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“Awesome Hotel!!!” 5 of 5 stars
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EPIC Hotel - a Kimpton Hotel
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   270 Biscayne Blvd Way, Miami, FL 33131 (Downtown)   |  
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New York City, New York
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Awesome Hotel!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012

I stayed here in June of 2010.

Everything, from your first step, to minute you step out the service is outstanding. Beautiful Decor, good size balcony, a hot night club in the hotel. Everything about this hotel is great except the location. It's quite off from Ocean Drive and South Beach, a 15 Min drive.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Carlos A
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JacquelinePloettner, Manager at EPIC Hotel - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, March 7, 2012
CarlosA
Thanks for your awesome review. We are glad you had an unforgettable stay at EPIC and enjoyed the modern décor of your guest room and stunning views over Miami and Biscayne Bay. EPIC offers something for every guest – tranquility at our Spa and pool area, fine dining in our award winning restaurants or sizzling night life at KYMA lounge.
We would love to have you back as our guest, please return soon.
Kind regards,
Jacqueline Ploettner, Resort Manager
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Haifa, Israel
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62 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

Outstanding hotel!
I stayed there in my first visit in Miami just after the opening at spring 2009.
As a "Kimpton in touch" member I was offered an extremely good deal! so I spent there the whole weekend!

First TIP: forget the Junior suite with the city view!
Although the simplest room is well designed with luxurious atmosphere and very enlightened the water view is the "Ace" of this hotel!
ask for high room in the center of the floor - I have got room 2606 and I could stay at the balcony for hours!

The stylish pool is full of beautiful people like in MTV clip :-)
The whole hotel is like came out from a MTV clip even the staff with their
light blue uniforms was so helpful and warm and always smile.

Second TIP: join "kimpton in touch" its free and you get free internet/wifi.

Two things you need to know:
1. there is no much parking near the hotel, Nevertheless I found the valet service very efficient and satisfy.
2. Its in down-town Miami - don't expect for sandy beach (all the staff was spoke about "the guy who walk by foot to Miami beach and beck" after I did it, its nice walk but I won't do it again).

Just go there and get best Experience - surely you will have story to tell about back home.

Room Tip: Room looking the water on hige floor is the best!
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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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4 Thank Assi A
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JacquelinePloettner, Manager at EPIC Hotel - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, March 7, 2012
Assi A
Thanks for your great comments and for sharing some EPIC insider tips with other travelers. We appreciate your loyalty to Kimpton. As a Kimpton In Touch member you have lots of perks, receive complimentary internet for your entire stay and even can ‘raid our minibar’. EPIC is a very trendy hotel, yet with a very personalized and attentive service. We are happy your stay was exciting and fun. …and here is our inside tip: next time you visit, just jump in a cap or take public transportation – EPIC is just a few minutes from the Miami Beaches and South Beach.
We are looking forward to your next stay with us.
Kind regards,
Jacqueline Ploettner, Resort Manager
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Westchester, NY
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35 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012

My family and I stayed at the EPIC last week and were very happy with this beautiful, new hotel. It used to be you had to go to South Beach to find fun in Miami - not anymore! One of the best sushi restaurants in the city is in the hotel, and I can't recommend enough the outside cocktail lounge overlooking the yachts docked nearby. Area 31 (on the 16th floor next to the pools) serves a reasonably priced breakfast and lunch, and is quite the party space after dark. The pools were very warm, and the crowd around the pool was mellow. Rooms and bathrooms are lovely, and wifi is free if you join the customer loyalty program. We liked it so much we looked at the apartments and townhouses located in the tower - very pretty and well priced.

Room Tip: Area 31 rocks at night, and even with the thick glass we could hear the party (our room was directly...
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank frequenttraveler9724
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JacquelinePloettner, Manager at EPIC Hotel - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, February 29, 2012
frequenttraveler9724
Thanks for your amazing feedback. We are thrilled to hear that you liked your stay so much that you are looking in to purchasing your own apartment at the EPIC Residences. EPIC is definitely the place to be in Miami. We do not only offer state of the art amenities, but our central location makes it very easy to explore Miami and its neighborhood - by foot or car.
We are looking forward to your next visit, either to dine in ZUMA or our signature restaurant AREA31, or as our hotel guest.
Please return soon.
Best wishes,
Jacqueline Ploettner, Resort Manager
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

