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The Jewel facing Rockefeller Center
Ranked #90 of 469 Hotels in New York City
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

Lets start with what it hasn't got. No bar, no breakfast, not many staff, general lack of bolt on services. On the positive front it is so well located opposite the Rockefeller centre which offers food and services lacking in the pricey but very average hotel. The things that are missing cant earn more than an average rating.

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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed April 6, 2013

Great new hotel. Perfect location. Couldn't be a better combination. Thoughtfully laid out rooms and bathroom with lots of natural light. Live the nice touch of water bottle stations on each floor. Highly recommend this hotel.

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Reviewed April 3, 2013

This is one of the best hotels we've stayed at in NYC! The location is unbelievable - on 51st Street at Rockefeller Center, 1/2 block from Fifth Avenue - right in the heart of everything! The Jewel is extremely well designed and very functional. Queen size comfortable bed, very clean room, large desk, walk-in shower - every detail well thought out. We asked for a refrigerator for our room and one was brought up to us right away at no charge. Parking was a couple of blocks away and at a discounted rate. There is a "living room" on 2nd floor of hotel with fresh coffees and newspapers; also ice and snack machines on 5th floor along with small ample fitness center and washer/dryer. No frills check-in - very efficient with just one person in the small lobby to check guests in. Check-out was a breeze, too. We loved the neighborhood with a great deli a few doors up toward Fifth Avenue and other restaurants close by. There wasn't a thing we didn't like about the Jewel - this was a real find!

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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 3, 2013

What a fantastic place to end a long day of walking around NYC. Right in front of NBC studios if you are able to drag yourself out of bed to be on the Today show. Right in the middle of hte action: FAO, Bloomingdales, Times Sq, Broadway. It's a trek to the south to see the Statue of Liberty but that's why you brin g your sneakers.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 3, 2013

I especially liked the living room - a great space for reading the newspaper, drinking cappuchinos and relaxing. The lobby feels like an apple store - just a staffer with a laptop - but the living room makes up for it. The workout room was fine - better than the typical tiny work out room but not as nice as a real gym. Location is great. Room was nice - comfortable bed. There was work on the street all night, so it wasn't quiet as promised.

Stayed: March 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

Spent two nights here in March fo business. Sought a chang of pace so decided here instead of hilto down the street. In hindsight, I should have stayed at hilton for business travel BUT the next time in NYC for leisure/personal, I'll definitiely look into staying here. The location is excellent and the construction/decor is contemporary and chic. A hipster's paradise. The check in area is busy because its small but the staff are friendly, fast and eager to assist.

Rooms were clean and the bed was comfortable. So quiet at night, it was easy to forget Rock Centre wa right across the street.

For business, the more established brands. But for a quick two/three day stay, I'm looking into the Jewel.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 27, 2013 via mobile

I am nearing the end of my stay at The Jewel. It has exceeded my expectations in many ways. The room is not as small as I imagined it to be. Rooms are clean, and the location is really central. The staff are also really helpful and friendly. I'd definitely stay at The Jewel again.

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Address: 11 West 51 Street, New York City, NY 10019-6994
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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 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#74 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#99 Family Hotel in New York City
#117 Business Hotel in New York City
Price Range: $130 - $532 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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