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Room Mate Lord Balfour
Ranked #18 of 212 Hotels in Miami Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 5, 2014

The room was a little smaller than I expected but everything was great. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The decor was very fun and calming. Everything was within walking distance which was great so we wouldn't have to valet our car everywhere.

Room Tip: We stayed in the king room, the bathroom was very small.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Ismerai M
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Mauricio M, General Manager at Room Mate Lord Balfour, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2014

Dear Ismerai M:
Thank you for choosing the Lord Balfour for your stay in South Beach. I understand your comment about the size of the room and bathroom, space in South Beach is very limited and we had to comply with the Miami Beach Historic District during our renovation.
We appreciate your business and hope to see you again in the near future.
Regards,
Mauricio Martins - General Manager

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Reviewed July 4, 2014

The hotel is in brilliant location (near bars and restaurants and 1 street from beach). Staff are friendly and very helpful and the rooms are modern, clean and funky. I totally recommend Lord Balfour!

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with friends
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1  Thank BelindaJ71
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Mauricio M, General Manager at Room Mate Lord Balfour, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2014

Dear "BelindaJ71"
Thank you for your 5 stars rating of your recent stay with us. We hope to be your hotel of choice on your next visit to Miami Beach.
Mauricio Martins - General Manager

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Reviewed July 3, 2014

Many Thanks to all the staff of LB Hotel, great people, happy to assist the customer for any needs...good location on Ocean Drive , close to the entertainment, but far away from the noise.
A special thanks to Dilip (Concierge), when you're asking to him any suggestions for tours, restaurants, and so on, he's greatly honored to help you...he loves his job...Grazie.
In conclusion we can suggest the Hotel to all the people, family and couples, you feel like at home.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with family
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1  Thank 2BeMax
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Mauricio M, General Manager at Room Mate Lord Balfour, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2014

Dear "2BeMax"
Thank you for recognizing our staff services in special from our Concierge Dilip. Everyone works hard to provide a memorable stay for our guests and these comments are much appreciated.
Best Regards,
Mauricio Martins - General Manager

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Reviewed July 2, 2014

It's a boutique type hotel. Rooms are small but clean and comfortable. The staff was very accommodating. It's way down on Ocean Drive so it's a bit of a walk to the "happening" spots but we wanted some place that was quite at night but still walkable to everything else. It was perfect. Beach very close and although they charge a resort fee it was nice to have an umbrella and chair each day.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with friends
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1  Thank jtjt114
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Mauricio M, General Manager at Room Mate Lord Balfour, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2014

Thank you "jtjt114" for your business and for your comments, we are glad that you chose the Lord Balfour for your stay and enjoyed our location, service and facilities.
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Mauricio Martins - General Manager

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Reviewed June 30, 2014

Lord Balfour is not a major resort but it is beautiful non-the-less. The decorations and just the entire step of the hotel is unique and had a great modern feel. it is not a very large hotel therefore does not many floors or the largest rooms but they did suffice and it ended up being quit homey. One of the major benefits of this hotel is its extremely helpful staff members. When returning from one of Miami's crazy nightclubs one of their employes, I believe his name was Kendrick, was very helpful and even brought towels to our room even though it was the middle of the night which is not the type of service you will always find when staying at a hotel. Another great benefit is its location. It is extremely close to the beach, walking distance even. Which is just what you need for the perfect vacation in Miami. So if you are looking for a nice hotel near the beach with great service and beautigul modern decor Lord Balfour is the hotel for you.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Ran Hadar K
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Mauricio M, General Manager at Room Mate Lord Balfour, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2014

Dear Elena K,
It was great reading your review, thank you for acknowledging the service provided by Kendrick, I will pass along your comments to him.
Please think of us the next time you visit Miami Beach.
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Mauricio Martins - General Manager

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Reviewed June 30, 2014

Beautiful small hotel placed on the quiet area of Ocean Drive. Walking distance from the beach, all the famous terraces of Miami Beach and Lincoln Road. Staff is absolutely fantastic, we had a problem with our rented car and they very kindly help us to get it solved.

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Mauricio M, General Manager at Room Mate Lord Balfour, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2014

Dear "Bartolome J"
There are plenty of boutique hotels in South Beach but we are fortunate to have the greatest staff that cares so much for our guests, we are glad to have provided you a memorable stay.
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Mauricio Martins - General Manager

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Reviewed June 26, 2014

Lord Balfour is a SMALL boutique hotel; which means there are not a lot of rooms, not a ton of employees, and the hotel is stylish, and the rooms are smaller than at the mega hotels. So, to compare it to a resort with full services and a pool is unfair. Okay, now that we have that sorted out....

I loved The Lord Balfour. I was there earlier this week for 2 nights. The staff is very helpful and professional. I believe some employees perform multiple roles, and they all go the extra mile to make sure everyone is happy. The property is very quirky and stylish. I found the place to be upscale, but fun at the same time. The bartender crafts delicious, inventive drinks.

The room was immaculate, quirky, and stylish. I appreciated the SUPER comfy bed, the super shower, and the cold, efficient air conditioning.

The morning continental breakfast was just perfect. The hotel is a (very) short walk to a great beach.

The property is on the more QUIET end of Ocean Drive; far enough away from the madness to allow for an evenings rest....but close enough to get to the fun in a five minute stroll.

When staying there, be sure to stroll down to South Pointe Park---great place to watch a sunset or sunrise. This is the point of Miami where cruiseships make their final "goodbye" to the mainland. Check the cruise departure calendars and wave "bonvoyage".

I will stay here again!

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Mauricio M, General Manager at Room Mate Lord Balfour, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2014

Dear "atlfuzzy"
It was a great pleasure to read your extensive review of your recent stay with us, tank you for taking the time and for choosing the Lord Balfour.
I will share your comments with our staff that work so hard and wear multiple hats to provide the service our guests expect and deserve.
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Additional Information about 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 Family Hotel in Miami Beach
#9 Romantic Hotel in Miami Beach
#9 Business Hotel in Miami Beach
#10 Best Value Hotel in Miami Beach
#15 Luxury Hotel in Miami Beach
#16 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range: $149 - $492 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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Also Known As:
Lord Balfour Hotel Miami Beach
Wave Hotel Miami Beach

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