Moxy NYC Times Square
What We Love
- The 10,000-square-foot rooftop bar—New York City’s largest
- In-room furniture by Yabu Pushelberg
- A complimentary candy cart in the lobby
- The 14-foot glass and mirror installation in the hotel’s atrium
What To Know
- Guests can stream content directly from their tablets or phones to the TVs in their rooms
- Though the hotel doesn’t offer room service, they can arrange for delivery from any of the nearby restaurants and cafés
- Rooms, which start at 150 square feet, are on the smaller side
- The hotel’s second-floor bar turns into an unofficial collaborative workspace during the day
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Pet Friendly
Affordable digs, inventive communal spaces, and a rotating rooftop bar complete this millennial-minded Midtown refuge
No single spot epitomizes the avant-garde spirit of Moxy Times Square, a midtown gem aimed at the modern traveler, more than Magic Hour—its extravagant and elaborate rooftop amusement park. Featuring carousel seating, a topiary garden, a putt-putt golf course, and epic Empire State Building views, the lofty bar (which is fully winterized for the colder months) unabashedly pushes the envelope. Case in point: for $99, bar guests who over-indulge can rent one of 19 “crash pads,” 120-square-foot refuges below the hotel. Part of a surge of affordable micro sleeps sprouting up across Manhattan and Brooklyn, the Moxy holds 612 camper-influenced rooms equipped with Bluetooth sound bars and rain showers that come at a distinctly low price point. (So don’t expect a bellman or mini-fridges.) What they didn’t skimp on? The dining options. With the illustrious TAO Group at the helm, guests can choose from five onsite restaurants including a sustainable seafood brasserie, a copper-wrapped cocktail bar, or an egg-centric sandwich shop.
In the Area
Despite its name, the hotel is actually located on 36th Street and 7th Avenue, a few blocks south of Times Square—putting guests within walking distance of Macy’s, Koreatown, and Broadway Bites, a summer and fall outdoor market lined with gourmet street-food stalls. Though you’re surrounded by an insomniac city, the property itself hosts many pop-up events, ranging from wine tastings and weekly trivia nights to dance fitness classes on its gargantuan rooftop. The Moxy is also the site of The Blind Barber, a four-chair barbershop-speakeasy (a satellite location to their East Village flagship) accessible through a neon entrance by the lobby’s elevator banks.
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First time staying at Moxy, and will definitely be back! Had a great time! Rooms are kind of small, actually very small, but didn’t spend much time in there. Too much to see in New York! Can’t wait to go back!
The decoration of the bar/lobby of the hotel was quite modern and fun overall, and it would be quite crowded at night since the bar was surprisingly popular. The room size and facilities was okay and quite useful overall. TV was able to stream Netflix etc if logged in.
1. the water would sometimes turn hot after "few minutes" and it was small to say the least.
2. I asked for towels/tissues be refilled three days in a row and finally got it on day 3. they only clean the room every 3 days.
3. I left my electronic toothbrush in the room which was my fault. However, I tried to contact the hotel through email/phone for 3 days and they either didn't pick up the phone or never respond at all. Even if they did pick it up, they will tell you to call tomorrow in the morning and then they won't pick it up! I would appreciate more if they would just outright tell me they didn't find it.
All in all, nice location, adequate room. If the price is right, you can stay, but just don't count on they do anything more for you.
I loved this place the first time I stayed here, which was shortly after it opened -- it has all the niceness and none of the stuff I don't need. More wall hooks in all hotel rooms please! But even I would like to feel a little bit like I'm not inconveniencing the staff when I ask when I might be able to check in and if there's a room where I might not hear the bass blasting from the rooftop bar. I understand check in times and I understand there's a roof on the bar that plays music, but the least the hotel could do is be apologetic about those drawbacks and offer to do something, anything, about them. And, you know, hold off on the eye rolls. Again, I loved this place and want to love it again. (I had a similar unwelcoming customer service experience at the Moxy in New Orleans not long ago. This NYC location is at least much better facilities-wise than that location).