Kimpton EPIC Hotel

Miami, Florida

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

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beware of this hotel

Jul 15, 2019 Resort181913

I will preface this review by saying I gave this hotel every opportunity to fix my issues and deal with my concerns but went unanswered. I had left 3 messages and emails for the GM to contact me but never got a response. Booked a high end water view suite. The view was a slight view of the water blocked by a number of construction cranes. Noisy… Read more
I will preface this review by saying I gave this hotel every opportunity to fix my issues and deal with my concerns but went unanswered. I had left 3 messages and emails for the GM to contact me but never got a response. Booked a high end water view suite. The view was a slight view of the water blocked by a number of construction cranes. Noisy view when the balcony doors are open. The other side is blocked by a view of the Marriott. The room was good but not close to excellent. Not anything close to a luxury experience. Service at both the pool bar and the inside bar of Area 31 was bad. Drinks were average, getting service was a big challenge. Did not even try dinner as it looked like that was not going to go well. Parking at the valet will take more than 30 minutes to get your vehicle. Never did get anything for being a gold member upon check in. Front desk staff is disorganized. They are not helpful and almost offended when you try to get help with a problem. We are locals and kind of embarrassed that is a supposed to be a high end luxury hotel. Way overpriced. Read less
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Jul 13, 2019 rs632015 Mexico City, Mexico

good hotel but not more then that very noisy from the cobstraction out side next door i wont to see what kind of upgret thay gone ofer right know water view if thay bilding tight next doordont bring your car there witing time to pick up up to 30 min!!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Definitely not a luxury hotel

Jul 8, 2019 cathy s Memphis, Tennessee

The construction around the entrance was very annoying. Then right at the entrance there was a girl trying to solicit a man with her handlers standing 10 feet away. There was no one at the entrance to help with bags. The front desk gave us keys to a room number that didn't exist, then the next 3 sets of room keys did not operate the elevator or… Read more
The construction around the entrance was very annoying. Then right at the entrance there was a girl trying to solicit a man with her handlers standing 10 feet away. There was no one at the entrance to help with bags. The front desk gave us keys to a room number that didn't exist, then the next 3 sets of room keys did not operate the elevator or open the room. Then the AC stopped working and after a service guy came to the room 2 times he determined the batteries that are connected to the balcony door were dead and that operates the thermostat. Never again! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Always a pleasure staying at this hotel

Jul 7, 2019 RachaelSpeech14

Epic Hotel is the best! We have spent many anniversaries and celebrations here ! The service is always superb and they go above and beyond to make us happy. The pool deck and views are amazing as well as the newly renovated rooms ! We will definitely go back!
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Jul 7, 2019 387indy Coral Springs, Florida

Location is EPIC, the decor is marvelous, the rooms are large and plush. They recycle and green clean. The staff is very good . They have all the amenities. And then there's Area 31, the crowed 16th floor. At happy hour, try to get a chair; A live DJ, specialty drinks, Mediterranean food, and fun people.