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Moxy London Stratford cool space by tube station

Moxy London Stratford is a Marriott brand hotel about 200 meters from Stratford Station, a major transportation center with both London Underground and train station tracks. Also, one of the largest shopping malls in England is Westfield Stratford City right by Stratford Station. The Stratford area is urban with high rise cranes all around building new stuff.

Stratford is a district in the east London borough of Newham, located 9.7km NE from Charing Cross, the centerpoint of London. Stratford has experienced urban renewal pre- and post-2012 London Olympics with sports venues.

Rainy weather, high winds and even snow and ice kept me from exploring much of the Stratford area of London during two nights in late-December.

Some older structures and a monument are found along Stratford High Street, one block away from Moxy hotel. A supermarket and fast food is available at Stratford Centre, the older mall across the street from the hotel. There is extensive newer development seen around Stratford Station.

Stratford Station Underground

Stratford Station is a Central Line station and terminus for Jubilee Line on the Underground. Moxy London Stratford is left from the front of Stratford Station about 200 meters along same side of road.

Stansted Airport transportation bus stop is about 100 meters from Moxy London Stratford, midway between hotel and Underground/train station entrance. I marked Stratford Station and the Stansted bus stop on the photo below.

Moxy London view

Moxy London Stratford is about 25 minutes by Underground from central London locations like Camden Town Station for music culture, food and small vendor shopping stalls with many kinds of alternative trends clothing, art, loads of t-shirts and souvenir shops. Not your typical Westfield mall experience in Camden Town.

Stratford Station is about 25 minutes by tube to Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus and West End theatre culture.

Moxy London Stratford Lobby

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One part of the lobby is seating and there is a computer area.

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Books are all around the extensive ground floor lobby space.

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Lobby reception at the bar

The reception staff behind the bar seemed pretty laid back. We were offered two punch alcohol drinks at check-in.

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Beer pong table indicates the kind of vibe the place is going for, but the lobby bar, although relatively populated at 10pm at night, seemed relatively subdued during the holidays.

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Kelley sat down in a plush lobby chair with that kind of “Help, I can’t get up” look on her face.

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Cute luggage carts and storage lockers located in the lobby by the elevators.

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Moxy Room 709

The room was comfortable with cool night lighting around the room. One of my complaints is a motion sensor light at the base of the bed. I like a dark room for sleep and the bed lit up whenever Kelley or I walked by in the dark room at night.

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The bath towels at Moxy London were dreamy plush compared to towels we had at Days Hotel Waterloo and Holiday Inn Express Stratford.

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Moxy Room at Night

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Moxy London Stratford

Marriott Rewards category 6 = 30,000 points.

My rate was a very low 55 GBP ($74 USD) for Boxing Day Dec 26 and provided one of my two stays to earn a Marriott Rewards MegaBonus free night.

The proximity to Stratford Station for easy Underground access is one great feature for the hotel. I chose Stratford as a hotel location in London due to flying out of Southend-on-Sea Airport SEN, accessible by train from Stratford Station in 45 minutes.

National Express bus from London Stratford to Stansted Airport STN is a 50 minute bus ride with ticket prices as low as 3.50 GBP. Moxy London Stratford is a good location for an overnight before an airport departure or upon arrival to London.

About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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  1. I had a somewhat great experience with that hotel. Nice staff and the location was great.

    But the only thing that I got as a platinum member was the staff saying “Thank you for being a platinum member.”

    Felt like basic economy.

  2. Hmmm as a Londoner what do I think of Stratford? – I’d still call it “Up and Coming” if I were being kind – but it’s expensive to buy there now and undoubtedly it has changed as an area since the Olympics. If you are young however and interested in nightlife Stratford is very easy to get to from Liverpool Street, Shoreditch, Hoxton etc where the trendy bars and clubs are. You can get to Camden from Stratford but not by the tube – you need to use the surface rail “overground” for that. But its’ not too far – only takes about 20 minutes. The station from Stratford that you need is Camden Road. I wouldn’t choose Stratford if this was my “once in a lifetime” trip to London but my God that £55 rate was amazing!

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