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“Business and Fun”
Review of Kimpton EPIC Hotel

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Kimpton EPIC Hotel
Ranked #12 of 122 Hotels in Miami
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Business and Fun”
Reviewed 17 November 2013

This hotel is very modern. The staff is very professional and your every need is met. I left my phone charger at home and a charger was brought up to me by concierge. I have to say that is a first. However, there is a 30.00 dollar deposit charged to your room.

The roof top bar and restaurant has great views of downtown and the bay. At night the restaurant turns into a cool hip club like atmosphere. The food was excellent.

They gym had all the equipment you would need there are also class options.


Its close to shops and if you have time in walking distance to watch the HEAT play.

Room Tip: Ask for views of the bay. Beautiful in the morning!
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2013

To say this hotel is the "Epic" is an understatement. Fantastic service, food and accommodation.

From checking in, the hotel's staff could not do enough for us, even helping us plan our leisure day in Miami.

When we were staying, there was a Sony records party and we were more than welcome to get a drink in the bars the party's guests were using.

The hotel was so good we didn't go out at night, but enjoyed a few drinks from the minibar and ordered room service both nights. The food delivered was of the highest quality.

The hotel just oozed class and coolness. Be good to yourselves and go!

Green Features: There was in room recycling facilities, which shows Kimpton are not compromising quality by their environmental management
  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Freeport, Maine
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Reviewed 17 November 2013

Stayed in room 2431 for three nights. Two double beds. Nice sized room with good light. Check-in was easy and v. friendly. Room has a small, private balcony (no view).
Good sleep quality and I didn't hear any doors slamming in the night or neighbor noise. With balcony door open it was too noisy - cars honking nonstop. (Why are you all honking? The traffic is not moving. Just shush.)

I had room service four times (so so and not a lot of options 24/7) and went to pool bar for a cocktail. It was super windy while I was there, so just took in the view and departed. It would be an awesome spot in good weather.

I'm a fan of Kimptons, very good value for the money. My stay was overall v. good with a few minor points that would have made it perfect.

The Good:
Almost every staff member I encountered was super friendly and helpful.

Hotel was fairly quiet for how loud the area is.

Good bedding and sleep quality. No nasty comforter - it's duvet and blanket.

Lots and lots of outlets. Didn't have to move furniture to find extra electric.

Free wine in lobby 5-6p.

Good wifi.

I was given type of room I requested - high floor, end room, away from elevators

The Not Awesome:
No coffee maker in the room. Ugh. I'm not fit for human observation before coffee so will never go downstairs for caffeine.

Stupid mini bar with key. Mini bars s/b extinct. At Andaz properties snacks and non-alcoholic beverages are free. It s/b like that in every hotel at this price point.

Key required in elevator to get to room. I appreciate the security precaution but it was a pain. The key took several tries to work and it was difficult to manage with hands full and lots of people in elevator. You have to be quick or you miss your floor.

Housekeeping was erratic. When I arrived there were hairs and dental floss on bathroom floor. Items weren't reliably replenished (I got one soap, total, for shower and sink the whole time).

The mini bar key was missing one day.

Newspaper delivery. On my first morning, NY Times outside the door - awesome. Second day, USA Today (yuck). Third day, nothing. I did manage to get Times each day.

All in all a solid stay and super nice staff. Would recommend if the price is right.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2013

We missed our connecting flight home from St Barths after standing in line in the US Customs hall for 2 1/2 hours. Grumpy, hungry and tired, we found EPIC on Hotel Tonight and since I am a Kimpton InTouch member I quickly jumped on the available room.

What a wonderful surprise! The hotel is gorgeous. But the best part of our stay was the stellar, friendly, hospitable and kind service provided by Alejandro, Emily and Mercedes at the front Desk! Wow. They could not have been nicer or more helpful, not to mention superbly professional. From a room upgrade, to an amazing restaurant recommendation (Il Gabbiano), to spa credits, we were delighted with our "last minute" experience.

I had an excellent pedicure at the lovely spa and we spent a little time at the beautiful pool, but the weather was threatening so we headed inside for a nice lunch.

