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Room Mate Lord Balfour
Ranked #24 of 208 Hotels in Miami Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Palm Bay, Florida
2 reviews
“Great Hotel with a Friendly Staff”
Reviewed April 28, 2014

We stayed at this hotel just last weekend. It was awesome! Just what we needed. It is located on Ocean Drive. That being said we were able to take in the great South Beach experience and yet escape it when we just wanted a little down time. The hotel is a great boutique style hotel. Nice, clean rooms with everything you need. The only down side is the small bathroom but I have come to expect that in South Beach. The staff at Lord Balfour was very nice and welcoming. Richard is the GREATEST! He made EVERYTHING nice and enjoyable. One night we decided to hang out on the porch because we were so exhausted from the day of walking and touring. Richard was there to truly cater to our every inquiry and didn't mind at all. Thanks again Richard!

Oh! And the beach.... DELICIOUS as another tourist said! Just beautiful and clear. Amazing!

Check out Lord Balfour! You will love it!

Room Tip: There is no pool so no rating there... The idea is to go to the beach.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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Mauricio M, General Manager at Room Mate Lord Balfour, responded to this review, April 29, 2014
Thank you Waltrell for staying with us and for your kind review of our hotel and staff. Richard in a great example of our hospitality and I am glad that he made your stay memorable. We all hope to see you again soon.
Mauricio Martins - General Manager
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Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

Very impressed with this boutique hotel. The rooms were nice and accommodating. Any questions or concerns my friend and I had Richard ensured that we had every question and concerns met. Richard provided my friend and I with outstanding customer service. I am looking forward to my next trip there.

Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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Mauricio M, General Manager at Room Mate Lord Balfour, responded to this review, April 28, 2014
Thank you "ShuRhonda B" for staying at the Lord Balfour and for your kind comments about Richard. We are happy that he was able to represent our well our service and hospitality .
Regards,
Mauricio Martins - General Manager
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Cannock, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
Reviewed April 27, 2014

professional checkin, excellent service, chic rooms, clean rooms, great house keeping.
Our Son loved it he is 12! Cool interior.
Nice breakfast. Nice unlicensed areas to chill
Great location as close enough to the excitement on ocean drive but far enough to get away from it too! Staff very helpful.
There were cheaper options but we were glad to pay a little more to stay here.

Room Tip: Suite with sofa beds and separate sleep area are great.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Mauricio M, General Manager at Room Mate Lord Balfour, responded to this review, April 28, 2014
Dear "Loubyfw1"
Thank you for choosing the Lord Balfour for you recent stay in South Beach. I am particularly happy to have impressed your 12 year old son, hoping that he will be our future guest some day.
Please think of us on your next visit to Miami.
Mauricio Martins - General Manager
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West Plains, Missouri
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Reviewed April 27, 2014

This is a lovely little hotel just on the south end of the hopping South Beach bar/restaurant Ocean Drive strip. We could easily see it all on foot without having to hear it all night long, which was perfect for this fifty something couple. The hotel is has a modern Art Deco feel. The staff are great and the ambiance soothing. It even smells nice. Our king room was compact but well appointed. There's a good continental breakfast provided at no extra charge. The beach is steps away and the hotel has chairs and umbrellas set up there for use by their guests. Beach towels are also provided. While there's no swimming pool now, the staff told us that the property next door has been acquired to be the site of the new pool.

The only criticism I have is that the walls between rooms are thin and so you can most definitely hear your neighbor's goings on. It wasn't a problem for us as everyone was courteously quiet, but if you got unlucky and had a booming voice next door it would be a problem. Probably not a great choice if you have small children.....it's more a couples vibe. We enjoyed our stay very much and would stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Mauricio M, General Manager at Room Mate Lord Balfour, responded to this review, April 28, 2014
It was great to read your review "Sonja C", thank you for taking the time.
We have some enhancements in the pipeline for the hotel, and the first is the opening of our Restaurant in the summer months, then as my staff mentioned, is the pool and 17 new rooms in the lot that we have next to the hotel.
Thank you for you business and we hope to be of service again in the near future.
Mauricio Martins - General Manager
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Newark, New Jersey
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Reviewed April 24, 2014 via mobile

This stay was amazing! Everyone encounter from the bellman, bartender, front desk agents, and housekeeping were very hospitable. Location is great. Close enough to the south beach hustle and bustle but far enough for a quiet nights rest. Only complaint will be the size of the bathrooms...very small but very clean & modern so no complaints overall. Definitely will return.

  • Stayed February 2014
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Mauricio M, General Manager at Room Mate Lord Balfour, responded to this review, April 28, 2014
Dear Queen_Rochelle;
Thank you for staying with us! we appreciate your business and comments. I understand about the size of the bathroom, we have different room configurations and slightly bigger bathrooms, but this is a characteristic in all the boutique hotels in the Art Deco District.
We hope to see you again in the near future.
Kind regards,
Mauricio Martins - General Manager
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Wayne, New Jersey
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Reviewed April 23, 2014

We enjoyed a fun week at Lord Balfour. The hotel is in a great location. It is a short walk from all the Ocean Dr hot spots but far enough to relax when the time comes. It is right across the street from the beach. The include beach loungers made it really easy to spend a day on the beach. The bar had a nice selection and the staff was very friendly. The continental breakfast was a nice little bonus. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Our only complaint was that our room had thin walls. We could clearly hear our neighbor's coming and going. It could be because we stayed in an adjoining room. Overall our stay was mostly positive so we would consider this hotel again in the future.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Mauricio M, General Manager at Room Mate Lord Balfour, responded to this review, April 28, 2014
Thank you "247_Travelers" for taking the time to share your experience at the Lord Balfour. Your opinion is very important to us. Thanks for acknowledging our staff service, we work hard to provide the highest level of service and make every guest's stay a memorable experience.
Hope to see you back soon!
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Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

My experiences in Miami have been mixed so I relayed on Tripadvisor to choose a new place well located in the Art Deco area of Miami beach. Rooms are small but very nice and with some interesting elements of design. Service was impeccable and everyone was incredibly kind making my daughter and my one night stay in Miami memorable. Will definitely go back next time I am over in Miami!

  • Stayed March 2014
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Thank Adrianelli
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Mauricio M, General Manager at Room Mate Lord Balfour, responded to this review, April 28, 2014
Dear Adrianelli:
All reviews are important to us but a review from a Senior Contributor is specially important and we are honored to have received yours. Thank you and please keep us in mind on your next visit to South Beach.
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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 Romantic Hotel in Miami Beach
#9 Business Hotel in Miami Beach
#20 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
#20 Luxury 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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