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The Jewel Facing Rockefeller Center

11 West 51st Street | New York City, NY 10019 [See Map]
#68 in Best New York City Hotels
Hotel Class 4.0-star Critic Rating N/A Guest Rating
Property Type Boutique hotel with 135 rooms, 14 floors
Primary View(s) City center
Style Modern
Best For Business travelers, Couples
AMENITIES Room Service, Internet Access, Business Center See all amenities

U.S. News Review

Some people visit New York City for the shopping, some for the dining and others yet for the museums. But for those who reserve their Big Apple trips for the Radio City Rockettes and a spin around the ice rink at Rockefeller Center, The Jewel is a real gem. Overlooking the iconic plaza, The Jewel is beloved among recent guests for its convenient, central location with near-immediate access to the Theater District, Times Square and many more of the city's top attractions. When you do retreat to your room you'll find free high-speed Internet access, iPod docking stations and floor-to-ceiling glass windows with views of Rockefeller Center or St. Patrick's Cathedral (in most of the rooms). Guests praise the plentiful on-site amenities like free bottled water on each floor, a fitness center and a seventh-floor restaurant at the affiliated private business club, The Terrace Club. (Meals at the Club's dining venue are 20 percent off for hotel guests.)

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Critic Reviews

Oyster.com

“Service is limited, so this property is best suited for self-sufficient guests.”

Lonely Planet

“This Midtown Manhattan hotel is across from Rockefeller Center and NBC Studios.”

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor.com. A total of 652 guests have reviewed the The Jewel Facing Rockefeller Center, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

Guest Ratings: 4.5 (based on 652 reviews)

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Amenities

  • Room Service
  • Internet Access
  • Business Center
  • Dining

Location & Parking

Perhaps the whole point of The Jewel facing Rockefeller Center is its location, as the name suggests. The property is within walking distance of other popular tourist sights (besides Rockefeller Center), including Radio City Music Hall, the Museum of Modern Art and Saks Fifth Avenue. Times Square is a few blocks west.

  • Most subway lines are accessible from the hotel's central location in midtown Manhattan
  • Eight blocks south of Central Park
  • The hotel does not offer valet parking, but guests are welcome to park in a nearby lot; note that there are no in and out privileges
  • 24-hour valet parking
  • 24-hour self-parking ($35)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach
  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping

Guest Rooms

Straightforward and functional rooms cater to the business traveler with custom designed workstations and free Wi-Fi. Many rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows (some rooms have terraces) with views worthy of its namesake location while other rooms face St. Patrick's Cathedral. Striped bedspreads add some zest to otherwise non-descript rooms (white walls, light colored wood accents).

  • Flat-screen LCD TV, alarm clock with iPod docking station, coffee/tea maker
  • Some rooms have kitchenettes, great for extended stays, though there are no major grocery stores within walking distance

Standard room size:

225 square feet
  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Dining

The Jewel's only on-site option is in-room dining provided by local restaurants that deliver to the hotel. However, guests are granted access to the Terrace Club, a private business club two doors down from the hotel. The Terrace Club, which serves modern American cuisine, is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner; it also hosts a full bar.

  • Guests of the Jewel get a 20 percent discount at the Terrace Club

Number of restaurants:

0

Cuisine types:

American
  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast

Pool

Spa

Kids

The Jewel's no-frills approach to service means any family staying here will likely have to take rooms as they come, and be fairly self sufficient. Still, this might be a good option for small families with older children, if only for the central location. High chairs and cribs are available

  • The Lego Store and the American Girl Place are right around the corner; Times Square and FAO Schwartz are also nearby
  • Kids club
  • Cribs
  • High chairs

Fitness

The Jewel has a tiny (375-square-foot) fitness center that features two elliptical machines, two stationary bikes, a weight resistance machine, free weights, medicine balls and a balance ball. Towels and complimentary bottled water are provided.

  • The Jewel has maps for runners with suggested routes
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles
  • Tennis
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats
  • Motor boats

Business

In addition to the comfortable workspaces with ergonomic chairs in each guest room, the hotel offers free use of computer and iPads for guests. There is one small Board Room in the hotel itself (accommodating up to 26 guests), but most functions occur two doors down in Club Quarters at the private business lounge and restaurant, the Terrace Club. The Board Room is equipped with telecommunication and audiovisual equipment for any presentation needs.

  • Terrace Club is an indoor/outdoor venue that can accommodate 110 people indoor only or 139 indoor/outdoor
  • Meetings and Events planner on hand to assist with details

Number of meeting rooms:

2
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available

Pets

Golf

Wedding

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The Jewel Facing Rockefeller Center

11 West 51st Street | New York City, NY 10019 [See Full Map]