Luxury Boutique Hotel, The Umbrella, Is Open For Business

Beautifully appointed lobby with high-end finishings.

Melrose—and The Bronx—just added its second luxury boutique hotel as The Umbrella opened officially on Wednesday and Welcome2TheBronx was on site for the official tour of this finished gem.

From the moment you walk into the hotel, you immediately notice it is a very special and unlike The Opera House Hotel where its luxury finishes and decor are more traditional, The Umbrella Hotel went for a sleek, modern look.

The lobby is simply beautiful with its designs yet very simple and the rooms are also pretty special as well. When you walk throughout the property you know that the developer took extra care to make this a special place where folks will be happy to return to.



The management of The Umbrella Hotel are also happy to be working with The Opera House Hotel as they will be sending folks over when The Opera House has no vacancies which seems to happen quite often so it’s great to see two businesses working with each other.

Rates for all rooms at The Umbrella are slightly less than The Opera House Hotel and are $129 plus applicable taxes (rates are subject to change during peak seasons and special events).

Residents of Melrose were very excited. One particular couple said they are going to book a night at the hotel, “just because” and they loved the fact that there is lodging in the area for their family that is not only of quality and luxury design but affordable as well.

The Umbrella Hotel is ready to serve your lodging needs.
The Umbrella Hotel is ready to serve your lodging needs.

There are plans to add a rooftop lounge, however, that is not complete as of this time.

Another great thing about the hotel is that they are committed to hiring locally from the neighborhood and The Bronx so already they are being good neighbors by providing jobs to our residents.

The Umbrella Hotel is the 3rd newest to open in The Bronx as The Marriott at the Hutch Metro Center opened several months ago and just had a ribbon cutting ceremony this past Wednesday just as The Umbrella opened its doors.

Currently under construction in Mott Haven are two hotels: a Comfort Inn on 3rd Avenue and The Major Deegan Expressway and a Holiday Inn Express at Exterior Street just 1 block south of 149th Street.

To book a room at the 7 story, 56 room Umbrella Hotel you can call them at 718-924-2100 or visit their website.


Umbrella is located at 681 Elton Avenue at 153rd Street and is just 4 short blocks and a five minute walk to the 2/5 subway line at 3rd Avenue and 149th Street Station offering convenient access to both the East and West sides of Manhattan, Harlem all within just 15-20 minutes depending on your destination.

Guests can also enjoy the local flavor of our borough with the many restaurants throughout Melrose and Mott Haven and not to mention taking quick trips to Arthur Avenue, the REAL Little Italy, City Island and other areas for great local food.

By staying in the area you get the best of both worlds: quick access to touristy Manhattan if that’s what you’re looking for or staying local and taking in the sights in our borough that’s still the REAL New York and hasn’t yet lost its flavor.

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Ed García Conde

Ed García Conde is a life-long Bronxite who spends his time documenting the people, places, and things that make the borough a special place in the hopes of dispelling the negative stereotypes associated with The Bronx. His writings are often cited by mainstream media and is often consulted for his expertise on the borough's rich history.