Moxy is 1 of 29 different hotels in the Marriott portfolio. Marriott places Moxy in the “Distinctive Select” space, alongside the AC and Aloft brands. Moxy is marketed "With cozy rooms and social spaces, and offers a fun experience at the right price.”
The Moxy Denver Cherry Creek is located in the vibrant Cherry Creek neighborhood of Denver, approximately three miles southeast of downtown. There are dozens of great bars, restaurants, and boutique stores nearby; and the upscale Cherry Creek Mall is just down the road.
Due to the urban location, parking was limited in front of the property with no distinct drive up entrance like at many hotels, even in densely populated areas. There was metered street parking just in front and a parking garage around the block. I don’t suggest driving to this property - instead take a ride-share or cab - you’ll have much less hassle.
I didn’t properly do my homework on Moxy ahead of time, so I had no idea what to expect when arriving, other than I knew it was a trendy brand. I was slightly lost when I walked into the hotel, as there is no “real” lobby, just a bar and seating area. Luckily there was a sign over the bar that said something along the lines of, “Pick up your key here,” otherwise I would have been searching for a more classic check-in desk. Check-in was easy and there was no line. From what I observed, it looked like check-in was completely handled by the bar tenders, who were all very friendly.
I was was a little disappointed that I was given a room on the 3rd floor. I have a high floor preference on my Marriott Rewards account. As a Platinum Premier Elite (the second highest tier in Marriott’s new loyalty program), I almost always get my room preferences, unless it’s for a room upgrade. I didn’t have an upgraded room, and the hotel didn’t seem especially busy, so I’m not quite sure why that was the case.
The room was average sized and minimalistically appointed - with a single chair in the corner (there were folding chairs hanging on the wall), no closet, and to my surprise, no iron and ironing board. I was about to call the lobby on the antique style phone to ask about an iron, but instead decided to explore the property and just ask at the bar. I saw a sign in the elevator alluding to an ironing room on the second floor, and sure enough, there was a communal room with two antique irons (no fancy bells an whistles) and two fold out ironing boards. It was actually not its own room, but rather a nook in one of the hallways, right across from a couple guest rooms.
My wife and I had planned to get dinner in the lobby, but it turns out they don’t have a full kitchen, just some grab and go options and a few naan pizzas. We grabbed a quick drink and I got a pizza (using my $10 elite status credit in the form of a poker chip), before heading out to get a proper dinner.
If you enjoy trendy, more socially oriented hotels, you’ll really enjoy the Moxy brand. I prefer full-service premium style brands with executive lounges and a more classical style. While the Moxy won’t be my first brand choice in the future, I did have a great experience at The Moxy Denver Cherry Creek . It was a very nice hotel, with friendly staff.