EPIC Hotel, Miami

Posted May 16, 2013 by in United States
2012-08-19 at 16-46-13-M

Rating

Value
9.0


Location
8.0


Sleep Quality
10


Cleanliness
10


Service
8.0


Room
9.0


Total Score
9.0

9/ 10

Price: $300 to $800 per night
 
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Pros:

Excellent location, breathtaking views right from your bed and outstanding facilities.
 

Cons:

Although the location of the hotel is excellent, when you are in Miami for a holiday you are probably better off near the beach rather than in the middle of the city.
 
Verdict

Whether you’re looking to soak up the Miami vibes or just looking for a place to kick back and unwind, EPIC definitely delivers what it promises — and more.

by Nellie Huang
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If you think Miami is all about South Beach, and its sexy Latin beachgoers, think again. With the revival of downtown Miami and the introduction of new hotels and restaurants, there’s now another corner of Miami that is even more stylish and swanky.

At the forefront of this revival is the impressive EPIC Hotel, standing at the edge of Miami River just off the Rickenbacker Bridge. As its name implies, EPIC Hotel promises to deliver an extraordinary experience for its guests, whether for leisure or business. Featuring 52 floors of contemporary and uber-slick design, this five-star hotel isn’t like any other conventional high-end hotel, with cookie cutter design and layout. Here, every suite has its own unique features and distinctive style. It’s no wonder EPIC was awarded  2012 Gold list Recipient of Worlds best places to stay, by Conde Nast Travel Magazine, and also  Traveler’s Choice Award and Top 10 Luxury Hotels in the U.S. by Trip Advisor.

INTERIOR DESIGN

Beyond the slick decor and outstanding design, what stands out most from our stay at EPIC Hotel was the view from our suite. With clear ceiling-to-floor glass windows, we feasted on sweeping views of the Miami skyline, the Miami River and the Biscayne Bay — right from the comfort of our enormous bed. Even from our spacious marble-floored bathroom, there was no escaping the spectacular view.  With the large TV screen that hangs from the ceiling, coffee machine, large terrace and dining area, our suite was fully equipped with all the amenities that one can expect from an urban-chic condominium.

FACILITIES

We spent most of our time lounging around at the swimming pool located on the 16th floor, overlooking the city and the Miami River. With plenty of comfortable sundecks and lounges, the pool area is definitely the place to kick back, chill out, and mingle with the well-heeled Miami locals. By night, EPIC puts on an elegant coat of glamour, with two of its star restaurants putting on a good show for guests. First is the world renown Zuma contemporary Japanese restaurant that is known as the best high-end Japanese restaurant in Miami. The other in-house restaurants is the Area 31 outdoor terrace bar which serves up modern American gourmet cuisine, with a candlelit atmosphere. We dined on outrageously good grilled pork belly (possibly the best I’ve ever had) and pan-fried snapper drenched in a spicy lime sauce.

Indeed, we had an epic weekend at the hotel and couldn’t ask for more. Whether you’re looking to soak up the Miami vibes or just looking for a place to kick back and unwind, EPIC definitely delivers what it promises — and more.

View from our Room at the Epic Hotel

View from our room at the Epic Hotel

View from our Room at the Epic Hotel

You don’t even need to get out of bed to enjoy the view

The Rest of our Room

The rest of our room

Another view from the Pool Area

Another view of the skyline from the pool area

Terrace at the Restaurant Floor

Terrace at the restaurant floor

Chill Out Area by the Pool

Chillout area by the pool

Disclaimer: Our stay in Epic Hotel was sponsored, but all opinions expressed above are our own.


About the Author

Nellie Huang

Nellie Huang is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of WildJunket. As a professional travel writer with a special interest in offbeat destinations, she has written for numerous publications including CNN, International Business Times, BBC, Wend, and Lonely Planet. In her quest for adventure, she’s climbed an active volcano in Guatemala, swam with sea lions in the Galapagos, played with lemurs in Madagascar and cruised alongside penguins in Antarctica.

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