My husband and I recently stayed a weekend at Hotel Mela, a small boutique hotel on W 44th steps from Times Square. It was a last-minute booking, and I think we found a small gem. Given the prime location, it was very affordable, with a great discount to self-park at a nearby garage...be sure to get the discount voucher from the front desk at check-in before you go to the garage. Despite the busy location, the room was very quiet - we didn't hear any street or hall noise at all. (Although our room faced an air shaft and had no view - no concern for us). The rooms and baths are small (usual for NYC), but the lovely agent who took our reservation upgraded us to a deluxe room with king bed (2nd tier accommodation) for no extra cost. Although only ~200 sq ft, the room was so well laid out, that it felt quite spacious and was absolutely comfortable for 2 people and not a lot of luggage. Room was spotless and bed was very comfy. A nice touch we appreciated: there are both lamps on each nightstand as well as small spotlights on the headboard for late-night reading in bed. NOTE: The elevators are SMALL and can be a bit slow during busy times - not a bother for us, but folks on an extended stay with lots of bags might feel cramped. Staff was very helpful, friendly and efficient for both check-in and check-out. Room service is available from French bistro Saju next door. The restaurant looks lovely - rustic country French decor - but unfortunately the breakfast we had was disappointing, so we did not eat there again. That said, the restaurant looked busy at dinner, so perhaps it was just an off-day/meal. All in all, I'd recommend Hotel Mela for anyone wanting a mid-town/theatre district location that values service, has some nice amenities and doesn't break the bank.
Check both hotel booking website AND the hotel website. We got a great rate by checking the hotel...
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22 June 2012
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Thank you for writing a review on your recent stay at the Mela hotel.
We appreciate your feedback and always share our guest comments with our entire staff.
We will also share your feedback with our Restaurant and ensure we correct our breakfast service.
Please know we also have very large rooms in the hotel that can certainly accomodate a long term stay; (Our Deluxe and Executive King Rooms.)
Also our website indeed has the best rates available and you can contact us directly the next time you wish to visit NYC.
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