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“Times Square Convenience”
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Hotel Mela
Ranked #256 of 473 Hotels in New York City
Reviewed 14 July 2014

We Price-lined a four star in the Times Square area and got The Hotel Mela for $125. Great location on 44th. Room was NY small, modernly furnished and very clean. Hotel common areas and hallways are small and quiet. Pleased with room and front desk service. At checkout there were several items from the minibar that we did not use billed to the room. A quick conversation at checkout cleared up the bill.

Perfectly satisfied with the accommodations, however I do not think the available amenities justify the four star rating.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 July 2014

We recently stayed in NYC for 6 days, all at Hotel Mela. Our room was pristinely clean, and we didn't hear a peep of street noise or of other guests. It was quiet, especially considering you're only half a block from Times Square, we found the bed comfortable, and despite other reviewers stating the rooms are small, it had ample room, even for a week long stay.

Yes the fridge was off limits, but a call to the front desk would get you a bucket of ice sent to your room without hassle.

Personally, I liked the small touches of the free newspapers each morning, apples on the front desk (mela), the complimentary Wifi, and helpful bellboys and concierge services.

If Times Square isn't your thing, this Central location is one block from the Subway, and close to Central Park, Rockefeller, Broadway, 5th Avenue, and much, much more.

Overall, it was very clean, quiet, had the boutique hotel feel that was advertised, and was minutes from many of the best attractions in New York. We've stayed in a dozen hotels in the last few months, and this was definitely one of the best.

Room Tip: Booking a room off 44th Street would be ideal, otherwise you can expect the sounds from Times Square...
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 July 2014 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at this hotel in NYC. We had tickets to see Dave Chapelle @ Radio City. The room was clean, very, very small, however, we didn't spend much time in the room. The bed was super comfortable and the room was very clean. The biggest perk is the location. We were able to walk to RCMH and after the show we walked to Times Square (2 min walk). The staff was also super friendly! I highly recommend this hotel if traveling either alone or with your significant other. This is not a hotel for a family.

  • Stayed: June 2014
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1  Thank Queenie B
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Reviewed 11 July 2014

the people were great the hotel is a block away from the heart of New York the price was a little bit much but if you want to be were the action is this is the place clean rooms friendly help full coffee was on all the time

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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

This was a nice hotel, small room, very clean and very quiet. We were on the 16th floor. Staff VERY accommodating and courteous. We made our reservation on a Saturday, day of our stay. Parking garage right next door, and good restaurants/bars on the block. We saw the Times Square marquee's reflected off the adjacent building, that was pretty unique.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 July 2014 via mobile

The first night when I pulled the sheets back I discovered they had not been changed. There were stains and hair on them. Gross!! They sent up new sheets for ME to use to change them. There was no ice machine so we had to call everyday for ice. We weren't going to pay $30 to rent a refrigerator.

Stayed: July 2014
3  Thank Rose V
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HotelManagerMela, General Manager at Hotel Mela, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2014

Hello Rose,

We appreciate you taking time out of your day to write a review on your experience at the Mela.

Additionally I must say we are dismayed at the condition your room was in upon check-in. We absolutely change sheets with fresh new linens for each of our guests.

This is really not normal for our hotel and we are looking into this matter as we speak.

I'm very very sorry about this incident; please contact me directly at your convenience; I would love to recover this situation for you.

Yours in Service,

Nick Ivezaj
General Manager
Hotel Mela
email: nicki@hotelmela.com

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Reviewed 7 July 2014

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled on business
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HotelManagerMela, General Manager at Hotel Mela, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2014

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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
#173 Luxury Hotel in New York City
Price Range: £94 - £255 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Mela 4*
Number of rooms: 233
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