My wife and I traveled to this hotel last weekend to celebrate my 30th birthday and we could not be more pleased with our experience. First off, the hotel is centrally located in Downtown Miami and is just yards away from the freeway exit. A cab ride to and from the hotel to the hotspots of South Beach will cost you around $25-30 each way.
Upon checking in to the hotel we were greeted warmly and were given the keys to our gorgeous room on the 25th floor overlooking the pool with breath-taking views of Biscayne Bay where we were able to relax out on our deck and gaze at the South Beach skyline and watch the huge cruise liners go in and out of port. Another added bonus was the free internet set-up in the room. When I read this from other reviewers I had thought it meant there was just free Wi-Fi in the rooms. However, there is actually a keyboard and monitor in the room that's wired to the internet. This was a major surprise and a huge bonus to our stay and we used it to keep up on our e-mail and check local restaurants.
While staying at EPIC we spent one entire morning/afternoon lounging around the pool area and it was fantastic. The pool staff are very friendly, will cater to all your food, beverage, or towel needs, and even surprised us with free frozen fruit popsicles while lounging poolside.
To top it all off, you can start every night off right with free happy hour wine while enjoying the beautiful weather and scenes outside of the Area 31 lounge.
All in all - I'm very happy we chose this hotel for our stay and if and when we go back to Miami we will not hesitate to book here again. There's definitely a reason why this hotel is rated #1 in downtown.