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The hotel feels old and out of date. The gym was border line disgusting. When I first arrived I had to get a key and go to the 2nd floor to use the restroom. A one stall, no lock (or broken lock) and walked in on a woman.
We've stayed at Hotel Mela a few times. The staff is always helpful and professional. Rooms are comfortably apportioned, brivht, and clean terrific restaurants nearby. Safe neighborhood, easily walkable to the subway.
Visited this hotel for the 1st time last week, arrived after a long flight and the staff were very friendly and welcoming. The hotel is situated right in the heart of times square. Hotel room is small, but very clean. Housekeeping came in every morning and were lovely. Anyone looking at staying here I can recommend this lovely hotel
Perfect location- accomodations- attention to detail- not much more needed to say. Gem that is not on everyone's radar but should be. Construction in the area is not that noisy and should be finished soon also.
Excellent first experience of travelling to New York. Great hotel location, awesome experience and awesome weather to walk the city. Great opportunity to spent my vacation with my girlfriend and to disconnect from normal life problems.