Hotel Mela, New York City
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Hotel Mela is Awesomefrom BlackfootAtlanta
We were upgraded to the executive room, which was a nice size. The decorations and furnishings were top notch. There is NO better location. We walked to most things but the subway was only a couple blocks away. Everyone was super nice and courteous. I would definately stay there again.
Double does not always mean TWO!from missfortune
I was Impressed with the Hotel Melafrom HoneyFaceNorthernVA
great location, tiny roomfrom roymmaine
Location and Nice Staff Definately make it worth itfrom KLetters
Being in New York and hearing about the size of the rooms I was expecting a 2 X 2 box, but I was pleasantly surprised. The room had a nice flat screen, very comfortable.
The staff was also very nice, I think because its a new hotel they are taking every precaution to be super nice, but I hope they keep it up. When we called for something they brought it within 15 minutes at the latest.
I gotta say for the price and location, this was the perfect place for US to spend the weekend in NYC. Gave us everything we needed, even a gym with flat screens so that I could get in my daily jog.
Clean, convenient, but staffed incompetentlyfrom priscilla47
I needed a room with two beds and agreed to pay for the upgrade from $179 to $239 so that I would not have to change rooms for the one night a friend was coming in to the city.
When I arrived (admittedly in the morning), after at least 30 minutes of mysteriously scanning the computer screen, the front desk clerk told me they didn't have a room ready for me. They graciously put me temporarily into a room so that I could get ready for work and promised that my room would be ready when i returned at six.
Alas, no such luck. I had a meltdown. (I had been up since 4:30 that morning) No one knew anything about this plan. They had no room available with two beds. So they put me in a "suite" which as others have noted, consisted of a very small bedroom -- at least it had a closet -- and a very small room with a lounge chair and a desk which had had to have had a previous life as a closet. The room, while small, was comfortable and having just stayed in Chicago the previous week where internet was $12.95 plus tax a night, I could groove on the free internet (which had the narrowest of broadbands, to be sure).
After multiple conversations with a series of managers, etc., I left for work on Friday morning, being reassured my two-bed room would be ready for me when I returned later in the day. That evening, my new best friend, the desk clerk, was clearly having a panic attack as he scanned the mysterious computer unable to find my room. I held myself in check as best I could. Finally, it turned out that someone had actually blocked my room for me -- it existed -- and I moved in.
To say the rooms are small is the understatement of the year. However, they are clean (and I'd seen three already!), the linens are wonderful, the shower adequate, if complicated (I HAVE a Ph.D. and couldn't figure it out), and the toiletries quite lovely. There is absolutely no drawer space and no place for your luggage.
Checking out, I complained about paying the higher rate for the two-bed room when in fact I didn't have a two-bed room (I hadn't chosen to be put in a suite) and they compensated me some money which made me feel better.
The location is terrific, especially that I was traveling alone and could walk to theaters and restaurants at night without worry. The bellmen were friendly and helpful, except the one that forgot to bring my luggage up to my room, but oh well.
With all this, I would have thought they had opened that morning. The endless gazing into the computer screen was both mesmerizing and annoying. No one knew what to do about anything and this was not at all particular to me. I hope they work the kinks out, but I won't be going back to find out.
Enjoyed the stay at Hotel Melafrom gnial
Not quite a 4 Starfrom ArlingtonKate
One of my favorite boutique hotels in the Hotel San Jose in Austin, Texas- the rooms are small, but they make sense.
great stay at Hotel Melafrom MiniOne
We loved the very comfortable bed and beautiful bedlinen, nice flatscreen tele, well stocked minibar,windows that actually open, and the bathroom was great - fantastic complimentary toiletries, and a great shower(contrary to another review, it is easy to operate-really can't see what is so difficult about it!!!)
front desk staff was very nice and helpful too, and as it is not a huge place it has a nice personal atmosphere.
I would definitely recommend the Mela and return there anytime - I couldn't fault it, and although we were initially disappointed that we could not stay at the Sofitel, we enjoyed the Mela just as much.
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money traps we stupidly took the advice of the tour guide on one of those tour buses.He suggested the Carnagie deli which was like $22 for a monster of a sandwhich. Two flimsy pieces of bread trying to contain the avalanche of filling (i am off pastrami for life!) I felt so guilty about about leaving 3/4 of my "sandwhich" and I am a true foodie. We felt totally mugged off. ALSO avoid like the plague: Carmines. Again horribly over-priced and the food was soooooo bland. huge platters of italian food that would have real italians hurling their plates to the floor in disgust. Ive never tasted anything like it. Deeply dissatifying
Don't Miss Saju next door! Stop here for a glass of wine and get marinated olives and sweet potatoe fries! Right next door to Hotel Mela. great service!
Recommend express bus to and from airport [many companies do this]. As stated, recommend express airport bus to and from airport. Many companies do this.
Other names for Hotel Mela
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- Address: 120 West 44th St - New York City - New York - 10036 - United States
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