My husband and I travel quite a bit and I have to say that the Epic Hotel in Miami is truly epic! We've stayed at other top quality hotels, but this hotel tops our list! We had stayed there for 3 nights about two weeks ago after a week long cruise and staying there was a great way to end our nice vacation.
We received an awesome deal from travelzoo and was able to book a king premier room with a balcony. The balcony over looked a part of the waterway and downtown area. Really nice! From the time we checked in, the staff was very welcoming and very pleasant. I was so impressed with how they allowed us to check in at such an early time as we left from our cruise real early in the morning. The rooms at the Epic is a whole other story. Very spacious and very clean equipped with more ammenities than you would expect at other lavish hotels. The bathroom is huge and very modern contemporary. It even has a window looking into the bedroom area. I enjoyed the flat screen desk top computer with free wi-fi (very convenient!), the flat screen tv, and the ever so comfortable beds!
The pool area is very nice with awesome views of downtown and the waterway. They have several pool areas to hang out at which is very pleasant as it wasn't crowded at all. When we went to hang out at the pool one day, the workers were always so attentive and so kind to refill our water glasses whenever they noticed it was half full! We also needed some information about renting a car and ended up talking to the conceirge at Epic. Not only was he very helpful and informative, but he also gave us some great tips on where to go and hang out around the dowtown Miami area as well as South Beach. Very helpful! If you plan to be out on the night on the town, the hotel is isn't too centralized. However, they do have River Lounge, a nice classy lounge bar to hang out at for drinks and to mingle as well as Area 31 at the hotel. If you plan to go out somewhere in South Beach, it is about a 15 minute drive and would cost about $25 for taxi ride. .
Our last night we decided to rest and stay in. We ordered room service and I was again impressed with how prompt they are. Although the food was very delicious, it was a bit pricey. One plate cost us about $40.
Overall, the Epic hotel in Miami is one hotel I would definitely return to. If you're looking for great top quality, great service, and a pleasant experience, Epic a Kimpton hotel in Miami was the hotel that provided that for my husband and I! We look forward to returning back to the Epic in Miami in the future!