Kimpton EPIC Hotel

Miami, Florida

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
  • 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, 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.

* Denotes local charge

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Traveller rating

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Jan 27, 2020 taylord152

It’s not possible for me to recommend a hotel less. The room was nice and spacious, and that’s about the only positive thing I have to say. Upon checkout the valet was unable to locate our car. 45 minutes after getting the same excuse of “its coming, there’s a lot of cars ahead of you” we began to get agitated. We come to find out they they can’t… Read more
It’s not possible for me to recommend a hotel less. The room was nice and spacious, and that’s about the only positive thing I have to say. Upon checkout the valet was unable to locate our car. 45 minutes after getting the same excuse of “its coming, there’s a lot of cars ahead of you” we began to get agitated. We come to find out they they can’t find our car, which is a rental. An hour goes by and still nothing, we’re still getting more agitated by the minute. Then they tell us “we gave your car to another guest on accident”. uhhhhh, what? It’s a rental, and we had to leave ASAP because we had a 2 hour drive home and all had to be at work shortly after. We’ve now been waiting 2 hours after checkout and they say they’ll get us another rental and they’ll return mine when they get it back. Fine, however I got stuck with having to pay an additional 200$ to Avis for the rental being late. UNACCEPTABLE. They said they’d comp my room for me, did that ever happen? Nope. I went back and forth with them over the phone for a week trying to dispute charges when they started to blame me for the mistake. They changed their story to “you gave us the wrong valet card and your car was here the whole time”. Ok, even if that is the case (which I really don’t believe it is) then it shouldn’t have been that hard of a problem to fix after you know our room number, what kind of car we were driving, and after speaking to Avis the license plate number etc. there is a key ring directly in view in the valet area which all you would have to do is look at the key ring, find a Jeep key with corresponding room number, license plate etc. This was without a doubt the worst experience I’ve ever had at a hotel, ever. I’m just now reminded to post this review as I’ve got a notice from my bank that my disputed charge claim was denied :) Read less
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Jan 26, 2020 bbeffy

Nice hotel, with great views of the city and bay! Cabanas are wonderful as well as the free wine hour!!!! Also wanted to say thank you DONOVAN for an EPIC birthday! Defiantly recommend and we will be back!
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Jan 26, 2020 TheRealJourdan Moline, Illinois

Long travel day ended here. After having questionable "service" while traveling, the welcoming Epic is exactly what I needed. We missed the evening wine and were provided vouchers to get a couple of glasses, which we enjoyed on our balcony (Thanks Donovan!). It had excellent views and amenities while being right downtown. I'd recommend this hotel… Read more
Long travel day ended here. After having questionable "service" while traveling, the welcoming Epic is exactly what I needed. We missed the evening wine and were provided vouchers to get a couple of glasses, which we enjoyed on our balcony (Thanks Donovan!). It had excellent views and amenities while being right downtown. I'd recommend this hotel to anyone. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Hotel. Odd Charges

Jan 25, 2020 AtlKev Charlotte, North Carolina

My stay at the Kimpton EPIC exceeded my expectations after other Kimptons have recently disappointed. The room was newly renovated and nicely done. The windows are soundproof and the room doors close firmly but do not slam, which was greatly appreciated. At check-in, Donovan was great! The view from the room was awesome, and I enjoyed having… Read more
My stay at the Kimpton EPIC exceeded my expectations after other Kimptons have recently disappointed. The room was newly renovated and nicely done. The windows are soundproof and the room doors close firmly but do not slam, which was greatly appreciated. At check-in, Donovan was great! The view from the room was awesome, and I enjoyed having access to the balcony. A few things to note: traffic around this hotel is horrible. Entering and exiting the hotel by car is also a challenge. The room was quite expensive at around $500/night. I’m not sure why it was so high. I was only there for a few nights before leaving for a cruise. Finally, after checkout, I’ve received several small charges from the hotel to my credit card, but I have no idea what these charges are for. Read less
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Jan 22, 2020 Albert0114 West New York, New Jersey

A magnificent experience at this hotel The rooms are very clean, the hotel management was incredible and the ocean view awesome I personally recommend this hotel to everybody that visit Miami, Florida awesome hotel and in the center of Biscayne Blvd