We stayed at the club level where personal attention at the reception was great. However during our whole stay the receptables in the bath room did not work despite twice having called in engineering. One day we tried to get lunch on the terrace of Area 31 adjacent to the swimming pool area. We bypassed the normal entrance and they just let us sit there for 25 min although they passed us several times. It showed a lack of respect for their customers. At least they could have indicated that we needed to follow the proper entry. I would not say this was
indicative for the overall service level because many others were really trying to give the best of themselves. However for the price paid the value was not there.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Evhsf
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JacquelinePloettner, Manager at EPIC Hotel - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, February 29, 2012
Evhsf
Thanks for sharing your comments. We are sorry we fell short on providing you attentive service, but we are happy your overall stay was enjoyable and the club level team took good care of you.
We would love to have you back as our guest, to show you we can do much better than your previous experience. Please return soon.
Best wishes,
Jacqueline Ploettner, Resort Manager
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Calgary, Alberta
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11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

We stayed at Epic for 6 nights and loved every minute of it. From the moment we arrived, staff was very attentive and made sure that all of our needs were met. Quiet rooms, comfortable beds, luxurious bathroom, wi-fi, beautiful view...it all added up to a fantastic experience. The only downside of this hotel is that it is the location. We like to get out and walk around to experience the city and find great shops and restaurants and there is not much around the hotel to enjoy. We ended up taking cabs to South Beach and the Brickell area to find the atmosphere that we like.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank love2travel040
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JacquelinePloettner, Manager at EPIC Hotel - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, February 25, 2012
love2travel040
Thanks for such a fantastic review. We are thrilled to hear about your wonderful experience at EPIC, from our staff service, to our comfy rooms and amenities. We are very centrally located in downtown Miami, just a short drive away from South Beach, Coral Gables and the Design District/Midtown. We are glad you loved every minute of your stay and looking forward to your return.
Best wishes,
Jacqueline Ploettner, Resort Manager
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N ft Myers
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2012

The Epic met every expectation of a luxury hotel. The staff were professional and caring, the view from our room-absolutely spectacular. The room is so very classy, I took notes for my home. The decor is just exquisite. Pool and deck looked incredible-on the river with boats going by. Did not have time for a swim. Room service AM coffee on time and generous portion size.

I cannot wait to return!!!!!!!P.S .FRETTE linens-does it get any better?

Room Tip: water view
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Ira S
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JacquelinePloettner, Manager at EPIC Hotel - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, February 23, 2012
Ira S
Thanks for a perfect review. We are thrilled you had an amazing time, loved our rooms and bedding with luxurious FRETTE linen and our modern décor.
It is definitely fun watching yachts and large boats passing along Miami River, next to our hotel. We are glad you felt pampered by our staff and our services offered.
We are looking forward to your next stay.
Best wishes,
Jacqueline Ploettner, Resort Manager
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Brentwood, California
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124 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

I am a Kimpton Fan. This, by far, is the best one we have stayed at.

The bed was luxurious. Room is kept clean.

The bathroom had a great layout. This time the robes aren't leopard/animal print like all the other kimptons had.

Room service was excellent. We ordered Eggs Benedict and the Continental Breakfast (which included coffee and OJ) that cost us $38.00 which was worth having breakfast on the porch overlooking the pool and the bay. I was considering looking for a brunch place with a great view around the area (thinking that room service almost always is too overpriced), but we ended up enjoying the room service - no driving around and looking for parking. It was very stress-free - which vacations should be.

The valet was always busy though. Try to call ahead in your room beforehand.. it helps to expedite it.

Epic Hotel was perfect.. from Check-in to Check-Out.

Room Tip: Call Valet ahead of time in your room. Ask for a room away from the elevators.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank tiglao
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JacquelinePloettner, Manager at EPIC Hotel - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, February 22, 2012
tiglao
Thanks for your wonderful comments and for naming us the “best Kimpton hotel you have stayed at”. We are happy to read your comments about our well kept and luxurious guest rooms and how much you enjoyed your ‘In Room Dining brunch’ on your private balcony - definitely a great way to start an amazing vacation.
We can’t wait to spoil you again and looking forward to your next stay at EPIC.
Best wishes,
Jacqueline Ploettner, Resort Manager
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Address: 270 Biscayne Blvd Way, Miami, FL 33131
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Location: United States > Florida > Miami > Downtown
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Miami
#5 Romantic Hotel in Miami
#5 Luxury Hotel in Miami
#7 Family Hotel in Miami
#8 Business Hotel in Miami
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Hotel Class:5 star — EPIC Hotel - a Kimpton Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 411
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
EPIC Hotel is the premier luxury hotel in Miami, a sparkling cosmopolitan destination on the bank of the Miami River where it meets Biscayne Bay. A stunning addition to Miami, this hotel, a Kimpton Hotel, epitomizes urban design while offering guests a level of style and service expected of such a resort. With exceptional amenities, breathtaking views and dining venues like Area 31, EPIC Hotel makes for an unparalleled Miami experience. ... more   less 
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