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The Jewel facing Rockefeller Center
Ranked #114 of 467 Hotels in New York City
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 12 August 2012

if you are looking for a place to stay in Manhattan which is close to everything. Well this is your place.

You are one block from 5 ave where all the shopping is located. About 5 blocks from time square and right across the road from rockafella centre.

We had a superior room which was a nice size for a couple. The bed are very comfy and the shower and toilet were nice and clean. you had access to free water and what i liked the most is there was free laundry serve which was fantastic.

The staff were all so friendly and would go out of your way to help you if you needed it. The only fault i had was the air-con in the room was very loud if you had it on of a night time, which we did because it was very hot. beside that, i cant fault this Hotel and we will be staying here again.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 August 2012

The central location speaks for itself. The price, for this location, was excellent. The room was not huge: it was long, but narrow. But the decent length and the tasteful furnishings removed any feeling of smallness. It was really a very pleasant space to live in for a few days, and that's with a toddler running around every which way. We needed a replacement coffee pot and the staff were friendly, helpful, and quick in getting it. This hotel joins my short list of places I prefer to stay at when in NYC.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 2 August 2012

Very small, but neat and clean. We just stayed overnight and had 1 small bag. I can't imagine where one would put anything if they were staying for a week. The bed was comfortable and our room was fairly quiet. The location was perfect. I would stay there again!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed 2 August 2012

I spent 3 days at The Jewel with my 6-year-old niece and 12-year-old nephew. The location couldn't be more convenient for my young visitors' first NYC trip. I followed Tripadvisor reviewer advise and paid a little extra for a front-facing room. When I arrived, I asked for either a corner room or one of the 11th floor rooms with a balcony. We stayed in room 602, which had a view across 51st to Rockefeller Center and a view of Radio City Music Hall down 51st looking west. The bathroom and room were pristinely clean. The king size bed and pillows were super comfortable. Some reveiwers mentioned street noise, but we didn't hear a thing on the 6th floor. As a matter of fact, the AC unit was much quieter than the past several hotels I've stayed in. And the thermostat is conveniently located above the nightstand. The room had an iHome clock/radio/iPod player/charger. There were numerous convenient outlets. We were also offered the 11th floor room, but opted for the corner room with the bigger bed. Each floor has a filtered water dispenser with to-go water bottles. Free wifi throughout. The 2nd floor lounge has a gas fireplace, newspapers, keurig coffee (with milk and half and half in the morning), and two PCs with a printer. The staff was super nice and really helped me select the right room. We arrived right at 2:00 for check in because I read so many reviews that cautioned against late check in. Probably good advice. They also have a pad of full color city maps that show street names, public transportation routes, etc. I would simply tear off the section we needed for each part of our day. There are plenty of places to get reasonably priced meals in the area, too. I booked through Priceline because I could not get the Jewel's own reservation system to work. I think the prices were the same (~$260/night). I will defnitely go back.

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed 2 August 2012

I was in town for a week for a work conference and ended up staying at The Jewel due to a great price on Travelocity. The location was amazing - Central to many midtown sights (Rock Center, Radio City Music Hall, Times Square, Central Park, Hell's Kitchen etc...). The hotel was modern and clean with extremely friendly service at the front desk. It was a happy surprise for my first visit to NYC and I highly recommend it.

Room Tip: The air conditioner - like many hotels was VERY loud. Through trial and error I found that I could...
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 1 August 2012

We only had an overnight stay in Manhattan, on our way to Florida.
We chose this hotel because we wanted a central location. We had a standard room with a view of St. Patrick's cathedral. The room was very nice, clean and well presented. It was quite small but adequate for our overnight stay. We found the staff friendly and helpful.
We grabbed breakfast at City 75, a few steps away, which was very good and great value.
We would definately stay at this hotel again, possibly upgrading to a room slightly bigger with a balcony.

Room Tip: There are a few rooms with a balcony - we requested one but there were none available.
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Reviewed 31 July 2012

Just stayed their last weekend, the hotel really close to radio city,on the corner. Is just 5 th avenue, very friendly staff, we came really early around 9 am, they have a 2nd floor where you can stay while waiting for your rm, they have coffee and Internet ,& for a$35 fee you can actually do an early check in which we did since we were really tired. The room was clean, small but then it's new York, overall I will come back & stay here again .The reason I'm giving this a 4 star not a 5 because something wrong with our TV which they fixed, and you could hear the loud knock from housekeeping on the other room.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Jewel facing Rockefeller Center
Address: 11 West 51 Street, New York City, NY 10019-6994
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Region: United States > New York > New York City > Midtown , Manhattan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#73 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#92 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#100 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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