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Hotel Mela
Ranked #269 of 466 Hotels in New York City
Chicago, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
125 reviews
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“Nice Hotel”
Reviewed October 20, 2013

Everything was fine - small but modern room (on the front facing 44th street) with good view - great location for Theatre District / Time Square / Mid-Town - easy access to subways in Times Square - - - one large issue: While the hotel was quiet and fine, you have to navigate the chaos of Times Square to get to the nearby trains or go west to theatres, etc. If you like that activity - this would be perfect - if you dont, you might consider other options. All in all -nice hotel - questionable location.

Room Tip: Room was quite small, but very nice - only a double bed and limited place to open a suit case - had...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed October 20, 2013

Hotel Mela did not disappoint. Next trip back to NYC we will definitely stay there. Location is perfect. Steps away from Time Square and about a 10 minute walk to Mid-town. Rooms were comfortable & modern. Quiet for being so close to Time Square. All the staff was friendly but John Paul the Concierge was top notch. Bistro next door was perfect place to start with breakfast before a busy day. Great variety of other restaurants on the street if one didn't want to venture too far before heading out to the theater.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed October 18, 2013

For mid-town Manhattan, this hotel's location is perfect because you're within walking distance to everything, and if necessary, the subway is within a block of the hotel. Although small like European hotel rooms, the rooms and bathrooms are clean, comfortable and quiet. The hotel staff (front desk and housekeeping) is friendly and very helpful if you have questions or need assistance. Bistro Saju, which is adjacent to the hotel, is wonderful -- delicious food and welcoming atmosphere. Free wi-fi, free morning newspapers and discounted parking are also offered. The rates are competitive, but less than other hotels in the area. I have stayed at Hotel Mela a number of times and have never had a bad experience.

Room Tip: Rooms in the front of the building have more natural light.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed October 18, 2013

I travel to NYC every two to three weeks and I couldn't be more happier with Hotel Mela. I like smaller hotels and Dollar for dollar ...location, amenities, Saju next door...the only thing I wish they had was reward systems for stays, since I stay there so much...great mix of clientele as well. I no longer look for other places to stay. The personnel treats me like family which makes business travel all the more enjoyable. Stay there you won't regret it.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed October 17, 2013

Was very impressed with this hotel. This was our first time in NYC and we couldn't have chosen better. The hotel was just a minute walk from the heart of Times Square and the rooms were spacious, modern and well-equipped. Danny and Adrian at the front desk were friendly and courteous and very helpful. The breakfast at the neighbouring bistro was also great. Would definitely stay at the Hotel Mela again on future trips and recommend it highly!

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Ithaca, New York
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Reviewed October 17, 2013

What a wonderful boutique hotel. I travel to the city for business several times a year and this is my favorite place to stay. The staff are kind, courteous and helpful. The hotel is clean and comfortable and the location is perfect, near Times Square. Thank you Hotel Mela!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed October 17, 2013 via mobile

Was very impressed with this hotel. This was our first time in NYC and we couldn't have chosen better. The hotel was just a minute walk from the heart of Times Square and the rooms were spacious, modern and well-equipped. Danny and Adrian at the front desk were friendly and courteous and very helpful. The breakfast at the neighbouring bistro was also great. Would definitely stay at the Hotel Mela again on future trips and recommend it highly!

Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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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:
#104 Family Hotel in New York City
#162 Business Hotel in New York City
#165 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#177 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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