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Room Mate Lord Balfour
Ranked #24 of 208 Hotels in Miami Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Coral Springs, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Hard Working Hotel”
Reviewed 14 July 2014

Hotel staff work very very hard to deliver quality. Valet reception is impeccable. Front desk staff are ALWAYS helpful and professional. Rooms are very very comfortable and its a pleasure to stay at this hotel. Have stayed her twice and have a third visit planned already for the near future.

Room Tip: Only a couple of Ocean Drive facing rooms have a "glimpse" of the Ocean. Those are the be...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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Mauricio M, General Manager at Room Mate Lord Balfour, responded to this review, 14 July 2014
Thank you "Papito758" for being a loyal guest ! We appreciate your comments and hope to see you soon, please contact us prior to your third visit and we may be able to reward your repeat business with a suite upgrade.
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Reviewed 13 July 2014

Booked this hotel last minute and could not have been happier with it. Top service received from beginning to end. It is at the quieter end of the strip, which we actually liked, but when you do want to go out you are only short walk from the clubs. I would highly recommend this hotel, such good value compared to other hotels further up the strip

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Mauricio M, General Manager at Room Mate Lord Balfour, responded to this review, 14 July 2014
Thank you "JJ L" for your review and for choosing the Lord Balfour for your stay in South Beach. We hope to be of service on your next visit to the area.
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Mauricio Martins - General Manager
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Reviewed 12 July 2014

If you are into design, you are simple going to love it. I would also recommend it to those who enjoy small boutique hotels with personality and hooked for the trendy. Best examples are the bar, the lobby and the rooms. The exterior style is a typical Ocean Drive construction, mixing modernism and art deco. It is well located if you move by car with access routes to the main visited places of Miami: Coral Gables, Midtown, Downtown, Brickell and Aventura. Our room was small but the architect sure took full advantage of the available space with good taste and a lot of design. Some cons that anyway are not serious: virtually no drawers, only three in the closet, no storage space for suitcases if you plan on shopping and finally they would charge you a fee that is not well informed on web page web that includes beach services, wifi and breakfast (well-stocked, fresh and full). It is cute for beach just a block and a very quiet place being south of 5th Street. So. Point Park is really close if you fancy jogging. They have valet parking. Staff in this hotel is very welcoming, attentive and helpful.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Mauricio M, General Manager at Room Mate Lord Balfour, responded to this review, 14 July 2014
Dear AdriBarre,
Thank you for your kind comments and for recognizing our award winning hotel design, coincidently the Architect is from your country as well. I am happy that our services and facilities were to your liking and we hope to see you again in the near future.
Kind regards,
Mauricio Martins - General Manager
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Gonzaga, Italy
2 reviews
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Reviewed 12 July 2014

this hotel is located in ocean drive..is a very good hotel and the employees always available.
the room was always clean... one thing, the breakfast should have more choice!so?i hope to return in miami!!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Mauricio M, General Manager at Room Mate Lord Balfour, responded to this review, 14 July 2014
Dear Elena M:
We appreciate your comments about your recent stay at the Lord Balfour. We are always improving our Breakfast offerings and with the completion of our kitchen installation we will be able to offer hot dishes in the very near future, we hope to see you back for this and many other good reasons.
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Mauricio Martins - General Manager
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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275 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2014

We arrived late and slightly fractious after our flight from Heathrow to be met by an extremely helpful young man on the reception desk who sorted out valet parking for us (I probably could have found something myself but couldn't be bothered after all of the travelling that day), briefed us on everything we needed to know about the hotel and recommended a very nice restaurant just around the corner for dinner.

The most stunning thing that you see upon entering the room is the wall mural of the girl behind the bed which features in many of the photos of this hotel. It is pleasing to see that they use the same image as branding throughout the hotel upon mugs, toiletries etc. I hope that she has a good image rights deal!

The room was spotless, the bed large and very comfortable and the air conditioning very quiet. The only noise that we heard from it sounded light a very light snoring sound which is exactly what we thought it was, but coming from the room next door.

The bathroom is compact which means that the toilet is squeezed into the corner which could be a problem for a larger sized person and the sink, while of a modern design, is a little impractical as shaving foam and bristles etc don't easily drain away due to the shallowness of the bottom of it. If that is the biggest complaint that I can find about the hotel, then it shows that we were very impressed.

Breakfast is perfectly adequate with cereals, juice, toast, bagels, fruit, coffee and tea all available amongst other things and can be eaten outside in their courtyard with another stunning mural painted right up the wall.

The hotel is ideally situated on Ocean Drive for an easy stroll to the beach (towels supplied by the hotel) or to the many restaurants - the vast majority of which seem to offer Italian cuisine.

We very much enjoyed our stay at the Lord Balfour, but weren't so impressed with Miami Beach itself, which is no fault of the hotel whatsoever and is an entirely separate matter.

Room Tip: There is some building work going on near the hotel but we didn't find any noise obtrusive at al...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank SnowyywonS
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Mauricio M, General Manager at Room Mate Lord Balfour, responded to this review, 11 July 2014
Dear "SnowyywonS",
It is always a pleasure to read positive reviews from our guests and the ones from TripAdvisor's Senior Contributor's have a significant importance.
We appreciate your kind comments about the staff and our hotel, I am sorry that Miami Beach did not impressed you that much. Visitors from around the world come to Miami mostly for its beautiful beaches, warm weather year round and expressive Latin culture, others for its exciting nightlife and endless shopping, hopefully the next time you stay with us our Concierge can help to customize your visit so you can get the most out of this unique city.
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Mauricio Martins - General Manager
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Cairo, Egypt
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

It is such a beautiful Hotel, great location, the staff are very friendly and helpful, always clean, overall it was a great experience and I would definitely advice people to go to Lord Balfour because it is such a nice place :)))

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Mauricio M, General Manager at Room Mate Lord Balfour, responded to this review, 11 July 2014
Thank you "harraz_84" for choosing our hotel and taking the time to write a review. Your opinion is very important and we trust on our guests to recommend The Lord Balfour to their friends around the world.
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Mauricio Martins - General Manager
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Naples, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 July 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, travelled as a couple
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Mauricio M, General Manager at Room Mate Lord Balfour, responded to this review, 7 July 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.
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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)
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Region: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 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 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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