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Hotel Mela
Ranked #257 of 473 Hotels in New York City
Reviewed 9 January 2014

Hotel Mela provided one of the best stays I've had anywhere in the world, like a small European family-run hotel. Everyone on the staff was friendly and helpful, the room and bed were comfortable, everything very clean, it felt safe (I'm a grandma) and the location made it possible to walk wherever, including from and to the Newark airport shuttle. I would have been happy to discover the adjoining restaurant had I stayed somewhere else -- a dinner the first night and complimentary breakfasts were excellent, as was the service. Yes, it's small, but that just made it easier to enjoy -- no trekking through miles of halls. I've been recommending it and hope to stay there again.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 8 January 2014

Hotel Mela is a small boutique hotel in a perfect location. Nestled in the center of times square it's close to everything. I was a little afraid because it didn't have a five star commercial name, however it was the perfect choice. The front desk, hospitality, and bell hop staff were friendly and always helpful.

  • Stayed: December 2013
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2  Thank teamcolton
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Reviewed 7 January 2014

I stayed at this hotel for a girls' night out in NYC one night and was matched to it using one of those blind match/low rate websites. It was a bit on the small side (but hey, it's NYC), yet it was clean and trendy enough (meaning not super outdated comforters and carpet that have been hoarding dust and whoknowswhat for 25+ years). We were a bit surprised to find that we had two twin beds (likely as a result of the gamble using said website) but we got $100 off the going rate had we booked it direct. My main complaint was that they had actually charged my credit card twice for the room. Although this type of error should not be taken lightly, they removed it without much hassle. In the end, it was clean and all we needed for a decent price.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with friends
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2  Thank SenioritaFliesALot
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Reviewed 6 January 2014

We have stayed at this hotel twice and each visit has been extremely enjoyable. The room is clean and the staff are very helpful. I have recommended this hotel to others. The hotel is convenient to all of the museums and dining.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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2  Thank Thomas H
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Reviewed 6 January 2014

This hotel was really 4 star. The rooms were very clean, spacious for New York City, helpful staff and 1/2 block to Times Square. The price, booked through bookit.com, was terrific. The staff had hot cocoa in the lobby on a frigid Saturday and a bowl of apples on the check in/check out counter today.

Room Tip: An interior room is quieter than the ones facing 144th St.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 January 2014

My girlfriend and I have stayed at several places around New York in recent years, and have to say that the Hotel Mela is by far and away the best value, and service we have found. We stayed there for the New Years Eve celebration in TImes Square. The staff was absolutely wonderful, and extremely courteous. From Jonathan at the front desk, to every person on the housekeeping staff. Many hotels in the area have housekeeping that starts knocking on your door at 9am, and then every 15minutes to see if you've left yet, at the Mela they asked around 9:30am, and then were kind enough to ask what time they should come back, and then didn't bother us until that time! Yes the rooms are small, but your not in Times Square to stay in your room. But even with that being said, they are not claustrophobic. Walking into the Mela your are immediately treated like family, or a valued returning customer, even if its your first time! We have stayed at big name hotels in the city like the Waldorf Astoria, and would recommend the Mela over them all! I would greatly recommend this hotel to any type of traveler! The rooms are comfortable, extremely clean, they even have several HD tv channels, the staff is EXCELLENT! If you have the chance to stay here, book it and know you'll be well taken care of, and you are getting amazing value and service!

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank BHMO
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Reviewed 4 January 2014

I just came back from a visit to NYC. I stayed at Hotel Mela and it was great. The staff was very welcoming and friendly in particular JoJo. I booked two rooms on Hotwire and was very happy to get the Hotel Mela. The rooms are small but the beds are very comfortable. I would definitely stay at Hotel Mela again. I loved the location as it was so close to everything. It had free wifi but it did not work in my room. It worked well in the lobby. I would recommend this hotel to anyone looking to visit NYC.

Room Tip: Rooms that do not face 44th street are less noisy in the morning.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Hotel Mela

Address: 120 West 44th St, New York City, NY 10036
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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:
#161 Business Hotel in New York City
#164 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#172 Luxury Hotel in New York City
Price Range: £95 - £256 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Mela 4*
Number of rooms: 233
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