$319 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Dec 28, 2014 Check-out: Dec 29, 2014

EPIC Miami, a Kimpton Hotel

5 stars
270 Biscayne Blvd Way, Miami, FL 33131
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.4
out of 5
73 reviews
Perfect

Clean and just simply perfect cant ask for more absolutely marvelous See full review

  • ozzydozzy
  • Dec 6, 2014
Best Miami Location

Great Time! Staff so accomodating, and nice! Loved wine happy hour. Will definitely come back again... See full review

  • Suz98
  • Dec 3, 2014
Luxury hotel where the Miami River meets the Biscayne Bay

The word epic certainly resonates with guests at this downtown Miami hotel.  The building is a luminous exclamation point on the Miami skyline with striking, futuristic architecture and gorgeous marina. Guests can pull up in a yacht, and then dine alfresco at Area 31, an upscale restaurant known for its fresh local seafood and stunning vistas. The 411-room hotel invites more pampering at the Exhale Spa and the two outdoor swimming pools. Visitors flock to the pools nightly to sip refreshing cocktails and lounge in the private cabanas.

Transportation

Miami International Airport (10 miles)

Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (28 miles)

Highlights
  • Riverfront boutique hotel
  • Only hotel with direct dockside access by the marina
  • Exhale Spa onsite
  • Two restaurants: Seafooder Area 31 Restaurant and Japanese eatery ZUMA
  • Outdoor pool and cabanas with river, city and bay views
Rooms

High-style rooms capture city, bay and river views. Rich fabrics in ivory and beige lend understated elegance. Curved wood nightstands, jagged dresser drawers and floor and desk lamps create a penthouse feel. Guests will feel pampered with hydrotherapy air tubs and double spa bowl sinks. Flatscreens and Wi-Fi are standard.

Features

The hotel has an emphasis on hospitality and aims for business and leisure travelers who are used to a little extra love. Every night from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., guests enjoy a free wine reception in the lobby. The Exhale Spa -- a 12,000-square-foot oasis with 14 treatment rooms -- melts stress away with massages, facials, nail and waxing services. A glass-walled yoga studio reveals stunning views of the skyline.

 

There are private cabanas and two outdoor pools, but the true conversation piece is the marina, which is guarded and manned 24 hours a day. The slips can accommodate vessels up to 900 feet.

Attractions
  • Flamingo Park (0.3 mi/ 0.4 km)
  • Art Deco District (1 mi/ 1.5 km)
  • Miami Beach Convention Center (1  mile/ 1.5 km)
  • Lincoln Road Mall (1.6 mi/ 2.6 km)
  • Miami Beach Marina (2.4 mi/ 5 km)
  • Miami Beach Convention Center (1 mi/ 1.5 km)
  • Bayside Marketplace (2.7 mi/ 4.4 km)
  • Miami Convention Center (5 mi/ 8 km)
Business
  • More than 25,000 square feet of function space, including eight flexible meeting rooms
  • 24-hour business center with laptop stations and printer
  • Audiovisual support and equipment
  • Wi-Fi throughout the hotel

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EPIC Miami, a Kimpton Hotel Rooms

