Moxy Paris Val d’Europe: Solid but can turn into a zoo!

A short stopover in Paris before starting my return journey to Boston.

As a reminder, here is the itinerary followed:

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1DiaryConference in Paris and weekend in Madrid
2LoungeUnited Club, Boston Logan
3FlightUnited Domestic First, Boston Logan – Washington Dulles, Boeing 737 MAX 9
4FlightScandinavian Airlines Business, Washington Dulles – Copenhagen Kastrup, Airbus A350-900
5LoungeScandinavian Airlines Gold Lounge, Copenhagen Kastrup
6FlightScandinavian Airlines SAS Plus, Copenhagen Kastrup – Paris Charles-de-Gaulle, Boeing 737-800
7HotelLe Parchamp, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Boulogne-Billancourt
8FlightTAP Executive, Paris Orly – Lisbon Portela, Airbus A321LR
9LoungeTAP Lounge, Lisbon Portela
10FlightTAP Executive, Lisbon Portela – Madrid Barajas, Embraer 190
11HotelThe Madrid EDITION
12LoungePuerta del Sol Lounge, Madrid Barajas
13FlightTAP Executive, Madrid Barajas – Lisbon Portela, Airbus A320
14FlightTAP Executive, Lisbon Portela – Paris Orly, Airbus A321NEO
15HotelMoxy Paris Val d’Europe
16FlightScandinavian Airlines SAS Plus, Paris Charles-de-Gaulle – Oslo Gardermoen, Boeing 737-700
17HotelMoxy Oslo X
18LoungeScandinavian Airlines Gold Lounge, Oslo Gardermoen
19FlightScandinavian Airlines SAS Plus, Oslo Gardermoen – Copenhagen Kastrup, Airbus A320NEO
20LoungeEventyr Lounge, Copenhagen Kastrup
21FlightScandinavian Airlines Business, Copenhagen Kastrup – Boston Logan, Airbus A321LR
Today’s itinerary

Booking

I made a reservation in this property about 45 days before my arrival, when I booked my itinerary to Paris from Boston.

Hotels in Paris and at Charles-de-Gaulle were overpriced due to the Paris Air Show being held at the same time, which is why I exiled myself to Disneyland Paris.

Moreover, I was able to take the High Speed Train from Marne-la-Vallée-Chessy the next morning.

So I booked for around €150 a night.

Arrival

A few days before my arrival, I received an upgrade to a family room, a sort of Junior Suite with a sofa in addition to the bed.

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Two days before my arrival, I completed the mobile check-in formalities, and requested a late check-out at 1pm.

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I arrived from Paris Orly airport using Uber and was there after a 45-minute drive.

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I waited a few minutes before checking in, which was done promptly. No frills, but I was able to change my late check-out time to 4pm, which will was done immediately.

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Having done my mobile check-in, there was no need to give my credit card back, as a hold had been taken when the room was assigned.

Room

My family room was located on the 2nd floor of the hotel. Please note that the number of elevators is limited and this can quickly generate traffic during rush hour. Fortunately, large adjoining staircases are accessible.

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The room was quite spacious. A large entrance was equipped with an open closet, as usual at Moxy, and to the right, a very compact bathroom had been placed. It’s hard to imagine that it was suitable for 4 people, as this family room should be. In any case, it was impossible for two people to use it at the same time! For me alone, however, it was perfect.

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Next came the sleeping area, with a small Moxy-style desk with shelf and stool on the left, and a queen-size bed and a stylish little armchair on the right.

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At the far end, a living area with a convertible sofa (which had been prepared when I arrived).

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To finish, a video tour:

Hotel facilities

As usual in all Moxy hotels, a gym was available on the first floor. I did not use it during my stay, but I did take a few pictures.

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Given the hotel’s proximity to Disneyland Paris, a children’s playroom had been set up next to the fitness room.

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Catering

In the brand’s properties, the reception is organized around the hotel bar. This was obviously the case here, with a bar opened until 2am.

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Unlike many Moxy properties, this one had a proper restaurant, also located on the first floor of the property and accessible via a separate entrance or the Moxy terrace.

I had a Moscow Mule before bed.

Breakfast service was quite extensive and is served at the bar from 6am to 11am. The quality was really low.

Service

Moxy is clearly in the Economy Hotel category and my expectations were low. Nevertheless, I was pleasantly surprised, the management was very efficient and pays attention to the Marriott Elite. Too unfrequent, as Bertrand’s recent experiences at Roissy show.

Departure

Departure formalities were carried out very easily using the mobile check-out features of the Marriott Bonvoy app. It would, however, take a long time for me to get my bill, which I had to request via the app’s chat.

Bottom line

A good stay in a qualitative property.

Olivier Delestre-Levai
Olivier Delestre-Levai
Olivier has been into airline blogging since 2010. First a major contributor to the FlyerTalk forum, he created the FlyerPlan website in July 2012, and writes articles with a major echo among airline specialists. He now co-runs the TravelGuys blog with Bertrand, focusing on travel experience and loyalty programs.
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