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“South beach vacation” 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
Brighton, Colorado
1 review
“South beach vacation”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014

What a wonderful hotel. Far enough off of the busy strip to be quiet and close enough to walk to all the clubs and fine dining. Beautiful hotel inside, the room was very nice. Shower was awesome. Would recommend this hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Mark H
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Mauricio M, General Manager at Room Mate Lord Balfour, responded to this review, 18 July 2014
Thank you Mark H for your review and endorsement. We appreciate you business and welcome you recommendation. We hope to be your hotel of choice in Miami Beach from now on.
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
    5 of 5 bubbles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014

I cannot complain about the look and feel of the hotel I thinks it's beautiful, however I did not stay the night. I came to Miami for my daughters 9th birthday in hopes to show her a great time. The hotel was advertised as a kid and family friendly hotel but I completely disagree. There are do amenities for children and the space in the room is so small that there is absolutely no privacy. Also advertised as "right on the beach" I not from Miami but I have stayed at hotels like the shore club, where I was actually on the beach able to leave my room in a bathing suit and walk to the sand but that was not possible I have to cross the street to the beach VERY BERY DISSOPOINTING. I understand the floor plans in the room cannot be changed and the location cannot be moved but as someone that have never seen the place what was described was completely false. So at the end I payed for one night and stayed for 15 minutes.

Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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1 Thank KeronR1
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Mauricio M, General Manager at Room Mate Lord Balfour, responded to this review, 18 July 2014
Dear "KeronR1"
Thank you for taking the time to review your brief stay with us. Unfortunately we were not able to meet your expectations as far as kids activities, I am sorry about that. Although we are not advertised as such, not even on the online travel site you used to book your room, we welcome kids and families and we have many staying with us. I guess the positive comments coming from our guests with kids are in regards to the friendly and tranquil environment we provide, not being a South Beach "party hotel" pleases the majority of our guests. As per our email exchange yesterday and your positive response, I assume that we have resolved this matter to your satisfaction. Please let me know if there is anything else I can do.
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Mauricio Martins - General Manager
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Los Angeles, California
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15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

Other hotels on the strip may have bigger profiles and scenes, but LB sits quietly at the end of the strip as one of the best - if not the best - hotel in Miami Beach. I've stayed at several top Miami Beach hotels like Delano, Albion, Betsy, Townhouse, Setai, Fontainbleu & more, but only recently heard of and tried LB. It turned out to be unexpectedly one of the best hotels on Miami Beach and in general. While Miami Beach has sadly turned into a low end, semi-trashy tourist destination, LB reminds me of the hotels in Miami Beach 15 years ago when it was a stylish, elegant and fun destination. A special thanks to Raiza for all her help and amazing service and compliments to management who operate a smartly run hotel that makes everything easy for its guests.

Key Highlights
- Excellent service especially from the front desk, and also concierge, bartender, and more
- Quiet, comfortable, great location (2 min walk to beach and good places to eat nearby)
- Nicely designed and largish rooms
- High speed Wi-fi in rooms, the fastest of any hotel I've ever stayed at all over the world
- Rooms full of amenities (iron, safe, docking station)
- Decent self-service breakfast, towels and chairs at the beach
- Good price & value

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank AdenTravelsALot
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Mauricio M, General Manager at Room Mate Lord Balfour, responded to this review, 16 July 2014
Dear "AdenTravelsALot"
What a pleasure to read your review, we truly appreciate your kind comments and comparison to some of Miami's best hotels. Our goal is to provide a flawless and memorable stay for our guests, offering a comfortable and fun room, healthy continental breakfast and most important: great service by our well trained, engaged and empowered staff. We hope to see you back in the near future.
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Mauricio Martins - General Manager
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Coral Springs, Florida
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48 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Papito758
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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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Mauricio Martins - General Manager
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London
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank JJ L
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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.
Best regards,
Mauricio Martins - General Manager
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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83 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank AdriBarre
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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
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Elena M
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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.
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)
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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:
#8 Family Hotel in Miami Beach
#9 Business Hotel in Miami Beach
#9 Romantic 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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Also Known As:
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