The Moxy NYC is conveniently located near Times Square. This would be a good place to stay if you are in town to take in a Broadway show. The hotel address is listed as 7th Avenue, but the actual entrance is on 36nd Street. It is hard to describe this property in one word, so I won't try. It is modern, chic, minimalistic, funky, and the place to be seen. The front lobby where you checkin is quite interesting. There are several checkin "pods" which I was not particularly a fan of since there is no organized line to wait your turn in. In the lobby while you are waiting or just hanging out you can play a game of Jenga or Cornhole, both of which are set up and ready to play. During our stay, this property seemed to attract a large number of millennials.
The style, size and setup of the rooms are quite different than you find in most other Marriott brands. You can get a room with multiple built-in bunk beds, or a bed that folds down out of the wall. We had a standard king room (and as an LTP did not receive any upgrade) which was the smallest hotel room I have ever stayed in. It measured 8' wide by 22' deep. The king size bed was built in and touched three walls in the room. As such, to get into one side of the bed you had to crawl across the entire bed. Not exactly convenient if you need to get up in the middle of the night. Other than the bed, there was NO other furniture in the room and no closet. There were however plenty of hooks built into the wall that ran the length of the room to hang clothes and towels...40 of them to be exact! The sink was not located in the bathroom, but instead was in the narrow hallway leading to the bed. When someone was standing at the sink it was difficult to squeeze by.
There is a very nice lobby bar and lounge that offers a light menu. The primary restaurant is called Legasea. This restaurant has a very nice dinner menu and a nice bar to eat at as well. My only complaint is that when the restaurant is full of diners it is EXTREMELY noisy and it is difficult to hold a quiet conversation. The food was delicious.
One of the primary reasons we stayed at the Moxy was to experience the "Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge", and it did not disappoint. The rooftop bar operates from 4 pm till closing at 4 am. We got there shortly after it opened at 4 pm, and by 5:15 pm it was hopping and all the seating was taken. This rooftop bar actually has two separate bars both of which have retractable glass roofs which were open on the Thursday evening we were there. This is definitely the place to come to see and be seen...Awesome people watching! One bar/lounge looks out at the city and the Empire State Building. The second bar/lounge is decorated in a carnival theme. This includes a large seating area in the shape of a carousel that is divided into four quadrants with sofa style seating. This entire carousel slowly rotates to give you a 360 degree view of the lounge and city. At one end of the lounge is a three hole mini golf course called "Fore Play". If you decide to stay at the Moxy you must try out these rooftop bars! By the way, you can order drinks for your entire group (of 6 to 12 people, or two very thirsty people) in a fuel pump, a popcorn bowl, or a disco ball.
The lobby bar/lounge also attracts a large crowd in the evening. This lounge also includes three side-by-side rooms that you can reserve that are referred to as "studios". These studios have flexible seating arrangements that can be set up to handle groups of up to about 12 people for a business meeting or party. If you need more room than this these studios have retractable walls separating them which can be opened to expand into two or all three studios.
The Moxy is worth a try if you are interested in the convenience to Times Square or are looking for some nightlife. The rooms are really designed for sleeping and not relaxing in due to their small size and lack of furnishings.
King room was 8' wide by 22' long. SMALL! No furnishings other than the bed.
The room has no closet but it did have 40 wall hooks.
Wall to wall king size bed!
Sink located in entry hallway.
Bathroom- sink is located in hallway.
Rotating carousel seating at rooftop bar/lounge.
View of the Empire State Building from the rooftop bar/lounge.
The decor in the lobby bar/lounge features an unfinished factory style ceiling.
If Jenga is not your game, try Cornhole while you are waiting to checkin.