Moxy Sydney Airport review

Moxy Sydney Airport has bought its playful and spirited approach Down Under just 20 minutes by car from Sydney’s Central Business District. It offers a stylish, industrial design with vibrant communal spaces, 24/7 dining options, and flexible working and meeting spaces, all at an attractive price point.

Traveller: Lisa O’Brien
Room: Moxy Queen Airport View
Address: 56 Baxter Road, Mascot, Sydney, Australia 2020
Date: November, 2023
Price range: $290 to $450
Best for: Although there is something for everyone, it does stand out as a must for young business travellers and anyone young at heart

Location

Located in Mascot, the inner-south of Sydney suburb, the hotel is easily accessible from Sydney’s bustling CBD and iconic harbour sites and on the doorstep of the domestic and international Sydney Airport terminals. The local Mascot neighbourhood offers a vibrant mix of shopping and delicious dining on the hotel’s doorstep.

The showstopper

The lobby’s exposed ceilings, wrought iron beams, and natural materials capture this converted warehouse’s open, airy feel. Designed as a multi-functional work and interactive social space, the lobby is centred around the hotel bar, where guests check in with a complimentary ‘Get Moxy’ signature cocktail on arrival.

The lobby © Moxy

The room

With Moxy guest rooms, it’s not the size that matters… it’s how they use them. The bedrooms combine functionality and flexibility with edgy detail. Cleverly designed to maximise space, the rooms feature modular furniture, including Moxy’s signature Stellar Works foldable desks and chairs, and intelligent add-ons like peg walls to allow guests to adapt the room to their needs. 

Tech-savvy touches include motion-activated LED lights, keyless entry, a 55-inch flat-screen TV, and a retro phone where guests can listen to a themed story come bedtime. Bold artwork from Sydney creator Evi O tells tales of Mascot’s history on the bedroom walls with an abstract take on the area’s historic market gardens and renowned local Australian fauna.

Moxy Queen Airport View © Moxy

Amenity game

A handheld clothes steamer was one stand-out item in the room that certainly impressed me. It’s convenient to get the wrinkles out of your clothing after travelling. 

Beyond the rooms

Bar Moxy is a haven for working and connecting during the day. Then, it transforms into a social hub at night, drawing Sydney’s top DJ talent. In the bar, they have partnered with local brands, including Archie Rose and Young Henry, so guests can choose from an extensive list of cocktails, wines, and local brews.

The hotel features five meeting studios for private events, from the Art House, a not-so-typical boardroom with a modern collection of contemporary Australian artwork curated by the local art gallery. To Saint Cloche and The Record Room, inspired by Australia’s rock n roll era, with an alfresco option on Moxy Terrace.

Dish to dine for

Staking a place in Sydney’s food community, Moxy Sydney Airport’s new drinking and dining concepts are unpretentious and laid-back, creating a new centre for Mascot’s vibrant social scene. In the evenings, indulge in a playful meal from the Pimp My Pita menu, a fresh and flavoursome Australian street food-inspired concept.

Bar Moxy is a haven for working and connecting © Moxy

Staying in

Guests ready to break a sweat can visit the 24/7 gym. The Library is the perfect spot to chill out, meet up and get the creative juices flowing. The Lounge is where the buzz lives, from daytime hangouts to late-night hot spots. 

In homage to the iconic Australian Milk Bar, the hotel’s streetside cafe, Little Baxter, offers grab n’ go bites. Taking pride in the grind, Little Baxter features signature blends and single origins from Marrickville’s Double Roasters. Perfectly paired with daily baked pastries from local artisan Sonoma. Moxy Pick-Ups offers 24/7 grab-and-go snacks and drinks. 

The family factor

Options range from stylish king and queen sleepers to twins and quad bunks perfect for families and groups. 

Quad bunks are perfect for families © Moxy

Green thumbs up

As part of the Marriott Bonvoy family, Moxy Sydney Airport minimises its environmental footprint by sustainably managing its energy and water use, reducing its waste and carbon emissions and increasing the use of renewable energy. Moxy Sydney Airport Hotel also has access to electric car charging stations onsite.

Before booking

Become a Marriott Bonvoy member and unlock exclusive member benefits. Including complimentary Wi-Fi, members-only rates, and points that take you places around the world. 

Moxy Sydney Airport also offers day use of rooms © Moxy

Insiders’ tips

Moxy Sydney Airport also offers day use of room, which can be extremely handy for short layovers. For example, stay for eight hours (between 8am to 6pm). Airport Shuttle Service is available at $10 per person each way. 

I wish I could take home…

Who doesn’t like a bedtime story….. I wish I could have squeezed the retro phone into my bag to listen to theme bedtime stories wherever I go.

V&T expert rating

9/10

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