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3.9 out of 5

"Located on a quiet side of the Ocean Drive, this is a great hotel with a very nice arty touch, but most of all with amazing staff and service level. " More

By George O. on Mon 23 Nov 2015

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Classic Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£150* Per night/room 20 Jun - 21 Jun

Junior Suite, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Classic Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Superior Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Hotel Description

Our customers tell us they can't get enough of The Balfour Hotel's quiet location. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Ocean Drive. Free WiFi in public areas, an outdoor pool and a restaurant are available. Built in 1940, this 3.5-star hotel has 82 rooms over 5 floors. Each room includes amenities such as free WiFi and a pillowtop bed.

  • Air-conditioned rooms with pillowtop beds, flat-screen TVs and room service
  • Free WiFi
  • Grab something to eat at the restaurant or stop for a drink at the bar/lounge
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast served daily for a fee
  • Valet parking available for a fee
  • Take a swim in the outdoor pool
  • Services include dry cleaning/laundry, a porter and luggage storage
  • On-site recreation includes a fitness centre
  • Guests speak favourably about the location and the beach
  • Steps from Ocean Drive and Collins Avenue Shopping Area
  • Pets welcome for a fee

The Balfour Hotel ratings based on 7 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.9 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Balfour Hotel

Everyone (2) Couples (2) Other (2)
5 out of 5

Great, arty, small hotel

Located on a quiet side of the Ocean Drive, this is a great hotel with a very nice arty touch, but most of all with amazing staff and service level.

Posted by on 23 Nov 2015

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3 out of 5
Das Hotel ist sehr schön und nahe am Strand und am Ocean Drive. Einziges Manko, es ist ein Partyhotel man konnte im Zimmer die ganze Nacht die Musik der Bar hören

Posted by on 9 Aug 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

21 Aug 2018 by Marc Cisa

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent stay in Miami Beach. Thank you for mentioning that you like the hotel and its location. We are so sorry to know that you had issues with the music. We would like to accommodate you to another room. The satisfaction of our guests is the most important aspect for us. We would like to welcome you back very soon. Best regards, Marc Cisa

2 out of 5

Lage ist Gut

Pros: 1. Personal sehr freundlich auch Hilfsbereit! 2. Lage ist super, Strand in 2 min Fussweg! 3. Hotel hat uns beim Planen der Ausflüge geholfen und war s
Cons: Ja unbedingt die Klimageräte Reinigen!!!
Location: Miami South Beach Super Lage nahe am Strand!
Wir haben 10 Tage Miami gebucht, in diesem Hotel. Alles was Gut war: 1. Personal sehr freundlich auch Hilfsbereit! 2. Lage ist super, Strand in 2 min Fussweg! 3. Hotel hat uns beim Planen der Ausflüge geholfen und war sehr Hilfsbereit! 4. Räumlichkeiten sind in einer angemessenen Grösse, hatte schon viel kleinere Zimmer! Alles was schlecht war: 1. Hotelzimmer war Schmutzig beim Eintreffen und während dem Aufenthalt wurde der Boden nur auf Verlangen gewischt! Finde ich nähe Strand sehr eklig, wenn am Nachmittag alles an den Socken bzw. an den Füssen klebt, Sand, Haare etc. Wir haben das am Personal gemeldet die haben sich gleich darum gekümmert, aber ich muss einem Hotel mit 4 Sternen nicht beibringen wie sie die Räumlichkeiten Putzen müssen! 2. Sehr Ringhörig, man hört jedes gesprochene Wort JEDES! (es ist ein Altbau muss man sich damit abfinden)! 3. Im ganzen Hotel müffelt es nach Ungereinigten Klimageräten, Ich komme aus der Klimabranche und dass dort war eklig! Die Kleider Stinken immer noch wegen dem Geruch! 4. Klimageräte sind auch sehr laut! 5. Die Kosten im Hotel für ein Getränk oder ähnliches ist überteuert, alle anderen Restaurants und Bars hatten günstigere Preise als die Bar im Hotel! Ich würde das Hotel niemandem Empfehlen, weil es nicht das hält was es verspricht! Aber trotz allem dieses Hotel war nonstop ausgebucht! Muss wohl am Preis liegen! Zusammenfassung: Für einen Zwischenaufenthalt in Miami ganz Ok muss aber wissen das auch ‘’nur 10$’’ pro Nacht Zuv

Posted by , from Schweiz on 23 Oct 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

31 Oct 2017 by Devin Hartling

Dear Gzim, Thank you for your review of your stay with us and your detailed feedback. I'm sorry to hear you had a less than perfect stay with us especially due to the housekeeping and maintenance issues you mentioned. I apologize as we are in the process of repairing some water damage incurred during Hurricane Irma. Either way, we agree there is no exception to cleanliness and our goal is to make you feel at home which we failed in this regard. We hope you give us a second chance to show you the true Room Mate experience you deserve. Warm regards,

4 out of 5
Hilfsbereites und zuvorkommendes Personal. Am Abreisetag war die Gästetoilette im Lobby-Bereich stark verschmutzt, wie es schien, schon etwas länger.

