Quickly making a name for itself in South Beach's emerging SoFi (South of 5th) neighborhood, the luxurious, boutique, and retro-chic Lord Balfour hotel proves that style, sophistication, and the full-throttle, present-day Miami Beach experience need not require the deepest of deep pockets. The guest rooms within this refurbished art deco building are bold, fun, and flavorful with sleek bamboo floors, tree-trunk nightstands, and British-inspired leather-tufted headboards,
chairs, and benches—all under constant watch of the larger-than-life tattooed vixen that graces every bedside wall. Though the hotel currently lacks a swimming pool and does not offer all the amenities of a resort, it still delivers the stellar service of the beach's other superlative tenants. This is the perfect fit for young sophisticates who actually desire to go out and experience South Beach (as opposed to sitting at the resort all day) and still want stylish digs to return to.