The Best Hotels in the World, #49 Kimpton EPIC Hotel


The Best Hotels in the World


October 17, 2017

More than 300,000 of our trusted Travelers voted in this year’s Readers’ Choice Awards, sharing tales—and tips—from their vacations in Santorini, or weekends spent at Italian palazzos in Ho Chi Minh City. Get ready: These are the 50 best hotels in the world, say our readers, where service, style, good eats, and sublime views make for a memorable stay.

Courtesy Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants


The Kimpton EPIC Hotel, housed in an elliptical 52-story curved glass tower, is just the right distance from the crowds. It sits on the water, where the Miami River meets Biscayne Bay, removed from the frenzy of downtown. Each sophisticated room—though closer to a suite in size—has its own private balcony, and most enjoy memorable views of the bay or city. Go for a swim in the rooftop pool up on the 16th floor (the other pool is reserved for hotel residents), and reserve a private cabana for extra seclusion. Editor’s note: The pool is currently under renovation, and is only open Saturday and Sunday. The hotel is providing gratis transportation to its sister property, the Kimpton Surfcomber, for guests who’d like to use the pool during the week (it’s about a 15-minute drive).

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