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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Staff is very friendly and helpful. Location is excellent. 5 mnts walk from the real nightlife and restaurants which is better than lodging in a hotel in the middle of the strip. Beach facilities are great: towels, chairs and umbrella covered by the hotel. Wifi device covering the whole area of miami beach which is so helpful. Hotel restaurant for...

1Thank Nadine F
Adnan J, General Manager at Room Mate Lord Balfour, responded to this review

Dear Nadine, Thank you for your 5 star comment. I agree with you completely on the location, ours is a hidden gem, away from the south beach hustle and bustle. Our complimentary portable wifi device, called Wimate, received many accolades around the world and I am glad that you have found it to be useful as well. And last but...

Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

When we arrived at Lord Balfour we were a little frazzled as the airline had misplaced my luggage. Jóse was so understanding and attentive to our concerns, every time we asked he would ring the airline to find out where our luggage was, suffice to say that it never arrived in the 2 days that we were there! We decided...

2Thank Liz S
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Adnan J, General Manager at Room Mate Lord Balfour, responded to this review

Dear Liz, thank you so much for taking the time and sharing your experience with the world! Happy to read you enjoyed your stay and dining experience! Also thank you for mentioning Anne and Jose! We hope to see you back with us again soon!

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

This hotel was the perfect getaway in perfect location on Ocean Drive. It has access to private beach with super low chair rental rate ($10 for 2 chairs and umbrella) which you can't beat. The in house restaurant was also the best dinner we had on the Strip (amazing taste and fresh ingredients). The only downside is the small room...

Thank Erica M
Adnan J, General Manager at Room Mate Lord Balfour, responded to this review

Dear Erica, I am very delighted to read about your experience. It is true that our location is a getaway from all the craziness, yet close to all you need. Our resort fee is really one of the lowest in the area and also includes (on top of beach chairs, umbrella and towels, complimentary in-room tea/coffee as well as daily...

Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is fine...it's clean and simple. Location is great for SOFI. The folks that work there are very nice. The walls are very thin. All that said, I would not go with kids though. There were some interesting guests, to say the least, at night...Including some of the "Professional" variety as well as some that "wanted to bust a...

Thank Lindsay P
Amherst, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

My adult sons, their friends, and I stayed at the Room Mate Lord Balfour for one night the night before my oldest son's bachelor party cruise out of the Port of Miami. We liked the hotel very much. The décor is attractive, the service impeccable, and the beds most comfortable. We also liked the hotel's location, conveniently situated near the...

1Thank Neil B
Adnan J, General Manager at Room Mate Lord Balfour, responded to this review

Hi Neil, So happy to read that you had a great get together in Miami. Our location allows guests to enjoy the hustle and bustle of SoBe without being disturbed by it in the hotel! Since our building is an Art Deco treasure, bathrooms may be a bit on the cozier side. In any case, I hope to see you...

Greensboro, North Carolina
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First of all let me just say that Veronica is worth her weight in gold! She was helpful from the first phone call and booking to the moment that we checked in. We explained that we have a child with some personal issues and she immediately understood and took absolute wonderful care of our entire family. When she was busy...

Thank Scbhl
Adnan J, General Manager at Room Mate Lord Balfour, responded to this review

Hello! This review actually made our day , here at Lord Balfour! Thank you so much for warm words and compliments. Veronica has been a truly passionate team member and has been climbing the ladders of hospitality slowly, but surely (started as minibar attendant and now at the front desk) We hope to see you and your family back with...

Miami, Florida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Checked into RM Lord Balfour on Thursday and stayed two nights. Room was clean and had plenty of space for me, as well as everything I needed to feel comfortable. Staff were super friendly and made you feel at home. Food was good at the partner restaurant, Chef Vincent's. I had lunch and dinner there and was not disappointed. I...

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Adnan J, General Manager at Room Mate Lord Balfour, responded to this review

Thank you Devin for your review. Glad to read that you had a relaxing stay with us. Chef Vincent has indeed been a great asset and a partner for us and I am happy to share your remarks with him as well! Best, AJ

Jupiter, Florida
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I stayed here partially because of the location (close to the start of our triathlon on the beach) and partially because of price. The hotel is beautifully decorated, and I've never experienced such helpful and accommodating staff at any hotel. I will be returning and will definitely recommend it to everyone I know.

Thank Julia S
Adnan J, General Manager at Room Mate Lord Balfour, responded to this review

Hi Julia! Thank you for your 5 star review and nice words about our property and the staff! We hope to see you back here soon!

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just a couple of blocks from the craziness of South Beach, but right on Ocean Drive. The area around the hotel was quiet and a nice departure from the party debauchery just up the way, but convenient for enjoying it. Staff was great. Rooms are a little small, but it's an old building that has been redone nicely. Would certainly...

Thank RJ P
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here last summer, August timeframe - I'm just a bit late writing the review. Anyhow, the staff are just lovely. My company put us up in the hotel for a previous visit, so I opted to stay again on my own. As per my previous review, I love the room, I love the location, and I DEF love the...

Thank Justin B

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
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 

Additional Information about Room Mate Lord Balfour

Address: 350 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139-6905 (Formerly The Wave Hotel)
Region: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Price Range: $218 - $503 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Room Mate Lord Balfour 4*
Number of rooms: 64
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Also Known As:
Lord Balfour Hotel Miami Beach
Wave Hotel Miami Beach
Room Mate Lord Balfour Miami Beach, Florida
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#8 Best Value Hotel in Miami Beach
#8 Family Hotel in Miami Beach
#9 Business Hotel in Miami Beach
#9 Romantic Hotel in Miami Beach
#19 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
#19 Luxury Hotel in Miami Beach
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