We selected this hotel to be close to the tree lighting at Rockefeller Center (which was the reason for our NYC trip) and ended up having a wonderful stay! The location couldn't be better. From our window we could see Radio City Music Hall to the right and St. Patrick Cathedral to the left. Although we couldn't actually see the tree from our window, the sidewalk leading to it was just right out the front door of the hotel.
Bill's Burgers just across the street has wonderful food and is open late. There is a full service pharmacy/drugstore (Walgreens inside, but a different name on the facade) just a few doors down.
From there we were able to easily visit MoMA which is only two blocks away. We were in walking distance to Central Park, Times Square, and the Theater District - no more than about a 10-15 min walk.
Our room was perfect for what we needed. Room 709. Clean and fresh. We had a room with a kitchenette which included a microwave and small fridge as well as a coffee maker. The room was small but well designed and so it didn't feel cramped at all. We always carry a small portable sound machine for sleep and with that, we never were awakened by any street noise. The hotel also has sound machines to borrow if you don't normally carry one. The free wifi and the free bottled water stations were a great find! The ironing boards and irons are kept in a closet in the hallway by the bottled water station on each floor. They were always available and in great condition. I liked the fact that you had to use your room key for the elevator to allow you to get to your floor.
Check in and Check out ladies were friendly. Had room service our first night since we got in late and didn't know yet what was around. They were timely and the food was good. Reasonably priced. The staff was helpful with activity suggestions and directions. They have discounts on various attractions that are nearby (we used the Top of the Rock discount card for $2 off each admission). They also have options for early check in and late check out options for an additional fee.
We had a wonderful stay at this hotel for our first NYC trip and will definitely be back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Property Description: 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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- The Jewel Facing Rockefeller Hotel New York City