A new line of millennial-focused hotels
Moxy Miami South Beach is a new hotel that opened last month and caters to the budget-conscious traveler. The hotel is part of Marriott’s Moxy brand, which targets millennial travelers. It’s also one of dozens of hotels under the Marriott umbrella in Miami Beach alone—an empire that spans from luxury high-rises to family vacation spots like the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa.
The hotel occupies a prime locale on Collins Avenue and 7th Street, across from the beach
Moxy Miami South Beach is a great place to stay if you want to be on the beach or near the convention center and airport. The hotel occupies a prime location on Collins Avenue and 7th Street, across from the beach and just steps away from shops, restaurants, bars, clubs and museums. Plus it’s close to several parks, including 17th Street Park (a great place for families with kids) and Watson Island (a popular spot for people watching). If you’re planning some activities around town that involve sports or music—and trust us: there are many such activities—you don’t have to travel far from your hotel room at Moxy Miami South Beach because they’re all within walking distance.
The lobby is the focal point of Moxy Miami South Beach, and it’s designed to be Instagram-worthy. The space features cool neon art, a DJ booth, and a live plant wall that will hopefully not become too much for the hotel to take care of. It’s meant to be fun and unique—a place where guests can grab a drink at the bar or hang out on couches while they wait for their room keys to be ready.
The lobby is also where you’ll find most of your hotel’s staff—they’re always there working hard to serve you breakfast or drinks at night, so why not strike up a conversation? Most importantly though, it’s what you see when you arrive at the hotel and when you leave on vacation. You’ll be able to look around and say “Wow! I was actually here!”
Rooms start at around $200 per night for two people. They’re clean, but small.
The rooms at Moxy Miami South Beach start at around $200 per night for two people. They’re clean, but tiny—especially if you’re used to a lot of space. The rooms are decorated in a modern style, with black accents and white furniture. Each room has a smart TV that you can use to watch Netflix or listen to music via Spotify (or other services).
Despite the low price point, the rooms are impressively functional — especially for larger groups.
Moxy Miami South Beach is a great option for groups of friends, families and business travelers — especially larger groups. The rooms are impressively functional, with two beds and full bathrooms that are actually quite spacious. I was able to easily make my bed in the morning despite how small it looked on arrival.
The rooms also come fully equipped with Wi-Fi access and a place to charge your devices right by the bedside table! There’s even a small dining area with bar stools so you can eat breakfast or dinner while watching TV or chatting away with friends over drinks before heading out at night (or vice versa).
Of course, there are drawbacks to staying here: no balconies or views from most rooms; limited parking spaces available within walking distance; thin walls between rooms that may allow for hearing conversations from other guests if you don’t have a generous amount of soundproofing; no room service options without leaving the property altogether (unless they start offering delivery services).
Each room has a smart TV that connects to Netflix and Spotify, as well as high-speed Wi-Fi to stream your favorite shows and music
Each room has a smart TV that connects to Netflix and Spotify, as well as high-speed Wi-Fi to stream your favorite shows and music. The built-in Chromecast allows you to start watching on your phone or tablet, then continue on the big screen. Other apps include Hulu Plus, YouTube and Pandora radio.
There are no room service or daily housekeeping services; guests have to call down to request fresh towels if they need them
- There are no room service or daily housekeeping services; guests have to call down to request fresh towels if they need them.
- Guests can also request additional pillows or blankets.
- There is no daily housekeeping service.
- There is no room service, but you can make food orders from a restaurant in the building (see “Eat” section below).
- There is no minibar in the room (though there are refrigerators), so you’ll want to bring your own bottled water and snacks with you if you plan on staying at Moxy Miami South Beach.
For its price point, the Moxy Miami is surprisingly elegant.
The Moxy Miami is a beautiful, mid-range hotel with an impressive lobby and comfortable rooms. For its price point, it’s surprisingly elegant. If you’re looking for an affordable place to stay in South Beach that doesn’t feel like a cheap motel, this one is a great choice.
The rooms are relatively small but clean and functional—a good deal for what you pay. The hotel offers all the basics you need for a comfortable stay: air conditioning, Wi-Fi access (but no computer), and even some extras like cable TV with HBO channels and Keurig coffee makers in your room (though there’s no fridge). One minor drawback: There aren’t any balconies or outdoor terraces on offer here; if that matters to you when staying on South Beach then consider booking somewhere else instead.
If you’re looking for a budget option that’s still stylish and fun, the Moxy Hotel is a great choice. It has all of the amenities you need (and some you didn’t even know about) at an affordable price point. Plus, with its proximity to the beach and downtown Miami, there are plenty of things to do nearby. Whether you want to relax by the pool or explore Wynwood during your stay in Miami — we think this hotel will be perfect for any trip!