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1 room, 2 adults

The Melva Inn - Harlem, New York, United States of America

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

City-center B&B within easy reach of Apollo Theater
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Horrible smell, finally I had to move to another hotel. I could not even spend the first…Feb 25, 2020
  • Perfect place to stay for a couple days. Located in a fairly quiet part of the…Dec 28, 2019

The Melva Inn - Harlem, New York, United States of America

  • 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, United States of America


  • In Harlem
  • Central Park - 13 min walk
  • Columbia University - 14 min walk
  • Mount Sinai Hospital - 23 min walk
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art - 41 min walk
  • Apollo Theater - 11 min walk
  • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum - 36 min walk
  • American Museum of Natural History - 2.4 mi / 3.9 km

Getting around

  • LaGuardia Airport (LGA) - 16 min drive
  • John F. Kennedy Intl. Airport (JFK) - 28 min drive
  • Liberty Intl. Airport (EWR) - 40 min drive
  • New York, NY (NYS-Skyports Seaplane Base) - 8 min drive
  • Teterboro, NJ (TEB) - 16 min drive
  • Caldwell, NJ (CDW-Essex County) - 29 min drive
  • New York Harlem 125th St. Station - 10 min walk
  • Bronx Yankees East 153 St. Station - 4 min drive
  • Bronx Melrose Station - 5 min drive
  • 116 St. Station (Malcolm X Blvd.) Station - 5 min walk
  • 125 St. Station (Malcolm X Blvd.) - 6 min walk
  • Central Park North - 110 St. Station - 10 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 5 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
There is no front desk at this property.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Travelling with others


  • Children (9 years old and younger) not allowed


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle *


  • Free self parking (limited)

Payment types at the property

Other information

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

At the property

  • Luggage storage
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
Sleep well
  • Sofa bed
  • Sofa bed size twin
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi

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Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Wired Internet access is available in guestrooms for USD 0 per night (rates may vary)

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

FAQs for The Melva Inn - Harlem, New York, United States of America

  • Is parking offered at The Melva Inn - Harlem?
    Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Are pets allowed at The Melva Inn - Harlem?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Melva Inn - Harlem?
    You can check in starting at 3:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near The Melva Inn - Harlem?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Settepani (1-min walk), Il Caffe Latte (2-min walk), and BLVD Bistro (3-min walk).
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by The Melva Inn - Harlem?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available.

Recent reviews

Good 7.2 From 63 reviews

Very good 8.0
Quick Trip to NYC
I am not a traveler who requires a lot of attention. If you don't mind being on your own, then the Melva is good for you. The managers responded to emails very quickly. It's located in a very quiet area of Harlem. It is walking distance from two subways stations (116, 125). It is also walking distance to Central Park, the Apollo Theater and Sylvia's restaurant.
Montrice, us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
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
Exceptional 10.0
My stay
The room was small but very comfortable quite easy walk to125th
Verita, us2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
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, us3 night family trip
Good 6.0
If you need a place to lay your head that is all it is good for. if you are to pay oer $200.00 you might as well choose something better.. bring your own towels if you plan to stay longer than 2 days.
as2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
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
Very good 8.0
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
Fair 4.0
Will not be returning here.
The room i was in had ants on the foot rails, comforter and pillows. It’s was a little cold so i used the heater they provide. They had to change my room. The next room was clear of ants and bigger as well as clean.
usBusiness trip
Good 6.0
Ah h-LL no.
Not clean enough, and I have low standards. No wi-fi or cable. Poor communication as far as accessing the room. (Was told the key would be on the second floor. Disturbed another guest, thinking it might be the proprietor. Finally figured out the room was on the third floor). I contacted the proprietor a week before sending this review, and received no response.
Dennis, usBusiness trip
Exceptional 10.0
No frills, the most essential things to me were present. Clean. Met all my expectations for a low-price accommodation in Manhattan.
sg2 night business trip

The Melva Inn - Harlem, New York, United States of America

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