a job well done as they will be very pleased to hear. Thank you again, and we hope to be of service to you very soon.

Best wishes,
Ralph Reveron
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed November 16, 2013

We stayed at this hotel because we had gotten a Groupon for it and I would definitely stay there again (even without a Groupon). The staff was so nice and helpful and the location is really great to walk to many different places. The only thing that I would say is that a larger person may be uncomfortable in the bathroom. I am only 5'2'' & average body type and I thought the reach for the tp was a little awkard. The free continental breakfast in the morning is perfect for grab and go and considering how much eating out is done on vacation I usually don't have much room for breakfast anyway! The rooms are new, clean, comfortable beds and the hotel smells good when you walk through the halls and the lobby.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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broqui2000, General Manager at Room Mate Lord Balfour, responded to this review, November 20, 2013
We are so delighted to recieve your review of the Lord Balfour Hotel. We appreciate the comments shared with all TripAdvisor travelers. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay, having a cleaned, comfortable room, a great location and the complimentary continental breakfast which includes our daily fresh pastries and breads. Thank you for choosing us and as you mentioned you will return, we do look forward to seeing you again. Please feel free to reach out to us and let us know you coming back to see us.

Truly yours,
Ralph Reveron
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed November 14, 2013

I went with my husband to South Beach for a weekend trip in November 2013. The hotel is in a great location on Ocean Drive, very close to the beach and touristic areas yet in a slightly more quiet spot than the hustle and bustle of Ocean Drive. it's got a cool interior and the staff is very helpful. Rooms are also nice but on the small side. The main complaint is that the walls are so thin you can literally hear everything in the neighboring rooms, so it takes away some of the privacy. other than that the breakfast is ok, i really like the social breakfast area.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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broqui2000, General Manager at Room Mate Lord Balfour, responded to this review, November 22, 2013
We appreciate you taking the time and opportunity to share your review with the TripAdvisor community. Thank you for complimenting the rooms and the location of the hotel. Our staff are committed to provide personalize memorable experiences to all of our guest. We certainly do apologize for the noise coming from the neighboring rooms. We do hope that this does not prevent you from visiting us in the future. Thank you again for your feedback.

Sincerely yours,
Ralph Reveron
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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed November 13, 2013

... there are some annoying things to consider before booking. First the good stuff: very clean, recently renovated, great location on South Beach with a continental breakfast. Staff was nice, service-minded (except for the snarky breakfast maven.) Here's what to consider: 1) Rooms are small; bathroom is exceptionally small (we estimate 36 by 42 inches for sink and toilet.) There's no room to unpack neatly. 2) We were on the third floor and could hear loud footsteps upstairs that kept us awake. 3) The water pressure really dimishes when showering at common times. 4) There's no ice machine so you will have to tip the bellman if you want ice. 5) Valet parking is quite expensive.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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broqui2000, General Manager at Room Mate Lord Balfour, responded to this review, November 22, 2013
Greetings from the Lord Balfour Hotel and Thank you for a "Superb" review. We are so excited to recieve such great feedback and that you were WOW'd !! from the service recieved from Amaury and Kim. They will be so happy to hear they made a difference on your vacation and even better a memorable one. We enjoyed you as our guest and would love to provide you with the same level of customer service when you return to the Lord Balfour Hotel in South Miami Beach.

With warmest regards,
Ralph Reveron
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Property: Room Mate Lord Balfour
Address: 350 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139-6905 (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:
#7 Best Value Hotel in Miami Beach
#8 Family Hotel in Miami Beach
#9 Business Hotel in Miami Beach
#9 Romantic Hotel in Miami Beach
#20 Luxury Hotel in Miami Beach
#20 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Room Mate Lord Balfour 4*
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 courtyard garden is also on site, amenities in room, multilingual staff available 24 hours and everything you need to feel at home. ... more   less 
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