i loved epic! i'm a kimpton in-touch member and prefer to stay at kimpton wherever i travel and wherever it's available. from bonaldo at the front desk, who greeted me with a big smile and an upgraded room, to the excellent pool area and exhale spa on 16th, to the big tub and roomy bathroom and spacious fitness center, i was an extremely happy guest! my large room with a balcony view on the 24th floor of downtown miami and the river was quite lovely. i was only at epic for one night (a reward night i claimed as an in-touch member) and it was incredibly worth it!! i would definitely come back.
note: it's in downtown miami, not south beach; hence, it's more for the business traveler, or those who don't want to stay in south beach. nonetheless, i knew this going in and enjoyed my stay immensely!