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“Great hotel for a first time visit to NYC!” 4 of 5 stars
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The Jewel Facing Rockefeller Center
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   11 West 51 Street, New York City, NY 10019 (Midtown)   |  
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Ranked #105 of 461 Hotels in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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“Great hotel for a first time visit to NYC!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

It was our honeymoon and our first trip to NYC. I'm so glad we booked this hotel! It's new, clean, modern, and, although the rooms are tiny, there was plenty of room to store our belongings. Loved the free bottled water. Loved the location. It's central to the heart of the city. We were able to walk to Times Square and Central Park.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

Location is central and lots happening outside your front door. I can't recommended this hotel highly enough. Great staff, service and facilities. Close to fifth ave, Rockefeller centre and radio city. Look fwd to returning, I wouldn't stay any where else. Clean, comfortable and modern.

Stayed August 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

This property is in a great location near Rockefeller plaza and radio city music hall. The room I had was significantly large than the typical NYC hotel room and spotless. The bathroom was new, fairly large and well appointed. There was a microwave and refrigerator in the room as well. The bed was ok but a bit harder than I am use to. The climate controls were new and worked well - something you don't see often in many NYC hotels. There is a restaurant upstairs and we ate breakfast there - nothing really special. The only thing I missed is a large hotel lobby to lounge in and await your teammates in - their "lobby" is really just an extra wide hall way with cubby holes for hotel check in staff. All in all a nice experience.

Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We checked in early with no problems very quickly. The room is a bit narrow. There were two adults and a teenager, so we booked a superior room with pullout chair. The sleeper chair had to be turned in front of desk to allow walking space. Not much of a big deal since we just slept there. The bed and pillows were comfortable. The noise from the street was very minimal on the 11th floor(15 story hotel). Heard no noise from other rooms. The wifi was very good and free. The water dispenser was nice, we loaded up before each outing. The bathroom and shower was good sized. The elevator operation was secured by room key. We ate breakfast at the Club Quarters twice, it was very good and reasonable with a good view too. Now for the location-perfect! We could catch the subway to anywhere from multiple stations within two blocks. There were plenty of restaurants within a block. 5th ave shopping right around the corner. Broadway shows 10-20 minute walks. Great place for a couple. We checked out a suite and that would be great for two couples or family of 5. Cab ride from LGA 35 minutes with tip $50. We used limo service hotel sets up back to LGA and it was $60 cash inc tip.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Im confused as to how this hotel has such great reviews. The bedding, carpet and curtains feel very old, dusty and dirty. I don't even want to touch the comforter. The water pressure in the shower is so low i don't think ill be able to rinse the shampoo out of my hair. I see raisins on the floor of our room. The fan / ac keep shutting off which is very annoying because there is construction going on literally outside the front door if the hotel. Its 2 am and I've given up on getting any sleep tonight. DONT stay here.

Stayed July 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Location is great since it's close to 5th Ave, Madison Ave, Rockefeller Plaza, Central Park. You can walk to any of these places in few minutes. The room has a good size, lots of outlet to charge your devices, bathroom is small but equipped. Free distiller water all the time & free wifi

Stayed July 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Had a great stay at the Jewel. Super friendly and energetic front desk staff. Keep it up.

- Convenient location
- The hotel is a 2 min walk from Rockefeller Center
- 15 min walk from Times Square
- 20 min walk from Central Park & Grand Central station
- hotel doesnt have attached parking but has partnered with icon parking 2 blocks away - For $35 a night, the parking is a good deal in Manhattan. No in and out privileges.
- You can unload your luggage at the hotel (get an Unloading dashboard sign from the hotel) and then proceed to the parking garage to leave your car.
- Room is clean and neat
- rooms are certainly a little on the smaller side - but well laid out so that the compactness doesnt impact you.
- good restaurants near by
- water is available through a distilled water system.

Great stay for our visit of new york.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Jewel Facing Rockefeller Center

Address: 11 West 51 Street, New York City, NY 10019
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Location: United States > New York > New York City > Midtown , Manhattan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#72 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#78 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#94 Family Hotel in New York City
#120 Business Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Jewel Facing Rockefeller Center 4*
Number of rooms: 135
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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