Moxy Miami South Beach
By Amber Snider
In a Nutshell:
Centered in Miami’s stylish South Beach neighborhood, the Moxy Hotel is playfully bold with a distinctively youthful energy. Located on Washington Avenue and surrounded by a bustling strip of shops and historical Art Deco buildings, the hotel’s lobby features Mid Century Modern-inspired chairs, Art Deco-inspired accents, and a soothing color palette of blush pinks and terracotta hues. But there’s an edgy rebellion present in the details, as with the sticker-laden ATM and a “Horoscopes” installation featuring a statue of Zoltar, aka the fortune teller made famous in the movie Big.
EDITOR'S TIP: Mezcalista, the hotel’s low-lit speakeasy, features one of the largest collections of mezcal in all of South Florida (200, to be precise). Guests can sip cocktails on custom-made couches set against a sultry backdrop, or try private or semi-private mezcal tastings in a separate back room.
The Style: Suave and self-consciously sassy
Why We Love It:
- Complimentary lounge chairs and towels are available two blocks away, on the beach at 10th Street and Ocean Drive
- Upon arrival, guests are offered a token for a free prosecco at the lobby’s central, oblong bar.
- The lobby’s entrance – a colorful, textural experiment, with its turquoise and beige woven chairs, creamsicle-orange colored sofas, and vibrant mosaic tiled tables – is a remote worker’s paradise
- The hotel’s 72-foot pool, with food and beverage services, private cabanas, and a rooftop pool with ample lounge spaces
- Free bikes to explore the best of South Beach
The Unmissable Experience:
Como Como, the new, on-site marisqueria, serves up traditional Mexican cuisine from 10+ regions (including Acapulco and Yucatan), this worth-the-splurge restaurant led by Chef Scott Linquist is a culinary gem that engages all the senses. Standout dishes include the dressed oysters (with soy yuzu pasilla chile "agua" and serrano chile cilantro lime "agua" with avocado mousse and salmon roe), tender and ultra-creamy pulpo ceviche (simply decadent), and the Tikin-Xic (branzino prepared Mayan-style, wrapped in banana leaf, and cooked on an open fire before being marinated in achiote, sour orange, and habanero).
All photos courtesy of Moxy Miami South Beach