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The Jewel facing Rockefeller Center
Ranked #119 of 467 Hotels in New York City
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Apex, North Carolina
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Amazing!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2013

The Jewel has become my mom and my's go to hotel when traveling to NYC. It is in a great location. Very convenient for shopping and seeing the Christmas tree. I can't say enough good things about the staff. They always have a smile on their face and are always so willing to help.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
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Orlando, Florida
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16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2013

What a wonderful hotel, I wish I had discovered this place before now! We visit NYC 3 or 4 times a year and we will definitely be returning to this hotel!

We had delays in air travel and had to run to the hotel or we would have missed a show. The front desk was super helpful! She checked us in in under 2 minutes and sent us on our way. The room was wonderful and much larger than most hotels in the city (still small compared to other cities but big for NYC).

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Antwerp, Belgium
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257 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2013

Although you think the entrance is that to an apartment block and is very small there is always someone at reception who are friendly and knowledgable. The rooms are more than adequate in size and comfort and the rates we got were more than reasonable considering the hotel's most fantastic location.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank alex h
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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43 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2013

This wasn't a BAD hotel just no amenities . No hotel bar . I was a little upset when checking in that the lobby is the size of my bathroom at my home .
The room itself nice and clean . The bathroom is SMALL but it's still nice. The shower is a joke but hey it's NYC . The mattress is HARD. Lots of sleepless nights and disappointed no restaurant/ bar to walk down to to solve the sleepless nights .
I must say the front desk ladies were so wonderful and SO friendly !!! These girls were the only plus to the hotel .
Location is were this hotel totally wins ! I walked to Rockefeller center w in minutes also a great restaurant across the street Del Friscos and Rulhmans although VERY expensive to grab a drink .
When I return in dec. I'm booking The Plaza for a few extra 100 bucks I'd rather be wowed and pay extra.....

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank NicoleLea
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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2013

The Jewel sits in a perfect spot for walking around NY city ! But be aware it is NOT a traditional hotel! No downstairs lobby no Concierge just a small area with one person to help you with computerized checking ... Rooms are nice with small refrigerator and ours had a microwave which we never used ... Bathroom was very clean and had a shelf which always helps Gym was small and dark - all in all a good hotel if you aren't looking for amenities - we'd use it again for its location...

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank words4beth
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Coto de Caza
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54 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2013 via mobile

My husband booked this on Priceline and I was a bit hesitant but after a little delay with the check-in, I was pleasantly surprised with the accommodations. Hotel is clean, very quiet, great midtown location and nicely appointed. The room and bathroom is on the small size but it is efficiently designed and includes great amenities, e.g. 2 flat screens, iPhone docs, free self serve laundry, filtered water on every floor, sink and fridge (stayed in suite) and a small fitness room. Stayed here with two kids and would stay again.

Stayed November 2013
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AZ
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502 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 324 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2013

There are some great things and some terrible things about this hotel. The location is amazing: right across 51st from Rockefeller Center, so central to everything. The street is surprisingly quiet, so we didn't hear traffic even though we were on a lower floor. There is free wifi and free bottled water (if you stand out in the hall and fill the bottles yourself, which is just weird.) There is a closet and a desk, which many small boutique hotels have, but no safe, which you really need in a NY hotel. There is coffee but no minibar, so no stashing your leftovers. The staff is competent but not great and there is no concierge.
This is really not an independent boutique anymore but just a part of the Club Quarters down the block. So it's cheap in lots of ways: They have the worst beds I've ever seen! Instead of a king we got two short twins pushed together, so you could clearly feel the seam. And the bed was much shorter than an actual king. The duvet was covered with some cheap slippery fabric so it slid of the bed multiple times every night. Poor towels, and we had to ask for amenities like a shower cap as there were none in the room. Worst of all, the water for the entire building was off for two hours during one day, so no going to the bathroom! So, weirdly, I gave it a three, when it really deserves 5 for location, 4 for value, and 2 for comfort!

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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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:
#74 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#93 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#101 Family Hotel in New York City
#121 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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