Hotel Mela

120 West 44th St | New York, NY 10036-4050  [SEE MAP]New York, NY  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Delicious French cuisine and central location
Standard rooms are small (190 square feet)

Hotel Mela sits in the heart of New York City (read: Times Square), but many say it's a respite from the concrete jungle. Converted from an office building, the Hotel Mela retains a business feel, according to recent travelers. Accommodations are sleek, modern and come equipped with flat-screen TVs, Egyptian cotton linens and complimentary Wi-Fi access. However, some recent travelers do caution that the rooms are compact, even for New York City. Still, previous visitors love the hotel's incredible location, just minutes from Madison Square Garden, Grand Central Station and Fifth Avenue. Plus, the hotel boasts mouthwatering French fare at on-site bistro, Saju; if that doesn't satisfy you, an eclectic array of first-rate restaurants are located within walking distance.

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Location
New York, NY
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 232 rooms
Primary View
City center
Style
Traditional, Modern
Best For
Business travelers, Couples, Solo travelers

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Critic Reviews

New York Magazine

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Hotel Mela is — despite a misleading old façade — a tribute to contemporary Italian design inside: Guest rooms are done up in muted golds and beiges then accented by splashes of color...

Oyster.com

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Free Wi-Fi, homey and attractive rooms with great beds, and a high-quality fitness center make the Mela an excellent alternative to the many Times Square chain hotels.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 4714 have reviewed the Hotel Mela, giving it a rating of 4, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 4714 reviews 4.0 (based on 4714 reviews)

Guest Rooms

The rooms are fairly small in size (standard rooms are only 190 square feet). Rooms offer workstations with an ergonomic chair; and bed options include king-sized, queen-sized or full-sized beds that come with 330-thread-count Egyptian cotton linens. There's also complimentary Wi-Fi for all guests, as well as flat-screen TVs with premium cable channels.
  • Suites get espresso makers, while rooms get coffee/tea machines
  • All rooms have fully stocked minibars

Standard room size190 square feet

  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The Hotel Mela enjoys a central location in Midtown on the edge of Times Square, but not so near that rooms are affected by street noise. The hotel's proximity to the Theater District as well as major corporations like Earnst & Young, HBO and Condé Nast, appeals to both vacationers and business travelers.
  • Multiple subway lines and Grand Central Station are within a four-block radius
  • Two blocks southeast to Bryant Park and the New York Public Library; six blocks to Rockefeller Plaza
  • About a half-mile to Madison Square Garden
  • 24-hour valet parking ($55)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (with fee)

Within walking distance of:

  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping
  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach

Dining

Hotel Mela's on-site restaurant, Saju Bistro, offers French cuisine that ranges from everyday fare to delicacies in a casual setting. The eatery features an expansive breakfast menu and more traditional French food for lunch and dinner.
  • Serves a prix fixe brunch menu on the weekends, including mimosas and Bloody Marys
  • In-room dining from Saju Bistro available until 11 p.m.

Number of restaurants1

Cuisine TypesAmerican, French

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast

Kids

There aren't any adjoining rooms or other special amenities for children and families, but cribs are available for free, upon request. The on-site restaurant does offer a kids menu for breakfast, but not lunch or dinner. There are many kid-friendly dining option around the hotel.
  • Times Square Toys "R" Us is across the street from the hotel
  • American Girl Place and Nintendo World are six blocks northeast
  • Rollaway beds are available for a nightly fee
  • Kids club
  • Cribs
  • High chairs

Fitness

The hotel has a small fitness studio that features treadmills, elliptical machines and stationary bikes. There are also free weights and a shared flat-screen TV for the room.
  • Open 24 hours
  • It's a mile walk to the southern edge of Central Park, where you'll find green space and walking and jogging trails
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles
  • Tennis
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats
  • Motor boats

Business

A small conference room in the hotel is the only meeting space, and it can accommodate a meeting of up to 25 people.
  • A 24-hour business center features two computers for guest use
  • Complimentary boarding pass printing available
  • Concierge can arrange other business needs upon request

Number of meeting rooms1

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available

Pets

Dogs and cats that weigh up to 50 pounds are welcome at Hotel Mela for a $150 per stay. Fee includes doggie bed, dog bowls and toys for use during your stay.
    • Pets allowed (with fee)
    • Dog walking
    • Pet-sitting

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