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.
How to Get There
This is different in a great way. Clean, modern, no fuss furniture and accents. Just what you need, super comfortable and spacious rooms. Bar on premises. Complimentary cold coconut at check in.
Staff extremely friendly and helpful.
Having unbearable construction noise and loud drilling at 06:45 am in the morning was “unbelievable” experience.
Also that line to get to the breakfast room with half-empty buffet (I came just for a banana and one croissant, but in vain) was “ a cherry-on-top”. So much for paying $370 per night per room.
This hotel has a bunch of great qualities that make it a very comfortable stay...
1). Location-In the middle of everything with subway access within a few blocks.
2) An entire team of friendly front desk/lobby staff
3) Cozy rooms..have stayed in small single rooms up to King Suites and they were all comfortable...terrific use of space
4) There is a constant buzz of food/lounge activity and it doesn’t matter if you’re a college kid or senior, there is a place to spend some time relaxing with friends/family.
4) Reasonable rates....the rooms are small but clean and well appointed.