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Get an overview of this hotelStylish boutique hotel on Ocean Drive

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Free WiFi
Restaurant
Smoke-free property
24-hour front desk
Multilingual staff

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.

Sense of style

Room Mate 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 Room Mate Lord Balfour feature bamboo hardwood floors, 40-inch televisions, and iPod docking stations.

Room Mate Lord Balfour

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Constructed in 1940, Room Mate 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 pays 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, incorporated 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. WiFi 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) 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Concierge services 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Terrace 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Restaurant 
  • Year Built 1940 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Wedding services 

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Premium bedding 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Free local calls 
  • Minibar 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Slippers 
  • Shower only 
  • Rainfall showerhead 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Desk 
  • iPod docking station 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 

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 
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Water skiing nearby 
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Parasailing nearby 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-in time ends at midnight

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:

There is no after-hours reception at this property. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning.
Airport shuttle service is available on request during limited hours. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

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

No rollaway/extra beds available

No cribs (infant beds) available

Parcel deliveries will be accepted only for guests up to one week prior to a guest's arrival; guests are allowed 3 complimentary packages. 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. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Deposit: USD 50.00 per night
  • Resort fee: USD 9.99 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Beach loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Internet access
  • Phone calls
  • In-room safe
  • In-room bottled water
  • Housekeeping
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.
  • Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 14.00 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 0 per night (rates may vary)
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 24 per person (roundtrip)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 35.00 per night (in/out privileges)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • 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
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  • Room Mate Lord Balfour

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the cruise terminal and airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.


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