Visiting San Diego Without SDCC

Decor inside the Nautical theme of the Moxy Hotel.

Not all trips I make to San Diego are for San Diego Comic Con. I do make some trips ahead of time to check out some hotels that may or may not be in the hotel lotto. If its off season, you can usually get a reasonable price.

This week I spent some time at The Moxy hotel. This was a hotel that I came across while scrolling for a deal on Expedia. This hotel caught my eye. With its eye catching logo, and proximity to the convention center, I decided to click on it. The rooms looked nice, the lobby looked fun, and the price was right.

The logo of the Moxy hotel.

The Moxy is part of the Marriott family of hotels. Which usually are pretty comfy hotels with great amenities. This was no different. The Moxy seemed to cater to those who wanted a fun get away. I checked in at the bar where I was offered a complimentary cocktail. Yes, check in was at the bar. I arrived at about 7pm on a Sunday, and it was a very simple check in process. The staff was nice and friendly. Feeling like a guest makes a huge difference, especially when trying out a new hotel. Did I mention this is literally a new hotel? Many of you may not have heard of it or seen it while you were at SDCC.

From what I could tell just from the lobby, it was a nautical theme, with two floors, games to play and a full bar. It was very eye catching. Here are some photos I took from the lobby area.

This is really just a snap shot of how awesome we found the lobby. Not only was there shuffle board, there was a giant game of Connect 4 to play, Tic Tac Toe as well as some old school video games. I personally played Pac Man. I couldn’t resist.

The rooms all are the same, queen beds only, so these rooms may not be for the crowd that like to all stay in the same room together. Perhaps 2 people, 3 if you don’t mind a bit of being cramped. The view was just of the city. It wasn’t anything spectacular. So if you plan on coming to SDCC or just visiting San Diego, CA I would indeed recommend checking out The Moxy. I wouldn’t call it luxury, but definitely fun, and hey, if you’re at Comic Con or vacation, you should be trying to have some fun right?