Cityview King Premier Room
Cityview King Prem 1 bed private balcony city view oversized tub stand up shower 475sqft
CLUB LVL WATERVIEW D/D PR
Club Level Waterview Double Double Room 2 beds 475 sq ft access to club level food offerings
CLUB LVL CITYVIEW JR SUITE
Club Level Cityview Junior Suite 1 King Bed 700 sq ft living room pullout sofa club access
CLUB LVL WATERVW 1 BED STE
Club Level Waterview 1 Bedroom Suite 1 King living room w pullout club access 950 sq ft
Presidential Suite
Booked on property only
ACCESSIBLE CITYVW DB/DB RM ROLL
Accessible Cityview Double Roll In Shower with grab bars and a handheld shower head
ACCESSIBLE CITYVIEW DB/DB PREMIE
Accessible Cityview Double Double Room tub with grab bars and handheld showerhead
08. Access Waterview King Roll I
Accessible Waterview King 1 King Bed roll in shower with grab bars and handheld shower head
ACCESSIBLE WATERVIEW KING PREMIE
Accessible Waterview King Premier Room tub with grab bars and a handheld shower head
Cityview Premier 2 Double Beds
Cityview Double Double Premier 2 beds private balcony soaking tub stand up shower 475sqft
WATERVIEW KING PREMIER RM
Waterview King Premier 1K balcony water view Oversized soaking tub stand up shower 475sf
WATERVIEW DB/DB PREMIER RM
Waterview Double Double Premier Room 2 Beds balcony soaking tub stand up shower 475 sq ft
CITYVIEW JUNIOR SUITE
Cityview Jr Suite 1 King Bed living rm with 1Q pullout balcony tub standing shower 700sqft
Waterview 1 Bedroom Suite
Waterview 1 Bedroom Suite 1 King living room pullout 2 balconies waterviews hydrotherapy tub
Club Level Cityview King Premier
Club Level Cityview King Premier Room 1 King 475sqft cityview with soaking tub and balcony
CLUB LVL CITYVIEW D/D PR
Club Lvl Cityview Premier 2 Double Beds balcony club lvl concierge food presentations
CLUB LVL WATERVIEW KG PR
Club Level Waterview King Premier Room 1 King access to club level food offerings 175 sq ft

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Heated pool
  • Non Smoking
General
Air conditioned
Non Smoking
Pet friendly
Elevators
Executive level
24 hour security
Activities
Heated pool
Fitness center or spa
Spa
Night club
Golf
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Room service
Meal plan - continental
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Maid service
Childcare Service
Concierge desk
ATM/Cash machine
Security
Wake-up service
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Porters
Conference facilities
Audio visual equipment
Conference suite
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Accessible facilities
Accessible rooms
Accessible parking
Grab bars in bathroom
Room
Turndown service
Electronic door locks
International direct dial
Sprinklers in rooms
Bath tub

Nearby points of interest

  • Ice Palace Film Studios: 0.4 mi
  • Miami Dade Public Library: 0.4 mi
  • Bayside Marketplace: 0.5 mi
  • Freedom Tower: 0.6 mi
  • American Airlines Arena: 0.7 mi
  • Lummus Park: 0.8 mi
  • Tina Hills Pavillion: 0.9 mi
  • Port of Miami: 1 mi
  • Miami Children's Museum: 1.2 mi
  • Trinity Episcopal Cathedral: 1.3 mi
  • Jungle Island: 1.4 mi
  • East Little Havana: 1.5 mi
  • Dodge Island: 1.6 mi
  • Pulse Miami: 1.6 mi
  • Palm Island: 1.9 mi
  • Ice Palace Film Studios: 0.4 mi
  • Miami Dade Public Library: 0.4 mi
  • Bayside Marketplace: 0.5 mi
  • Freedom Tower: 0.6 mi
  • American Airlines Arena: 0.7 mi
  • Lummus Park: 0.8 mi
  • Tina Hills Pavillion: 0.9 mi
  • Port of Miami: 1 mi
  • Miami Children's Museum: 1.2 mi
  • Trinity Episcopal Cathedral: 1.3 mi
  • Jungle Island: 1.4 mi
  • East Little Havana: 1.5 mi
  • Dodge Island: 1.6 mi
  • Pulse Miami: 1.6 mi
  • Palm Island: 1.9 mi
  • Marlins Park: 2 mi
  • Vizcaya Museum and Gardens: 2.3 mi
  • Latin American Art Museum: 2.6 mi
  • Albertini Arts Gallery: 2.8 mi
  • Miami Seaquarium: 2.9 mi
  • Fisher Island: 3.1 mi
  • Art Deco District: 3.6 mi
  • Espanola Way: 3.7 mi
  • Northeast Coconut Grove: 3.7 mi
  • Morningside Park: 3.7 mi
  • Lincoln Road Mall: 3.8 mi
  • Bayshore Golf Club: 4.1 mi
  • Bettcher Gallery: 4.1 mi
  • CocoWalk: 4.4 mi
  • Joseph Caleb Auditorium: 4.6 mi
  • Barnacle State Historic Site: 4.6 mi
  • Oceanfront: 5.1 mi
  • Granada: 5.6 mi
  • La Gorce Country Club: 5.9 mi
  • University of Miami: 6.5 mi
  • Normandy Isles: 6.7 mi
  • Normandy Shores: 6.9 mi
  • North Shores: 7.4 mi
  • Cape Florida Lighthouse: 7.5 mi
  • Biscayne Point: 7.7 mi
  • Metro Dade Cultural Center: 7.7 mi
  • Museum of the Americas: 8.7 mi
  • Bay Harbour Islands: 8.8 mi
  • Tropical Park: 8.8 mi
  • Emerald Lake: 8.8 mi

