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Stylish boutique hotel on Ocean Drive

On Ocean Drive

This chic South Beach boutique hotel, housed in an Art Deco–era building on Ocean Drive, is across from the beach and a block from the SoFi club scene.

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Sense of style

Lord Balfour's unique style is reflected in its vintage decor featuring mirrors and soft textures. Amenities at this Miami Beach hotel include a lobby bar.

Techno-chic rooms

All guestrooms at the Lord Balfour feature bamboo hardwood floors, 40-inch televisions, and iPod docking stations.

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Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Constructed in 1940, Hotel Lord Balfour is an outstanding example of the Steamline Moderne style marked with forms of the industrial design of the era, designed by noted period Architect Anton Skislewicz.

With a nod to history and tradition, the hotel will take on its original moniker, and pay homage to Lord Balfour in a contemporary way. Vintage converges with modern in, at times, quirky design elements that deliver a touch of the unexpected. Malcolm Berg, and the team from Edge of Architecture, incorporate innovative and witty design to enhance the overall guest experience.

The hotel features a veranda on Ocean Drive to people watch or enjoy a refreshing beverage from the bar. The lobby incorporates a bar as well as a restaurant, and the space retains a few key original art deco elements, including a beautiful terrazzo floor and fireplace. Elevator doors retain some delicate detailing from the 1940’s. The interior palm courtyard allows you to escape and enjoy a morning coffee or evening cocktail.

Upon entering the hotel, a prominent display of mirrors makes a mockery of vanity underscoring the idea of self-celebrity ever present today. Clever words deliver messages in unexpected places, and the first encounter is a canopy of sorts leading to the hotel’s reception desk. A variety of textures begging you to reach out and touch have been integrated throughout the hotel in a whimsical way.

Guests have complimentary access to the fitness and business centers. Wireless Internet access is available throughout the hotel. Beach access is across the street through a small park.

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Total number of rooms - 64
  • Number of floors - 4
  • ATM/banking
  • Bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Elevator/lift
  • Fitness facilities
  • Beach/pool umbrellas
  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • Multilingual staff
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Luggage storage
  • Restaurant
  • Year Built 1940
  • Smoke-free property
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Television in lobby
  • Wedding services
  • Limo or Town Car service available
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Family Friendly Amenities

  • Refrigerator (on request)
  • Microwave (on request)


Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge)


Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels
  • Premium bedding
  • Air conditioning
  • Climate control
  • Phone
  • Free local calls
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Refrigerator (on request)
  • Designer toiletries
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Slippers
  • Shower only
  • Iron/ironing board
  • In-room safe
  • Desk
  • Cribs/infant beds available
  • Flat-panel TV
  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • iPod docking station
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets
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Where to Eat

Lobby Bar - Serves British beers and a range of cocktails in the Art Deco lobby area.

Nearby Things to Do

The hotel does not have a swimming pool or sundeck. Beach access is a half-block away through a small park. Lounge chairs and umbrellas are included in the resort fee. Water sports equipment can be rented on the beach from independent operators. Miami Beach Golf Club is 18 blocks away.

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

  • Golfing nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
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To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessibility equipment for the deaf
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

Hotel Policies


Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-in time starts at 3 PM


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are 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.

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You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at the hotel:
  • Resort fee: USD 18 per accommodation, per night
The hotel resort fee includes:
  • Breakfast
  • Beach loungers
  • Internet access
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Valet parking fee: USD 35.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Deposit: USD 100.00 per night (for stays between 1 January - 31 December)
  • Spring Break deposit: USD 100.00 per night (for stays between 1 January - 31 December)
  • Refrigerator fee: USD 10.00 per day
  • In-room microwave fee: USD 10.00 per day
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

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