Lord Balfour

350 Ocean Drive, Miami, FL, USA
South Beach

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18
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  • Rooms18
  • Public Spaces18
  • Service18.5
  • Overall18
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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.

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

  • 81 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

As of November 4, 2019 the Pool, Terrace, Fitness Room, and Restaurant will be closed for renovation. Pets are not allowed. Extra beds are not available. One child under 2 years stays free of charge in a crib (maximum of one crib per room).

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

11am

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  • Standard Queen

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 Queen Bed
    • 193 ft²/18 m².
    Amenities

    Views: no view.

    This room includes:

    • ADA Compliant
    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • central air conditioning
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • iron
    • Luxury Amenities bath amenities
    • stand up shower
    • working desk
  • Deluxe King

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 193 ft²/18 m².
    Amenities

    Views: no view.

    This room includes:

    • Cable TV Channels
    • central air conditioning
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • iron
    • Luxury Amenities bath amenities
    • stand up shower
    • working desk
  • Standard Two Queens

    • Fits 4 people
    • 2 Queen Beds
    • 215 ft²/20 m².
    Amenities

    Views: no view.

    This room includes:

    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • central air conditioning
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • iron
    • Luxury Amenities bath amenities
    • rain shower
    • stand up shower
    • working desk
  • Standard King

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 236 ft²/22 m².
    Amenities

    Views: no view.

    This room includes:

    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • iron
    • Luxury Amenities bath amenities
    • rain shower
    • stand up shower
    • working desk
  • Junior Suite

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 441 ft²/41 m².
    Amenities

    Views: no view.

    This room includes:

    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • iron
    • Luxury Amenities bath amenities
    • rain shower
    • separate living room
    • sofa sleeper
    • stand up shower
    • working desk
  • Junior Suite with Terrace

    • Fits 3 people but not more than 2 adults
    • 1 King Bed
    • 645 ft²/60 m².
    Amenities

    Views: street.

    This room includes:

    • Cable TV Channels, Private Terrace with Hot Tub & Seating
    • central air conditioning
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • iron
    • laptop safe
    • Luxury Amenities bath amenities
    • patio
    • rain shower
    • separate living room
    • stand up shower
    • working desk
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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

As of November 4, 2019 the Pool, Terrace, Fitness Room, and Restaurant will be closed for renovation. Pets are not allowed. Extra beds are not available. One child under 2 years stays free of charge in a crib (maximum of one crib per room).

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

11am

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