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
Dream came true , Visiting NYC and with this awesome location i made it happen , Even after our late flight got canceled we came back again and had a quick check in , Staff were very friendly and supportive
We stayed at the Hotel Mela for a week and it was the perfect place to plant ourselves to allow us to explore NYC. It was so close to Times Square and the local convenience stores it was really useful. An added bonus was the studio door from Good Morning America being about ten doors down meant we got to see some famous faces too.The hotel room was adequate with the essential air con. It was cleaned regularly and well with no interference with our belongings.
The check in and check out process were easy as pie and Charleny arranged for us to have a fridge due to our son needing one for his medical supplies.
The day we checked out we were pleased that the hotel had a luggage storage room that we could leave our bags until it was time to head to the airport.
The only thing we felt could have been better was that the courtesy room to get changed and freshened up before finally leaving was a disabled toilet in the gym area. A small unoccupied room might have been nicer as we had to get changed on a floor that wasn't as clean as it perhaps could have been and there wasn't much room.
Overall I'd recommend Hotel Mela to anyone and were we to head back to NYC I'd have no hesitation in staying there again.
Our group of 30 Students, Teachers and Chaperones was very well accommodated at the Hotel Mela! The Group Sales Dept.(Irene) Worked with me (Travel Coordinator) for months to arrange every detail from the room needs of our students and chaperones, the excellent breakfast, special request items including use of their conference room for a special event, and special porterage assistance! The staff was lovely with our dancing teens who were very excited to be in the heart of NYCs theatre district! The Mela staff handled our group in stride and didn't have any complaints even when we ourselves became a bit ruffled! They are some of the most professional and personable staff I have encountered throughout my travels! I highly recommend a stay at this unique boutique hotel. The comments from our students and chaperones were that this hotel exceeded their expectations in service, cleanliness, food, and location! I love hearing this. Congratulations, Hotel Mela.