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“Wonderful hotel south of 5th - SOBE” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Room Mate Lord Balfour

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Room Mate Lord Balfour
Ranked #23 of 206 Hotels in Miami Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Oslo, Norway
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Wonderful hotel south of 5th - SOBE”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2014

Spent one night here and loved it - one block from the beach - private beach club - great service. A special thanks to Richard Beauvais who went out of his way to help me with all my luggage:) Highly recomended!!!

Room Tip: We stayed in room no. 423 in the back of the house - and it was quiet and comfortable
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Travel-with-Yogamat
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Mauricio M, General Manager at Room Mate Lord Balfour, responded to this review, July 22, 2014
Dear "Travel-with-Yogamat ",
Thank you for reviewing your short stay with us, perhaps on your next visit you will be able to stay longer and enjoy more of our hotel and the beautiful Miami Beach.
Best regards,
Mauricio Martins - General Manager
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  • Location
    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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Miami, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2014

Love the decor and loved more that it was an art deco building. Service was spectacular and beach access was easy to get to (literally across the street) with an umbrella and chairs for guests of the hotel. My only complaint was that the bathroom was a tad bit too small but otherwise a great little find.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Tammy G
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Mauricio M, General Manager at Room Mate Lord Balfour, responded to this review, July 22, 2014
It is always rewarding to read reviews praising our services, thank you Tammy G. The entire staff works very hard to please our customers and we know that this is what makes the Lord Balfour stand out in the Miami Beach market.
We hope to be of service on your next visit to our city.
Warm regards,
Mauricio Martins - General Manager
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Severna Park, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2014

The rooms were kind of small, but we were not in them much. I just wanted to thank Devin Hartling & Raiza Areas for such GREAT service. Throughout our four days there during the July 4th weekend, they were both so nice and accomodating. Two of the best people I have ever had take care of me and my family in a hotel ever!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank ALAN H
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Mauricio M, General Manager at Room Mate Lord Balfour, responded to this review, July 22, 2014
Thank you ALAN H for choosing the Lord Balfour for your stay in Miami Beach. We appreciate the nice comments about our staff members and we are happy that they were able to enhance your experience with us.
Best regards,
Mauricio Martins - General Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2014

Booked this Hotel through travel agents so did not know what to expect. It is a boutique Hotel. The rooms and bathrooms are relatively small, but you have everything you require in the room. Rooms are clean. My room was a little noisy (421). There is a very small gym, but no pool. You have to pay a $20 a day "resort" fee (which I was not informed about) which apparently covers 2 loungers and an umbrella on the beach (which is good to have), and breakfast. Breakfast is BASIC. It would be nice if the hotel could provide a selection of meats, cheeses, boiled eggs etc for protein!! To much bread and pastries. The coffee could be stronger as well.

The staff are very friendly, professional and kind, and really try to look after you.

One tip - do not go out in the little courtyard in the back of the Hotel - I was badly bitten by mosquitos!! Or at least put protection on.

Wi fi is included and is a good speed.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Trevor0wen
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Mauricio M, General Manager at Room Mate Lord Balfour, responded to this review, July 22, 2014
Dear "Trevor0wen"
Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to review your stay. We appreciate your comments and I am happy to let you know that we will have our Restaurant operating in the next couple of months, therefore we will be able to offer hot breakfast options, also we will be adding 17 new rooms in the lot next to the hotel and a pool. Please visit our website for news and updates and we hope to see you again on your next visit to Miami Beach.
Regards,
Mauricio Martins - General Manager
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Zurich, Switzerland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2014

Great place to stay in Miami Beach. Very friendly and helpfull staff. Located at south end of Ocean Drive and close to the Beach. All places of interest are in walking distance. Very friendly and helpfull staff.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Helpful?
Thank Stephan R
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Mauricio M, General Manager at Room Mate Lord Balfour, responded to this review, July 21, 2014
Dear Stephan R:
Thank you for choosing the Lord Balfour for your stay in Miami. As I have said before, our staff is our biggest asset and their service is what differentiate us from many other great hotels in South Beach. We appreciate your review and hope to see you again in the near future.
regards,
Mauricio Martins - General Manager
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Miami Beach, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2014

Lord Balfour is not the largest hotel but when perfect especially for a short get away with your significant other. When I stayed their I thought it was absolutely beautiful. I truly enjoy the modern decor around the hotel and the variety of different art pieces. This first night was a tiny bit noisy but we were told the person working at the front desk he took care of him. Later throughout our stay, kendrick, the guy working at the front desk continued to be a great help as he was kind enough to tell us about different venues in Miami as well as bringing up things like towels and soap to our room whenever it was needed. I would have to say that this hotel has one of the best locations as well as extremely helpful staff members. I would recommend it to anyone wanting a short get away to miami beach.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Kimberly H
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Mauricio M, General Manager at Room Mate Lord Balfour, responded to this review, July 21, 2014
Dear Kimberly H:
Thank you for your kind words about your recent stay with us. I am glad that Kendrick was able to make a positive impact on your stay, he will be recognized for it. we hope to be at your service again in the future.
Kind regards,
Mauricio Martins - General Manager
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Barcelona, Spain
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54 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

This boutique hotel has impressed me. A really personal and awesome service, they take care of you since the first minute. Very nice decoration, contemporary, very clean, and cute. Also excellent location in ocean drive, next to the beach( they give you towels, umbrella...) Can't even say a negative thing of it. I loved it

Stayed July 2014
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Thank Loren231
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Mauricio M, General Manager at Room Mate Lord Balfour, responded to this review, July 21, 2014
Dear Loren231,
It is really a pleasure to read a positive review from such a savvy traveler. It gives us great satisfaction to provide personalized service to our guests and be acknowledged for it.
On behalf of the staff of Lord Balfour, I thank you.
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
#17 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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