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EPIC Hotel - a Kimpton Hotel
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   270 Biscayne Blvd Way, Miami, FL 33131 (Downtown)   |  
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“Stellar Hotel but know about the location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Hotel is awesome. Staff is phenomenal. Room is luxurious. Great Balconies that have great views of the city. Great Pool! The ONLY thing is it's a 20 dollar cab ride to South Beach. It's close to the downtown core, but if you want to be where the action is on South Beach and you don't have a car, then it's not the location for you. If you DO have a car, then I would highly recommend it!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JacquelinePloettner, Manager at EPIC Hotel - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, January 25, 2013
VanCanucksFan
Thanks for sharing, you are absolutely correct. We are not a South Beach hotel. We love to hear you enjoyed our staff and the luxurious rooms. That's what we are all about!

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Jacqueline Ploettner
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

I've stayed at both this property and the JW Marriott across the street for 4-week stays and the Epic gets the edge. The rooms are quite comfortable, not as plush as the JW, but the functional balconies are just wonderful. The pool area is well designed (and serviced). The Zuma restaurant is superb and is quite the weekend draw of beautiful people. Drawbacks: the workspace area in the room is poorly designed and too small for serious work. A separate desk would be appreciated; weekends can be loud with the absolutely unrelenting throb of DJ music hours poolside; and the gym was small and cramped as equipped.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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JacquelinePloettner, Manager at EPIC Hotel - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, January 25, 2013
jimdago
Thanks so much for your honest feedback. I am happy you liked our wonderful balconies and the pool. We are certainly looking into your critique in regards to the work space in the room.
Please come back soon!

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Jacqueline Ploettner
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

As long as you are willing to miss the ocean view and enjoy the pool this place is a WOW. Sleek, clean, minimalist decor but cetainly not minimal service! Staff members are wonderfully attentive! Rooms are well equipped and luxurious. We will return!

Room Tip: Venture out for food. That would be our only suggestion. Restaurant is not owned by the hotel and th...
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JacquelinePloettner, Manager at EPIC Hotel - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, January 25, 2013
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We love to hear the following comment you made: "Sleek, clean, minimalist decor but cetainly not minimal service" That's what we are all about. Thanks again for sharing.
We hope to have you back soon.

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Jacqueline Ploettner
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We had some fantastic days at The Epic in December. The staff was fantastic and did everything to make your stay pleasant. The hotel has a fantastic view over downtown Miami and the beaches of SoBe are only a short drive away.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JacquelinePloettner, Manager at EPIC Hotel - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, January 25, 2013
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Thanks for recogizing our kind staff. Your comments will be shared with the team!
Come back and see us soon

EPIC wishes,

Jacqueline Ploettner
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Stayed at the Epic in October 2012 with my 8 year old daughter. What a magnificent hotel!

The facilities are first rate, the staff are helpful and polite but without being overbearing. The restaurants were excellent and the bar at night was a truly lovely place to relax.
The concierge in particular was superb, he arranged a convertible car for us to hit the Florida Keys and couldnt have been more helpful.
Overall, a superb choice for anybody who wants access to nightlife and enjoys a very cool, relaxed place to stay. I will be back!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JacquelinePloettner, Manager at EPIC Hotel - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, January 25, 2013
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We are thrilled you chose our hotel and had a great time. "Very cool, relaxed place to stay" combined with a helpful and polite staff not being overbearing. Thank you for these kind words!
Please come back soon!

EPIC wishes
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

The EPIC is a convenient place to stay in downtown Miami. It is a tad swanky, but the decor is far from over the top. Although it is obvious that the lamborghinis parked outside are just for show.

My room was comfortable and came equipped with a computer and free internet access. The balcony is of an adequate size; mine faced the city as oppossed to the water. The water pressure and hot water in the shower were less than desired, but overall I liked the room. Coming from NYC, the in-hotel restaurant Zuma is a bit overpriced and not as great as everyone raves. The staff in general was very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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JacquelinePloettner, Manager at EPIC Hotel - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, January 25, 2013
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Thanks for sharing. I am glad you had a good time with us.
Please come back and see us soon

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

When you think of Miami you often think of South Beach. While I love the beach, my husband and I decided that we would try something new and away from the madness of South Beach on our last trip. We chose the EPIC hotel in Miami's re-invented downtown area and really enjoyed our stay there. It's an easy drive to the beach (along with all the beach has to offer) but the hotel with its water views, fantastic pool and great restaurant allowed us to explore a different side of Miami!

Room Tip: Room with a view. Our room had a nice size balcony overlooking the river which we really enjoyed.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JacquelinePloettner, Manager at EPIC Hotel - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, January 25, 2013
danamnyc
Thanks for your feedback. I like your expression about the re-invented downtown area. It's really upcoming and we are right there.
Please come to back to enjoy our views and the pool on the 16th floor.
EPIC wishes

Jacqueline Ploettner
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Address: 270 Biscayne Blvd Way, Miami, FL 33131
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Location: United States > Florida > Miami > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Miami
#3 Luxury Hotel in Miami
#3 Romantic Hotel in Miami
#3 Spa Hotel in Miami
#5 Business Hotel in Miami
#5 Family Hotel in Miami
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — EPIC Hotel - a Kimpton Hotel 4.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The new 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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