Kimpton EPIC Hotel

Brickell, Miami

Virgin rating

The hotel

Epic by name and epic by nature, the Kimpton Epic sits along the water’s edge, overlooking the glistening Biscayne Bay. Take a dip into one of the two rooftop pools, and sip on a cocktail in your private poolside cabana. Seeing as you’re set on the waterfront, seafood is a must, and you can dine looking out on the sea itself. In need of some me-time? Head to the spa for a treatment, or try your hand at a yoga class. And when the evenings roll in, head out and experience one of Miami’s cool bars, or retreat to your room for some down-time.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Valet parking
  • Close to Beach
  • Close to City Centre

Where is it

In Downtown Miami, overlooking the Miami River and Biscayne Bay. A short walk from local bars, restaurants and shops, and a short drive from Port Miami. Transfer time from Miami International Airport: 20 minutes.

Hotel information

411 rooms and suites on 30 floors. All with air-conditioning, private balcony, Samsung smart TV, telephone, WiFi access*, yoga mat, mini-bar*, tea/coffee making facilities, iHome docking station, hairdryer, safe, and iron and board. Cityview Premier Rooms are 475 sq ft, with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Water View King Premier Rooms are 475 sq ft and have and views of the marina, with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Junior Suites are 700 sq ft and have floor-to-ceiling windows, a spacious living area, 2 pool lounge chairs reserved daily, 2 bottles of water daily, outdoor Bluetooth speaker for use during stay, curated 'suite' playlist by Kimpton Director of Music Experience Laren Bucherie, and preferred restaurant reservations at Area 31. With 1 king-size bed and queen-size sofa bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Waterview One Bedroom Suites are 950 sq ft and have 2 private balconies, floor-to-ceiling windows, separate living room, chilled bottle of premium bubbles or wine, 2 pool lounge chairs and a cabana reserved daily, 2 bottles of water daily, outdoor Bluetooth speaker for use during stay, curated 'suite' playlist by Kimpton Director of Music Experience Laren Bucherie, preferred restaurant reservations in all Miami Kimpton restaurants, 2 pairs of Samba Sol flip flops, Avant Gallery curated art tour (reservations required), and access to the 29th floor special event experiences in the lounge. With 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Valet parking $44 plus tax, per night (payable locally, subject to change).

Area 31 (seafood-inspired menu, open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch). Zuma (Japanese cuisine, open for lunch and dinner Mon-Fri, and brunch and dinner Sat and Sun). 24-hour room service*.

Two rooftop pools. Poolside cabanas*. Exhale Spa*. 24-hour fitness centre. Fitness classes* including yoga and HIIT.

Kimpton Kids Program*. Complimentary morning coffee and tea in the lobby. Daily hosted wine hour every evening. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Concierge.

This hotel has a resort fee of $35 plus tax per room, per day (payable locally, subject to change)

Resort fee, tax and inclusions are subject to change - please see hotel check-in for current inclusions available to you upon arrival.

* Denotes local charge 

Please note: ​ the hotel will require a $150 deposit (subject to change) per room per night.  Refundable upon inspection of your accommodations after departure, minus the resort fee. 

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May 24, 2024 WorldWideTravel88 Bangkok, Thailand

This hotel is truly excellent in many ways and I found it significantly better than the local competition such as W next door. First off I arrived at 6am for (very) early check-in, not really expecting to get my room so early, but to my surprise they said no problem here are your keys. I did not get a suite upgrade as IHG Diamond which might be… Read more
This hotel is truly excellent in many ways and I found it significantly better than the local competition such as W next door. First off I arrived at 6am for (very) early check-in, not really expecting to get my room so early, but to my surprise they said no problem here are your keys. I did not get a suite upgrade as IHG Diamond which might be the only mild negative about my stay but considering the time I arrived at the hotel I was certainly not going to complain or push it. I don't know what is their upgrade policy for people checking in at normal time, I guess I could find out on a subsequent stay. The room looked great with soft color tones, quite modern, partial water views, and very bright. For a non-suite, this room would be hard to beat. As much as I liked the room, the breakfast was even better. The menu is wonderful - I think I could stay at this hotel for one week or more and I would not get bored. The Maine Lobster & King Crab Benedict was fantastic. Normally hotel breakfasts in the U.S. are inferior to most other countries particularly Asia, but at this Kimpton breakfast was above and beyond and can compete with the best hotel breakfasts in Asia. Oh and the service was great too. Overall I would return to Kimpton EPIC with no hesitation whatsoever. Not only was Kimpton cheaper than W (where I stayed before arriving to Kimpton), but Kimpton was better in any imaginable way. Read less
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May 23, 2024 Kimbella7

I had an overall great experience after a few minor hiccups that the hotel made accommodations for. The views were beautiful. Our Valet Mr. Jean Baptiste was nice and friendly and was really helpful getting all of the bags packed in the car. I would come back again for another stay
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May 20, 2024 joannavandriel Grand Cayman

I have stayed here about four times over a period spanning a decade. I don’t know if I will stay there again. We were there for four nights last week. The whole hotel is just looking a little tired (particularly the pool area). I felt the service was somewhat lacking and the rooms were getting a little jaded. My first time there I remember… Read more
I have stayed here about four times over a period spanning a decade. I don’t know if I will stay there again. We were there for four nights last week. The whole hotel is just looking a little tired (particularly the pool area). I felt the service was somewhat lacking and the rooms were getting a little jaded. My first time there I remember being seriously impressed… over the years the mini bar was no longer stocked. Now the tea and coffee facilities have gone. There used to be a place you could make tea and coffee in the lobby that has gone. Cocktail hour has returned with proper glasses which is something but really I think the hotel has slipped. Pool service is next to non existent. Servers didn’t seem to want to serve and it is way too much effort to actually lay your towels out for you. Shower by the pool dribbles water. So not the best really. Could do better. Should do better. If not, I’m moving to find something better. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Large beautiful rooms with breathtaking views in a stylish, perfect location with fabulous amenities and restaurants.

May 20, 2024 Explore716541

Fantastc rooms & bathrooms in a beautiful high rise with stunning views! I don’t think there’s any way to go wrong here. The location is perfectly set in Miami on the river. My room was large, modern, stylish, with a large balcony with views of the river, the pools, and downtown. Bathroom was huge with a gorgeous deep bathtub and shower. The… Read more
Fantastc rooms & bathrooms in a beautiful high rise with stunning views! I don’t think there’s any way to go wrong here. The location is perfectly set in Miami on the river. My room was large, modern, stylish, with a large balcony with views of the river, the pools, and downtown. Bathroom was huge with a gorgeous deep bathtub and shower. The hotel pools are large & stylish with wonderful views. Area 31 and Zuma are wonderful restaurants with more breathtaking views. I love Kimpton properties and this may be my favorite. The staff was so friendly and accommodating. It was a breath of fresh air after the grumpy service I experienced at my south beach hotel days earlier. Front desk employee Christian demonstrated the best customer service in the business. I cannot recommend this property enough. Read less
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May 20, 2024 John S Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Service was excellent and the room was spacious and practical. Located in heart of miami and has the best Japanese restaurant in house. Used the spa for a massage as well. Enjoyed the happy hour cocktails offered gratis which allowed us to meet other residents