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The Melva Inn - Harlem, New York

2.5-star2.5 stars
68 West 120 Street, New York, NY, 10027, United States of America

Within easy reach of Central Park
  • Free WiFi
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  • I didn't know what to expect of this place when I booked it but it was pretty nice. The…Dec 16, 2018
  • Inexpensive hotel. No present staff. You get entry codes emailed to you, the day before…Nov 6, 2018
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The Melva Inn - Harlem, New York

from $96
  • Standard Double Room, Ensuite (Hot Room)
  • Standard Double Room, Ensuite (James Baldwin)
  • Standard Double Room, Private Bathroom, Garden View (Zora Neale Hurston)
  • Standard Quadruple Room, Ensuite (Langston Hughes Room)
  • Standard Triple Room, Ensuite, Garden View (Maya Angelou Room)

What’s around The Melva Inn - Harlem, New York


  • In Harlem
  • Central Park - 11 min walk
  • Columbia University - 16 min walk
  • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum - 35 min walk
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art - 42 min walk
  • Apollo Theater - 12 min walk
  • Mount Sinai Hospital - 23 min walk
  • Randall's Island Park - 36 min walk

Getting around

  • New York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia) - 16 min drive
  • Teterboro, NJ (TEB) - 27 min drive
  • New York, NY (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.) - 32 min drive
  • Caldwell, NJ (CDW-Essex County) - 39 min drive
  • White Plains, NY (HPN-Westchester County) - 39 min drive
  • Newark, NJ (EWR-Liberty Intl.) - 40 min drive
  • New York Harlem 125th St. Station - 11 min walk
  • Bronx Yankees East 153 St. Station - 9 min drive
  • Bronx University Heights Station - 13 min drive
  • 116 St. Station (Malcolm X Blvd.) Station - 6 min walk
  • 125 St. Station (Malcolm X Blvd.) - 6 min walk
  • Central Park North - 110 St. Station - 11 min walk
  • Limited parking

At a glance

Key facts


  • 5 rooms


  • 24-hour check-in
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Children (9 years old and younger) not allowed


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi

Recent reviews

Good 7.2 From 50 reviews

The Melva Inn - Harlem, New York
What historical beauty
Wow! Such a beautiful stay with great service available immediately! Can't wait to stay again soon. Thanks
Charles, us3 night romance trip
The Melva Inn - Harlem, New York
My stay
The room was small but very comfortable quite easy walk to125th
Verita, usFamily trip
The Melva Inn - Harlem, New York
Melva Inn, an Ideal Place
My stay at Melva Inn was excellent! I was not sure about what to expect. It turned out to be one of the best decision I made. The location is ideal for getting around. My daughter and I felt safe and the distant to Columbia University and back is ideal. The location provided access to public transportation, lots of great restaurants & family friendly activities. Wished there was a microwave.
June, usFamily trip
The Melva Inn - Harlem, New York
Simple, Affordable, Comfortable
This is an affordable, SIMPLE, comfortable place to stay. This is not a four start hotel or B & B. But I found it to be just as it is advertised. It was very clean. The bed was super comfortable. The bathroom had everything we all need. The room was spacious. The innkeeper was very quick to respond when I had a question. It is quiet (rare for NYC). I felt safe and walked so some great restaurants. I was there on business and my conference was a one mile walk so it was convenient for me. I love Harlem!
Carol, usBusiness trip
The Melva Inn - Harlem, New York
Very Good8.0
The room is not worth the money, sorry no photos.
I was not informed as how to get in to the building and since there is NO innkeeper you may end up on the steps of the building waiting....and who wants to be waiting for a key to get in to your room in the rain and in the cold?!
Viola, usOther trip

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The Melva Inn - Harlem, New York

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