Hotel Mela Times Square
What We Love
- Heart-of-the-action location just two blocks from Times Square
- French-inspired fare in the casual Saju bistro
What To Know
- Room service from Saju restaurant is available from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
- Both self-parking and valet parking are available for a fee
- Small animals (up to 50 pounds) are welcome for an extra fee per stay
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Two blocks north of Times Square, Hotel Mela is a comfy, central base for exploring all the classic Midtown sights, including Bryant Park, Grand Central Terminal, New York Public Library and the shops along Fifth Avenue. The 232 modern guestrooms are, like most central Manhattan hotels, on the small side (Superior Rooms are 190 square feet) but have all the essentials, from king, queen or double beds dressed with pillow top mattresses and 300-thread-count linens to Lavazza coffee makers and flat-screen TVs. En-suite bathrooms have walk-in showers, single vanities and H20 spa bath products. Downstairs, the hotel’s bistro-style restaurant, Saju, is a cozy find amid the Midtown fray offering classic Provencal fare like moules, pommes rissoles and steak frites. As popular with the local lunch crowd as with hotel guests, you’ll have to make a reservation with the 24/7 concierge to secure a table. Guests also have access to a small fitness center that’s open round the clock, but getting out to explore a classic slice of NYC on foot promises a far more satisfying workout.
In the Area
Score same-day discount theater tickets two blocks away at the TKTS booth in Times Square. Revel in the Old New York glamour of Grand Central Terminal over martinis at the speakeasy-style Campbell Bar bar or dinner at the Grand Central Oyster Bar. Bryant Park, just two blocks south of the hotel, offers some welcome green space in the middle of Midtown. Depending on the time of year, you can ice-skate, catch an alfresco flick or challenge a local to chess or petanque.
How to Get There
The bathroom was filthy - full of hair and bugs. Impossible to shower as there was no hot water or pressure. No water bottles or shower caps provided. Staff is useless and cannot care less. Hotel is falling into pieces and it was a terrible experience.
Rooms were clean and spacious hoever the air-con was quite noisy. The location of the hotel was very convenient and right in the Time Square area. A lot of good restaurants and dining choices nearby. We spent 5 days in NYC and were very satisfied with the hotel.
Fantastic location, staff were very helpful especially JoJo and Adrian. Adrian arranged private transfers from airport too!! Only thing we would say is room needed deeper clean. Would highly recommend to anyone visiting this great city!
This is a great Hotel to stay at, the Hotel is clean, staff very friendly and accomodating, with a location you cant beat. Did not try restaurant during my two night stay but the reviews are very good.
The location was excellent! Within walking distance of Times Square. Staff was pleasant and accommodating. Rooms were quiet and always clean. Walls could use painting, bathroom small, and the configuration of our room was unusual. Miss having amenities like a fridge. But otherwise the hotel was decent.