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“Perfect location, friendly staff, great value, perfect location!” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Mela
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   120 West 44th St, New York City, NY 10036 (Manhattan)   |  
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Ranked #181 of 459 Hotels in New York City
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Perfect location, friendly staff, great value, perfect location!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Hotel Mela is a small boutique hotel in a perfect location. Nestled in the center of times square it's close to everything. I was a little afraid because it didn't have a five star commercial name, however it was the perfect choice. The front desk, hospitality, and bell hop staff were friendly and always helpful.

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Annapolis, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I stayed at this hotel for a girls' night out in NYC one night and was matched to it using one of those blind match/low rate websites. It was a bit on the small side (but hey, it's NYC), yet it was clean and trendy enough (meaning not super outdated comforters and carpet that have been hoarding dust and whoknowswhat for 25+ years). We were a bit surprised to find that we had two twin beds (likely as a result of the gamble using said website) but we got $100 off the going rate had we booked it direct. My main complaint was that they had actually charged my credit card twice for the room. Although this type of error should not be taken lightly, they removed it without much hassle. In the end, it was clean and all we needed for a decent price.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Alexandria, United States
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We have stayed at this hotel twice and each visit has been extremely enjoyable. The room is clean and the staff are very helpful. I have recommended this hotel to others. The hotel is convenient to all of the museums and dining.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bethesda
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4 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

This hotel was really 4 star. The rooms were very clean, spacious for New York City, helpful staff and 1/2 block to Times Square. The price, booked through bookit.com, was terrific. The staff had hot cocoa in the lobby on a frigid Saturday and a bowl of apples on the check in/check out counter today.

Room Tip: An interior room is quieter than the ones facing 144th St.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

My girlfriend and I have stayed at several places around New York in recent years, and have to say that the Hotel Mela is by far and away the best value, and service we have found. We stayed there for the New Years Eve celebration in TImes Square. The staff was absolutely wonderful, and extremely courteous. From Jonathan at the front desk, to every person on the housekeeping staff. Many hotels in the area have housekeeping that starts knocking on your door at 9am, and then every 15minutes to see if you've left yet, at the Mela they asked around 9:30am, and then were kind enough to ask what time they should come back, and then didn't bother us until that time! Yes the rooms are small, but your not in Times Square to stay in your room. But even with that being said, they are not claustrophobic. Walking into the Mela your are immediately treated like family, or a valued returning customer, even if its your first time! We have stayed at big name hotels in the city like the Waldorf Astoria, and would recommend the Mela over them all! I would greatly recommend this hotel to any type of traveler! The rooms are comfortable, extremely clean, they even have several HD tv channels, the staff is EXCELLENT! If you have the chance to stay here, book it and know you'll be well taken care of, and you are getting amazing value and service!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New Brunswick, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

I just came back from a visit to NYC. I stayed at Hotel Mela and it was great. The staff was very welcoming and friendly in particular JoJo. I booked two rooms on Hotwire and was very happy to get the Hotel Mela. The rooms are small but the beds are very comfortable. I would definitely stay at Hotel Mela again. I loved the location as it was so close to everything. It had free wifi but it did not work in my room. It worked well in the lobby. I would recommend this hotel to anyone looking to visit NYC.

Room Tip: Rooms that do not face 44th street are less noisy in the morning.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Purchased a Groupon to stay at Hotel Mela for one night. Reading the reviews I saw that most of the rooms were pretty small, so I went knowing I'd have a small room. No biggie. It was very small!!! Shoe box small - 11'x13'. No kidding. So if you can't deal with small, don't book the Superior Queen. It was just my daughter and myself for one night, so I didn't care. But there is no place for an extra cot if needed,nor a place to store your luggage in the room. The room was VERY clean and modern. The bathroom is decent size and has a large walk in shower. Staff at front desk, reservation hot line and cleaning crew were very nice. We ended up staying an extra day because of the snow and were accommodated with a decent price. Even stayed in my shoe box room! LOL. It's a great place to stay if you want to be in the middle of Times Square and theatres. I would definitely go back.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 120 West 44th St, New York City, NY 10036
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Location: United States > New York > New York City > Manhattan , Midtown , Theater District - Times Square
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#110 Family Hotel in New York City
#112 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#134 Business Hotel in New York City
#159 Romantic Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Mela 4*
Number of rooms: 229
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