The Surrey

20 East 76th Street, New York City, New York, United States, 10021

Price from: £144

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By Shandana A. Durrani, your New York City expert

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#25 of 80
expert-rated hotels in New York City
Expert overall rating:4.3 out of 5
Location:
2.8
2.8
Bedrooms:
4.2
4.2
Eating/drinking:
4.8
4.8
Public areas:
3.5
3.5
Leisure facilities:
3.9
3.9
Service:
4.3
4.3
Value for money:
3
3.0
Recommended for:
Couples, Honeymooners, Mature travellers, Chilling out, Design and architecture, Romance

Best for Escapists - Expert review of The Surrey

Upper East Side opulence at its finest.

The Upper East Side is my least favorite neighborhood in all of New York City. It tends to be too stuffy and boring for me. But then I discover a gem like The Surrey hotel, which alters my perception of the neighborhood. Once a home away from home for Hollywood icons such as Bette Davis and Claudette Colbert, the hotel has it all: beautiful rooms, impeccable service and great dining. And it's far from the maddening tourist throngs that plague much of the city. 

Location: 

On a quiet, tree-lined stretch of the Upper East Side. You won't find much nightlife here but you'll certainly be able to get a good night's sleep.

Bedrooms: 

The rooms, AKA salons, are elegantly appointed in whites and muted grays with Duxiana beds, Pratesi linens, beautifully decorated wardrobes, plush carpets and brocade pillows. Some salons have terraces and fireplaces. The suites have living areas, terraces, marble soaking tubs, terraces and cozy kitchens.

The penthouse suite has a small foyer, larger kitchen, marble fireplace, a retractable screen for movie viewing and a wraparound terrace with stunning views of Central Park. Check out the private garden that only you are allowed access to. Pets get to sleep on their own Lauren Rottet–designed pet bed.

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Public areas: 

The marble lobby is elegant but not sterile with a gray chaise, white orchids and candles lining a wall.

Eating and drinking: 

World-renowned chef Daniel Boulud operates the Michelin-starred Café Boulud. Boulud is a virtuoso when it comes to modern French cuisine. Even if you don't stay at the hotel, you have to dine here. Bar Pleiades is an Art Deco bar and part of the Boulud empire. 

Leisure facilities: 

The Surrey Spa is, like the rest of the property, truly elegant, an oasis in the city. Head here for fabulous customized treatments.

Service: 

Service is beyond impeccable. I truly loved the warm welcome. Porters are always on hand to help.

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Who stays there: 

Couples, mature travelers, honeymooners. 

Price advice: 

The hotel runs various promotions throughout the year.

Pros: 
Elegant rooms
On a quiet tree-lined street
Cons: 
Price
Far away from the action

More information on The Surrey:

Price from:
£144
Type:
Hotel
Address:
20 East 76th Street, New York City, New York, United States, 10021
Amenities:
Business Centre, Fitness Centre, High-Speed Internet, Parking, Pets Allowed, Restaurant, Room Service
Neighbourhood:
Upper East Side

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