Updated: Mar 17
Still in the mist of COVID, I made a trip to one of the locations that was effected by the pandemic the most but still one of my favorite cities in the world, NYC. About a year into the pandemic, I returned to NYC to see how the city has changed or stayed the same and how the city and properties are keeping their staff and tourist safe.
I've always wanted to stay at a Moxy Property in a few states and finally got the opportunity in NYC! Moxy East Village NYC is the perfect mix of retro and futuristic.
Moxy East Village is located in the heart of East Village in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. For all my budget travelers like myself, this is the perfect property to stay at! It gives you all the feels of luxury without the crazy price tag.
I flew into Newark and the Lyft ride was about 35 minutes, but it's also 25 minutes from LGA and 40 from JFK.
Check in was very easy and the front desk attendant was very attentive. Due to COVID regulations from the state and the property, they provided COVID tracing & acknowledgement forms. I was done with the check in process in under 7 minutes.
I have worked as a front desk attendant before and greatly appreciate how helpful and attentive they were to letting us know about the property and our room. They genuinely seems happy for us to be there and that gives you such a good feeling.
The elevator was actually one of my favorite elements in the Moxy. Getting into it felt like you were walking into a different world. For your safety, you need your room key to operate the elevator.
We were fortunate enough to experience one of the larger rooms in the property. Honestly, for a NYC hotel room it was soo big. I loved the open floor plan and the shower. Y'all know I love a good shower. The "wall closet" was a concept I had never seen before but I actually really liked it.
From the emerald green sink to the square toilet and huge shower, the bathroom was probably the highlight of the room. The room is furnished with a mini steamer (as opposed to an iron), hairdryer and typically toiletries.
You can do almost everything from the room's TV. You can even have a bedtime story read to you on the retro hotel phone.