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The Melva Inn - Harlem, New York

2.5-star2.5 stars
68 West 120 StreetNew YorkNY10027United States of America

Within easy reach of Apollo Theater
  • Free WiFi
  • Very pleasant stay. A few quirks but this adds to the charm. Nice location in Harlem and…Jan 13, 2018
  • The walls are chipping. Seems like some renovation was being done and it was stopped so…Oct 25, 2017
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From 25 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

The Melva Inn - Harlem, New York

from $213
  • Room, Private Bathroom (Maya Angelou Room)
  • Room, Private Bathroom (Zora Neale Hurston)
  • Room, Private Bathroom (James Baldwin)
  • Room, Private Bathroom (Langston Hughes Room)
  • Room, Private Bathroom (Hot Room)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 4 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-out time is noon

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Wired Internet access in public areas *

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Breakfast daily (surcharge)

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi

The Melva Inn - Harlem, New York’s small print

Also known as

  • Melva Inn Harlem
  • Melva Inn
  • Melva Harlem

Optional extras

Wired Internet access is available in public areas for USD 0.0 per night (rates may vary)

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

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


  • In Harlem
  • Apollo Theater - 12 min walk
  • Columbia University - 20 min walk
  • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum - 35 min walk
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art - 42 min walk
  • Museum of the City of New York - 20 min walk
  • Mount Sinai Hospital - 23 min walk
  • Yankee Stadium - 2.3 mi / 3.7 km

Getting around

  • New York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia) - 17 min drive
  • Teterboro, NJ (TEB) - 30 min drive
  • New York, NY (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.) - 35 min drive
  • Caldwell, NJ (CDW-Essex County) - 40 min drive
  • Newark, NJ (EWR-Liberty Intl.) - 41 min drive
  • Linden, NJ (LDJ) - 49 min drive
  • New York Harlem 125th St. Station - 11 min walk
  • Bronx Yankees East 153 St. Station - 10 min drive
  • Bronx Melrose Station - 14 min drive
  • 116 St. Station Station - 6 min walk
  • 125 St. Station - 6 min walk
  • Central Park North - 110 St. Station - 10 min walk
  • Limited parking

Recent reviews

Good 7.0 From 24 reviews

The Melva Inn - Harlem, New York
I was very pleasantly surprised by my room at the Melva Inn. The brownstone is lovely and my room was enormous (for NYC) and very comfortable. You won't find another place in Manhattan with a private bathroom without paying a heck of a lot more. I really appreciated that my room featured a mini-fridge. I typically got in very late at night and felt safe walking the few blocks from the subway. My only issue was that I couldn't get the fancy television system to work. This probably wouldn't be a problem for most people but while I'm not a complete idiot, I'm no technology whiz-kid either, and I don't even have cable at home. I'm sure the innkeeper would've assisted me if I'd called and asked for help but I wasn't about to call her in the middle of the night. Perhaps if the instructions for the TV were more detailed I could've figured it out on my own. I had no other issues and would absolutely recommend the Melva Inn to others.
Linda, us4 night trip
The Melva Inn - Harlem, New York
The Miserable Melva Inn
Completely misleading information on all websites. Rooms looked like they were thrown together by a bunch of inexperienced kids. Bare light bulbs, burned out light bulbs, no soap, no drinking glass, ugly paint jobs in rooms and noisy. No fans and air conditioners weren't installed until a day later when I complained.
Kevin, usRomance trip
The Melva Inn - Harlem, New York
Very Good8.0
Convenient and affordable
No hotel staff on site, which isn't necessarily a bad thing because it's also the cheapest hotel I could find in NYC that has a private bathroom. Great location and enjoyable stay. Nice option if you aren't looking for lots of amenities or staff/maid/room service. As expected for the price, no luxurious pillows, bedding, or towels, etc., but has mini fridge, TV, and free wifi.
A Traveler, us4 night romance trip
The Melva Inn - Harlem, New York
Very Good8.0
it was very good, would stay here again.
A Traveler, us4 night family trip
The Melva Inn - Harlem, New York
Great location / like camping in a re-Hab site.
No counter space in bathroom. No glasses or ice bucket. Never use brown or beige in a bathroom. It just looks dirty. Still in re-hab state. Floors not finished. Four flights of stairs.
A Traveler, us2 night trip

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