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Frette Italian sheets, premium bedding, pillow top beds, minibar
Frette Italian sheets, premium bedding, pillow top beds, minibar
Frette Italian sheets, premium bedding, pillow top beds, minibar
Frette Italian sheets, premium bedding, pillow top beds, minibar

Guest reviews

4.2 out of 5 Very good
994 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Air conditioning
Parking Available

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment


Explore the area

Popular LocationCollins Avenue Shopping Area1 min walk
Popular LocationLummus Park Beach3 min walk
Popular LocationMiami Beach Marina11 min walk
AirportMiami, FL (MIA-Miami Intl.)17 min drive

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  • Standard Double Room

    Room amenities

    • 265 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsStandard Double Room
  • Standard Quadruple Room

    Room amenities

    • 274 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    More detailsStandard Quadruple Room
  • Family Double Room

    Room amenities

    • 435 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    More detailsFamily Double Room
  • Superior Room

    Room amenities

    • 435 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsSuperior Room
  • Premium Room

    Room amenities

    • 195 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsPremium Room
  • Grand Room

    Room amenities

    • 645 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsGrand Room

About this area

Miami Beach

Located in Miami Beach's South Beach neighbourhood, Life House, Ocean Drive is in the entertainment district and near the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Ocean Drive and Lummus Park Beach, while Vizcaya Museum and Gardens and Miami Seaquarium are popular area attractions. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at American Airlines Arena or Marlins Park. With snorkelling, waterskiing and parasailing nearby, you'll find plenty of adventures in the water. Our guests love the hotel's quiet location.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Collins Avenue Shopping Area - 1 min walk
  • Lummus Park Beach - 3 min walk
  • Espanola Way and Washington Avenue - 4 min walk
  • Miami Beach Marina - 11 min walk
  • Lincoln Road Mall - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • Adrienne Arsht Center Metromover Station - 7 min drive
  • Hialeah Market Station - 15 min drive
  • AirportMiami, FL (MIA-Miami Intl.) - 17 min drive


  • Big Pink - 4 min walk
  • Otentic Fresh Food - 5 min walk
  • A Fish Called Avalon - 5 min walk
  • Las Olas - 7 min walk
  • Puerto Sagua Restaurant - 7 min walk

About this property

Life House, Ocean Drive

Art Deco Miami Beach hotel in South Beach, walk to Ocean Drive
This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool and valet parking. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, concierge services, laundry facilities and a 24-hour front desk are on-site. All 81 rooms offer comforts such as pillowtop beds and Frette Italian sheets, plus complimentary wireless Internet access and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Other amenities available to guests include minibars, room service (during limited hours) and rainfall showerheads.
Life House, Ocean Drive offers 81 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with minibars and a safe. Pillowtop beds feature Frette Italian sheets and premium bedding. 42-inch Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include a shower with a rainfall showerhead, designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers.

This Miami Beach hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and an iron/ironing board. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.

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

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free nearby parking
  • Valet parking: USD 40 per night
  • Limited parking spaces

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool


  • ATM/banking services
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Water dispenser

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish


  • Beach towels
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Frette Italian sheets
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Premium bedding


  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shampoo
  • Shower
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper


  • 42-inch flat-screen TV
  • TV/satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar


  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Phone
  • Safe



Check-in between 3:00 PM and 4:00 AM
Early check-in subject to availability
Late check-in subject to availability
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
The credit card used to book the reservation must be presented by the cardholder at check-in along with matching photo identification.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

    A damage deposit of USD 100 will be collected before check-in.

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 the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Valet parking fee: USD 40 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be 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 18 years old.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property
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.

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms

Property is also known as

Balfour Lord
Lord Balfour
Lord Balfour Hotel
Lord Balfour Hotel Miami Beach
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Wave Hotel Miami Beach
Room Mate Lord Balfour Hotel Miami Beach
Room Mate Lord Balfour Hotel
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The Lord Balfour Hotel
Life House, Ocean Drive Hotel
Life House, Ocean Drive Miami Beach
Life House, Ocean Drive Hotel Miami Beach

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Life House, Ocean Drive and receive a full refund?
Yes, Life House, Ocean Drive offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Life House, Ocean Drive cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does Life House, Ocean Drive have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.
Is Life House, Ocean Drive pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Life House, Ocean Drive?
Valet parking is available for USD 40 per night. Limited spots are available. There is free parking nearby.
What time is check-in at Life House, Ocean Drive?
Check-in is from 3:00 PM to 4:00 AM. A fee applies for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability). Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at Life House, Ocean Drive?
Checkout is at noon. Late checkout is available for a fee (amount may vary).
Where is Life House, Ocean Drive located?
Located in South Beach, this boutique hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Ocean Drive, Collins Avenue Shopping Area, and Miami Beach Boardwalk. Lummus Park Beach and Espanola Way and Washington Avenue are also within 5 minutes.
Very good
994 reviews
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4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Poor
1 - Terrible




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

2/5 Poor

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness
Sad face IconDisliked: Staff & service
Huge dissatisfaction
The hotel was not what I expected it to be at all! The photos are very deceiving! The hotel charged me before I check in even though I selected the pay later option. The room was very small. I was denied late check out because “the room was being used at 3pm” I have never been denied late checkout! Especially not for such a reason. It was clean at least.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

3/5 Okay

Travelled with family
Sad face IconDisliked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Initially I was pretty excited to stay at this hotel. It looked great online and it’s in a great location. However, I was quite disappointed when it was time to check in. The front desk attendants were nice when I was actually able to find them. The front desk was often left alone with a line of guests building up. It was extremely hard to find someone to help you. The room was extremely small and cramped.The bathroom was so tiny to the point where the toilet was practically touching the sink. The shower water was constantly spilling onto the floor leaving a puddle after every use. The towels were stained and the washcloths were dingy. The rooms didn’t even have a phone to be able to call the front desk. I had to use my cell phone and be only hold forever just to speak to someone. Not sure what type of relationship the restaurant in there has with the hotel but neither party seemed to know what the other was about. I had to go back and forth between the two to get any answers on anything. The valet was ridiculously expensive and street parking was basically non existent leaving us no choice. The hotel is in a great location though. On ocean drive but away from the hustle and bustle and right across from the beach.
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2019

4/5 Good

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

4/5 Good

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Ok stay
Location was nice. Service was ok.
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2019

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