Dining

Zuma
This world renowned Asian restaurant and the only one in North America has outposts in London Hong Kong Istanbul and Dubai. A vibrant evening lounge scene compliments the extensive lunch and dinner menu selections. Cuisine options vary but try the
Area 31
For spectacular views and the freshest local seafood Area 31 Restaurant boasts a stunning setting on the 16th floor along with poolside and al fresco dining at its finest.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
04:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (73)

Ratings and reviews for EPIC Miami, a Kimpton Hotel

Overall score

4.4 / 5
5.01.0
73 out of 73
Amenities:
4.4
Room cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
4.5
Location:
4.3
Value:
4

92% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Kathia L
Hollywood, Fl
Jan 2, 2013

New Year's Eve in Downtown Miami

This is my second stay in this fantastic hotel. The view was incredible, we had perfect water / city view and fireworks when the clock turned 12 A.M! The only complain I had was the A.C. It was decent but after a couple of drinks, it would be great to turn the A.C lower than 65 degrees. The staff was the best, we were given late check out at 5 P.M, from 5-6 complementary drinks for their guests and the cleaning staff were extremely helpful. I would defiantly stay here again, I'm looking forward to it !

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Dog Park across the hotel and a new cinema is being constructed!

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Review of EPIC Miami, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Patsf
Business
Newbury
Apr 24, 2013

Perfect - especially for young adults

Hotel is perfectly placed for exploring and the veiws from the rooms cannot be matched - it is exceptional. Staff are friendly and very helpful - especially the reception staff who were eager to help our requests for a quiet room towards the top of the hotel. Saturdays are noisy by the pool - they have a DJ playing extremely loud dance/club music which hurts the eardrums - but finishes at 6.00 p.m. - so no major issues. Restaurant extremely expensive.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Take the open top bus which takes you to all the major attractions - especially if your time is limited. Also the free metro mover is a must to experience.

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Review of EPIC Miami, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sandy travel lover
Business
EPIC, Downtown
Apr 20, 2013

great getaway

Hotel overall was lovely, great location and excellent restaurants. However, customer service is not close to whats expected at a 5 star hotel. Spa was good but not excellent in both customer service and spa amenities like shower and locker room amenities. Bathrooms need updating. Overall nice hotel and would stay again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Zuma. An absolute must!

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Review of EPIC Miami, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
JoleneLawless
Business
Redondo Beach, CA, USA
Mar 13, 2013

Perfect chill night with my girls

We enjoyed some complimentary wine and salmon tartar in the lobby before hanging out by the pool then getting a massage at the spa. The staff is phenomenal. Couldn't ask for a better Sunday.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of EPIC Miami, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Driven by the Details
Business
New York, NY
Feb 26, 2013

