We pretty well always use Trip Advisor to book our hotels and try to get the
highest rated if possible. In Miami's case that is the Epic. Booking only a few
days before departure we got a waterview room at a very good rate. I will not repeat what other guests have raved about, but want to add a few comments about why the Epic is great.
First and foremost - the balconies. They are large by most standards and since
the hotel rooms start on the 18th floor of this partially residential building,
every one on the water side has a spectacular view and is well above the street level noise. Walking around downtown I noticed that most other big name hotels did not have
balconies. Who wants to come to Miami and not be able to sit out and enjoy the
heat. Also, as the sun goes down and it darkens the lights of the city create
fantastic patterns glistening off the buildings across the river. In the case of
the Viceroy which faces the Epic, another buildings shadow created the
appearance of a zebra skin. Later the refelection of traffic lights from cars on
Biscayne Boulevard looked exactly like the torches of the advancing orcs in Lord
of the Rings ... and no, we weren't stoned. It was almost as if we had stepped into Blade Runner..
Many have mentioned the easy proximity to Bayfront Park and the market, but
don't overlook going the other way and taking a walk around beautiful Brickell
Key which provides great views of Miami's skyline and Key Biscayne.
Lastly, try to get up as high as possible, both for the view and so that the
music emanating from the lounge area makes for nice background rather than an
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kimpton EPIC Hotel is the premier luxury hotel in Miami, a sparkling cosmopolitan destination on the bank of the Miami River where it meets Biscayne Bay. A stunning addition to Miami, this hotel, a Kimpton Hotel, epitomizes urban design while offering guests a level of style and service expected of such a resort. With exceptional amenities, breathtaking views and dining venues like Area 31, Kimpton EPIC Hotel makes for an unparalleled Miami experience. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Epic Hotel Kimpton
- Kimpton EPIC Hotel Miami, Florida