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3.5 / 5Good
68 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • Air Conditioning


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Columbia University
    14 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Metropolitan Museum of Art
    3 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Lincoln Center
    6 min drive
  • Airport
    New York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia)
    10 min drive

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  • Standard Double Room, Ensuite (James Baldwin)

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Standard Triple Room, Ensuite, Garden View (Maya Angelou Room)

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Double Beds
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  • Standard Double Room, Private Bathroom, Garden View (Zora Neale Hurston)

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Double Bed and 1 Double Trundle Bed
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  • Standard Quadruple Room, Ensuite (Langston Hughes Room)

    Room Amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 5
    • 2 Double Beds
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About this area

New York

Located in New York's Harlem neighborhood, The Melva Inn - Harlem is in the city center and near a metro station. 5th Avenue and Times Square are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's popular attractions can visit Central Park Zoo and Bronx Zoo. Consider St. James Theatre for a night out, and don't miss Chelsea Piers, a top local attraction. Our guests appreciate the bed & breakfast's quiet location.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Central Park - 11 min walk
  • Columbia University - 14 min walk
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art - 3 min drive
  • Lincoln Center - 6 min drive
  • Columbus Circle - 6 min drive

Getting around

  • 116 St. Station (Malcolm X Blvd.) Station - 5 min walk
  • New York Harlem 125th St. Station - 10 min walk
  • New York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia) - 16 min drive

About this property

The Melva Inn - Harlem

New York bed & breakfast in Harlem, near Central Park
Free self parking and free WiFi in public areas are available at this smoke-free bed & breakfast. All 5 rooms offer free WiFi, sofa beds, and TVs with cable channels.
The Melva Inn - Harlem offers 5 accommodations with air conditioning. Accommodations are furnished with twin sofa beds. Cable television is provided.
Bathrooms include showers. This New York bed & breakfast provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi, Wired Internet (surcharge)
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

Free self parking
Limited parking spaces
Roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)

Family friendly

Sofa bed

Guest services

Housekeeping (limited)
Luggage storage

Languages spoken



Smoke-free property

Room amenities


Air conditioning
Sofa bed




Cable channels



Check-in available 24 hours
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

  • Children 9 and younger are not allowed at this property. All guests older than 9 are welcome.

Property payment types


Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for in-room wired Internet: USD 0 per night (rates may vary)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

We should mention

Children 9 years old and younger are not permitted at this property.

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5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

I liked the neighborhood - safe, clean, residential with shops and places to eat. Great diversity. I liked staying in a brownstone instead of a hotel for s more authentic NYC experience

Stayed 8 nights in Aug 2019


  • Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Stay somewhere else! Door handle was broken. Room was tiny and the size of a shoebox. There’s literally no staff on site and no daily cleaning. Just don’t stay here. The bathroom is the size of your tiny tiny shoe closet. Thank god im only 5 ft 9 and 155 lbs. anyone quite larger than that will have a hard time getting in and out of the “bathroom”.

Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2019


  • Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities


Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2019


  • Liked: Staff & service
  • Disliked: Cleanliness

For the length of our stay, the space available in the room was enough for two in our case. We lived like a true new-yorker for the duration of our stay. Inn keeper was always available and provided follow-ups for check-ins and check-outs. The location is also fantastic with an easy access to most public transports. However, we found that the room was not as clean as we had expected. We noticed hairs from previous visitors still left inside the shower (which glue to our brought soap), had to kill inserts in the bathroom and found different red stains on the draperies. My girlfriend also got stung with a sewing needle left on the floor, right in the toe.

Stayed 5 nights in Aug 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Watch your email for entry codes. Stairs are a bit rickety, but the place is clean comfortable and convenient for metro, Great little bar and restaurant just across the road.

Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2019

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