Moxy Seattle Downtown opened up at the corner of Boren and Republican in South Lake Union last week. The hotel is the first of Marriott’s Moxy line, a little more affordable and targeted to a younger demographic, on the West Coast.
Moxy has a more whimsical and busy brand than the more traditional Marriott: The decor takes an off-kilter mix of Pinterest-lifted ideas, from a headboard that nods to a steamer trunk to type-heavy pillows. The general manager is dubbed the “Captain.” A complimentary cocktail is issued upon check-in. (A plan to set up the elevator as a selfie zone was ultimately scrapped.)
The hotel’s 146 guestrooms, ranging from 195 to 205 square feet, each make room for a king-size bed with motion-activated LED lights underneath and a two-person rain shower. At the bed’s foot, a wall is lined with a 55-inch TV (with Netflix and Hulu) below a hanging strip that serves clothing storage, as well as a mount for some of the room’s art.
At the hotel’s entrance, a bar and a lounge provide some space to stretch out—as well as, a press release promises, “a teeter totter.” Bar activities include one Geeks Who Drink trivia night and another hosted by local drag queens, plus dance-a-thons and Dr. Sketchy art classes.
Other hotel amenities include a 24-hour fitness center, a grab-and-go snack bar, meeting rooms with writeable walls, and a “communal ironing room.”
Moxy Seattle was designed by Ankrom Moisan Architects, with interiors by The Society.
- Moxy Seattle Downtown [Marriott]
This article has been updated to correct the spelling of “Marriott”