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“Convenient, clean, comfortable”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Mela

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Hotel Mela
Ranked #260 of 467 Hotels in New York City
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Princeton, New Jersey
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175 reviews
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“Convenient, clean, comfortable”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2013

Hotel Mela is right off of Times Square, which makes it convenient to theatre, subways all over town, and to Central Park a few blocks away. The rooms are comfortable and modern; the hotel is surprisingly quiet, given its location. The staff is responsive. A casual, comfortable place to stay in mid-town.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2013

We stayed at Hotel Mela in order to get away from the kids. The location is key; it is smack in the middle of Times Square. The accommodations were very comfortable and it was pretty stylish place as well. I recommend Hotel Mela to tourists who are looking for a good NYC spot to stay.

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2013

The location is about as good as it gets - a half block to Times Square. Two good restaurants attached to the hotel. We had breakfast included with our room, expecting the usual "continental breakfast". Instead we got choices which included a full traditional breakfast with eggs. We had an upgraded room which was quite spacious. When we return to NYC, we'll stay at the Mela.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Washington, DC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2013

Hotel Mela is a great find and a great value in the heart of the theater district. Even though it’s just a block off Times Square, it’s quiet and peaceful inside. The hotel staff were extremely helpful, knowledgeable and accommodating. The rooms are clean and modern, with all the amenities (including free wifi, coffee pot, room safe, and a stocked and locked refrigerator). We found the bed and pillows exceptionally comfortable. However, the rooms are quite small – really just room for a bed and a dresser and that’s about it. Be careful when you book – we reserved something called a “Superior Room” and it came with a double bed (not queen or king) and a shower but no bathtub. However, they were very gracious about upgrading us. The restaurant next door provides room service, and is also an adorable spot for breakfast or lunch. Hotel Mela’s rates are very reasonable and we would definitely stay here again!

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

Booked this trip as part of a package with secret escapes amd THG Holidays.

The hotel is situated pretty much on Times square and very central to everything with the 42nd street tube station a stones throw away.

The rooms aren't that big but then again it is New York and you aren't gonna spend anytime indoors apart from the occasional nights sleep!

Hotel is very clean throughout. Staff are friendly and helpful. Free Wifi and Gym facilities. Minibar is fully equipped, each room has a tv and is air conditioned.

I recommend this place and wouldn't mind coming back.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

Hotel Mela a little gem. Walk outside and you're almost at Times Square. Rooms are small but comfortable - bur given the location you aren't going to spend much time in your room! There's a bistro next door which is sort of attached to the hotel which is great for dinner. The deli further down the road much better for breakfast. Hotel staff are great and Barbara in particular most helpful - she helped organise a surprise 30th wedding celebration supper by liaising with family in Australia. A most enjoyable stay.

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Atlanta, GA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2013 via mobile

Perfect spot to be in center if it all. Easy access to Times Square. Lots of amenities nearby. Clean rooms, good shampoos, etc. rooms are as small as you'd expect for NYC, but comfortable. Elevators are not for the claustrophobic. Staff us helpful and friendly.

  • Stayed September 2013
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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
#166 Business Hotel in New York City
#169 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#171 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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