I come to NY about once a year and this hotel is ideal for anyone who's semi familiar with the city. I wouldn't rec'd for first time visitors since there's not much staff to assist you if you need help. The front desk is staffed by one or two young woman at a time, and while they were nice, I suspect some first time visitors might want a little more customer service.
What I love about this hotel is that it has everything you need for a comfortable stay in NY. The rooms are large by NY standards (people who are complaining about the "small" rooms have obviously never spent much time in NY hotel rooms). My room had an empty fridge, microwave, and coffee machine. There was a desk with convenient plugs for my laptop, phone etc. The free water is a huge plus, I'm constantly looking for water when I travel and it's incredibly convenient to be able to walk out of my room and fill up a bottle of water.
The location is both a plus and a minus. It's located facing Rockefeller Center (I know, go figure) and a block away from St. Patrick's Cathedral. In other words, smack in midtown. While I know most people find this convenient, I actually prefer to stay a little further downtown to avoid the tourist crush. I kept accidentally wandering into Times Square, which I hate, but I guess most people who visit NY want to be close to 5th Ave and Times Square.
Be aware that while I stayed in the main tower, there are also apparently rooms at the Club Quarters 2 doors down. I have no idea what the rooms are like in that tower.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Jewel Facing Rockefeller Center is a full service hotel with 135 rooms located opposite Rockefeller Center, steps away from the famous skating rink, Christmas tree, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Saks Fifth Avenue, Museum of Modern Art and Radio City Music Hall. Minutes from world class shopping, restaurants and entertainment. The Jewel Facing Rockefeller Center is the best value hotel based on quality and the prime location. The Jewel Facing Rockefeller Center provides:• Safe, restricted entry• Instant registration and check out• Free high speed internet access throughout the hotel• Nearby restaurant • Multi-menu in room dining options (through onsite restaurant and many local restaurants)• Refrigerator and microwave available• Unlimited complimentary chilled purified bottled water • 3 meeting and event rooms available nearby (maximum reception style 55 people)• Free use of computer/printer • Ergonomic workstations• State of the art guest rooms with premium bedding• Contemporary furnishings• Flat panel HD TVs• Complimentary coffee and tea• 24 hour guest service desk • Fitness room • Exercise equipment delivered to guest room upon request • Value rates ... more less
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