The only reason I am giving the property 4 instead of 5 stars is because the pillows were hard, the A/C didn't work properly and there were always dirty dishes in the hallways.

All in all, a wonderful experience. If I'm in Miami again, this will be my downtown stay.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2013 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed at the Epic this past Saturday night. The hotel is beautiful and the rooms are tastefully decorated, however the hotel service was surprisingly subpar for a Kimpton. After a long day of travel we decided to relax and have dinner in our room. We ordered room service around 9 pm (pot roast with gnocchi, mahi sandwich with French fries and a salad). After waiting an hour and no food we called room service and were told it was on its way. We waited another 30 minutes and called again. My boyfriend asked to speak to a manager and was told that a manager would call us back. The manager NEVER called us back.
Approx 30 minutes later our food arrived. We waited 2 hours for our food and when it arrived the server forgot to bring mayo for the sandwich, ketchup for the fries and dressing for the salad. He said he'd be right back with them. It took another 30 minutes. What should have been a really good meal was gross. The pot roast was dry and the gnocchi mushy. The mahi was so dry we joked it was mahi jerky. Cold french fries, etc. etc. So we called down to the front desk and told them the situation and they removed the charge from our bill and the desk clerk sent up 2 coupons for a continental breakfast (coffee and muffin) for the following morning in the restaurant. Sounds awesome but in reality wasn't worth anything. The dinner was inedible.

One more thing... the hotel needs to do something about the shower drain. It doesn't. It was disgusting standing in 4 inches of dirty water while showering.

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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JacquelinePloettner, Manager at Kimpton EPIC Hotel, responded to this review, 19 November 2013
Jogoeslive
Thanks for taking the time and sharing your feedback from your recent stay. We are truly sorry about the sub-par In Room Dining experience. We completely understand your disappointment and frustration. Please accept our sincerest apologies for the inconvenience you experienced.
We hope this incident will not keep you from returning to our hotel in the future. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon.
EPIC wishes,
Jacqueline
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Ocean City, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2013

Enjoyed our overnight visit at the spectacular Epic Hotel! Jacqueline made my 50th Birthday very special with decorations and cold bottle of Champagne and goodies awaiting our arrival. From the GM, Brett Orlando, Resort Mgr Jacqueline Ploettner, Servers, Front Desk to Bellman, it was perfection! Thank you everyone and look forward to visiting again :)

  • Stayed November 2013
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JacquelinePloettner, Manager at Kimpton EPIC Hotel, responded to this review, 16 November 2013
BeYourBestToday
Thanks for sharing your wonderful comments from your stay at EPIC. We are thrilled you selected us for your 50th birthday celebration. It was all our pleasure to make your special day fun and unforgettable.
We hope you will be our guest again and we are looking forward to welcoming you back soon.
EPIC wishes,
Jacqueline Ploettner, Resort Manager
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Reviewed 13 November 2013

My wife and I stayed this last Saturday on a weekend getaway. We loved it. Great lobby- high style. Great restaurant- Zuma- very popular. Great people-watching. Right on the river downtown. Views at night are gorgeous. And the spa rocks!

Room Tip: get a room on a high floor with water views
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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JacquelinePloettner, Manager at Kimpton EPIC Hotel, responded to this review, 16 November 2013
AParkhillHand
Thanks for taking the time and sharing your feedback from your stay. We love to read your comments about our stylish and modern hotel, with a unique ambience and stylish clientele. Thanks for checking out Exhale Spa, known for their core fusion and barre classes and pampering spa services.
We hope you will be returning to Miami soon and visiting us again.
EPIC wishes,
Jacqueline Ploettner, Resort Manager
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Property: Kimpton EPIC Hotel
Address: 270 Biscayne Blvd Way, Suite 29, Miami, FL 33131-2123 (Formerly EPIC Hotel - a Kimpton Hotel)
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Region: United States > Florida > Miami > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Miami
#5 Romantic Hotel in Miami
#7 Spa Hotel in Miami
#7 Family Hotel in Miami
#8 Business Hotel in Miami
#9 Luxury Hotel in Miami
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Kimpton EPIC Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 411
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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