Situated directly on Ocean Drive, south of Fifth Street, in a neighbourhood better known as “SoFi” to the Miami Beach locals, Room Mate Lord Balfour is just a stone's throw away from the beach and Lummus Park. Nestled in the historic Art Deco district, Room Mate Lord Balfour is within close proximity of the city’s ever-expanding arts and culture scene, shopping options, restaurants and nightlife hotspots.
+ big rooms, comfortable beds, beautiful design, quiet rooms, clean, good shower, very good real cocktails at the bar, private beach! - very little bathroom, little space for clothes, breakfast is very basicComment of V. Hilde , Belgium the 2016-02-22
Excelence!Comment of B. Birger , Norway the 2015-08-24
We were allowed to check in an hour early. The room was clean and bright. We used the valet service because parking was not convenient and we would have had to walk several blocks with our luggage. $35 per day. $9.99 amenity fee per person and a $50 deposit per person for room snacks, beach towels etc. seems the charges all add up fast. Overall our stay was pleasant, quiet and all we hoped it would be.
"Great service and great location"
Spend 4 days with my wife in May. Location is great. You can walk to everything and the beach is 5 minuts away. Beach towels, beach chairs and umbrella is included. Hotel is placed in the quite end of Miami Beach / Ocean Drive and music/bars etc are 5-10 min walk up Ocean Drive. The hotel is expanding and there were some building noise but only a distant bip from backing trucks. The staff is the greatest, very friendly and helpfull.
"Nice hotel steps away from the beach"
This was a nice hotel to stay in SB for a few days. The room was clean and nice but my only complaint is the hard wood floors. Although nice to look at, I do not think it's practical for a hotel because of the noise you hear from the other rooms. I would say for the hotel to have carpet in the rooms so the other guest are not disturbed with the walking, yelling, and other loud noise. But overall good place to stay.
I stayed here during Art Basel 2016 and from the moment I checked into my room it smelled like rice and beans, just unclean that I had to switch rooms! On top of that the bed was extremely uncomfortable it had a noisy plastic cover that children sleep in and it was lumpy, I had lower back pain my whole trip! My bed back home felt so much better which is a shame for the overprice I paid during Basel. Worst part was when I checked out they charged me for all these items I never purchased such as breakfast buffet, drinks, and snacks which I never touched the entire trip! I had an awful stay at this place and would never pay so much for a place that seemed like a motel!! And they try to cheat their guests by charging for things I never ordered !!
"Second stay was as pleasant and memorable as the first!"
Like another recent review, the most important question is "would I want to come back and stay at this hotel again'" Well, this was my SECOND stay, and I'm already looking forward to the next. We arrived a little late in the evening and Anna at the front desk (with her charming Spanish accent and friendly, welcoming smile and attitude) made check-in very easy. By the way, the man working the front desk in the morning was equally friendly and helpful when I asked about beach towels, chairs and umbrella. Breakfast is INCLUDED and like all Room Mate hotels, is served until NOON! It's not a skimpy breakfast either. It's the kind of full breakfast buffet that you would expect at an upscale hotel. The Lord Balfour's location, at the southern end of Ocean Drive, provides some relief from the noise and chaos that is a bit further north... but not so far away that you can't still feel a part of that if you want to. Most, if not all of the rooms, have the same hip, trendy decor, which I personally find appealing. I'll be back later this summer!
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Diners Club - Japan Credit Bureau (JCB) - Discover
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 11:00 AM
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