Stayed at the Jewel from October 6 – 14. The rooms are fairly small, just enough room for two big suitcases. The room has an iPod dock, a microwave and a small fridge. The hair dryer was nice but it kept on overheating and stopped working until it cooled down a bit. The bed was really comfortable and there was a digital control for the A/C right beside the bed so you didn’t have to get up in the middle of the night to adjust the temperature in the room.
We had a room on the 15th floor (there are only 15 floors in this hotel) overlooking 51st Street with a view of Rockefeller Centre and a St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The view was nice, however, you can hear pretty much everything going on street level. You can hear the crowd lined up next door at the bar, you can hear construction machinery on the street (sidewalks are currently being repaired on 51st St) and there was one night when they were clearing out planters at Rockefeller Centre at 3am, and you can hear the machinery working on that too. I can also hear the elevators going all night from inside the room.
The water pressure on our floor was also very low. There are water bottle stations at each floor (except the 15th floor, where you have to go down to the 14th floor to get water), but it took forever to fill-up a bottle on the 14th floor. I would recommend going down to the 5th floor if you want to fill up multiple bottles.
Check in and check out were a breeze and the staff are all very friendly and helpful. The location was awesome, close to everything and the crowds aren’t as crazy compared to Times Square area hotels. It was also nice that you don’t have to wait forever for an elevator to go to your room. Overall, I was satisfied with our stay and would probably stay again if there are no better deals at other hotels in the area.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The Jewel Facing Rockefeller Hotel New York City