Hotel Mela

Midtown Budget Hotel
Hotel Mela #273 of 510 hotels in New York City #273 of 510 hotels in New York City
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120 W 44th St New York, NY 10036

Why we like it

  • Features French cuisine at their buzzworthy bistro, Saju
  • Their gastro pub, The Long Room, offers over 50 brews plus oyster specials
  • Plush towels, robes, and slippers give a touch of luxury
  • Complimentary Pure spa products make you feel like a VIP
  • Escape city noise in well-soundproofed rooms

What you need to know

  • Enjoy incredible views of the square from many units
  • Deluxe and executive rooms are the most spacious
  • We recommend breakfast at the bistro if you had to choose just one on-location meal
  • Go ahead and pack that extra pair of shoes, there's plenty of closet space
  • Rare on-site parking, without prior reservation, lets you bring your own car

Popular NYC Features

Walk to Times Square Walk to Central Park Free Breakfast On-site Restaurant On-site Bar Free WiFi Rooftop Bar Smoke Free


A stone's throw from Times Square's world-famous lights and attractions. Eateries of all kinds, theaters, both historic and cutting edge, plus hundreds of storefronts, are within easy walking distance. The 42 St & Bryant Park subway station is just a block away for further New York adventures.

  • Distance to Times Square: 0.1 mile
  • Distance to Central Park: 1.5 mile

Property Amenities

Property services

  • Laundry facilities
  • Pets allowed
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Elevator/lift
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Multilingual staff
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Smoke-free property
  • ATM/banking
  • Tours/ticket assistance

Business services

  • Business center
  • One meeting room

Food and drink

  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)


  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Valet parking (surcharge)


  • 24-hour fitness facilities

In-Room Amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Private bathroom
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Shower/tub combination
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Media and electronics

  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • Premium TV channels
  • LCD TV


  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Designer toiletries
  • Shower/tub combination


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Turndown service

Bedding and linens

  • Egyptian-cotton sheets
  • Premium bedding


Hotel Mela

5,316 Reviews #273 of 510 hotels in New York City

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Recent Reviews

michael g wrote a review on May 25, 2020 London, United Kingdom
Trip Type: Business
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great place in central manhattan

stayed here again just a few weeks before shut down its really agreat place got a single room although small its clean and has got everything one needs also great computer check in and out plus a room for drinks and fruit etc all the time for free hope to see you again soon when this is over
pete_laws231 wrote a review on April 29, 2020 Norwich, United Kingdom
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Good Location, good be better

We stayed here the first week of March. The location is great, just of Times Square. We booked a twin Superior room, we booked this hotel and room after looking on there website. Sad to say the room was nothing like the photo's. The beds were good, the rest not so. Very cramped, not much wardrobe space, no desk or chair ( as in the photo's ). It looked very run down, if this was a superior room what must a deluxe or standard be like . Credit to the front desk staff, the next day i went and complained. As they had no more superior twins they upgraded us to a suite with a sofa bed, saying the sofa bed was fantastic. The suite we had was very spacious and everything you needed was there. Looking at the price for a suite on line don't think it would be worth it. The sofa bed was not fantastic, like lying on springs. I asked for a duvet instead of blankets and was told they don't have enough duvets !!We didn't eat here so can't say about the food. The staff on the whole were good and helpful
DaveElliottBoston wrote a review on April 25, 2020 Boston, Massachusetts
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Mela was perfect for our location and budget

I will definitely stay here again. Reasonable Valet parking. Charleny at the front desk was very welcoming, friendly, and helpful during our 2 night stay. The room was comfortable, the shower fantastic and location was perfect in mid town for everything we wanted to see.
Discover802730 wrote a review on April 03, 2020 Orlando, Florida
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run down hotel in a great location

the pictures will tell you everything you need to know. there was severe water damage on one of the walls which I discovered as I stepped on an area of soaking wet carpet. the location is great, but you shouldn't get a hotel in this bad of condition at the prices they are charging.
Boo123456 wrote a review on March 17, 2020
Trip Type: Couples

Good location.

This hotel is in a great location. Our room was on the 8th floor. Very warm and very noisy. Comfy and big enough though. The staff in the hotel were not very friendly or welcoming. I asked various questions during our stay and just got one word answers. The only friendly person was the bag man on our last day who stored our bags after check out. I would only reccomend this hotel for its location to Times Square. Nothing else. Almost rude staff were not good.

MohitGM, General Manager at Hotel Mela, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback, Boo123456. We regret that your time with us was anything less than perfect. While we're happy that you appreciated our prime location, it's unfortunate staff didn't exceed your expectations. We strive to ensure our guests have a pleasant experience so we'll be sure to discuss your feedback with the appropriate members of our team moving forward. We hope you allow us the opportunity to share a more positive experience with you soon.


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