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“Great Place to Stay Downtown”
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Hotel Mela
Ranked #266 of 467 Hotels in New York City
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Richmond VA
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“Great Place to Stay Downtown”
Reviewed March 17, 2014

We spent 3 nights at Hotel Mela and had a great experience. Room was clean and comfortable and surprisingly quiet for a 3rd floor room facing the street. Staff was very helpful. We got an extremely good rate from the hotel website which included an upgrade to a king deluxe room, free breakfast, and two free drinks. Excellent location for shows, Times Square, and Rockefeller Center. Short walk to 5th Avenue and Central Park.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 16, 2014

My husband and I just got back from a wonderful 4 day trip to New York. With all the hotels in NYC, we would have never found Hotel Mela on our own so I'm glad we took advantage of a Travelzoo deal which included a free room upgrade and breakfast at the french bistro next door. We were concerned about reviews complaining about the small and noisy rooms, but our Deluxe King room was spacious, clean and quiet.. I loved the contemporary style of the room, the comfy bed and bedding, La Vazza coffee maker and free WIFI. Breakfast at the Saju Bistro was delicious but instead of ordering off the full menu the selections are limited to three choices. We were also concerned about staying so close to busy Times Square, but the location is ideal. Being half a block from Broadway we were close to all the action without being right in it.

Many thanks to Patrick the Assistant Front office manager for accommodating our request for an early check in by arranging for our room to be ready when we arrived at 7:30 am weary from a red eye flight from Vancouver! Thanks also to JP for planning the surprise delivery of a wine and cheese platter, a gift ordered by our Vancouver friends. The front desk and lobby staff were very friendly and the urn of complimentary Hot chocolate was a welcome treat after an afternoon of shopping in SOHO.

Travelzoo introduced us to the Hotel Mela, but the staff, the rooms and the convenient location will bring us back!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Sydney
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Reviewed March 16, 2014

Hotel Mela was overall a wonderful experience! Got a great deal on a room with breakfast at wonderful bistro next door. Everything was so comfy and cozy. The service of all of the staff was very friendly and welcoming, it felt like our home away from home. Very clean premises also.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed March 13, 2014

All staff were pleasant and helpful during our 5 night stay. We were upgraded to a larger queen room that was next to elevator. This wasn't a huge problem as it wasn't super busy. The room was always clean and the bed was really comfortable. We had a view of a brick wall but the FANTASTIC location made up for that.
As we had never been to NYC before, we wanted to experience as much as possible. The location was REALLY close to Times Square and a lot of Broadway musicals. The subway was easily accessible for most lines. It was a great vantage point to get the most out of the city. We did do a lot of walking, but from the hotel we got to the Intrepid museum and even walked hope after our day at the Natural History Museum.
All in all, this hotel was great value for money and I would definitely recommend it to everyone.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 13, 2014

I booked a Spring Fling package at Hotel Mela when I needed a place to stay for one night on a business trip. The location is convenient, close to Times Square and the subway, not too far from Penn Station. The package included breakfast, drinks and an upgraded room. All that was great, but the best part of my stay was the staff. They were welcoming, helpful and wonderful from the minute I stepped inside the door. I often find checking into NYC hotels to be a not-so-great experience, like I'm somehow bothering the desk clerks. Not so here. The staff was top rate. The upgraded room was large (by NYC standards) and very clean and comfortable. I would stay here again. Breakfast at Saju Bistro was very good, too.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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Cape Breton Island, Canada
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Reviewed March 12, 2014

My wife and I recently had a 4 night stay at Hotel Mela. This was our 2nd stay and was just as enjoyable as the first. We had an excellent rate through Travelzoo. Included with our rate was breakfast for 2 for 4 mornings at Saju Bistro, located next to Mela. 2 welcome drinks at the Longroom Bar were also included.
We didn't arrive until 8pm, but we were taken care of by Arturro at check in. We had a king-size room, which was large by NYC standards! Very clean and comfortable! Excellent H2O bathroom products. Mela is located 2 minutes up 44th street from Times Square. That said, the street is very quiet and we didn't hear any street noise in our room. The elevators are small, but fast. We never had a long wait.
We had a 2 pm checkout and Jonathan at the desk made arrangements for us to get out to LaGuardia.
We have stayed at several hotels in NYC, but Hotel Mela is our favorite place to stay. Comfortable, convenient and right in Times Square, Mela has what you want for a great stay in New York City!

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed March 12, 2014

Stayed here Valentines day weekend, the hotel is very clean & newly updated! literally steps to the middle of times square and tons of restaurants and bars. The room however was VERY small, i have stayed at nyc hotel rooms before and i know they are always on the smaller side but this hotel room was TEENY, my boyfriend was upset about it (he said it felt like a closet) but it didnt bother me.

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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
#174 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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