EPIC, But Not Quite Kimpton

EPIC is classic Miami – stylish, luxurious, more than a little flashy. Those familiar with the Kimpton brand, however, might be in for a few surprises. On arrival, a bellhop took our bags and offered to zip us to the front of the registration line ... then exited through a door behind the front desk and disappeared altogether. An hour later, we were shown to our "water view king" room. Leaning off the balcony, we could see a strip of the Miami River and a sliver of the bay. A quick call to the front desk got us a room on the other side of the hotel with nice bay views (we were told you have to request this option in advance). Many of the room's features were well-intended but poorly executed: • The handsets on the cordless phones rarely worked, requiring all calls to be made by speaker. • The A/C automatically shuts off when the room is empty or the balcony door is open – a nice "green" feature, except that the balcony door was difficult to open and close and it took multiple slams to re-engage the A/C sensor (a trick we discovered after a clammy night with no air). • Through some strange acoustic quirk, the water pipes in the (lovely and spacious) bath made a LOUD chiming sound when turned on – clearly audible through the bathroom vents from other guest rooms. • Free wifi requires membership in the loyalty program, for which registration is quick and easy. However, the system failed to recognize my email address, a glitch that could not be resolved through the front desk. After 10 minutes of troubleshooting with guest services, I had to ask for the master login address, which granted us Internet access throughout our stay. The affiliated restaurant, Area 31, has killer views but inconsistent service. We soon learned to deal exclusively with the pool bar staff, who were exceptionally helpful and friendly. Minor issues aside, there were many things we loved: • Gorgeous nighttime views of the surrounding high rises and lights on the water • Easy access to Zuma, the stellar restaurant located on the ground floor (though not affiliated with the hotel) • Comfy beds and great linens • Heated rooftop pools with ample seating and great service • Friendly, responsive staff in almost all areas Bottom line: EPIC is a beautiful hotel with stellar amenities and some operational challenges. If you're expecting the usual seamless Kimpton experience, you might be disappointed. If you're okay with a few glitches amid luxurious surroundings, you'll have a great stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Be sure to make a reservation at Zuma if you plan to eat there – it's packed and hotel guests can't be guaranteed seating.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
NickBarry
Business
Ft Lauderdale
Jan 3, 2013

NYE Getaway

Came here for a New Years 4 day getaway. The view and location was perfect. Walking distance to Bayfront Park. Staff was helpful, although sometimes didn't know what they were talking about. The concierge fell a little short on arrangements for the special event but still overall a good experience given that it was one of the busiest times of the year.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of EPIC Miami, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Kathia L
Business
Hollywood, Fl
Jan 2, 2013

New Year's Eve in Downtown Miami

This is my second stay in this fantastic hotel. The view was incredible, we had perfect water / city view and fireworks when the clock turned 12 A.M! The only complain I had was the A.C. It was decent but after a couple of drinks, it would be great to turn the A.C lower than 65 degrees. The staff was the best, we were given late check out at 5 P.M, from 5-6 complementary drinks for their guests and the cleaning staff were extremely helpful. I would defiantly stay here again, I'm looking forward to it !

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Dog Park across the hotel and a new cinema is being constructed!

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Review of EPIC Miami, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Dngboo
Business
Des Moines, IA
Dec 30, 2012

Good

The hotel is good and all servers are really helpful

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of EPIC Miami, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
DNAH
Business
Key Largo, Florida
Dec 19, 2012

The good and the bad.

Pros: Good overall experience. Clean room, great location. Nice complementary wine hour in lobby, Offered us free room upgrade. Comp bottle of champagne for our anniversary. Cons: Staff delivered wrong luggage in beginning but sorted it out. Be prepared for $36.00/night parking fee. Staff did not deliver anniversary gift to room which I had informed as well as sent to hotel prior to arrival . Had to inquire twice and they finally found it 12 hours later. They did apologize.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: In Hotel

Join Kimpton Loyalty Program before check-in.

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Review of EPIC Miami, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Dave the Saver
Business
Miami, FL.
Dec 18, 2012

Average Price, Clean Room, Great Staff

We loved the room especially the roman tub and walk in shower. Staff was very friendly and warming. Had serious valet parking trouble though by not being able to retrieve my car after waiting 30 min. Finally had to walk to my destination 2 blocks away. At least valet manager was kind enough to comp the $36 charge. In house Area 31 restaurant was a bit pricey but food was excellent and service was great. Great get away weekend all around.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

CVS is only 2 small blocks away.

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Review of EPIC Miami, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Mr Groom
Business
Miami
Dec 17, 2012

Wedding night

Excellent service all around. We got a free upgrade to a suite which was amazing. We would definitely recommend this hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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