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Room Mate Lord Balfour
Ranked #23 of 206 Hotels in Miami Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Malabar, FL
1 review
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“Great service, features and exceptionally clean”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I had a great experience. Richard, at the front desk, was especially helpful. He, along with rest of the staff, were very polite and accommodating. Highly recommended. We would certainly stay again and would recommend Lord Balfour to anyone who asks.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Chrisallenod
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Mauricio M, General Manager at Room Mate Lord Balfour, responded to this review, June 16, 2014
Thank you Chrisallenod for taking the time to express your satisfaction with your stay. We are glad that Richard made a positive impact on your stay along with our great staff.
Pease think of us the next time you visit our beautiful Miami Beach.
Regards,
Mauricio Martins General Manager
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2014

Many of the hotels in South Beach share Lord Balfour's external architectural good looks. However, Lord Balfour carries the sense of style and quality into the bedrooms, which seems rare in South Beach. We had a great night's sleep in our comfortable, corner room and enjoyed the proximity to both the beach and restaurants and bars of the strip.

Breakfast was tasty, with plenty of variety (although not many warm options). The peaceful courtyard is a great place to eat and start a busy day.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank Mutandis
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Mauricio M, General Manager at Room Mate Lord Balfour, responded to this review, June 16, 2014
Dear "Mutandis"
It is always a pleasure to read a positive review from our guests, particularly from a savvy traveler with so many reviews posted. Thank you so much and we hope to see you again.
Regards,
Mauricio Martins - General Manager
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Kansas City
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2014

This hotel is wonderful many ways. The service is amazing, the hotel is beautiful and the concierge service and recommendations were always spot on. If you want a really nice place to stay that is a couple blocks from the really noisy area. The only downside is that the bathroom was more than small. It's very well done but really, really small. Overall I would recommend this to anyone as long as they are aware of the size of the bathrooms if they are a larger person.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank twe578
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Mauricio M, General Manager at Room Mate Lord Balfour, responded to this review, June 12, 2014
Thank you so much "twe578" for choosing the Lord Balfour for your stay in Miami Beach and for taking the time to write a review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and we sincerely hope that you come back and stay with us in the near future.
Best Regards,
Mauricio Martins - General Manager
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Inglewood, California
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2014

Amazing hotel...Very clean w/ excellent customer service. We were greeted by the infamous Amoury. When we checked in we discovered we didn't like the location and size of our room. Amoury insisted that we not unpack...he went down stairs to get master key and showed us a larger room that we loved!!! He, along with Richard made our stay quite comfy. We loved the location as it is but a block or two away from all the action of Ocean Drive, two blocks from shopping and only a few feet away from the beach. On the beach, we provided our names as the hotel provides complimentary beach chairs and umbrellas, along with towels. They even allowed us to store our bike rentals on property. Happy hour drinks were also a plus (2-1). Esthetically the hotel is welcoming from the street as many of the other boutique hotels look like hostels. Also try the mahi mahi tacos across the street at "the local house". Enjoy

Room Tip: Request room 315. Avoid room 327..very small corner room
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank TheTaker
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Mauricio M, General Manager at Room Mate Lord Balfour, responded to this review, June 10, 2014
Dear "TheTaker"
It is such a pleasure to read a review that praises our staff for providing great service, I am glad that Amaury and Richard made a positive impact during your stay. Thank you for choosing the Lord Balfour for your stay in Miami and please come back.
Regards,
Mauricio Martins - General Manager
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New York City, New York
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2014

Stayed here with 9 of my friends for my bachelor party last weekend. The property is amazing and recently renovated. Lord Balfour exudes an edgy clean modern look from the lobby to the rooms. We had 1 suite and 4 doubles and everyone loved their stay. In terms of location, Lord Balfour puts you one block from the beach where you have access to complementary beach chairs and umbrellas... several blocks north on Ocean Dr you have the South Beach strip so you get the advantage of being close without the noise and chaos of the crowds. When booking ask for Carmen Vesa, the office manager. She was extremely helpful and followed up before we came and during our stay to make sure we were having a great time. I will definitely be returning anytime I come to Miami for business or pleasure.

I would also like to thank their concierge Dennis. We showed up with no plans and he was able to get us the VIP coordinators number at Story, one of the top clubs in South Beach, to secure a table with only a few hours of notice. Overall this place is an amazing gem firing on all cylinders, I doubt you could do better for anywhere near the price.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank jfroberts
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Mauricio M, General Manager at Room Mate Lord Balfour, responded to this review, June 6, 2014
Thank you "jfroberts" for taking the time to review your stay with us. I am very happy that several members of our staff impressed you and your stay was a memorable one. We wish you all the best on your wedding and keep us in mind for your future visits to Miami.
Best Regards,
Mauricio Martins - General Manager
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Wayne, New Jersey
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I had a wonderful experience at lordbalfour. It is a very stylish, clean, and perfectly located hotel. The staff couldn't be nicer especially the bellman Amaury. As soon as we arrived we were greeted with his warm smile. All the staff went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable.
The continental breakfast was just perfect as well as the beautiful garden setting to enjoy it in. The lobby bar and outside couches were the perfect setting to have our happy hour cocktails.
The beach is across the street with towels, chairs , and umbrellas provided.
We couldn't have picked a better hotel.

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Racquel W
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Mauricio M, General Manager at Room Mate Lord Balfour, responded to this review, June 3, 2014
Dear Racquel W:
We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay at the Lord Balfour! Your business is greatly appreciated and your kind comments make a big difference for us.
We hope to see you back in the near future.
Regards,
Mauricio Martins - General Manager
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Williamsburg, Va
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2014

From the moment we arrived, we felt comfortable and welcome at the Lord Balfour. The staff seemed to genuinely care about our comfort and enjoyment of our stay at the hotel and in Miami in general. Lobby, room and fitness area were very clean. Beds were very comfortable and we had no issues with noise. The continental breakfast was quite good and the cocktails in the evening were even better! Forget the touristy places up the road for cocktails, you can't beat a nice drink on the front porch or at the bar at the hotel. The hotel is far enough away from the crowds on Ocean Drive to avoid the noise and commotion but close enough to walk most anywhere you need to go. The beach area was very nice too - loved being able to grab a towel at the front desk then walk across the street where they provide umbrellas and comfortable chairs. Thanks to all the staff who made our stay so enjoyable....Devin, Edwin, Raiza, Monica, Amaury, Richard, Ricardo, Reynaldo...and I am sure I am forgetting someone!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank riggers64
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Mauricio M, General Manager at Room Mate Lord Balfour, responded to this review, May 30, 2014
Thank you very much, "riggers64" for staying with us and reviewing your experience. I am happy that our staff made a positive impact on your experience, service is our main focus as we want every guest to feel welcome and take fond memories from their stay with us.
We hope to see you soon.
Best Regards,
Mauricio Martins - General Manager
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Property: Room Mate Lord Balfour
Address: 350 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139-6905 (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:
#8 Family Hotel in Miami Beach
#9 Romantic Hotel in Miami Beach
#9 Business Hotel in Miami Beach
#13 Best Value Hotel in Miami Beach
#18 Luxury Hotel in Miami Beach
#19 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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