4-star boutique hotel in Times Square features an onsite French bistro and Irish gastropub serving craft, domestic, and international brews
Hotel at a Glance: Hotel Mela Times Square
Throughout the Hotel Mela Times Square, you’ll find artwork inspired by New York City’s most iconic sights, including Grand Central Terminal, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the Statue of Liberty. But even the best representations can’t hold a candle to what’s waiting just outside the boutique hotel’s doors: the nonstop excitement of Times Square and the world-renowned cultural institutions of Midtown Manhattan.
- Where you’ll stay: Superior Queen and Executive King rooms feature coffeemakers, PURE bath toiletries, and flat-screen TVs.
- Eat well: The onsite Saju Bistro, an intimate French eatery, is a great spot for enjoying a meal or a signature cocktail.
- Nearby attractions: From the hotel, it’s an easy walk to many of the city’s top attractions, including the Museum of Modern Art and the shops along Fifth Avenue.
- Transit options: Several bus stops and train stations are also within a few blocks, making it easy to get to Central Park, the upscale SoHo neighborhood, Lower Manhattan, and beyond.
Times Square, Manhattan: Flashy Neon Lights and World-Class Culture
Times Square is at the intersection of Broadway and Seventh Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. The famous address—affectionately known as “the Crossroads of the World”—is home to hypnotizing billboards, giant wraparound news tickers, and the neon lights of Broadway. Beyond the glitz and gimmicks, there are a number of cultural offerings in the area, ranging from museums to Michelin-rated restaurants. Buildings of historical and architectural interest include the Paramount Building and One Times Square, site of the annual New Year’s Eve ball drop.
Nearby, the Museum of Modern Art houses a trove of masterpieces including Vincent van Gogh’s The Starry Night, Claude Monet’s Water Lilies paintings, and Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans. Save time for a stroll through the museum’s outdoor sculpture garden, where installations are clustered around sparkling reflecting pools. About a mile north of Times Square, the David H. Koch Theater is home to one of the world’s foremost dance companies—the New York City Ballet, which stages contemporary works as well as classics like Swan Lake and The Nutcracker.