The Jewel was part of our first visit to New York for my wife's birthday. Our stay was just before Sandy struck. The hotel's location is just unbeatable, right around the corner from all the shopping on 5th Ave, just opposite the Rockefeller Centre, and a short walk to Times Square and Central Park. 51st Street was in our opinion a relatively quiet street and so it was nice to come home to at the end of a long day. The amenities are great including free wifi and water and the lounge a few doors down was a nice retreat. We have already booked our return trip. Thoroughly recommended!