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“EXCELLENT AMBIANCE AND SERVICE”
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Hotel Mela
Ranked #268 of 466 Hotels in New York City
Crestline, California
Level 6 Contributor
295 reviews
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“EXCELLENT AMBIANCE AND SERVICE”
Reviewed 7 April 2013

What a awesome hotel. The bowl of apples, nice touch. The rooms very well apointed, with a generous mini-bar and excellent bathroom and shower. An excellent adjacent french restaurant, serving room service. VERY GOOD! the hotel employees went OUT OF THEIR WAY, to assit me, a first time visitor to THE BIG APPLE.

Room Tip: I had a standard room. very small. but this is New York. Other frooms are bigger
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 6 April 2013

Back again for a business trip and another wonderful stay at the Mela:) Staff are friendly and the room was excellent. The location could not be better as it was blocks from the training site I utilize and steps from Broadway! Lots of good restaurants in the area and of course plenty of options for Broadway shows. I have stayed with Mela so many times and it is rare that there is any problem. If there is, they correct it. I love that about this place! Thank you for a great visit.

Room Tip: Higher the room the better the view, and usually quieter.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled on business
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed 5 April 2013

We booked the spring package on Tues for the following weekend. The hotel staff is friendly and the room exceeded our expectations for what we paid. Everything was sparkling clean and we had plenty of room for 2 women with 2 suitcases. The hotel was quiet, inside and out, even though we were on the street side( as we requested). The bistro breakfast next door(included) greatly exceeded our expectations! One reviewer said the "breakfast was adequate"- we had cooked-to-order eggs(any way), bacon, hash browns, toast and a fruit cup with beautiful berries. More than adequate- especially in NYC. The bistro ambiance is beautiful- very French Provincial feel.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2013

This was a perfectly placed hotel, we could see the lights of Times Square from our window!
Being that close to the city was great for stopping in on the way out in an evening, rather than going out in the morning for the entire day and not getting back until late at night.

I wasn't overly impressed with the cleaning standard of the room - I admit that everything was cleaned perfectly adequately but I've stayed in spotless hotels for less money. Don't be put off by this but just maybe something to bear in mind.

The room was small but not too cramped for the two of us which in the heart of New York was quite an achievement!

The staff were very friendly and helpful on reception, and even helped us with planning our subway route back to JFK.

There is a little deli about 5 or 6 shops down from the hotel called 'Times Deli' which served lovely snacky food (and very nice cakes!) I can definitely recommend the very close-by Virgil's BBQ and O'Donoghue's pub as good places to eat dinner too.

Hotel Mela is great little hidden gem in the heart of the Theatre district - don't bother getting the subway anywhere unless you're going near the Financial district end of the city. Even the Empire State building and Madison Square Garden wasn't that bad a walk from the hotel, and Central Park was about 15 minutes walk away!

Oh one tip though - do NOT touch the mini bar and fridge!! It was very expensive so we didn't even think about it ($10 for a 750ml bottle of water anyone?)

Room Tip: Don't be put off if your room overlooks West 44th Street - when we first got there and were gree...
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Albers, Illinois, United States
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Reviewed 1 April 2013

My husband and I chose Hotel Mela because of its location and were very pleased. We were a little nervous about the room size after reading some reviews, but our room was fine. The bed was comfortable and the bathroom was clean. Our room provided the solace we needed for our busy days and we would stay at Hotel Mela again.

Room Tip: We recommend the Deluxe King room!
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Edmonton, Canada
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2013

Typical small Euro style hotel, reasonable prices for being so close. Very clean. Very helpful with recommendations. We walked to Central Park, the theatres, the Metropolitan Museum, to Macy's and the Rockafeller Centre as well as Times Square. Subway is easy to use to 9/11 Memorial.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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brazil
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Reviewed 31 March 2013

My wife and I stayed for a week at Mela, we got a double bed room but was not a good choice, the living space was so small that we couldn't fit our luggage and our stuff in the room, besides the bed itself was even smaller and it was not comfortable, looks like it's been used for many, many years and the mattress couldn't make it. The good point is that the room was clean and quiet. The subway ans Times Square stayed just 2 blocks away. The hotel staff was nice, however we've bought 2 things thru internet and sent them to the hotel, one of them arrived but the other one didn't, after coming back home we called the site we've shopped from and they said both of them were delivered however we got just one at the hotel. I don't know if either the hotel made some confusion or if it did was never delivered, we will never know. Last but not least we could get just one extra hour to check out, any minute more would be charged. The experience was just OK, don't know if we would come back again, I guess I would try somewhere new.

Room Tip: quiet but very tiny room (double bed).
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled 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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Region: United States > New York > New York City > Midtown , Times Square / Theater District , Manhattan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre 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
#164 Business Hotel in New York City
#167 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#176 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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