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“Great location, nice rooms.”
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Hotel Mela
Ranked #270 of 467 Hotels in New York City
Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Great location, nice rooms.”
Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

Yes, the rooms are on the small side but very clean with comfy beds. The service was pretty good. The location is GREAT. The first time I stayed at Mela, we were on the street side, this time our room looked out at a brick wall but it was sooo much quieter, I liked that. We didn't use the room too much anyway. We had trouble keeping the hot water hot. Also, there isn't much counter space. Overall it was another good experience at Mela.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Orange, California
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Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at he Hotel Mela for a few days in March and had a great experience. Rooms are small but nice. You cannot beat the location! One morning we woke up and walked to the deli a few doors down to get a bagel. Someone approached us while we were walking down the street to see if we had time to sit in the audience of the Today Show...10 minutes later, we were in the studio! Hotel Mela's front desk staff was really great as we regularly asked for directions around the City. If we go back to NYC, we will definitely stay there again!

  • Stayed March 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed July 24, 2013

What a great place to stay- clean, close to all theatres & Times Square is a few steps away. It's close to great eateries (try Dopo Teatro & Un Deux Trois across the road). Jean Paul is a great concierge: very helpful & friendly. Rooms are a little small, but this hotel is unbeatable value.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

This is the place to stay in NYC. They are in an excellent location, near many fine restaurants. We have stayed there four times in five years; last year we did not visit NYC. Thoroughly recommended. They even arrange transport to your airport.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lake Forest, California
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Reviewed July 23, 2013 via mobile

We just finished a 3 night stay at Hotel Mela. While I don't really have anything overly negative to say, there is not also too much to rave about. The location, obviously, is perfect for access to Times Square and surrounding activities. While the rooms were clean they were teeny tiny; even for NYC standards. We were in a King Deluxe. I am scared to think about how small the basic room must be. Wallpaper in bathroom is peeling. Staff was cordial. No hospitality room to freshen up in while waiting for your room to be ready. Overall, not bad, but not impressive.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

We had a delightful stay here in Hotel Mela. Staff was very friendly & our room was nice & clean. Elevators are slow but not so bad. I didn't have any problem with the outside noise, our room was very sound proof. It was only a 2 minute walk from Times Square & their's plenty of places to eat at near the hotel. They are a little on the pricey side but not so bad. I recommend Juniors & Virgils BBQ. 5th Ave & Central are a quick 10-15 minute walk away! I love that this hotel is smack in the middle of all that NYC has to give. I had excellent stay here. Only set back is that the air conditioning units aren't efficient here. I would recommend a fall or winter visit. I'm definitly coming back for a stay here but it won't be during the summer. Also ask the staff for help getting a cab for you. It's tough to get one in that location with all the visitors. All in All this place is great!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Stayed here in June location is fantastic right on Times Square, rooms are on the small side but how long are you going to spend in there? The double was a squeeze, but the room was clean with ample small ensuite coffee maker. It was value or money , in a great location, extremely helpful staff, would stay here again.

Room Tip: There are larger rooms so if you are on the large side don't risk the standard double
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Mela
Address: 120 West 44th St, New York City, NY 10036-4050
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Location: United States > New York > New York City > Midtown , Times Square / Theater District , Manhattan
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:
#105 Family Hotel in New York City
#165 Business Hotel in New York City
#168 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#178 Luxury Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Mela 4*
Number of rooms: 233
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