Finding a hotel in New York is always a challenge. How big is the room. Is it in a good location. Is is less than a million dollars....etc etc.
The husband and I were planning a weekend trip to NYC and the hotel we usually stay at was way too expensive. I had read good reviews on yelp and tripadvisor about The Jewel and decided to give it a shot.
The Jewel is in a GREAT location. Right across the street from Rockefeller Plaza (duh - you can assume this from the name), access to tons of subways, duane reade right next store AND The Halal Guys are super close by for your late night street meat cravings.
There is no Doorman (which is fine - we don't need one) and the front desk basically consists of 2 computers. Everyone at the "front desk" was super friendly and answered any questions we had.
The room - it was fine. It was pretty small but pretty much all NYC rooms are. The shower was teeny tiny and the water pressure was pretty minimal but it got the job done. The bed was not very comfortable. It was 2 twins pushed together so you have that hard bar in the middle which is no good for cuddling. They had tons of outlets all around the room so thats great for my tech friendly family.
The things I loved - FREE WATER. I know this sounds silly but it got me very excited. On every floor there was a water machine with free sealed water bottles. Great idea. I drink so much water and I loved not having to shell out money for water bottles all over the city. There was also a lounge on the 2nd floor with free coffee all day. Oh...and wifi was free as well.
All in all it was a fine stay. We loved the location and the rate for the hotel was pretty good. It didn't really wow me but the price was right and FREE WATER.
- 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