Sandwiched between offices and warehouses on an otherwise quiet Mascot street in Sydney’s southwest, guests are beckoned into the extroverted Moxy Sydney Airport (the first outpost of this boutique chain in Australia) by the bubblegum glow of its pink neon sign. You won’t find any reception desks upon entering, however. Instead, arrivals check in at the hotel’s bar, where they’re also handed a welcome cocktail – the “Get Moxy” (a refeshing mingle of sparkling rosé, summer berry pouree and cranberry juice, topped off with lemonade and fresh lime) – a literal taste of things to come.

The industrial-chic foyer is a riot of colour and sound, with board games and arcade machines, quirky coffee table books and conversation-starting nicknacks, black-and-white photo booths and vibrantly hued lounges. A soundtrack of pop music (at weekends, courtesy of an in-person DJ) sets the tone, banishing all trace of the subdued transit hotel stereotype. It’s a fun-loving first impression that proudly confirms the Moxy status quo: when it comes to their guests having a good time, this hotel isn’t playing around.

Where is Moxy Sydney Airport?

Moxy Sydney Airport

Located on Baxter Road in Mascot, Moxy is a 10-minute drive from Sydney airport’s domestic and international terminals and 20-minutes drive from Sydney’s CBD. A shuttle service to and from the airport (courtesy of a bus painted in Moxy’s signature electric pink) is available for $10 each way per passenger. 

What’s near Moxy Sydney Airport?

For guests who wish to explore beyond public transport routes, the hotel has bicycles for hire – and yes, they’re also bright pink. Under pedal power, the hospitality hotspots of Redfern, Surry Hills and South Eveleigh are an easy 25-minute cycle away. 

Room Types

Bunk Room at Moxy Sydney Airport

Amongst the nine room types of this 301 key property are the twin, queen and king sleepers you’d expect, available with either airport or city views. However, there are also cleverly conceived configurations that have in-transit guests front of mind. The “Quad Bunk”, kitted out with two bunk beds for up to four guests, is ideal for a group booking in search of airport-adjacent digs that are a considerable step above Sydney’s backpacker options. The “Moxy Loft”, with a queen bed plus a cabin-style single, is aimed at families with young children who want to avoid conjoining rooms. 

King Sleeper City View Moxy Sydney Airport

A 70’s-inspired aesthetic can be found throughout the hotel – think raw wood finishes, rich earth tones and a mix of tactile and retro fixtures. Winks to Moxy’s eccentric spirit come via abstract artworks by Sydney-based designer Evi O and a colourful rotary telephone on the nightstand, that in addition to contacting hotel services, can also play guests a themed bedtime story. The style may be heavy on the whimsy, but the substance of Moxy’s rooms is seriously considered and underpinned by plenty of tech. Motion-activated LED lights, keyless entry via the Marriott Bonvoy app, a 55-inch flat screen TV equipped with Chromecast and free high-speed wi-fi plus space-saving storage solutions, plush pillowtop mattresses and a layout that maximises a compact footprint are standard throughout the property.

Restaurants and bars

Bar Moxy takes centre stage in the hotel’s warehouse-esque foyer, where guests sip on their pick of alcoholic or soft beverages, including a selection of playful signature cocktails. The attached Moxy Kitchen offers a cafeteria-style service – meals are ordered at the bar and served on trays for diners to collect – with a streamlined menu of easy eats, such as the “Pimp My Pita” selection of filled pita breads, as well as pastas, salads and snackable sides and desserts. There’s no room service offering at Moxy, but guests in search of a grab-and-go option can head to the PickUps room, a 24/7-access self-service convenience store stocked with sweet treats, ready meals, healthy nibbles, drinks and useful amenities like essential toiletries. The morning’s caffeine fix comes courtesy of Little Baxter, a chic coffee bar serving barista-made brews with beans sourced from Marrickville’s Double Roasters and freshly baked pastries from Sydney institution Sonoma.

Sustainability

By sustainably managing its energy and water use, Moxy Sydney Airport is also committed to minimising its environmental footprint, reducing its waste and offsetting carbon emissions via its use of renewable energy. The hotel is equipped with 51 solar panels, low-consumption LED lights throughout and low-consumption motion-sensor air conditioning units, as well as rain harvesting systems for garden and plant box irrigation. Guests can also access electric car charging stations on-site.

Accessibility

All general hotel areas are wheelchair accessible and mobility accessible rooms are available. Service animals are welcome.

Travel for work

The Art House at Moxy Sydney Airport

While Moxy’s rooms don’t feature desks, business travellers still have plenty of places to work hard before they play hard. There are five meeting studios onsite which can accommodate up to 50 people. These include the Art House just off the main foyer: a not-so-run-of-the-mill boardroom decked out with a collection of contemporary Australian artworks (when there are no private bookings, guests are welcome to use the space to work, relax or just admire the art). In addition to the same vibrant styling as the rest of the hotel, these meeting studios also feature state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment for virtual meetings and high-speed wi-fi.

Gym

The Gym at Moxy Sydney Airport

Moxy Sydney Airport has an impressively kitted out 24-hour access gym featuring a range of top-of-class cardio equipment, from rowers to treadmills and spin bikes, as well enough resistance machines and free weights to satisfy even the most demanding of gym bunnies.

What you need to know

The Laundry Room at Moxy Sydney Airport

Short getaway and business travellers who have their wardrobe stuffed into their carry-on will appreciate the hotel’s laundry room, where they can wash, press and steam their clothes back to life. Out-of-house dry cleaning services are also available upon request.

Best for: Luxe layovers 
Design: Eclectic
Ambience: Buzzy
Number of rooms: 301
Rates: From $175 per night
Wi-fi: Free and fast
Parking: $40 per day onsite. Valet service available
Address: 56 Baxter Road, Mascot, NSW
Telephone: +61 (0)2 7226 1486

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