Lord Balfour

350 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL, USA
South Beach

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18.5
Rating

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Ratings Breakdown

  • Rooms18.5
  • Public Spaces18
  • Service19
  • Overall18.5
23
Reviews

Most recent review:

What I liked:

Everything, especially the attitude of the staff, very friendly and welcoming

What the hotel could do better:

Nothing, had a wonderful stay!

Andrew

Stayed May 2015

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Hotel Description

In a town that’s not known for its subtlety, it’s a refreshing surprise to see a boutique hotel that aims small. Not small in quality, or in personality, but simply small in sheer size. While the competition falls over itself to boast of the biggest yacht, the biggest diamond-crusted martini, the biggest pool-party DJ night, the Lord Balfour is content to deliver a simple, classic boutique-hotel experience — which, we scarcely need mention, is what it’s all about.

Lord Balfour himself — the historical personage, that is — was a colorful Tory prime minister before the First World War, and he’s remembered today for his outsize personality rather than his political record. It’s in a certain vain, whimsical, genteel cockiness that he serves as the hotel’s inspiration. Not the typical mascot for South Beach, admittedly, but of course that’s entirely the point.

There’s a bit of British wit on display here, in honor of the hotel’s namesake, but the experience, when you get right down to it, is pure South Beach: bold design, swanky comforts, with a highly desirable location in the South of Fifth district. The rooms feature modernist furnishings, post-modern art, and amenities that are perfectly in tune with the times; this season that means Etro bath products, Corinelli linens, and iPhone docking stereos.

For the full velvet-rope bottle-service treatment, look elsewhere. For pool parties and pop-up restaurants you’ll have to travel. It’ll do you some good to see the rest of South Beach, frankly — and it’s a privilege, frankly, to find the Lord Balfour’s residential comforts and welcoming atmosphere awaiting your return.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 64 Rooms
  • Style: Modern Design
  • Atmosphere: Quiet

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • Bar
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Valet parking (charges apply)

Need to Know

Pets are not allowed. One child under 12 years stays free of charge when using existing beds. Extra beds are not available. One child under 2 years stays free of charge in a crib. The maximum number of cribs in a room is 1.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

11am

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • Bar
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Valet parking (charges apply)

Need to Know

Pets are not allowed. One child under 12 years stays free of charge when using existing beds. Extra beds are not available. One child under 2 years stays free of charge in a crib. The maximum number of cribs in a room is 1.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

11am

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