Kimpton EPIC Hotel

Miami, Florida

Hotel rating
Trip advisor rating: 4.5 Based on 3746 reviews

The hotel

This hotel is Epic by name but is it epic by nature? You bet it is! Described as an ‘extravagant base camp’, it’s counted as one of the best 500 hotels in the world (2015) and we can see why. You have the option of arriving by yacht at the hotel’s very own private marina, spending the rest of the day deep-sea fishing or soaking up the sun. Fancy a swim? You’ve two pools to choose from, one that occupies a sixteenth-floor pool terrace and comes complete with great views and private cabanas for hire. There’s also a state-of-the-art fitness centre and Exhale Spa for massage, facials, scrubs and more. Like the swimming pool, Area 31 is perched on the sixteenth floor to bring you waterfront dining at its finest. Given the hotel’s proximity to the ocean, fresh seafood is a speciality, accompanied by a delicious glass or two of wine. For modern Japanese cuisine, Zuma is ideal or listen to everything from Classic Jazz to the Bossa Nova at the lively Lilt Lounge.

Amenities

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

Where is it

In Downtown Miami, alongside the Brickell business district and the lively Biscayne Bay area.

Hotel information

411 rooms on 30 floors. All with air-conditioning, private balcony, 55-inch flatscreen TV, telephone, WiFi*, tea/coffee maker, iHome docking station, hairdryer, safe, iron and board. Premier Rooms with 1 king-size bed or 2 queen beds, sleeping max 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Water View King Premier Rooms have private balcony and 1 king-size bed, sleeping max 2 adults

Tall Rooms have 1 extra-long king-size bed, sleeping max 2 adults

Water View 1-Bed Suites have private balcony, 1 king-size bed and separate lounge area with seating area and queen-size sofa bed, sleeping max 2 adults

Junior Suites are loft-style suites with private balcony, seating area and floor-to-ceiling windows, have 1 king-size bed and queen-size sofa bed, sleeping max 2 adults and 2 children

Presidential Suites have 1 king-size bed and separate lounge area with dining area, seating area and queen-size sofa bed, sleeping max 2 adults and 2 children

2 swimming pools with furnished sundecks. Private cabanas*. Fitness Centre. Exhale Spa*. Private dockside.

Valet parking $39, plus tax per night (payable locally, subject to change).

Area 31 Restaurant (breakfast, lunch and dinner), Zuma Miami (Japanese cuisine, lunch and dinner), Lilt Lounge.

Complimentary morning coffee and tea. Hosted wine hour every evening from 5.00-6.00pm. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. 24-hour reception. Room service*.

*Denotes local charge

Trip advisor rating: 4.5 Based on 3746 reviews

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Feb 22, 2019 chris07s2017 Ramsey, United Kingdom

The hotel rooms are bit dated and in need of a refurb. The noise from the pool level at night is unacceptable, when we complained we were told it is mentioned on the website would be nice to be told a check in so w have a choice of being kept awake. If you stay ask to be well up from the pool level we were 20th floor and were told to escape the… Read more
The hotel rooms are bit dated and in need of a refurb. The noise from the pool level at night is unacceptable, when we complained we were told it is mentioned on the website would be nice to be told a check in so w have a choice of being kept awake. If you stay ask to be well up from the pool level we were 20th floor and were told to escape the noise you need to be 30th or above. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great location, outstanding hotel

Feb 22, 2019 PJRibadeneira Cumbaya, Ecuador

We hadn't been at the Kimpton Epic for more than 6 years and, now that we were back, we were quite glad the hotel keeps its premiumness! Large and comfortable rooms, killing view to the bay, top gym and a relaxing pool make this hotel one of our favorite ones in Miami!
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Feb 18, 2019 Jroseyy

This was the first time I stayed in downtown Miami with friends to celebrate Miami Carnival. This hotel is superb by far, upon arrival the hotel has a water front view. The hotel does have residential side but you won't get confused as the entrances are different. A doorman is opening the door when you enter or leave the hotel, which I found to… Read more
This was the first time I stayed in downtown Miami with friends to celebrate Miami Carnival. This hotel is superb by far, upon arrival the hotel has a water front view. The hotel does have residential side but you won't get confused as the entrances are different. A doorman is opening the door when you enter or leave the hotel, which I found to be very exquisite. The lobby is decorative with fresh flowers and high ceilings leaving a breath-taking modern concept. The hotel does offer an Asian Fusion restaurant located on the opposite side of the lobby. Once we checked in and made our way to the room we shocked at the lavish room and balcony. The room included a two-sink bathroom with a tub and shower separate from each other. From the tub there is an opening which gives a view to the bedroom. The room had two queens size beds, television, night stand, snack bar, and desk. The balcony gave the view of the water front and the downtown building. As we looked down, we could see the pool that I believe was on the fifth floor. The hotel also included a spa, gym, yoga classes, and events. This hotel is a beautiful display of luxury, art, and simplicity and gives a sexy and classic feel of being in Miami. My friends and I partied hard and were glad we made the decision to stay downtown to relax and get rest. The Kimpton EPIC Hotel was peaceful and lively at the right times. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing location, fantastic service.

Feb 18, 2019 Ben F

This place is phenomenally well-located in Miami, best sushi in the city in the lobby, but this review is to highlight a particular guest services employee named Jesse. I had an unfortunate (though self-inflicted) injury to my back. Having to make a meeting the next day, I faced an issue in tying my own shoes. Embarrassed, I hobbled to the lobby,… Read more
This place is phenomenally well-located in Miami, best sushi in the city in the lobby, but this review is to highlight a particular guest services employee named Jesse. I had an unfortunate (though self-inflicted) injury to my back. Having to make a meeting the next day, I faced an issue in tying my own shoes. Embarrassed, I hobbled to the lobby, where Jesse selflessly volunteered for same and is an example for service professionals everywhere. Five stars. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Still great but bring earplugs!

Feb 18, 2019 Clandisfire New Jersey

We stayed here a couple of years ago and just loved it. The rooms, the location, the restaurant offerings are really swell, so staying in Miami this time around for a long Valentine's weekend, we didn't look elsewhere. A couple of things we noticed that were different: every single encounter we had with staff was exemplary - from restaurant… Read more
We stayed here a couple of years ago and just loved it. The rooms, the location, the restaurant offerings are really swell, so staying in Miami this time around for a long Valentine's weekend, we didn't look elsewhere. A couple of things we noticed that were different: every single encounter we had with staff was exemplary - from restaurant staff, housekeeping, to front desk and concierge - they were all exceedingly pleasant and helpful. Just top notch. The other thing we noticed - big uptick in noise level that we don't remember from last visit.... our first night, I couldn't sleep at all. There was on and off again loud humming that sounded like an alarm. (I am wondering how many other rooms have this phenomenon, or was it just our room? They should take care of this and not rent out the room. It's THAT loud.) The front desk staff took care of moving our belongings to another room for the remainder of our stay - a bit higher up, but closer to the construction project (and with fantastic water views) adjacent to the property. Even though we were 20+ floors up, I was awakened by construction workers yelling at each other at 5:45 am on Saturday morning! Despite this, we truly enjoyed our stay and would still stay here again... I just will make sure I bring earplugs next time! Read less