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“An Epic Turnaround: Glad To Have a Downtown Miami Kimpton!” 5 of 5 stars
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Kimpton EPIC Hotel
Ranked #10 of 121 Hotels in Miami
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Tampa, FL
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78 reviews
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“An Epic Turnaround: Glad To Have a Downtown Miami Kimpton!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Last year, after a stay at the Epic for the Miami Boat Show, I sadly wrote a very negative review about the Epic. The Kimpton Hotel Chain, hotels we adore, had just taken it over and had not had time to bring it up to Kimpton standards. Well, what a difference a year makes!! We gave the hotel another shot during the 2014 Boat Show and, boy, does it shine!! In every way.

We knew, right away, that things were different beginning with staff. The people we had praised last year were still there, doing a great job. The conniving concierge and the sneaky bartender were long gone!

Reservations, check-in, excellent advance rates for a downtown Miami hotel, lovely amenities were perfect. The double king room was spacious, clean and, as always, filled with those architectural details that distinguish Kimpton. The view overlooking the bay and surrounding skyscrapers is amazing.

No service was too small. The restaurants, Zuma and Area 31, were delicious adventures in cuisine and people watching, room service was prompt and delicious and concierge service got us a car and driver for the day on short notice.

It was a perfect stay -- I mean really....how often can you say that about a hotel?? Great to see the Epic transformed by Kimpton.

Room Tip: Ask for a water view looking towards the cruise terminal.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

We stayed at the EPIC when we moved to Miami last year while we waited on our furniture to arrive. It was clean, modern and had great restaurants. Our room was spacious and very comfortable. We also had a lovely view of the Miami River and a little of the bay. We highly recommend the hotel.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014 via mobile

I was truly impressed with the hotel. The ambiance was nice and the room was quite large. The view of the river and neighboring buildings at night weren't as bad as I thought they we would be. I highly recommend Epic even for a night stay.

Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Beautiful lobby, spacious rooms, delicious in house restaurant (Area 31) was incredible, heard that Zuma is even more so. Had a king view room w/ balcony which was perfect. Love the Kimpton chain, they are our "go-to" hotels when not staying at vacation rentals. Kimptons are consistently consistent and wonderful.

Service, setting, cleanliness, appointments, comfort, customer care, In-Touch membership are all exemplary.

Can't go wrong, highly recommend Kimptons and Epic at every occasion.

Green Features: Eco-friendly and recycle program is reassuring, promising and more reason to stay at this and any Kimpton.
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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

First off i'd like to thank the G.M. Brett Orlando who has been quiet gracious and there for all my concerns. Working in the same industry but filling ships i truly do like when the service is just as good as the accommodations.

The first time i stayed at the Epic in Miami was in September and will be staying tomorrow night for Valentines Day with my girlfriend(which they assisted me with flowers etc). From the second you pull up to the lobby i could tell it was going to be a great time. Coming into the private elevators going up to my room the first thing i loved was the view, right in the heart of Downtown, and the view was amazing(across from the ViceRoy) and the waterway below. What i especially did like was the handwritten note Brett left in my room; I'm big when it comes to the small things.
Room service is great, room is great and look forward to going to Area 31 this time which i didn't have time last time as well as the pool area.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

I decided to book a room for the night since we were having a romantic dinner at the hotel Zuma. The hotel is gorgeous, the service is top notch! We asked for a late checkout and it was no problem. The door key even worked after check out time. There is a great happy hour on the 16th floor by the pool. Valet was very courteous and professional even when it was a madhouse. This is our first visit to this hotel and being Miami locals it will not be our last! Loved loved this hotel!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

This is the second time I've stayed at the Epic and both experiences have been excellent. A nice clean and modern feel to the hotel. Great views of the Miami River opening up onto the Bay. The staff is extremely helpful and friendly. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend. The outdoor bar on the 16th floor is a great place for a cocktail.

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Property: Kimpton EPIC Hotel
Address: 270 Biscayne Blvd Way, Suite 29, Miami, FL 33131-2123 (Formerly EPIC Hotel - a Kimpton Hotel)
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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 ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Miami
#5 Romantic Hotel in Miami
#6 Spa Hotel in Miami
#7 Family Hotel in Miami
#8 Business Hotel in Miami
#8 Luxury Hotel in Miami
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Kimpton EPIC Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 411
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kimpton 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, Kimpton EPIC Hotel makes for an unparalleled Miami experience. ... more   less 
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