Snapshot: Marriott's Moxy Boston Downtown

Moxy hotels are very hip, incredibly comfortable and unlike any other of Marriott's brands.

When we were in Boston recently we stayed in the city's first Moxy hotel and found a lot to love about this trendy boutique line, especially its location in the theatre district that's also close to the very efficient T subway system. The hotel is also about a 15-minute walk to touristy areas such as Faneuil Hall, the North End and downtown. And at the end of the day, we found the inviting lounge to be the perfect spot to unwind with a drink.

The Moxy Boston Downtown is actually so new that it had been open for less than two weeks when we stayed there. The rooftop bar wasn't quite finished and there were workers still applying the finishing touches to one of the elevators. But these were the only signs that the work was not quite done.

The staff was fantastic, helping us to sort out a booking mixup that was not Marriott's fault, apologizing profusely for it, and then upgrading us to a room on the top (23rd) floor with a view of the Charles River and Boston Common. And then they threw in some complimentary drink tickets for good measure. How to make us feel welcome!

About the only negative thing might be the size of the rooms, which are definitely small for two people. But we considered the location, the comfort level and the above-and-beyond staff, and for us, those factors will always be worth more than slightly more square footage.

Here's a look in photos:

Another area of the lounge. There are lots of games like Jenga, as well as a foosball table.

Entry is on the first floor; reception is on the second. Signs have words spelled like Bostonians would pronounce them.

This photo booth is such a great touch! Guests can primp and pose, and then email the photos to themselves.

The bar at Moxy Boston Downtown.

Bedroom with view of the Charles River. The wifi is lightning fast.


Fantastic shower.

View of the Charles River and some of Boston Common to the right.

"Press here for bedtime stories."


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