Posted by on 14 Sep 2016

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4 out of 5

Rentouttava viikko auringossa

Erittäin hyvä hotelli, toimiva kokonaisuus, hyvä ja ystävällinen palvelu

Posted by on 1 Mar 2016

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4 out of 5

Gute Location in Miami Southbeach

Wir haben eine Woche in Room Mate Lord B. verbracht, ein sehr entspannter Urlaub, sehr gut gelegen, nahe am Geschehen und Nachts trotzdem ruhig gelegen. Sehr freundlicher Empfang im Hotel, freundliches Personal. Wir hatten kein Frühstück gebucht und vor Ort jedoch 2-3 mal als Supplement gebucht, mir 11 USD/ Person ein sehr faires Buffet Angebot in Miami Beach! Gerne wieder.

Posted by on 16 Feb 2016

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5 out of 5

Très beau voyage

Nous avons passés de très belles vacances. Très bel hôtel calme, très bien situé sur océan drive, à 2mn de la plage. Accueil sympathique du personnel, serviettes de bain et transats fourni, petite salle de sport climatisé, chambre propre avec petite salle de bain. Grand choix au petit déjeuner (pour info: il n y a pas de restaurant pour le midi et le soir). Nous recommandons sans problème cet hôtel et nous y retournerons avec grand plaisir! So

Posted by on 7 Jun 2015

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Property Features

The Balfour Hotel offers its guests an outdoor pool and a fitness centre. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. The business-friendly The Balfour Hotel also features multilingual staff, dry cleaning/laundry services, and room service (during limited hours). For a fee, parking is available. A complete renovation of The Balfour Hotel was completed in May 2021. This Art Deco Miami Beach hotel is smoke free.

  • 82 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • Built in 1940
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Bellhop
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: Miami International Airport (MIA) (17 km / 10.5 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

The Balfour Hotel offers 82 forms of accommodation with a safe and complimentary bottles of water. Pillowtop beds feature Frette Italian sheets and premium bedding. 42-inch Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include a shower with a rainfall showerhead, bathrobes, designer toiletries and complimentary toiletries. This Miami Beach hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include a hairdryer and blackout curtains. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Frette Italian linens
  • Shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Desk
  • Blackout curtains
  • Climate control
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

The Balfour Hotel has a restaurant on site.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool and a fitness centre.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Waterskiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Accessibility

If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

The credit card used to book the reservation must be presented by the cardholder at check-in along with matching photo identification.

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cots (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets are welcome for a feeService animals are exempt from fees.

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21 years old.

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Parcel deliveries will be accepted only for guests up to one week prior to a guest's arrival. First 3 parcels are included. The property will charge an additional fee for each additional package. Any deliveries received more than one week before or after a guest's stay will be returned. The hotel cannot be held responsible for lost or damaged goods.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21 years old. This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property. Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Gloves are available for guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • LGBTQ friendly
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available
  • No gap period between guests' stays

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A damage deposit of USD 100 will be collected before check-in. Resort fee: USD 28.50 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Pool access
  • Beach access
  • Beach loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Phone calls
  • In-room coffee

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 10.00 and USD 30.00 for adults, and USD 8.00 and USD 26.00 for children (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 45 per night (in/out privileges)
  • A pet fee will be charged
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Early check-in fee: USD 75 (subject to availability)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Balfour Lord
  • Lord Balfour
  • Lord Balfour Hotel
  • Lord Balfour Hotel Miami Beach
  • Lord Balfour Miami Beach
  • Wave Hotel Miami Beach
  • Room Mate Lord Balfour Hotel Miami Beach
  • Room Mate Lord Balfour Hotel
  • Room Mate Lord Balfour Miami Beach
  • Room Mate Lord Balfour
  • The Lord Balfour Hotel
  • Life House Ocean Drive
  • The Balfour Hotel Hotel
  • The Balfour Hotel Miami Beach
  • The Balfour Hotel Hotel Miami Beach

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).
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